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Effects of the shift

Other Baseball Today, 12:14 AM
This was a discussion about the effects of defensive shifts in baseball, split from today's game thread. Feel free to join in below!...
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GAME THREAD: Twins @ Angels, 4/16/21, 8:38 PM CDT

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It’s always thrilling when your team snatches victory from the jaws of victory, as the Twins did yesterday afternoon at Target Field agai...
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Ex Twins in 2021: Where Are They Now?

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 10:47 PM
One of my favorite annual threads on the site. Let’s stay updated on ex-Twins in the news... This is a start of a list, and feel free to...
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A rant

Minnesota Twins Talk Yesterday, 08:44 PM
I've been on about this for two years now, but Baldelli really needs to get over the idea that his best players need a game off every wee...
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Twins Minor League Report: Follow the Affiliates

Twins Minor League Talk Yesterday, 09:20 PM
There were a lot of changes to minor league baseball this offseason, and there were changes with all four Twins minor league affiliates....
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Cleveland: $20 For Box of ‘Good’ Pens or Best Offer

The downsizing AL Central contender is looking to make money and fast.
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Cleveland finalized a massive deal on Thursday, sending superstars Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets. The trade brought back a haul of young prospects and more importantly trimmed $44 million off the team’s 2021 payroll.

And team cornerstones aren’t the only thing priced to move.

According to a Marketplace listing on the team’s Facebook page, you can be the owner of a shoebox full of 41 “good to very good” pens from the Progressive Field supply closet. The asking price is $20, but the team appears willing to negotiate:

DETAILS

Condition: Good to Very Good
Brand: Bic
Specs: Blue ink, clear body, blue cap. Mild chew marks on some caps. The kind you get at Target. No Cleveland or MLB branding, but it was next to some Gatorade and staples on the shelf. Someone famous might have held one? We really don’t know, but if we find out we’d let the purchaser know.

There was no indication that the offer had been met as this article went to press.

This box of pens is just one way the 2020 playoff team is looking to reduce overhead and get more liquid. A team source said they’re also looking at getting cash now from structured settlements, selling their Beanie Babies, starting a podcast, and putting their press releases behind a paywall.

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5 Comments

I cannot make the purchase - it looks like they are keeping their red ink pen!

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NatteringNabob
Jan 08 2021 12:40 PM
My friend had a multi level marketing opportunity that might interest them. There’s also this Nigerian prince that keeps emailing me.....
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Dave The Dastardly
Jan 08 2021 03:36 PM

I gotta ask, can you still scalp 2021 Cleveland tickets?

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strumdatjaguar
Jan 09 2021 09:43 AM
Scalp? I wonder if we can use that word anymore in a discussion about the Cleveland Baseball Team.
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sampleSizeOfOne
Jan 09 2021 11:22 AM

The real question is who do we drop from our roster to make room for 40 pens?

The stapler?

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