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The Mets appear to be replacing one Cy Young winner with another.

After losing Jacob deGrom to the Rangers in free agency over the weekend, the Mets are reportedly reaching an agreement with another top free-agent arm in Justin Verlander, a source told MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. SNY's Andy Martino was the first to report the deal. Per MLB Network's Jon Heyman and others, the contract is for two years and $86 million, with a third-year vesting option.

 

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45 minutes ago, HOFHurt35 said:

Now?  In their history of existence, I have not understood them.  Yet they have two championships vs our one during that time. 

Just a weird organization. 

 

well yeah. They had the new ownership group come in, they brought in a ton of the yankees F.O. They seemed to be on a pretty clear rebuild. They had a top ten farm...then Jeter leaves, they seem to stop trying to add, their farm takes a huge hit with max meyer. But this is a world series rotation. They are going to blow it up again?

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6 minutes ago, SoCalChiSox said:

How bout the Dodgers trade for Anderson?

 

If the White Sox were going to commit to a 4-year rebuilding effort I would get it. Someone presented a concept of sending the Dodgers Moncada, Grandal, Giolito, Hendriks, and Anderson earlier this offseason as a way to do a hard restart. The Dodgers could use 4 of those guys, the White Sox would get out from under contracts.

The big problem for the White Sox is they have no one to replace Anderson, at least not this year. Montgomery should not be up this year, even if he has a great year you don't want to push a top prospect up past AA that quickly, and he definitely should not be up in April. If Montgomery had a great year and took over the position in 2024, you might expect it takes him a couple years to get up to his full potential, because that's common everywhere.

So if you trade Anderson, you might get a solid return, but you're taking a step back for 2023 and then following 2023 you start losing pitchers with no one to replace them, so trading away Anderson is to me a full white flag on 2023 and beyond.

And no, they're not trading Anderson and then spending $300 million on Correa or $150 million on Swanson. Not when they're already deferring money to 2024 on Clevinger's deal because they're under such tight constraints for 2023. 

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The Phillies got their star shortstop, agreeing to an 11-year, $300 million deal with Trea Turner on Monday, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The team has not confirmed the deal, which per Feinsand includes a full no-trade clause.

The free-agent shortstop market was loaded this offseason, but it’s difficult to find a player at the premier position who has accomplished more than Turner over the past few seasons.

Since becoming a full-time starter with the Nationals in 2018, Turner has established himself as one of the top hitting shortstops in the Majors. During that span, Turner is the only player in baseball with more than 90 homers and 140 stolen bases. He helped the Nationals win their first World Series in franchise history in ‘19.

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25 minutes ago, Lip Man 1 said:

The Phillies got their star shortstop, agreeing to an 11-year, $300 million deal with Trea Turner on Monday, a source told MLB.com's Mark Feinsand. The team has not confirmed the deal, which per Feinsand includes a full no-trade clause.

The free-agent shortstop market was loaded this offseason, but it’s difficult to find a player at the premier position who has accomplished more than Turner over the past few seasons.

Since becoming a full-time starter with the Nationals in 2018, Turner has established himself as one of the top hitting shortstops in the Majors. During that span, Turner is the only player in baseball with more than 90 homers and 140 stolen bases. He helped the Nationals win their first World Series in franchise history in ‘19.

2024 Payroll

Bryce Harper - $27 million per year

Trea Turner - $27 million per year

Yoan Moncada - $24 million per year

 

Yowza..

 

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7 minutes ago, T R U said:

2024 Payroll

Bryce Harper - $27 million per year

Trea Turner - $27 million per year

Yoan Moncada - $24 million per year

 

Yowza..

 

To me it's pretty clear the White Sox front office is incompetent, dysfunctional and inept. They don't know how to properly allocate the money JR allows them to have. It should be enough given the advantages due to market size to be successful and yet they are failing miserably.

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Just now, Lip Man 1 said:

To me it's pretty clear the White Sox front office is incompetent, dysfunctional and inept. They don't know how to properly allocate the money JR allows them to have. It should be enough given the advantages due to market size to be successful and yet they are failing miserably.

Its crazy to me to look at Bryce Harper's contract and wonder how more teams weren't in on this.

This was a 26 year old absolute superstar, and not one year of this deal eclipsed $30 million per year. Even better, the last 3 years of the deal when he is most likely in decline or declined are only $23 million per year!

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1 minute ago, T R U said:

Its crazy to me to look at Bryce Harper's contract and wonder how more teams weren't in on this.

This was a 26 year old absolute superstar, and not one year of this deal eclipsed $30 million per year. Even better, the last 3 years of the deal when he is most likely in decline or declined are only $23 million per year!

Machado was also 26 and signed for 10 years. Either one would have been a fit 😔

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3 minutes ago, T R U said:

Its crazy to me to look at Bryce Harper's contract and wonder how more teams weren't in on this.

This was a 26 year old absolute superstar, and not one year of this deal eclipsed $30 million per year. Even better, the last 3 years of the deal when he is most likely in decline or declined are only $23 million per year!

Bryce Harper has a great contract. Jerry would have been wise to sign that exact deal. 

It's also likely Jerry wouldn't be around to see the end of it.

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5 minutes ago, Bob Sacamano said:

Either one would have had this fan base excited. But yeah Harper more since he is left-handed bat, RF has been a hole for a while, and Harper would have brought some national attention to the team.

Well the strategery was keeping Moncada at 2b and Machado at 3b. 2b has been a hole for just as long.

Moncada becoming a really good defensive 3b was the thing that made "It should have been Harper" the pick. That wasn't expected. 

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