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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #825: December 18, 2017, 01:18:15 PM »
Realmuto would be an awesome pickup.  It upgrades catcher this year, but with 3 years of control, he'd also solve our catcher issue we're going to face for 2019 and 2020. 

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #826: December 18, 2017, 01:30:56 PM »
I'm trying to watch Chris Russo on MLB. How does anyone watch that guy? They could just get a random guy on the NYC subway and he would sound better.

I used to listen to Mike and the Mad Dog in NYC, their rants were fun, but more fund were the callers who took 'who starts at 2B for the Mets in 2009" as a life or death decision.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #827: December 18, 2017, 01:48:02 PM »
Looks like Werth crashed Winterfest today...

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New alternate jersey for next year?

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« Reply #828: December 18, 2017, 01:56:50 PM »
New alternate jersey for next year?
Stras is definitely gonna have some hydration issues in it

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« Reply #829: December 18, 2017, 02:01:23 PM »
I'm trying to watch Chris Russo on MLB. How does anyone watch that guy? They could just get a random guy on the NYC subway and he would sound better.
He's easier to listen to than to look at.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #830: December 18, 2017, 02:07:03 PM »
New alternate jersey for next year?
I missed the other thread on this, my bad...

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #831: December 18, 2017, 04:19:19 PM »
He's easier to listen to than to look at.

Impossible to listen to. Dude just screams at the camera. I don't get his appeal.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #832: December 18, 2017, 04:52:36 PM »
Adrian Gonzalez is officially a free agent now.  He'd make a great Adam Lind, but I imagine he'll get an offer from an AL club that will allow him to DH and play 1B.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #833: December 18, 2017, 05:05:39 PM »
Adrian Gonzalez is officially a free agent now.  He'd make a great Adam Lind, but I imagine he'll get an offer from an AL club that will allow him to DH and play 1B.

His back supposedly is so bad he might only DH.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #834: December 19, 2017, 08:02:39 AM »
Adrian Gonzalez is officially a free agent now.  He'd make a great Adam Lind, but I imagine he'll get an offer from an AL club that will allow him to DH and play 1B.
Any word on Lind and someone posted that Albers was about to be signed?

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #835: December 19, 2017, 08:31:10 AM »
His back supposedly is so bad he might only DH.

Mlbtr says the Mets are interested in him.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #836: December 19, 2017, 09:24:54 AM »
He's easier to listen to than to look at.

Compared to local sports talkers he's on Mt. Olympus. Not the guy if you want the same old trite platitudes spouted by 99% of the profession.

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« Reply #837: December 19, 2017, 09:44:57 AM »
Compared to local sports talkers he's on Mt. Olympus. Not the guy if you want the same old trite platitudes spouted by 99% of the profession.

I hate trite platitudes as much as the next guy, but I certainly don’t want it replaced with nonsense. Which is what Russo spouts much of the time. In literally the most annoying way possible.

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« Reply #838: December 19, 2017, 09:52:16 AM »
Compared to local sports talkers he's on Mt. Olympus. Not the guy if you want the same old trite platitudes spouted by 99% of the profession.
You can go to the bar and hear someone loud and obnoxious if that's what you want.

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« Reply #839: December 19, 2017, 10:30:36 AM »
Mlbtr says the Mets are interested in him.

If he's already injured, then he'll fit right in with the Mets.

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« Reply #840: December 19, 2017, 10:50:54 AM »
I hate trite platitudes as much as the next guy, but I certainly don’t want it replaced with nonsense. Which is what Russo spouts much of the time. In literally the most annoying way possible.

And he gets SO much wrong!!

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #841: December 19, 2017, 06:37:46 PM »
I'm trying to watch Chris Russo on MLB. How does anyone watch that guy? They could just get a random guy on the NYC subway and he would sound better.

My son used to listen to Mike & the Mad Dog on WFAN. They were howling nuts. The callers were teen-agers, like my son, but they each called with a six player for eight player trade that "the Yankees have got to make, don't they Dog?"

Don Imus was one of the last non-sports-talkers on WNBC as it switched to become WFAN. He ended one of his last shows: "Chris Russo is an idiot".

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #842: December 20, 2017, 09:05:06 AM »
Nats sign Tommy Milone to a minor league contract with a ST invite.  Milone hit the first pitch he ever saw as a pro over the wall for his first (and probably his only) career HR.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #843: December 20, 2017, 09:13:52 AM »
Nats sign Tommy Milone to a minor league contract with a ST invite. 
Why?

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #845: December 20, 2017, 10:09:12 AM »
Why?
Why not? What's the harm.

I would have rather had him starting game 5 of the NLDS than gio.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #846: December 20, 2017, 10:12:47 AM »
Why not? What's the harm.

 

I would say no harm, if there were even the slightest chance of success.  There's zero chance.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #847: December 20, 2017, 10:27:04 AM »
ESPN's Jerry Crasnick reports that the Nationals "continue to express interest" in free agent first baseman Matt Adams.

Crasnick says the Nats are viewing him as a lefty bench bat who could reprise Adam Lind's role from last season. Adams was non-tendered by the Braves on December 1 after batting .274/.319/.522 with 20 home runs and 65 RBI in 131 games between Atlanta and St. Louis in 2017. He had an .896 OPS versus right-handed pitching. There's also said to be interest from the Indians and Royals.

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #848: December 20, 2017, 10:37:14 AM »
I would say no harm, if there were even the slightest chance of success.  There's zero chance.

I tend to view spring training invites like this as favors to the player. There is zero downside to the team letting him have a chance

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Re: 2017-2018 Off-season Discussion Thread
« Reply #849: December 20, 2017, 10:56:19 AM »
I tend to view spring training invites like this as favors to the player. There is zero downside to the team letting him have a chance

Can also be considered a favor to the player's agent, although I wasn't able to figure out who Milone's agent is (tbh didn't try too hard).