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StarRider.e
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14 Jul 2017, 17:31 #1041

I'm sure he'd be the first one to agree to that but you know, all.that.money...

I think this is one of those FA signings everybody knew was terrible at the time except for the team doing so. It happens.
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9RedWing19
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14 Jul 2017, 17:41 #1042

StarRider wrote:
I'm sure he'd be the first one to agree to that but you know, all.that.money...

I think this is one of those FA signings everybody knew was terrible at the time except for the team doing so. It happens.
I take it "everybody" doesn't include Sandoval himself, who has 95 million reasons to have a different opinion.
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9RedWing19
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14 Jul 2017, 17:46 #1043

If we're going to talk bad contracts, the Tigers owe Miguel Cabrera a further $184M guaranteed after this season and an $8M buyout if they don't want to pay him a further $60M after the 2023 season finishes.
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BobbyBrown11
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14 Jul 2017, 18:36 #1044

Well that was quick...
Nationals Release Francisco Rodriguez
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/07/ ... iguez.html
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Powers
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14 Jul 2017, 18:45 #1045

I don't think that a perennial all star, two time MVP (who's consistently in the top 5 MVP voting), four time batting champ with a career slash line of .319/.397.558 can be considered a bad contract-even if he is having one uncharacteristically bad year.
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B DeBrun
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14 Jul 2017, 19:07 #1046

July 1 is Bobby Bonilla Day.

All the deferred contracts get paid that day.


Worst one is Bruce Sutter. Braves are still paying him and will do so for quite a while...
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Dad Of Two
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14 Jul 2017, 19:14 #1047

B DeBrun wrote:
Different times, different circumstances.

deGrom is about the most reliable pitcher health wise. Thor is too, lat injury aside. Matz, Harvey and Wheeler have had major injuries in the past 2-3 years. Why would you trade away the most durable pitcher of the staff?


If he is to be traded, the package coming back will have to exceed what the Yankees got for trading Andrew Miller which included stud Clint Frazier.


Mets lost 2 possible trade partners for other players. Bruce was thought to head to Toronto, but Toronto are sellers now, not buyers. Bruce can only be traded to one of 8 teams, so it seems he will stay.


And the Yankees were a possible landing spot for Duda. But Yankees just acquired a AAA 1st baseman. I dont think any playoff team other than the Yanks need a 1B.


Addison Reed is a goner. Every playoff team needs him. 



Familia is starting to throw lightly. Think the Mets would deal him, and would a team want to take a flier on him being ready late in the season?
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9RedWing19
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14 Jul 2017, 20:09 #1048

Powers wrote:
I don't think that a perennial all star, two time MVP (who's consistently in the top 5 MVP voting), four time batting champ with a career slash line of .319/.397.558 can be considered a bad contract-even if he is having one uncharacteristically bad year.
Yeah, he's been a great player (got a decent HOF argument), but he's 34 years old so I think it's more likely that this season represents the beginning of his decline phase rather than an anomaly. Being 6'3" 240 pounds doesn't make me optimistic that he will age "well" (in baseball terms). I felt the same way about Prince Fielder's contract when it was signed and we know how that turned out.
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Powers
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14 Jul 2017, 20:17 #1049

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You may be on to something about him being on the tail end of his prime per this graph, but his drop off has been so extreme and on the heels of such a run of good seasons that I'm not ruling out this being a blip on the radar. 

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CRA
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15 Jul 2017, 00:13 #1050

^Epic fail
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BobbyBrown11
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15 Jul 2017, 04:55 #1051

Yankees pen doing their best Nats impersonation.

Didn't go over well.
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Powers
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15 Jul 2017, 11:48 #1052

Yahoo for the walk off walk. Chapman's ERA is amidst 4.

And the graph looked fine when I previewed it. Fucking yuku.
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B DeBrun
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15 Jul 2017, 22:25 #1053

Joe Ross ACL injury.

Nat's big 4 lead league in IP which lessens pressure on bullpen.


But those innings will burn them one day.
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Dad Of Two
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16 Jul 2017, 15:24 #1054

Guess who has an 11 game hitting streak with 3 HR and 11 RBI in upper A ball. He struck out once every 3 plate appearances in lower A, now he's striking out half as often. He's evolving quickly into a baseball player.
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Dad Of Two
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16 Jul 2017, 15:27 #1055

Dad Of Two wrote:
Guess who has an 11 game hitting streak with 3 HR and 11 RBI in upper A ball. He struck out once every 3 plate appearances in lower A, now he's striking out half as often. He's evolving quickly into a baseball player.

Image
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StarRider.e
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17 Jul 2017, 16:56 #1056

VERY interesting play that the Red Sox are appealing. I'm curious as to future rulings on this.

Ellsbury batting with Holliday on first and hits a room service chop to the first baseman who throws down to second for the easy force. Holliday knows he's a dead duck so he turns around and slides back into first base. The return throw hits him thus preventing the doubly play. Ellsbury is safe at first.

So, legit heads up play or interference since he was already called out at second?
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Powers
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17 Jul 2017, 17:06 #1057

The only way that could have been a heads up play is if Holliday thought Moreland had stepped on first before throwing. But Holliday could be seen looking back at Moreland while running to second and noticed that Moreland was about 5 feet off the bag-making the force still on and his return to first a definite head scratcher. Interference all the way.

http://www.espn.com/video/clip?id=20077087
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Powers
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17 Jul 2017, 19:15 #1058

Just saw this in a Red Sox group I belong to:Image



LOL
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BobbyBrown11
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17 Jul 2017, 19:51 #1059

Gross.
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B DeBrun
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17 Jul 2017, 21:37 #1060

Fat thighs. Eww.

Oh you mean the shirt...


No mention of JBJ robbing the Judge of a sure fire HR yesterday?
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