hot stove 2019-20

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

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

too hot

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

yankees decline option on edwing

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

beltran's the mets coach. I like it

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

rooting for beltran

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

When 2 Spanbergs Collide

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

flowers and markakis both return to atlanta

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

seems like a random group.

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

might re-up

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

haaaa fuckers

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

bee ok's new favorite manager: gabe kapler

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

Signed,
Epstein’s Mother

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

or nonapologetic

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Friday, 7 February 2020 16:43 (one month ago) link

Good luck, Rene Riggleman.

Andy K, Friday, 7 February 2020 18:59 (one month ago) link

hunter pence is back in the bay

mookieproof, Friday, 7 February 2020 20:15 (one month ago) link

lol

brimstead, Friday, 7 February 2020 20:20 (one month ago) link

Twins pulling out of the Betts/Price deal apparently!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 8 February 2020 22:03 (one month ago) link

whoa

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 8 February 2020 22:42 (one month ago) link

Munching popcorn gif

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 8 February 2020 23:08 (one month ago) link

really don't understand how these things get announced/leaked before they're final

mookieproof, Saturday, 8 February 2020 23:30 (one month ago) link

I'm literally pacing the room here

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 8 February 2020 23:32 (one month ago) link

what if some form of the deal goes through anyway and the Sox.... sign Mookie as a free agent next year with the money they're saving on Price

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 8 February 2020 23:39 (one month ago) link

I wanna believe

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 8 February 2020 23:39 (one month ago) link

https://twitter.com/MLBPA_News/status/1225903486006710275

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 8 February 2020 23:48 (one month ago) link

Hmm

Major League Baseball Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark today released the following statement: pic.twitter.com/bxzIj9GQmb

— MLBPA Communications (@MLBPA_News) February 7, 2020

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Saturday, 8 February 2020 23:49 (one month ago) link

i know of a few in hockey, but i cannot recall a traded player ever returning like that in baseball apart from aroldis

mookieproof, Saturday, 8 February 2020 23:50 (one month ago) link

just when I was gonna invite Tracer's kids to become Mets fans

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 9 February 2020 03:23 (one month ago) link

The Red Sox developed reservations about Graterol after examining his medicals, and were denied when they asked the Twins to include another high-quality prospect in return. It's unclear what caught the Red Sox off guard, as Graterol has a known injury history that includes Tommy John surgery and a shoulder impingement. It's also unclear why the Red Sox asked the Twins for more, considering the Red Sox weren't sending any players to Minnesota in the swap.

omar little, Sunday, 9 February 2020 04:28 (one month ago) link

Just read that Bloom was literally the only external candidate for the GM job - didn't know that. Makes sense though

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 9 February 2020 10:17 (one month ago) link

Bottom line: #RedSox and #Dodgers should be motivated to complete deal. BOS could be left with Betts, Price and all their previous financial concerns, valid or not. LAD would be left with Maeda and Pederson unsettled - and once again they would be shut out on a star.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) February 8, 2020

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 9 February 2020 15:11 (one month ago) link

"valid or not"

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 9 February 2020 15:12 (one month ago) link

"BOS could be left with Betts" oh no how awful!!!

fact checking cuz, Sunday, 9 February 2020 21:03 (one month ago) link

Saddam Hussein might remain President of Iraq, along with all the concerns about his weapons of mass destruction, valid or not.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 9 February 2020 21:07 (one month ago) link

wouldn't you rather be rid of him now though?

seems it would be rough going for both of these guys coming back knowing the club preferred them gone

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Sunday, 9 February 2020 21:51 (one month ago) link

Guess it’s back on?!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 9 February 2020 22:03 (one month ago) link

wouldn't you rather be rid of him now though?

no

fact checking cuz, Monday, 10 February 2020 02:25 (one month ago) link

I guess I meant me. I would rather you be rid of him

Suggest Banshee (Hadrian VIII), Monday, 10 February 2020 02:32 (one month ago) link

so in the last week joc pederson learned he was being traded, lost his arbitration case with the team that no longer wanted him, and then found out the trade was off. great system

mookieproof, Monday, 10 February 2020 02:49 (one month ago) link

lmao

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 10 February 2020 05:06 (one month ago) link

boston trades mookie, price and more money to LAD for verdugo and jeter downs
LAD trades maeda to twins for brusdar
LAD/LAA deal is completely off for unknown reasons

LAA is never going to get another pitcher

℺ ☽ ⋠ ⏎ (✖), Monday, 10 February 2020 05:07 (one month ago) link

LAD/LAA deal is completely off for unknown reasons

I don't get it either, this makes no sense at all.

There was no chance of the Betts trade falling through and everyone losing face over it.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 10 February 2020 09:15 (one month ago) link

did Boston just want to get a guy named "Jeter"?

omar little, Monday, 10 February 2020 17:59 (one month ago) link

sounds kinda like the LAD/LAA deal is off because . . . arte moreno was upset about the delay

mookieproof, Monday, 10 February 2020 18:03 (one month ago) link

Puig homeless

https://blogs.fangraphs.com/yasiel-puig-is-still-seeking-a-home/

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 February 2020 12:54 (one month ago) link

pirates fill their center field hole with . . . 35-year-old jarrod dyson, who has hit .216/.302/.299 over the last two seasons. good fielder tho!

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:23 (one month ago) link

cameron maybin: once, twice, three times a tiger

mookieproof, Wednesday, 12 February 2020 16:56 (one month ago) link

bravo indians and cubs

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ERKF4TqXYAA-ZGh?format=jpg&name=small

mookieproof, Wednesday, 19 February 2020 18:17 (one month ago) link

Lindor for $500 mil let’s do this!!!

Mr. Snrub, Friday, 21 February 2020 12:06 (one month ago) link

White Sox signed a reliever named Bummer on a 5 year contract. I got a chuckle out of that one.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/white-sox/ct-chicago-white-sox-aaron-bummer-signings-20200222-gnxat5rx4rhdda3hgoauvzebve-story.html

earlnash, Sunday, 23 February 2020 04:10 (one month ago) link

His name shows up as "A. Bummer" on some programs/jumbotrons.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Sunday, 23 February 2020 04:13 (one month ago) link

I know it’s not a ton of money, but seems weird to lock a reliever up like that after one good season.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:13 (one month ago) link

it looks like they just bought out his arbitration years and then added a couple club option years after that, in case he's still good by then.

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:18 (one month ago) link

(i could be totally wrong on that. after all these years i still don't have a reliable go-to for contract information. every source i find presents the information in a slightly confusing or misleading way)

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:24 (one month ago) link

((or i r become dum dum))

But guess what? Nobody gives a toot!😂 (Karl Malone), Sunday, 23 February 2020 16:25 (one month ago) link

That name is fantastic, automatically a name I will start looking up in box scores.

It is a good deal for the player, lots of players take those kind of deals as it sets up their family financially, even often with on the field results stating they could have made more on an open market.

earlnash, Monday, 24 February 2020 00:33 (one month ago) link

Signing any reliever to a five year deal is almost automatically asking to pay for 2 years of Tommy John surgery recovery. Bound to happen.

earlnash, Monday, 24 February 2020 00:34 (one month ago) link

yoan moncada signs 5-year, $90 million extension with white sox

na (NA), Thursday, 5 March 2020 22:29 (three weeks ago) link

so... baseball is on hold.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 12 March 2020 17:46 (two weeks ago) link

so is life

ooga booga-ing for the bourgeoisie (voodoo chili), Thursday, 12 March 2020 18:14 (two weeks ago) link

i feel like if baseball is cancelled i should be able to lie face down on my bed until it returns with no repercussions (like getting fired and my children starving)

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Thursday, 12 March 2020 18:36 (two weeks ago) link

lol this could make mookie a free agent without ever playing a game for the dodgers

Latest MLB proposal includes draft in 2020, likely later than current June dates, sources tell The Athletic. Also includes service time for players if season is canceled; players would get same service for ‘20 they earned in ‘19. Parties earlier had discussed tabling that issue.

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) March 25, 2020

mookieproof, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 21:34 (five days ago) link

speaking of...would players get paid for seasons where they don't play?

Karl Malone, Wednesday, 25 March 2020 21:45 (five days ago) link


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