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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:17 pm 
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Harrison is so uninspiring.

Pretty sure Flores can bat 272/.339/.432 at a 1/3 of the cost.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
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We’re about to find out what Shaw will cost.

The Cubs are “moving quickly” to sign free agent reliever Brandon Morrow, Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports (Twitter link). The two sides are “closing in” on an agreement, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
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$10-11m for morrow per year...

This would be a good year to wait out the market on second basemen. I think Tigers will become desperate to move the salary eventually and the prices on Harrison and Kipnis will likely be prohibitive.

Cain will be interesting to watch.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
PostPosted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:52 pm 
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Ralf wrote:
We’re about to find out what Shaw will cost.

The Cubs are “moving quickly” to sign free agent reliever Brandon Morrow, Bruce Levine of 670thescore.com reports (Twitter link). The two sides are “closing in” on an agreement, Jon Heyman of FanRag tweets.

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Will eagerly await for all other good bullpen moves to be made so the Mets can start moving.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
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Moving fast.

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Free-agent reliever Luke Gregerson in agreement with #STLCards on two-year, $11M contract with a vesting option, sources tell The Athletic. Deal is pending a physical.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
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I know Matz is going to break my heart, but I'm going down with the ship on him.

Any trade where he has a reasonably healthy career is a bad trade.


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Agreed.

Except for the break my heart part. The Mets have done a sufficiently good job at breaking any sort of emotional attachment I may have once had for them. At this point it's solely habit that I check what they're doing.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
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Also why aren't we/they/anyone just handing 2b to TJ "All. I. Do. Is. Hit. Line. Drives. Everywhere." Rivera?

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
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Moving fast.

Rosenthal
Free-agent reliever Luke Gregerson in agreement with #STLCards on two-year, $11M contract with a vesting option, sources tell The Athletic. Deal is pending a physical.


Seems like a pretty good gamble by the cards. Gregerson had a down year last year but 2 years 11 is a bargain if he returns close to 2016 numbers. Contracts so far this off-sea seem more fair/average than overpriced.

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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
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$10-11m for morrow per year...


This more or less validates Shaw at about $8M per. I wonder if anyone will give him that 4th year.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
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Cain will be interesting to watch.



Cain gets interesting if he falls into our price range.

That is not an endorsement.


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 Post subject: Re: Winter Meetings (Attempt II)
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Moving fast.

Rosenthal
Free-agent reliever Luke Gregerson in agreement with #STLCards on two-year, $11M contract with a vesting option, sources tell The Athletic. Deal is pending a physical.


Gregerson was my fave target this offseason. Has been as good as any of these second tier guys in the past- had a poor ERA (for him) but everything else looked fine this year- and he’s gonna cost 1/3-1/2 of these others.

Oh well.

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Also why aren't we/they/anyone just handing 2b to TJ "All. I. Do. Is. Hit. Line. Drives. Everywhere." Rivera?


He’s out til mid season. Might be one reason.


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