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2018/2019 Off-Season Thread

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    ShyMets wrote: »
    Reporting 3 year deal at 50 million. McCutchen did well. NL East is shaping up to be very interesting

    Does that rule them out of the Bryce Harper sweepstakes do you reckon? They were the favourites all off-season


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ShyMets


    ShyMets wrote: »
    Reporting 3 year deal at 50 million. McCutchen did well. NL East is shaping up to be very interesting

    Does that rule them out of the Bryce Harper sweepstakes do you reckon? They were the favourites all off-season

    By all accounts they are still very much in on Harper. Personally think he'll sign with the Dodgers


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    AJ Haap resigning with the Yankees which probably rules out their interest in Syndergaard and nicks the 3 way trade for Realmuto.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Twitter's great during the winter meetings. I have the tab open while watching the football and it's great seeing the news and rumours (mostly unfounded ones) coming through. Very entertaining!

    Although the amount of posts that contain the following about teams is laughable;

    "are showing interest in"
    "are seriously talking about"
    "have discussed"

    I'd imagine most teams are discussing and assessing EVERY player that's out there.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ShyMets


    Back to the future for the Mets. They resigned Jeurys Familia. Reported to be 30 million for 3 years. I'd imagine he'll slot into the set up role


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,586 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    Mariners acquired Encarnacion from Indians in exchange for Carlos Santana, indications are that Mariners plan to send Encarnacion to the Rays.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Wilson Ramos to the Mets. Obviously not in the same league as Realmuto but at least this way they don’t have to give up Rosario and Nimmo.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Braves have said they’re out on Realmuto too. I wonder have the Marlins overplayed their hand with their demands for a trade.

    Someone still might bite I suppose but I wonder will they get what they’re looking for.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ShyMets


    Wilson Ramos to the Mets. Obviously not in the same league as Realmuto but at least this way they don’t have to give up Rosario and Nimmo.

    Offensively he's an upgrade. Defensively he's better then what we have but not majorly. At 19 million for two years think we've overpaid


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    ShyMets wrote: »
    Offensively he's an upgrade. Defensively he's better then what we have but not majorly. At 19 million for two years think we've overpaid

    He was projected to get 2/$24 and most of the comments from the Mets beat reporters on Twitter seem to think he’s a bargain at that price (as long as he stays healthy)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 13,390 ✭✭✭✭Igotadose


    ShyMets wrote: »
    Offensively he's an upgrade. Defensively he's better then what we have but not majorly. At 19 million for two years think we've overpaid

    There's not a lot of good catching out there. The Mets spending money is welcome, it's unusual. And if we've seen the last of TdA, oh well. Maybe he's a trade piece now.

    I don't think any team bar a few can claim great catching, though. Hardest position in baseball and why great ones like Piazza and Bench are so rare.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ShyMets


    He was projected to get 2/$24 and most of the comments from the Mets beat reporters on Twitter seem to think he’s a bargain at that price (as long as he stays healthy)

    Apologies, you're right. For some reason I had it in my head he was projected to receive 9 million over two years.

    Looking at the breakdown of the figures the Mets have got a bit of a bargain


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ShyMets


    Mets sign Rajai Davis to a Minor League deal. Actually thought he had retired. Will almost certainly play in the outfield at some point. His figures for the last few years are decent enough. Looks like he could still do a job if needed


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Matt Harvey to the Angles on a 1 year deal.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ShyMets


    Matt Harvey to the Angles on a 1 year deal.

    Incredible to think that just a couple of years ago people were talking about Harvey getting a multi year 200 million plus free agency deal.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,586 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    Safeco Field has been officially renamed T-Mobile Park.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Big trade for the Reds and Dodgers. Puig, Kemp and Alex Wood off to Cincinnati for Homer Bailey and a couple of prospects.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ShyMets


    Big trade for the Reds and Dodgers. Puig, Kemp and Alex Wood off to Cincinnati for Homer Bailey and a couple of prospects.

    Nice return for the Reds. The Dodgers shed some payroll and create space in the Outfield.

    Looks like their going for Harper


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    Sorry to see Puig leave. Loved that guy, but it was always on the cards.
    Delighted Kemp got one last season with the Dodgers too.
    Was a fan of Wood as well. Hope it works out well for him


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,586 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    Twins picked up Nelson Cruz - 1 year/ $14 million with a $12 million club option for 2020.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,586 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    Seems like Tulo is off to the Yankees, which makes sense. They are still in for Machado as well but Gregorius is only out for a few months so maybe Tulo is a stopgap.

    Wonder if he will get a video tribute when he returns to Rogers Centre.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ShyMets


    David Robertson to the Phillies. Two years at 21 million.

    Good signing IMO. He's been Mr Consistent for most of his career


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,941 ✭✭✭krustydoyle


    Yankees sign Reliever Zach Britton to a 3yr deal..


    Slightly annoyed they couldn't keep Robertson as well to be honest


  • Registered Users Posts: 147 ✭✭spud06


    https://www.lonestarball.com/2019/1/5/18169922/mlb-rumors-texas-rangers-free-agent-adam-ottavino-zach-britton

    Would have loved if the rangers got Zach Britton but alas the yankees get him again. Good signing


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley




  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    Brian Dozier to the Nat's. 1 year, $9m. Nice pick up for them.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,469 ✭✭✭ShyMets


    Mets Sign Jed Lowrie to Two-Year Deal. Looks to be 20 million over the two years.

    A little pricey, maybe? Anyway, let the battle for second base commence


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,941 ✭✭✭krustydoyle


    Yankees sign 2B DJ LeMahieu on a 2 yr deal for 24 million


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,586 ✭✭✭circular flexing


    This is interesting - Oakland A's signed Kyler Murray in the draft last year on the understanding that he would play one more season of college football and then join the A's minor league system. Well Murray only went and won the Heisman trophy and is now threatening to declare for the NFL draft and ditch baseball completely, leaving Oakland without their top pick from the draft last year. Apparently representatives from A's and also MLB have been meeting him today to try and stop him from changing his mind - he has until tomorrow to declare for NFL draft.


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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 13,687 ✭✭✭✭jack presley


    This is interesting - Oakland A's signed Kyler Murray in the draft last year on the understanding that he would play one more season of college football and then join the A's minor league system. Well Murray only went and won the Heisman trophy and is now threatening to declare for the NFL draft and ditch baseball completely, leaving Oakland without their top pick from the draft last year. Apparently representatives from A's and also MLB have been meeting him today to try and stop him from changing his mind - he has until tomorrow to declare for NFL draft.

    He’s looking for $15m to stay now. Oakland would have to give him a major league contract to do so which would mean putting him on the 40 man and therefore using his first year of options before he’s even faced a pitch. They really must think he’s a sure thing if they do it.


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