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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1700: March 14, 2019, 08:40:32 PM »
It could be worth it for the cost calculators if for the sake of dodging the threshold they'd examine the feasibility of the singing bonus route that Philly did to lower their threshold hit on Harper.

The Phillies didnt do anything special to lower the tax hit. They signed him to 13 years.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1701: March 14, 2019, 08:58:09 PM »
The Phillies didnt do anything special to lower the tax hit. They signed him to 13 years.

Didn't study the terms, but I thought it was said that the signing bonus enabled the tax hit to be less yearly.

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« Reply #1702: March 14, 2019, 09:05:21 PM »
Didn't study the terms, but I thought it was said that the signing bonus enabled the tax hit to be less yearly.

No. It's based off the totally amount and years.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1703: March 15, 2019, 08:42:17 AM »
In today's newsblast from mlb.com they have an article about the prospect from each team that's crushing it this spring.  Ours is our heir apparent at 3rd, Carter Kieboom.

https://www.mlb.com/news/top-prospects-at-2019-spring-training

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1704: March 17, 2019, 08:08:15 AM »
Heyman:

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Nats suggest they’ll likely stay in house with Michael Taylor (knee, hip) out a month or more. But they do appear to be at least considering outside alternatives who can play some cf. remaining free agents include ex-Nat Denard Span and Austin Jackson.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1705: March 17, 2019, 08:16:30 AM »
Heyman: < maybe Denard Span or Austin Jackson >

I saw where the Indians just inked CarGo to a minor league deal so he's not an option anymore.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1706: March 17, 2019, 09:17:22 AM »
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I'd rather Robles in CF and Stevenson as a 4th. And if Robles went down while MAT was also out, I rather Turner to CF and Keiboom to SS.

Going and signing a CF right now that hasn't played good CF or batting over .240 in 17-18 doesn't seem like a good idea.

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« Reply #1707: March 17, 2019, 09:23:54 AM »
I'd rather Robles in CF and Stevenson as a 4th. And if Robles went down while MAT was also out, I rather Turner to CF and Keiboom to SS.

Going and signing a CF right now that hasn't played good CF or batting over .240 in 17-18 doesn't seem like a good idea.

There is zero chance Turner plays CF.

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« Reply #1708: March 17, 2019, 09:43:11 AM »
There is zero chance Turner plays CF.

I don't know. Given the scenario he gave, I'd be OK with that. Kieboom looks ready to be honest.

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« Reply #1709: March 17, 2019, 10:42:47 AM »
My guess is they have been in touch with Span and told him if Robles gets hurt, they will give him a call, so be ready.  We can't go an extended period with Stevenson or Difo in CF.

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« Reply #1710: March 17, 2019, 01:08:36 PM »
My guess is they have been in touch with Span and told him if Robles gets hurt, they will give him a call, so be ready.  We can't go an extended period with Stevenson or Difo in CF.

Why wouldn't they just offer him a minor league contract with an opt-out after a month or six weeks instead?  That way he gets the run and the team has him signed.  Given the timing, he'd be in extended spring training the bulk of the time anyway, and I think he lives in Florida anyway. 

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1711: March 17, 2019, 07:03:43 PM »
Taylor did some light things today even hitting off a tee. So he will be down for a short time.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1712: March 17, 2019, 07:54:47 PM »
I missed it, how did this forum react when Harper signed with the Phillies? Any highlights I should know?

Looking forward to the season and crapposting again soon. Although I don't have high hopes for the season. I think the Roark moves were crap and we're still relying too heavily on players (e.g., Strasburg, Eaton, Zimmerman) who are always injured and some other ones (e.g., Kendrick, Corbin, Doolittle) who aren't spring chickens and could easily get hurt.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1713: March 17, 2019, 08:56:10 PM »
I missed it, how did this forum react when Harper signed with the Phillies? Any highlights I should know?

Looking forward to the season and crapposting again soon. Although I don't have high hopes for the season. I think the Roark moves were crap and we're still relying too heavily on players (e.g., Strasburg, Eaton, Zimmerman) who are always injured and some other ones (e.g., Kendrick, Corbin, Doolittle) who aren't spring chickens and could easily get hurt.

http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=37312.0

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1714: March 18, 2019, 04:40:20 PM »
http://www.wnff.net/index.php?topic=37312.0

Merci beaucoup. Not as much a crapshow as I had hoped/thought.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1715: March 18, 2019, 09:54:38 PM »
Zuck reports "Optioned to Triple-A Fresno were right-handers Austin Voth, Jimmy Cordero, Kyle McGowin and Tanner Rainey. Re-assigned to minor league camp were right-hander J.J. Hoover and outfielder Hunter Jones."

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1716: March 18, 2019, 10:08:19 PM »
Can we play a game without a Tanner on the team?

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1717: March 18, 2019, 11:23:35 PM »
Gio to the Yankees. NYC will eat him alive.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1718: March 19, 2019, 12:42:12 AM »
Gio to the Yankees. NYC will eat him alive.

It's a terrible match. Good luck to him.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1719: March 19, 2019, 09:40:31 AM »
It's a terrible match. Good luck to him.

Especially for what they're paying him: $3 million if he makes the MLB roster plus "incentives."  I have trouble believing nobody offered him more earlier in the process.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1720: March 19, 2019, 09:49:14 AM »
Heyman:

I'd happily take Span. I still think his 2014 season was about the most perfect season we will ever have out of a center fielder. Killed it at the plate and somehow he had negative fWAR defensively when by the eye test he looked amazing.

Span would be a good veteran backup who would be very serviceable for stretches if needed.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1721: March 19, 2019, 10:09:00 AM »
I'd happily take Span. I still think his 2014 season was about the most perfect season we will ever have out of a center fielder. Killed it at the plate and somehow he had negative fWAR defensively when by the eye test he looked amazing.

Span would be a good veteran backup who would be very serviceable for stretches if needed.
Sure would be a helluva better option for centerfield depth than Stevenson.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1722: March 19, 2019, 10:39:46 AM »

Y'all just worry 'bout y'all selves...  ;)

We don't need anyone else...MAT will be just fine in another week or two.  Stevo is OK for a stopgap...


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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1723: March 19, 2019, 10:41:06 AM »
Sure would be a helluva better option for centerfield depth than Stevenson.
Andrew Stevenson would be a valuable player as a 25th man. I expect the Nats will be using defensive subs late in a lot of games.

I'm not sure his best value is as a frontline outfielder over a long stretch.

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Re: 2018-2019 Offseason Moves
« Reply #1724: March 19, 2019, 11:58:11 AM »
Stevenson is fine for the few weeks until MAT is back.