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02 Apr 2019 17:17:25
Padres trade Michel Baez, Franmil Reyes, and Jeisson Rosario

Blue Jays trade Marcus Stroman

Padres Sign Keuchel 4 years/ 65 mill

C- Hedges/ Mejia
1B- Hosmer/ Naylor
2B- Kinsler/ Urias
SS- Tatis
3B- Machado
LF- Myers/ Naylor
CF- Margot/ Cordero
RF- Renfroe/ Jankowski


Margevicious gets sent down, erlin gets DFA'd, Strahm goes to bullpen.

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02 Apr 2019 17:47:51
Preller ought to lose his job immediately if he made that trade for Marcus Stroman.

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03 Apr 2019 23:20:48
I do believe Stroman will get traded this July, and I do think his trade value will be going up. I know it's early, but it looks like he's back on track and over a couple nagging injuries. Of course, he could very well get hurt again but who knows.

The 3 prospects in the proposal are 8th and 20th ranked in Padres farm system and the outfielder playing with the big club.

I think stroman is worth a couple prospects in the later top 100 range. And they wouldn't settle for anything else.

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04 Apr 2019 16:32:14
TheStatbook i 100% agree.

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04 Apr 2019 16:35:39
@minnow75 Yes i agree that his stock is increasing. However, both of those prospects are or would be ranked higher in toronto system. Baez is ranked 57 overall on mlb which would place him 3rd on toronto's system. Reyes is also under team control for awhile, 23 years old. Hit 280 with 16 homers in limited time in petco. i wouldn't say this is far off in a trade for a guy in a contract season.

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04 Apr 2019 18:39:28
Stroman can become a free agent after 2020, not this year.

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06 Apr 2019 21:08:41
It seems Stroman is one of those guys who's name recognition is better than his talent. And I don't think there's many teams, if any, who would give up top-shelf talent for him.

Go read the outlooks for him. The most optimistic outlook has him at "maybe a top 100 pitcher again". You don't trade really good, controllable talent for a "maybe top 100 pitcher".

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21 Mar 2019 16:25:49
Yankees Trade Ideas

Trade #1

Giants get Clint Frazier, Jonathan Loaisiga, Tyler Wade, and Luis Medina

Yankees get Madison Bumgarner

Trade #2

White Sox get Luke Voit, Chance Adams, Jonathan Holder, and Tommy Kanhle

Yankees get Jose Abreu

Roster (Full Strength)


3B LeMahieu
RF Judge
1B Abreu
LF Stanton
C Sanchez
SS Gregorius
DH Andujar
CF Hicks
2B Torres


C Romine
1B Bird
IF Tulowitzki
OF Gardner




Sabathia (Swingman)
Gonzalez (Swingman)
Green (Middle Reliever)
Ottavino (Middle Reliever)
Betances (7th Inning Setup Man)
Britton (8th Inning Setup Man)
Chapman (Closer)

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22 Mar 2019 04:56:15
Do you ever give up? after 2 years this is not amusing at all. The Yankees don't need Bumgarner, and that is not enough for him. As for Abreu, they will be fine with Voit or Bird.

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23 Mar 2019 04:35:00
You don’t think that’s enough for Bumgarner in a walk year?

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23 Mar 2019 05:31:55
Batman, have you seen the injured list for New York? It's not starting out hot and they haven't even lost Paxton to an injury yet (don't worry, that time is near) .

Bumgarner (or really anyone who can pitch innings with a reasonable ERA) would be a god send right now in New York. That said, I don't the Yankees pay that price for him now.

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23 Mar 2019 14:16:34
I've seen it, they will be ok. Have you seen their schedule for the first month? Only true challenge is the Red Sox and Astros. Yes anything can happen and they could walk out of the month under .500. Don't forget they signed Gio Gonzalez, while he is not Bumgarner, he is serviceable. They could trade for Bumgarner during the season, but I think they would maybe want to sign him to an extension, since that seems to be the new thing.

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23 Mar 2019 21:25:54
Now's the time to trade for Bumgarner, not in July.

In July, the price will go up, as teams get more desperate.

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24 Mar 2019 04:34:02
Do you see the Giants trading him though?

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24 Mar 2019 22:10:48
In July? Absolutely.

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20 Mar 2019 00:23:49
Padres get: RHP Trevor Bauer

Indians get: RHP Michel Baez, LHP Logan Allen, and OF Hunter Renfroe.

As a Padres Fan I think this may be too much to give up for the Padres but I do think we have some excess pitchers and outfielders so i think just overpay since they won't be able to use all of these players anyway.

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09 Mar 2019 20:35:07
Jays D-Backs trade

Jays get Greinke

D-Backs get Reid-foley, maile

Jays take on all of Greinkes salary which they can afford while their stars are developing, get an anchor for the rotation.

D-Backs free up a ton of cap space, get a good defensive catcher, which they need and want, and a good, young, if not outstanding prospect.

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10 Mar 2019 23:23:15
Jays are rebuilding. And they won't be competing with the Yankees, Sox and Rays for at least 3 years in all likelyhood. Why would they want Greinke? Reid-foley will be a #4 or 5 starter for the Jays probably next year.

Besides, the Jays rotation is not half bad this year anyway if they can stay healthy. Sanchez, Stroman, shoemaker, Buchholz and watch out for Borucki, I think he's going to be a good one.

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11 Mar 2019 00:32:20
The D'Backs have a bunch of catchers already, including Carson Kelly, who they just got this offseason.

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11 Mar 2019 14:06:47
Minnow, it’d be an okay rotation if they could strike batters out.

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11 Mar 2019 23:33:24
Stroman and Sanchez can strike guys out but really they are ground ball pitchers. Shoemaker and Buchholz hopefully can be inning eaters. We are not expecting too much this year. Young guys, Guerrero, bichette, gurriel, Alford, Tellez, and Jansen are who we hope to be watching this year.

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12 Mar 2019 03:23:03
This was a tongue in cheek comment, but I'll oblige:

Marcus Stroman has never had a K/ 9 over 7.65 for a whole season. Since 2014, he's 110th among SP for strikeout rates.

Sanchez is much of the same. Career 7.05 K/ 9.

Those are not rates you want out of your best pitchers, and it requires a lot of defense to bail him out. It'll also lead to a lot of variability season by season.

That rotation has some recognizable names, but they'll need a lot from younger pitchers if you want something to be excited about.

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12 Mar 2019 21:39:05
Lets say Stroman and sanchez pitch 180+ innings each. What do you think their stats will be?

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13 Mar 2019 03:00:48
For both, I took the median K/ 9 projection from the various Fangraphs projections.

For Stroman, that equals 139 strikeouts over 180 innings (6.93 K/ 9)

For Sanchez, I have 143 strikeouts over 180 IP (7.18 K/ 9)

That's not exactly elite, or really all that great.

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08 Mar 2019 21:57:39
Toronto trades:
Kevin Pillar and Elvis Luciano

San Francisco trades:
Tony Watson and Sam Dyson

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09 Mar 2019 15:03:56
1. I can’t imagine the Giants want three rule 5 picks to have to deal with.

2. That’s not nearly enough for Watson AND Smith. Those guys had a nearly combined 4 WAR last year and won’t make more than 10M collectively.

3. They want a guy who can hit, not a right handed Steven Duggar.

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15 Feb 2019 21:51:26
to Mets - Smoak
- Dalton Pompey OR
- Dwight Smith

to Jays - Lagares
- Gsellman

I picked Pompey because he plays a better defence at all 3 outfield positions.

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16 Feb 2019 01:07:29
Or you picked Pompey because he’s not very good?

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16 Feb 2019 20:49:24
Neither is Smith. Smoak will get traded this year for a decent prospect.

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11 Feb 2019 05:08:24
Hi Guys - Haven't been on here in soooo long. As Spring Training approaches, a lot of teams have needs that are still not filled. And the team who won the Commissioner's trophy in 2018 is who I will be talking about.

I think we can all agree that the Red Sox are the most complete team in the bigs, but they have a massive void to fill - the closer. Craig Kimbrel is one of the top 5 closers of the past decade, and 2018 showed you why.

Here is what I think will happen to Kimbrel: He will sign with the Braves for 5 years 80 million. This means the Red Sox will NOT HAVE Kimbrel in 2019. Personally, I think a perfect option is Raisel Igelsias of the Reds. He had a stellar 2018, and his recent seasons show no signs of regress. He was 30 for 34 in save opportunities while pitching in one of the most hitter-friendly parks in baseball.

While Cincinatti appears to be looking to contend, I think it's unrealistic at this point in the stacked NL Central. Raisel Iglesias was a big part of the limited success they had, but the Reds can replace him with Jared Hughes, who also had a great 2018.

Here is the proposed deal:

Boston gets: Raisel Iglesias

Cincinatti gets: Michael Chavis, Bryan Mata, $200k

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11 Feb 2019 19:49:04
Maybe at trade deadline, I could see the Reds trading Iglesias. But there's no point in them making the moves they made to trade their very good closer right now.

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12 Feb 2019 18:00:23
Reds are now trying to “compete” so there’s no way they are trading their star closer.

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19 Feb 2019 14:29:42
1st, the Sox are not the most complete team in the bigs. Their bullpen is behind some of the others in MLB. I'd say the Yankees, if their rotation is healthy, and the Astros are both more well rounded. That could easily change with a Kimbrel signing. Having him in the 9th slides everyone up in the pecking order and makes them that much more efficient.

I also don't see the Reds moving Iglesias right now, but there are some good young RP out there the Sox might be able to pry away from teams who aren't going to be competing. I do think Iglesias would be a good deadline target if Cincy isn't in the thick of it.

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06 Feb 2019 06:44:06
Padres trade: C Mejia and LP Logan Allen
Marlins trade: C Realmuto

Padres sign Bryce Harper: 8 years $264 mil

Padres trade: LP Adrian Morejon, OF Hunter Renfroe, and LP Joey Luches
Indians trade: SP Corey Kluber

Padres compete in NL West just like that with plenty of minor league stars on their way up year. Please let me know what you think

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06 Feb 2019 10:19:26
1. Its going to take more than 2 prospects to get Realmuto.
2. Harper its possible, but will they.
3. If Kluber was going to be traded, it would have happened already.
4. If the Padres are going to comepte they will need a lot more than they currently have and what you have suggested here.

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06 Feb 2019 16:20:38
I think this makes the Padres a real dark-horse in the West, but I don’t think they pull of the Kluber trade or the Harper signing.

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07 Feb 2019 01:59:57
I doubt the marlins will get more than 2 top 100 prospects period. Maybe they throw in some other fringe prospect but that’s about it. And Kluber, the Indians want to rid of that contract and add an outfielder and young pitching max I think it’s pretty realistic. Just a padre fan hoping they will get things done lol.

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08 Feb 2019 16:25:03
It has been stated already that if they were to trade for Kluber, it would be to re use him as trade bait to another location. That notion has probably exhausted itself by now though. Harper is still possible. Obviously Realmuto is gone. They still need a 3B. If the Phillies get Machado, you could see the Padres try to get Franco.

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25 Jan 2019 04:26:09
Could the Dodgers do this?

Sign Bryce Harper 10/320

Trade Joc Pederson, Yadier Alvarez, Alex Verdugo, Dustin May to the Indians for Trevor Bauer?

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25 Jan 2019 13:33:52
Of course they could, but their payroll would be in 240-250s.

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25 Jan 2019 18:25:28
I doubt teams pay that much for Trevor Bauer for a couple reasons:

1. He's a clubhouse and PR nightmare. His politics aside (I don't care who anyone votes for), he's known to battle fans, journalists, and other players on social media. It's been pretty well documented that his teammates can't stand him. And teams like the Dodgers have had difficulty managing troubled personalities in the past (Puig, Bellinger, Machado) . Think what you will about him, he's simply not worth the trouble for a lot of teams, at least not when you're paying top dollar for him.

2. He's been on the record that he won't sign anything more than a 1-year deal. This will also hurt his value. Because teams know that in order to keep him, they'll have to give top dollar every year, instead of spreading it throughout his contract. This means they get 2 years of Trevor Bauer at a decent rate, and that's about it. I'm not giving that return for 2 years of Bauer.

If I'm the Dodgers, I'd go Verdugo + May for Bauer. And I think that might be too much for what I'm getting.

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01 Feb 2019 14:46:07
Wrong. Bauer is intense, competitive, motivated to win---yes there's some swagger and attitude but he doesn't just talk the talk. Like a lot of players in baseball history---loved when on your team---hated when you have to face him.

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02 Feb 2019 00:34:32
I have no issue with Bauer, but you’re lying to yourself if you don’t think he’s problematic for the Indians. His clubhouse reputation is very well documented.

And don’t ignore his unwillingness to sign long-term deals. He’s going to sign a bunch of 1-year deals and teams don’t want to get in a bidding war every year for him.

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24 Jan 2019 01:34:21
Yankees get Arenado, Peter Lambert

Rockies get Andujar, Frazier, Loaisiga, Sauer

who says no?

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24 Jan 2019 06:21:55

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