***2018 MLB Thread: Angels reel in a big catch***

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  1. zeberdee

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    the teams collude on this stuff. they’re not just looking out for their own interests, it’s about the standard set league-wide.
     
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  2. wtx

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    You and You is loving this

    fuck the players they shouldn’t get paid shit their first 5 years in the league, and they definitely shouldn’t be paid their worth when they hit free agency
     
  3. lhprop1

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    We're taking the kids to Phoenix for spring break and it just so happens that it will be during he last few days of spring training. Any recommendations from someone who's been there before?
     
  4. ZeroPointZero

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    Sloan Park - new Cubs park that opened a couple seasons ago, one of the biggest ones there now, really nice. Usually packed bc the Cubs are the #1 draw in ST.
    Salt River Fields - Rockies & DBacks park, probably my favorite in the Cactus League. Great seats all over, good amount of shade. Fun stuff for the kids too.
    HoHoKam - old Cubs park, now the A's are there. It's fine.
    Tempe Diablo - unless you really want to see Mike Trout, i'd stay away, absolutely brutal on a hot day.
    Scottsdale Stadium - good walking proximity to fun stuff in Scottsdale but you have to put up with being around Giants fans
    Brewers park - old and basic as hell, easily the worst in the Cactus League.
    Camelback Ranch - a little bit out of the way in Glendale, very nice park if you do your homework and buy seats in the shade
    Peoria Sports Complex - haven't been here since Ichiro's rookie season, I remember it being fine other than being out of the way.
    Goodyear/Surprise - nice parks but are a hike from Phoenix assuming you'll be staying in the city.


    Those top 2 are your best bets at a good time, but AZ locals might disagree
     
  5. MG2

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    And I get the rationale there. The agents are doing the same thing with all these guys.
     
  6. IanC

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    Brewers rebuilt Maryvale to a state of the art facility. Basically spent their BAMTECH $ on it

     
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  7. You and You

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    I think if you go back a page or two, there's a post from me saying I'm not a fan of the team control that's currently in place, and I'm in favor of guys getting paid for their peak years rather than having to wait until (in most cases) they're already 30 years old or more.
     
  8. devine

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  9. Tobias

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    wearing all black today to remember this dark day
     
  10. teel

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    Call him Bill Crystal because he enjoys the finer things in life
     
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  11. MG2

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    MLBN top 10 2B and 3B is tonight. Here would be my lists (3B was from last week). 3B is insanely deep. 2B kind of falls off a cliff pretty soon, but a lot of interesting guys.

    2B
    Altuve
    Cano
    Merrifield
    Albies
    Torres
    Gennett
    Lowrie - not sure how they'll use him so I'm putting him here
    Dozier
    Moncada
    Hernandez

    3B
    Bregman
    Bryant
    Ramirez
    Arrenado
    Rendon
    Donaldson
    Chapman
    Turner
    Carpenter
    Suarez
     
  12. Boo MFer!

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    Rosenthal says the Rays are looking at signing Matt Davidson as a two-way player. Ok then.
     
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  13. Truman

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  14. ashy larry

    ashy larry marcy projects, son
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    bryant over ramierz and arendao?
     
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  15. theregionsitter

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    Omg it’s happening

    This is awesome
     
  16. MG2

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    They're all about the same. You can prefer the others if you want. Bryant is a monster if he's healthy, which I'm assuming here.
     
  17. MG2

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    Vince Gennaro ranked Ketel Marte #4 and Cano #10 at 2B. That seems a bit odd.
     
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  18. Wallcoq

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  19. Boo MFer!

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    :roll:
     
  20. SC

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  21. Luka

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    Phillies land Manny and Harper :rain:
     
  22. Sterling A

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    :blech:
     
  23. theregionsitter

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    Phillies landing Harper would be great for White Sox chances on Machado

    Obvious statement is obvious
     
  24. poor paul

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    I have a nice bet on philly for Harper so yes please.
     
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  25. MG2

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    Just looking at the Nats' payroll and that Scherzer contract. I knew he had a ton of money deferred, but I forgot it was $15M per season from 2022-28.
     
  26. Rammer Jammer

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    Kyler trying to squeeze 15M from the A’s to stick with baseball
     
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  27. Fidelio

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    Get fucked kid
     
  28. Rammer Jammer

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    See you in the NFL playing for the Dolphins
     
  29. Rammer Jammer

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    A’s ain’t paying that nor should they and second the MLB isn’t going to allow a renegotiation of a contract before the guy even steps foot on a minor league baseball field.
     
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  30. SC

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    That’s what I was going to say, can’t imagine that’s in any way legal.
     
  31. SC

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  32. mp_22

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    Now would the A’s get the draft pick back later in this draft or no?
     
  33. Rammer Jammer

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  34. Rammer Jammer

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    They should get the draft pick and most of the money back I believe
     
  35. Rammer Jammer

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    So now he gets a new contract and immediately add to the 40 man lol no thanks
     
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  36. Weedlord420

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    Baseball wants this as a PR win so badly.
     
  37. It'sAlwaysSunnyInAthens

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    This is going to fuck up the draft I would think. Every top pick is going to demand a 40 man spot and guaranteed money.
     
  38. Truman

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    Eh. Most draft picks don’t have his leverage
     
  39. bwi2

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    Not going to begrudge a kid for getting what he can. He’s taking on a ton of risk if he chooses baseball.
     
  40. MG2

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    That's stunning. If this is accurate, Ohtani got fucked if they're making some kind of exception for Murray but wouldn't for Ohtani.
     
  41. SC

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  42. SC

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    If this loophole is opened, what’s to stop a team from drafting an elite kid, giving him $50k as a first round pick, use all that extra slot money on other players, then sign the kid to a MLB deal months later and make up the difference plus some?
     
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  43. Rammer Jammer

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    Cause there is no risk in football right.
     
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  44. Rammer Jammer

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    I also don’t think his that good a baseball player to warrant all this
     
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  45. Truman

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    Money wise, it’s much less
     
  46. Rammer Jammer

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    I’m all for going to get your money, but if it takes another 15M and a 40 man spot on top of the 4.66 you already got to play baseball then it’s obvious to me you would rather play football just be a man and say that and no one would have any problems.
     
  47. MG2

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    My guess is MLB would disallow it under the premise that Murray's situation isn't a circumvention of the rules for the purposes of gaining an advantage, while your hypothetical clearly would be.
     
  48. lazy bum

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    you're blaming him for getting his biggest possibly payday?
     
  49. SC

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    Probably so, though I think other teams are going to loudly call bullshit if MLB terms this a one-time exception.