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  1. https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/red-sox/teammates-prepare-life-without-betts-we-dont-think-theyre-going-be-able-afford-mookie If the red sox are really going to wave the white flag on betts, they will likely trade him this offseason. Betts has a year remaining. I assume he will try free agency. And yet, and yet. After trout and arenado signed extensions and the other extensions that followed, I have to wonder if the number hits the right point whether it should be assumed betts gets to FA. And for me mookie is a guy you say how high for. But that's with payroll. UInlike when we talked of trading for machado, next year could legitimately be a winning team with betts immediately. How much is that cost of a year? With the availability of second baseman - madrigal is definitely preferable. But Vaughn is also just a 1b, and the yankees got an .850 ops dh for basically nothing. The elephant in the room of course is the white sox ownership. Hypothetically, i'd part with some pieces that we expect to be on a winning sox team for the year of betts + hope of signing him long term. But he will break records on the deal or come close. He should not get a home town discount. And when that hangs over it...it would be impossible to judge if they suddenly traded for him. There would be too much uncertainty that they will have judged his market correctly and will inevitably stick to their number and be bewildered when he signs elsewhere. Anyway, mookie betts is great.
  2. I think Yelich benefitted from the juiced ball...but just in terms of his gaudy Hr totals. Still am Mvp level jump
  3. https://www.mlb.com/news/mlb-offseason-potential-scenarios heres a bad article that has Betts to White Sox. The Texas for Bryant deal is terrible.
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    Jimenez doesn’t want to DH until mid 30’s

    And you think they would make less if they played the field? Because the player that made the most in total guaranteed money on that list signed still playing the field. How much does Giancarlo Stanton make? Congrats though on getting to make a list of players.
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    2020 White Sox Team Builder

    FYI updated for abreu/osich/goins/smith
  6. EDIT: there was a bug in the first spreadsheet summing up previous AAV, this latest version is corrected. I was getting annoyed having to go across multiple sites to remember the post-salary arbitration budgets and where we were at, so I put together this google sheet where you can "build" your 2020 team and it will keep track of your budget on the Salary Totals page. Steps: - Click link to copy Google Sheet into your account https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1S_GkRq9r-NZaYnyAKsUfEFEg0Lm3BGzF1B5qUVxa-iY/copy - Pick the players you are going to tender/non-tender - Select Free Agents to sign (Note that I have pre-filled 2020 salaries for all of them, which gets summed into your salary thread). This also came from SPOTRAC and I noticed some weird omissions so please alert me to any missing ones. - Trade builder is also available with a select number of players - Salary Totals gives your 2020 team salary Go ahead and try it out and let me know what you think! Hopefully this helps cut down on the work. I tried to make a "roster" tab that would fill the FAs into the depth chart but that was too hard. NOTE: I'd really like to crowdsource the free agent salaries. THis table came from spotrac, where their Market Value metric was available I used it. But Starting pitching and relief pitching was quite hard, so I'd love to tease those out for any enterprising poster who wants to add theirs and we can average them. PM me if anyone does it.
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    Jimenez doesn’t want to DH until mid 30’s

    EEs contract was quite low. He turned down 4/80 from the blue jays only to get 3/60 on the market. And JDM still played RF. great examples.
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    Zack Wheeler Thread

    They could just trade him in year 4.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    Man Hunter passed the eye test, that's a bit surprising to me. White has probably had some easier assignments than him.
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    Cole or Strasburg?

    JR has entered a rebuild and traded with the cubs several times while owner. Hahn's checklist gimmick is idiotic. If he believes those checklist items align with winning then he needs to explain why they hadn't done them before. If he thinks they aren't, then why should we care? It's meatball theatre.
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    Cole or Strasburg?

    Except aligns 100% with 30 years of public declarations and actions that JR hates long term deals with pitchers.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    all of fegan's pieces the last week and a half have been excellent.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    Since this is the Coby White thread...this kid has a motor on offense even without the ball. It's so helpful for that second unit.
  14. Astroball had an entire chapter on this, about Beltran catching his “tip”. I 100% think it’s bullshit now.
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    Grandal

    This is great analysis on Castellanos, who...actually had a worse year in 2019 than 2018. His improvement largely coincided with moving to the cubs, where he moved out of a power suppressing stadium and his numbers shot up. That aligns with his own and others beliefs that he may be a better offensive player outside detroit. But his home run numbers weren't much different than his career last year, he just had a ton of doubles.
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    Trade Candidates: SP

    Man has there ever been a time recently where there hasn't been the obvious SP trade candidate?
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    Sox issue qualifying offer to Abreu

    That's good.
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    Sox issue qualifying offer to Abreu

    Is Jose allowed to talk to other teams while he decides or is that tampering?
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    Sox issue qualifying offer to Abreu

    Yeah. I think we often put ourselves in management's shoes as we constantly want to stay competitive. But Jose has been a damn champ. I think his GW Grand Slam against the rays in 14 was one of my fav white sox memories.
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    Sox issue qualifying offer to Abreu

    As we mull how productive he can be in the future just want to state that I love Jose and I really hope he gets a playoff game as a white sox.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    This assumes a full season from every starter which is a terrible assumption. You are ensuring you do not have a dropoff of a 2 WAR pitcher to a -2WAR pitcher because there is no depth behind Lopez. There is a reason why analytics liked teams like the Mets last year, they had a ton of depth to prevent any massive fall-off despite not a lot of high-end talent. The white sox would finally have a lot of pitching depth if they brought in two 4 WAR pitchers. It's a big help to making the playoffs regardless of the playoff winning formula.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    smart move by him. Hope it pays off for him, players gotta get the idiotic QO system out next time.
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    Grandal

    eh, these gm meetings are always a bust. The others are represented by Boras, who has been open to every microphone.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    One quibble - no to weiters.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Not to make the playoffs. I also dislike approach of caring about total spend. We should worry more about fitting individual yearly budgets into place. Adding Ryu and Wheeler at that price is still a very affordable rotation, and both have potential for very high ceiling years (and also not playing).
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