MLB 2020-2021 OFF-SEASON NEWS AND RUMORS

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  1. Fall Winslow

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    Carrasco just had leukemia and they wanna send him to the Mets. What did he ever do to deserve all this?
     
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    Pretty meh return for Lindor on the surface, but everything is a fucking mess now since nobody knows what’s going on with club MiLB’ers. Should be good news if we really are pursuing Bryant.
     
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    Would put my money on Bryant going to the AL if he leaves the Cubbies. Probably Blue Jays

    Don't know why the Cubs would help the Dodgers win a WS, especially if the return for Bryant isn't much to write home about. Unless the Cubs just want to bitch slap their fanbase
     
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    good for the Mets
    its a lot more fun when they're competitive
     
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    I think you are right that he has a high chance of going to the Jays now, but the Cubs aren't contending this year or next by the looks of it. So they'll more than likely trade him to the team with the best offer outside of maybe the Cardinals. We aren't really rivals at the moment and if contending was important to them, they would not have traded Darvish to the Padres. I'll add this. If Bryant does go to the Jays, the chances of Turner returning go up quite a bit.
     
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    I'm trying to wrap my head around the return in this trade, and I just don't get it. But like you said, what does this suggest about the market value for Kris Bryant? Mitchell White for Bryant straight up? Is that an overpay by the Dodgers?
     
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    Don't know that the Cubs view the Padres the same way that they view the Dodgers. I know we don't. Padres have done some good things and they should be aggressive, but Dodgers are still out ahead and of course historically Dodgers are much more of a rival to the Cubs. Know my fair share of Cubbie fans and they will not be happy to see Bryant going to the Dodgers to win WS and potentially become an even bigger star in LA, have already voiced that. And they're already dealing with a PR mess there given that Theo walked away. How many more hits can they take? They took 100 years of hits and are probably used to it by now, but it's a new day now. Fans have a louder voice

    Can imagine that the Tribe didn't want to have to see Lindor thriving in the AL well into the future so Jays may have been the last resort. Jays have at least a couple NL targets left in Arenado & Bryant. Would probably lean towards Arenado since his deal is in place and his opt out could bring the prospect price down even more. Boras said a Bryant trade would be " complex "..of course he's talking extension matters, so he's gonna be a bitch to deal with. If LAD has a 3B trade target, it may actually turn out to be Jose Ramirez. He switches leagues like the other stars. But as I was saying on the last page..Ramirez will be much more expensive
     
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    If and when the Tribe decides to really make Ramirez available, teams will probably fly in from the top rope to get him. Won't be quiet like this, so I doubt that he's actually available. He's just perfect for Cleveland right now. Star talent owed about $11M a year over the next 3 seasons and all prime years. Especially with the pandemic and uncertainty surrounding free agent deals....Ramirez might have a Top 5-10 contract in MLB value wise

    But should also point out that Ramirez hasn't been able to handle postseason pitching thus far in his career. 6 series, .572 OPS. Very bad. Although, it's not as if he's Lemahieu trying to hit power stuff....Ramirez has done well against power stuff in the regular season, so he might earn the benefit of the doubt. He's also 5 years younger than Lemahieu. Can teach a young dog like Ramirez new tricks. But that spec price
     
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    That's funny, I have a number of Cubs fan friends and they enjoyed our back and forth, but only see the Cards really as their rival. While they beat us and we beat them, we are not in the same division and have now seen 3 straight postseasons without facing them. These FO's don't work the same as they used to. Shit, we knew the Braves were about to break through and they did a massive deal with us... that they knew helped us out in a big way, their GM even said that. A team that is about to head into a dark stretch is probably not going to care if a dude they weren't re-signing to begin with was traded somewhere outside the division and then promptly won a WS. We just aren't rivals with the Cubs at this point in the game. IF they had stuck around longer, than yeah maybe they don't do that trade. There just aren't many teams that are in need of his services so they are not likely to have a big fight on their hands.

    If Ramirez is available that would be great, but I have just not seen anything to make me think he is. Epescially now with how much payroll they just cleared and are looking at for next year, they may be wary to trade him this winter. Would it be smart for them to try to get the most value now? Yup, but then you get these FO's that are worried about getting a black eye from the fans after selling off too much. I would love to see him or Suarez in blue in 2021, just not sure if it will happen.
     
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    deGrom, Syndegard and Carrasco?

    God damn
     
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    Hell of a rotation they have, but a ton of injury issues in there as well. Mets are gonna be really interesting team the next few seasons. East and West are gonna be a dogfight at the top while the Central is plainly dog shit.
     
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    Can’t wait for an 83 win Cards team to win the World Series again
     
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    Jeff Weaver concurs.
     
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    Good lord...Random dude on Twitter saying that his sources inside the org had the Dodgers in on Lindor until the very end, but would not budge on the prospects. "Expect them to make their splash soon" his sources are telling him. Hard to believe that based on the prospects that the Mets traded, that the Indians were asking for all that much.
     
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    Something to think about also with this, the Dodgers would have blown into the tax again if they really were interested in Lindor. We may see them try to buy down talent again.
     
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    Yeah, it is hard to fathom...seems to me, a damn good down payment on a dynasty/superteam (bonafide), ranks as an opportunity not to let slip through.your fingers.
    I'd be curious to know who was the sticking point on this...if true, of course.
    And f they truly were in at the end, wnat does it indicate about Seagar in the ultimate scenario of this what if ?
     
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    It actually could be a sign that they want to sign Seager longterm, as well as keep Kershaw.

    They have room in the 2022 budget to sign one big contract not currently on the books, and stay under/reset the luxury tax in 2022. But if they want 2 big free agents from next year's pool, then 2021 might be the last year to set the luxury tax for a while given the increasing salaries of Bellinger, Buehler, etc... This assumes no major changes to the luxury tax rules in the new CBA, which is probably a bad assumption on my part.
     
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    Turner wants a 4 year deal apparently. Looks like Dodgers have re-signed Treinen.
     
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    If I had no choice, I'd rather see that than another 83 win Gnats team win the World Series.
     
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    Dodgers are reportedly out on Liam Hendriks as he’s looking for 4 years. They do have significant interest in former Padres closer, Kirby Yates.
     

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