2018 Baseball Season

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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby Blue&White » Mon May 14, 2018 10:29 am

Alex Cora sucks. Mickey Callaway sucks. Baseball sucks. Everything and everyone just sucks. Is it football season yet?

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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby PSUgrower » Mon May 14, 2018 3:25 pm

FIghtin Phils getting it done. World Series bound!! Cy Young for Nola!

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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby Crowbar » Tue May 15, 2018 5:16 am

On top of that, there is an article on NJ.com indicating the Phillies are interested in making a trade to get Cole Hamels back. I know a lot of the rumors are just fluff, but I think the article had some valid points why this could be realistic.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby sameoldlama » Tue May 15, 2018 9:22 am

Phils should be after Machado and a closer - like now.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby psudelco » Tue May 15, 2018 1:07 pm

I believe they are waiting til after the season to swaddle Machado in millions of dollars as for closer Neris was 27of 29 last year and they have a bunch of young hard throwers in the bullpen and minors so I don't see that happening. Nola is off to a great start and combined with Arrieta gives the Phils a chance to win every start

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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby sameoldlama » Tue May 15, 2018 1:26 pm

If you go after Machado now and can work a sign and trade deal you avoid being in a bidding war and he is a 5 tool player - he improves your O and D which by default makes your pitching better. May also keep him away from NL rivals.

After a somewhat dark period for Philly sports the future is sure looking good for Eagles, 76ers, Phils. They are all positioned to be competitive for next 5 years.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby Blue&White » Tue May 15, 2018 1:40 pm

If you go after Machado now and can work a sign and trade deal you avoid being in a bidding war and he is a 5 tool player

There is absolutely no chance Machado is going to agree to that, though. At the point the O's deal him he will be a few months away from being a free agent. Why would he possibly give up the opportunity to play the free market?

I guess if the Phillies offered him something like the Robinson Cano contract he would sign that, but the Phillies aren't going to do that.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby psu_dad » Tue May 15, 2018 2:00 pm

Machado is represented by Scott Boras. It would take a Totally Ridiculous offer to sign him before he's a FA, probably larger than any contract in existence now.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby Blue&White » Tue May 15, 2018 2:28 pm

I looked that up and it said he was represented by Dan Lozano of MVP Sports Group. Where did you see he was a Boras client?

Either way, it's not happening.
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Re: 2018 Baseball Season

Postby psu_dad » Tue May 15, 2018 2:48 pm

I read once that Boras got him a great deal when he was in HS and drafted very high in the first round (3rd? 4th?) . He had accepted a college scholarship but changed his mind. I didn't realize he subsequently dropped Boras.

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EDIT: I wasn't mis-remembering. Here is an old Baltimore Sun article that says Boras got him a $5M+ signing bonus out of HS.
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