***2020 MLB Thread: Nice swing bitch!***

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by teel, Jul 23, 2020.

  1. theregionsitter

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    This has been a weird offseason as expected, but man its quiet on Bauer. I think he's really looking for the big long term deal but will end up on a crazy one year deal and be like see I told you this the whole time
     
  2. MG2

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  3. theregionsitter

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    If I was running a front office I’d be running away from Bauer on anything but one year
     
  4. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    I feel like I am less annoyed by Rose with either football or baseball but I don't remember what one is which.
     
  5. El_Pato

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    Perfect that Major League is on Epix right now
     
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  6. zeberdee

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    are these two trying to get a reality show on Bravo or something?
     
  7. theregionsitter

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    Are the Dolan’s preparing to move the “Cleveland Baseball Team?”

    No salary, no name, no attendance, and the stadium lease is expiring in 2023

    This is a pretty ugly situation
     
  8. bwi2

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  9. burnttatertot

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    Bobby Bonilla and his contract.
     
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  10. zeberdee

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  11. tylerdolphin

    tylerdolphin My spoon is too big
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    So he's alleging that pitchers are using stuff to help grip the baseball? Woah.
     
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  12. dblplay1212

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    Another article.

     
  13. Truman

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    RIP Tommy Lasorda
     
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  14. Jack Parkman

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  15. Truman

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    What a potty mouth!
     
  16. zeberdee

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    sorry if "too soon" but this is hysterical if you remember the original meme.

     
  17. bro

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    damn
     
  18. bwi2

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    Harkins got railroaded by the Angels/league, another self-own by Manfred
     
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  19. teel

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    RIP Tommy. Sign me up for 93 years
     
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  20. Vinegar Strokes

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    Didn’t the white Sox just hire him as manager over the summer?
     
  21. bro

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    Goddamit
     
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  22. MG2

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    Schwarber to the Nats on a one-year deal. Not sure if he ends up a DH there or not, but I kind of thought he'd be better served going somewhere and playing 1B instead of continuing to to be OF.
     
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  23. MG2

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    Schwarber got $10M which is great for him.
     
  24. teel

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    I don’t think it’s talked enough how insane it is teams are expected to put a roster together not even knowing what the fucking rules are yet
     
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  25. dblplay1212

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    I thought they announced no DH? Or maybe suggested that?
     
  26. bwi2

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    so $16 million total for .160 hitters in left and at first
     
  27. MG2

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    They're both due, so you've got that going for you to start the season.
     
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  28. bwi2

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    I don’t hate the deals in a vacuum - certainly don’t mind giving up nothing to see if Josh Bell can be good - but it’s not how I would spend my resources for what might be Max’s last ride (at least with this team)
     
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  29. MG2

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    I think Schwarber is an interesting bounce back guy if he stops trying to pull everything and tries to get back to being the hitter he was pre-injury/whatever the Cubs do to hitters. I found him a lot more interesting as that bonce back candidate around $5M than $10M, though. Seems like in this market you can get 2-3 decent position players for $10M.
     
  30. teel

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    Definitely have not
     
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  31. Truman

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    Forgot what the Kemp debate/joke was itt but lol

     
  32. Dr. Richard Cranium

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    Scwarber is actually not that bad in the field. He has a big arm so that makes up for his lack of range
     
  33. Bankz

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    He’s gotten better every year. I don’t know if range has improved but he’s not afraid to be in space. That’s one thing early on that was a big issue. Going back on balls not knowing how much space he had. Was super tentative. That’s understandable with him playing our of position. He’s serviceable in left.
     
  34. Cornelius Suttree

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    Lol this POS will definitely help that Philly pen

     
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  35. MG2

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  36. teel

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  37. teel

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  38. dtx

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  39. MG2

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    I love Lindor, but I have a feeling the NY and national media coverage of him this year is going to annoy me a lot.
     
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  40. Truman

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  41. teel

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    Jon Morosi is gonna be talking about his smile in 5 different languages in between 2028 WBC analysis
     
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  42. MG2

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    I know they are different sports with somewhat different business models in terms of how they make revenue, but NFL teams have fired seven coaches and six GMs after playing a full season with a $200M+ cap in front of empty stadiums. The cap will go down next year, but no one anticipates teams won't spend in FA. Pretty much every NBA team spent not only well above the cap floor, but most of them are around $10M over the cap, with several teams as deep into the tax as teams have gone over the last decade. And MLB teams are all crying poor with 80% of MLB free agents still out there and no real end in sight to the gridlock.

    MLB owners and the commissioner's office are the worst in sports right now, and the competition for that title is fierce when you consider the stuff that has happened with lockouts in the NBA, NFL and NHL.
     
  43. Truman

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  44. MG2

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    This market is so weird
     
  45. Cornelius Suttree

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  46. theregionsitter

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    Hendriks was in high demand, Blue Jays also really wanted him. Not a surprise he got big dollars

    White Sox had him as #1 on their board all offseason, not converting would have been really bad. His contract is also heavily backloaded. Sox expect 3 million plus fans again in 22, 23. 24. They will likely carry a 175-200 million payroll in those years but won’t break 140 this year
     
  47. MG2

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    There's no action at all in this market, and the only stuff that seems to be happening is done by one of three or four teams. Yet just about every deal that has come out has seemed at worst reasonable, and generally higher than I would have anticipated even in a normal year.
     
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  48. Truman

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    It's fun when your team has significantly improved relative to the rest of the division and the only move was declining the option on your Gold Glove 2B
     
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