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

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

  1. dblplay1212

    dblplay1212 Well-Known Member
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    That's what I meant. Having money and spending money are two different things. They've shown no desire to spend money.
     
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  2. MG2

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    If he's willing to do a 1-year deal, I can maybe see it. I can't see any way Boston goes more than 1 year with all the deals they have to do the next 2 years and where they are with the tax currently.
     
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  3. FightingCock

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    Spent 23 mil onDonaldson. Its there. Not long term commitments though, with an eye on locking up our core long term
     
  4. Cornelius Suttree

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  5. IanC

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    I've seen it said that he could go the mercenary route. Wait until a contender has injuries in the bullpen or just gets desperate.
     
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  6. Wallcoq

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    I think the market just normalized and front offices got smarter. Neither are “great” signings from a long term perspective. No slight on either, I’d take either on my team for 2019.
     
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  7. SC

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    Kimbrel's down in Florida just hanging out, so I keep assuming he's signing somewhere soon.
     
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  8. Cornelius Suttree

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    the Giants team page on The Athletic has a headline that reads "Signing Drew Pomeranz is the best move of the Giants offseason"

    man they are awful right now and project to be that way for a while
     
  9. joey jo-jo jr shabadoo

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    this sentence would be embarrassing even if we were talking about the yomiuri giants
     
  10. Wallcoq

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    Damn, what is dead for Toronto? I know Tulo, but not for $35.
     
  11. Sterling A

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    Tulo for 19 million, Russell martin for 16 mil
     
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  12. tylerdolphin

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  13. bro

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    :beaver:
     
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  14. MG2

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  15. MG2

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  16. Fidelio

    Fidelio Next thing I know, I’m seeing tail lights
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    Damn that’s a bummer
     
  17. Fecta23

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    Machado should ( key word) be really good for at least the first 7ish years of that contract and then shouldn't fall off a cliff the last 3ish. I think its actually a pretty good contract, even long term. The Harper one is a little scarier because of the 3 extra years.
     
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  18. Wallcoq

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    I was thinking about Dallas and Kimbrel when I typed that out. I don't think either will get more than three years and not at near the annual average that they want. Not really a hot take considering it's the 7th of March.

    I agree with your post about the other two deals.
     
  19. Fecta23

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    Well fuck me for not reading lol. Agree with you on those two :beerchug:
     
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  20. IanC

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  21. devine

    devine hi, i am user devine
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    teel this is embarrassing even for you
     
  22. teel

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    tough tough scene
     
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  23. Simon Templar

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  24. spagett

    spagett Got ya, spooked ya
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    Probably why Bruce decided this was his last year.
     
  25. IanC

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    They are taking it slow with Jimmy Nelson but he has progressed without incident from his first two live bp sessions and will finally see game action next.

     
  26. MG2

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    Maldanado allegedly turned down 2/$12M from Houston at the start of the winter.

     
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  27. tradercane

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    Boras does well for his big clients but is pretty inept when it comes to guys like Maldonado.
     
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  28. Charles DeMar

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  29. MG2

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    Boras is like a coach who says he has to treat all of his players the same. You can't do that because some are better than others, and they all have different personalities.

    Boras uses the same strategy with Jose Iglesias and Martin Maldanado as he does Bryce Harper, and it's pretty clear that in 2018-19 that just doesn't work at that level of the market. Those guys need to find a decent deal and take it while it's there because it's not going to be there for long.
     
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  30. Charles DeMar

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    Yeah, just following along as an Astros fan I expected Keuchel to be signed by now and Marwin Gonzalez to have gotten more and a longer deal than what he got with the Twins. And now it sounds like Maldonado missed out on close to 10M and another year of guaranteed money by turning down the Astros’ 2-year offer early on. Oh well, at least Boras is still getting his commission so all is not lost, right?!?! ;)

     
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  31. teel

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    lmao please be good

     
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  32. Arkadin

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    It's a 5 year deal.barring something crazy happening.
     
  33. visa

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    If it stays fair lmao
     
  34. Boo MFer!

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    Alonso is such a big, dumb animal, and I love him so much.
     
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  35. MG2

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    Adam Jones to Arizona on a 1-year deal
     
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  36. SC

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    One less thing for MLB writers to bitch about now on twitter.
     
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  37. Trofie

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    Hopefully that ends the Marte in cf experiment
     
  38. MG2

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    Apparently Marte is going to be a utility guy and Jones is playing CF.
     
  39. dblplay1212

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  40. Trofie

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    I dont understand it. As long as he plays everyday I'm fine with it
     
  41. jplaYa

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    Brian McCann went 6 to midnight reading this.
     
  42. MG2

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    Miggy back to doing Miggy things

     
  43. Clown Baby

    Clown Baby I don’t cry. I Saab.

    Damn, I guess Bryce really is the man

     
  44. IanC

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  45. IanC

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  46. Truman

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    Carlos Martinez probably going to start the year on the IL. : /
     
  47. Tobias

    Tobias doubtful...not with brexit
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    the national league is literally SAVING baseball you're all welcome

    #NLStrong



    teel devine
     
  48. teel

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    So you’re saying presenting unbiased facts for over a year and allowing people to draw their own conclusions isn’t a schtick?!? It appears the conclusions are rolling in!
     
  49. Tobias

    Tobias doubtful...not with brexit
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    some of us root for the national league bc we know it is baseball's best chance to survive. those who don't join us seem like they want the sport to die. you hate to see that!