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Author Topic: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread  (Read 76381 times)

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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #25 on: February 06, 2021, 08:08:11 AM »
The Dodgers have spent $240 million, and, are still seeking to add players.

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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #26 on: February 06, 2021, 01:19:06 PM »
The Dodgers have spent $240 million, and, are still seeking to add players.

It's not real money, anyway.

Yankees didn't win the WS every year when they were trying to "buy championships" - not even close - and neither will the Dodgers.

And when MLB decides to expand - and it's coming - there will be a line of billionaires willing to buy franchises.
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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2021, 09:49:23 AM »
Thats a lot of dough for a guy that was terrible in 2019. 

Its also alot of dough for a guy that was outstanding last year.  Wow.
I don't get it.  He'ss had two great seasons (2018 and 2020) out of nine, and one of them was only 11 starts.  He obviously added some sort of stickum or something to increase his spin rate in 2020, and if MLB cracks down on that you could be paying $40M for an average pitcher.  I don't get the love affair with the guy, at least not to the $40M/year level.
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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2021, 11:03:45 AM »
I don't get it.  He'ss had two great seasons (2018 and 2020) out of nine, and one of them was only 11 starts.  He obviously added some sort of stickum or something to increase his spin rate in 2020, and if MLB cracks down on that you could be paying $40M for an average pitcher.  I don't get the love affair with the guy, at least not to the $40M/year level.

Most pitchers use some sort of stickum. And most hitters prefer that as it helps the pitchers with their control as they spin it more.

Bauer has been the most innovative pitcher recently - maybe ever. His work has led to more knowledge about spin rate than pitchers in the last 150 years combined. His innovations are now standard operating procedure for most teams.

But, is he as good as last years numbers? Probably not, but he is going to help LA a lot.

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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #29 on: February 09, 2021, 05:43:11 PM »
https://www.mlb.com/news/ryan-braun-not-currently-interested-in-playing

If there really is no DH in the NL this year, I think Braun’s time in MIL is over.

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« Reply #30 on: February 09, 2021, 07:01:25 PM »
It seems like the universal DH will come around sooner than later.  Having had it last year, why not just keep it?  Why go back and forth and change the roster construction of NL teams?
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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #31 on: February 09, 2021, 07:37:45 PM »
It seems like the universal DH will come around sooner than later.  Having had it last year, why not just keep it?  Why go back and forth and change the roster construction of NL teams?

So the owners can use it as leverage in CBA negotiations.
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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #32 on: February 12, 2021, 09:22:00 PM »
Jake Arrieta will sign with the Cubs for 1 year and $6M. That’s just weird.

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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #33 on: February 12, 2021, 09:30:20 PM »
Jake Arrieta will sign with the Cubs for 1 year and $6M. That’s just weird.


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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #34 on: February 13, 2021, 11:40:35 AM »
Speaking of 2nd chances for white boys:

Tim Tebow, 33, spent the 2019 season at Triple-A Syracuse where he slashed a putrid .163/.240/.255 with four homers, 19 RBI, two swipes and a 98/20 K/BB ratio in 264 plate appearances.

He has EARNED a well deserved invite to the Mets training camp.

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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2021, 01:21:15 PM »
Speaking of 2nd chances for white boys:

Tim Tebow, 33, spent the 2019 season at Triple-A Syracuse where he slashed a putrid .163/.240/.255 with four homers, 19 RBI, two swipes and a 98/20 K/BB ratio in 264 plate appearances.

He has EARNED a well deserved invite to the Mets training camp.

I’m the farthest thing from a Tebow supporter and his entire baseball odyssey has been an absolute joke, but it’s not a second chance, it’s a publicity stunt like his entire minor league career has been. They bring him to spring training every year to create buzz and get eyeballs (especially when they’ve needed it during the last few abysmal years) and then he goes off to hack around terribly in upstate NY.  Have to imagine this is the last year of it, for various reasons.

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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #36 on: February 13, 2021, 02:05:33 PM »
I%u2019m the farthest thing from a Tebow supporter and his entire baseball odyssey has been an absolute joke, but it%u2019s not a second chance, it%u2019s a publicity stunt like his entire minor league career has been. They bring him to spring training every year to create buzz and get eyeballs (especially when they%u2019ve needed it during the last few abysmal years) and then he goes off to hack around terribly in upstate NY.  Have to imagine this is the last year of it, for various reasons.

Yeah, I believe Russell Wilson and Garth Brooks are among those that have gotten spring training invites.

I don't think the Mets are giving him a shot for an opening day roster spot.
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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #37 on: February 13, 2021, 05:21:37 PM »
I’m the farthest thing from a Tebow supporter and his entire baseball odyssey has been an absolute joke, but it’s not a second chance, it’s a publicity stunt like his entire minor league career has been. They bring him to spring training every year to create buzz and get eyeballs (especially when they’ve needed it during the last few abysmal years) and then he goes off to hack around terribly in upstate NY.  Have to imagine this is the last year of it, for various reasons.

Keep in mind where the Mets train.... the Treasure Coast of Florida.

They love their Gators down here.

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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #38 on: February 13, 2021, 06:55:40 PM »
Obvious publicity stunt.

But that's OK ... B.S. makes the world go 'round.
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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #39 on: February 13, 2021, 07:10:16 PM »
Obvious publicity stunt.

But that's OK ... B.S. makes the world go 'round.

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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #40 on: February 13, 2021, 08:32:21 PM »
Turner resigning with LA. No way the Brewers we’re going to pay him what LA did.

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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #41 on: February 13, 2021, 10:10:35 PM »
Turner resigning with LA. No way the Brewers we’re going to pay him what LA did.

Yep. Too bad the dollars got where they did. But good for Turner, good for the Brewers for knowing when to fold em, and good for the Dodgers for having and being willing to spend all that money.

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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #42 on: February 15, 2021, 12:17:42 PM »
The Brewers reportedly offered Turner the same $34 Mil for 2 years, or a 3-year deal at a lower ATV.  It's obvious he wanted to stay in LA, but it's not cuz the Brewers wouldn't pay.
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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #43 on: February 15, 2021, 12:37:46 PM »
The Brewers reportedly offered Turner the same $34 Mil for 2 years, or a 3-year deal at a lower ATV.  It's obvious he wanted to stay in LA, but it's not cuz the Brewers wouldn't pay.
Yeah I saw that after I posted...looks like LAD matched the brewers offer. Return to LA is a no brainer.

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« Reply #44 on: February 17, 2021, 11:19:29 AM »
Fan Graphs gives the Baltimore Orioles a 0.0% chance to make the Playoffs this season.
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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #45 on: February 17, 2021, 07:45:08 PM »
Fernando Tatis Jr.

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14 yrs $340 Million. (Robert Murray)

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« Reply #46 on: February 17, 2021, 08:01:53 PM »
Fernando Tatis Jr.

San Diego

14 yrs $340 Million. (Robert Murray)

1/3 of a Billion dollars.  24.2 million a year for 14 years.  Ridiculous. 

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« Reply #47 on: February 17, 2021, 08:14:17 PM »
Baseball contracts make no sense to me.  Can they do this because of TV revenue?  If you think about it NFL players are grossly underpaid in comparison.
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« Reply #48 on: February 17, 2021, 08:32:27 PM »
Baseball contracts make no sense to me.  Can hey do this because of TV revenue?  If you think about it NFL players are grossly underpaid in comparison.

Grossly underpaid and non guaranteed contracts. Jeff Samardzija made the right choice all this years ago.

Think this ends up being good for both sides - who knows what contracts will be like 14 years from now? That's like 3 TV deals, 2 CBAs, and 3 failed presidential runs by Trumps children from now.

Who should be really pissed is Ocuna and Albies.

I see a near zero percent chance there is not a lockout though.

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Re: The Hey its 2021 now guys MLB thread
« Reply #49 on: February 17, 2021, 08:35:51 PM »
Tatis has played in 142 games. That’s it.

Juan Soto may get 500 million.

 

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