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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by teel, Mar 29, 2018.
can we please keep the politics out of this thread thanks
On defensive third downs, the Bryant-Denny speakers always play C-Murder’s “Touch them other hitters cause I’m down for my hitters. I ride for my hitters, I’d die for my hitters.” Obviously, we want a universal DH.
I think the 3 our minimum is equally unfair to everyone and should be instituted.
universal dh but it has to be the manager
Time for Mark McGwire to get his shot
sign me up
they’ll just bring back beltre to manage the rangers
he's serving an 80 game suspension
Among current managers Craig Counsell would fare pretty well compared to his peers in the DH role
Give me Boone in extra innings.
also if skipper wants to pull your reliever before he's faced the minimum- you guessed it folks. skip is taking the bump.
Forcing a pitcher to face 3 batters is dumb if offense can regularly sub
Gary Carter in the HOF triggers the shit out of me.
Pitching coach, imo
My God. A reminder that these are 51-year-old hands.
tbf i think he just retired last year
Finally we are making big moves
More moves in 2019 than the Braves.
how in the fuck is brett anderson only 31
Pitchers and catchers reported for the Tigers today. They're going to suck, but still happy its here.
enough talk, lets get to some actual baseball
Good lord at this signing bonus. I assume he's highly thought of?
According to Ben Badler (subs. req’d), the Yankees are expected to sign Dominican outfield prospect Jasson Dominguez when the 2019-20 international signing period opens July 2nd. With international amateur free agents, “expected to sign” is usually code for “the two sides have a deal in place and are waiting for the signing period to open so they can make it official.”
Badler says Dominguez will receive a signing bonus in the $5M range, which is absolutely massive. The largest signing bonus the Yankees have ever given an international amateur is the $3.2M bonus they gave Dermis Garcia in July 2014. To the best of my knowledge the Yankees have only ever given four amateur players a signing bonus worth $3M or more:
Andrew Brackman: $3.35M (2007 first round pick)
Blake Rutherford: $3.282M (2016 first round pick)
Dermis Garcia: $3.2M (international free agent in July 2014)
Gary Sanchez: $3M (international free agent in July 2009)
Brackman’s bonus was part of a four-year Major League contract worth $4.55M. The largest bonus given to an international amateur during the hard cap era (2017-present) is the $3.825M bonus the Rays gave shortstop Wander Franco in July 2017, so yeah, Dominguez’s upcoming bonus is enormous.
Uh oh... Is a decision near?!?!
I can’t take much more of this wait
He's the top international prospect for the class per Fangraphs.
Thanks. Seems crazy to spend $5m on a 16 year old but I guess it's worth the gamble if you hit on a star.
Also crazy that this 16 yr old will get more in a signing bonus than Aaron Judge has in his signing bonus ($1.8m) and 6 years of playing (3 minors, 3 big league years including this season) with the Yankees.
$5M is cheap. Take out the bonus pool nonsense and he would be getting a lot more than that. But hey, the players got clubhouse chefs out of the deal so it was worth it.
$5m for a 16 year old in a sport where players aren't as easy to project as others seems like a lot to me. Lebron at 16? Sure. A 16 year old baseball player? Idk man. Maybe he's Bryce Harper, but odds are he's not.
The only reason they're $5M instead of $200M is because of that difficulty to project. Yes, there's risk. The top International signings (according to MLB pipeline rankings from those seasons) in 2013, 15 and 17 were Eloy Jimenez, Vlad Jr. and Wander Franco. Those are three guys who are probably worth $100M+ each right now as far as assets. $5M for the chance at someone like that seems like a worthwhile gamble to me.
it is fucking stupid
i can’t believe we get insider info like this for free we truly are blessed
How does Heyman have a job. Worthless
and we're all going to be mad when he signs in San Fran.
His humor takes him a long way
Can he play?
Jeter is turning into the real life version of Rachel Phelps.
Heyman blocked me a couple years ago and i still have no idea why. I think that tweet is bait for him to figure out who else to block, as i imagine there were some pretty funny responses to it.
if I was failing as miserably at my job as these writers are this offseason I wouldn't be able to sleep at night.
I could do Heyman's job on the side. Follow every baseball writer/talking head/team on twitter, check twitter every 15 mins, tweet any bit of news as if I broke it and then wait two mins to send a follow out tweet giving credit to whomever had it first.
the only baseball guy i’m blocked by is evan grant because i told him he looked like a human thumb
I still don't get how Heyman is on MLBN. He works for websites even the hosts seem embarrassed to say out loud, and he has zero personality or TV presence. I know you need a deep bullpen when you're a 24/7 news outlet with one sport, but I've never understood how anyone could meet that guy and think he would be good on TV.
the braves beat writer had a meltdown over chris sale cutting his jersey up and i asked him "what the fuck are you talking about right now dave" and he blocked me within like 10 secs
it's not just Heyman though. he's just the biggest clown out of all of them, but nobody knows what is going on.
part of it I blame on the writers, but part of it I blame on the teams/league. the NBA & NFL are masters of controlling the news cycle and creating drama and interest in their league. MLB has had a massive story this offseason and all they've done with it is piss everyone off and convince them that the league is broken.
their news cycle control is just so bad. they announced the gold gloves and silver slugger awards right in the middle of a sunday night football game. you had to actively seek out information to even know it was happening. i know many itt may not care about those awards but even things like that should be used as a platform to give some spotlight to the sport
Well it makes sense. I’m sure he was in a dark place after cycling though his 14th Americana album of the day.