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MLB Rumors December 22 2014

22 Dec 2014 20:34:18
Rest of Giants offseason:

Sign Emilio Bonifacio - 2 yrs/8 million

Trade RP Jake Dunning to BOS for OF/1B Daniel Nava
Why for SF: Gives them a good platoon piece for LF.
Why for BOS: They get a living entity for their sixth outfielder.

Trade RP Ray Black, SS Matt Duffy to NYM for SP Jon Niese
Why for SF: Fills a hole in the rotation.
Why for NYM: They shed some salary and add a power relief arm and a controllable SS candidate.

Roster:

CF Angel Pagan
2B Joe Panik
C Buster Posey
1B Brandon Belt
RF Hunter Pence
3B Casey McGehee
LF Daniel Nava
SS Brandon Crawford

Madison Bumgarner
Matt Cain
Tim Hudson
Jon Niese
Jake Peavy

CL Santiago Casilla
SU Jeremy Affeldt
SU Sergio Romo
MR Jean Machi
MR Javier Lopez
MR Tim Lincecum
LR Yusmeiro Petit

C Andrew Susac
1B Travis Ishikawa
3B Joaquin Arias
UT Emilio Bonifacio
OF Gregor Blanco

SFGfan24

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So 2 C+ prospects for Jon Niese. Uh. I admire your ambition.

metsfan3

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22 Dec 2014 19:05:57
Remainder of SF Giants offseason:

Giants get: Allen Craig
Red Sox get: Tim Hudson, Hunter Strickland

Sign RHP James Shields

Sign UT Don Kelly

2015 Lineup:
1. Angel Pagan, CF
2. Joe Panik, 2B
3. Buster Posey, C
4. Hunter Pence, RF
5. Casey McGehee, 3B
6. Brandon Belt, 1B
7. Brandon Crawford, SS
8. Allen Craig, LF
9. Pitchers' slot

2015 Bench:
C Hector Sanchez
UT Don Kelly
IF Joaquin Arias
OF Gregor Blanco

2015 Rotation:
1. Madison Bumgarner, LHP
2. James Shields, RHP
3. Matt Cain, RHP
4. Jake Peavy, RHP
5. Tim Lincecum, RHP

yankees27

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22 Dec 2014 19:54:44
That Hudson trade is garbage for both teams.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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I agree w. BoSox Fan. The Giants don't want to trade Hudson, he was productive for them last year, and the Red Sox want prospect(s) for Craig, they already have plenty of MLB talent. Don Kelly wouldn't be a bad pickup though.

SFGfan24

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22 Dec 2014 17:24:41
Los yankees Send Gary sanchez,Tyler Austin and Gred Bird Forma The Philies
The Yankees Gets Col Hamels

aris9509

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22 Dec 2014 06:36:12
Yankees Get- Cole Hamels(SP), & Chase Utley(2B)

Phillies Get- Gary Sanchez(C), Tyler Austin(OF/1B), Ty Hensley(SP), Jose Ramirez(P), Eric Jagielo(3B), & Ramon Flores(OF)

Victortossas2

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22 Dec 2014 12:26:52
Jose Ramirez is in the Padres organization.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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So, Hamels and Utley for a big bag of turds? I don't think so.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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Highly biased Sox fan that is a different Jose Rameriz, check their top prospects list on MLB.com. Also this very unlikely to happen. Utley has stated his desire to go down with the Phillies sinking ship. And the Yankees aren't going to give up that much no for Hamels no matter how mediocre their system is. LBF your bias shows. Sanchez, Austin (who rebounded last year and will do ever better again, Jagielo are no turds, Hensley the jury is still out on.

BATMAN!

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Jose Ramirez is a pitcher in the Yankees organization

Victortossas2

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& that's not garbage but okay

Victortossas2

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I don't think that package could get them Hamelsno let alone their long time second baseman.

BaseballCritic

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22 Dec 2014 17:53:01
Oops, I was wrong. I was thinking of Rafael de Paula, who was traded to SD in the Headley trade.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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22 Dec 2014 06:00:48
AZ dbacks sign James Shields 5 years 100 Million.

2015 opening day rotation
1) Shields
2) Arroyo
3) Collmenter
4) Cahill
5) Hellickson

Anderson and Nuno options in case of injury or Arroyo not starting on opening day roster. Delgado can remain in the bullpen.

This gets the dbacks a big innings eater at the begining of the season and keeps them in the playoff race. Corbin returns as the number 2 for the second half of the season.

Bradley, Shipley, Blair continue to progress in minor leagues for 1 more season and replace Arroyo (FA 2016) and Cahill (FA 2017).

Dbacks add true leader of rotation and veteran to be a positive example for young guys.

Cf- Inciarte (L)/Pollock (R)
RF- David peralta (L)/ Tomas(R)
LF- Trumbo(R)/Ross(R)
1B- Goldschmidt (R)
2B- Aaron Hill (R)
SS- Owings (R)/ Pennington (S)
3B- Lamb (L)
C- Goosewich (R)

The lineup utilizes platoon memebers and balances left and right handed batters. Inciarte and peralta provide speed at the top of the lineup. Goldscmidt, Trumbo provide power.

90 + win team this year with room to grow between lineup and starting rotation.

1),Tomas can make an impact this season with a power bat
2)AJ Pollock can continue his performance from before his injury in June.
3) Owings can play plus defence and have a consistent bat.


Question is do dbacks make the moves this year or wait for the Dodgers to regret some big contracts like the current Yankees.

dbacksfan93

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22 Dec 2014 08:49:03
I doubt the D-Backs win 90 games next year.

natedub

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I doubt they will get 90 wins as well. I think 80 or 82 wins is more likely, maybe 85.

Clark_K

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If the D-Backs signed both Shields and Scherzer, 90 wins would likely still be out of reach.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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I also don't see them winning 90 games. They are clearly in the middle of the road in that division. SF, LAD, and now SD much better than them.

BATMAN!

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22 Dec 2014 17:13:31
I agree. No way they win 90. Lucky to get 4th in the division.

Giants28

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22 Dec 2014 18:20:49
Tony La Russa

dbacksfan93

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Sorry to rain on your parade but that's not happening

Giants28

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22 Dec 2014 18:59:00
Rockies will be worst in division, they are clearly rebuilding shown by their interest in trading Tulo. Padres Ross Home ERA: 1.88, Road ERA: 3.79 (OVERRATED in a pitchers park) Cashner home ERA: 1.43, away ERA: 4.31. And the lineup has question marks, I doubt Matt Kemp comes close to 2014 performance due to his injury history. Giants lose 2nd best hitters and hide their weak pitching staff (outside of baumgardner) in AT&T park. Dbacks will be 2nd in the NL west next year and be in contention late in the year.

dbacksfan93

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22 Dec 2014 19:54:01
^Tony La Russa does have an executive position in the Diamonbacks. I not see how that has anything to do with the Diamondbacks being a terrible team next year.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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Dbacksfan93, your last comment is wrong I laughed before writing this reply. Ross and Cashner are both great pitchers, and their home/road splits won't matter with the powerhouse offense that is behind them now. The Giants did lose Sandoval, but their offense will still provide plenty of punch with a full year of Joe Panik and adding Casey McGehee to cover some of Sandoval's production. They will also likely add a LF to help replace some production as well,so their offense will be fine. The Giants also have a strong bullpen, Casilla, Affeldt, Machi, Lopez, and Romo are all anchors and other than a few blemishes had good years all around. Their rotation, w/ Bumgarner and a healthy Cain has a great 1-2, and w/ Hudson, Peavy and Lincecum/Petit backing them up, they will still have a strong rotation. The Diamondbacks on the other hand, have almost nothing. Beyond Goldy, their offense is a huge question mark. Tomas may end up being terrible and who knows if Trumbo will be healthy enough to repeat his performance w/ the Angels. Their bullpen has't improved either, and they were horrible last season. Their rotation has gotten worse, losing Miley and adding only Hellickson and Rubby De La Rosa. Josh Collmenter is their projected #1, so that's an idea of how that season is going to go. The D-Backs will grab the 4th position in the division next season w/ COL not far behind. They will be lucky to win 75 games next season.

SFGfan24

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22 Dec 2014 03:50:40
Rays get Howard and comtract paid
Phil's get Hak ju lee and low level prospect

Jbird

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22 Dec 2014 14:36:20
So Philly is just going to give you Ryan Howard?

natedub

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Even though he probably won't bring much in return it should be slightly more than you suggested.

BATMAN!

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He has almost no trade value

Jbird

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22 Dec 2014 17:14:29
Need more in return

Giants28

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22 Dec 2014 18:01:24
Howard with his contract in full has no trade value.

Howard with his contract paid by the Phillies has tremendous value. The Phillies will want some serious return if they are going to eat $75-100M of his contract.

natedub

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22 Dec 2014 03:08:35
The Yankees Release Alex Rodrigez
Sing J.Shields to 4 yrs and 88Mill
The Yankees Send to Gary sanchez,ramon Flores,austin decarr and Jose ramirez For Colorado
The Yankees Gets Justin morneau and Jorge De La Rosa

Lineup yankees
lf-B.Gardner
Cf-J.ellsbury
Dh-j.Morneau
C-B.McCann
1b-M.Teixeira
3b-C.Headley
Rf-C.Beltran
ss-D.Gregorius
2b-R.Refsnyder

SP
M.Tanaka
J.Shields
CC.Sabathia
M.Pineda
N.Eovaldi

Aris95

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Such an overpayment for Morneau and De La Rosa. I think Jose Rameriz and Ramon Flores and one lower level prospect will get it down. But the really don't need Morneau as they just traded for Jones.

BATMAN!

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21 Dec 2014 23:29:17
Padres get: Hamels
Phillies get: Myers, Despaigne, Kelly, Maybin

evdogg1

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Yea the Padres aren't going to trade Myers.

BATMAN!

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22 Dec 2014 08:50:46
I think Philly is going to want some of those marquee prospects the Padres have in order to obtain Hamels.

Preller won't do it.

natedub

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21 Dec 2014 20:48:30
SD: Will Venable OF

For

TOR: Kevin Pillar OF & AJ Jimenez C

DocHalladay32

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21 Dec 2014 18:29:17
Giants sign James Shields 5 your 100MM . Possible?

Giants28

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Yes, it is possible, but I don't know if Sabean is going to go after him any further, he might go for a LF now.

SFGfan24

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Not to far off the 5, 110 Shields is looking for, and that might still get it done if interest in him stays mild.

Jables

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21 Dec 2014 23:33:59
It's certainly within the realm of possibilities. but it makes you wonder if the signing of Peavy conceded Shields and Scherzer. If I were SF, I might just wait til next year. But I wouldn't be shocked if they make that deal.

natedub

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Yes. What's your point?

LongtimeBaseballFan

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^^^Just a question.

Giants28

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21 Dec 2014 16:11:10
Phillies trade Cole Hamels to Cubs for Starlin Castro and 2 prospects

MLBfan

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Baez gets moved before Castro in my opinion.

cplwhite

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Ryne Sandberg has more of a chance of playing shortstop for the Phillies next year than Starlin Castro.

Cubs have already said Castro isn't getting traded.

Jables

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Depends on who the two prospects are.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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21 Dec 2014 16:10:15
Boston trade Allen Craig to padres for 3low level prospects

MLBfan

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21 Dec 2014 20:33:26
I don't think the Sox should just give Craig away. His upside is higher than anything they'd get for him now.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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Padres have no need for another OF

DocHalladay32

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21 Dec 2014 22:03:30
Umm. Yeah. Not going to happen.

Giants28

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21 Dec 2014 23:15:26
Padres would likely use Seth Smith at 1st before Craig

natedub

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21 Dec 2014 23:15:30
Padres would likely use Seth Smith at 1st before Craig

natedub

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The Padres have too many OFs now, and Alonso at 1B. Craig isn't needed there.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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21 Dec 2014 16:09:31
Royals trade Kendrys Morales to Mariners for Brandon Maurer

MLBfan

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Royals aren't going to trade a guy they just signed.

BATMAN!

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Players that sign with new teams, can't be traded until June.

Jables

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21 Dec 2014 22:01:46
Because trading away someone you just signed is okay

Giants28

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22 Dec 2014 08:52:26
So the Royals can be without a DH? Maurer is nothing more than a bullpen arm at this point. Morales has significantly more value. which is a phrase I never thought I'd say.

natedub

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21 Dec 2014 16:08:45
Max Scherzer signs 7yr 97 million deal with the Seattle Mariners

MLBfan

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You're hilarious. 7 years and just 97 million. Come on.

BATMAN!

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He wants WAYYYY more than that.

BaseballCritic

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21 Dec 2014 18:26:29
There is this thing called money. Yeah. And he wants a lot of it.

Giants28

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21 Dec 2014 23:35:25
Did you forget a 1 before the 97?

natedub

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Mariners might be a possibility, but not seven years.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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21 Dec 2014 16:07:08
James Shields signs 6 yr 120 million with Miami Marlins

MLBfan

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You really are hilarious. 6 years 120 for Shields. It will be 5 and 90-95 million.

BATMAN!

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How do you have Shields getting now money than Scherzer

BaseballCritic

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21 Dec 2014 21:52:22
Shields is to make more than Sherzer?

Giants28

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21 Dec 2014 16:05:54
Mariners trade Tiajuan walker, Chris Taylor , Tyler Pike, and 5 low level prospects to Cincinnati for Johnny Cueto , Jay Bruce and Zack Cozart

Trade James Paxton, Brandon Maurer, Stephen Romero, And 2 low level prospects to Philadelphia for Cole Hamels

Lineup:
1. Austin Jackson CF
2. Dustin Ackley LF
3. Robinson Cano 2B
4. Nelson Cruz DH
5. Kyle Seager 3B
6. Jay Bruce RF
7. Logan Morrison 1B
8. Mike Zunino C
9. Zack Cozart SS

Rotation:
1. Felix Hernandez
2. Cole Hamels
3. Johnny Cueto
4. Hisashi Iwakuma
5. J.A. Happ

MLBfan

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Are you a Mariners fan, holy crap.

BaseballCritic

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21 Dec 2014 15:14:51
Mets get: Troy Tulowitzki and Rockies pay 20% of contract

Rockies get: Noah Syndergaard, Dillon Gee, Kevin Plawecki, and Brandon Nimmo

justin7

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Colorado will not pay any part of his contract if he is moved.

cplwhite

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21 Dec 2014 22:05:38
Makes sense but I don't see them paying 20%

Giants28

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Also, Alderson is not going to just clear out his near major league ready prospects in 1 trade.

It's not his trading style

dan3b22

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21 Dec 2014 12:22:38
Mariners trade Tiajuan Walker, D.J. Peterson, Brandon Maurer , Stephen Romero, Gabriel Gurrero and Chris Taylor to Nationals for Jordan Zimmerman , Ian Desmond and Jayson Werth

New lineup:
1. Austin Jackson CF
2. Jayson Werth RF
3. Robinson Cano 2B
4. Nelson Cruz DH
5. Kyle Seager 3B
6. Ian Desmond SS
7. Dustin Ackley LF
8. Logan Morrison 1B
9. Mike Zunino C

Rotation:
1. Felix Hernandez
2. Hisashi Iwakuma
3. Jordan Zimmerman
4. James Paxton
5. J.A. Happ

MLBfan

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Let me say this again: Washington wants to win now. This trade almost certainly kills that thought. Not. Going. To. Happen.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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Washington is a contender, Werth is not going to be traded. They aren't going to go overboard and trade everyone hurting their team.

BATMAN!

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21 Dec 2014 15:11:31
Trade all those pieces for two 1-year rentals?

natedub

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The nationals offered zimmermann and desmond for walker and miller and the mariners said no. so why would seattle do this?

justin7

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Its a very good deal on both ends. Nationals don't lose enough to lose contention. And get the prospects to win for years to come. However mariners get the necessary pieces to win now!! Seattle mariners 2015 world champions

MLBfan

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22 Dec 2014 08:54:06
OR. Seattle can keep Walker and Paxton and just sign Zimmermann when he's a free agent next year and let Iwakuma walk.

natedub

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21 Dec 2014 02:45:46
Toronto Blue Jays get: OF Dexter Fowler

Houston Astros get: RHP Roberto Osuna and C A.J. Jimenez

jays_fan

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Thanks for copying a post from Bleacher Report. Still not happening.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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21 Dec 2014 15:07:27
Tip:Disregard 99% of things on bleacher report.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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When it comes to trade proposals on bleacher report yes disregard them. they are severely low offers of what should be going to a team.

BATMAN!

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20 Dec 2014 20:34:51
Another unlikely trade but would help both teams now and later.

Chicago Cubs Get
Longoria

Tampa Gets
Baez
Olt
Vogelbach
Corey Black

cplwhite

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21 Dec 2014 04:34:57
Why would the Cubs want Longoria with Bryant just around the corner?

natedub

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Why would they make that move, Bryant to LF, Russell to SS and Castro to 2B and Longoria 3B, Soler RF, Rizzo 1B. With a lack of OF talent in the system Bryant makes sense to move to LF.

cplwhite

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Jorge Soler, Albert Almora, Billy McKinney, Arismendy Alcantara, Matt Szczur, Brett Jackson . you see that as a lack of OF talent in the Cubs system? LOL.

Boy Howdie

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Brett Jackson is actually now in the Giants system. He was taken in the AAA Rule 5 draft.

SFGfan24

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20 Dec 2014 20:16:06
Here is a deal that will probably never happen but should be strongly considered by both clubs.

Chicago Cubs Get
Troy Tulowitzki

Colorado Gets
Javier Baez
Arismendy Alcantara
Pierce Johnson
Edwin Jackson or Travis Wood

cplwhite

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21 Dec 2014 04:35:33
Edwin Jackson pulls the trade value down significantly.

natedub

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This would set back the Cubs rebuilding process.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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20 Dec 2014 19:39:10
Another Jays off season

People keep saying that they don't have an "ace" right now. Look ahead until the end of the season and the Jays could have two of them. They need some production at 2B(they have the "D" there, just not the "O". Free up some money and add an established closer, not necessarily and elite one, just in case. Let the kids pitch and they won't disappoint.

Dickey.RA, Thole.J
for
Casilla.S

Navarro.D, Drabek.K
for
Chafin.A, Alcantara,.S

Tolleson.S
for
Mathis.J

Free up some money for the future and add some young talent who may be ready in a few years as well as a good pitch-calling catcher, who can team with Martin, for the young kids to work with

1B-Smoak
2B-Travis
3B-Donaldson
SS-Reyes
LF-Saunders
CF-Pompey
RF-Bautista
C-Martin
DH-E.E

Bench
C-Mathis
IF-Valencia
IF-Goins
OF-Pilar

1.Stroman
2.Buehrle
3.Sanchez
4.Hutchinson
5.Norris

CL-Casilla
SU-Cecil
SU-Delabar
MR-Loup
LR-Estrada
LR-Chafin.A

JaysFan

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21 Dec 2014 04:37:29
Why on earth would the Giants want to make that trade? Josh Thole would be fighting for the #3 catcher's spot with Hector Sanchez.

Plus, I don't know if they want R.A. Dickey. I love R.A. but as a Giants fan, I don't see the value there.

natedub

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20 Dec 2014 19:36:44
Rays get cj cron
Angels get nick franklin

Jbird

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20 Dec 2014 17:00:50
Rays get Lucas duda and mid level pitching prospect
Mets get yunel Escobar

Jbird

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20 Dec 2014 18:19:53
Duds has value. Escobar does not. No.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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20 Dec 2014 18:21:55
Who would play 1st for the Mets?

natedub

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Eric Campbell or maybe cuddyer if he can play first.

OLDGREGG55

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I don't think they would do that trade though anyway

OLDGREGG55

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20 Dec 2014 15:58:53
Rays get Howard and all but 5 mill paid on contract

Phil's get Justin Williams and Brandon Guyer

Jbird

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Just 5 million? Try most of his contract, any Howard trade will need the Phillies to pay a majority of his contract.

BATMAN!

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20 Dec 2014 18:20:58
^He said "all but 5 million" meaning that the receiving team would be taking on Howard paying him only 5 million.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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Oops misread that, my bad.

BATMAN!

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All BUT 5 million

Bosox Injection

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20 Dec 2014 19:57:38
5M overall or 5M per year? And is Philadelphia on hook for the 23/10 team option in 2017? That's still 15-20M for a 35 y/o 1st Baseman who has a -1.5 WAR in his last 3 years.

natedub

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20 Dec 2014 14:45:34
Jays off season

Sign
Shields 4yrs-$85mil

Trade
Buehrle.M, Navarro.D
for
Murphy.D

Dickey.RA, Thole.J, Tolleson.S
for
Herrera.K

1.Reyer-SS
2.Murphy-2B
3.Bautista-RF
4.EE-DH
4.Donaldson-3B
5.Martin-C
6.Smoak-1B
7.Pilar-LF
9.Pompey-CF

Shields
Stroman
Sanchez
Hutchinson
Norris

Herrera
Cecil
Delabar
Loup
Estrada
Jenkins

JaysFan

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I would think you could get more for Buehrle and Navarro. You have Shields in almost the right amount of money 90-95 mil.

BATMAN!

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20 Dec 2014 15:45:20
Blue Jays won't have the cash for Shields in 3 years. Martin's deal gets huge in a few years. plus Donaldson's arbitration costs will sky-rocket.

natedub

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20 Dec 2014 05:08:47
After trading for McGehee, Giants make two more major moves:

-Sign James Shields 4/75
-Sign Colby Rasmus 3/33
-Trade Petit for mid-level/fringe minor leaguers

Starters
1B- Belt
2B- Panik
SS- Crawford
3B- McGehee
C- Posey
LF- Rasmus
CF- Pagan
RF- Pence
Bench
C- Susac
1B/LF- Ishikawa
2B/SS- Adrianza
IF- Arias
LF- Blanco

Rotation
1. Bumgarner
2. Shields
3. Hudson
4. Peavy
5. Cain

Bullpen
LR- Lincecum
MR- Machi
MR- Strickland
MR- Lopez
SU- Affeldt
SU- Romo
CL- Casilla

natedub

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The Giants may wish to sign Shields, but he will be a hot commodity. Other teams will be in on him.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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Shields will likely get 90-95 million over that time span.

BATMAN!

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Why trade Petit? He was great out of the bullpen last season and he is a very valuable spot starter. And I would much rather have him than Strickland giving up homers every other pitch.

SFGfan24

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How do you have Cain as your fifth?

JaysFan

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20 Dec 2014 22:21:31
As a Giants fan. I'd be disappointed trading away Petit. He was great out of the bullpen and could start when we needed it.

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19 Dec 2014 17:06:18
The Padres and Red Sox have reportedly swapped Middlebrooks and Ryan Hanigan.

I really like this trade for the Sox. Middlebrooks is useless, while Hanigan is actually a good defensive catcher who will make a nice back up.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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20 Dec 2014 00:08:37
Makes no sense from SD's stance.

Middlebrooks: -1.4 WAR.
Solarte: 1.4 WAR

natedub

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I've not heard this.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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20 Dec 2014 04:50:18
Team just confirmed it. I can't believe the Sox got anything greater than an old boot for WMB.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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20 Dec 2014 04:55:07
Wait. you think the Red Sox should have received more?

In the last three years:
Hanigan- 2.9 WAR
Middlebrooks- -0.1 WAR.

I'm actually shocked they got anything for him.

natedub

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Natedub everyone is suprised. Who are you talking to?

Bosox Injection

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20 Dec 2014 06:50:28
People who can look at stats should be shocked.

Middlebrooks has declined in each of his three seasons. In fact, he went from a 1.3 WAR guy in 2012 to a -1.4 WAR guy last year. in 3 years, he did a complete flip.

Getting a guy like Hanigan for Middlebrooks is a HUGE return.

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20 Dec 2014 09:46:56
I think its a great trade. guy struggled in his sophomore slump, showed he can hit rookie year. now will make adjustments and still has a lot of upside with a talented roster around him. he's in a position to succeed now.

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Keep in mind that Middlebrooks is just in his mid 20s, plays a position of scarcity, and has power. He could rebound, fellas.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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20 Dec 2014 14:24:14
^Natedub, I think you misunderstood me. I'm thrilled that we got Hanigan for Middlebrooks. I thought the mot we'd get would be the dreaded PTBNL. But we actually got a good catcher. I was actually surprised that the Spx got such a goo return.

Highly Biased BoSox Fan

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20 Dec 2014 14:26:50
^yeah, but I'm sure not going to miss him LBF. Had power but absolutely no discipline at the plate. Power's nice, but it does you no good I you're whiffing at curveballs in the dirt. The Padres can have him.

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19 Dec 2014 16:46:31
I know it isn't likely so don't bash me. Just curious if this is a proper package to get tulo if the mets went that route. I only mention this bc apparently they've been discussing a deal for "weeks" that will be based around syndergaard according to espns adam rubin

Rockies get: Noah syndergaard, Dillon gee, Kevin plawcki, Wilmer Flores

Mets get: Tulo and 20% of the remaining contract

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That sounds about right to me, but I think Tulo is made of glass.

LongtimeBaseballFan

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Seems about right, mets may have to include montero as well for rockies to eat 20%

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Swap Flores for Montero or another piece. Actually, I bet it could even get done without Flores or even adding anyone. On the right track if a deal was actually being considered in my opinion.

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20 Dec 2014 04:57:16
The report is that Colorado is wanting a return that would make Mets fans "cringe"

Mets fans, unless you are a self-sadist, none of your projected packages will get you Tulo. Just sign Asdrubal Cabrera or Stephen Drew and move on.

natedub

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Yea, if its going to make us cringe it ain't happening just thought I made an interesting trade. tulo isn't worth trading a lot for but if I can get him without losing harvey wheeler degrom its tough to pass on him

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20 Dec 2014 06:13:07
I'd pass. His career numbers outside of Coors are pedestrian. 247/.349/.469 as opposed to .323/.397/.565.

He's injury-prone and has a terrible contract. he's owed $116M through his age 35 season (2020) with an option in 2021.

natedub

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^ may be a short sample size but he's killed it at citi field. if getting him won't set the franchise back and we keep our big 3 i'm all in for it!

Mets94

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20 Dec 2014 15:49:19
^He killed it at Citi Field facing Mets pitching. If all those pitchers suddenly join other teams, you may have a point.

natedub

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20 Dec 2014 15:50:01
And I made a mistake on Tulo's slash-line. 274 (not .247)/.349/.469

natedub

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To natedub, kinda irrelevent my point is that he had no issue hitting in our ballpark

Mets94

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20 Dec 2014 18:29:51
I think you're missing the point. Using ballpark splits to gauge how someone would play in that stadium for a whole year is a flawed concept.

Troy Tulowitzki's stats at Citi Field come with Dillon Gee, Jon Niese, and other pitchers facing him. He will now join those guys. Will he hit the same numbers in that ballpark with Washington or Miami pitchers facing him? That's the issue with ballpark splits. It's only good if he continues to face those pitchers who he tore up at Citi.

natedub

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What does that even mean? Just cause he isn't facing mets pitchers hell suck at citi field? can't base it on that

Mets94

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21 Dec 2014 04:39:27
It doesn't mean he won't. but ballpark splits make it close to impossible to gauge how he will play in that park in the future.

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19 Dec 2014 08:13:10
Mariners trade James Paxton, Tyler Pike , Stephen Romero, Brandon Maurer, and Gabriel Gurrero to Philadelphia for Cole Hamels and Marlon Bryd

M's Lineup :
1. Austin Jackson CF
2. Dustin Ackley LF
3. Robinson Cano 2B
4. Nelson Cruz DH
5 Kyle Seager 3B
6. Marlon Byrd RF
7. Logan Morrison 1B
8. Mike Zunino C
9. Brad miller / Chris Taylor SS

Rotation:
1. Felix Hernandez
2. Cole Hamels
3. Hisashi Iwakuma
4. Tiajuan Walker
5. J.A. Happ

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That package won't cut it. More like DJ Peterson, Paxton, Austin Wilson, John Hicks, and Bradley Miller.

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