***MLB Off season Thread 2019/2020***

Discussion in 'Pro Sports' started by throwittoblythe, Oct 31, 2019.

  1. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    He's had 2 failed drug tests. You'd think he'd be more careful
     
  2. BoxsterCy

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    Think maybe the two top guys looking to be unobtainable probably bumped that plus, with Boras those other two will drag into March with teams not knowing their real shot at them. Good move, maybe, to sign someone you can early and get to work on the rest of your team.

    Top tier pitching contracts are a HUGE gamble. You are a pitch away from a Tommy John or something that can blow up one of those contracts unless you've taken on some monster expensive insurance. Not sure how that's going to go after the payouts on the Ellsbury contracts. Yanks have done okay with the Tanaka contract (especially seeing what pitching is costing now) but they have been lucky with him pitching with an elbow tear for a couple of year and not opting for the Tommy John. He's been one of those pitch away from going down for 18 months guys.
     
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  3. BoxsterCy

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  4. BoxsterCy

    BoxsterCy Well-Known Member
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    SS Didi Gregorius signs one year for $14M with Phillies. Bummer, probably my favorite Yankee. No surprised, although was hoping maybe he'd be back on a one year.
     
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  5. Cy$

    Cy$ Well-Known Member

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    Gerrit cole to the yankees
     
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  6. Cy$

    Cy$ Well-Known Member

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  7. Shawker

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    That contract is insane! 9 years/$324 million for a pitcher. Oh my.
     
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  8. CloneinWDSM

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  9. cyfanatic13

    cyfanatic13 Well-Known Member

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    I chose the wrong profession
     
  10. LanningIsBakersDaddy

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    I find it hard to believe that the best players in baseball warrant that much value..... Seems like a high price
     
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  11. Cy$

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  12. CycloneDaddy

    CycloneDaddy Well-Known Member

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    I cant believe a pitcher is worth more then $1 million per start, crazy train.
     
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  13. BoxsterCy

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    #53 BoxsterCy, Dec 10, 2019
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    :eek:

    I never though the Yanks could get him to come east. He said he wasn't locked to west coast but I didn't believe him, thought it was just a Scott Boras bidding war ploy to get the max from the Angels.
     
  14. BoxsterCy

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    Same annual as Strasburg got, just for two more years. I was thinking he might go for $300M but for 7 maybe 8 years.
     
  15. CycloneRulzzz

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    Your reverse psychology worked.
     
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  16. Cyclones_R_GR8

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    It's insanity but as long as the TV money keeps rolling in they'll keep doling it out.
     
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  17. throwittoblythe

    throwittoblythe Well-Known Member

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    The breakdown of the numbers is absolutely insane. If he produces like he has been, they'll pay him something like (rough numbers):

    $1M per start
    $100k per strikeout
    $10k per pitch
     
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  18. Rural

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    And yes, people always knew the arm talent but this is all based on two seasons with the Astros.
     
  19. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

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    The $10 grand/pitch figure really shows how ridiculous this kind of money is. Yankee$ continuing to lead a small group of big market teams who are ruining baseball.
     
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  20. throwittoblythe

    throwittoblythe Well-Known Member

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    I have yet to see any of these big contracts pay off for the team. Cole is 29, so they're getting him in his prime. But really, you're getting him for 4 to 6 years and 3 to 5 throwaway years. So, in essence, they're paying him $300m+ for 4 to 6 years of service, at best.
     

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