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#141 nicksaviking

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Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:22 PM

 

I see the reasoning on his end, but we could've given him regular at-bats without much issue.But coming back to Minnesota may have been tough on him too.

 

He also has an unfair rep attached to him about being a bad sport.

 

I'm sure he could have gotten regular at bats, but it's probably easier to sell a free agent on an everyday gig in RF then a more hypothetical rotation of various OF and DH spots.


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Posted 22 February 2018 - 01:27 PM

 

Ex-Twins Note:

 

With their Jabari Blash acquisition, the Angels have transfered Alex Meyer to 60-day DL because of surgery to repair right shoulder labrum.

 

https://www.mlbtrade...ash-angels.html

 

That's too bad, hope he can come back. Those labrum issues can be rough for power pitchers, ugh, not a good sign.

 

Looking back at all the debate about losing Alex Meyer in the Hector Santiago for Ricky Nolasco deal, we may end up finding out that Alan Busenitz was the only player involved in that transaction worth fussing over.

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Posted 23 February 2018 - 01:52 PM

Old friend Francisco Liriano joins old friend Gardy at the Detroit Country Club.
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Posted 23 February 2018 - 07:06 PM

Honeywell getting TJ surgery.


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Posted 27 February 2018 - 08:31 PM

Tim Lincecum signs an MLB deal... You read that correctly, an MLB deal with the Texas Rangers. It sounds like he's going to be used as a reliever this season, which will be interesting to see! 


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 09:19 PM

 

 

Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports reports the Royals have reached a one-year, $6.5 million deal with 3B Mike Moustakas.

The deal is still pending a physical. Moustakas will earn a $5.5 million base salary with another $2.2 million available in performance bonuses. The contract also includes a mutual second-year option for $15 million or a $1 million buyout. If the option gets picked up, it would bring the deal's total value to $22.7 million. Moustakas probably regrets turning down Kansas City's qualifying offer, which would have paid him $17.4 million for 2018.

You don't say? It seems Moustakas severely overestimated the market and he's somehow losing $10M from not taking the qualifying offer. I'm shocked he couldn't have landed a bigger deal.


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Posted 08 March 2018 - 11:27 PM

https://motorcityben...drum-make-team/


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Posted 09 March 2018 - 12:58 PM

So the Royals are paying Mike Moustakas who had his best year last year and who fills a need at 3B $6.5M to return and the Rockies are paying Carlos Gonzalez who had his worst year last year and who they have no room for $8M to return.

 

Some teams are better at this stuff than others. Colorado makes some of the most bizarre decisions each and every year.

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Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:09 PM

 

The Phillies have reached a multiyear agreement, pending a physical, with free agent right-hander Jake Arrieta, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports on Twitter. It’ll be a three-year, $75MM contract for the Scott Boras client, Bob Nightengale of USA Today tweets.

Arrieta's still getting a substantial amount of money, even for the slow offseason. He's making $30M in 2018, which is too rich for my taste. 


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Posted 11 March 2018 - 06:41 PM

Actually an interesting deal structure for Arrieta -- he can opt out after 2 years, but if he does so, the Phillies can exercise a 2/40 extension.

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Posted 12 March 2018 - 10:15 AM

That is interesting.....if he's good he gets at least 115 million....if he's bad, he gets 75 million. It's almost like, ya, teams do still spend real money on the elite players....

 

I think, as some have said, teams are figuring out $/win should not be linear. A 4 WAR player has more value than 4 one WAR players....

One of the best opening day rosters in years. Now go get 'em.


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 05:17 PM

Orioles sign Cobb for 4/60:

https://www.mlbtrade...-alex-cobb.html

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 05:43 PM

 

Orioles sign Cobb for 4/60:

https://www.mlbtrade...-alex-cobb.html

Lynn might regret that one year deal ...


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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:11 PM

Orioles wait out free agency, then pay at least full price for a pitcher......
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Posted 20 March 2018 - 07:27 PM

This one is a head scratcher. It's questionable if Cobb is going to be ready by opening day. Also, I thought Baltimore was going to start their rebuild.
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#156 Mike Sixel

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 08:02 PM

This one is a head scratcher. It's questionable if Cobb is going to be ready by opening day. Also, I thought Baltimore was going to start their rebuild.


They have an unrealistic owner....

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#157 Carole Keller

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Posted 20 March 2018 - 08:53 PM

Lynn might regret that one year deal ...


Won’t know until next year. If he has a really great 2018, he could end up in the better place over all.
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Posted 21 March 2018 - 02:16 PM

 

Won’t know until next year. If he has a really great 2018, he could end up in the better place over all.

 

Yeah if he has a great year his market resets AND he won't have a draft pick associated with his signing. I don't understand why Cobb got a legitimately good contract a week before the season starts.

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Posted 28 March 2018 - 04:50 PM

Royals lose Salvi Perez for 4-6 weeks with a knee injury---carrying his luggage. Horrible luck, a fun guy to watch and compete against.

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