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General MLB News (2024)
« Topic Start: February 17, 2024, 06:44:58 PM »
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2024/02/padres-to-move-xander-bogaerts-to-second-base.html

Hmmmm. As the article points out:
1) short term defensive upgrade for 2024 with Kim moving to SS,
2) that's two $300+ million shortstops they've signed in the past couple of years that aren't playing SS,
3) Kim is a FA after this year, and
4) they are talking about playing their next SS, Jackson Merrill, in the OF after the Soto/Grisham trade.

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #1: March 09, 2024, 08:20:20 PM »
https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2024/03/giants-place-j-d-davis-on-waivers.html

If the Nats were going to play Senzel in the outfield, then there'd be space for Davis at 3rd. $6.9 million.

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Re: 2023-24 free agency, trades, and signings
« Reply #3: March 11, 2024, 12:47:35 PM »

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #4: March 11, 2024, 12:52:38 PM »
Wow. That would be devastating for the Yankees.

Reminds me of the lengthy Prince Fielder free agency process that ended when Victor Martinez got injured and Detroit made a huge offer. One would think Snell to the Yankees on a bigger deal then what was floated a week ago might be imminent.

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #5: March 11, 2024, 03:03:14 PM »
Reminds me of the lengthy Prince Fielder free agency process that ended when Victor Martinez got injured and Detroit made a huge offer. One would think Snell to the Yankees on a bigger deal then what was floated a week ago might be imminent.
Perhaps they don't think much of Montgomery given they dealt him for Bader. Familiarity breeding contempt.

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #6: March 11, 2024, 07:14:50 PM »
Saw a report that Giolito's surgery is scheduled for tomorrow and they won't know how bad it is until they get in there.

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #7: March 12, 2024, 06:54:53 AM »
Saw a report that Giolito's surgery is scheduled for tomorrow and they won't know how bad it is until they get in there.

If you haven’t already, read The Arm by Jeff Passan.

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Re: Juan Soto, Yankee
« Reply #8: March 12, 2024, 09:39:10 AM »
An "ouch" heard from Florida to NYC:

The Athletic reports:

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Gerrit Cole will undergo an MRI on his right elbow, manager Aaron Boone told reporters in Tampa on Monday.

Boone said it’s “been more of a challenge” for Cole to recover in between his outings. Cole has only pitched in one spring training game thus far but has thrown live batting practices in lieu of spring starts.

Cole, the reigning American League Cy Young Award winner, has been one of the most durable pitchers of his generation. He’s never been on the injured list for an arm injury and has eclipsed 200 innings five times in his 11-year career.

And Yankees are being held below $300 million, so their budget might not let them sign Soto unless on a contract that defers some money:

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If New York felt it needed to bolster its depth, reigning National League Cy Young winner Blake Snell and former Yankees starter Jordan Montgomery remain free agents, but Hal Steinbrenner has expressed reservation over the team exceeding a $300 million payroll. If New York signed any remaining free agent, it would be taxed at a 110 percent rate on every dollar spent in 2024.

I think the author means that the Yankees would be taxed 110% on every dollar above the luxury tax, rather than their entire 2024 salary spend. But still...

https://theathletic.com/5332795/2024/03/11/gerrit-cole-right-elbow-mri/

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #9: March 12, 2024, 11:52:35 AM »
Darryl Strawberry is recovering from a heart attack. He just turned 62.
https://sports.yahoo.com/mets-legend-darryl-strawberry-recovering-113809828.html

I feel old.

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #10: March 13, 2024, 02:47:46 PM »
No tear for Cole, but he’s seeing a surgeon:
https://www.mlb.com/news/gerrit-cole-elbow-injury-2024

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #11: March 13, 2024, 07:28:48 PM »
Cease to the padres

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #12: March 13, 2024, 07:41:50 PM »
So all speculation can now cease.... ;)

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #13: March 13, 2024, 08:14:34 PM »
Cease to the padres

This feels like it was out of left field.

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #14: March 13, 2024, 08:22:54 PM »
Price is Drew Thorpe and Jairo Iriarte.
https://sports.yahoo.com/dylan-cease-traded-from-white-sox-to-padres-231642645.html
Both can walk into the rotation and are 22. Iriarte has subpar command but terrific movement and velocity

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #15: March 14, 2024, 09:36:04 AM »
After tests, still no idea what's bothering Gerrit Cole.

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Yankees ace Gerrit Cole is expected to miss at least a month of the regular season with a right elbow injury, though no tear in the hurler’s ulnar collateral ligament has been detected, according to a report on Tuesday by MLB Network insider Jon Heyman.

Cole traveled from the Bombers’ Spring Training camp to Los Angeles on Tuesday for an in-person visit with noted sports orthopedist Dr. Neal ElAttrache.

Yankees manager Aaron Boone said that Cole is scheduled to undergo more advanced testing in California, and that no timeline for the hurler’s return has been decided upon.

https://www.mlb.com/yankees/news/gerrit-cole-elbow-injury-2024

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #16: March 14, 2024, 10:47:00 PM »
mlb.com reporting no surgery for Cole, Yankees hope he's back in 10-12 weeks.

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #17: March 15, 2024, 08:10:55 AM »
Devin Williams is out for 3 months with a pair of stress fractures in his back. Diagnosis came after he sought a second opinion from a spine specialist. Williams has had persistent back issues going back to last year, and they flared up this spring. Team doc had not detected "any reason for concern."
https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/mlb/brewers/2024/03/13/milwaukee-brewers-closer-devin-williams-to-miss-3-months-for-back-injury-second-opinion/72966149007/

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #18: March 16, 2024, 06:33:39 PM »
Eury Perez visiting the elbow surgeon.

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« Reply #19: March 20, 2024, 08:18:14 AM »
Baseball is back!!

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #20: March 20, 2024, 08:20:58 AM »
apparently there was a bomb threat related to Ohtani's appearance. They swept the stadium yesterday. Do folks still feel hostile to Japan in SoKo?

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #21: March 20, 2024, 05:01:01 PM »
I see that The Fish are playing their ST games at the 'Roger Dean Stadium' - I assume it's adorned with airbrush painted, dream-like landscapes, with TV coverage provided by YES... ;)

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #22: March 20, 2024, 05:15:27 PM »
I see that The Fish are playing their ST games at the 'Roger Dean Stadium' - I assume it's adorned with airbrush painted, dream-like landscapes, with TV coverage provided by YES... ;)

The other Roger Dean...this guy owns car dealerships...

...though you did get me to google yours...  ;)

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #23: March 20, 2024, 06:38:06 PM »
Ohtani’s interpreter fired over massive theft allegations

https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/39768770/dodgers-shohei-ohtani-interpreter-fired-theft

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Re: General MLB News (2024)
« Reply #24: March 20, 2024, 08:09:05 PM »
Feel bad for Ohtani - sounds like he was doing a solid for his friend paying off his debt and now he could be in hot water over it