GrittyVeterans

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    [Fangraphs] Trout has been as good as Harper + Machado

    Trout would absolutely be taking a discount if he agrees to the speculated numbers
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    Machado to Padres....

    My point is he has a chance to be MORE than worth it the first 3 years, worth it the next 3, then overpaid the last 4.. So you get 6 good/great years during your WS window. I know you all disagree
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    Machado to Padres....

    Padres have been a worthless tank franchise as long as I can remember. I applaud them for making this move though. They need to try to win in the next few years with their farm system and Machado obviously has a VERY good chance of being worth the money, at least for the first 3 years of the deal. Honestly this is the first time I can remember in my life time where the Padres have made a move that showed they're really interested in competing for a WS in coming years at some point. That's pretty pathetic
  4. So we've gotten: Soto Knowles Deveaux Maitan and now Vera ...All in the last couple years. So we're about still 3 years away from seeing hopefully a few of those guys make an impact. That just goes to show you how long it takes to reverse some of the damage the prior regimes did. What a disaster that was.
  5. And it directly correlated to the results of the team getting worse and worse
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    Machado to Padres....

    I was talking about Angels fans' opinions of the Padres situation. Not the Angels situation. The Padres are in a completely different situation than we are. Getting a player like Machado made more sense for them than anyone else in the league. So yeah, I don't understand why people here think the better course would be for them to sit around and wait for every chicken to hatch perfectly over the next 3 years. Do you?
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    Expectations for Skaggs and Henaey

    Sure, but Skaggs has battled those injury problems his entire career. Last season was actually the most he's ever pitched in a season. Maybe he has a career year soon but I'm not banking on him to pitch more than 150 innings ever
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    Expectations for Skaggs and Henaey

    Skaggs and Heaney are soon to be 28 years old. You just usually don't see players start performing better at that age. It happens, but it's more rare
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    Expectations for Skaggs and Henaey

    I fully agree he won't grow out of it. I tend to kind of think that the benefit outweighs it with Machado though. I also could not care less about the plays dirty thing. How does that make him a worse player? The hustle thing is a legit concern
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    Expectations for Skaggs and Henaey

    We have moved past the point in their careers where anyone can reasonably expect them to be anything more than what they've shown already. Which is fine. They are far down the list of problems this team has entering the season
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    Machado to Padres....

    Strad, you are totally off base on this one. Re-read the beginning of my post. I said: "The fact that they have all those great prospects is why you go get this player in free agency.". I never once alluded to the Angels at all in my post. I can see how you think it was a shot, but it really wasn't. I was talking about people in this thread saying it's "typical dumb Padres", etc.
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    Machado to Padres....

    Literally not even what I was getting at. My point is it makes a lot of sense for the Padres, in their very specific situation, to start spending money. We keep hearing about all their great prospects (which by all accounts THEY ARE great). But at the end of the day, that team lost almost 100 games last season. Does anyone really think every prospect is going to work out for them and somehow combine to make them 25+ games better in the standings by themselves? I certainly don't believe that is a safer bet than adding a star to ease the pressure.. And that's why adding Machado and 1 or 2 more proven players in their primes is a really good idea for them
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    Machado to Padres....

    Amazing that UC education didn't teach you what an exaggeration is. Christ almighty, dude
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    Machado to Padres....

    It's hyperbole...don't take things so literal all the time..try lightening up for a change and not trying to micromanage/police the board every second of every day