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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #50 on: December 21, 2018, 08:31:37 AM »
Most importantly Homer Bailey is gone.  I’m good with this trade.    Didn’t really give up a big name prospect.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #51 on: January 11, 2019, 09:45:01 AM »
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/01/players-avoiding-arbitration-national-league-2.html

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/01/players-avoiding-arbitration-american-league-2.html

Arbitration filing day. As expected, lots of players settled with their teams on one year deals to prevent arbitration hearings.

The Reds have made out like bandits so far compared to the projected salaries by MLBTR:

Tanner Roark           $10M          ($9.8M proj)  +$200K
Yasiel Puig               $9.7M         ($11.3M)       -$1.6M
Scooter Gennett       $9.775M     ($10.7M)        -$925K
Anthony DeSclafani  $2.125M     ($2.1M)         +$25K
Jose Peraza              $2.775M      ($3.6M)        -$825K
Curt Casali               $950K         ($1.3M)        -$350K
Michael Lorenzen      $1.95M        ($1.9M)       +$50K

Total savings versus projections = $3.425M

Alex Wood has not been announced as settling, so he will be the only player to head to arbitration. He has been projected at $9M.
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2019, 06:36:19 AM »
https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/former-pitcher-john-wetteland-arrested-on-child-sex-abuse-charge/ar-BBSi0kB

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Former All-Star pitcher John Wetteland was arrested on a child sex abuse charge Monday, according to Denton County jail records.

The 52-year-old Wetteland is accused of continuously sexually abusing a child under the age of 14. Wetteland posted $25,000 bond.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #53 on: January 16, 2019, 01:27:50 PM »
Really hoping Machado and Harper sign soon. Tired of wading through Twitter rumors as a White Sox fan

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #54 on: January 17, 2019, 07:32:12 AM »
Yankees signed Adam Ottavino for 3/27.  The bullpen is stacked yet again with Chapman/Britton/Bettances/Green/Ottavino/Holder and more depth in the minors.  I like our rotation better than most, there's questions with everyone in it for sure, but the ace bullpen makes up for it

Reportedly close to dealing Sonny Gray now too

I like Cash's offseason moves so far, Tulo was a super low risk gamble and DJ will be a very useful super utility guy.  And I still think a big trade from infield/prospect surplus is possible, and you can never rule out an 09 Tex like FA splash for Harper or Machado

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #55 on: January 17, 2019, 07:59:25 AM »
I guess this will be another year where the big FA fish aren't caught until pitchers and catchers report. 

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #56 on: February 07, 2019, 07:15:15 AM »
I'll hit on the Realmuto trade later, but the big news of the day is Frank Robinson's passing. Not only a hell of a player but the first African American manager in the majors. One of the true towers of baseball.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #57 on: February 08, 2019, 12:09:50 AM »
The Marlines traded JT Realmuto to the Phillies for Jorge Alfaro and two prospects, one of whom (Sixto Sanchez) was the Phillies #1. Sanchez has an electric arm but was hurt a good bit of last year and hasn't really been turned loose yet. It's a risk, but the Phillies are acquiring the best catcher of 2018 and I think you can justify this kind of move when you're a contending team acquiring elite talent.

Sam Miller on espn.com writes that of the Marlins' top 25 in WAR in franchise history, 23 have been traded. Only A.J. Burnett ever reached free agency. The other was Jose Fernandez.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #58 on: February 08, 2019, 01:26:47 AM »
RIP Frank

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #59 on: February 08, 2019, 06:01:41 PM »
The Marlines traded JT Realmuto to the Phillies for Jorge Alfaro and two prospects, one of whom (Sixto Sanchez) was the Phillies #1. Sanchez has an electric arm but was hurt a good bit of last year and hasn't really been turned loose yet. It's a risk, but the Phillies are acquiring the best catcher of 2018 and I think you can justify this kind of move when you're a contending team acquiring elite talent.

Sam Miller on espn.com writes that of the Marlins' top 25 in WAR in franchise history, 23 have been traded. Only A.J. Burnett ever reached free agency. The other was Jose Fernandez.

I like the trade for the Phillies. Admittedly I don't know a ton about Sanchez,but I like that the Phillies have two years of Realmuto on a bargain deal so he will be a tremendous value to them right now.


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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #60 on: February 19, 2019, 03:33:02 AM »
Manny Machado to the Padres 10 years - 300 million

Hal, you cheap fuck

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #61 on: February 19, 2019, 03:44:33 AM »
That's all it took? Geezus. That's pathetic that no one could afford to pay him that.

I honestly don't doubt that another strike is going to happen now. Manny and Harper having to wait this long to be signed is stupid. Yes, they cost a lot, but this isn't like 30 year olds getting this type of money.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #62 on: February 19, 2019, 04:14:04 AM »
The Padres are going to be an extremely good team by 2021.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #63 on: February 19, 2019, 04:29:57 AM »
I’m not the biggest Machado fan but that’s crazy and good to see him go somewhere unexpected.
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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #64 on: February 19, 2019, 05:20:47 AM »
I love that the Padres spent the money, but that is a whole lot of money for a:

1. Scumbag
2. Guy that has 1 season above an 0.900 OPS so far, which I know isn't that fair since he's still only 27.

I still feel like this is going to be a Stanton like situation where he only plays for 3-4 years before they trade him to one of the big market teams.


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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #65 on: February 19, 2019, 05:25:13 AM »
Manny is lazy as fuck.


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damn i thought you guys were good little cucks who would shit themselfs so a POC could peacefully protest

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #66 on: February 19, 2019, 06:46:45 AM »
Machado has missed 11 games combined the last four seasons. Weird behavior for a lazy player.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #67 on: February 19, 2019, 08:37:34 AM »
Just because he physically plays in every game doesn't mean he's always trying :)


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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #68 on: February 19, 2019, 08:58:06 AM »
Machado also has an opt out clause after Year 5.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #69 on: February 19, 2019, 09:23:53 AM »
I defended him to other Dodger fans very frequently, but there's only so many times you can see a guy come up in a key situation and swing at pitches in or near the dirt before coming to the conclusion that he may not care all that much.

When his decline comes, it will probably be very steep.


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damn i thought you guys were good little cucks who would shit themselfs so a POC could peacefully protest

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #70 on: February 20, 2019, 12:24:01 AM »
Mets fans never forgave Carlos Beltran for taking a called third strike, and they never seemed to see it as a sign that he really cared. Laziness is vague charge and being a professional athlete is such a high level position that it is incredibly difficult to reach that spot while being lazy. I don't buy it.

In other news, Don Newcombe passed away at the age of 92. Newcombe was the third African American pitcher to integrate the majors (after Dan Bankhead and Satchel Paige). Won three pennants and a World Series with the Brooklyn Dodgers. Missed two more because of the Korean War. After his MLB career, Newcombe spent a year in Japan and was the second best hitter on the Chunichi Dragons.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #71 on: February 20, 2019, 07:27:37 AM »
yeah remember Bobby Abreu was "lazy" because he wouldn't "run into" walls?  And he was always looking to walk in high leverage situations because he had no heart or something.  Odd criticisms indeed

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #72 on: February 21, 2019, 02:31:06 AM »
Mariners/Athletics exhibition game today. Our long national nightmare is over.

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yeah remember Bobby Abreu was "lazy" because he wouldn't "run into" walls?  And he was always looking to walk in high leverage situations because he had no heart or something.  Odd criticisms indeed

The frustrating part as an Abreu fan is hearing that stuff 15 years later as his Hall of Fame case is argued. Usually the players accused of being lazy are of a certain ethnicity. There are players who break themselves hustling all over the field and miss 20-30 games a season. There are players who are workmanlike and unexpressive and play 162 games. Pete Rose was the one player in history who could do both. I don't think we as fans can really tell. The truly lazy players wash out long, long before MLB and I don't think it's possible to coast on pure talent as it might've been 50 years ago.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #73 on: February 22, 2019, 02:03:41 AM »
Let's try this again. Four games on the schedule today. Northwestern vs Red Sox and Athletics vs Mariners on MLB Network.

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #74 on: February 22, 2019, 05:55:53 AM »
Looks like it'll be an interesting battle coming up...

https://nesn.com/2019/02/dodgers-clayton-kershaw-says-he-will-completely-ignore-pitch-clock/

"I’m not going to pay any attention to it,” the Dodgers left-hander said Monday. “And if I go over it then I go over ... But I think there’s ways to fake it. If it looks like it’s winding down or something you can step off. I’m sure there are ways around it."

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Re: MLB Offseason Thread 2019: Pitch Clock Imminent?
« Reply #75 on: February 22, 2019, 06:45:33 AM »
I've never seen a pitcher actually penalized for it. In AAA the clock itself is the only visible evidence that the pitch clock exists.