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Offline hotshot

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1025: January 10, 2018, 01:42:20 PM »
Cole gave up 31 bombs last year.  An aberration? Interesting to see what they do with McCutcheon and Harrison now.

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« Reply #1026: January 10, 2018, 01:50:00 PM »
Rosenthal now says that the Cole deal is *not* a done deal.

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« Reply #1027: January 10, 2018, 02:21:17 PM »
Cole gave up 31 bombs last year. 

Scherzer gave up 31 in 2016.   And was Cy Young.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1028: January 10, 2018, 05:17:45 PM »
Scherzer gave up 31 in 2016.   And was Cy Young.

True enough. Cole pitched 25 fewer innings and had a 4.26 ERA compared with Max's 2.96 but that is a frustrating number of HRs to give up. Always liked Cole. Maybe the Nats are the "other" team still lurking in pursuit.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1029: January 11, 2018, 04:36:56 PM »
Zuckerman did a Q&A today.  Nothing earth shattering.  He doesn't think we'll bring back Albers and he thinks Rizzo will trade for a #3 starter rather than sign a FA.  He didn't think that we'd blow up the system to acquire Realmuto and Yelich, and didn't think making that kind of deal was a good idea.

http://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2018/01/thursday-morning-nats-qa-4.html

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1030: January 11, 2018, 04:40:37 PM »
EJax back on what sounds like a minor league deal or maybe just a spring training deal, $1.5m if he makes the major league roster.  https://twitter.com/jorgecastillo/status/951566284789026816

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1031: January 11, 2018, 07:46:47 PM »
EJax back on what sounds like a minor league deal or maybe just a spring training deal, $1.5m if he makes the major league roster.  https://twitter.com/jorgecastillo/status/951566284789026816


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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1032: January 12, 2018, 08:00:20 AM »
EJax back on what sounds like a minor league deal or maybe just a spring training deal, $1.5m if he makes the major league roster.  https://twitter.com/jorgecastillo/status/951566284789026816

W'sMR?

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1033: January 12, 2018, 01:21:41 PM »
Washington Nationals avoid arbitration with Tanner Roark
Tanner Roark agreed to a $6.475 million salary for this upcoming season with the Washington Nationals.
By Matt Weyrich@MattTalksSports  Jan 12, 2018, 1:10pm EST

https://www.federalbaseball.com/2018/1/12/16883020/washington-nationals-avoid-arbitration-tanner-roark

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1034: January 12, 2018, 01:32:57 PM »
Washington Nationals avoid arbitration with Tanner Roark
Tanner Roark agreed to a $6.475 million salary for this upcoming season with the Washington Nationals.
By Matt Weyrich@MattTalksSports  Jan 12, 2018, 1:10pm EST

https://www.federalbaseball.com/2018/1/12/16883020/washington-nationals-avoid-arbitration-tanner-roark

More like Tanner Roark avoided arbitration with the Nationals...

I think this was all set up last year when he settled for $2MM less than the estimates.

He really needs to have a bounce back year in 2018...

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1035: January 12, 2018, 01:49:52 PM »
Castillo is tweeting: Michael A Taylor gets $2.52 million, avoids arbitration.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1036: January 12, 2018, 01:57:17 PM »
Chelsea Janes is tweeting that no agreement was reached with Rendon before the deadline.

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« Reply #1037: January 12, 2018, 02:12:29 PM »
Chelsea Janes is tweeting that no agreement was reached with Rendon before the deadline.
So if he wins, I guess that means he'll be traded.   But what deadline?  I thought an agreement could be reached anytime prior to arbitration.   If not, why not?

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« Reply #1038: January 12, 2018, 02:15:52 PM »
And now Zuckerman tweeting that there is indeed a deal in place with Rendon. So all three of our guys are set.  No details yet on Rendon's deal but so many teams are announcing and filing right now, that's not surprising.

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« Reply #1039: January 12, 2018, 02:17:28 PM »
So if he wins, I guess that means he'll be traded.   But what deadline?  I thought an agreement could be reached anytime prior to arbitration.   If not, why not?

Have to sign by 1pm today or arbitration hearing gets scheduled. But you’re right. Some teams still do negotiate up to the hearing. But some teams treat it as a hard deadline and don’t negotiate past it.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1040: January 12, 2018, 03:02:52 PM »
And now Zuckerman tweeting that there is indeed a deal in place with Rendon. So all three of our guys are set.  No details yet on Rendon's deal but so many teams are announcing and filing right now, that's not surprising.

Rendon to make 12.3 Million in 2018.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1041: January 12, 2018, 03:12:26 PM »
Rendon to make 12.3 Million in 2018.

That's a lot of money for a guy that wasn't even an All Star last year...  :couch:

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« Reply #1042: January 12, 2018, 03:38:52 PM »
That's a lot of money for a guy that wasn't even an All Star last year...  :couch:
Josh Donaldson got 23 million. Let that sink in.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1043: January 12, 2018, 04:10:03 PM »
Josh Donaldson got 23 million. Let that sink in.

That's crazy money...

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1044: January 13, 2018, 02:07:11 PM »
Addison Reed to the Twins, 2 Years/$17m

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1045: January 13, 2018, 02:15:33 PM »
Addison Reed to the Twins, 2 Years/$17m

Seems like a real bargain.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1046: January 14, 2018, 06:52:25 PM »
So the Buccos  traded Cole. Frankly, I think the Nats could have matched/beat that offer pretty easily

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1047: January 14, 2018, 11:06:02 PM »
So the Buccos  traded Cole. Frankly, I think the Nats could have matched/beat that offer pretty easily

Hasn't Cole struggled a lot lately? I could be wrong but I thought that was the case.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1048: January 15, 2018, 01:07:08 AM »
I wonder if the Astros would trade Brad Peacock after trading for Gerritt Cole? He was lights out last year and will be moved to the pen. He would look quite nice as our #4

He is in a dirt cheap contract and under control until 2021.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #1049: January 15, 2018, 01:15:38 AM »
I wonder if the Astros would trade Brad Peacock after trading for Gerritt Cole? He was lights out last year and will be moved to the pen. He would look quite nice as our #4

He is in a dirt cheap contract and under control until 2021.
Doubtful. Injuries happen and a team going all in like Houston probably won't trade their next guy up in the rotation.