2016/17 MLB Hotstove thread

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  1. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Figured this would have been done by now since the season is long over so here it is.

    Fire up the stove it's getting cold somewhere!

    Looks like McCain might be traded, the rumors are the Astros are interested.
     
  2. AustinIllini macrumors demi-god

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    Undoubtedly, the biggest players this offseason are the White Sox with potentially two aces, a power hitting third baseman, and at least one reliever on the market.

    The Tigers look like they could be headed that way as well.
     
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    The Yankees and the Cubs both bent the rules in international signings through a loophole which has since closed. They both have a ton of young talent from this advantage. Teams now that want to rebuild will not have quite as much good fortune.
     
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    he he he.
    i was just kidding! no idea about any of that.

    wow!
     
  6. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    McCann has waived his no trade and has agreed to be traded to the Astros for minor league right-handers Albert Abreu and Jorge Guzman.
     
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    are these players any good?
     
  8. MacNut thread starter macrumors Core

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    They are both prospects a few years away.
     
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    Not yet mentioned -
    Neil Walker accepted the Mets' 17.5M QO and has signed with them for 2017.
    Bartolo Colon (AKA Big Bart, Big Sexy) has signed with the Braves
    R.A. Dickey has also signed with the Braves
     
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    The Braves are trying to open their new park with people in the seats.
     
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    how long can he keep tossing that slack ass knuckleball...?
     
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    Unofficial (but reputable) reports have Yoenis Cespedes staying in Queens. Reports are 4 years, $110 Million, full no-trade clause.

    So... that's done. Any other major FA's out there still looking for work? Has Bautista signed (not on the Mets' radar anymore)?
     
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    And we have 5 more years of uninterrupted baseball. A new CBA has been reached right at the Dec 1 deadline.
     
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    NY Mets News:::

    *Yoenis Cespedes signed a contract with the Mets, he is staying in Queens, NY:)

    *Bryce harper is leaving the Nats, I hope he does so that way the Mets have more of a chance at the World series
    Nats are the Mets biggest rival.
     
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    White Sox trade Chris Sale to the the Red Sox for Yoan Moncada and three other prospects. This looks like it could be a good deal for both teams, as the White Sox are looking to rebuild and the Red Sox need an Ace.

    It pains me to have my team trade an ace, but that's really all they have is pitching and they aren't very good.
     
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    While a great pitcher Sale is no saint either and I wonder if he could turn into another Price when he had a melt down. If it pays off The Red Sox will be a great team. But time will tell if the injury bug can stay away.
     
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    boooooooo!!!
     
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    White Sox just pantsed the Nationals, sending them Adam Eaton for three pitching prospects. Rick Hahn is destroying this offseason.
     
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    Chapman is back with the Yankees. 5 years 86 million.
     
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    What's interesting to me is that the Yankees have (and continue) to build up their farm system to the point where they're looking very strong in the near future. They got a lot for the Chapman trade, and now they get him back.

    Conversely, it seems like he redsox are raiding their farm system to get high priced talent. While Sale is an awesome pitcher, I do wonder if the price was too high.
     
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    To make matters worse the Red Sox only have a 3 year window before a lot of contracts come up and they won't be able to resign everyone. So not only did they drain the farm but the stars are going to be leaving. So they need to win now before they hit a downturn. Meanwhile the Yankees have rebuilt and in a year or 2 will have enough money off of the books to make a run at some huge talent.
     
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    Agreed, its a very short term perspective that will leave the team in rough shape shortly.
     
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    It's amazing how the Yankees and Red Sox switched roles in how they run their teams. The Yankees are now the ones building for the future and the Rex Sox are building to win now. Everything Red Sox ownership hated about the Yankees they have become.
     
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    Indeed, it was a long process for the Yankees, but they've replenshed their farm system, they're focusing in spending money where it makes sense and are positioning themselves for a long run. Where as the Red Sox are acting like the Yankees of yesteryear moving their young prospects for high priced players that may only give them a few years of actual value
     
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    Had Price not been a total bust I don't see them making the move for Sale.
     

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