MLB 2020-2021 OFF-SEASON NEWS AND RUMORS

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  1. ColoradoKidWitGame

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    Apparently along with the Phillies, a couple teams “on the west coast” have gotten into the Realmuto bidding. If this is true, that’d be really interesting on who it could actually be. Dodgers could make it work by moving Smith to 3B, Giants could make it work if the DH comes to the NL and the Angels could certainly use a catcher especially at his caliber, but holy shit do they have other needs. The Mariners could make some sense after trading Nola, but do people call them the west coast? This would be an interesting alternative option for the club if they’ve started kicking the tires.
     
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    Braves. Reports say " they're circling "
     
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    Braves potentially selling d'Arnaud before he sucks ass again would make some sense. Move Realmuto in

    Feels like a Phils/Braves/Halos mexican stand off. Maybe the Braves win and send d'Arnaud to the Halos
     
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    I don't see how the Dodgers interest could be anything more than Friedman's "checking in on every available player." Word is that the Phillies have offered $110M. At that level, is there really sufficient incremental improvement over the Dodgers current catchers/prospects to justify it? If they were to spend that much, I'd rather see it done at 3B or LF.
     
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    Yeah... not sure how I forgot the main part of that tweet, lol.
     
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    I honestly don't think there is a real shot that we would do anything, but I would put money on us being one of the "west coast teams" to check in if that part isn't complete bullshit. The FO has a noted love for Realmuto and while Smith is very good, he has also shown durability issues and whatever the fuck was wrong with him in the postseason. I think Realmuto is like the way down on the list of things they would do, but just say Turner DOES go somewhere else, then the club may consider that option.
     
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    Subconsciously hoping that they don't :D
     
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    I think this is another scenario where the Phillies are bidding against themselves... which is weird since the Jays should probably be in on him. The Braves would be a shock just cause their ownership is so fucking cheap.
     
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    Phils should definitely be seen as the faves..have to do something big to make the Harper contract worth it all
     
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    https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/30753695/chicago-cubs-kris-bryant-not-having-much-fun-before

    Kris Bryant is set to become a free agent after next season after settling on a contract with the Cubs for $19.5 million for 2021. He's been the subject of trade rumors, as he and the team haven't been able to come to an agreement on a longer-term deal. He's also heard criticism of his play, perhaps for the first time in his career. That prompted the 2016 NL MVP to sound off at the end of the 2020 season.

    "I don't give a s---," Bryant said at the time. "I really don't. That's a good answer. I'm over it. Sometimes I go out there and go 4-for-4 and it's not good enough for some people, so I don't give a s---."








    Lol C'mon, guy. Spare the people at least 1 shit
     
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    I actually think its refreshing that a professional athlete gives details during his free agency.
     
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    I have to imagine his relationship with the Cubs is pretty soured after the service-time manipulation challenge from him. Not that 29 other teams wouldn't have done the same thing to him, but it just seems like a situation where he needs to move on. I'd say he's a player who doesn't get the credit he is due for how good he is, and there could very well be a mega-contract on the line for Bryant in 2021. I definitely wouldn't mind him on the Dodgers as a rental with a huge chip on his shoulder, and if he isn't moved this offseason he could very well be on the move at the deadline. 3B/LF/DH who absolutely murders LHP? Sign me up.
     
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    If the relationship has soured that much, that makes it harder to trade him and get anything of worth in return. And they're said to want a lot. Any team that gives up a good amount of talent for Bryant is gonna want him to be open to an extension. And he could simply say, " fuck off..I'm heading for free agency no matter what team I'm traded to. I'm not helping you bitches get a good return. "

    Weird to see Bryant painted as guy who doesn't get enough credit. Highly touted, former MVP, WS champ, fan fave, etc. His defense is a little suspect though
     
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    If the Cubs are out of contention at the deadline, then they might trade Bryant for whatever they can get. Then again, a rotting grapefruit might have a chance to win that division, so maybe there's a low chance they are out of contention.
     
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    Okay, I don't disagree with that... but 14 minutes worth of details? Couldn't he have his say in two minutes?

    There are very few athletes whom I'd respect enough to give 14 minutes of my life to hear them talk.
     
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    Yeah probably a decent bet to be in the race. Contreras and Baez are still around as well. Looks like they're gonna ride it out
     
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    RIP Hank Aaron.
    Who did he his 715 off of? Dodgers
    Who called it? Vinny
    Who was sitting in the bullpen? the guy in my profile
    Who is the guy in my profile? Greg Shanahan
    Who is Greg Shanahan? A buddy of mine that is a pitching coach of a local high school team

    I don't get to see him much these days, cant wait till this shit is over.
     
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    @jonmorosi Source: Enrique Hernández and #RedSox have made progress on a deal.

    Will definitely be missed.
     

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