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vansmack

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« Reply #2025 on: February 17, 2018, 11:22:55 pm »
I'd be shocked if he lasts the entire year as both a starting pitcher and hitter..... my prediction is that they eventually choose one or the other depending on how he's doing..... I could easily be wrong, but in any case, it's gonna be pretty interesting to watch.....

You're more optimistic then I am. He blows his elbow out by Aug 1.  Doesn't pitch or bat after that until the 2020 season, and they make the ALCS, maybe even the World Series and lose the series and Trout in free agency to Yankees or Phillies instead of trading him after this season, costing  the team 3-4 prospects.

But I'm a lifelong Halo's fan and have seen it all, so know what to expect.
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« Reply #2026 on: February 18, 2018, 01:17:35 am »
Hosmer to the Padres. 8 years, $144m with an opt out after 5 years that has zero chance of being exercised.
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« Reply #2027 on: February 19, 2018, 02:24:48 pm »

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« Reply #2028 on: February 19, 2018, 02:45:05 pm »
Not enough

vansmack

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« Reply #2029 on: February 19, 2018, 06:39:20 pm »
JD Martinez to the Red Sox, 5 years, $110m, opt out after 2 seasons.
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« Reply #2030 on: February 19, 2018, 07:09:59 pm »
JD Martinez to the Red Sox, 5 years, $110m, opt out after 2 seasons.
Thats a pretty good deal, actually.
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« Reply #2031 on: February 19, 2018, 07:17:49 pm »
JD Martinez to the Red Sox, 5 years, $110m, opt out after 2 seasons.
Thats a pretty good deal, actually.

Agreed, though it's very front loaded.  $50m for the first two seasons, which just about forces the opt out and allows him to go for more, freeing up the Red Sox to make a run at Trout.
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« Reply #2032 on: February 21, 2018, 04:11:08 pm »
I'm hearing Carlos Gomez to the Rays for $4m.  That's absurdly low, even with his bad attitude.  How the O's let that slip by is beyond me.
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Re: The MLB Thread
« Reply #2033 on: February 21, 2018, 04:27:16 pm »
Bryce is such an ass

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« Reply #2034 on: March 05, 2018, 03:02:42 pm »
The Cardinals extended the contract of Paul DeJong, last year's ROY runner-up for 6 years, plus two team options.  It's the longest/most expensive extension ever for a player with less than one year of service time (108 games, 443 plate appearances).

Normally I would say this is premature, but look at the track record of players the Cards have extended before their free agency period:  Molina, Wainwright, Shumaker, Garcia, Motte, Craig, Carpenter, Walden, Lynn, Jay, Wong, Piscotty and now DeJong.  After a solid streak, they hit a bit of a slowdown, but dealt Craig before he imploded (or perhaps caused his implosion), I could have told them Walden was a mistake, and it's too early to tell on Wong, but just about everything worked out (recognizing that Piscotty wanted to move home to be closer to his sick mother).

I would love to know how that franchise assesses talent.  One other thing to point out - none of them were represented by Scott Boras.
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« Reply #2035 on: March 08, 2018, 11:30:27 pm »
Moustakas back to the Royals, one year $5.5m (!) Plus a $1m bonus. Mutual $15m option for next year.

Just a reminder, he turned down a qualifying offer of over $17m from the Royals for this season.
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« Reply #2036 on: March 11, 2018, 09:41:45 pm »
Olney: Nobody may want an offseason do-over more than Scott Boras

It's funny, until he makes the world pay him back for Harper next season.
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« Reply #2037 on: March 11, 2018, 09:47:50 pm »
Phillies spent big this offseason (by their standards anyway) by adding Arrieta with a 3-year $75m deal.

Arrieta, 3yrs, $75m
Carlos Santana, 3 yrs, $60m
Tommy Hunter, 2 yrs $18
Pat Neshek, 2 yrs, $16.25m

What's interesting about that?

Not a single contract goes beyond 2020, also known hometown hero Mike Trout's free agent year.

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« Reply #2038 on: March 12, 2018, 09:34:06 am »
Realized my MLB.tv was on auto-renew. Guess I have to watch the 2018 Tigers now. Christ.
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« Reply #2039 on: March 16, 2018, 05:16:04 pm »
Astros reach contract extension with Jose Altuve, 5 years $151m.
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