MLB 2020-2021 OFF-SEASON NEWS AND RUMORS

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  1. BlueMouse

    BlueMouse DFA Kenley Staff Member Administrator

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    The only surprising thing about this is that anyone is surprised. I thought this was a well known fact at this point.
     
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    A lot of good it did the Angels.
     
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    Scandal #3,000

    Scandal should make the hall of fame
     
  4. ColoradoKidWitGame

    ColoradoKidWitGame DSP Legend Administrator

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    So in the midst of the shitty day that was for the organization, a couple of items came out about Lindor, the Dodgers and who they may be targeting going forward.

    • The Blue Jays were the runner up for Lindor according to reports. The Jays were said to have made a better offer of high end talent, but that talent was a bit further away.
    • According to Jeff Passan, the Dodgers were NEVER in on Lindor. If this is true, then it would help the rumor that Seager has told people he has no intention of moving off of SS.
    • Also according to Passan, the Dodgers are not pursuing DJ LeMahieu. They’d love his services, but are apparently not interested in the years or AAV he’s looking for.
    • I had heard this the other day, but now it’s popping up a bit more. Apparently the Cubs asking price for Kris Bryant is VERY HIGH. They want a package centered around a top prospect and would be better all around package than what the Mets just got Linder for.
    • The Dodgers are supposedly very interested in Nolan Arenado, but have been told that there’s no chance of him being traded to the club. They’re supposedly saying that if he opts out, they’ll be all in.
     
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  5. No Name

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    I don't like any of that ^^^^
     
  6. Fall Winslow

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    Wonder if the Jays will pivot to Javy Baez after the miss on Lindor. If Lemahieu's not careful the Yankees may turn to Javy Baez and pair him with Gleyber Torres up the middle..they'd be a ton younger and more dynamic up the middle for sure. And if Friedman's focus remains on a right handed infield bat that can handle LHP, perhaps Baez won't be too far down his list either. He's got a career OPS north of .870 VS LHP and would certainly improve LAD's defense up the middle at either position. Elite defender..just won the NL gold glove @ SS for 2020, but of course has plenty of quality 2B work under his belt as well. Doubt he'd be penalized in FA if he were to make another pit stop at 2B. Another chance to flex his versatility and willingness to be a team guy. Should help his value, actually. Would also likely help LAD's leverage over Boras/Seager, which could help the team in the long run

    Another one of those star SS heading for FA in 2021, so rental price for a star talent? Or the trusty ole Dodger tax? Baez is with Wasserman. IIRC, LAD and Wasserman connected for Puig, Maeda and a couple other guys over the years
     
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    yeah but if JT and/or Kike are back
     
  8. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    One thing I’ve seen a lot and it once again accompanied the Bryant report, is that the Cubs are supposedly telling teams that they have no interest at all in moving Baez, so don’t bother asking. There’s a lot of belief that the two sides are working towards a deal on an extension and feel that they can make it work even if it isn’t until he’s a FA.

    I wonder if the Blue Jays may now turn their focus to the Rockies. Both Arenado and Story would fill holes for them while also being their best chance at buying down big time talent.

     
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    Smells like PR/trade leverage ploy stuff with Baez, especially after seeing the return for Lindor. And Cubs wanting a ton for Bryant in his walk year, but also not having any plans to pay him and keep him around..that also smells like PR. But the Cubs did just make the postseason, so maybe they can successfully sell " we're keeping one of our studs. " Boras said moving Bryant would be complex and we sort of know where he's going with that. But then for the Cubs, again, there's going to be PR backlash in Chicago if they deal fan fave Bryant in general, let alone if they get a shitty rental caliber return for him in a trade. Bryant's just done too much there, is too established..MVP, face of the team that broke the curse, heartthrob value, etc. His situation is just so different, that I can understand the Cubs playing hardball here. Looks like the Mets and Cubs broke off talks for Bryant last week

    Great point on Story. Keep forgetting about that dude. Yeah could definitely see the Jays making a play for one of Story or Arenado at this point. Was always weird to me how the Jays were so active for a SS..they have a pretty good young guy in there already in Bo Bichette. I mean Lindor's an upgrade, obviously, but it's not like SS is a problem there. Maybe they would've moved Bichette to 2B? And Biggio, like pops Biggio, would've move around to different positions or just out to the OF? Guessing that Lourdes Gurriel would have been heading to Cleveland..were rumors surrounding the Indians/Lourdes. Arenado feels like the next to move given all his bickering with the ROX and him just making it clear that he's ready to gtfo
     
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    Story's career home/away splits are pretty troubling too, BTW

    Also not a guy that handles power pitching very well
     
  11. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    Padres have supposedly made an offer to Tatis Jr at 11 Yrs and around $320M. They think a deal could be reached by next week.
     
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    That's cheap.
     
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    Eh, not really. He’s due like $550k this year before 3 years of arbitration, so 4 years of team control getting bought out. That’s close to a $30M AAV for a dude that wouldn’t have made that for another 4-5 years.
     
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    A Cubs random(seems like a blogger) twitterer said this morning that something big is happening today and it’s going to upset Cubs fans. Now a reporter for the Mets is saying that he’s hearing that Bryant is could be moved by the end of the weekend.
     
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    business wise it makes zero sense to lock in that soon
    one injury could make that a painful team damaging mistake wow
    have to wonder if the concern was that he would develop an attitude w all the other guys making bank on the team
    if that's the case it makes it an even larger mistake
     
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    Tryin to buy a little loyalty. Can't say that I blame them. They are the Padres. Could better understand playing hardball with elite talents if you're an org that's actually accomplished something. TBT, they should hand blank checks to any stud willing to wear those Doug Heffernan UPS uniforms
     
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    So the Pads will rip up his contract or extend him?
     
  18. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    He has 4 years of control still, so they wouldn’t have anything to tear up.
     
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    The price doesn’t really save the Padres much for taking on the risk. The one thing it does, it locks in his prime years and nothing beyond that. If you let him hit free agency he would likely command a 10-12 year contract which would include 3-4 junk years on the end.
     
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    So they are not buying out his arbitration years. Sounds like a good deal to me.
     

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