***2019 MLB Thread: Making Daddy Proud***

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  1. dblplay1212

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    I hate to be pro owner but I get them not wanting to pay out $400m on amateur kids when no money is coming in and no answer to when it will. Idk what the answer is.
     
  2. MG2

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    It's completely short sighted because the damage to the clubs that would occur from skipping over an entire draft/International signing period would be massive. I get that you're losing money in the short term on it, but the teams are hurt in the long term for it.

    The average draft class is going to cost $8-12M. The high end is around $15M. Throw in an extra $4-5.5M for International signings. I don't think skipping all those moves is the answer to the problem. It sucks, but sometimes you bite the bullet and take a short term loss for a long term win.
     
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  3. SC

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    Split it up amongst teams, and it's ~$12M per on average. Not nothing, but that's not sending them to the poor house either. Biggest draft pool for a team was just over $16M last year.
     
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  4. MG2

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    And MLB fighting the service time thing at all is embarrassingly stupid. If they can't comprehend how dumb that is and they're trying to steal another year from players like that, we might as well get used to no baseball now because the work stoppage that's going to start any time between July 2021 and December 2021 is going to last a long time.
     
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  5. dtx

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    don’t know how billionaires could recover from losing that 25mil max
     
  6. MG2

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    I also don't get the premise of how doubleheaders and neutral site games are magically going to make up much money. Maybe in select markets some doubleheaders draw well, but I doubt they will in a lot of places. And no one is going to neutral site games. Baseball just doesn't work that way. They have trouble drawing TV ratings on Wednesday ESPN games with contending teams, and they have hard trouble drawing in a lot of the warm weather/dome places for their own markets.

    That whole thing feels like "we're paying players for full seasons and we're going to make them play as many games as we can to make them earn it."
     
  7. MG2

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    It's not even that high. 13 teams last year had bonus pools below $8M. Only four teams were over $11.5M.

    I think the answer, if anything, would be to shorten the draft this year to only 15-20 rounds (maybe even stop at 10). Saves you the money on the back end, and works out with the NCAA allowing the extra year of eligibility to guys who might not be willing to sign for day 3 money this year anyway. Would think that would save teams at least a million or two.

    https://www.mlb.com/news/2019-mlb-draft-pools-and-bonus-values
     
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  8. LookslikeUofI

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  9. MG2

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    This is also very stupid, IMO, although I guess I can't say for sure without knowing what the criteria is at the end.

     
  10. Rammer Jammer

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  11. Jack Parkman

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    Boston is tanking aren’t they
     
  12. dblplay1212

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    If you're going to miss a season, this is probably the one to miss.
     
  13. MG2

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    Is he going to be able to get that surgery done soon? Seems like now isn't going to be a great time for something like Tommy John surgery.
     
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  14. dblplay1212

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    He's rich. Rules don't apply.
     
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  15. poor paul

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    yeah, I'm sure Dr. Andrews is still available for Chris Sale.
     
  16. Rammer Jammer

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  17. Willpépé

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    Bauer's sneakers killed me.
     
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  18. Truman

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    And the banging the trash can
     
  19. BamaNug

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    Who has MLB The Show 2019 on ps4 and wants to get smoked tonight?
     
  20. dblplay1212

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    Get 20 imo
     
  21. Drown ‘Em

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    Is it worth it? I’m still rocking ‘17.
     
  22. dblplay1212

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    Updated roster in ranked games is worth it to me.
     
  23. killerwvu

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  24. dtx

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    don’t know if i can make it through quarantine without some baseball
     
  25. Willpépé

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    It’s horrible.
     
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  26. Jean-Ralphio

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    No no guys this is great. Now the dodgers gets fucked in the mookie trade and i dont have to watch a team that doesnt have a rotation.

    but also yes it sucks.
     
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  27. Dr. Richard Cranium

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  28. bro

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  29. Tobias

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    i really thought this was going to be the year that we finally win a playoff series :(
     
  30. Stone Cold Steve Austin

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  31. Truman

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    6 uniforms seems like a lot.
     
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  32. Boo MFer!

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  33. MG2

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    Damn

     
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  34. MG2

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    The timing of that kind of makes me wonder if he's had something where they knew it was partially torn or something, and he's using this situation as the time to have the surgery because he'll miss fewer games.

    I don't recall there being any news of an injury prior to this.
     
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  35. Cornelius Suttree

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  36. Willpépé

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    It also makes me wonder if the season is a complete wash and we just dont know it yet.
     
  37. Fusiontegra

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    Make the mistake of clicking on the Junior story on ESPN.

    Guess I'm watching clips for the next 2 hours.
     
  38. MG2

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    Some stuff the other day from Rosenthal/Stark saying the compromise draft thought for MLB/PA could be only 2-3 rounds. That seems oddly short to me, but it's better than nothing. I think 10 makes more sense.
     
  39. Jack Parkman

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  40. Tarpon Nole

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    I just don't see being able to get 140-150 games in
     
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  41. MG2

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    Or what the point of even trying is. The product would suffer, teams in the playoffs would be completely gassed, and the idea of playing a postseason in November/December at neutral sites is just dumb.
     
  42. Tarpon Nole

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    Come up with a plan to play x amount of division games. Then play y amount of league games. Scrap all interleague games.

    Very that schedule based on when you can start up. Playoffs start same date previously planned
     
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  43. dtx

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    cap it at 100 this year imo
     
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  44. dblplay1212

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    Sign me up for this.
     
  45. Degausser

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    I'd be thrilled to get this. Without a bunch double headers, we'd pretty much have to start back by early June to make this happen. While nobody knows, I wouldn't bet on that happening right now.
     
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  46. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    In more important news we have been graced with the triumphant return of Cistulli and Dayn Perry to Fangraphs Audio
     
  47. Willpépé

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    Can’t scrap the inter league games because leagues have 15 each. They won’t want teams to have off for 3 day stretches. Not saying I disagree with you but you know they’ll try to get blood out of the stone.
     
  48. poor paul

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    Today was supposed to be opening day.

    :(
     
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  49. Tarpon Nole

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    I was saying scrap the current schedule all together. throw something together for multiple start dates

    otherwise the only thing to do is say whenever we start, we start. Anything that wasn’t played, doesn’t get played. Some teams will have more divisional games, some will have more off days, some will have more road games. It is what it is
     
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