2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread

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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#101 » by Da Schwab » Wed Dec 9, 2015 5:18 pm

Higga wrote:Diamondbacks are gonna be this years Padres.

Braves are just completely tanking. They may as well trade Freeman at this point.


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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#102 » by Quake Griffin » Wed Dec 9, 2015 5:31 pm

Higga wrote:Diamondbacks are gonna be this years Padres.

Braves are just completely tanking. They may as well trade Freeman at this point.

I wouldn't go that far.

They're about equal in terms of making poor trades for value.
But the Diamondbacks roster is nowhere near as poorly constructed as the Padres was and that's not a variable that can be looked over.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#103 » by High 5 » Wed Dec 9, 2015 5:43 pm

Higga wrote:Diamondbacks are gonna be this years Padres.

Braves are just completely tanking. They may as well trade Freeman at this point.


What did you think last season was when we traded Upton, Heyward, and Kimbrel? This is just a continuation of that plan.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#104 » by Cactus Jack » Wed Dec 9, 2015 5:56 pm

Adam Lind. Will have guys that can actually get on base. Me like. :D
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#105 » by Da Schwab » Wed Dec 9, 2015 6:03 pm

Quake Griffin wrote:
Higga wrote:Diamondbacks are gonna be this years Padres.

Braves are just completely tanking. They may as well trade Freeman at this point.

I wouldn't go that far.

They're about equal in terms of making poor trades for value.
But the Diamondbacks roster is nowhere near as poorly constructed as the Padres was and that's not a variable that can be looked over.


Yeah, gotta think about how there were virtually no pieces to work with in San Diego before last season. At least the D'backs have guys like Goldy, Yasmany Tomas and AJ Pollock. There's a foundation to build around, and now they have two very good pitchers to hold down the top of the rotation.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#106 » by Stanford » Wed Dec 9, 2015 7:16 pm

I wouldn't live in a house built on the foundation of Yasmany Tomas. Dude was terrible.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#107 » by Da Schwab » Wed Dec 9, 2015 7:40 pm

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He's definitely not the blest, but he's definitely not the blurst.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#108 » by Quake Griffin » Thu Dec 10, 2015 2:32 am

"When you look at Shelby Miller, you're looking at a guy who was traded for Jason Heyward, who is worth $200 million"

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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#109 » by Higga » Thu Dec 10, 2015 4:51 pm

High 5 wrote:
Higga wrote:Diamondbacks are gonna be this years Padres.

Braves are just completely tanking. They may as well trade Freeman at this point.


What did you think last season was when we traded Upton, Heyward, and Kimbrel? This is just a continuation of that plan.


I mean at some point you gotta choose some guys to build around. Unless you just wanna be the 76ers of MLB.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#110 » by Latrell » Thu Dec 10, 2015 7:04 pm

Well the A's sure gave up on Lawrie pretty quick. After trading the league MVP for him.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#111 » by ATL Boy » Fri Dec 11, 2015 12:38 am

Higga wrote:
High 5 wrote:
Higga wrote:Diamondbacks are gonna be this years Padres.

Braves are just completely tanking. They may as well trade Freeman at this point.


What did you think last season was when we traded Upton, Heyward, and Kimbrel? This is just a continuation of that plan.


I mean at some point you gotta choose some guys to build around. Unless you just wanna be the 76ers of MLB.

We're building around Freeman, great pitching, and hopefully (if pans out) Swanson.

Coppolela and Hart tore down a team that could never win it all, acquired a lot of good pitching prospects, now I think the plan is to flip some of those prospects into good position players the way we just did with Miller.

To tear everything down is a dirty job that requires guts, with all the fan backlash to follow. But at the end of the day we'll be better for it.


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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#112 » by High 5 » Fri Dec 11, 2015 5:43 pm

Heyward on the Nats would bum me out. They could actually make the playoffs with him on the team.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#113 » by Da Schwab » Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:24 pm

Stop it, Theo.

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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#114 » by Stanford » Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:28 pm

The suffering might be over.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#115 » by Quake Griffin » Fri Dec 11, 2015 9:37 pm

Dunno whether or not the Cubs will cash in on all these offseason moves but the Cardinals certainly are weaker.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#116 » by Cactus Jack » Sun Dec 13, 2015 2:01 am

St. Louis will still find a way to make the playoffs. Pretty much a given every year. NL Central best in baseball.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#117 » by Higga » Mon Dec 14, 2015 7:16 pm

Damn I really wanted Heyward. Would have been a perfect fit: lefty bat with some pop that plays great defense. Nats actually offered him more money but his Cubs deal gives him an opt out after three years so he can hit FA again before he's 30. Smart move.

We've done a good job retooling our pen but still need a legit closer and another bat or two. Based on years past I think Rizzo has a big out of nowhere move up his sleeve.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#118 » by Quake Griffin » Mon Dec 14, 2015 10:06 pm

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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#119 » by Stanford » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:26 pm

Quake Griffin wrote:Can't buy chemistry


The Dodgers could just pay Puig to go away. That would help chemistry.
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Re: 2015-2016 MLB Offseason Thread 

Post#120 » by Arda K » Tue Dec 15, 2015 1:23 pm

Giants get cueto, lets hope he performs next two years then opts out
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