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Author Topic: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason  (Read 6606 times)

GB Warrior

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MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« on: December 04, 2023, 11:50:03 AM »
Winter meetings getting under way and should be one of the more interesting offseasons in recent memory

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2023, 02:30:14 PM »
Brewers bring back Wade Miley.  Fan of his.

Bigger news is the commitment to Jackson Chourio.  Bold move with a lot of upside and could also blowup.  Consensus seems to be it was a smart move by both
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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2023, 03:41:28 PM »
Brewers bring back Wade Miley.  Fan of his.

Bigger news is the commitment to Jackson Chourio.  Bold move with a lot of upside and could also blowup.  Consensus seems to be it was a smart move by both

I like it on its face. It's the kind of move small-market and mid-market teams need to make.
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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2023, 03:47:00 PM »
The Chourio deal is the type of swing the Brewers can afford to make and need to make. Chourio's floor seems very very high as a great defensive outfielder that can fly and make routinely good contact. You pay for that.

Meanwhile, the Brewers have a lot of wheels in their OF and not all of them can stick. I don't see an everyday OF in Wiemer (whereas I do with Mitchell and Frelick). Some guys will be on the move (Taylor)

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2023, 07:44:57 PM »
Hinch signs extension with Tigers.
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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2023, 07:49:44 PM »
Hinch signs extension with Tigers.

Cheater.

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2023, 08:09:33 PM »
I wish he would.   Hitting needs to improve.
« Last Edit: December 04, 2023, 08:13:08 PM by tower912 »
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

It is better to be fearless and cheerful than cheerless and fearful.

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2023, 08:15:50 PM »
Cheater.

For which he served his required suspension.
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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2023, 09:29:34 PM »

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2023, 07:59:05 AM »
It's supposedly down to the Dodgers, Angels, Giants, Cubs and Blue Jays for Ohtani.

If winning is actually his #1 goal, not sure how he could choose anybody but the Dodgers out of this group. A few of the others have some good pieces and they could win ... but the Dodgers are legit title contenders year after year after year, and they will never use $$$ as an excuse to not be legit contenders.
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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #10 on: December 06, 2023, 08:00:01 AM »
It's supposedly down to the Dodgers, Angels, Giants, Cubs and Blue Jays for Ohtani.

If winning is actually his #1 goal, not sure how he could choose anybody but the Dodgers out of this group. A few of the others have some good pieces and they could win ... but the Dodgers are legit title contenders year after year after year, and they will never use $$$ as an excuse to not be legit contenders.

If he was about winning the right way, he’d take less money and play for the Cardinals
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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #11 on: December 06, 2023, 08:00:33 AM »
He would pay the Cardinals to take him.
Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #12 on: December 06, 2023, 09:44:15 AM »
It's supposedly down to the Dodgers, Angels, Giants, Cubs and Blue Jays for Ohtani.

If winning is actually his #1 goal, not sure how he could choose anybody but the Dodgers out of this group. A few of the others have some good pieces and they could win ... but the Dodgers are legit title contenders year after year after year, and they will never use $$$ as an excuse to not be legit contenders.

I mean, on a similar note, how could he not choose the Angels?  Pair an MVP with another MVP talent in Trout in an attractive FA market like LA?  Thats a super team.

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #13 on: December 06, 2023, 10:43:05 AM »
I mean, on a similar note, how could he not choose the Angels?  Pair an MVP with another MVP talent in Trout in an attractive FA market like LA?  Thats a super team.

If Ohtani switches leagues, Trout will win the MVP again just by voter habit. It won't matter that the Angels lose 100 games or that Trout misses more than a third of the season.
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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #14 on: December 06, 2023, 01:07:57 PM »
It's supposedly down to the Dodgers, Angels, Giants, Cubs and Blue Jays for Ohtani.

If winning is actually his #1 goal, not sure how he could choose anybody but the Dodgers out of this group. A few of the others have some good pieces and they could win ... but the Dodgers are legit title contenders year after year after year, and they will never use $$$ as an excuse to not be legit contenders.

Buster Olney with a hilarious, Helen Lovejoy-esque "won't somebody please think of the baseball writers!" screed about how it is wrong that Ohtani is handling his own free agency how he wants to.
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39049998/shohei-ohtani-secret-free-agency-mlb-dodgers-blue-jays

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #15 on: December 06, 2023, 02:50:37 PM »
Buster Olney with a hilarious, Helen Lovejoy-esque "won't somebody please think of the baseball writers!" screed about how it is wrong that Ohtani is handling his own free agency how he wants to.
https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39049998/shohei-ohtani-secret-free-agency-mlb-dodgers-blue-jays

The baseball writer circle jerk has been remarkable this offseason.

https://x.com/awfulannouncing/status/1732475773590925666?s=46&t=G2FhP_F2kWewaBOpvRv5lg

https://x.com/ken_rosenthal/status/1732242046142808255?s=46&t=G2FhP_F2kWewaBOpvRv5lg

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #16 on: December 06, 2023, 02:58:55 PM »
He would pay the Cardinals to take him.

I heard he was signing with the West Michigan Whitecaps. Tom Izzo is going to manage the team.

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #17 on: December 06, 2023, 03:03:51 PM »
That would be silly.   As I was told by a St. Louis transplant at a high school baseball game last spring, real baseball isn't played here.
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Luke 6:45   ...A good man produces goodness from the good in his heart; an evil man produces evil out of his store of evil.   Each man speaks from his heart's abundance...

It is better to be fearless and cheerful than cheerless and fearful.

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #18 on: December 06, 2023, 03:04:16 PM »
The problem isn't that the winter meetings are lacking buzz, its that baseball just doesn't have enough recognizable star power.
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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #19 on: December 06, 2023, 03:04:35 PM »
I mean, on a similar note, how could he not choose the Angels?  Pair an MVP with another MVP talent in Trout in an attractive FA market like LA?  Thats a super team.

Throw in an all-star like Anthony Rendon and a top prospect like Jo Adell, and that team could contend for years.

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« Reply #20 on: December 06, 2023, 04:08:40 PM »
The problem isn't that the winter meetings are lacking buzz, its that baseball just doesn't have enough recognizable star power.

Because of Magic and Bird, the NBA learned that marketing its stars is everything. The NFL is also a star driven league.

MLB has never done that until maybe 2 years ago. And they are sill behind the times.

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« Reply #22 on: December 06, 2023, 04:58:56 PM »
He obviously wanted to be seen. He sees it as a bargaining chip.

There was nothing meaningful about moving the team there as I think they still have 5 or 6 years left on their lease in Chicago. By that time, LaRussa may be sober enough to make the decision.

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #23 on: December 06, 2023, 07:08:25 PM »
I wonder with the brewer's overload of outfielders, and no announcement of a Bonafide 1st baseman, makes me think they may move Yelich to 1st??  just a thought.

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Re: MLB 2023-2024 Offseason
« Reply #24 on: December 06, 2023, 07:50:20 PM »
I wonder with the brewer's overload of outfielders, and no announcement of a Bonafide 1st baseman, makes me think they may move Yelich to 1st??  just a thought.

There are worse ideas to be sure

 

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