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the blue jays have designated right-handed reliever ryan dull for assignment

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 19:21 (two months ago) link

too hot

Screamin' Jay Gould (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 29 October 2019 19:28 (two months ago) link

he wasn’t the right fit according to the Jays’ new cutting edge advanced statistical analysis.

omar little, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 21:43 (two months ago) link

After Strasburg's Game 6 start, we might as well start predicting whether he opts out of his contract. Over the past three years, he's accumulated 0.5 bWAR more than Gerrit Cole, but is two years older. I think it's a no brainer that he opts out and looks for ~ 6yr/$200M.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 30 October 2019 06:36 (two months ago) link

Per league source, the #Royals have hired Mike Matheny as their next manager. A press conference to introduce Matheny could happen today.

— Jeffrey Flanagan (@FlannyMLB) October 31, 2019

mookieproof, Thursday, 31 October 2019 14:41 (two months ago) link

yankees decline option on edwing

mookieproof, Thursday, 31 October 2019 16:13 (two months ago) link

He was terrible in the ALCS...hope he hooks on with someone; 37 next year, 86 more for 500 HR.

clemenza, Friday, 1 November 2019 14:34 (two months ago) link

2.7 bWAR, 2.5 fWAR in only 109 games this year -- still very useful when he's healthy

might fit nicely in boston, particularly if jd martinez opts out

mookieproof, Friday, 1 November 2019 14:44 (two months ago) link

beltran's the mets coach. I like it

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 1 November 2019 19:06 (two months ago) link

the pitfalls of this particular job are applicable to anybody who takes it, but I think this is an inspired choice given what we've heard about Beltrán https://t.co/AuHr1RJabw

— Jay Jaffe (@jay_jaffe) November 1, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 1 November 2019 20:07 (two months ago) link

rooting for beltran

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:40 (two months ago) link

In a development that promises to have far-reaching implications on this offseason’s free agent market, starter Stephen Strasburg has decided to opt out of the remaining four years and $100MM on his contract with the Nationals, as first reported by Mark Feinsand of MLB.com (link). As Feinsand notes in a follow-up tweet, the present-day value of the remaining money on his Nationals deal is closer to $88MM, due to the original agreement’s heavily deferred structure (link).

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:43 (two months ago) link

strasburg will be interesting. he's a wonderful pitcher but there's a good chance that whoever signs him will be dealing with injuries.

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:45 (two months ago) link

...but obviously some team will have the money to risk it and sign him to a deal through his mid-to-late 30s.

also, yankees extend good guy aroldis chapman through 2022

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Sunday, 3 November 2019 16:48 (two months ago) link

Brewers trade SP Chase Anderson to the Jays for INF Chad Spanberger

Milwaukee already has Cory Spangenberg so idk why they need this guy

frogbs, Monday, 4 November 2019 19:49 (two months ago) link

theyre spanning you

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 November 2019 19:53 (two months ago) link

When 2 Spanbergs Collide

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Monday, 4 November 2019 19:55 (two months ago) link

flowers and markakis both return to atlanta

mookieproof, Monday, 4 November 2019 19:58 (two months ago) link

So Martinez decides to stay in Boston, recognizing he has opt outs in the next couple years as well.

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 4, 2019

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 4 November 2019 22:25 (two months ago) link

i hate these

Your city. Your colors. #BrownIsBack and it’s better than ever! pic.twitter.com/ykPW6aW4R7

— San Diego Padres (@Padres) November 10, 2019

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Sunday, 10 November 2019 16:30 (two months ago) link

At least one player among the Mookie Betts/Francisco Lindor/Kris Bryant group will be traded this offseason, in the opinion of multiple @MLB team execs I’ve checked with over the last 24 hours. @MLBNetwork

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 11, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 11 November 2019 15:53 (two months ago) link

seems like a random group.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 November 2019 16:16 (two months ago) link

top-10 players with one or two years of control left who play for theoretical contenders

mookieproof, Monday, 11 November 2019 16:22 (two months ago) link

Sox trading Mookie seems so incredibly insane

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 11 November 2019 16:39 (two months ago) link

xpost - makes sense. i retract my "random" remark. they are indeed a group.

also trading Mookie would indeed be nuts. they're still a good team and i don't see the fans abiding any sort of rebuild.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 November 2019 19:16 (two months ago) link

what if they could get lol Trout?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 11 November 2019 19:19 (two months ago) link

ok, yes. they allowed to trade him for Trout.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 November 2019 19:25 (two months ago) link

arbitration salary predictions from mlb trade rumors for 2020:

mookie $27.7m
lindor $16.7m
bryant $18.5m

feel like lindor would be likeliest, considering how cheap the indians are

mookieproof, Monday, 11 November 2019 19:38 (two months ago) link

that's got to be a record arb amount for Mookie there.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 11 November 2019 19:49 (two months ago) link

a tiny bit of self-awareness

MLB usually presents The Belt this morning at the GM meetings. But they have now decided against doing so, telling team execs today it is not in their best interest to keep doing so.https://t.co/kf08AI06yU

— Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) November 11, 2019

mookieproof, Monday, 11 November 2019 21:31 (two months ago) link

Hmm, feel like that tweet should have been along the lines of:

Set. At The Belt...does not deliver.

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Monday, 11 November 2019 22:20 (two months ago) link

I'm not sure I understand this—wouldn't checking in on availablity of other teams' players necessitate having a feel for who those teams migh re-up in free agency?

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 13:42 (two months ago) link

might re-up

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 13:43 (two months ago) link

i believe this sorta shit is flatly prohibited under the Basic Agreement? depends what AA "meant" maybe....

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 15:27 (two months ago) link

One more year for Waino!

We have agreed to terms with free-agent pitcher Adam Wainwright on a one-year contract for 2020. pic.twitter.com/ZzKnVUKly1

— St. Louis Cardinals (@Cardinals) November 12, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 16:07 (two months ago) link

he is DEFINITELY going to repeat his age-37 performance in 2020!

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 16:15 (two months ago) link

just being whiny. i don't think he'll do quite as well next year (i would guess an injury will intervene), but it will be pretty cool to watch him go out with yadi (if molina ends up retiring at the end of 2020).

at home in the alternate future, (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 16:16 (two months ago) link

astros are cheating cheaters

The #Astros stole signs electronically in 2017 - part of a much broader issue for Major League Baseball. Story with @EvanDrellich. https://t.co/VyS35fDT5D

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) November 12, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:40 (two months ago) link

haaaa fuckers

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 18:51 (two months ago) link

I think this is the game that Farquhar is talking about (video at a little after 2:58:30). The changeup sign is put down, then you can hear two bangs (even on the broadcast!), and then Farquhar steps off to switch the signs.https://t.co/dmKADpJQdA https://t.co/D3jFJKZKny pic.twitter.com/PyPMMR8DZl

— Lucas Apostoleris (@DBITLefty) November 12, 2019

na (NA), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 19:12 (two months ago) link

Astros using cameras to steal signs, a breakdown pic.twitter.com/rncm6qzXxw

— Jomboy (@Jomboy_) November 12, 2019

mookieproof, Tuesday, 12 November 2019 20:34 (two months ago) link

Great topic but has nothing to do with the hot stove? Start a new thread you n00bz.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 21:12 (two months ago) link

I thought hotstove was a catchall for “off-season things”.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 12 November 2019 23:47 (two months ago) link

bee ok's new favorite manager: gabe kapler

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 15:32 (two months ago) link

Gabe Kapler will be hugely popular in SF

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 13, 2019

Andy K, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 17:10 (two months ago) link

this took me a bit - but is it because he's hot af?!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 21:41 (two months ago) link

He just knows how to run a clubhouse. Once you’ve handled a Brooklyn classroom full of Sweathogs you can handle anything.

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 22:17 (two months ago) link

Signed,
Epstein’s Mother

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 13 November 2019 22:18 (two months ago) link

you know who's a pretty good outfield bat? tommy pham. alas, the estimated $8.6m for a three-win player was just too much

mookieproof, Thursday, 9 January 2020 22:47 (two weeks ago) link

these guys are both cardinals now

Just messin’ around🤯 @NolanGorman pic.twitter.com/EooehYEUmx

— Matthew Liberatore (@libby3232) November 28, 2018

(gorman is the other guy, and also a really good player)

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 January 2020 23:00 (two weeks ago) link

god i hope they don't still do this game - KEEP YOUR HANDS PROTECTED

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 9 January 2020 23:01 (two weeks ago) link

pirates sign 29yo outfielder guillermo heredia, who hit .225/.306/.363 for the rays last year before being non-tendered

haven't really been paying attention but i think this is only the second major-league (so to speak) move the pirates have made this offseason. the other was signing luke maile, a 29yo catcher with a career wRC+ of 48

mookieproof, Thursday, 9 January 2020 23:13 (two weeks ago) link

it is indeed Arozarena for Liberatore – and also Jose Martinez; both of whom i expect to go full Austin Meadows next season.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 10 January 2020 00:37 (one week ago) link

i think that's a good trade for both teams. jose martinez has been my favorite player the past couple years. the way he plays OF brought me excruciating pain, it really was like a train wreck. he'll be a great DH and he's also one of the most likable people in the game. arozarena has speed and power. he might take a couple years to hit his stride, but he really is good.

i don't know much about liberatore other than his prospect (i'm talking round 1, not round 29. fuck you derek jeter!) status, his good results in his first season, and that he's comfortable throwing a ball really fast in a clubhouse at a whirling nolan gorman. all of that, plus the fact that the cardinals system is pretty much depleted of plus starting pitchers, makes me really happy with this trade

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 January 2020 01:04 (one week ago) link

>he's comfortable throwing a ball really fast in a clubhouse at a whirling nolan gorman

he's a what now?!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 10 January 2020 01:11 (one week ago) link

rays also get the cardinal's round A draft pick (38th overall).

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 January 2020 02:14 (one week ago) link

i think the rays probably "won" the deal to the extent that it's competitive, but i'm still really happy that the cardinals were able to get a legit elite prospect out of extra parts

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 January 2020 02:15 (one week ago) link

Pete fucking Kozma has been signed to a minor league deal with the barves

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Friday, 10 January 2020 17:24 (one week ago) link

cubs avoid arbitration with bryant: one year, $18.6m

btw did they ever rule on his grievance?

mookieproof, Friday, 10 January 2020 17:36 (one week ago) link

The Red Sox avoided arbitration with Mookie Betts in a record-setting manner. The club agreed with the 2018 American League MVP Award winner to a $27 million deal for 2020, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand, breaking Nolan Arenado's year-old record $26 million for a player in his final year

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 January 2020 18:47 (one week ago) link

former dodger/cardinal/padre/west virginia mountaineer jedd gyorko to the brewers

mookieproof, Friday, 10 January 2020 22:52 (one week ago) link

don’t get why the sox don’t back up the truck for betts

k3vin k., Monday, 13 January 2020 02:16 (one week ago) link

Todd Frazier to Texas

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 03:12 (one week ago) link

Welcome to Truist Park, home of your Atlanta Braves! pic.twitter.com/WruvGmkIeJ

— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) January 14, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 16:54 (one week ago) link

truist no one

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 14 January 2020 17:02 (one week ago) link

phillies dfa odubel herrera. it's a low bar, but he was one of the most successful rule 5 draft picks of the last couple decades

mookieproof, Tuesday, 14 January 2020 21:51 (one week ago) link

6:50pm: The Twins have agreed to a four-year contract with free agent third baseman Josh Donaldson, Mark Feinsand of MLB.com tweets. There’s an option for a fifth season on the deal, tweets Darren Wolfson of 1500 SKOR North Radio. Donaldson is represented by the MVP Sports Group.

7:01pm: Donaldson will be guaranteed $92MM, tweets Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic. The option on the contract would bring its total value to five years and $100MM, if exercised.

7:19pm: Donaldson will earn $84MM over the first four years of the contract, tweets Do-Hyoung Park of MLB.com. The option is valued at $16MM and comes with an $8MM buyout.

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 03:18 (one week ago) link

BringerOfSnow

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 03:58 (one week ago) link

that's a huge buyout.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 14:41 (one week ago) link

The Red Sox have traded 1B/OF Sam Travis to the Rangers in exchange for LHP Jeffrey Springs.

Travis was a longtime top prospect who never broke through, but is still just 26. The Rangers DFA'd Springs a few hours ago.

— Kyle Glaser (@KyleAGlaser) January 15, 2020

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 22:06 (one week ago) link

How many HR did the Twins lose in the off-season? Donaldson could really have a big season if he gets in the middle of a lineup like last year's. Or, yes, he could fall off a cliff.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 January 2020 22:57 (one week ago) link

I don’t see that happening tbh. So long as he stays healthy, I think his glove and plate discipline could carry him trough this contract pretty well.
I’d expect his home runs to decline as his bat speed goes down with age, but (again) if his injury issues in his later Jays days are behind him he could have a Beltre-esque ending to his career.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 23:09 (one week ago) link

If the Twinkies shore up their rotation they could surprise some folx.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 15 January 2020 23:35 (one week ago) link

they're probably =the favorites to win the division again right? i know the white sox have improved but it's still unclear how good they're going to actually be

na (NA), Thursday, 16 January 2020 15:54 (one week ago) link

as far as home run power, the Twins lost Cron and Schoop and gained Donaldson. Garver, Polanco, Sano, Kepler, Rosario, and Cruz are all back (and w/the exception of Cruz they're all going to play 2020 in their age 26-29 seasons). i can't imagine they'll all build on last season's power surge, individually, but i bet a couple of them do.

omar little, Thursday, 16 January 2020 17:53 (one week ago) link

Shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria returned to the Braves on a one-year, $1 million deal, the team announced.

Toronto signed Joe Panik to a minor-league deal.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 19 January 2020 15:36 (four days ago) link

Great--next year's thread title writes itself (the same dumb Smiths joke I always want to make when I see Panik's name).

clemenza, Monday, 20 January 2020 00:24 (three days ago) link

good! the pressure is off me this year!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 20 January 2020 03:10 (three days ago) link

he may not make the big club

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 20 January 2020 13:50 (three days ago) link

King Felix to Barves -- minor league deal, invitation to camp.

Miami weisse (WmC), Monday, 20 January 2020 23:59 (three days ago) link

Kinda sad it’s come to a MiL contract for the man. Just a few years ago he seemed destined for the hall.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 01:46 (two days ago) link

I'm just glad there's a chance his career isn't over. Rooting for him!

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 06:55 (two days ago) link

arenado in colorado may be turning into a giancarlo-in-miami scenario

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/28527906/nolan-arenado-ire-rooted-rockies-inactivity-71-91-season

mookieproof, Tuesday, 21 January 2020 16:10 (two days ago) link

how do the rox feel about miguel andujar

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 16:24 (two days ago) link

arenado's opt-out is really hurting him, too.

i mean, financially it really helps him of course. but in terms of getting traded to a good team, it hurts

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 16:25 (two days ago) link

could he agree to use his opt-out as part of waiving his NTC, if he really wanted out, no?

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 21 January 2020 18:37 (two days ago) link

The Braves have agreed to a one-year deal with free-agent outfielder Marcell Ozuna, reports Jeff Passan of ESPN.com. The MDR Sports Management client will receive an $18MM salary that slightly exceeds the $17.8MM qualifying offer from the Cardinals that he rejected back in November.

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 01:24 (yesterday) link

Hey that .2 is college tuition for one of his kids!

culture of mayordom (voodoo chili), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 01:46 (yesterday) link

appreciate the arenado situation because a) it's been less than a year since he signed the extension, b) colorado was 11th (not bad!) in salary last year but spent it terribly, just as it has for 25 years, c) this team has commited to pay you a quarter of a billion dollars over eight years; how much more fucking respect do you want

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 03:37 (yesterday) link

alex gordon returns to kc, 1yr/$4m (but waived his 10/5 rights)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:30 (yesterday) link

some additional ozuna prognostication

there's a good chance that his hitting will be even better next year. maybe not 2017, but better than 2018-19. i watched quite a few of his games last year and he did seemed to suffer from some bad luck while consistently making very hard contact. i think his x-peripherals back that up, too.

his defense is really bad. somehow he graded out as average last year by the metrics, but what i saw was awful. his arm is gone, his routes are often bewildering, and every month or so he'll do something like climb up a wall only to have the ball land at the foot of the warning track

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:49 (yesterday) link

"See, what had happened was..." - Marcell Ozuna, probably. pic.twitter.com/1pHXLaeDOq

— Cut4 (@Cut4) April 10, 2019

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 16:52 (yesterday) link

i (understandably, i think) did not realize he was felipe alou's son

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:44 (yesterday) link

didnt know that either

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 January 2020 19:46 (yesterday) link

ilx user dominic leone to cleveland

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 January 2020 19:25 (three hours ago) link

hot

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Thursday, 23 January 2020 20:23 (two hours ago) link

The family name in the Dominican Republic is Rojas, but Felipe Alou and his brothers became known by the name Alou when the Giants' scout who signed Felipe mistakenly thought his matronymic was his father's name.

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 January 2020 21:10 (two hours ago) link


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