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01 Jul 2017 12:24:42
Some trade ideas y'all will probably disagree with.

Red Sox get: Mike Moustakas
Royals get: Roniel Raudes and Bobby Dalbec

Sox need a 3B rental, and Moustakas offers the power they seek.

Yankees get: Yonder Alonso
Athletics get: Justus Sheffield

Yankees get their 1B. Have to overpay due to Alonso's season.

Nationals get: Zack Cozart
Reds get: Pedro Severino

With Turner's injury, the Reds will need a consistent SS. Baker knows Cozart and he matches their team. Severino could start at catcher when Mesoraco goes down again.

Astros get: Johnny Cueto
Giants get: Joe Musgrove and Gilberto Celestino

Astros get a strong rental, Giants get a controllable arm and a development piece.

Orioles get: Asdrubal Cabrera
Mets get: Hunter Harvey.

Mariners get: Brandon Belt
Giants get: Tyler O'Neill, Thyago Vieira

Mariners get a long-term 1B answer, Giants retool with some serious prospects.

Cardinals get: Eduardo Nunez
Giants get: Jack Flaherty

Cardinals get a guy who, like Gyorko, they can move all around the diamond. Giants get a strong prospect.


1.) 01 Jul 2017 13:27:14
I actually think these are pretty damn good. Number six, in my opinion, is off a little, as I think it would take more to get Belt - toss in another prospect, and we're good. Otherwise, these all seem well thought out and address needs for teams.

2.) 01 Jul 2017 15:42:36
I thought about that one for a while, actually. Problem with Belt is his contract gets more expensive after this year. $17.2M a year thru 2021, whereas he's only making $4M this season. Unless the Giants throw in cash to offset, it'll be a lighter return.

3.) 02 Jul 2017 15:43:20
I don't see the Nationals trading for a shortstop. Turner is going to be back in September and the Nationals have a large divisional lead. They have a good enough team to maintain the lead and then Turner will back for the playoffs.

4.) 02 Jul 2017 18:00:52
There are always set backs and depth is paramount in the playoffs. They may not necessarily trade for a SS, but it'd be a smart idea at this venture.

Perhaps a guy like Erick Aybar would be a better candidate for Washington?



07 Jul 2014 00:47:53
David Price
Ben Zobrist

Kyle Crick
Edwin Escobar
Marcus Simien

White Sox:
Joe Panik
Ryan Vogelsong

Probably a long shot here, but why the heck not.


1.) To call this a long shot is understating it.

2.) Very much a long shot. Giants don't have the best farm system, they do have some pitching but that's about it.




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02 Aug 2017 14:20:30
End of Season predictions, now that the trade deadline has past

AL East- Red Sox. This is honestly a crap shoot, and I think the Red Sox have the better makeup to win the division.

AL Central- Royals. A series of strong deadline moves propels them past Cleveland to surprise everyone for a division title. One last hoorah before the band gets split up.

Al West- Astros. As if there was any doubt.

AL Wild Cards: Indians & Yankees.

NL East- Nationals. Again, they won it early on.

NL Central- Cubs. Brewers were a cute story, but the Cubs will run away with the division.

NL West- Dodgers. The NL was an easy one.

NL Wild Cards- Brewers & Rockies.

ALWC- Indians over Yankees.
NLWC- Brewers over Rockies.

ALDS #1- Indians over Astros in 5.
ALDS #2- Red Sox over Royals in 3.

NLDS #1- Dodgers over Brewers in 4.
NLDS #2- Nationals over Cubs in 5.

ALCS- Red Sox over Indians in 6.
NLCS- Nationals over Dodgers in 7.

WS- Red Sox over Nationals in 5.

AL MVP- Altuve
AL CY Young- Sale
AL Rookie- Judge

NL MVP- Harper
NL Cy Young- Scherzer
NL Rookie- Bellinger


1.) 03 Aug 2017 04:32:45
Brewers aren't making the playoffs.

2.) 03 Aug 2017 05:09:58
To be honest, the only team I really think I messed up on was Colorado. Not a chance that pitching staff gets it done.

IF they make the playoffs, there's not a chance in hell they win a game.



01 Aug 2017 05:08:30
What was the best non-najor deal of the deadline?

I'm going with Tim Beckham to the Orioles. Having a nice season and is controllable. Orioles got him for almost nothing.

What is your pick?


1.) 01 Aug 2017 13:14:13
Non as under the radar but I love the Nats picking up Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson.

Lefties are batting .168 against Doolittle dating back to beginning of 2016. A weapon to use against the: Bellinger, Seager, Pederson, Rizzo, Hayward, Schwarber's of the world.

2.) 16 Aug 2017 21:41:25
FWIW, check out Beckham's stats since his trade. Incredible.



08 Jul 2014 15:45:14
Padres send:

SS Johnny Manziel (sign-and-trade)

Dodgers Send:

Clayton Kershaw
Yasiel Puig
Matt Kemp
100M in salary support

Count it good as done!


1.) In your world yes. But in reality no. Manziel isn't even signed to a contract. Nor will he. On top of that he would have to be in the organization for a year before a trade.

2.) Wait this is a joke right lmao

3.) Of course this is a joke. Sign and trade is NBA talk.




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17 Oct 2017 01:42:23
They don't really have as much money coming off the books as it seems.

About $28-35M off, but you have $22M in raises going to Trout, Pujols, Simmons, and others. Not to mention arbitration costs. The Angels have multiple guys going to arbitration, and it's projected around $30M there.

That's a net loss of ~$17-24M.

They'll open up for one of those guys. You'd be hard-pressed to suggest they'll spend a quarter of a billion this offseason.




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07 Oct 2017 18:04:15
Probably 1 top 100 prospect, and MLB player, maybe even a bad contract.

I don't think that's "fair value", but it's what will likely win a bidding war for Stanton. That contract is going to be tough to justify for any team.




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07 Oct 2017 06:05:49
Also, what need do the Brewers have for Headley? They have 3-4 3B options already.




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07 Oct 2017 06:04:07
And with a "wink wink" deal, the Yankees get punished. Lose IFA signing privileges for about a decade, lose multiple draft picks, and front office guys get fired.

The MLB isn't going to allow any sort of circumvention happen with Otani, nor will the other 29 teams. And if it's attempted, that team will face some of the steepest penalties baseball will ever dole out.




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03 Sep 2017 02:25:43
So the Rangers are going to spend around $400M this offseason?





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