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

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by teel, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. dblplay1212

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    Part of the problem is the MLBPA doesn't give a shit about Vlad Jr. They had to wait out the process and now they aren't willing to concede any of their money to help those coming behind them.
     
  2. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I don’t cry. I Saab.

  3. MG2

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    The math checks out

     
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  4. poor paul

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  5. You and You

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    For the record, I've actually stated essentially the same as what you did.

    Players should be getting paid for their peak year performance during their peak years and not have to wait through the arbitration process.
     
  6. Truman

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  7. Fidelio

    Fidelio Next thing I know, I’m seeing tail lights
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    That’s a balk
     
  8. Fidelio

    Fidelio Next thing I know, I’m seeing tail lights
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  9. Rammer Jammer

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    I see no problem with the tweet the guys that tweeted I feel are more taking up for/ slashing warning those 2nd tier or 3rd tier players that aren’t getting jobs because of the owners don’t want to pay even a small amount to get them. No reason Dallas Keuchel or Adam Jones should still be free agents. To me this has more to do with the owners not making the product on the field the best it can be.
     
  10. Truman

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    Derek Goold was talking about the salaries on his podcasts. Brought up a good point about how with TV contracts, attendance isnt as important to run a profit for the team. Thus putting a good product on the field to drive attendance is a lot less critical than it use to be.
     
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  11. dblplay1212

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  12. theregionsitter

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  13. bro

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    Pretty weak offer by Yankees
     
  14. dblplay1212

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    I wouldn't call 7 years at $32m weak. It sounds like it's right about where everyone else is. If the rumors of him wanting to play in NY are true, then they really dont need to go beyond everyone else. Make a fair offer and hope he comes.
     
  15. theregionsitter

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    White Sox just need to come in and end this already
     
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  16. dblplay1212

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    I'm hoping the Yankees plan was to sit back, let everyone else offer, then just match the high bid. Much better than bidding against themselves. Now I hope another team doesnt get stupid. :ohdear:
     
  17. theregionsitter

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    White Sox could spend another $125 mil and still be profitable this year. Hoping they get stupid

    There is no 3b any where in the minors, they need this guy

    I’ll be fucking pissed if they end up with Mike Moustakas
     
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  18. clemsontyger04

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    Doesnt he want to play ss?
     
  19. wtx

    wtx you don't want zero problems big fella
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  20. theregionsitter

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    He told White Sox management he would play 3b if asked

    That was confirmed by a bunch of current White Sox players who have reached out to him such as Abreu and Moncada
     
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  21. electronic

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    Would serve the rest of the teams right if the Yankees stayed back while the market artificially collapsed and then took Harper AND Machado on relatively affordable deals.
     
  22. SC

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    Sam Miller wrote a really good piece for ESPN this week about how this current environment could be doomsday for small-market teams, in that most premier free agents are still going to the big teams because they can pay more, but also that the big teams are getting discounts on the talent because of the depressed FA climate. Machado to NYY for ~$220M would be another example of that, to me at least.
     
  23. MG2

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    I'm not sure if small market owners would agree with that, although I guess some of that depends on the way the Yankees and Dodgers treat the tax in future seasons. I could see small market front offices believing what you're saying because they have to put together the teams to beat the Yankees, Red Sox and others, but I have to believe small market owners are pretty pleased with the current state of the sport.
     
  24. bro

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    this can't be real
     
  25. Weedlord420

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    3 year 100 million deal by aging Papa Lerner to fully exhaust our window.
     
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  26. Wallcoq

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    I would agree based on source.
     
  27. SC

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    Yeah, was less from a business perspective and more from a "small market teams that would like to actually compete and win things" deal.
     
  28. Boo MFer!

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    This is pretty good. Open tweet for the full picture.

     
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  29. Tobias

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    joe having a normal one online

     
  30. devine

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    And baseball survives to see another year, thank god we did not cave to fake baseball fans

     
  31. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

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    he uses venus as a tax haven, so its hard to say
     
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  32. Boo MFer!

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    Each pitcher must face 3 batters? Won’t somebody think of the LOOGY?
     
  33. Tobias

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    thank you commissioner the real fans of baseball are grateful
     
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  34. wtx

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    it’s gonna happen

    :deerstandnotkneel:
     
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  35. devine

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    It literally says it’s not gonna happen
     
  36. wtx

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    i literally didn’t say when it’ll happen but it’ll be soon

    :banderas:
     
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  37. devine

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    Yeah I bet :roll:
     
  38. Tobias

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    N
     
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  39. Tobias

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    L
     
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  40. Tobias

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  41. Tobias

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  42. Tobias

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  43. Tobias

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  44. Tobias

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  45. Tobias

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  46. wtx

    wtx you don't want zero problems big fella
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    which league has won the last couple of ws? the one with the dh, right? correct me if i’m wrong.
     
  47. Tobias

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    this is like vanderbilt fans chanting sec because of bama being good. pretty sad stuff tbh
     
  48. Truman

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    Implementing the DH on this short of notice would have been BS. Any of those rules except the pitch clock on short notice is a bit unfair.
     
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  49. devine

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    I would hope a league that has to use a gimmick to attract players and more fans could win a few championships here and there
     
  50. wtx

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