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Offline JCA-CrystalCity

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #925: December 23, 2016, 09:03:30 AM »
Debatable. Unlikely they will pick up the option for his age 38.
unless he goes all Big Papi in his later years.  But he really blew it not taking the Jays deal. 

What they are saying about him, Nova, and Buchholz is that the new luxury tax threshold has some real bite.  You will not see the $12MM+ AAV deals for 3 years you were seeing for #3-4 starters like you were last year.  It probably also means Gio is not tradeable this spring (not that we are going that way now). 

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #926: December 23, 2016, 10:04:10 AM »
Debatable. Unlikely they will pick up the option for his age 38.

Ah. Yeah, probably not. Still, it's not like he Desi'd into a one year deal -- he still got $65M!

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #927: December 23, 2016, 10:08:22 AM »
unless he goes all Big Papi in his later years.  But he really blew it not taking the Jays deal.

If the offer truly was $80M, then yes. But if it was, why did it suddenly disappear after, imo, smaller deals that still left him with a role on that squad? The BJs still would've liked him back.

I'm interested in how quickly the rest of the 1Bers sign now. Guessing Nap goes back to Tejas. Trumbo and Carter... who knows.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #928: December 23, 2016, 10:13:42 AM »
unless he goes all Big Papi in his later years....

All he needs is Ortiz's supplier and he's good to go.   :stir:

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #929: December 23, 2016, 10:22:10 AM »
All he needs is Ortiz's supplier and he's good to go.   :stir:

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #930: December 23, 2016, 11:41:21 AM »
Cleveland now AL favorite (Fangraphs). Great fit for EE and Indians. Guess he figured he had the best chance to win a WS over the border/lake. BJ fans must be having a blue Christmas.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #931: December 23, 2016, 11:46:22 AM »
Cleveland now AL favorite (Fangraphs). Great fit for EE and Indians. Guess he figured he had the best chance to win a WS over the border/lake. BJ fans must be having a blue Christmas.

If Joey Bats signs with Tejas, it'll truly be their darkest day

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #932: December 23, 2016, 11:54:10 AM »
With the exchange rate is the Indians deal actually worth more "practical" money to EE?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #933: December 23, 2016, 12:23:26 PM »
With the exchange rate is the Indians deal actually worth more "practical" money to EE?

I thought all deals were in USD?

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #934: December 23, 2016, 12:35:28 PM »
I was 100% wrong in that tax mindfact (Toronto vs. Cleveland).

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #935: December 23, 2016, 12:50:05 PM »
I thought all deals were in USD?

Yep, but if you're a us citizen, the double taxation kills you(the exclusion caps out way below even the rookie minimum).

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #936: December 24, 2016, 07:14:00 PM »
I thought all deals were in USD?

They are. Fortunately the biggest cable company which happens to also be the biggest cell phone company with a national T.V. deal can afford to make up that and the extra taxes. But they don't.

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #937: December 28, 2016, 10:24:07 PM »
The Salem (OR) Volcanoes, class A affiliate of the SF Giants, play in a stadium that is in the path of totality of the 2017 solar eclipse, and are planning EclipseFest 2017. There will be a weekend long beer festival, fireworks, and an unusual 9am game time on the day of the eclipse, so that the Volcanoes can play the first ever MiLB game to be interrupted by eclipse. http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20160812&content_id=195178222&sid=t578&vkey=team3

The nearest the path of totality gets to our area is South Carolina or parts of Georgia so if you're gonna travel to see it, might as well make the trip a doozy. Looks like Salem hotels are close to sold out already (at least the decent ones).

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #938: December 29, 2016, 11:25:03 AM »
And I thought our 11 am July 4th games were early.  Eclipses are cool though, I'd get up for that. 

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Re: MLB & Division Watching (2016)
« Reply #939: December 30, 2016, 10:51:26 AM »
The Salem (OR) Volcanoes, class A affiliate of the SF Giants, play in a stadium that is in the path of totality of the 2017 solar eclipse, and are planning EclipseFest 2017. There will be a weekend long beer festival, fireworks, and an unusual 9am game time on the day of the eclipse, so that the Volcanoes can play the first ever MiLB game to be interrupted by eclipse. http://www.milb.com/content/page.jsp?ymd=20160812&content_id=195178222&sid=t578&vkey=team3

The nearest the path of totality gets to our area is South Carolina or parts of Georgia so if you're gonna travel to see it, might as well make the trip a doozy. Looks like Salem hotels are close to sold out already (at least the decent ones).
I ... kinda really want to go to that. But the Nats are playing in Houston that day. Decisions.