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The Official 2015 MLB Off-Season Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports Forum' started by Ray Finkle, Oct 30, 2014.

  1. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    The 2014 season is officially over, congratulations to the San Francisco Giants.

    Free Agency officially starts today at 9 am.

    Qualifying offers by Monday (11/3) at 5pm.

    Free agents can sign with other teams Tuesday (11/4) at 12am.

    Feel free to discuss any potential trades/free agent signings.... GO!
     
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  2. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    Niceeeeee Fink......

    So you think the Sox give the Panda 100M?
     
  3. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    Someone's going to severely over pay for Sandoval. He's an above average player.
     
  4. fins4o8

    fins4o8 Mac FTW! Club Member

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    Go Giants!

    I hope Panda stays to see if we can win more but understand if he decides to get paid in which someone will happily over pay.

    I'm predicting if he stays with the Giants he will make 15 - 18m per but 20+ with someone else.

    Mike Morse and Jake Peavy will get resigned for 2 yrs.


    True and delivers in the biggest stage where others have faltered. He's Mr. October 3.0 with Reggie being the original and Jeter being the second.

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  5. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    Hope not, I like him as a player and the Sox need a 3B but that body just scares me way too much.
     
  6. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    Depending on the price I wouldn't mind him on a short deal to back-up Tex, cuz you know that ******* isn't making a whole year...
     
  7. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    Eh, Butler can't play defense and doesn't give you the pop at 1B or DH, I'd pass.
     
  8. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Kung Fu Panda in Miami :shifty:
     
  9. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    Pssh, the Sox are going to trade you Will Middlebrooks for Stanton and Fernandez so you wouldn't need Pablo.
     
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  10. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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  11. Nappy Roots

    Nappy Roots Well-Known Member

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    He has been clutch for sure. He's still not worth what hes going to get paid.
     
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  12. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    Hereeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeessssssssssssssssssssssss Alex!!
     
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  13. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    So this is going to set off an interesting battle I think.....500k!?
     
  14. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    This, in my opinion, shouldn't be an issue. Lackey signed his original contract with the Sox with full knowledge that if he missed a season(s) due to TJ surgery there would be an added team option for 500k. If Lackey is so unhappy with having to pitch for 500k after collecting over 80 million for the original contract he never should have signed it in the first place. Just shut up and pitch.
     
  15. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    I agree but not worth it....for 500K? What if he blows his arm out......and 80M after Mass taxes leaves you with like 3 dollars.....
     
  16. Alex44

    Alex44 Boshosaurus Rex

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    Don't make me cry. That isn't nice :lol:
     
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  17. Ray Finkle

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    What do you mean not worth it? The guy got a 5 year 80 million dollar deal with the Sox with a team option built in for a 6th year at 500k in case he got hurt. He has nothing to complain about, especially since there were rumors that he had a bum elbow already and that's why the Sox put the cause in the contract. If he doesn't like pitching for 500k this year then either quit/retire or he shouldn't have signed in the first place.
     
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  18. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    What he made in the past has no bearing, the original signing of the contract does however....for that he is screwed.....

    Secondly why did the Sox trade him? for 500k this year talk about a bargain basement innings eater.....

     
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  20. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    But the point is he knew what he was getting into in signing the contract as the MRI the Sox did on the elbow didn't come back clean. There was a high chance he would need the TJ surgery which is why it was written in his contract. A contract he agreed to and signed, therefore he should honor it without complains. This wasn't some "fine print" thing in the contract he didn't know about. He knew the risks and signed it.

    The Sox traded him because they was fear that Lackey would simply retire and not honor the last year of the contract or he would stick around and be a pain in the butt always complaining about it. There were rumblings he wasn't happy in Boston since the start of his contract and especially wasn't with the way the team was being built for 2015 and beyond. Sox simply wanted to move him to get something back for him instead of nothing and/or a headache.
     
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  21. LiferYank

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    Hmm I like Koji but 2 years at his age?
     
  22. fins4o8

    fins4o8 Mac FTW! Club Member

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    That depends on how much he gets paid and if he helps them win a WS and if he clutch again.

    Many people think Pence wasn't worth the amount he signed with the Giants but he helped them win a WS and had a .444, hr, 5 RBI'S this WS.

    So worth it is hard to say at this moment but I get what you're saying.

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  23. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    Agreed. Not only age but injury history as well.
     
  24. LiferYank

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    Think this is a sign they expect to compete this year and are going away from the youth movement?
     
  25. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    Info dump....

     
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  27. Ray Finkle

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    Not sure why resigning Koji is a sign they would go away from the youth movement. It's not like he's blocking anyone in the bullpen. I think it's a sure sign they expect to compete this year, and they really should be able to complete with the way baseball has shifted in the past 2 to 3 years.
     
  28. Ray Finkle

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    Hosmer would interest me as would Gordon if the Sox didn't already have 35 OFers on the roster.
     
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  30. Nappy Roots

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    Man I would love some Hosmer in TB.
     
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  32. finyank13

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    I actually would be open to this....
     
  33. Ray Finkle

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    Not saying he wouldn't be good at it and not really talking about Raul personally but I don't understand why teams hire former players with zero coaching experience. What's wrong with them spending a few years down in the minors first instead of jumping straight to the majors?
     
  34. finyank13

    finyank13 Reality Check

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    I think it is hit or miss with all coaching.....especially as a hitting coach.......I want Nappy as the hitting coach....

     
  35. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    No brainer for the Sox to decline Breslow's option.

    Regarding hit or miss with all coaching, I think it depends on the coach and something that is hard for people outside of the organization to truly judge, especially for non-manager coaches. But let's just say that it's true, isn't there more harm bringing in someone that's a complete unknown instead of someone with experience (and most likely has been successful at his position otherwise why are you hiring him in the 1st place?).
     
  36. Unlucky 13

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    My Cubbies are getting the first free agent by hiring Joe Maddon!

    After that, I think we're the favorite for Lester. I'd love to see them make a move for Russel Martin too.
     
  37. sports24/7

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    Perfect timing. With Jeter retiring, the Yankees need the veteran leadership ARod can bring :shifty:

    Time to bring Hosmer home?
     
  38. Ray Finkle

    Ray Finkle Member

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    If Lester doesn't sign with Boston, I'd love to see him with the Cubs.
     
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  39. Ray Finkle

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  40. LiferYank

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    Chris Young to the Yankees for 2.5 million ..... Yippee..
     

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