MLB: 2018 - 2019 General Baseball Off Season Thread

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  1. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Didn't see a thread for general baseball stuff so....

    Yanks traded for left handed bald eagle handler James Paxton yesterday.

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  2. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Trade gossip of the day that made me laugh out loud at the absurdity of it.

    https://yanksgoyard.com/2018/11/26/yankees-cano-ellsbury-discussed/

    Twins rumored to be interested in Sonny Gray along with several other teams. Skeptical the Twins have anything to offer that would beat out other suitors. Gray would be a good pickup for someone. He was a total washout under the pressure in NY but could be a good #2 or #3 in a lower key setting. Somebody might get a good deal here. Could even end up back in Oakland.
     
  3. cyclone101

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    What year is it?!? 2007?!? Braves are bringing back Brian McCann. One year deal for cheap so I'm fine with it, I guess. Grandal or Realmuto would've been awesome but with the Marlins reportedly wanting Acuña (LMFAO! GTFO!) in a Realmuto deal, it's not surprising we are going a different direction.


    Also signed Josh Donaldson. One year, $23 million supposedly. Seems like a lot for an injury prone guy and I was okay with Camargo as our everyday 3rd baseman; but it's also only a one year deal so if it doesn't work out, he's off the books after next season. If he does well, Camargo will have a regular utility role. Donaldson is also a great hitting mind to expose our young bats to.
     
  4. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, that is cheap for a guy who was making $17M but 2018 was not a good year for him. Still only 34 though and guy can catch.
     
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  5. cyclone101

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    I read somewhere (I forget where, maybe it's b.s.) that he turned down some more lucrative offers in order to come back to Atlanta. He's a Georgia native.
     
  6. cmjh10

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    Glad you guys got Donaldson, Cards were rumored to be in on him and I wanted nothing to do with him.
     
  7. ca4cy

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    I would have taken him with a much more incentive based contract. That seems really expensive for a guaranteed contract.

    I'm hoping the Cards can find a way to trade for Goldschmidt without giving away the farm.
     
  8. Shawker

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    Does Gray even have any suitors? His trade value couldn't possibly be lower right now. He was a complete disaster this past season.
     
  9. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Yes, maybe half dozen teams said to be sniffing around. Likely offering crap to start with because they know the Yanks want to get rid of him. The generally accepted thought is he will be fine pitching in a small market. He's not hurt or had a loss of stuff or anything.
     
  10. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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  11. JP4CY

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    Mariners might as well unload and begin rebuild because the Astros still have a fair amount of years in front of them.
     
  12. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Agree, probably a good rebuild move but gotta be tough giving up Diaz.
     
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    Segura will probably be gone too.
     
  14. BigJCy

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    Cardinals just traded for 1B Paul Goldschmidt

     
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  15. CycloneRulzzz

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    Thank god he's out of the division. D-backs also lost SP patrick Corbin
     
  16. stormchaser2014

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    Goldschmidt is a Cardinal now...****.
     
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  17. cmjh10

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    Really like that trade. Didnt give up a lot, worst is giving up Kelly IMO.
     
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  18. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member

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    Patrick Corbin got $140M from the Nationals. Might be a players market this winter. Last year was a drought year for free agents.

    Wondering what the two big dogs will get? Both are budget busters and and maybe team busters by the end of their contracts which I am expecting they want to be 10 years deals or something.
     
  19. mb7299

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    Interesting pick up McCut for the Phillies, looks like they are really going to throw money around this offseason.
     
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  20. stormchaser2014

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