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Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by throwittoblythe, Oct 31, 2019.
Retaining Jake, even if only for one year, is at least a first move in the right direction.
Some more from Star Tribune with some insight/deals.
Having thought about it more I think Jake made a good biz decision here. He might be the pitcher headliner FA in winter 2021 if he repeats this years record/stats.
I think the Twins are thrilled that Jake decided to take the QA.
2020 Baseball Hall of Fame ballot is out:
"Here’s a look at nine well-known veterans who could be dealt:"
I'm skeptical of a lot of these but it's a MLB network article and not the crazy blogger crap I see on a regular basis. Conspicuously absent is the TRADE HIM! guy from idiot Yankee amateur bloggers, Gary Sanchez.
Another off-season deadline that has consequences to all the team, 40 man rosters need to be selected by 8 p.m. Wednesday.
MLB article below notes prospects for each team for adding or risk losing via Rule 5 draft.
For my guys, the Yanks, I think a couple of guys like Bird and Adams are going to get non tendered to make room for five or six top prospects.
Okay who did your guys keep or cut?
My guys added seven prospects to the 40 man. The Yanks finally released Jacoby Ellsbury, aka the fragile Glassbury, and are eating a yuge chunk of cash owed to him. He can retire now that his money isn't jeopardized and stop pretending to rehab so the Yanks can collect insurance on him (no insurance for this last year of his contract). He's never going to play again, ain't nobody in their right mind would even give him a workout. They also DFA'd Greg Bird who spends most of his time on the IL. Saw a blogger note that he has bones made of string cheese. LOL. Also "Mr. March" for his spring training stats.
I thought this article on a Royals prospect in the Dominican league was fascinating. I kind of want to catch a game down there.
It would be a total travesty for Gary Sheffield to be voted into the Hall, imo. When he was a Brewer, he purposely played awful, just so he'd get traded. Total Bush League stuff, & behavior that completely disqualifies him from being a HOF'er. In fact, he is one of my least favorite ball players of all-time.
lol... there are plenty of reasons that Gary Sheffield isn't close to getting into the Hall and this at the top of the list. That's more like sour grapes that he got out of Milwaukee and went on to mash homers for the next 15 years.
I'd me more inclined to reference his steroid links (BALCO/Mitchell Report) and the fact he was atrocious defensively his entire career dragging down his value. Adding in the fact that he was largely disliked during his career for a litany of reasons (Milwaukee issues included) makes the case for why he hasn't even sniffed the Hall yet.
MLB article on some intriguing guys unprotected from the Rule 5 draft.
Yankee$ deciding to give a Christmas gift to Ellsbury's attorneys, doctors, and expert witnesses.
FA signing, Kyle Gibson to the Rangers for three years at $10M/yr
Reds going all-in this year. They may have a shot in the Central.
Other then Jeter I think the next most deserved candidate is Billy Wagner. Qaulity over quanity as a relief pitcher he was dominant at times.
Decent article on Sioux City native Daniel Tillo who may be in the bigs next year. Nice twitter clip of him throwing an EASY 96.
I'm not disappointed to see the Twins miss out on signing Wheeler. Especially with the money Philly paid him.
Really hope the Twins can land MadBum. He's the better fit for for them.
Saturday hot take. Despite all of the articles and speculation, the Yanks will never pay what it would take to get Cole to NY. The Scott Boras pricing and the fact it ain't California make this a non-starter IMHO since it would require insane money beyond the normal insane big star money. Yanks management has to play the game though, for appearances.
Also guessing the oft injured Strasborg will resign with Washington.
Wheeler feels like an overpay
Twins resign Michael Pineda. $10/year is pretty decent value and makes sense for both sides. He's better off staying and serving his suspension with the same team, think that will ease he transition back. Plus the division is still going to be bad and Twins can afford to wait for him to be back to 2019 level which was pretty good. As much as I think his excuse for the failed drug test was complete BS, I've always had a soft spot for him, maybe because of all of his bad luck with injuries.