Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Post
  • Reply
IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

CONGRATULATIONS TO YOUR 2020 HUNK OF METAL CHAMPIONSHIP WINNERS,


THE LOS ANGELES DODGERS



https://twitter.com/jonwags18/status/1321323853629607937?s=19



GalacticAcid posted:

https://twitter.com/feinsand/status/1321480689938812928?s=21

This doesn’t include players with options which may be turned down, so as that occurs the list will swell

IcePhoenix fucked around with this message at 16:57 on Oct 28, 2020

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

GalacticAcid posted:

https://twitter.com/feinsand/status/1321480689938812928?s=21

This doesn’t include players with options which may be turned down, so as that occurs the list will swell

Thanks for this, added to the OP.

I think the Twins are going to try and bring back Cruz and May for sure, though the latter may get a big money offer that we don't match. Clippard, Hill, and Odorizzi maybe. Adrianza feels like the definition of a replacement player to me but he has positional versatility so maybe they keep him for that.

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

coronavirus posted:

Big Tigers fan huh

lol it took me a minute to realize it wasn't a Tigers hat

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

more falafel please posted:

so what you're saying is you don't have the official hat. Sorry that means your team didn't win which means we have to assign it to the [wheel slows down clicking] twins. Congratulations twins fans

I'll take it

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

"Trying to catch a 1,000 MPH baseball"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I-p8vjQ95s

1,000 MPH isn't hyperbole, for those who didn't watch the original video

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Aubrey Huff is trending on twitter right now because people are dunking on him over this and I am highly amused by it

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Kevlar v2.0 posted:

I heard you say "holy poo poo" in the other room and when I asked what it was, you said "I can't tell you." :mad:

lmao

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

By then the billionaires will have been able to lobby for the players to get priority on vaccines (at no cost to said billionaires of course) so it'll be fine

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

https://twitter.com/StevenACohen2/status/1329595853774970880

https://twitter.com/StevenACohen2/status/1329613617256345603

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

MLB C/V Offseason: If it's that painful I can make it July 2

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

I'd vote for Torii Hunter just for the all-star game catch

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dcQ5De9ZcZc

Imagine getting voted in to the all-star game because of making really cool catches on ESPN and then getting the chance to do it in front of the world

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

https://twitter.com/Cut4/status/1331252818196500485

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

I am thankful that Bartolo Colon is not currently signed to a major league roster

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Poque posted:

Bartolo deniers are cops

I will accept Bartolo when he returns the Cy he stole from Johan

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Oh that reminds, me. This happened a while ago this offseason but the Twins ended their affiliation with their AAA team in Rochester New York and picked up the St. Paul Saints to be their new AAA affiliate.

I'm actually pretty psyched by this news, I love going to Saints games and now I'll get to see actual almost MLB level players too. Plus if I go early enough in the season I can see all the MLB ready big prospects being held down for service time fuckery working on their defense.

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Joey Freshwater posted:

How does that work? Do they just move the previous Rochester players to St. Paul? What happens with the St. Paul players?

Yeah the AAA players/staff/management employed by the Twins will move with the team. I'm not 100% sure how that works for the Saints organization that's part of the American Association but I read something that said basically everyone except the owners will stay together and look for a new location. Somewhere in western Wisconsin was mentioned as a possibility.

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

FlamingLiberal posted:

These indy ball teams that are going to end up becoming MLB affiliates have to pay a fee to get in, according to MLB rules.

The article I read seemed to think that the Twins likely footed most of the bill for that, because the Saints don't really need them. They already either sell out or mostly sell out all their games already. But, because their Taxi squad was at the Saints' home field this yeah, the Twins realized how convenient it is to have MLB ready players so close to their home park in case of needing a player ASAP when they're playing at home.

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Been expecting this but it's official now

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1333948164244647937

https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/1333948257819631618

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida


This entire story is just peak 2011-2014 twins

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

My gosh that's a lot of posts from fans of an NL team being crushed about losing a DH

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

https://twitter.com/jonheyman/status/1335071756470669313?s=21

Imagine being so bad that someone chooses Minnesota over you

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

The Pussy Boss posted:

https://twitter.com/JClarkNBCS/status/1335626436472877056

Wheeler is arguably better than any of this year's free agents. Offseason just got a little more interesting.

Remember when he signed at a discount because it was closer to home?

lol

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

I guess we know why Thad Levine wanted nothing to do with them

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Sydin posted:

In between taking cheap shots at his ex, of course.

isn't that what got him in trouble in the first place?

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

No wonder Theo peaced the gently caress out lmao

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

rickiep00h posted:

Twins, but the moves they're making at TBD, apparently.

As is tradition

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

bawfuls posted:

2011 cardinals won 90 games. The 2014 Giants won 88, and the 2006 Cardinals won 83

yeah the 06 Cardinals were the first team that came to mind for me

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

I wonder what that rod ever did to him

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Poque posted:

the Dodgers statement continuing Lasodra's strong legacy of erasing his son is :discourse:

refresh my memory, what's the story here?

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

gross

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Sydin posted:

Mookie and Graterol :lol:

Like I get it, Verdugo is only 24 and has has put up AS numbers the last two seasons, and Maeda went on to have an (abbreviated) legit Cy Young caliber season, but you make that trade in a heartbeat.

Graterol was a straight up swap for Kenta Maeda so I'm not sure he belongs in the "traded for a bag of balls" discussion.

Unless you want to use the Red Sox blowing up the original trade because they were getting dunked on by everyone of his medicals as the reason he's in the discussion :v:

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Nissin Cup Nudist posted:

where the hell did the Padres get all this money from

the same place any owner could since they're billionaires

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

bees x1000 posted:

Welp, I committed. I added the Mets to 'my teams' in the MLB app. Be on the lookout for horrible injuries and/or stupid management in the near future. :mets:

how is that any different than before

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

blossommirage posted:

If I catch you over 5'11 in Braves Country, I will report you to Ted Turner.

At least Adam Cole is safe then

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida


I'm extremely happy that this is what I hoped it was

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

bawfuls posted:

no one gives a poo poo about the 2003 list and the voters will demonstrate that next year with Ortiz

they give plenty of shits about it but only when it's convenient for them to try and justify leaving someone off the ballot

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Sydin posted:

The Cubs are almost certainly going to file that KB and Javy shouldn't get any raise based on their 2020 numbers - if not try to hit them with a pay cut - so that'll be fun.

I'm fairly certain players can't have an arb number below their previous year's salary (and there might be a minimum raise baked in as well)

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

https://twitter.com/JeffPassan/status/1352012740085346307

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

Milovan Drecun posted:

Also the Twins will be spending more, they always wait out the market. It's a little murky how much they'll ultimately end up at. Re-signing Cruz is a priority but nobody wants to do poo poo on that front until the NL DH is firmly decided. They could be a surprise buyer on the SS market, moving Jorge Polanco to a utility role.

Specifically the Twins have made a couple offers to him but he and his agent are refusing to sign anything until the NL DH is actually decided for sure.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

IcePhoenix
Sep 18, 2005

Take me to your Shida

UZR IS BULLSHIT posted:

That can't possibly be accurate

E: like seriously, you must have missed a decimal somewhere. Here's the top salaries in NPB last year:

https://nbakki.hatenablog.com/entry/Top_100_Salaries_of_NPB_Players_in_2020

Did you misread the dollar figure as Yen instead of Dollars? Tanaka being the highest paid player in NPB makes sense to me.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply