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2015 MLB Off Season Thread

Discussion in 'Other Sports' started by leroy, Dec 10, 2014.

  1. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    There's been some decent sized moves so far (Ramirez and Sandoval to the Sox) but the Cubbies just went big...

    Jon Lester changes Cubs Course

    6 yrs, $155 million. This was hours apart from them trading for Miguel Montero, too.

    This should kick start the rest of the free agent market, too. Shields and Scherzer still out there and now the market is set.
     
  2. ItsMyFault

    ItsMyFault Contributing Member

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    Love the signing obviously.

    Guessing the Cubs are going to sign a bat as well.
     
  3. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    I'm not sure I want to live in a world where the Cubs are relevant.
     
  4. ItsMyFault

    ItsMyFault Contributing Member

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    You'll be alright. The world is not going to end.
     
  5. Buck Turgidson

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    They're relevant for a couple of years every decade or so, they're due.

    Also, when they're good-ish it just makes the inevitable Cubbing of their season all the more enjoyable.
     
  6. Rocketman95

    Rocketman95 Hangout Boy

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    You have no way of know if this is a true statement or not.
     
  7. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    1908 - Cubs win World Series
    1914 - World War I starts

    1938 - Cubs make it to the World Series, losing to the Tigers
    1939 - World War II starts

    These are the facts and I do not believe them to be coincidences.
     
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  8. ItsMyFault

    ItsMyFault Contributing Member

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    Except this wont be for a couple of years out of a decade. This management and owner might be the best the Cubs have ever had, period. Nothing from the past should apply.

    Well then, hopefully the Cubs are the last team ever to win a World Series before the world ends. ;)
     
  9. J.R.

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    Jimmy Rollins(PHI) --> Dodgers
    Antonio Bastardo(PHI) --> Pirates
    Andrew Heaney, Kike Hernandez, Chris Hatcher, Austin Barnes(MIA) --> <-- Dee Gordon, Dan Haren(Dodgers)
     
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    Great trade for the Dodgers... Andrew Heaney is a baller, and Dee Gordon had a fluke season. Friedman is kicking a$$ over there.
     
  11. J.R.

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    Friedman and Farhan Zaidi doing work. :eek:

    Jimmy Rollins

    Gordon & Haren --> Andrew Heaney, Enrique Hernandez, Chris Hatcher & Austin Barnes

    Heaney --> Howie Kendrick

    Signed Brandon McCarthy
     
  12. Voice of Aus

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    I domt follow baseball that closely I'm the offseason but can someone give me a grade on how crane went?
     
  13. MadMax

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    I feel like I heard that exact same thing about Lou Pinella at one point.
     
  14. MadMax

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    We're still really early to be giving out grades. They made a couple of nice moves to help improve their bullpen...which was arguably their weakest link last season.
     
  15. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    And with Dusty Baker.
     
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    Wow...the dodgers are making moves
     
  17. leroy

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    Cespedes to the Tigers for Porcello

    Tigers better be careful. They might still lose Scherzer, too. Yes they still have Price but they're banking on Verlander turning it around when all of the signs are that he continues to regress.
     
  18. J.R.

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    Rick Porcello --> Boston
    Yoenis Cespedes, Alex Wilson & Gabe Speier --> Detroit

    Mark Reynolds --> St. Louis (1 yr, $2 mil)

    Kendrys Morales --> Kansas City (2 yrs, $17 mil)

    Justin Masterson --> Boston (1 yr, $9.5 mil)

    Mat Latos --> Miami
    Anthony DeSclafani & Chad Wallach --> Cincinnati

    Alfredo Simon --> Detroit
    Jonathon Crawford & Eugenio Suarez --> Cincinnati

    John Mayberry --> Mets (1 yr, $1.45 mil)

    Matt Kemp, Tim Federowicz, ~$31 million --> San Diego
    Yasmani Grandal, Joe Wieland & Zach Eflin --> Los Angeles

    Ervin Santana --> Twins (4 yrs, $54 mil)
     
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  19. Buck Turgidson

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    This is from the same bunch of folks that blame a 100 year old goat and turn a "cursed" baseball into spaghetti.

    Yeah, nothing from the past applies.

    Cub gonna Cub. I can't wait to see the meltdown, I just wish the Stros could take a meaningful part in it.
     
  20. ItsMyFault

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    Mainly talking about Theo. Him and Friedman are the best in the biz.

    No, this is from me. So, wrong again.

    Poor Stros.
     
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