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    MLB cheating scandal

    That's the most terrifying thought ever....
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    MLB cheating scandal

    So far today "#FireManfred" and "#FireGarPax" have trended on Twitter and I think that's just great.
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    MLB cheating scandal

    If we can take one more thing from Correa making up a BS lie about a tattoo, it’s that this is already getting to them.
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    MLB cheating scandal

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    MLB cheating scandal

    No you missed not autocorrect error, otherwise you’re on track.
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    MLB cheating scandal

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    MLB cheating scandal

    This is the most convincing bit suggesting that Altuve probably was wearing something.
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    MLB cheating scandal

    at some point in MLB, someone is going to press charges against a pitcher for throwing at a batter. It meets all legal definitions of assault. I wonder if this could be the year.
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    What would it take to get Nolan Arenado?

    That’s correct.
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    What would it take to get Nolan Arenado?

    Quintana no, they could have not picked up his option if they wanted salary relief that badly. Heyward yes.
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    MLB cheating scandal

    He could strip that title.
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    MLB cheating scandal

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    MLB cheating scandal

    One of two things is true. Either people in glass houses are throwing an awful lot of rocks or the whole league is genuinely pissed right now. So far it seems like the latter. If NYY or LAD or Wash were doing something like this, they would really be setting up to have someone call them out. Instead everyone’s like “ok now it’s all out there and we knew it but no one believed us.”
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    Betts to Dodgers

    You realize that the extension argument is extra silly since it is also possible to "Sign guys as free agents"?
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    Joc Pederson thoughts

    I assumed this was going to be pictures of Joc Pederson captioned by things he is imagining. "If I push enough air into my cheeks I can inflate them to scare away predators".
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    Someone would have to want one of those players. As of now, the Bulls are where you wind up when you are expendable.
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    2019-2020 Official NBA Thread

    Well, that answers the question about whether to consider extending him this year.
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    Betts to Dodgers

    The articles this morning mentioned both shoulder and elbow issues for Graterol, and if he's got a shoulder problem that I wasn't fully detailed on I might hesitate too. Delaying because you got cold feet after you already bit the bullet and announced the trade so that your fans had to see the commentary for 2 days...that'd be silly.
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    Betts to Dodgers

    Frankly, that would have been a better result than what this organization has done for the last decade. But more seriously - -if you're using prospect capital in trades, it should not be low reward trades. When you are bringing back people with limited amounts of control (Betts, Mazara), you ought to be doing so when you are acquiring a key piece or two for a team that is already close enough that this move has a good chance of putting you over the top the very next year. It shouldn't be a "hey maybe this time it'll work out" gamble, and that's the type of move we specialize in. Betts would have been a great get for us, but even the optimists aren't 100% sure where this team will be next year, so giving up prospect resources for him would be a mistake. Mazara might be a great get for him, but even the optimists aren't saying that he's the guy who was going to put us over the top next year. Pederson would have been a great get for us...and the return the Angels have sent to the Dodgers appears so weak that even I couldn't complain about losing it while following that set of rules.
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    Betts to Dodgers

    "The odds that ______ has as much of an impact as ______" is probably 10% or less. Tatis and Shields, Semien and Samardzija, Bassitt and Samardzija, Montas and Frazier, Hudson and Jackson, a pile of money and Teahen. I mean, you say it enough times and it's got to be correct eventually right? The flaw in "becoming obsessed with a guy who has limited control and overpaying for him because it's not likely to hurt us" has been so well illustrated that we had to rebuild for 3 years because of it. You're probably correct this time...because that statement can't be wrong every single time we do this trade.
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    Betts to Dodgers

    Note that I did not say "There's no development left for Mazara", that's the phrase you made up. In the post you replied to I literally said "Even if it works out this time", I literally left open the possibility you said I ignored. Even if there is development left for Mazara, it's giving up the 6 years of control to get a "might get better" guy who we only control for 2 years is the mistake. Because that's what sets it up to bite us. Even if Mazara shows substantial development - he's more expensive next year and then gone. And even if Walker shows no development and this case works out well, the reward is limited because he has only 2 years of control. That's how you do low reward, moderate risk moves. And yeah, the odds are that this one won't bite us in the tail, but that's because the last several of these have bitten us so badly that we're due for luck.
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    Betts to Dodgers

    All of that would be true and reasonable but at the same time giving up minor league talent that you could control for 6+ years for that gamble is a mistake even if it works out this time. We've heard that same story before about how the guys we give up won't come back to bite us, and then it's true until it catastrophically wasn't.
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    Betts to Dodgers

    Oh and Encarnacion since you have to come up with an extra $40 million.
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    Betts to Dodgers

    The White Sox were not in a position to part with Madrigal alone. Do this deal without Vaughn, Madrigal, Kopech, Jiminez, Cease, Robert, Moncada, or Giolito.
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