2019 Official MLB Offseason Thread vol: Pitchers and Catchers Report!!!

Discussion in 'Sports & Training' started by CP1708, Mar 23, 2017.

  1. essential1

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    Jim Bowden made a good point. It might not be a bad move for Machado and Harper to be one year mercenaries and tell a team give me 1 year $35-40mil, and then go into Free Agency next year. There will be a team or two that it’s too good not to pass it up even if they are in the tax.

    And I get the take guaranteed money now crowd, but they are not pitchers, as long as they don’t lose an actual arm or leg...They could go into next year and get a long term deal.
     
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  2. mr jordan04

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    @essential1 that sounds great on paper, but if you’re either of those guys, and you leave 150+ million on the table, you better hope you’re covered in bubble wrap and the injury gods don’t come see you
     
  3. essential1

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    Yes. But like I said, they’re not pitchers, there’s very few injuries that would depress the market any more than it has been.

    I guess honestly it comes down to what they’re actual offers are out there for them. There’s no way they can be much over $200mil right now if they haven’t signed to this point.
     
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  4. dland24

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    Been saying for weeks that I would be looking for a 2 year $90M contract if I was them.
     
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  5. macbk

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    What's to say this all just doesn't happen yet again in 2020?

    At this rate, a 1 year deal isn't out of the question. Waste of time, but not out of their question.
     
  6. bishopstrongbow

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    It's happened 2 years in a row. My money is on it happening again in year 3.
     
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  7. xxpizzo

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    welp no easter egg in the MLB The Show gameplay preview lol

    the waiting continues
     
  8. mrdozo

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    Granderson signed a MiLB contract with the Marlins
     
  9. GreenNGold89

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    Not a fan of this 3 batter minimum for pitchers being discussed.
     
  10. dslee559

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    I’m all for DH in both leagues but I agree the 3 pitcher minimum is a bit of a stretch right now.
     
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  11. essential1

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    3 batter minimum idea sucks. What if a guy throws a first pitch HR, then next guy hits another home run on the 2nd pitch.

    Nahhh, that RP isn’t getting a 3rd batter or pitch.


    Also I disregard the opinion of anyone who wants to see pitchers flailing around out there.
     
  12. macbk

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    This. Much rather just universal DH and keep it moving.

    If you really want a pitcher hitting, you make the necessary adjustments.
     
  13. mrdozo

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  14. johnnyredstorm

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    I wish the Mets would offer a 3 year 100-120 mill deal.
     
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  15. xxpizzo

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    phils better not give up sixto for Realmuto man
     
  16. dslee559

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    Watch a random team like the Mariners mess around and give Harper like 4 years/$180M.
     
  17. mr jordan04

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    Not a fan either but it’s also annoying seeing 5 pitchers in 1 inning. The analytics have managers over analyzing every single at bat after the 7th inning
     
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  19. stick

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    Suggestions on what team to become a fan of if the Phillies trade Sixto Sanchez for JT Realmuto?
     
  20. amarano

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    looks pretty much like a done deal

    wonder how/if this affects the harper machado saga (shenanigans)
     
  21. dslee559

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    The timing of this trade is interesting. Could it indicate that the Phillies struck out on Machado and Harper?
     
  22. xxpizzo

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    realmuto and harper are real good friends

    WHAT if harper said go get Realmuto and ill sign lol

    maaaan

    i hate giving up Sixto but supposedly our FO fell out with him due to his conditioning ?
     
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  23. erupt

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    Are the Cubs still an option? They were supposed to be a lock but I only hear Philly and SF rumors now
     
  24. amarano

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    it’s crazy how the yankees have a 314 foot RF wall and never go after a power hitting LH batter

    harper would be a spectical , don’t care about his defense and all that analytical BS

    (in recent memory) the last and probably the only (texiera?) that comes to mind is Giambi
     
  25. bishopstrongbow

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    From the Dominican "Insider" who got the interview with Manny's pops...



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