DODGERS NEWS/RUMORS thread

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  1. fsudog21

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    You act like that's a bad thing.
     
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    A baseball bad ass. Took no shit from anyone, including Big D. Used to hang over the inside corner with his left elbow daring pitchers to knock him off the plate.

    Big D obliged.
     
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    He and Alston never hit it off.
     
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    Nother day
    Nother load of nothing
     
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    Realmuto was traded, so we can stop hearing about that. That's a positive.
     
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    So what u saying is the nerds know the fa market better than the fans and agents and players and teams and media?
     
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    Give Harper 3/100 with an opt out after this season

    Then trade Joc for prospects and roll with Verdugo in LF

    I like Joc but that’s what we should do at this point
     
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    An opt out after 1 year? I could actually see Harper and Boras going for something like that. But man, as a fan, that means going through this whole ordeal again next year. Hell, the "Will Harper sign an extension?" talks will start the day after he signs and persist through the entire season.
     
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    Its ok.
     
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    Sure, Rube...honestly, we all know that. They're just not as good as several other FOs.
    Btw, who exactly are " the Nerds" now?
     
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    Who the nerds are is not important.
    They are just the nerds.
    Because Darth dubbed them a long time ago.
    And so the nerds they will remain.
    Regardless of who goes where and who remains.
     
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    Not important, eh?
    OK then.
    Kneel before Darth..mightier than Zod!
     
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    Yeah Pence is no Descalso
     
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    Jim Eisenreich completely agrees.


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    MLB opposed to near-term adoption of Universal DH
    by Jeff Todd | MLB Trade Rumors — 15 minutes ago

    MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said today at the owners’ meetings that the league is not interested in considering certain union-proposed changes in advance of the 2019 season, as Ronald Blum of the AP reports. In particular, Manfred indicated he is not open to the introduction of the designated hitter to the National League.

    It emerged recently that MLB and the MLB Players Association were exchanging proposals on a variety of significant potential rules changes. Some of those, including the introduction of a twenty-second pitch clock and a rule requiring any pitcher that enters a game to face at least three hitters, were set forth by the league.

    Manfred indicated that he was pleased the union responded to the league’s proposals, a fact which some observers have pointed to as a positive step given the chilly (if not altogether frozen) negotiation atmosphere between the sides of late. Despite the less-testy signals, though, it seems the league isn’t inclined to budge on any substantive matters.

    It’s not at all surprising to hear that MLB doesn’t wish to pursue an immediate implementation of the DH in the NL. With a good bit of the offseason movement already in the books, it’d be an odd time to make such a move. That’s all the more true of some of the other union-backed proposals involving draft incentives and service time, which surely would require extensive analysis and negotiation.

    It is notable, though, that Manfred suggested the league is also generally not receptive to considering the expansion of the DH until the conclusion of the present Collective Bargaining Agreement, at the end of the 2021 campaign. An unnamed official told Bob Nightengale of USA Today that such a change is “not happening during this CBA.”

    If that is indeed MLB’s committed stance, it seems to represent an intention to take a hard line on reopening the current rules regime before the deal is up. The issue of the universal DH seemed at least to offer a potential path to mutual benefit, as the league could market a bump in offense while veteran sluggers would find easier paths to roster spots and extra earnings.

    Manfred, though, characterized that proposal (and others from the union) as presenting “significant economic issues” that are “different than the type of playing rule changes that we have out there.” That’s certainly true to an extent, but it’s also a bit of a partisan characterization of the league’s own suggestion that pitchers be required to face at least three batters. It’s debatable exactly how the ramifications of that rule would settle out in terms of player earnings, but it would certainly impact the way teams structure their rosters and invest in certain players (in that case, veteran LOOGYs) in much the same way as a universal DH.

    It’ll be interesting to see where these discussions go from here. Manfred says the league “will engage on” the subjects raised by the union, so perhaps there’s still some room for an opening. It all takes place against the backdrop of a still-sluggish free agent market in which two young superstars and several other prominent players remain unsigned. Manfred acknowledged today that the hope is to see both Bryce Harper and Manny Machado under contract when Spring Training opens, though even if that occurs it’s hardly a guarantee of a reduction in tension. For the time being, both the league and union will presumably continue to trade words on these and other matters — cognizant all the while that these may be the preliminary skirmishes of a building public relations battle.
     
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    i like the opt out
    but maybe something more to entice him into staying
    idk, something like 5 years/$180mm as follows...
    - year 1: $32mm
    - year 2: $34mm
    - year 3: $36mm
    - year 4: $38mm
    - year 5: $40mm
    - w/player opt outs every year
     
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    Is it a prerequisite that you have to be a tool if you want to be MLB commissioner? Literally the first day Manfred took over he proposed (and got some) rule changes. And now he has a bunch of vague excuses as to why they don't want to consider rule changes before the next CBA. What a load of shit. Sounds more like they want to hold back as much as they can so they can toss some easy concessions the players' way when the time comes. This is getting ugly quick.
     
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