2017 MLB Offseason Haps

Discussion in 'The Other 29' started by chops, Oct 11, 2017.

  1. IWMB
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    Problem with the Nats is they're cheap. That's how they ended up with Dusty when they could've had Bud Black but lowballed him.
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    Maybe they’ll be the team with the combination of cheapness and balls to finally bring back the player-manager role.
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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

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    chops never met prope

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    2017 @IBWAA AL Cy Young goes to Corey Kluber of the @Indians. Chris Sale, Luis Severino, Carlos Carrasco, Justin Verlander 2nd thru 5th.

    2017 @IBWAA NL Cy Young goes to Max Scherzer of the @Nationals. Clayton Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez 2nd thru 5th.
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

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    Cheeses Nice game, pretty boy Cupcake Mod

    All 10 CY nominees were in the playoffs. Crazy how that works.

    :earwax:
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    2 of them are former White Sox.

    Traded Gio away twice.
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

    This and the Manager of the year announcement a few days ago reminded me of how utterly archaic the schedule is for announcing regular season award winners. Both Cy Young winners last pitched about a month ago.

    Yeah, I know that this is strictly for regular season performance, but who the hell cares at this point? World Series ended two weeks ago. Enjoy your regular season awards, CLE and WAS!
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    No surprise given that full teardown and rebuild is the current preferred method to develop a winner.
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    Barves hire Alex Anthopoulos to be their new General Manager.

    I really like it. I think they're in great hands.

    EDIT: Better yet, the Braves wanted Dayton Moore but the Royals said no. Despite their WS title, I don't think Moore is all that great so I'm glad he's staying in KC.
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    5'6 guy wins AL MVP.

    And IWMB wonders why I like baseball 1,000 times more than basketball.
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    Mike Trout not one of the finalists because he only played in 114 games?
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    What do you mean by finalist? He finished 3rd.
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    Radio update this morning claimed the finalists were Altuve, Judge and Jose Ramirez
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    This is literally the first time I've ever heard of Andrelton Simmons in my life.

    :cuban:
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    Andrelton...just rolls off the tongue. :getsmart:
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    Start the Toronto Rape Culture thread?
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    I put my poutine in her putang, eh?
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    Seattle is certainly a good place to go to die in the baseball world. Good choice.
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    Retarded Ox I wish Quaye would hug me.

    Didn’t seem to hurt Ichiro, if he’s as good as they say, he will get the recognition
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    Or guys like Felix Hernandez, Griffey, A-Rod, Randy Johnson
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    Yes guys, very good. You’ve proven it’s possible to be both a good player and have played for Seattle. My point is that their immediate future is pretty bleak, so he’ll probably be playing for a losing team for the duration of his contract. They’re shitty and have one of the worst farm systems in baseball, so unless they’re bringing over every good FA available for the next 3-5 offseasons, Seattle is a good place to die in the baseball world.
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    What 20 year old gives a shit about winning? Money and Asian sluts = Seattle. Duh.
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    Fair point. Although he’s not really getting much money wherever he goes (unless going to Seattle assures some billion dollar Nintendo contract). Otherwise there’s plenty of Asian girls in San Diego but with 10x better weather — and they’ll lose plenty, too.
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    Plenty of Asian girls in Chicago too!
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    He'll probably sign with the Cubs just to annoy me.
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    I don’t see him going to the Cubs based on the criteria of wanting an AL team in a small market on the west coast, but yeah - Murphy’s law would love to fuck Sox fans so why not.
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    BeviBall No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    He wants to DH so NL teams are probably all long shots/dongslots.
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    Cubs would be an odd choice if he speaks with Fukudome.

    But at least they already have some t-shirts printed.

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    The only NL teams I see as having a legitimate shot are the Giants and Dodgers, but even then, I'm inclined to believe this is Seattle's to lose. I don't think the Dodgers have an OF spot to hand Ohtani when he's not pitching. The Giants are a tire fire of an old team with no prospects. Also, Seattle knows how to treat a Japanese import properly.

    Of course, the NL could ditch the P batting rule any time they like, because it is stupid and boring.
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    Ah, but you see, strategy and such.
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    Frankly, I would be wary of letting him pitch and hit and he should be wary of trying to do it. I think if he tries, he won't be very good at either. The chances of his being a Hideki Matsui/Hideo Nomo clone are pretty small, IMO.
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    Yeah, seems like a bad idea for a team to forego the DH (i.e. someone whose main skill set is hitting at the major league level) for an unproven guy who is also expected to pitch at a high level every 5 days. Having a single player who can produce a 4.50 ERA and hit .240 isn't really doing anybody any good. If anything, his hitting would seem like more of an asset to an NL team that is used to having a hole in the 9 spot for the pitcher, no?
  45. IWMB
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    I don't think a team would forego the DH. They'd let him occupy that spot 3-4 days a week and not have him hit when he's pitching.
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    OK, so foregoing the DH half the time.
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    Oh, so you mean the player who primarily DHs, not foregoing the use of the DH rule.

    That's the direction the league has been going anyway. Only 4 players qualified as a full time DH last year.
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    Maybe the Sox will sign my brother Ji-Hwan Bae
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