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2019 MLB Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Unlucky 13, Nov 2, 2018.

  1. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    Congrats to our Red Sox fans on the World Series title. I know that we have a few of you around.

    I figured with free agency starting tomorrow, this was a good time to start a new thread. Baseball moves really quickly from one season to the next.

    Does anyone have any predictions of what will happen in free agency? Be it with your own club or otherwise? Anything you're on the lookout for?
     
  2. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    The Cubs picked up Cole Hamels 20m option for the 2019 season, along with Jose Quintana's 10m option. That gives them a very veteran, and heavily left handed starting rotation for next season. Its also one that is short term, and many of the parts won't be around much beyond 2019.

    LHP John Lester
    RHP Kyle Hendricks
    LHP Jose Quintana
    LHP Cole Hamels
    RHP Yu Darvish

    Now, if everyone is healthy, that's a ton of proven experience. But time will tell.
     
  3. Nappy Roots

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    Super excited for the Rays next year and for the future. Lets go get a big bat this off season!
     
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  4. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    Interested to see what Brodie Van Wagenen brings to the Mets. The good news is he’s been te only one to get the Coupons (err I mean Wilpons) to spend money for his guys like Cespedes, Frazier, Bruce, etc. The other good news is Omar Minaya is staying on as a personnel man which has always been his strength. The bad news is these moves haven’t exactly worked out and the Coupons still run the team.
     
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  5. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    Braves signed Josh Donaldson for 1 year and 23M. That’s significant if he can bounce back.
     
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  6. Unlucky 13

    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    I was so excited for him as a prospect when my Cubs took him in the first round back in 07. Then they traded him for the weak and fragile Rich Harden. :headwall:
     
  7. MediocrityLivesOn

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    I'm a Mets fan, and I'm hopeful that we can turn it around. The addition of Cano might pay dividends. However I have been saying this for the last 20 years.....
     
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    Unlucky 13 Just a Guy Staff Member Club Member

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    I had been hoping that the Cubs would trade Addison Russell to someone else, even for pennies on the dollar as far as his talent goes. Now, I just want them to totally release him. Trash.
     
  9. muscle979

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    The Nationals recently signed Anibal Sanchez. They've been making a run at Braves FAs from last season with Suzuki and now Sanchez. Now I'm just waiting to hear they've picked up Markakis... LOL I think though that the Donaldson signing does increase the odds of Atlanta circling back to Markakis. You obviously don't want him playing 162 games again, but he is a quality defender and a good bat if you're using him lower in the order. You can do a lot worse at 7 or 8.

    The Realmuto to Atlanta talk won't die but i'm not seeing it happening myself. The fish supposedly wanted Ozzie Albies in the trade package. Last year they wanted Acuna. Atlanta has a lot to offer but Miami is really shooting for the stars....
     
  10. muscle979

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    The Mets could bounce back quickly if they make the right moves. Big if... I know... LOL They still have the pitching though so it gives them at least a puncher's chance. The East should be a lot of fun this season. You have four teams being aggressive about contending and they all mostly have the talent to do it.
     
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  11. MediocrityLivesOn

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    I wish they would zero in on Machado but he's made up his mind. Yeah, the NL East will be a lot of fun this season when the Mets start out hot and then fade away in June. Great times man, I seriously am excited for another season of mediocrity!
     
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  12. Boik14

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    Machado or Harper would be gold. But we have the Coupons for owners. If theres a silver lining, well at least BVW has a track record of getting these cheap dweebs to spend at least a little bit.
     
  13. Nappy Roots

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    To be fair. He wasn’t a very good hitter in the minors and overall until he completely revamped his mechanics. Not many could have predicted the after effect...
     
  14. MediocrityLivesOn

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    The Coupons and Ross are essentially the same people. Come to think of it....The Coupons are Dolphins fans. My teams are cursed.
     
  15. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    No way....that explains so much :huh:

    I happen to like Ross. Not many owners would put 450m of their own money to renovate the stadium like he did. He is the polar opposite of the Coupons.
     
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    That rotation is sick it might be the best in the division.
     
  17. MediocrityLivesOn

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    For all of Rosses ups and downs taking 450 mil of his own loot to renovate the stadium. In my mind was a great idea. The Wilpons would never do anything like that. I mean it doesn't matter since I happen to love Citi Field.
     
  18. Unlucky 13

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    Yeah, very new park, and one of my favorites. I enjoy watching games there on TV.
     
  19. Boik14

    Boik14 Admin Club Member Retired Administrator

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    Eh i hate it. I liked Shea better. It felt like a hometeam advantave when the stadium would start shaking.
     

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