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18 Mar 2019 19:31:19
SEASON PREDICTION

AL EAST
Red Sox 98-64
Yankees 97-65
Rays 81-81
Blue Jays 66-96
Orioles 62-100

AL CENTRAL
Indians 89-73
Twins 86-76
White Sox 72-90
Tigers 70-92
Royals 60-102

AL WEST
Astros 101-61
Angels 86-76
Athletics 84-78
Rangers 76-86
Mariners 72-90


NL EAST
Phillies 95-67
Mets 88-74
Nationals 86-76
Braves 85-77
Marlins 55-107

NL CENTRAL
Cubs 101-61
Cardinals 85-77
Brewers 84-78
Reds 79-83
Pirates 77-85

NL WEST
Dodgers 92-70
Rockies 83-79
Padres 76-86
Diamondbacks 73-89
Giants 69-93


AL PLAYOFFS

Wild Card
4 Yankees vs 5 Twins

ALDS
1 Astros vs 4 Yankees
2 Red Sox vs 3 Indians

ALCS
4 Yankees vs 2 Red Sox

WS
4 Yankees


NL PLAYOFFS

Wild Card
4 Mets vs 5 Nationals

NLDS
1 Cubs vs 4 Mets
2 Phillies vs 3 Dodgers

NLCS
1 Cubs vs 2 Phillies

WS
1 Cubs



WORLD SERIES
1 Cubs vs 4 Yankees


WS Champion
1 Cubs

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18 Mar 2019 23:58:07
we found the Cubs fan, everyone.

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19 Mar 2019 01:55:32
The Cubs winning the division by 16 games is the most ridiculous thing I've seen on this site, perhaps ever.

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GREAT TEAMS PART 3: The 1927 New York Yankees Baseball Team

18 Feb 2019 09:23:01
{Ed's Note - Ed001 has posted a new article entitled, GREAT TEAMS PART 3: The 1927 New York Yankees Baseball Team

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29 Jan 2019 16:00:33
I think Machado and/or Harper should sign a contract with an opt-out after 1 year. The market just isn't there this year. I don't see them chancing it and signing a 1 year deal, but i think they will require an opt-out after year one to give them a chance to enter next year (age 27) to see if the market is better.

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31 Jan 2019 00:29:20
Both Arrieta and Hosmer signed very generous deals late into the winter. Arrieta didn't even sign until March 12th last year.

There is zero reason for either of those guys to panic yet. They'll get paid.

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31 Jan 2019 15:00:21
Although i agree they shouldn't panic, my comment was more towards what i think would be best for them. Outside of Philly and Chicago (AL) there doesn't seem to be anyone willing to give Machado anywhere near what he is wanting. As for Harper, i think the only teams in are Philly and Washington. Unless another team comes from nowhere (which is very possible) and offers a crazy deal, then i could easily see them pushing for an opt-out after year one to at least give them an option.

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25 Jan 2019 05:09:40
Top 10 By Position

C:

Realmuto
Posey
Sanchez
Perez
Molina
Contreras
Ramos
Grandal
Gomes
Zunino

1B:

Goldschmidt
Votto
Freeman
Cabrera
Rizzo
Abreu
Hosmer
Hoskins
Belt
Santana

2B:

Altuve
Cano
Murphy
Dozier
Torres
LaMahieu
Lowrie
Pedroia
Kinsler

3B:

Arenado
Ramirez
Donaldson
Bryant
Bregman
Turner
Rendon
Chapman
Andujar
Seager

SS:

Machado
Lindor
Correa
Seager
Boegarts
Gregorius
Simmons
Segura
Turner
Crawford

LF:

Acuna
Soto
Benintendi
Brantley
Cespedes
Upton
Davis
Kemp
Ozuna
Braun

CF:

Trout
Springer
Blackmon
Cain
Marte
Pollock
Hicks
Kiermaier
Pillar
Buxton


RF:

Betts
Judge
Harper
Yelich
Martinez
Stanton
Haniger
Conforto
Peralta
Bruce

SP:

Kershaw
Scherzer
Sale
Kluber
deGrom
Bumgarner
Snell
Syngergaard
Severino
Lester

RP:

Jansen
Diaz
Chapman
Kimbrel
Britton
Miller
Betances
Davis
Hader
Robertson

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29 Jan 2019 16:41:47
Jay Bruce and Ian Kinsler shouldn't even be discussed when it comes to top 10. That alone makes this awful, but the fact that you missed so many great players shows you don't really follow baseball

Players missing that shouldn't be

1B Matt Carpenter
1B Jesus Aguilar
2B Ozzie Albies?
2B Scooter Gennett
2B Whit Merrifield
SS Trevor Story
LF Eddie Rosario

SP Justin Verlander
SP Gerritt Cole
SP Aaron Nola.

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24 Jan 2019 17:36:37
Top 10 By Position

C:

Realmuto
Posey
Sanchez
Perez
Molina
Contreras
Ramos
Grandal
Gomes
Zunino

1B:

Goldschmidt
Votto
Freeman
Cabrera
Rizzo
Abreu
Hosmer
Hoskins
Belt
Santana

2B:

Altuve
Cano
Murphy
Dozier
Torres
LaMahieu
Lowrie
Pedroia
Kinsler

3B:

Arenado
Ramirez
Donaldson
Bryant
Bregman
Turner
Rendon
Chapman
Andujar
Seager

SS:

Machado
Lindor
Correa
Seager
Boegarts
Gregorius
Simmons
Segura
Turner
Crawford

LF:

Acuna
Soto
Benintendi
Brantley
Cespedes
Upton
Davis
Kemp
Ozuna
Braun

CF:

Trout
Springer
Blackmon
Cain
Marte
Pollock
Hicks
Kiermaier
Pillar
Buxton


RF:

Betts
Judge
Harper
Yelich
Martinez
Stanton
Haniger
Conforto
Peralta
Bruce

SP:

Kershaw
Scherzer
Sale
Kluber
deGrom
Bumgarner
Snell
Syngergaard
Severino
Lester

RP:

Jansen
Diaz
Chapman
Kimbrel
Britton
Miller
Betances
Davis
Hader
Robertson

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21 Jan 2019 22:50:40
So, thestatbook, now that Sonny Gray was traded to the Reds for Shed Long and a Draft pick, with Long then being traded to the Mariners for Josh Stowers, wouldn't you say this was better than people thought. I recall you said they wouldn't get a teams top 30 prospect and chastising me for saying it. However, Long was number 6 on the Reds list, and Stowers is 10 on the Mariners. While he may not pan out, they still got a top 10 prospect and a draft pick.

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22 Jan 2019 14:45:23
The context was different. The Reds did this after they were given a window to try and extend Gray before the trade.

Every indication suggests they wouldn’t have made that trade without being able to extend Gray. So, yes, it’s better than people thought, but it’s also an entirely different scenario.

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22 Jan 2019 15:33:17
And for what it's worth, it's almost unanimous that the Reds significantly overpaid for Gray, even with the extension.

The value "price" for Gray (at a rental cost) was a lot lower. Check out what "reclamation" SPs got who were 1-year rentals in recent offseasons:

-Tanner Roark cost the Reds Tanner Rainey, a 26-year-old run-of-the-mill reliever.
-Ivan Nova cost the White Sox Yordi Rosario, a low-ceiling, low floor future middle reliever.
-Matt Moore, just last season, cost the Rangers Sam Wolff, who wasn't even protected by the Giants.

So, based on history, you can see why people would virtually agree that the price tag for Gray should have been along those lines. It's also why many teams rightly pulled out after they heard what the Yankees wanted for him. The Reds, apparently, are stupid enough to play Gray in their tiny ballpark and overpay for him to play there.

Again, the value changed once he signed an extension.

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24 Jan 2019 17:12:14
way to spin so it looks like you were right. There is no way to determine what they what have gotten without the Reds desire for an extension. The same prospect was rumored to be in the trade well before there was word of a possible extension. There were also agreements with other teams in place had an extension not happened.

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24 Jan 2019 21:40:11
I'm not spinning anything. I'm simply stating that the context of the trade that occurred and the context of the trade we were projecting are different.

If anything, I did my due diligence in showing WHY I made the prediction I made. A trade for one year of Gray probably would have been in line with the trades I showed above. I don't think any of that was unreasonable.

Please, BATMAN!, if you feel the need to make an entire post in an attack on someone, at least make some attempt to see the context of what actually occurred. You didn't do this, and now your post seems even pettier than it was to begin with.

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25 Jan 2019 13:36:26
So this really wasn't to attack you, just to see what you thought after you basically told me they wouldn't get a decent return, despite what insiders were saying. Trust me I could have been more egotistical about this and really gloated, but that's not what I wanted to do.

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25 Jan 2019 13:43:04
And to be clear, it was mainly to get your opinion, which I respect, but I only felt the post was somewhat necessary after our discussion when Gray trade discussion started.

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25 Jan 2019 18:06:03
All of the discussion that was had about Sonny Gray centered around Gray being a 1-year rental for whatever team acquired him.

If we knew that the acquiring team was going to extend him on a really friendly contract, of course the discussion was going to change. That was a crucial detail that no one knew back in November/ December when we had these conversations.

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31 Dec 2018 16:46:28
Houston is said to have interest in Mets P Seth Lugo as a starter.

Not sure why Mets would do this unless they feel they can replace Lugo via free agency.

But - What do you think is a fair trade with Houston, keeoing in mind the Mets needs of CF, RP, SP and 3b?

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31 Dec 2018 21:25:36
Lugo is 29 and has 4 years of team control remaining. I'm sure something revolving around Tony Kemp and Rogelio Armenteros would be pretty good.

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24 Jan 2019 14:31:44
Lugo is a very solid, under the radar pitcher. as Thestatbook said, Armenteros would be a nice fit in a deal, but with the Mets crowded infield, I think that Tyler White (who can play a little bit of the outfield) would be a better fit.

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18 Dec 2018 15:14:35
White Sox 2020

The Farm and available money the Sox have is exciting for 2020. They will not compete in 2019, but if they can sign 1/2 good FA this year, then sign 1/2 more next year this team has a legit shot to make a very fast turnaround.


Potential 2020 Roster

C- Yasmani Grandal (sign 19)
1B- Paul Goldschmidt (sign 2020)
2B- Yoan Moncada
3B- Manny Machado (sign 19)
SS- Tim Anderson
LF- Eloy Jiminez
CF- Luis Robert
RF- Blake Rutherford
DH- Yonder Alonso

SP- Gerrit Cole (sign 2020)
SP- Micahel Kopesh
SP- Lucas Giolito
SP- Dylan Cease
SP- Dane Dunning

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18 Dec 2018 15:50:50
to poke some holes in this, I also know this is hypothetical, but for first base why not just resign Jose Abreu? Personally I don't see them getting Machado or Harper, but I could be wrong. Garret Cole huh, good luck outbidding the Yankees who have wanted him since they drafted him in 2008 and tried trading for him last offseason. I also want to point out that the biggest contract they every signed a free agent to was Abreu for 68 million. They say they have all this money, but they never use it.

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17 Dec 2018 14:38:07
So I know how we talked about how this years free agent class was one of the greatest of all time, but next years looks just as good.
Jose Abreu
Yonder Alonso
Paul Goldschmidt
Justin Smoak
Starlin Castro-if his option is not picked up
Jonathan Schoop
Xander Boegarts
Didi Gregorious
Nolan Arenado
Matt Carpenter-if his option is not picked up
Josh Donaldson
Todd Frazier
Anthony Rendon
JD Martinez-if he opts out
Marcel Ozuna
Aaron Hicks
Nick Castellanos
Adam Eaton-if his option is not picked up
Yasiel Puig
Kris Davis
Edwin Encarnacion- if his option is not picked up
Chris Archer-if his option is not picked up
Jake Arrieta- if he opts out
Madison Bumgarner
Garret Cole
Cole Hamels
Corey Kluber- if his option is not picked up
Rick Porcello
Chris Sale
Stephen Strausburg- if he opts out
Julio Teheran
Justin Verlander
Zack Wheeler
Jose Quintana- if his option is not picked up
Jake Odorizzi
Dellin Betances
Kenley Jansen-if he opts out
Jeremey Jeffress
Will Smith
These are just some of the free agents, ones that are probably at the top or middle of the class.

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03 Dec 2018 18:43:02
So this post is a little different.

What kind of names do you like for an expansion team in Portland? My top three are the Grizzlies, Pioneers, and Orcas.

Also, what are some names you like for expansion teams in Mexico City, Vancouver, Nashville, and Charlotte?

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03 Dec 2018 21:09:30
Good question. I personally like Orcas, but it'd be better if they were the Oregon Orcas.

I'll offer mine.

-Portland Pines (Something to do with forestry)

-Mexico City Palacios (Mexico City is the city of Palaces)

-Vancouver Storm (for all the rain)

-Nashville Notes (or just steal "Sound" from their AAA team there)

-Charlotte Kings (It's the "Queen City" but I can't imagine they'd name a sports team the Queens)

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03 Dec 2018 21:33:24
All good ones. I was reading something somewhere when somebody suggested the Portland Pioneers and explained the dual meaning with the Oregon Trail pioneers and also technological pioneers. Sounded like that name had deep roots.
I really like the Vancouver Storm though that’s a good one.

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07 Dec 2018 14:53:26
Portland could have a lot of good ones. I like the Pines. Along the same lines, you could go with Lumberjacks or Axes or something, although that kind of sounds like a minor league team. You could also go with something to reflect the Rose City nickname.

I like Orcas a lot, but would actually like that more for Vancouver. You could steal the look of the logo from the Canucks a few years back. You probably wouldn't want to do Storm because of the Seattle WNBA team. Not that you couldn't use the same name, it's just a bit close.

Mexico City would be a lot of fun. I like Mexico City Revenge, but I feel like that's more of an NBA style name than MLB. I'd also love them to use Quetzalcoatl just to make them the bane of announcers everywhere. You could also just do a Spanish version of a name like Diablos or Toros. I would also like Luchadores.

Nashville would have a lot of good ones. You could go with Sound or Notes to go with the music scene. You could go with the Heat due to the famous Hot Chicken. Hickory because of Andrew Jackson. Pioneers due to Boone and Crockett. Another one would be the Nashville Way. It was a phrase coined to represent the good race relations in Nashville during the Civil Rights movement.

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07 Dec 2018 18:41:19
I have a really good feeling that MLB would be uncomfortable having a team named after Andrew Jackson. Just a hunch.

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