MLB 2011-2012 Hotstove

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by quagmire, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. quagmire macrumors 603

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    The season is now officially over. Time for the offseason.

    - Will CC opt-out or will the Yankees manage to get him to agree to an extension?

    - How will the Red Sox rebuild? Their manager and GM are already gone.

    - How will the Braves recover from their collapse?

    - Will we finally see an expanded postseason? MLB wants to move the Astro's to the AL to help make this happen. I hope we never see the expanded postseason.....

    Time to start the offseason discussion!
     
  2. robo macrumors 65816

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    Give it a rest:rolleyes::p:D
     
  3. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Sabathia is back with one extra year added, Cashman is back for 3 years, the Yankees picked up the options on Swisher and Cano.
     
  4. soco macrumors 68030

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    I think we're missing the most obvious question: How many pre-season injuries will the Mets' outfielders sustain from run ins with the new walls?
     
  5. MacNut, Nov 11, 2011
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    Papelbon agrees to a 4 year $50 million deal with the Phillies.
     
  6. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    Is it me or are they becoming the Red Sox of the National League? More and more reasons to dislike them. :D
     
  7. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Posada also says he won't be returning to the Yankees. No surprise there as they don't have any intent to resign him.
     
  8. quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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    That is why Posada said he wouldn't be returning to the Yankees because they don't have intent to resign him.

    I hope he retires than play for a team like the Orioles.....
     
  9. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    I agree...go out like Donnie Baseball and Bernie Williams did.
     
  10. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Bernie never retired, he was still hoping to play.
     
  11. zioxide macrumors 603

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    red sox management ****ING SUCKS. what a bunch of **** ups. i've never seen an ownership group go from popular and successful to MOST HATED group in the city in 2 months period. seriously. **** these guys.

    john henry is the new jeremy jacobs. but worse.
     
  12. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    So, you wanted Papelbon to come back? I was under the impression that Sox fans wanted him to go.

    So does Bard become the closer now?
     
  13. zioxide macrumors 603

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    Obviously. the dude had 30+ saves for us the last 6 years. he was our most consistent pitcher last year.

    :eek::eek:

    we are so ****ed. john henry needs to sell this team and **** off back to liverpool
     
  14. quagmire, Nov 11, 2011
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    quagmire thread starter macrumors 603

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    I wonder if Paps left due to the collapse and just wanted to get out of Boston? We heard no reports of him and Red Sox talking. Did Boston already know the price of Papelbon was higher than they liked so they didn't bother?

    EDIT: I see it was only a $500,000 raise for Paps. Now I really am curious as to why he made the deal.....
     
  15. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    Ugh, this blows. I'm also really starting to dislike the Phillies.

    Being a fan really sucks sometimes.
     
  16. MacNut macrumors Core

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    The deal includes a vesting option that could take it beyond $60 million for the 30-year-old, the source said.
    http://m.espn.go.com/mlb/story?storyId=7220927
     
  17. iJohnHenry macrumors P6

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    After reading about the sale of twitter handles, I wonder if this John Henry might be interested in my MR name?

    Then he could defend his ass here, with the full privileges of a 603. :D
     
  18. Moyank24 macrumors 601

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    Do it!! We'll change your name to a true legendary sports owner: iGeorgeSteinbrenner. :D
     
  19. robo macrumors 65816

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    Cool...:p:rolleyes:;) Who pays a closer they kind of coin? OUCH...:rolleyes:
     
  20. Queen of Spades macrumors 68030

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    I agree, 12.5 million per year for a closer is absurd, I'm sorry. They'd better not change the free agent compensation rules, because the Red Sox are going to have a windfall.
     
  21. MacNut macrumors Core

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    Only ones that are worth it, Rivera gets 15 million a year.
     
  22. zioxide macrumors 603

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    probably. the whole organization is ****ed. never before have i felt this way about a team
     
  23. MacNut, Nov 12, 2011
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    The Red Sox were not going to give him a big contract. Not after the way his pitching has declined. Anything over 20 for 2 years is way to much. He is not a great closer and he is already showing signs of injury.

    In other news, have you seen the stupid looking new Miami Unis. Not only is the name bad but the new logos suck.

    Pujols, Reyes, and Buehrle have been given offers by the team. They might be trying to build an actual team not just rely on the farm.
     
  24. zioxide macrumors 603

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    huh, did you watch the games? this was one of his better years.
     
  25. MacNut macrumors Core

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    What are his career stats?
    I would argue 2008 was his best season.
     

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