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#201 JB_Iowa

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 02:06 PM

I love what San Diego has done this offseason.  Talk about going all in - and they're still in a position to make a move or two.  

 

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#202 TheLeviathan

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:24 PM

The most amazing thing about this offseason for the Padres is they didn't really go that hard into their farm, they largely kept their best assets and added a ton of talent.


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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:36 PM

The most amazing thing about this offseason for the Padres is they didn't really go that hard into their farm, they largely kept their best assets and added a ton of talent.

 

That's the biggest thing.  If they got to July and Cliff Lee or Cole Hamels would put them over the top, a guy like Austin Hedges is still there as a keypoint of a deal.  They also didn't move a lot of their big league young talent, though I will say swapping Grandal for Norris may bite them a bit.  They're also looking at a possible influx of picks from two possible qualifying offer guys after the season in Upton and possibly Kennedy, so losing their first-round pick this year may not hurt as bad because they'll end up with 3 in the top 40 or so next season.

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#204 Monkeypaws

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 07:38 PM

Hopefully this will fill that beautiful stadium of theirs this season.

 

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:42 AM

It's an offseason like this that can energize a fanbase.The Padres may have spent money and traded a pile of depth type prospects (along with a couple of good ones) but they are probably going to make that money back in increased ticket sales.

 

I blogged about this a week ago here - https://fantasybaseb...adres-thinking/

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 11:10 AM

It's an offseason like this that can energize a fanbase.The Padres may have spent money and traded a pile of depth type prospects (along with a couple of good ones) but they are probably going to make that money back in increased ticket sales.

 

I blogged about this a week ago here - https://fantasybaseb...adres-thinking/

What I find interesting is that the Forbes survey of MLB team finances shows the Twins and Padres pretty closely matched for franchise value and annual revenue and profit.If they can do it, I'm hoping an off-season soon for the Twins will be like this, when the core has arrived.

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 06:07 PM

What I find interesting is that the Forbes survey of MLB team finances shows the Twins and Padres pretty closely matched for franchise value and annual revenue and profit.If they can do it, I'm hoping an off-season soon for the Twins will be like this, when the core has arrived.

 

The Padres still have a lower payroll and future commitments despite their splash this year.My favorite part of the Padres offseason is that they traded 2nd tier prospects (let's say 51-100+ ranked) for good MLB players.

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Posted 13 February 2015 - 10:51 AM

For all the Jason Repko fans out there, you can see him in the Twin Cities this year. You will just have to go to St Paul to do so. Jason Repko signs with the Sioux Falls Canaries.

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 05:00 PM

Holy crap.  Just holy crap.

 

Craig Kimbrel and BJ Upton to San Diego

 

Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubek, and #41 pick to Atlanta

 

Jesus.

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 05:21 PM

I guess the Padres want to be Braves West. Does anybody think that Melvin Jr. will be traded to the team that Justin signs with?

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Posted 05 April 2015 - 05:55 PM

 

Holy crap.  Just holy crap.

 

Craig Kimbrel and BJ Upton to San Diego

 

Carlos Quentin, Cameron Maybin, Matt Wisler, Jordan Paroubek, and #41 pick to Atlanta

 

Jesus.

Curious to hear your take on the deal.

 

My initial thoughts: huge win for Braves. Getting out of the Upton contract should be great for them, and really add a lot of flexibility going forward. Quentin and Maybin are as bad as Upton, but combined they are still making significantly less than Upton was over the next 3 years. Kimbrel is a big loss for the Braves, but considering where they are at in the rebuilding phase, he is probably expendable right now. And I'm not sure I would have expected him to fetch more than a Wisler, Paroubeck and #41 pick  package on his own. All around great trade for the Braves.


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Posted 05 April 2015 - 06:43 PM

 

Curious to hear your take on the deal.

 

My initial thoughts: huge win for Braves. Getting out of the Upton contract should be great for them, and really add a lot of flexibility going forward. Quentin and Maybin are as bad as Upton, but combined they are still making significantly less than Upton was over the next 3 years. Kimbrel is a big loss for the Braves, but considering where they are at in the rebuilding phase, he is probably expendable right now. And I'm not sure I would have expected him to fetch more than a Wisler, Paroubeck and #41 pick  package on his own. All around great trade for the Braves.

 

I am a huge Kimbrel fan on and off the field, so I'm very, very sad to see him go. Maybin is a lottery ticket that will probably come up dry, but what the heck, sometimes you buy a $1 Powerball and get $5 out of it.  Quentin will be DFA'd in order to expedite him to the AL (Orioles maybe?).  I really like Wisler and getting the draft pick, but the real prize is ridding the team of Melvin.

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#213 Mike Sixel

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 08:35 AM

Great trade for the Braves. Not sure why the Twins haven't done the same with Perkins.......this is how a rebuilding team rebuilds, not by signing and re-signing crappy veterans.

 

The real prize for the Braves is getting legit prospects and the number 41 pick. The money savings is a real bonus. Unreal trade for the Braves.

It's IL now, btw, not DL.....


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Posted 06 April 2015 - 11:09 AM

 

Great trade for the Braves. Not sure why the Twins haven't done the same with Perkins.......this is how a rebuilding team rebuilds, not by signing and re-signing crappy veterans.

 

The real prize for the Braves is getting legit prospects and the number 41 pick. The money savings is a real bonus. Unreal trade for the Braves.

 

I agree, but I will say that as a fan, it's awfully hard to watch your team's favorite players go out the door, especially moving two homegrown "stars" in Heyward and Kimbrel in one season.

 

I love the trade for all the value for the Braves, but emotionally, I'll miss the lean of Kimbrel in the 9th.

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#215 Mike Sixel

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 11:24 AM

In a year, you'll be happy they did it, rather than sit on him in a 90 loss season......

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Posted 06 April 2015 - 11:52 AM

 

In a year, you'll be happy they did it, rather than sit on him in a 90 loss season......

 

Yeah, and as the lead prospect guy for Tomahawk Take, I'm loving our top 20 right now.  There are 5 guys who would have been on that top 20 in October that don't even make honorable mention now.  It's crazy the amount of talent brought in this offseason.

 

Also realize for Braves fans who lived through the 90s, a closer at the end of the game has more importance due to multiple offseasons ending because of the lack of a quality closer, so Kimbrel had a bit more importance to many of the older fans for that reason.

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