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    Trevor Bauer Thread

    Initially USAToday
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    Trevor Bauer Thread

    Appears Bauer to Mets
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    MLB 2020-21 off season catch all

    Looks like Bauer to the Mets
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Thats unfortunate because those are two parts to a whole that could turn a deal. If they really like Madrigal and Heuer and we add Stiever + Sheets (they need 1B) and/or Lopez and/or Mercedes, it might get interesting. I'd also consider taking back Avi and his contract. It seems like there are several paths to getting this done but I fear its just smoke. I've been all over Brewers blogs and can't find any chatter about moving Burnes. Hope it happens but not optimistic.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Except he wouldn't be the 4th starter and acquiring him moves Sox to front of the line. Also, I wouldn't speculate on how many innings he will provide based on 2020 and prior to 2020 he was Alec Hansen.
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    Trevor Bauer Thread

    Gotta believe a mutually acceptable deal can be arrived at. Something starting in mid-high 20s w/annual opt-outs for Bauer.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Almost suggests we weren't in on him, which is surprising. Also makes me wonder if Angels are out on Bauer.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Q only $8M to Angels. Hmmm
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Look...obviously I'm a huge Burnes fan. For me, he's the single most impactful pitcher we could possible acquire. He started 2020 in the pen and once he figured it out, he was money...as good or better than DeGrom across most metrics. In my judgement, if we somehow got him, we become odds on favorites to win it all. The comparison to Giolito is to provide perspective on what a potential trade package might look like. Obviously no one is advocating we trade Gio a package headlined by a Madrigal/Lopez/won't interest the Brewers any more than it would the Sox. Trade value aside though, in my opinion Burnes is the better pitcher and will outperform Gio in '21, assuming they both stay healthy. We can take it offline if anyone cares to wager. G'night.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    In response to an earlier comment, here are 2020 stat lines for 3 pitchers. Guessing you can identify the three. IP ERA BB/9 K/9 WHIP 59.2 2.11 3.6 13.27 1.02 72.1 3.48 3.48 12.07 1.04 68 2.38 2.38 13.76 0.96
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Like I said, I don't have respective contract info to compare so allow me to revise my statement. If a game needs to be won, I'll take Burnes and you can have Gio. I know thats not very scientific but Burnes is the better pitcher. Only time will tell but you come up with the metrics for '21 and I'll put my money where my mouth is.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    You pick the relevant metrics to compare Burnes and Gio in 2021.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Thanks CWS. Thats exactly what I'm saying lest there be any confusion.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    I'm not just proclaiming it. I'll bet on it.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Put your money where your mouth is
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Don't really have contract info handy but I'm basing my comment on 'stuff'. Burnes is better than Gio.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    So rediculous I'll happily wager based upon whatever metrics you want to measure by in 2020 AND 2021.
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    the Corbin Burnes thread **on ice***

    Guys - I've been banging the Burnes drum for months. Unfortunately I can't envision any scenario whereby Brewers trade him. That said, if he stays healthy (big if), he can put together a Shane Bieber like season. He is that fucking good. He's better than Giolito. What would it take for the Sox to consider trading Giolito? The answer to taht is where the package starts for Burnes.
  19. Wow! poor Gray can't escape NYC
  20. But do we really know what /who we are willing to trade? There has been speculation based on member preferences...'we can part with him but no way can we part with so and so' but its generally the same names in different packages. If our goal is to win it all and we believe are 1 ace pitcher away, maybe we should broaden our list of untouchables. I also believe we can do business with Reds (Castillo/Gray) if we agreed to take on Moustakas or Castellanos, which would obviously increase payroll but also lower the prospect capital.
  21. When you lay it out like this and contemplate how the team is currently put together, you can make a case for how the difference in who they bring in (and amt. of cash outlay and/or prospect capital required) will likely determine the overall postseason outlook. That is to say Bauer gives us a better than fighting chance to compete in a WS in '21. Similarly, some of the names suggested as trade targets...Castillo, Marquez, Woodruff, Burnes, etc. provide the same likelihood. Everyone else is a crapshoot. For me its that simple.
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    Musgrove to Padres

    Not sure what's going on in SD. They are a relatively small market team. With Musgrove, their payroll creeps into the $175Mish range. They are wheeling and dealing as if they know something no one else knows. Maybe they are counting on an increase in team value comensurate with increased W/L success or maybe they feel the pandemic is fading and gate receipts will rebound in 2021. Preller/Padres are zigging when everyone else seems to be zagging and that might pay off nicely or ????
  23. Wouldn't those dollars be better spent on a pitcher?
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    In theory, we could add Castillo and Moustakas to '21 payroll (@$19M) and solve for stud pitcher AND LH bat who can play 2B/3B. Not sure what prospect cost would look like and Moustakas' contract goes 2 more years at $16 and $18M plus $4M buyout/option in '24. Does that qualify as 'all in?'
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    Trade Whispers - Starting Pitchers

    I like Castillo as a trade target but even if we led with Kopech, Madrigal and Heuer, we'd still be light. There is a scenario whereby the Reds want to dump salary and look to include Moustakes or Castellanos, in which case we a team willing to take on salary might get a deal done. Not the White Sox MO but at least in the discussion.
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