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#41 nicksaviking

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Posted 04 January 2018 - 02:18 PM

 

One of these things is not like the others...

 

Well Votto is getting old, but he's still productive :).

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#42 Vanimal46

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 09:27 AM

The lukewarm rumor yesterday down here in Texas was Gerrit Cole potentially being traded to Houston. Now it's reported today that the rumor was "fake news".

Is Cole on the move? Will anything happen? I'm so bored and tired of this off-season.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 10:06 AM

 

The lukewarm rumor yesterday down here in Texas was Gerrit Cole potentially being traded to Houston. Now it's reported today that the rumor was "fake news".

Is Cole on the move? Will anything happen? I'm so bored and tired of this off-season.

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#44 ashburyjohn

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:20 PM

You jonesing for a rumor? I heard that it's up to 44 now.

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#45 drjim

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:34 PM

33 days until pitchers and catchers. What a fiasco of an offseason.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 01:51 PM

Has there ever been a time where top players aren't signed by the time players are supposed to report for spring training?


#47 nicksaviking

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:10 PM

I just feel so bad about the collusion which has certainly prevented Rafael Palmeiro from securing a job.


#48 Twins33

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 02:41 PM

Has there ever been a time where top players aren't signed by the time players are supposed to report for spring training?

I want to say no, but have nothing to back that up.

In previous years, JDM would have probably been gone during the winter meetings. Darvish and Arrieta probably around then too. Cobb and Lynn are more mid to late December type signings.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 03:11 PM

 

Has there ever been a time where top players aren't signed by the time players are supposed to report for spring training?

 

To this level, no, but Ervin was available near the very end of spring training for the Braves the year before he came to the Twins. Stephen Drew was a guy who received a qualifying offer before the 2014 season, and he lasted until May 20th before he was signed. Nelson Cruz signed that same offseason at the end of February with the Orioles. Teams had also reported by the time Ubaldo signed with Baltimore that year and A.J. Burnett signed with the Phillies. Jason Hammel signed with the Cubs from the Orioles along with Fernando Rodney signing with the Mariners on the day that teams reported for spring training that year. That year didn't have a ton of studs, as Big Erv was considered the #6 free agent in the top 50 that season with Robinson Cano the clear #1.

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

So the Cubs version of Twins Fest begins tomorrow, and in the past there have been surprise announcements revealed at these Cubs things.

 

http://www.chicagotr...0110-story.html

 

 

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 10:08 AM

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Headline: "Padres Extend Hand"

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#52 TheLeviathan

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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:54 PM

Pirates take another light package to deal a commodity.


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Posted 15 January 2018 - 05:55 PM

Pirates take another light package to deal a commodity.


Yeah, I just posted it in the transactions thread.
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#54 Vanimal46

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 11:07 AM

Christian Yelich's relationship with Marlins management is "irretrievably broken." His agent spoke for his client demanding to be the next casualty of their fire sale.

http://www.espn.com/...oken-agent-says

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

There have been a few rumors about Darvish, but has anyone heard ANYTHING on Arietta? 

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#56 Mike Sixel

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:20 PM

There have been a few rumors about Darvish, but has anyone heard ANYTHING on Arietta?


I hope they don't sign him. I've heard myself say that out loud. Does that count at all?
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Posted 17 January 2018 - 05:44 PM

There have been a few rumors about Darvish, but has anyone heard ANYTHING on Arietta? 

Cards and Cubs, as of January 2. So yes, very very quiet.

 

https://www.mlbtrade...om/jake-arrieta

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Posted 17 January 2018 - 06:11 PM

Arrieta has also been tied to the Brewers, and to the Phillies per bloggers at The Athletic
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