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Title: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on January 12, 2014, 09:09:59 PM
A-Rod suspended for the entire '14 season...

http://www.people.com/people/mobile/article/0,,20774789,00.html
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on January 15, 2014, 04:59:37 PM

Clayton Kershaw is apparently about to sign a 7 year, 215 million dollar extension with the Dodgers. 30.7 million a year and most people I see are shocked the Dodgers got him at that price.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 15, 2014, 05:39:48 PM
Clayton Kershaw is apparently about to sign a 7 year, 215 million dollar extension with the Dodgers. 30.7 million a year and most people I see are shocked the Dodgers got him at that price.

It's hard to say if he necessarily would have received significantly more if he waited to see the open market, since that's already the largest AAV for a contract in MLB history and there are only so many teams that can afford and are willing to pay that much for one player, but, I also imagine the opt-out clause he has after year 5 helped keep the number down a little bit. If he continues to be the best pitcher in the NL for the next 5 seasons, I expect he'll exercise that and get another contract that dwarfs this one.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on January 15, 2014, 09:51:49 PM
It's hard to say if he necessarily would have received significantly more if he waited to see the open market, since that's already the largest AAV for a contract in MLB history and there are only so many teams that can afford and are willing to pay that much for one player, but, I also imagine the opt-out clause he has after year 5 helped keep the number down a little bit. If he continues to be the best pitcher in the NL for the next 5 seasons, I expect he'll exercise that and get another contract that dwarfs this one.

I don't know, when I look at the way teams spent this off-season and the way everyone is flush with TV money? I think that if a pitcher of Kershaw's ability was on the open market there would be a handful of teams that would be willing to pay him just about whatever it took to land him.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Andy on January 22, 2014, 10:32:59 AM
Apparently Tanaka has signed with the Yanks: 7yr 155 million (22+ mill per year)

Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Derk on April 14, 2014, 10:28:37 PM
Just looked at the box score for the Pirates / Reds this evening and saw it was 7-7 in the 6th. The interesting part is that the teams have combined for ten home runs so far - Cinci has three two run homers and a solo shot. The Pirates have six solo homers (two homers in each of three innings), and all three times they appear to have been back to back (Walker and Sanchez have done it twice) - I wonder if that is some kind of record.

The only run in the game not scored off a home run was the Pirates' first run.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims on April 14, 2014, 11:22:35 PM
Just looked at the box score for the Pirates / Reds this evening and saw it was 7-7 in the 6th. The interesting part is that the teams have combined for ten home runs so far - Cinci has three two run homers and a solo shot. The Pirates have six solo homers (two homers in each of three innings), and all three times they appear to have been back to back (Walker and Sanchez have done it twice) - I wonder if that is some kind of record.

The only run in the game not scored off a home run was the Pirates' first run.

The back to back part might be, but, the record for combined home runs in a game is 12. Most by one team is 10 (our own Blue Jays against Baltimore in 1987). Had the Pirates not scored their first run without a homer, they would have tied the record for most homers in a game without scoring a run in any other fashion, and they're one off tying the record for most solo homers in one game.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on April 15, 2014, 02:14:28 AM
TV Blackouts still rule in MLB...

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/how-mlb-s-blackout-policy-hurts-its-already-eroding-fan-base-055955588.html
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Derk on April 15, 2014, 08:33:31 AM
The back to back part might be, but, the record for combined home runs in a game is 12. Most by one team is 10 (our own Blue Jays against Baltimore in 1987). Had the Pirates not scored their first run without a homer, they would have tied the record for most homers in a game without scoring a run in any other fashion, and they're one off tying the record for most solo homers in one game.

Looks like hitting back to back homers three times in a game tied a record - it's only the third time it has ever happened. The game was suspended until today, and with three innings left to go, who knows what we will see.

Yahoo link (https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/pirates-reds-hit-10-hrs-030655943--mlb.html)
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 16, 2014, 03:18:51 PM

So through 7 innings today, Masahiro Tanaka has struck out eight and only allowed two bunt hits. Through his first three starts he's given up 15 hits in 21 innings with a K-BB rate of 26-2.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: L K on April 16, 2014, 03:30:51 PM

So through 7 innings today, Masahiro Tanaka has struck out eight and only allowed two bunt hits. Through his first three starts he's given up 15 hits in 21 innings with a K-BB rate of 26-2.

(http://a.espncdn.com/photo/2014/0415/mlb_e_tanaka_b1_576x263.jpg) 

I still want to see how he fares when the weather heats up and hitters get going but he looks great early on.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on April 16, 2014, 03:32:47 PM
I still want to see how he fares when the weather heats up and hitters get going but he looks great early on.

Yeah, there's always that "first time through the league" sort of thought and I realize it's the Cubs but I've got the game on and he's just making them look awful.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: L K on April 16, 2014, 07:20:19 PM
I still want to see how he fares when the weather heats up and hitters get going but he looks great early on.

Yeah, there's always that "first time through the league" sort of thought and I realize it's the Cubs but I've got the game on and he's just making them look awful.

Another dominant start: 8 IP 10 strikeouts 1 walk, 2 hits
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on April 22, 2014, 03:13:30 PM
The Brewers Gomez goes ape...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqG5sixi7R0[/youtube]
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: mc on April 22, 2014, 07:11:06 PM
The Brewers Gomez goes ape...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqG5sixi7R0[/youtube]

So pitchers can pump fists and yell when striking out a batter, but a batter can't admire his hit?
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 22, 2014, 07:24:40 PM
I never got these bench-clearing brawls. Like, 98% of the guys who rushed out didn't do a thing when they got there. Did the guys really have to leave the bullpen to get in there?
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: L K on April 22, 2014, 07:28:59 PM
The Brewers Gomez goes ape...

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DqG5sixi7R0[/youtube]

So pitchers can pump fists and yell when striking out a batter, but a batter can't admire his hit?

These baseball "brawls" are embarrassing.  They always remind me of the kinds in high school/elementary school who always tried to start fights that they never intended on getting into.  They all bounce around and pretend to be tough, and 99% of the time it is over stupid little things.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on April 22, 2014, 07:29:44 PM
These baseball "brawls" are embarrassing.  They always remind me of the kinds in high school/elementary school who always tried to start fights that they never intended on getting into.  They all bounce around and pretend to be tough, and 99% of the time it is over stupid little things.

Hah, I just posted something similar.

"FIIIIIIGGGGHHHHTTTTTTT"
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Peter D. on May 12, 2014, 11:21:02 PM
What's with all these pitchers needing Tommy John surgery. Some pretty big names requiring it.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on May 26, 2014, 09:40:56 PM
The Dodgers got a no-hitter yesterday and now have a perfect game today through 6 innings.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims on May 26, 2014, 10:34:37 PM
The Dodgers got a no-hitter yesterday and now have a perfect game today through 6 innings.

Broken up in the 8th.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on June 06, 2014, 11:47:35 PM
From Jonah Keri via Twitter:
Matt Kemp just got called out for high-fiving Davey Lopes on his way to second on a double. #smrtbaseball

Ha!
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims on June 07, 2014, 12:29:52 AM
From Jonah Keri via Twitter:
Matt Kemp just got called out for high-fiving Davey Lopes on his way to second on a double. #smrtbaseball

Ha!

The high five makes for the better story, but . . .

jonahkeri: Official scorer corrects the play, says Kemp overslid the bag and was called out on that. Replay looked like the high-five happened though.

That being said, this image of the out being recorded is pretty hilarious:

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BpfwC-nCQAAlxfw.jpg)
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Frank E on June 07, 2014, 07:20:33 AM
I thought Stroman pitched well, nice little defensive win.  Even though they stranded a ton of runners, and that triple play was shitluck, at least they proved to themselves they can win the tight games as well without having to hit a bunch of home runs. 

EDIT - I guess they still hit 2, but still, they won without having to score a ton of runs then.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Captain Canuck on July 05, 2014, 12:48:13 AM
The Chicago Cubs have traded starting pitchers Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel to the Oakland Athletics for 2012 first-round pick Addison Russell, 2013 first-round pick Billy McKinney and pitcher Dan Straily.

There go 2 of the top starters rumoured available in the same trade. Oakland paid a steep price, but just got even better!
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on July 08, 2014, 11:25:27 AM
(*Ahem*) out of shape??!!

(http://i939.photobucket.com/albums/ad239/fotogalri/BsBnfYcCcAEIbc4_zpseec38d96.jpg)
Mike Modano  @9modano
"@BleacherNation Prince Fielder is in ESPN's body issue this year. pic.twitter.com/K1KW1arozM” no wonder he has a bad back.



Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on July 15, 2014, 09:24:16 PM

Moment just now in the all-star game that both summed up why Joe Buck is terrible but also what I just don't continue to get about the general problem some baseball types have with even a basic understanding of statistics. Troy Tulowitzki is hitting and they're talking about the year he's having(.345/.435/.613) and Buck says "And don't give me that 'he hits in the thin air of Colorado' stuff. He can hit anywhere"

Tulowitzki this season in Colorado: .417 batting average, 1.246 OPS, 14 homeruns
Tulowitzki away from Colorado: .265 batting average, .830 OPS, 7 homeruns

Tulowitzki's career OPS is 142 points higher in Colorado than on the road. Still, his career OPS on the road(.820) is terrific for a shortstop. So why not say something like "His numbers might be inflated in Colorado but he's a great hitter in any ballpark"? What in the world is the value in not just being wrong but aggressively wrong?
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on July 16, 2014, 09:30:16 AM
Derek Jeter, a class act...

http://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/trout-jeter-lead-al-to-all-star-win-over-nl/

Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Derk on August 27, 2014, 08:36:48 PM
Wow. David Price gets shelled. 8 runs in 2 innings tonight against the Yankees.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Potvin29 on September 25, 2014, 03:07:24 PM
This is pretty funny.  Mets beat writer for MLB.com sent these two tweets out 2 minutes apart today:

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@AnthonyDiComo 

One of baseball's oddities: #Mets can become the first NL team in 15 years to go an entire season without balking: http://atmlb.com/1v4P1oV

Quote
@AnthonyDiComo

OH MY GOD THEY JUST BALKED!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: CarltonTheBear on September 25, 2014, 03:41:05 PM
This was his next tweet haha:

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Anthony DiComo @AnthonyDiComo  ·  57m
Mets on the brink of going a full season without randomly giving me $1 million.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on September 25, 2014, 10:20:48 PM

Friggin' Jeter.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: WhatIfGodWasALeaf on September 25, 2014, 11:00:10 PM

Friggin' Jeter.

I'm not a big baseball fan, but as a sports fan that was beautiful.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on September 25, 2014, 11:07:33 PM

Friggin' Jeter.

I'm not a big baseball fan, but as a sports fan that was beautiful.

Yeah, I'm not a Yankees fan or a fan of him in particular but, well, what can you say? That was pretty great.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: L K on September 25, 2014, 11:36:43 PM

Friggin' Jeter.

I'm not a big baseball fan, but as a sports fan that was beautiful.

Yeah, I'm not a Yankees fan or a fan of him in particular but, well, what can you say? That was pretty great.

When I need to remind myself of a way to dislike him I always look at the Gold Gloves he won for being "good" defensively.  My personal favourite being 2005 when he was a -1.9 dWAR player.

Pretty great way for him to end his career in New York.  Maybe he should sit out the rest of the season now because that's pretty much storybook material.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on September 26, 2014, 12:18:13 AM
Quote from: L K link=topic=2188.msg197157#msg197157
When I need to remind myself of a way to dislike him I always look at the Gold Gloves he won for being "good" defensively.  My personal favourite being 2005 when he was a -1.9 dWAR player.

Eh, as egregious as that is that's not his fault. Managers and coaches vote on the Gold Gloves.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on September 30, 2014, 10:10:43 PM

This is from Mike Schur, or Ken Tremendous, who used to run the Fire Joe Morgan blog

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Playoff Team Payrolls (Opening Day):

LAD 229m
DET 163m
LAA 154m
SFG 149m
WAS 136m
STL 111m
BAL 107m
KC 92m
OAK 82m
PIT 71m

Payroll, it's no excuse these days.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: L K on October 01, 2014, 08:09:30 AM
The A's lost to KC in 12 innings in the AL Wildcard matchup.  All those trades and they still can't win.  Kansas City making the playoffs means the Jays are the only team in the Majors who haven't made the playoffs in the last 20 years.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 01, 2014, 09:11:51 AM
The A's lost to KC in 12 innings in the AL Wildcard matchup.  All those trades and they still can't win.  Kansas City making the playoffs means the Jays are the only team in the Majors who haven't made the playoffs in the last 20 years.

Giving them the longest active playoff drought in North American major league sports.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Boston Leaf on October 01, 2014, 11:00:19 AM
Let's go Bucs. Been a 40 year Pirates fan.. Looking forward to tonight
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 01, 2014, 11:32:09 AM
The A's lost to KC in 12 innings in the AL Wildcard matchup.  All those trades and they still can't win.  Kansas City making the playoffs means the Jays are the only team in the Majors who haven't made the playoffs in the last 20 years.

Giving them the longest active playoff drought in North American major league sports.


It's amazing how Toronto teams are adept at setting marks for futility.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Derk on October 03, 2014, 04:56:27 PM
I am continually amazed just how bad the Tigers' bullpen actually is. They have given up, what, 11 runs in the firt two games against Baltimore now? And all in the 8th inning? Not sure how the GM can continue to be employed by seemingly ignoring their biggest problem.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: hockeyfan1 on October 03, 2014, 07:52:07 PM
I am continually amazed just how bad the Tigers' bullpen actually is. They have given up, what, 11 runs in the firt two games against Baltimore now? And all in the 8th inning? Not sure how the GM can continue to be employed by
seemingly ignoring their biggest problem.


Ah,  imperfection at it's finest.  :)   Don't expect the Orioles to lose against the
Tigers.  Detroit's flaw will become Baltimore's gain.  So far, that's what it's looking like.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Dappleganger on October 24, 2014, 02:30:56 PM
Joe Maddon opts out with the Rays. I imagine he's LA bound.

http://www.si.com/mlb/2014/10/24/tampa-bay-rays-joe-maddon-leaving-team
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims on October 24, 2014, 06:39:26 PM
Joe Maddon opts out with the Rays. I imagine he's LA bound.

http://www.si.com/mlb/2014/10/24/tampa-bay-rays-joe-maddon-leaving-team

Word is the Cubs are the favourites to land him, actually.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Dappleganger on October 27, 2014, 02:53:11 AM
Very sad news. Young Cardinals Outfielder Oscar Taveras died in a car accident.

http://www.thescore.com/mlb/news/614545
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Derk on October 29, 2014, 11:32:09 AM
Pretty interesting how the World Series is tied 3-3, but only one game has really been close, a 3-2 KC win in Game 3. The rest have been decided by five runs or more.

All the marbles are on the line tonight in KC.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on November 17, 2014, 01:32:42 PM

Pretty significant trade of Jason Heyward to St. Louis for Shelby Miller just now.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on November 24, 2014, 05:30:56 PM

Well, it looks like the Red Sox have added about 40 million in payroll for next year with signing Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: L K on November 24, 2014, 05:56:44 PM
And rumours of them floating a 140 million dollar contract to bring Lester back, meanwhile the Blue Jays are looking at the waiver wires.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 24, 2014, 06:00:22 PM
And rumours of them floating a 140 million dollar contract to bring Lester back, meanwhile the Blue Jays are looking at the waiver wires.

I wouldn't go that far for the Jays. They made a major move in signing Martin. They still have some work to do, but, they're clearly doing more than scouring waivers for improvements.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: L K on November 24, 2014, 06:08:54 PM
And rumours of them floating a 140 million dollar contract to bring Lester back, meanwhile the Blue Jays are looking at the waiver wires.

I wouldn't go that far for the Jays. They made a major move in signing Martin. They still have some work to do, but, they're clearly doing more than scouring waivers for improvements.

Don't get me wrong.  I liked the signing.  I am not particularly a fan of Navarro's awful defense behind the plate but this is two years in a row of a team that is clearly not good enough to win and they really aren't giving out a good indication that there is much money left to play with.  They are still using a guy who has no business being anything more than a late game sub as their starting 2B, they have a trainwreck in the outfield, they have a few holes in the bullpen and the rotation it still going to be a questionmark again this year.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on November 24, 2014, 06:14:20 PM
And rumours of them floating a 140 million dollar contract to bring Lester back, meanwhile the Blue Jays are looking at the waiver wires.

Maybe but it's interesting to note that both of the deals that the Sox signed today look to be five years or less(reports are the Sandoval deal is 5/90). A 140 million dollar offer to Lester could, although this is less likely, be for five years too.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims on November 24, 2014, 06:32:08 PM
They are still using a guy who has no business being anything more than a late game sub as their starting 2B, they have a trainwreck in the outfield, they have a few holes in the bullpen and the rotation it still going to be a questionmark again this year.

It's also still pretty early in the offseason and only 4 major free agents have signed contracts - one of them with the Jays. Haven't been a lot of significant pieces traded either. Still a lot of time for a lot to happen.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 05, 2014, 05:48:19 PM

The Yankees have signed Andrew Miller, thought to be the best bullpen arm on the market, to a 4 year/36 million dollar deal.

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/11984196/andrew-miller-deal-new-york-yankees (http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/11984196/andrew-miller-deal-new-york-yankees)
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: L K on December 05, 2014, 07:35:04 PM

The Yankees have signed Andrew Miller, thought to be the best bullpen arm on the market, to a 4 year/36 million dollar deal.

http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/11984196/andrew-miller-deal-new-york-yankees (http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/story/_/id/11984196/andrew-miller-deal-new-york-yankees)

Really thought he was going to get 10+/year.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: seahawk on December 06, 2014, 04:38:37 PM
Really? The genuine feeling on the Tigers forum I'm part of is that the Yankees really overpaid on this one.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 06, 2014, 04:48:09 PM
Really? The genuine feeling on the Tigers forum I'm part of is that the Yankees really overpaid on this one.

Interestingly enough, both things might be true. Reports are saying Miller turned down 4 years and 40 from the Astros but it's still a big contract to give a pitcher with a very limited track record of success.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 10, 2014, 03:50:13 PM

The dismantling of the A's continues with Brandon Moss going to the Indians and Jeff Smardj...Szmarja aw forget it, the former Notre Dame WR getting dealt to the White Sox.

Also the Cubs sign Lester for 6 years/155 which was apparently 20 million more than Boston was offering.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on December 11, 2014, 04:49:23 PM

Honestly, this is the craziest off-season I've ever seen. It's really getting hard to keep track of the former all-stars getting dealt. Dee Gordon to Miami for top pitching prospect Andrew Heaney who's a Dodger for all of a couple hours before they flip him across town for Howie Kendrick. Mat Latos to the Marlins. Jimmy Rollins to the Dodgers. The Red Sox added Rick Porcello(for Cespedes), Justin Masterton and Wade Miley. Matt Kemp to the Padres for Yasmani Grandal. 

Throw in some not insignificant singings(McCarthy to the Dodgers, most of the remaining bullpen arms to Houston, Ervin Santana to Minnesota) and I really can't remember anything like this. It seems like a perfect storm of every team in the league having money and every team in the league being smart.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on January 06, 2015, 02:03:37 PM

Pedro Martinez, Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Craig Biggio all get into the Hall of Fame.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Deebo on January 06, 2015, 02:14:12 PM
Delgado off the ballot while the cheaters stay on it.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims on January 06, 2015, 02:16:15 PM
Hard to argue against any of those choices.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on February 09, 2015, 09:35:54 AM

They're reporting James Shields to the Padres, 4 years/75 million.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: bustaheims on February 09, 2015, 11:03:54 AM
They're reporting James Shields to the Padres, 4 years/75 million.

Quite the offseason overhaul for the Friars.
Title: Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
Post by: Nik Bethune on February 09, 2015, 11:11:37 AM
They're reporting James Shields to the Padres, 4 years/75 million.

Quite the offseason overhaul for the Friars.

I suppose there's a limit to how long you want to be known as the third best California based team in the NL West.