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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Wolter » 09 Dec 2017, 12:19pm

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Cardinals blew it by sending him local cuisine to tempt him. Someone should get fired over that.
Can’t imagine why he wouldn’t want to play in a city that is surely not at all racist or homophobic to literally every player who rejects them in any way.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Rat Patrol » 10 Dec 2017, 1:55pm

God bless the Kansas City Athletics of Miami! A peaked Castro and a low-A ball "lower end of Top 100" prospect for Stanton because. . .

1) ...the Yankees were the literal only team picking up the phone capable of absorbing his full salary without going over the luxury tax. The Dodgers reportedly made a much better offer, but had to shed more salary as a prereq for pulling it off. Which meant it wouldn't have gotten done before the Winter Meetings when the Marlins had to report to the other owners how absolutely fucqued their debt situation is, so they had to take-it-or-leave-it now on the deal with the fewest moving parts.

2) ...the Marlins could defer to 2020 any money they were kicking back on Stanton's contract because that's the year of his opt-out, and the deal was made conditional on the Marlins only cutting checks if Stanton doesn't opt out. Something LA and the teams over the tax couldn't do because they need those payroll offsets in '18 not '20, but the Yankees immediately could. Which means he's insured (to some TBD degree) if his performance doesn't add up to where he'd be chasing a similar deal in opt-out as Bryce Harper...yay, albatross protection!


All 29 other owners voted Jeets in despite his ownership group taking on so much debt they transparently and preemptively can't pay their own modest-sized payroll. This was their alls flea-market strip-mine deal; the Yankees just happened to be the one team sitting on elastic enough payroll + system flexibility to take immediate predatory advantage (speaking of shades-of-KC A's). This stinking predictable mess in Miami is on the heads of all of MLB.
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Re: MLB 2017

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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Rat Patrol » 10 Dec 2017, 2:13pm

Fat Mike's eyes will be as wide as saucers at the idea of losing his DH in the 13th inning so he can throw the guy 10 pitches of relief between starts for a gassed bullpen...then be stuck pinch-hitting the backup catcher in the bottom of the 14th with the game on the line. It's like planting the manager's face within a whisker of a giant mountain of coke. I honestly can't wait to see what happens the first time he caves to temptation.


Also...LOL at Poo-holes being forced to play first base again.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by tepista » 10 Dec 2017, 2:49pm

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I honestly can't wait
I agree with you on that part.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Rat Patrol » 11 Dec 2017, 1:31pm

Jack Morris and Alan Trammell make the HOF under the new Veterans Committee replacement...because they're good enough, white enough, powered by beer-and-greenies and not arbitrarily EVIL PED's enough, and thus clutch enough to KNOW HOW TO WIN DAMNIT!

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Post by Wolter » 11 Dec 2017, 2:14pm

Trammell - deserved
Morris - nope
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Dec 2017, 3:03pm

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Trammell - deserved
Morris - nope
Trammell definitely deserved it; Morris was someone I didn't especially care about either way. The outrage is that these fucking players didn't elect Marvin Miller. Hey, assholes, he convinced you numbnuts to realize the value of your labour and now your great-grandchildren are set up comfortably. Somehow Bud fucking Selig is in the HoF and not Marvin Miller. Jesus Christ, this Hall.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Wolter » 11 Dec 2017, 3:35pm

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Trammell - deserved
Morris - nope
Trammell definitely deserved it; Morris was someone I didn't especially care about either way. The outrage is that these fucking players didn't elect Marvin Miller. Hey, assholes, he convinced you numbnuts to realize the value of your labour and now your great-grandchildren are set up comfortably. Somehow Bud fucking Selig is in the HoF and not Marvin Miller. Jesus Christ, this Hall.
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Re: MLB 2017

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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Dec 2017, 4:37pm

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Which is dumb. He has an opt-out in, I think, three years. My understanding is Jeets told him that if he didn't accept a trade, they'd just trade everyone else not making minimum salary, so he could expect to play for teams losing 100+ games a year for the foreseeable future.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Rat Patrol » 11 Dec 2017, 4:58pm

Dr. Medulla wrote:
11 Dec 2017, 4:37pm
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Which is dumb. He has an opt-out in, I think, three years. My understanding is Jeets told him that if he didn't accept a trade, they'd just trade everyone else not making minimum salary, so he could expect to play for teams losing 100+ games a year for the foreseeable future.
And I thank them for their mutual bluffings-called, because it saved the Yankees any high risk of taking on a bad contract. Either he's awesome, opts out in '20, and decisions can be made at that point whether an extension is prudent based on future needs...or he doesn't opt out and in '20 the Jeetfish start kicking back deferred salary to the Yankees that can immediately be put to good use signing their kid studs when they first hit arb-eligibility. And they're still sitting well under the lux tax.

Meanwhile, the Jeetfish just kicked the can down the road and are almost certainly going to have to size up who gets traded for two nickels and a shirt button just so they get out of the deferred cash they *might* have to start owing Stanton in 3 years. Good jerb all-around.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Dr. Medulla » 11 Dec 2017, 5:03pm

This deal is so conflicting. Of course I hate that the Yankees pulled off a sweet coup that makes them markedly batter, but I do love Jeets looking like both an asshole and an incompetent.
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Re: MLB 2017

Post by Flex » 11 Dec 2017, 5:04pm

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This deal is so conflicting. Of course I hate that the Yankees pulled off a sweet coup that makes them markedly batter, but I do love Jeets looking like both an asshole and an incompetent.
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