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Actually, Chris, adding players is relatively easy. In the offseason, you aggressively go after superior talent by offering contracts that are at least competitive in the marketplace. Also, if you ever put a talented team together, you can trade a good player to fill another need. See, Chris, it isn't that hard.

 

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3 hours ago, Highland said:

Actually, Chris, adding players is relatively easy. In the offseason, you aggressively go after superior talent by offering contracts that are at least competitive in the marketplace. Also, if you ever put a talented team together, you can trade a good player to fill another need. See, Chris, it isn't that hard.

 

I didn't think a competitive contract would get an established player to come here for the next couple seasons. Given this team and basically any other team, why come here? 

They would have to offer over competitive deals or get guys with baggage.

It's like all the fans of other teams that think all their GM had to do was call the Sox and get Cease. It's easy. Call Getz, make an offer, and get the guy. Anyone can do it. Yet it didn't happen for most teams. 

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3 minutes ago, Lip Man 1 said:

JR won't last that long. When new ownership arrives Getz will be fired. 

Didn't you see the Monster-verse movies?

They can send JR to in-between world (between the Earth's surface and core) of the dinosaurs and Godzilla/Kong.

When he emerges from underground in 2044, he will still be preserved at the same age as today.

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Washington Nationals (-)

  • Signed to a minor-league deal, Jesse Winker (.341 average, .982 OPS) could be an interesting trade target this summer.

Why did they even bother to acquire DeLoach when they were simply going to waste even more money on Pham/Pillar/Grossman/Phillips, etc.???

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Warning: Incoming Rant

The problem is the lack of finances JR and the board make available for FAs or even big trade acquisitions. The problem is the team owner lying through his teeth about making a quick hire to ensure he had a leg up on the competition because he wanted to remain competitive this year. The problem is the owner scoffs at the idea of paying any player market value. The problem is the owner wants to model himself after small market KC Royals. The problem is the goddamn owner's favorite player is David Eckstein. The problem is the owner doesn't value the fans, their opinions, or their desires. The problem is, the owner has always had this mindset and gotten away with it. He lucked into one world series. He hired Kenny because it would be cheaper than the alternative. He hired Ozzie who was so damn determined to take any job, that he took one where he argued with the GM in the goddamn interview room. The problem was, the owner still allowed the hire because it would still be cheaper than the alternatives. This goddamn owner hired his friend when a WS caliber manager was available. The problem is, that same damn owner won't even hire a competent staff that could hide a lot of his cheapness on the field; he rather hire the cheapest staff that money can hire. The same goddamn owner who only makes 250 of his novelty shakes on gameday because he's too fkn cheap to make any more. "You know the price of a cow went up".

And that's just the owner.

We have a GM who is in over his head. He didn't have credentials to be leading the farm system, yet here he was, leading the farm system. And what did that farm system produce in his time? A whole lot of nothing. Many of his top prospects wouldn't be ranked in the top 25 of other organizations. Why? Well part of the reason why is because the goddamn owner refuses to pay over slot for players and refuses to trade for international money. Why is he here? Because the owner was too cheap and too lazy to go actually find someone worth a damn. So lazy, in fact, that he sought a waiver from MLB to let him just make the hire. His idea of creating a competitive ball club is trading whatever prospects we have for bench players or fringe MLB type. To give playing time to 4A players or contracts to players way past their bedtime and their prime. We have a GM who's okay with knowing that he won't ever be able to spend a dime. And we have that same GM who recommended the piece of s%*# manager.

And who is the manager? The worst manager, coach, leader of any professional sports team in the world. I mean it. I have more confidence in a soccer coach who's never even watched baseball to do a better job leading these men.

 

This organization is a joke, but you know what's more of a joke? Major league baseball. Because to them, as long as the good ole boys club is not interrupted, they could give a s%*# less about competition in their sport. They could care less about fun. It's why you have s%*# popping up in Oakland, and more s%*# popping up in the third biggest city in the nation. 

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53 minutes ago, nitetrain8601 said:

Warning: Incoming Rant

The problem is the lack of finances JR and the board make available for FAs or even big trade acquisitions. The problem is the team owner lying through his teeth about making a quick hire to ensure he had a leg up on the competition because he wanted to remain competitive this year. The problem is the owner scoffs at the idea of paying any player market value. The problem is the owner wants to model himself after small market KC Royals. The problem is the goddamn owner's favorite player is David Eckstein. The problem is the owner doesn't value the fans, their opinions, or their desires. The problem is, the owner has always had this mindset and gotten away with it. He lucked into one world series. He hired Kenny because it would be cheaper than the alternative. He hired Ozzie who was so damn determined to take any job, that he took one where he argued with the GM in the goddamn interview room. The problem was, the owner still allowed the hire because it would still be cheaper than the alternatives. This goddamn owner hired his friend when a WS caliber manager was available. The problem is, that same damn owner won't even hire a competent staff that could hide a lot of his cheapness on the field; he rather hire the cheapest staff that money can hire. The same goddamn owner who only makes 250 of his novelty shakes on gameday because he's too fkn cheap to make any more. "You know the price of a cow went up".

And that's just the owner.

We have a GM who is in over his head. He didn't have credentials to be leading the farm system, yet here he was, leading the farm system. And what did that farm system produce in his time? A whole lot of nothing. Many of his top prospects wouldn't be ranked in the top 25 of other organizations. Why? Well part of the reason why is because the goddamn owner refuses to pay over slot for players and refuses to trade for international money. Why is he here? Because the owner was too cheap and too lazy to go actually find someone worth a damn. So lazy, in fact, that he sought a waiver from MLB to let him just make the hire. His idea of creating a competitive ball club is trading whatever prospects we have for bench players or fringe MLB type. To give playing time to 4A players or contracts to players way past their bedtime and their prime. We have a GM who's okay with knowing that he won't ever be able to spend a dime. And we have that same GM who recommended the piece of s%*# manager.

And who is the manager? The worst manager, coach, leader of any professional sports team in the world. I mean it. I have more confidence in a soccer coach who's never even watched baseball to do a better job leading these men.

 

This organization is a joke, but you know what's more of a joke? Major league baseball. Because to them, as long as the good ole boys club is not interrupted, they could give a s%*# less about competition in their sport. They could care less about fun. It's why you have s%*# popping up in Oakland, and more s%*# popping up in the third biggest city in the nation. 

I feel your pain but I think it was someone on the board who posted that MLB has even more parity and more chances for teams to get to the World series than the NBA. They posted the numbers I recall over the past 15-20 years or so.

The bottom line is incompetent, dysfunctional and inept ownership. Nothing can drag a franchise down quicker than that. 

 

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