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

mookieproof, Tuesday, 29 October 2019 19:21 (one year ago) link

too hot

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

yankees decline option on edwing

mookieproof, Thursday, 31 October 2019 16:13 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

beltran's the mets coach. I like it

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

rooting for beltran

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

When 2 Spanbergs Collide

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

flowers and markakis both return to atlanta

mookieproof, Monday, 4 November 2019 19:58 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

seems like a random group.

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

might re-up

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

haaaa fuckers

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

bee ok's new favorite manager: gabe kapler

mookieproof, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 15:32 (one year ago) link

Gabe Kapler will be hugely popular in SF

— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 13, 2019

Andy K, Wednesday, 13 November 2019 17:10 (one year 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 (one year 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 (one year ago) link

Signed,
Epstein’s Mother

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

This is insane. https://t.co/qKtVXvjjg3 pic.twitter.com/3wDR2j34BN

— Matt Pearce 🦅 (@mattdpearce) April 7, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 April 2020 05:49 (seven months ago) link

who sources expect to be skeptical of separating from their families for an indefinite amount of time—perhaps as long as 4 1/2 months

scoop!

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Tuesday, 7 April 2020 12:52 (seven months ago) link

three months pass...

ACTUAL HOT STOVE CONTENT: puig to the braves

na (NA), Tuesday, 14 July 2020 21:40 (four months ago) link

Royals acquire OF Franchy Cordero and pitcher Ronald Bolanos from Padres for pitcher Tim Hill

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 17, 2020

na (NA), Friday, 17 July 2020 01:44 (four months ago) link

#Rockies have informed OF Matt Kemp, UTL Chris Owings and RHP Daniel Bard -- who last pitched for the #RedSox in '13 -- that they have made the 2020 Opening Day roster, GM Jeff Bridich said.

— Thomas Harding (@harding_at_mlb) July 17, 2020

Nice to see Daniel Bard back at it after 7 years out

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 17 July 2020 22:49 (four months ago) link

crazy!

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 17 July 2020 23:24 (four months ago) link

Saw bard in a late September Nyy/Bos game during his rookie season and he was incredible

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 18 July 2020 01:03 (four months ago) link

betts extension with dodgers rumored to be 13 years at $380+ million

na (NA), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:44 (four months ago) link

! are there even gonna be people in 13 years?

singular wolf erotica producer (Hadrian VIII), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 19:51 (four months ago) link

He’s really good and all, but that will pay him until he’s 40!
How’s that Albert Pujols contract working out??

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 20:07 (four months ago) link

i am . . . pretty surprised. given the financial losses this season and uncertainty about the future, i didn't think anyone would offer him anywhere near that. (also i wonder what sort of pandemic clauses now figure in new contracts)

mookieproof, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 20:11 (four months ago) link

How’s that Albert Pujols contract working out??

to be fair, betts is five yrs younger than pujols was. though i do appreciate this from espn's sam miller today:

As good as he is, and even as relatively young (27) as he is, he's quite likely already entered his (graceful, gradual) decline, as most players in the majors are.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 20:33 (four months ago) link

(and as a red sox fan, if you had given me the choice of paying betts $30m/yr for the last five years of that contract knowing he was going to be dead weight versus paying nathan eovaldi $17m/yr for the next three years, i'd choose betts 100 times out of 100)

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 20:38 (four months ago) link

Mookie Betts Dodgers deal is official: 365M extension, 12 years, deferrals.

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) July 22, 2020

na (NA), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 21:07 (four months ago) link

jeez

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 21:12 (four months ago) link

Guess he’s not coming back to Boston huh

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 21:19 (four months ago) link

How’s that Albert Pujols contract working out??

― FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, July 22, 2020 4:07 PM (one hour ago) bookmarkflaglink

I wonder how much the Angels recouped with Albert being a playing legend, sometimes a franchise just want to sell jerseys too. I don’t think the exec. calculations are only based on WAR and on field results.

In any case Mookie is as close a dunk as you’ll get in baseball.

Van Horn Street, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 21:57 (four months ago) link

also, mookie makes the dodgers' bowling team instantly better.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 22:01 (four months ago) link

so mad about mookie

on the other hand, my kids could benefit from a sip or two from the well of bitter disappointment that has watered the tree of historical red sox fandom

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 22:07 (four months ago) link

I had a feeling Betts just didn’t want to stay in Boston. His excuse about testing free agency I guess was either just that, or the dump truck full of money he just got made him forget about all that.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 22:13 (four months ago) link

also worst fans and worst media and super racist city, but ASIDE FROM THAT.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 22:15 (four months ago) link

the red sox made it crystal clear they weren't go to offer him anywhere near the money or years he wanted. they never gave him the chance to decide whether he wanted to stay or not. i hate them for that.

fact checking cuz, Wednesday, 22 July 2020 22:17 (four months ago) link

yeah.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Wednesday, 22 July 2020 22:57 (four months ago) link

Deal includes $65M signing bonus, salaries of $17.5M, $17.5M, $20M, $25M, $25M, $25M, $25M, $30M, $30M, $30M, $27.5M, $27.5M. Total of $115M deferred. By contrast, PA values Gerrit Cole’s deal at straight $324M (9 x $36M) because contract does not include deferrals. https://t.co/bqWLUZh1Kt

— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) July 23, 2020

about a 1/3 of his contract is deferred, so not quite the $365M it seemed to be. you got screwed, Mookie!

lol he is wealthier than many countries now

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:16 (four months ago) link

the real question is whether his deferrals are over before bobby bonilla's

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:35 (four months ago) link

i guess the sox did offer 10 years at 300M? when you compare to bryce harper or trout of course that looks pretty low.

i suspect jbj will be gone soon as well. the whole thing makes me sad. i remember going to see them, and noticing for the first time that if jbj made the last out of the inning, he had a thing with mookie where, as they were both running back to the dugout, he'd throw it - a very long throw - to mookie, who'd catch it over his shoulder like a wide receiver.

there's so much to hate about boston now, and those guys were one of the last things that made me feel like - 'we're the good guys'.

Li'l Brexit (Tracer Hand), Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:40 (four months ago) link

If the Sox offered all that money undeferred, it might be worth more than his LA extension?

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:44 (four months ago) link

tbf . . . jbj is already 30 and his defense won't be able to carry him much longer. and they have at least extended bogaerts (for cheap)

but yeah

mookieproof, Thursday, 23 July 2020 15:50 (four months ago) link

i would rather live in LA

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Thursday, 23 July 2020 18:22 (four months ago) link

I may run past Fenway Park (it’s 2 miles from me) when the Mets are playing in a week or so to check out the atmosphere, but otherwise looking forward to a Boston team tanking for the first time in awhile.

Michael F Gill, Thursday, 23 July 2020 18:47 (four months ago) link

turn the stove off and put on the AC

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 July 2020 18:54 (four months ago) link

Foltynewicz DFA'd

na (NA), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 15:51 (three months ago) link

We have signed RHP Matt Harvey to a minor league contract. #Royals

— Kansas City Royals (@Royals) July 28, 2020

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:00 (three months ago) link

mets to sign bruce maxwell

mookieproof, Tuesday, 28 July 2020 16:07 (three months ago) link

one month passes...

jarrod dyson to white sox for international $$

taijuan walker to blue jays

na (NA), Friday, 28 August 2020 16:05 (two months ago) link

Jays also traded for human refrigerator, Dan Vogelbach

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 29 August 2020 00:14 (two months ago) link

that made me think of refrigerator perry. jeez, that guy has a really sad "personal life" section on wikipedia. :(

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Saturday, 29 August 2020 00:30 (two months ago) link

siri, tell me about the personal life of another public figure

The GOAT Harold Land (Karl Malone), Saturday, 29 August 2020 00:30 (two months ago) link

Well, now I’m sad.

FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Saturday, 29 August 2020 01:35 (two months ago) link

one month passes...

rick renteria fired as white sox manager - not sure why since it felt like they overperformed or at least met expectations this season

na (NA), Monday, 12 October 2020 16:03 (one month ago) link

that is weird

what team dares hire aj hinch/alex cora

mookieproof, Monday, 12 October 2020 16:15 (one month ago) link

they fired don cooper too

na (NA), Monday, 12 October 2020 23:19 (one month ago) link

i have no particular opinion on how good a manager rick renteria is, but the way front offices value field managers is just bizarre

if you get hired to manage shitty teams -- which is usually where the openings are! -- you apparently get pegged as a guy who can only manage shitty teams

also ~curious~ which managers get multiple chances and which are never heard from again, e.g. gabe kapler vs. bo porter or willie randolph

also, lol

Huh pic.twitter.com/olaxPlvrll

— B-Mad (@brianm731) October 12, 2020

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 00:40 (one month ago) link

i mean joe torre was a terrible manager for three different teams before lucking into being hired by a rich juggernaut in 1996. even then he was notorious for killing relievers (where are u now, scott proctor) although i give him credit for keeping all the egos more or less in check

mookieproof, Tuesday, 13 October 2020 00:59 (one month ago) link

wtf

Can confirm Angels granted White Sox permission to interview Tony La Russa for managerial opening, as @BNightengale said. I don’t know if he has desire to manage again, but he was apparently very invested/involved as a special advisor this year. Still seemingly has that itch.

— Alden Gonzalez (@Alden_Gonzalez) October 14, 2020

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 16:43 (one month ago) link

please no

na (NA), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 16:52 (one month ago) link

he would be a fun new role model for the young, exciting team they have

so much fun in the clubhouse

president of my cat (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 17:09 (one month ago) link

make abreu player-manager imo

mookieproof, Wednesday, 14 October 2020 17:12 (one month ago) link

LaRussa would ragequit once he finds out about the "Relievers must face 3 batters" rule.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 17:41 (one month ago) link

he'd be right to it's dumb

Its big ball chunky time (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 14 October 2020 18:48 (one month ago) link


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