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IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

you're a flower. you're also a rainbow and a river. you are the manifestation of all perfection and i want to i don't fucking know, but you are fucking perfect


https://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlba...asset_2500K.mp4

OH MY GOD <Favorite Team> PUT <Star Player> ON WAIVERS WHAT THE gently caress!?!

quote:

The non-waiver Trade Deadline is considered the height of summer transaction season, but trades do not stop on July 31. However, in order to deal a player on its 40-man roster after that date, a team must go through the waiver system.

How do August trades work? Here's a primer:
• It's important to note that teams expose most of their players, except those on the disabled list, to revocable waivers at some point during August. So that act, by itself, does not mean much, as there is no risk involved.
• When a player is on waivers, other teams can submit a claim. If more than one team does, those in the same league as that player's team get first priority, starting with the club with the worst record on the day of the claim. Then, the priority moves to the other league, starting with the worst record. For example, if a National League team puts a player on waivers, the NL team with the worst record gets the first shot at him, and the last-place American League club would be right behind the top NL club.
• Once a player is claimed, his team faces three options. It can pull the player back and keep him, negotiate a trade with the claiming team or let the player go. In the last scenario, the claiming team takes full responsibility for the player's remaining salary. If the two sides decide to work out a trade, they have two days to do so.
• If a player goes unclaimed for two days, he "passes through" waivers. His team then can trade him to any other team for the rest of the season, unless he has a no-trade clause, a limited no-trade provision or 10/5 rights (10 years in the Majors, five consecutive years with his current team).
• Players dealt after Aug. 31 are not eligible to participate in the postseason.
• A team can pull a player back from waivers only once. So if a player is pulled back but then placed on waivers a second time and claimed, his rights go to the team that is awarded the claim.

tl;dr - your favorite player isn't going anywhere*


Traveling somewhere for a game? Check this poo poo out! (also contribute to it please because as of this posting only three posts have been made and two of them are about Ohio )

Carlosologist posted:

https://forums.somethingawful.com/s...hreadid=3855083

Speaking of travel plans, my thread is up! Please fill it up with good posts about places I've never been to so that I might go to them one day

GO MAKE DUMB PREDICTIONS AND TOXXES!











https://i.imgur.com/cZ9mFtT.mp4



*probably

IcePhoenix fucked around with this message at Aug 13, 2018 around 03:25

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IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

you're a flower. you're also a rainbow and a river. you are the manifestation of all perfection and i want to i don't fucking know, but you are fucking perfect





iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

Thank you for putting the waiver stuff up there. I always forget what it is.

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

Also, I have a strong feeling that the NL MVP is going to come out of the Central.

Vertical Lime
Dec 11, 2004



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y5Too7J5yI
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGJ8OiqRhO4

Pancakes
May 21, 2001



Big Super Slapstick Hunk

iospace posted:

Also, I have a strong feeling that the NL MVP is going to come out of the Central.

Dex has some thoughts on that. https://youtube.com/watch?v=Am_sy4Kufh0

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

https://twitter.com/beckjason/statu...5334334465?s=21

Extremely disappointed to find out Fiers is staying in a division that doesn’t allow us to demolish him every now and then

GalacticAcid
Apr 8, 2013

NEW YORK VALUES


https://twitter.com/ChrisArcher22/s...623319822286849

I just bought a jersey....might have to scoop a new one though

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.


IcePhoenix posted:

Traveling somewhere for a game? Check this poo poo out! (also contribute to it please because as of this posting only three posts have been made and two of them are about Ohio )




I keep forgetting to fill out my Chicago travel guide. I promise to do it soon. Plus I travel to various other stadiums a lot, so I would love for other people to give input too.

Poque
Sep 11, 2003

This is gonna be fun!
Or else!


imagine inquiring about Mike Fiers' availability

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

you're a flower. you're also a rainbow and a river. you are the manifestation of all perfection and i want to i don't fucking know, but you are fucking perfect


Bird in a Blender posted:

I keep forgetting to fill out my Chicago travel guide. I promise to do it soon. Plus I travel to various other stadiums a lot, so I would love for other people to give input too.

I just noticed that the thread is archived already because nobody ever posted in it

iospace
Apr 20, 2020




Fun Shoe

IcePhoenix posted:

I just noticed that the thread is archived already because nobody ever posted in it

I even stickied it for a bit in hopes that it'd get more traffic

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Look at that dude going ham on those bananas



Big Mean Jerk posted:

https://twitter.com/beckjason/statu...5334334465?s=21

Extremely disappointed to find out Fiers is staying in a division that doesn’t allow us to demolish him every now and then

Would you trade Osuna for Fiers

Cool Buff Man
Jul 30, 2006

bitch

iospace posted:

I even stickied it for a bit in hopes that it'd get more traffic

A lesson I was taught about a decade ago was "stickied threads on SA get ignored more often than any other type of thread" so you actually killed it. You murdered it in cold blood

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

Intruder posted:

Would you trade Osuna for Fiers

Yeah, if only because Fiers is a marginally less lovely person. I guess he could throw BP and save Brocamonte’s arm.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


GalacticAcid posted:

https://twitter.com/ChrisArcher22/s...623319822286849

I just bought a jersey....might have to scoop a new one though

Chris Archer is cool as hell and even though I don't think he's an amazing pitcher I would be happy to have him on my team.

EDIT:
https://twitter.com/harrypav/status/1024652803795562501

Bird in a Blender
Nov 17, 2005

It's amazing what they can do with computers these days.


iospace posted:

I even stickied it for a bit in hopes that it'd get more traffic

If there is legit interest in it, I could have a Chicago guide written up in a day or two, but I'm not going to bother if the thread is going to die again.

The Berzerker
Feb 24, 2006

treat me like a dog


The OP says the Jays traded Aaron Loup to the Phillies for PTBNL, it's actually Jacob Waguespack. I don't expect you to change the OP just thought I would post it if anybody was wondering.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Look at that dude going ham on those bananas



Big Mean Jerk posted:

Yeah, if only because Fiers is a marginally less lovely person. I guess he could throw BP and save Brocamonte’s arm.

I was listening to Matt Thomas yesterday leading into the trade deadline (where I heard the Fiers news, then I guess it turned out to be false) and there was a caller who said the following

- The usual we don't know what he did line
- That he heard that Osuna had cheated on his girlfriend
- Therefor it's likely she was calling him "every name in the book"
- As a result of this he might have "just" slapped her or something, and that's not real assault
- The caller had once grabbed a cheating girlfriend by the hair and swung her around which also isn't real assault according to him

bewbies
Sep 23, 2003



Fun Shoe

callers on local sports shows are the true barometer of a society

Twenty Four
Dec 21, 2008

HAIKOOLIGAN

Trade deadline and D-backs picked up Brad Ziegler again and, some other pitchers with an ERA over four and a half? I guess? Like I love watching a submariner pitch and all, but I don't understand the previous trade at all.

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

Intruder posted:

I was listening to Matt Thomas yesterday leading into the trade deadline (where I heard the Fiers news, then I guess it turned out to be false) and there was a caller who said the following

- The usual we don't know what he did line
- That he heard that Osuna had cheated on his girlfriend
- Therefor it's likely she was calling him "every name in the book"
- As a result of this he might have "just" slapped her or something, and that's not real assault
- The caller had once grabbed a cheating girlfriend by the hair and swung her around which also isn't real assault according to him



Like I said in the last thread, I’m willing to bet money that the fan reaction to Osuna’s first appearance at MMP is going to be absolutely sickening. It’ll make the standing O Yuli got in the WS look like a tasteful disapproval.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Look at that dude going ham on those bananas



Big Mean Jerk posted:

Like I said in the last thread, I’m willing to bet money that the fan reaction to Osuna’s first appearance at MMP is going to be absolutely sickening. It’ll make the standing O Yuli got in the WS look like a tasteful disapproval.



Maybe he'll blow a bunch of saves on the road before his first appearance at home and will get booed

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
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Grimey Drawer

Intruder posted:

Maybe he'll blow a bunch of saves on the road before his first appearance at home and will get booed

We should be so lucky

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Hey so about that amazing pitching staff the Mets are gonna build around and win with next year:

https://twitter.com/AnthonyDiComo/s...664055498375168

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Look at that dude going ham on those bananas



We're going to build around our elite pitching staff

*gives up 25 runs*

Twenty Four
Dec 21, 2008

HAIKOOLIGAN

The Nats beat the Mets with 25 runs? Is this a baseball score?

Big Mean Jerk
Jan 27, 2009

MENTALLY
DEFEATED


Grimey Drawer

The Mets are going to be the first team in history to wheel a pitcher out to the mound with an IV drip

Lumpy
Apr 26, 2002

La! La! La! Laaaa!



College Slice

Inspector_666 posted:

Hey so about that amazing pitching staff the Mets are gonna build around and win with next year:

https://twitter.com/AnthonyDiComo/s...664055498375168

Next year the Mets are going to start DeGrom and Syndergaard in a two man rotation, start the year 12-0 and finish the season 22-140 when their arms fall off. ALL IN.

Intruder
Mar 5, 2003

Look at that dude going ham on those bananas



Big Mean Jerk posted:

The Mets are going to be the first team in history to wheel a pitcher out to the mound with an IV drip

And it'll turn out they missed the vein

Salvor_Hardin
Sep 13, 2005

Coming in the club with that fresh shit on with something crazy on my arm


Nap Ghost

Intruder posted:

And it'll turn out they missed the vein

And they actually hung a colostomy bag.

Kevlar v2.0
Dec 25, 2003

Toews the rainbow.


https://twitter.com/baby7billion/st...376391792513024

BigBallChunkyTime
Nov 25, 2011

Kyle Schwarber: World Series hero, Beefy Lad, better than you.



Illegal Hen

iospace posted:

Also, I have a strong feeling that the NL MVP is going to come out of the Central.

Javy!

GalacticAcid
Apr 8, 2013

NEW YORK VALUES


the NL MVP will be David Freese

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


Miguel Andujar is going to be the AL RoY and it's gonna be cool.

Kirios
Jan 25, 2010

All rise for the AL

M. V. P.


Unless Miguel Andujar suddenly learns how to become an ace pitcher while also being a good hitter then there is only one clear answer to RoY.

GalacticAcid
Apr 8, 2013

NEW YORK VALUES


The injury might derail Ohtani's chance, alas.

I do like Andujar though.

Inspector_666
Oct 7, 2003

benny with the good hair


GalacticAcid posted:

The injury might derail Ohtani's chance, alas.

I do like Andujar though.

I'm fully assuming Ohtani's injury will derail his shot at the award, and honestly Torres will probably generate more buzz/votes but Miguel is the best hitting rookie in the AL right now.

Grittybeard
Mar 29, 2010


quote:

MLB N/V August: Your Favorite Player is on Waivers

My favorite local player probably deserves to be on waivers

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Sydin
Oct 29, 2011

Another rainy day commute



Pillbug

So apparently the reason the Nats traded Kintzler (and only Kintzler) is rumored to be that they think he was the "anonymous source" leaking clubhouse woes to the press.

If true I can't wait for a new round of "the clubhouse hates Darvish because he isn't pitching injured" rumors to fly around soon.

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