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The Official 2015 MLB Off-Season Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Ray Finkle, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    What, no one wants to talk about the Mets giving up the 15th pick in the 1st round for 2 years of Michael Cuddyer?
     
  2. finyank13

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    Sorry been away with work.......

    I gotta say and Fink I think I hit you up on Twitter about MC being the next Stephen Drew with that QO, and that Col made a dumb move because he might be the first player to accept it, but alias........the Mets....lol.....

    So stupid...

    you know what else is stupid...??

     
  3. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    Also Fink are you believing this "all in" talk with the Sox and Panda?

    I find it hard to believe the Sox are going to be the ones to give him 100M.....
     
  4. Unlucky 13

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    I'm really hoping that they do, so they have less money to throw at Lester.
     
  5. finyank13

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    They easily could afford both of them and Shields.....money isn't a problem for them this year or the future....

    It is the years...
     
  6. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    I would have bet anything that Cuddyer would have been this year's Drew but moral of the story is there's almost always going to be a depeserate/stupid team out there.
     
  7. Ray Finkle

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    Honestly have no clue. I mean he does make sense for the Sox based on their 3B and offensive needs but I don't know I'd probably pass on him.

    And I'd be shocked if the Sox signed two out of the Lester/Shields/Panda trio. Unless they could get a bargain with one or both.
     
  8. Ray Finkle

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  9. Ray Finkle

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    Ken Rosenthal is reporting the Tigers are close to resigning Victor Martinez to a 4 year deal. I love Victor but that sounds like a bad idea for a 36 year old DH coming off of a career year (also with Miguel Cabrera on the roster until forever). Good for Martinez though.
     
  10. finyank13

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    That guy hits however, I bet for most of that contract he will be fine especially at DH.....
     
  11. finyank13

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    Cya Frankie........Between this guy and De La Rosa they have 2 low cost LHP out of the bullpen now....better than paying Miller 5M I guess...

     
  12. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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  13. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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  14. finyank13

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    Wow Nappy that's crazy......the Cards FO is bomb kinda...
     
  15. Unlucky 13

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    Man today has sucked in baseball. No chance the Cubs get anyone good at catcher now. Likely just stick with what they've got. And the [CENSORED] Cardinals. Every year it seems. Those guys are the Patriots of MLB.
     
  16. Ray Finkle

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    So yeah that Martin contract is going to end badly huh?
     
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  17. Mainge

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    I feel very good about the crazy money we're giving to Stanton when Russell Martin is getting that
     
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  18. LiferYank

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    Yep but i love the Heyward trade.
     
  19. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    Kind of hope the Sox go after him next offseason. I think he'd be great at Fenway.
     
  20. finsincebirth

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    Heyward trade is great for St. Louis, and I think he has a resurgence there. Kind of surprised to see Atlanta let him go.
     
  21. LiferYank

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    Cant imagine them trading Shelby Miller for one year of Heyward.
     
  22. muscle979

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    I think they're rebuilding for the new stadium in a couple of years. I'm sure they'll move Gattis and Upton [Justin of course not worthless BJ] next. I love JHey but he's injury prone and never became the offensive force they had hoped for. His glove is amazing though and is going to save St. Louis several runs defensively.
     
  23. Nappy Roots

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    He played 149 games last year? and 158 in 2012. That is not injury prone.
     
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  24. finsincebirth

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    I know they've said just about everyone is available except a few. I'm sure the new gm also wants to out his own stamp on the team. I guess I always figured Heyward would be their face of the franchise for years to come.
     
  25. Ray Finkle

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    Never got the sense St. Louis liked Miller but either way the Cards still have to give Heyward the money to get him to stay.
     
  26. muscle979

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    Injury prone might be a little harsh but he struggled with some problems [and some bad luck with the ball to the face], especially early in his career. He played through a lot of it. His rookie year he was playing through I believe a deep bruise in one of his thumbs for a long time and the next season he was having some lingering issues but Chipper was on him to stay in the lineup. 2012 and this year went off without incident. I love the way the kid plays the game and am going to miss seeing him in Atlanta. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Cardinals coaches get more out of him offensively.

    149 games this year.
    104 games last year.
    158 games in 2012
    128 games in 2011
    142 games in 2010
     
  27. muscle979

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    If I had to guess I'd say that Freeman, Simmons, and Tehran are not available. That's probably about it. I'm sure they'd listen to offers for Kimbrel.
     
  28. finsincebirth

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    Klein on twitter said the top 3 pitchers, kimbrel, freeman and Simmons are only ones safe.
     
  29. Nappy Roots

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    Doubt it. He values swinging down. Hes a 6'5 245 pounder with a to much slap in his swing. Polanco from Pitt has same issues. Unless someone changes their values and swings, they will be huge lead off guys who run into their homeruns....
     
  30. Ray Finkle

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    I believe the Braves past and current hitting coaches aren't thought of very highly around the league so perhaps a new environment with new coaches could do wonders. I also remember Heyward hurting his arm/elbow/shoulder after his rookie year and thus changed his swing to avoid the pain and never went back to the old one.
     
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  32. muscle979

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    Almost everybody is saying Boston. Reportedly Lester is going to visit Atlanta this week but I still wouldn't say they're more than a darkhorse at best at this point. I'm going to cross both of my fingers though.
     
  33. muscle979

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    I know I don't think highly of them. He hurt several things his first two seasons and was never the same players we saw the first few weeks of his career.
     
  34. Ray Finkle

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    Yeah I think the Atlanta trip is more of a "hey Lester lives close by so he might as well visit them". I don't think the Braves are a realistic option.
     
  35. finyank13

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    No they didn't they got Cespedas in return, who is either going to mash, get traded for a bunch, or at the very least net you guys a 1st rounder....they have to pay a few dollars big deal, they can afford it...conspiracy theorist will say they planned this.....
     
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  37. Nappy Roots

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    Possible, but a lot of times hitting coaches are Organization philosophy. Meaning, if one coach was teaching them to swing down, it's highly unlikely Braves go out and hire someone with a completely different philosophy. Possible I guess. But not likely.
     
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  39. finyank13

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    Huddy is 39? Man where did the time go.....
     
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  40. Ray Finkle

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    They probably could have signed Lester for 5 or 6 years for 110-115 million in ST. Instead they're probably going to have to go 6 plus years and over 140 million.
     

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