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  1. RatkoVarda

    Justin Verlander Traded to Astros

    Including taxes, the Red Sox are spending about $260M on payroll this year. Any team that spends like that should win it all. They are paying over $70M (basically Oakland's payroll) to players from who they got basically nothing: Panda, Ramirez, Pedroia, Rodriguez, Castillo. Who owns that team? Mike Ilitch? Edit: When you can endlessly throw money around, you can afford to make a lot of mistakes.
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    yeah I assume that they let him walk
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    projected salaries for arbitration players; these seem correct https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/10/mlb-arbitration-salaries-2019.html Nicholas Castellanos – $11.3MM Shane Greene – $4.8MM James McCann – $3.5MM Michael Fulmer – $3.0MM Matthew Boyd – $3.0MM Alex Wilson – $2.8MM Daniel Norris -$1.4MM Blaine Hardy – $1.2MM Louis Coleman – $1.1MM Drew Verhagen – $900K Pete Kozma – $700K
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Yankees are desperately trying to convince people that Severino was mentally and physically ready to pitch in a playoff game after a 8-minute BP session.
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    Honk if Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted you.

    Roberts, who was recommended by BK to be nominated by W to the SC, now has to review complaints against BK. Or, alternatively, he apparently doesn't have to review them. https://www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/DC-Circuit-sent-complaints-about-Kavanaugh-s-13287070.php
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    yeah he is gone I thought you needed talent? which McCann generally lacks
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    2019 Draft Pick Watch

    10 names from Henning 1. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, 6-1, 185, Heritage High, Colleyville, Texas: Son of a former big-league pitcher, this teen has five-tool plus scores. 2. Adley Rutschman, C, 6-2, 215, Oregon State: Switch-hitter with Jake Rogers-grade talents behind the plate. 3. Shea Langeliers, C, 6-0, 190, Baylor: Right there with Rutschman. Could be an intriguing duel next spring between him and Rutschman. 4. Riley Greene, OF, 6-2, 190, Hagerty High, Ovieda, Fla.: Might not make it to No. 5 overall, all because of left-handed power and fine corner-outfield skills. 5. Matt Wallner, OF, 6-5, 220, Southern Mississippi: Not a bad early wager here. The Tigers need precisely this brand of first baseman in their system. And while Wallner ranks as a corner outfielder and pitcher, first base is an easy option for a player so athletic. 6. Rece Hinds, SS/3B, 6-4, 210, Niceville (Fla.) High: Top-shelf power and a plus arm could make him an even earlier pick. He’s a right-handed stick and almost surely will be gobbled up somewhere in the Top 10. 7. C.J. Abrams, SS, 6-2, 185, Blessed Trinity High, Roswell, Ga.: Terrific athlete with speed, an arm, and major offensive upside. 8. Bryson Stott, SS, 6-3, 195, Nevada-Las Vegas: Had a nice summer at the Cape Cod League and might slide into the Top 5 by June. He’s a left-handed hitter, which doesn’t hurt. 9. Braden Shewmake, SS, 6-4, 190, Texas A&M: Another big, left-hand stick who could shift to first base. 10. Drew Mendoza, 3B, 6-4, 220, Florida State: Major power from the left side, which makes him one worth inspecting as the Tigers release the scouting hounds when college baseball gets rolling in February.
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    kdog noted the Phillies could use him to improve their horrible defense - but JP Crawford may be able to do that as well, with more offense Baltimore and KC and Det need a SS
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I think it would be Jose who would be less interested in a 1 year deal, than the Tigers. When players reach FA they want years and dollars. Don't know who is going to give that to him.
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    The Presidency of Donald J. Trump

    Trump: Kim and I are in love. Kim: Look, dude, we're just good friends, nothing more. Cannot make this up.
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    he looks like the best choice but if they move on, so be it. Cannot stay healthy, and has not advanced with the bat
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Victor and Liriano and Saltalamacchia.
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    2019 Draft Pick Watch

    So to finish 3rd, need Brewers to sweep Tigers, Marlins to win 2 of 3 at Mets, and CWS to win 2 of 4 at Twins. Confident in the sweep, but not in the other 2 parts.
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    Thanks Victor

    I cannot help but sigh and think of the road not taken. If Victor had taken 4/$64M from the Mariners in 2014 or if Ilitch and DD had not countered with 4/$68M, how much different would the last four years have gone? The TIgers would have probably had to settle for Nelson Cruz, for less years and less money, and more production and more line up flexibility. Of course I don't blame Victor at all, and no one move got us to this point, and all moves are inter-related. But - except for letting Max go, trading Saurez, and trading Ray - hard to see any worse decision than signing a DH only guy to a 4 year deal through his age 39 season. Oh well, one cannot really say how it would have turned out. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
  15. another bad sign: Dolphins up 20-0 on the Jets in NJ at the half.
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