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

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

  1. cmjh10

    cmjh10 Well-Known Member

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    Have fun with that contract in a few years.
     
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  2. Cyclones_R_GR8

    Cyclones_R_GR8 Well-Known Member
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    Yankees have been running the MLB pitcher retirement program for years now. They have signed an awful lot of guys to some massive contracts at the end of the careers.
     
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  3. Doc

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    I'm going to be so pissed if Whit Merrifield is still on the Royals at the start of the season. He's a late bloomer who keeps himself in good shape, and maybe his prime will last well into his 30s, but the team is still a couple of years away and has so many needs.
     
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  4. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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  5. CloneIce

    CloneIce Well-Known Member

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    We should only trade him if we get a great return. No rush to deal him yet.
     
  6. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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  7. Doc

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    Yeah, they should get a great return with that contract and his performance. I don’t have any data to back this up, but my general feeling is that guys who don’t have prospect pedigrees and/or are late bloomers tend to fall off a cliff sometimes.

    Plus his value goes down every day he gets closer to the end of this contract, and realistically, they’re not going to have enough pitching for a few years to compete. The Padres are reportedly interested and their minor league system is stacked.
     
  8. ISUCubswin

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    Kluber to the Rangers. Will be interesting to see how he's able to perform there.
     
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  9. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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  10. BoxsterCy

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    Top guys gone for free agent starting pitchers. Think Hyun-Jin Ryu is top for remaining arms followed by Dallas Keuchel.

    Not enough starters arms to go around. Might be seeing the dawn of the opener bullpen day era.
     
  11. Shawker

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    Rangers gave up nothing for him. Surely the Cubs could have sent them a bag of baseballs and a package of Bic pens. That would have more value.
     
  12. ISUCubswin

    ISUCubswin Well-Known Member

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    I am intrigued by the reliever - he evidently has a 101 MPH cutter. If he can command that he could end up being tough
     
  13. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    I like that bumgarner signing
     
  14. cyclone101

    cyclone101 Well-Known Member

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    As a baseball fan, I love this. Trout is the GOAT but this isn't the NBA. You can't win in baseball with one guy. So it's nice to see the Angels do something to put some more talent around Trout.
     
  15. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

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    The best FA signing for the money so far.
     
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  16. BoxsterCy

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  17. CTTB78

    CTTB78 Well-Known Member

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    Not quite the pitching splash we've been waiting for, but a nice low risk signing in Clippard. He was very good for Cleveland last year.
    Also surprised to hear the Twins have made a four year offer on Donaldson. We'll see if the money is better than the Nats.
     
  18. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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  19. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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  20. BigJCy

    BigJCy Well-Known Member

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