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  1. Y2Jimmy0

    Zack Wheeler Thread

    I wrote about Zack Wheeler today if anyone is interested: https://southsidehitpen.com/2019/11/12/picks-to-click-free-agent-starters/
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    Rick Hahn's Resume as GM

    I think we'll look back at the drafts as positive personally. Go back and look at the drafts from 2000-2010. The Tatis trade was horrible but that's what happens when your superiors choose to "go for it" when not prioritizing scouting and development and building a farm system. You end up trading guys like Tatis prematurely because the infrastructure created cannot handle a "go for it" mentality. I think it was his idea to get Jon Jay and Yonder Alonso. He really wanted Manny Machado and he thought that was his only option considering his owner wouldn't be the highest bidder in the end.
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    Rick Hahn's Resume as GM

    I am of the belief that Hahn/KW added Jay and Alonso because they knew their owner wouldn't be the highest bidder. They knew that the player wanted $300 million. They couldn't go there. And yes, Kenny is very involved. He's the Executive VP of the organization. Hahn has lots of autonomy and handles the day to day responsibilities of the club. If trades are made and free agents are signed though, you better believe Kenny is on board.
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    Rick Hahn's Resume as GM

    It was absolutely not his call to accelerate it. You honestly believe that it was Rick Hahn's idea to add during that 2014 off-season instead of continuing on a "rebuilding" path after the Abreu signing?
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    Rick Hahn's Resume as GM

    Rick Hahn hasn't maximized the available resources that have been afforded to him. This is a triumvirate though and it's tough to pin any singular move on Rick Hahn specifically. They don't spend in the international market but that's because the owner is risk averse in regards to forking over $$ to 16-years olds. The club's pro scouting operation is horrendous and they've wasted money in recent years, albeit in years they were attempting to lose on purpose, on players that didn't recoup much value. Last off-season is the perfect example. The Manny Machado miss is not Rick Hahn's fault. Hahn would have just paid Machado 10/310 but that's wasn't his call. On the other hand, he can absolutely be blamed for the Kelvin Herrera signing for example. The Sox are run like a mob family. Hahn handles the day to day and takes the arrows generally while KW still makes many of the decisions and Reinsdorf provides the budget but is never heard from. I think we'd all prefer a different front office but the owner is by far the biggest issue.
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    Rick Hahn's Resume as GM

    Which part of last off-season?
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    Angels decline $14 million option on Kole Calhoun

    Palka is out of options. He'll be gone.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    They don't act like one but they are in fact a large market team. Major League Baseball does not afford them the same perks afforded to small market clubs. They don't get extra international money and they don't receive competitive balance draft picks. The signing of QO free agents costs them a 2nd round pick. They are a large market team. They should start acting like it.
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    JDM staying in Boston

    He wouldn't cost much in trade. Boston needs to cut the money and they'd only receive a pick after the 2nd round when he signs elsewhere.
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    JDM staying in Boston

    Then they can just trade for him.
  11. Y2Jimmy0

    2020 MLB Draft Thread

    They didn't take Alek Thomas because Allen Thomas didn't want them to. The family had a deal worked out with Arizona.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    I gotcha. I agree there. I'd take the under on $150 million but they only have $14.8 million committed to next year. I anticipate quite a bit of spending.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    Theyrecently received $50 million from MLB advanced media and they're getting $1 million per game on NBC Sports Chicago. They have plenty of money.
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    A Realistic Offseason

    They'll trade him if he doesn't opt-out though. Opting out at least lets him choose his destination.
  15. Oh okay. Yeah I definitely didn't write that in the article. I think it means that in past years, the 11th pick would be a disappointment due to winning so many meaningless games. This year it's fine because of how they got those wins.