Stradling

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    Lozano's Had Enough (Press Beat-down!)

    I doubt this has any affect on the market. Teams know what they’re willing to spend.
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    Lozano's Had Enough (Press Beat-down!)

    Who knows. When was the last time a national guy lost his job because his sources were wrong. They only care about clicks.
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    Lozano's Had Enough (Press Beat-down!)

    The reason they would say it is they can easily say there was a last minute development where a bidding war occurred, thus the higher price.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    I agree that it will happen but the players union has no leg to stand on if they attack this as older players aren’t getting fair offers. I’m in favor of less control at the beginning of careers. Hell they should turn it all upside down and fix the pay scale for the minor leaguers while they are at it.
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    Heyman on Trout, not good...

    So then Trout’s market is a lot more limited than Harpers.
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    Heyman on Trout, not good...

    Did Harper have a no trade clause?
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    I don’t care about getting him or not, at this point and at that price I would be perfectly fine with it. That being said lets not pretend he will rule the clubhouse and create something negative in a clubhouse full of guys that won’t really be affected by his antics.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Yes, a bad apple in basket ball has a MUCH bigger affect.
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    Angels sign Kevin Kelleher

    According to TBW it is a minor league deal, so cool.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    No he isn’t. Do we really still think the Angels don’t get Trout’s input on big signings? At least get his opinion?
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    And Guillen didn’t affect the rest of the players, so thank you for proving my point.
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    Angels sign Kevin Kelleher

    Minor league deal?
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    I’m not weak enough to think Machado will affect a clubhouse that has Albert, Trout and Upton in it. If you think he is so be it. I think it is highly overstated the affect of a guy coming into a clubhouse. Now his on field bullshit would drive me crazy. But more crazy than watching Escobar, probably not.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    And fans want talent. Oh so do GMs and team mates.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Seems like a fair deal. One I would have no problem with the Angels matching. Hell he might be more interested in 5 years and $150 million.
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    Angels acquire John Curtiss

    If I had to guess it has to do with him throwing 97 MPH and having a decent swing and miss rate. He also has had success in the minors as Doc has pointed out. Lastly, Bridwell will clear waivers and be in someone’s minor league system. Bridwell had to make the major league roster this year or be released anyway. That wasn’t going to happen. My guess is he will clear waivers and be back with the organization.
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    Heyman on Trout, not good...

    He seems to be able to spend his winters in NJ regardless of where he plays baseball.
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    Angels acquire John Curtiss

    I hate you
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    Angels acquire John Curtiss

    Nope, no one has heard of him. My guess is this is what using analytics looks like.
  20. So what did you do with your profit?
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    Heyman on Trout, not good...

    Yes he’s about to turn 30, in 3 years.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    He’s hard throwing Noe
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Does he have options?