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MLB offseason thread

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by MichaelWinicki, Nov 4, 2016.

  1. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    OK the 2016 season is over with...

    We're on the cusp of free agency and teams have already started making moves.

    Let's talk it out!
     
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  2. dogunwo

    dogunwo Waves that make you sea-sick

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    You aren't wasting any time Mike, lol
     
  3. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Didn't last year either.

    Right after KC's parade. :D
     
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  4. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Sanchez will be the
    Judge and
    Didi will get a
    Bird and he will watch
    Frazier as he's Starlin
    Castro with not Gary but
    Justus Sheffield

    Just to name a few....

    I don't know that we buy any big names...
     
  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    The Astros picked up OF Nori Aoki off waivers from Seattle and traded P Pat Neseck to the Phils.

    Aoki is a low-power, gets on base kind of guy. Strictly a LF type. Probably not a starter but who knows.

    Neseck was provided the Astros with 2 good seasons of relief. Due to an overabundance of arms in the bull-pen they weren't going to pick up his option for this season. The Phils got a decent arm. The Astros are getting the infamous "player to be named later".
     
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  6. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Here are the players who have received qualifying offers from their respective clubs, which means if they sign elsewhere their club will get a draft pick:

    Bautista, Encarnacion,Trumbo, Desmond, Jansen, Turner, Hellickson, Walker, Cespedes, Fowler get qualifying offers

    Only 10 received QO's this year as opposed to the 20 of last season.

    Free agency starts tomorrow!
     
  7. Plankton

    Plankton Well-Known Member

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    I expect either Chapman or Greg Holland to be signed by the Yankees to be their closer.

    Starting pitching is next to non-existent in the FA market. If the Yanks are looking to upgrade their rotation, they'll have to do it via trade, or hope that Luis Severino gets his stuff together and James Kaprelian recovers from his arm issue.
     
  8. numnuts23

    numnuts23 Well-Known Member

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    I'm interested to see how the Rangers play this out. There is basically 1 year left of Darvish/Hamels combo. Do they go all out for this year or play it out and end up trading Darvish at deadline.

    The only way this year is for trades. FA class for pitching is WEAK. Maybe sign Hill to a short term deal, but that's about it besides a reclaim project like volquez.

    Need a 2/3 type in rotation, CF, DH, and 1B.

    Hill/Volquez/Cashner
    Gomez (risky long term, but Demond too $)
    Napoli (love him, but wasn't great at end of year so risky)
    EE (won't happen, but would be huge and give that big bat we need)
    Holiday - DH some OF
     
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  9. Trouty

    Trouty Caffeine pills and booze ... and Dak Prescott! Zone Supporter

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    I wanted Aoki two seasons ago, when it was clear we weren't going after Gordon, Cespedes, or Heyward, we have butchered our LF position in Halo land.
     
  10. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    I thought this was interesting.

    Yankees send McCann packing and get two projects.

    Pitcher 1 throws 100mph
    Pitcher 2 throws over 100mph

    I know it's not all about mph but if one can do a little something something in the 9th inning... CLOSER!
     
  11. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Mets re-sign Cespedes......4 years-110 million. Quite a lot of coin but we do need his bat.
     
  12. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    With today's signing of Beltran. Last week's signing of Reddick, the acquisition of McCann and the addition of a good OBP guy in Aoki, the Astros have a lineup that can compete with anyone.

    In addition they've greatly cut the number of guys who'll K 25% of the time.

    They get a little better pitching than last season and they're going to be a load for any team to handle.
     
  13. dexternjack

    dexternjack World Traveler

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    Pitching wins in the long run, they don't have it.......
     
  14. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Not proven yet... No.

    Bullpen they're one of the best in the league. Long relief, they've very good.

    It's the starting rotation that's an issue.

    But they have several "youngsters" that have some skins on the wall in the minors... They only need one of them to take off this season.
     
  15. Biggems

    Biggems White and Nerdy

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    I'm ok with the Beltran signing, but the guy I wanted the most this offseason was Encarnacion. He is younger, has more upside right now, and is more versatile. I doubt we still go after him, but if we do, hell yes.

    Still, I am pleased with most of our offseason. Just wish we could find a quality lefty for the starting rotation, but so do so many other teams and their fans.
     
  16. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Quality starting pitching from either side is the elephant in the room.
     
  17. REDVOLUTION

    REDVOLUTION Return to Dominance

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    Yankees
    One year deal $13 mil

    Matt Holiday

    20 hr
    94 hits
    .249
     
  18. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    It was a good signing by the Yanks.
     
  19. Doomsday

    Doomsday Rising Star

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    Nice to see my Red Sox improving their pitching, adding a stud lefty is a great move imo.
     
  20. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    That was a big time move for the Red Sox!

    For one reason or another these "dream" rotations do not often pan out due to one reason or another.

    It will certainly be interesting to watch.
     
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