2017-18 baseball off season

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Re: 2017-18 baseball off season

Postby Blue&White » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:33 pm

Hey dad

Here is an early Christmas present for you.

You're welcome.

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Re: 2017-18 baseball off season

Postby psu_dad » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:41 pm

"Do I think I can manage the Yankees? Sure, but I'm not gonna get a chance to manage the Yankees," Francesa said to a caller

Who was the caller? VInny from Queens or Tony from Massapequa?

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Re: 2017-18 baseball off season

Postby Blue&White » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:47 pm

Word out of Miami is the Marlins told Stanton that if he doesn't waive his no-trade clause and allow them to move him, they will trade every bit of talent around him to meet their payroll requirements and he can basically take the field with a bunch of AAA players for the rest of his career and sit in the basement. I don't think the message was quite that direct, but that sure sounds like the implication.

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Re: 2017-18 baseball off season

Postby psu_dad » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:41 pm

I doubt that will work. Stanton and his agent had to know that his contract would be an enormous burden on the Marlins when they first signed it. And that cutting back elsewhere would be inevitable. They didn't care then. They won't care now.

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Re: 2017-18 baseball off season

Postby Blue&White » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:46 pm

Well, now he has the contract so why would he turn down a trade to a team that could win? I suspect his response is going to be "come to me and let me know where you want to send me and I'll decide then". If they come back with the Reds, he may say "screw off". But, the Dodgers or Yankees may get his attention.

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Re: 2017-18 baseball off season

Postby psu_dad » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:56 pm

Sure, but that's the whole point of the no-trade clause. He gets to decide. My point was that he's not going to (universally) waive that clause.

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Re: 2017-18 baseball off season

Postby Blue&White » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:09 pm

Realistically there are a handful of teams that can take that deal on. The Yankees, the Red Sox, the Dodgers and the Giants and that could be it. The Nationals finances always seem shaky and the reason they couldn't sign Cespedes was they offered him a 5 year deal payable over like 20 years (the "Bonilla Special"). I suppose the Cubs could come up with that much cash but I don't see them doing that and I doubt they need him. The Phillies may be able to scrape that together, but I think even that is a long shot for them. I know they don't have a big payroll at present but that is a huge amount of coin for a franchise who's fan base stopped showing up the last few years. That place is filled when they are good but it's a ghost town when they are not. And, while the Phillies are improving, Stanton won't turn them into winners overnight. So, they would have to eat a lot of cash for a few years. I can't think of anyone else coming up with that much cash.

So, given there are few suitors for his services, and given they are all potential contenders, I can't imagine they can't send him to a team that wants him. I keep reading the Giants have the most interest and maybe that's the problem. The Giants are the worst of the teams I've heard mentioned. Maybe he's holding out for the Dodgers (who may not be interested). I can't imagine he just wants to wallow away in Miami for 10 years.

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Re: 2017-18 baseball off season

Postby psu_dad » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:01 pm

He's young, rich and he lives in a outrageous luxury penthouse overlooking Miami Beach. I'm guessing he "wallows" every night. I'm guessing he's knee-deep in wallow.

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Re: 2017-18 baseball off season

Postby Carl Spackler » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:10 am

Maybe we should all chip in for his laundry money as he is so strapped and has to pay for that luxury digs in Miami. If he could only be traded to Minnesota or Denver. I'd say the Pirates but they don't have that kind of money and he would be playing alone, like Bugs Bunny did on famous day. ;)

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Re: 2017-18 baseball off season

Postby Blue&White » Fri Dec 01, 2017 9:12 pm

Yankees hired Aaron Boon as their manager. Tis the season for weird managerial hires.