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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by One Man Wolfpack, Jul 2, 2016.
It's a cluster fuck. Wish there was something in contract that voided them for crazy shit like this.
It's pretty wild there isn't some kind of behavior clause or whatever.
Seriously. Are choices are, play him, or eat 50 million.
It's really shitty and fucks up our low payroll club.
Who is that?
looks like he drops bombs
Ohtani part deux obviously
He’s gonna get Tsutsugo comps but he’s a better hitter and a much much better fielder. He’s got a cannon for an arm. He plays RF in the NPB but could easily play LF.
Call me when we get Kenshin Kawakami again
Can someone translate the squiggles?
Pretty solid numbers out of the pen for the Giants last year; 11+ K/9 and a 1.24 WHIP in 21.2 IP last year.
Guessing he’s getting Tomlin’s innings.
AA with that Nick Saban 4D chess
It’s not official until DOB quote tweets himself.
I wonder where I can get an "L" added to my Luke Jackson jersey... Or, should I just get it changed to say "The Duke"?
Drop the “The”. Just DUKE
then people will think he’s a blue devil fan (and thus think he’s an irredeemable racist)
No one who matters will make this silly mistake
can you get them changed? i have a jason heyward i would love to make… anything else
I'm embarrassed to admit that I don't actually have a Luke Jackson jersey, but I would imagine you can get the nameplate changed.
chuck did an interview with dob this week where they talked about a bunch of shit and he raised a really good point
biggest problem with a possible lockout is injured guys not having their rehab overseen by the team doctors and training staff. could be something to possibly delay his comeback (and soroka) just from a pure logistical standpoint
God, it’s good to hear that crack again.
Just nothing like it in the bigs.
“If you try to only hit homers you're not going to hit the ball.”
Do as i say not as i do
Just your game 4 back to back home runs to take the lead in the bottom of the 7th to start your day off on the right foot
From Rosenthal in the Athletic:
Rosenthal: Best bet for Freddie Freeman; why Rangers are so aggressive; how high for Marcus Semien?; more notes
The best guess still is that the Braves will keep Freddie Freeman. It’s almost unthinkable they would lose him after winning their first World Series since 1995 and generating a staggering amount of revenue in the process. Even the fact that Freeman reached free agency is not cause for particular alarm. DJ LeMahieu, J.T. Realmuto and Justin Turner all re-signed with their previous clubs after hitting the open market last offseason, and not one of those deals came before Jan. 27.
Still, all it takes is one team, right? One team to make Freeman feel more love than he evidently is feeling from the Braves, one team to wine him, dine him, woo him and – uh, don’t forget this part – pay him the most money. Three big-market clubs – the Dodgers, Yankees and Red Sox – have at least a theoretical opening at first base. Whether those teams would prioritize Freeman over more pressing needs is an open question. But any club with a possible fit would be negligent if it simply dismissed the idea.
This isn’t that complicated. It has never been that complicated. The benchmark for Freeman’s next deal is the five-year, $130 million extension the Cardinals awarded first baseman Paul Goldschmidtbeginning in 2020, Goldschmidt’s age 32 season. Freeman is entering his age 32 season. The two are quite comparable as players, but over the past eight years, it’s Freeman whose adjusted OPS is higher.
True, the Cardinals carry larger payrolls than the Braves, but Freeman is now able to negotiate with all 30 teams, not just one the way Goldschmidt did. What, then, should be the terms of Freeman’s free-agent contract? Five years, $150 million? Six years, $175M? Somewhere in those ranges, most likely.
So, let’s play this out a bit.
The Yankees, sources told the New York Post’s Joel Sherman, do not appear to be participating at the top of the shortstop market. Their priority might be to extend right fielder Aaron Judge, who is entering his walk year. But imagine Freeman filling the role Anthony Rizzo played after joining the team last season, only at a higher level. Tempting, no?
The Dodgers, as presently constituted, would play Max Muncy at first and Trea Turnerat second. But if somehow they failed to re-sign shortstop Corey Seager, a player they seem to very much want back, they could replace his left-handed bat with Freeman’s, then play Muncy at second and Turner at short. An intriguing fallback, for sure.
The Red Sox learned during the postseason that playing Kyle Schwarber at first base was the baseball equivalent of banging a square peg into a round hole. Not to worry, they’ve got Bobby Dalbec at first, and another homegrown player, Triston Casas, behind him. Casas is one of the game’s top prospects. Freeman is the kind of player the Red Sox eventually would want him to be.
The odds of any of these clubs getting serious with Freeman remain long. The Yankees need to find at least a stopgap at short and address their pitching. The Dodgers are probably the favorites to sign Seager, who is said to be the itchiest of the big names to get a deal done before the expected start of the lockout on Dec. 2. And as much as Red Sox president of baseball operations Chaim Bloom talks about building a sustainable contender, it’s difficult to imagine him pivoting away from his two youngsters at first.
So, once the directions of teams become clearer, presumably after the lockout is over, the Braves still might be Freeman’s best bet. They already have offered him five years, $135 million, slightly above Goldschmidt, according to USA Today. They might not want to go much higher for a 32-year-old first baseman, even with the possibility that a new collective-bargaining agreement would include a universal DH (any player, including Freeman, would be less valuable as a DH than a first baseman). Still, it would be almost impossible for the Braves to explain losing Freeman when, as the only major-league team that is part of a publicly-traded company, their massive revenue numbers are no secret.
In a recent video presentation to investors, the Braves’ parent company, Liberty Media, discussed gains in local TV revenue (more than $100 million in 2023 and approaching $120 million in ’27, the final year of a 20-year deal), gate receipts (a club-record $107 million last season) and sponsorship revenue (about $80 million), according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Those numbers do not include the Braves’ share of central revenues from Major League Baseball and additional locally generated income from parking, concessions, merchandise, The Battery entertainment district, etc. Next season, in the afterglow of a Series title, the team’s overall take figures to be even greater.
Which isn’t to say the Braves should do something ridiculous and sign Freeman to an absurdly inflated contract. A fair deal would do it for a homegrown player who is revered by fans and teammates, a player still performing at an elite level, a player the Braves should be proud to retain. Such players do not come cheaply. And if the Braves won’t pay Freeman, rest assured that some other club will figure out a way to get it done.
Braves should be all over this.
Send them one of the outfielders maybe?
none of them are under contract
i'd cover a good amount of ozuna's money to get his bitch ass off the roster
I think he meant Pache/Waters
He really going to command that kind of return. What's left on his contract?
2022 at 10 mil and a club option for 2023 at 12
Really team-friendly deal
I meant Waters/Pache
Meaningless but still cool...Riley selected for all mlb team on the mlb network
So Pache and ozuna, two bitches gone in one trade.
No one is taking Ozuna in a trade.
Now it’s official.
I see everyone in here posting about Pache didn’t learn their lesson about prematurely doom-posting a prospect when Riley was struggling