OFFSEASON NEWS/RUMORS Thread

Discussion in 'Los Angeles DODGERS' started by irish, Oct 12, 2019.

  1. Fall Winslow

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    Just have to hope he takes the next step next season. Safe to say he's on a solid track, especially for a guy that wasn't celebrated at draft time or for like half his stay in the minors

    MVP award winners with 25+ games at multiple positions:
    Belli 2019
    Kris Bryant 2016
    Buster Posey 2012
    Mike Schmidt 1986
    Harmon Killebrew 1969
    Stan Musial 1946

    That's it. Over the long history of MLB
     
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    This is going to be hard to believe because he just turned 21..but Soto is going to get better.
     
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    Absolutely, he wasn't the same player after the first two months and you could tell that it all started when his mechanics started to stray again. If he can lock things in, he should be a dominant force again... Just gotta put in the work.
     
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    Definitely doesn't have any issues with working hard. And let's hope he doesn't start dealing meth because he definitely looked like a meth dealer on TV accepting the award earlier
     
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    Btw,
    Christian Yelich in his age 23 season: .782 OPS. Reached 9 total WAR at the end of his 3rd season in the bigs(His age 23 season).
    Anthony Rendon: .725 OPS. Reached 9 total WAR in his 4th season in the bigs(Age 26 season).

    I am not giving up on this kid after a shitty playoffs, because there is still room for improvement.
     
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    I don't hear anyone calling for a trade of Cody
    that would be insane because w all of his issues he's made massive strides
    now meager is another story
     
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    Sure but anointing him a multi time MVP, pump the brakes
     
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    Soto is amazing for 21, but his defense is gonna have to pick up otherwise he’ll need to basically be Bonds 2.0 with the stick to be an MVP candidate in the eyes of today’s voters. Not saying he doesn’t have what it takes, but he’s a big dude and he’s probably only going to get bigger. So the chances of his defense taking the necessary leap forward could be tough.
     
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    Mark Feinsand had a report tonight as a summary of the GM meetings. Things of interest.
    • He repeated what I said yesterday in that the buzz is players and teams seem to want to get deals done quicker this winter. So hopefully no mid-March major FA deals.
    • People think this is going to be a quiet offseason for major trades. He said the asking prices for Betts, Lindor and Bryant are perceived to be exorbitant. With the Indians and Cubs potentially contending, it seems to make more sense to wait til closer to the deadline since they have another year of control.
    • The Rangers have been VERY aggressive early on with the major FA’s and there is some feeling that they could go home with a couple from the top 2 tiers of FA’s. Some buzz about Ryu and the Rangers.
    • The Reds have also been very aggressive in the second tier of FA’s and are said to not be deterred of QO guys.
    MLB has begun an investigation of the Houston Astros with belief they have been illegally cheating the system from 2017-2019 and maybe as far back as 2015 based on some new reports and a slew of players now coming forward.

    There is growing speculation that if a grand behind the scenes scheme is uncovered, MLB could come down with harsh punishment. MLB players have been loudly speaking up saying that the Astros need to be made an example out of.

    I fucking hope MLB slits their fucking throats.
     
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    With the skillset he's displayed thus far at the plate in the reg season and in the postseason, you willing to bet against his offense taking that leap forward? I'm not.

    I'm looking at what I've seen between the ears of a very young top notch talent that approaches the game like a 10 year veteran. He locks in pretty damn well at his age, can only imagine him getting better
     
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    Who does it hurt to look down the road and project? First 2 seasons in the show..
    .923 OPS @ 19 years old
    .949 OPS @ 20
    .927 OPS in the post

    It's really been a joke thus far. If this keeps up, he's well on his way to being in the discussion annually. Miggy did it with poor defense. This kid can do it. Miggy was Top 5 in MVP voting with the Marlins @ 21, poor defense and all..and a 5-6 win player. Soto was nearly a 5 win player this season, has caught on quicker than Miggy did back then. Soto's 1st couple years in the show..younger than Miggy..advantage Soto.
     
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    I hope so.
    But I doubt the punishment will be severe enough to make us feel any better.
    The only punishment that would satisfy me includes:
    1) Footage 2017 WS banner being removed from Minute Maid Park, as well as their name on the commissioner's trophy.
    2) A.J. Hinch banned from MLB for life, as well as any cooperating staff.
    3) 50 game suspensions of at least two of Bregman, Reddick, Springer, Altuve, or Gurriel.
    4) Zero first round picks for 5 years
    5) Huge settlement for every fan who purchased tickets during the 2017 playoffs to be paid by the Astros

    We can never get our championship, but this would satisfy me.

    Too bad they will keep their ring and get a slaps on the wrist.
     
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    Fuck MLB Network
    Brian Kenny is one of the few guys I respect on that channel but he's about dead to me
    He is so invested in feeding the Astro revolution narrative that he won't call it like it is
    "When you have great organizations like the Astros, who are always pushing the envelope on what's possible, sometimes you may cross a line"
    Horseshit.
    This is why nothing will happen. The league and the media it controls is already spinning it
     
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    We gonna talk about this Kenta thing? He would probably be a valuable asset to a lesser NL team, with guarantees + incentives maxing out at ~$55M over the remaining 4 years.
     
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    Thanks man. What's your username on HF?
     
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    I think he’s pretty valuable to us and our CBT championship ownership group
     
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    Damn. I really hoped that Smith would take the QO. 18 million for a worthless team would have really kicked SF's butt. Now they get a comp pick.
     
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    If he's gonna pout and they apparently tried to redo his deal, perhaps so he can earn more while pitching in relief late in the season. Maybe they agree to part ways.
     
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    Just lurk. Seems to be good place to keep up with our favorite NHL team, as bad as they've been the last couple of years.
     
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    @irish new guy needs an avitar. Its been days. Do your thing homie
     
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