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Old 11-18-2018, 06:18 PM
 
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I doubt a trade occurs, but rather a NYM extension for a few years.

No one would offer enough. Cubs wanted to center deal around Russell. Baez would likely be required.

Now if Yelich repeats 2018 perhaps he could center a deal involving JD. That's the likely level it would take. Could Brewers afford $30 mill annually on an ace? They do need one.

No one wants NYY deal anymore as Torres was hardly as advertised. Stanton for JD? Hmm..except no money is saved.

Red Sox do not need JD. They have stars required in deal.

LA needs a top of rotation guy, but their stars have faded also.

Mets have no payroll after 2020 season. They have no need to trade JD. JD gets the Wright money inflated for median salary changes since his max annual payroll amount.

Everyone on 2019 roster is either done w contract by 2020 or kids like Rosario and Conforto who are still inexpensive.
Dodgers have Walker Buehler as a top of the rotation guy & it will be interesting to see how well Urias does after not being a SP last year due to injury. If both of those guys can be as good as they think they can that's a very strong #1 #2 punch. Then you have Kershaw. Granted he's not the same as 3-4 years ago but as a #3 he'd be very strong.
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Old 11-18-2018, 08:16 PM
 
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Dodgers have Walker Buehler as a top of the rotation guy & it will be interesting to see how well Urias does after not being a SP last year due to injury. If both of those guys can be as good as they think they can that's a very strong #1 #2 punch. Then you have Kershaw. Granted he's not the same as 3-4 years ago but as a #3 he'd be very strong.
LA would not hesitate to spend more. If Az would trade w them, they would take Greinke back. They will not.
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:49 AM
 
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Dodgers have Walker Buehler as a top of the rotation guy & it will be interesting to see how well Urias does after not being a SP last year due to injury. If both of those guys can be as good as they think they can that's a very strong #1 #2 punch. Then you have Kershaw. Granted he's not the same as 3-4 years ago but as a #3 he'd be very strong.

It's hard to know what will happen with Kershaw. He isn't as dominant as he was, but 26 starts, 2.73 ERA, 1.04 WHIP . . . He still might be very good.



In addition to Buehler, Kershaw, and Urias (hopefully), the Dodgers have Wood, Hill, Ryu, Stripling (21 starts. 3.02 ERA, 1.19 WHIP), and Maeda, though they'll probably keep Maeda in the bullpen.


Maybe Statz was referring to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim.
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Old 11-19-2018, 10:11 AM
 
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LA would not hesitate to spend more. If Az would trade w them, they would take Greinke back. They will not.
They actually have already stated they intend to stay under the luxury tax.
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Old 11-19-2018, 01:22 PM
 
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The Washington Nationals have agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with free-agent catcher Kurt Suzuki, according to multiple reports.

Suzuki, 35, would get $4 million next year and $6 million in 2020, up from $3.5 million last season, his second with the Atlanta Braves.
Washington Nationals reach 2-year deal with Kurt Suzuki

The linked article states that Suzuki was "strong defensively." I do not know on what the author based that, if he was strong defensively it would show up in the numbers and the numbers, according to Baseball Prospectus, aren't good. Kurt was 5.5 defensive runs below the average ML catcher in 2018.
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:08 PM
 
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James Paxton to the Yankees. The rich get richer.
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Old 11-19-2018, 05:46 PM
 
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This year's Hall of Fame ballot features 20 first timers, headed by Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay. Others of note are Andy Pettitte, Michael Young, Miguel Tejada and Todd Helton.

Holdovers in their last year of writer eligibility are Edgar Martinez and Fred McGriff. Barry Bonds and Rogers Clemens are being voted on for the 7th time, support for them reached 57% last year.

Rivera is an obvious first ballot selection, but I don't see any of the other newcomers making it in their first year, or at all for that matter. That only one newbie will be elected probably boosts the chances of Edgar Martinez (70% last time) and Mike Mussina (63.3% last vote)

Everyone on the ballot:

Rick Ankiel

Jason Bay

Lance Berkman

Barry Bonds

Roger Clemens

Freddy García

Jon Garland

Travis Hafner

Roy Halladay

Todd Helton

Andruw Jones

Jeff Kent

Ted Lilly

Derek Lowe

Edgar Martínez

Fred McGriff

Mike Mussina

Darren Oliver

Roy Oswalt

Andy Pettitte

Juan Pierre

Plácido Polanco

Manny Ramírez

Mariano Rivera

Scott Rolen

Curt Schilling

Gary Sheffield

Sammy Sosa

Miguel Tejada

Omar Vizquel

Billy Wagner

Larry Walker

Vernon Wells

Kevin Youkilis

Michael Young
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Old 11-19-2018, 11:25 PM
 
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The Brewers will not get Moustakas back...Jonathan Schoop showed nothing, so they may have to make a deal or sign someone to play second for a couple of years until their great prospect Keston Hiura is ready.
How about Jed Lowrie...he makes sense on a two year---$20-25 M deal.
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Old 11-19-2018, 11:45 PM
 
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The linked article states that Suzuki was "strong defensively." I do not know on what the author based that, if he was strong defensively it would show up in the numbers and the numbers, according to Baseball Prospectus, aren't good. Kurt was 5.5 defensive runs below the average ML catcher in 2018.

I saw that same statement somewhere a few days ago, maybe on MLB Trade Rumors. Someone got it wrong, and someone else picked up the misinformation.


I also saw Greinke listed as 25 somewhere.
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Old 11-20-2018, 04:33 AM
 
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This year's Hall of Fame ballot features 20 first timers, headed by Mariano Rivera and Roy Halladay. Others of note are Andy Pettitte, Michael Young, Miguel Tejada and Todd Helton.
Of these, in addition to Rivera, I think Halladay has a shot at first ballot. I'm not sure if his death would impact voters one way or the other. I also think Pettitte has a chance to get in, though unlikely on the first ballot. Playing in NY gave him lots of postseason opportunities and he performed reasonably well in the playoffs.

Tejada and Helton both had HoF stretches to their careers for 6-7 seasons, but overall didn't sustain them long enough. Helton also has the Coors Field factor against him. Young was probably more consistent but not as high achieving.
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