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« Reply #150: December 02, 2023, 05:00:55 PM »
Hector Gomez says Toronto is the front-runner for Soto.

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« Reply #151: December 02, 2023, 06:35:42 PM »
Toronto seems to be making a push for Ohtani as well.   It seems surprising at first, but with all the talk of the future of RSNs, Toronto actually has a lot of people watching their games, which could be huge for the future.   

I'm not sure this is fully accurate
https://www.reddit.com/r/Torontobluejays/comments/11zxdg8/each_teams_average_regular_season_viewership/

But I know they average close to a million viewers per game, while the rest of the league is in the 50-60,000 range. 

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« Reply #152: December 02, 2023, 07:37:48 PM »
Rogers is a national canadian network, I think. They have all of canada as a market. Just think, they all have to listen to Buck Martinez. :smh:

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« Reply #153: December 02, 2023, 07:46:34 PM »
Rogers is a national canadian network, I think. They have all of canada as a market. Just think, they all have to listen to Buck Martinez. :smh:
True, but Canada's population is not much larger than SoCal and NY teams, Red Sox, Texas, Was/Balt TV territories.  It is bigger than all of them, and more people tune in, so they are sitting pretty going forward, as they weren't relying on carriage fees/low vewership tv deals to the extent US teams were.   If only they could play in a reasonably nice ballpark!

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« Reply #154: December 02, 2023, 07:56:10 PM »
Ohtani and Soto would be cool

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« Reply #155: December 02, 2023, 08:16:49 PM »
Ohtani and Soto would be cool
I want to see them fight it out to dh

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« Reply #156: December 03, 2023, 12:06:53 PM »
Per nightengale, here’s what the padres asked of the Yankees for Soto:

Michael King
Clark Schmidt
Drew Thorpe (#5)
Randy Vazquez (#14)
Jhonny Brito
Two more prospects
And taking CF Trent Grisham

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« Reply #157: December 03, 2023, 04:07:59 PM »
.803 OPS in 510 ABs at AA, .851 in 21 ABs at AAA, he'll be 20 in March so he's way ahead of his peers.

He's playing in the Venezuela winter league and has posted a .984 OPS in 66 ABs. He has struck out as many times as he has walked.

Wood actually had a higher OPS in AA although with 368 PA and 323 AB's. Wood was at .827.

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« Reply #158: December 03, 2023, 07:15:33 PM »
Heyman:
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Brewers deal with Jackson Chourio, 19, worth $142.5.M if options exercised and he hits all escalators. It’s $82M guaranteed over 8 yrs plus 2 $25M options and $2M buyout. Record deal for minor leaguer and teen-ager. Physical ongoing. Press conference expected at Winter Meetings

Dylan Crews, call your agent.

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« Reply #159: December 03, 2023, 07:21:02 PM »
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Dylan Crews, call your agent.
Boras wouldn't let him take a deal like that.

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« Reply #160: December 03, 2023, 09:15:52 PM »
Boras wouldn't let him take a deal like that.

I suspect you're right but what I don't understand is at what point did these agents stop advising clients and started dictating to them what they were going to do. I can't think of one instance where a Boras client signed early presumably against Boras's advice.

Rendon fat mouthed about he was the decision maker not his agent but at the end of the day he did what every other free agent to be player does.

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« Reply #161: December 03, 2023, 09:35:23 PM »
I suspect you're right but what I don't understand is at what point did these agents stop advising clients and started dictating to them what they were going to do. I can't think of one instance where a Boras client signed early presumably against Boras's advice.

Rendon fat mouthed about he was the decision maker not his agent but at the end of the day he did what every other free agent to be player does.
When they started setting records for most money in a contract.

Stephen Strasburg signed early. Harper signed his deal in Philly against Boras' wishes. It happens a lot more frequently than it should.

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« Reply #162: December 03, 2023, 09:53:00 PM »
When they started setting records for most money in a contract.

Stephen Strasburg signed early. Harper signed his deal in Philly against Boras' wishes. It happens a lot more frequently than it should.

I'm not sure what you mean by Stephen Strasburg signed early. He signed in December of 2019 when he was a free agent. He opted out of the remaining four years he had left on his contract because he knew he could make more.

As far as Harper you're right in he went against Boras in one aspect of the Philly signing. Harper didn't want a player opt-out option. The free agent experience was so unpleasant for Harper he didn't want to go through it again. In the end, as Machado showed, it has most likely cost Harper a lot of money and he should be commended for wanting to be loyal to one team at his own expense.

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« Reply #163: December 03, 2023, 10:10:26 PM »
I'm not sure what you mean by Stephen Strasburg signed early. He signed in December of 2019 when he was a free agent. He opted out of the remaining four years he had left on his contract because he knew he could make more.

As far as Harper you're right in he went against Boras in one aspect of the Philly signing. Harper didn't want a player opt-out option. The free agent experience was so unpleasant for Harper he didn't want to go through it again. In the end, as Machado showed, it has most likely cost Harper a lot of money and he should be commended for wanting to be loyal to one team at his own expense.
Strasburg signed an extension with the Nationals in 2016. It was just randomly announced right before a game in May. I remember a number of posters [responding] to Trump Tweets in 2012 saying Stras would never stay. And everyone swore that he wouldnt because he was a Boras client.

Harper shouldnt be commended for crap. He's being paid far below market value and has accomplished precisely nothing with. And at this point,  the Phillies are so bloated with albatross contracts, he likely never will.

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« Reply #164: December 03, 2023, 10:37:16 PM »
Strasburg signed an extension with the Nationals in 2016. It was just randomly announced right before a game in May. I remember a number of posters [responding] to Trump Tweets in 2012 saying Stras would never stay. And everyone swore that he wouldnt because he was a Boras client.

Harper shouldnt be commended for crap. He's being paid far below market value and has accomplished precisely nothing with. And at this point,  the Phillies are so bloated with albatross contracts, he likely never will.

Stras signed a contract in January of 2016 to avoid arbitration. Then you're right, he signed a contract in May of 2016 that would pay him an average of $25 million a year for 7 years. But because it had an opt-out after the first three years of the contract it was a no lose for Stras. If he was injured again or didn't perform he had the security, but because he did well he just did a do over. But again, you made a good point that it's one of the rare instances a Boras client signed prior to becoming a free agent. I'm sure Boras insisted on the opt-out but chances are Stras was making his own decision and not Boras. Good example.

As far as Harper I'm not sure what you were saying but again it's another example of a player not following the advice of Boras at least for a part of the contract.

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« Reply #165: December 03, 2023, 11:10:54 PM »
Big trade between the Braves and Mariners

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The Braves and Mariners swung the first trade of the Winter Meetings late Sunday night, finalizing a deal that sends outfielder Jarred Kelenic, lefty Marco Gonzales and first baseman Evan White to Atlanta for right-handers Jackson Kowar and Cole Phillips.

Phillips, 20, ranks as the No. 7 prospect in Atlanta's farm system, according to MLB Pipeline. The deal comes just over a week after Seattle traded Eugenio Suárez to the D-backs for Seby Zavala and reliever Carlos Vargas.

https://www.mlb.com/news/jarred-kelenic-braves-trade

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« Reply #166: December 04, 2023, 07:14:03 AM »
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It's been quite a few years since I've heard this term used  :lol:

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Re: 2023-24 free agency, trades, and signings
« Reply #167: December 04, 2023, 08:50:32 AM »
Trump Tweets in 2012 saying Stras would never stay.

Trump didn't comment on the Nats until much later. I'm not sure he commented until he was in office and he was talking about a playoff series, maybe the Cubs?

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« Reply #168: December 04, 2023, 09:20:30 AM »
I also appreciate the edit  :D

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« Reply #169: December 04, 2023, 09:32:45 PM »
Shame on the Orioles if they don't offer the best trade for Dylan Cease. There's speculation that's where he may go. They could trade a couple of their prospects and not even miss them. Cease would fit into their stingy budget also.

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« Reply #170: December 05, 2023, 08:05:36 AM »
Cease is a hot commodity. There's going to be a bidding war for him. The Os have the ammo for it, but so do a few other organizations. Barves and Dodgers come to mind.

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« Reply #171: December 05, 2023, 01:23:36 PM »
Cease is a hot commodity. There's going to be a bidding war for him. The Os have the ammo for it, but so do a few other organizations. Barves and Dodgers come to mind.

Others do have ammunition but nobody comes close to the Orioles in prospects or even guys like Santander or Urias who are valuable. According to Bleacher report the Dodgers have the 14th ranked minor league and the Braves 24th. I would expect both to go after him but if the Orioles want him they could definitely get him.

Anybody going against the Orioles trying to provide more prospects would be like Festus going up against Matt Dillon.

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« Reply #172: December 05, 2023, 03:05:22 PM »
talking about an Os deal starting with Jordan Westburg

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« Reply #173: December 05, 2023, 03:39:31 PM »
talking about an Os deal starting with Jordan Westburg

I really like Westburg. He and Bryson Stott have a lot to like.

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« Reply #174: December 05, 2023, 03:44:15 PM »
Morosi says the Cubs and Hoskins are discussing a deal.