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  1. It is truly remarkable the amount of talent that has been added this off-season. If you include Upton in the count, the team added four guys who all have played at all-star levels at some point in the last two years (Upton, Kinsler and Cozart), or have the potential to be superstars (Ohtani). But it sure would look nice to add another starter to the mix.
  2. Astros acquire Gerrit Cole

    Agreed. We shouldn't plan on waiting until next off-season, for guys we aren't going to sign.
  3. Astros acquire Gerrit Cole

    This, and like @Ace-Of-Diamondssaid, there would be implications on a potential Trout extension. There simply isn't much money falling off the books in coming years, so exceeding the tax next year probably ties the team into exceeding it for a number if years.
  4. The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

    If the price is really 5/$80-90, which I doubt, the Angels would be crazy not to pursue him.
  5. The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

    Good post, I think you are spot on. Unfortunately so, because I think they still badly need another starter.
  6. Trumped

    I did payroll for my dad's company long ago. He employed a few illegals. They were all great guys. Truly wonderful, hardworking, honest and generous people. But they didn't all pay income taxes. Some did, but others claimed as many dependents as legally allowed despite having none. And then they sent as much money as possible back to Mexico. Again, those were the exception, not the rule, but I suspect there is a fair amount of that going on.
  7. The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

    Seems like the Rangers won't put up the money required, the Yankees want to get under the cap, the Astros want Cole, and who wants to play for Minnesota. That leaves the Cubs (my guess) or the mystery team.
  8. I disagree. Pujols and Hamilton were bad signings, but that doesn't mean you shy away from free agency.
  9. I agree the time to go all in is now. We have just three more guaranteed years of Trout and Simmons, and no high end minor league talent ready to break out in the next year or two. Although I wouldn't gut the farm, I do think Eppler should make a few more moves to take this team from good to great. Add Darvish and Reed, and there is no reason this team can't compete with Houston for the division.
  10. What a piece of shit car Eppler arrived in.
  11. Darvish, Ohtani, Richards, Skaggs or Heaney (depending on who gets traded), Shoemaker, Bridwell He will get plenty of starts.
  12. The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

    I couldn't agree more. I'd be thrilled to get him.
  13. The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

    If guys like Homer Bailey, Mike Peake, and Jeff Samardizja are worth $16-19 mil a year, Darvish is clearly worth something well north of $20 mil per. And he will get five years, no doubt. Even at just $22-23 mil, that's a 5/$110-115 deal.
  14. The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

    I don't think there is any chance Darvish signs for anything less than 5/120, and probably closer to 6/150.
  15. The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

    A rotation fronted by Darvish, Richards and Ohtani could be incredible. I am not giving up hope that will happen.