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Re: The Official 2014 MLB Thread
« Reply #45 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

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« Reply #46 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.

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« Reply #47 on: November 17, 2014, 01:32:42 PM »

Pretty significant trade of Jason Heyward to St. Louis for Shelby Miller just now.
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« Reply #48 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.
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« Reply #49 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.

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« Reply #50 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.
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« Reply #51 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.
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« Reply #52 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.
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« Reply #53 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.
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« Reply #54 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
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« Reply #55 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

Really thought he was going to get 10+/year.

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« Reply #56 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.

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« Reply #57 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.
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« Reply #58 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.
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« Reply #59 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.
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