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  1. HELL YES!!!!! Best offseason ever!!!! Hey ESPN, Philly and Harper, you can all go suck a butt!
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    MLB and the MLBPA made a deal.

    Here's a link to a layout of all the changes over this season and next. Some pretty drastic stuff, like no 40-man roster in September anymore starting in 2020. A few of the highlights: 2019 Mound visits: The maximum number of mound visits per team will be reduced from six to five per game. MLB had instituted an initial mound-visit limitation prior to the 2018 season. Trade Deadline: The August waiver trade period will be eliminated. The July 31 Trade Deadline will be the only deadline. Players may still be placed and claimed on outright waivers after July 31, but trades will no longer be permitted after that date. 2020 Active roster provisions: The roster size from Opening Day through Aug. 31 will increase from 25 to 26 (with the minimum number of active players rising from 24 to 25, and roster sizes for doubleheaders rising from 26 to 27). The 40-man active roster for September will be eliminated. From Sept. 1 through the end of the regular season, all clubs will carry 28 players. Furthermore, the number of pitchers a club can carry on the active roster will be capped at a certain number, to be decided by the aforementioned joint committee. To adhere to that rule, clubs will have to designate each of their players as either a pitcher or a position player prior to each player’s first day on the active roster for a given season. That designation cannot change for the remainder of the season. Position players will not be allowed to pitch except in the following scenarios: • They are designated as a “Two-Way Player.” A player can only qualify for this designation if he accrues at least 20 Major League innings pitched and at least 20 Major League games started as a position player or designated hitter (with at least three plate appearances in each of those games) in either the current or the prior season. • Extra innings. • In any game in which his team is losing or winning by more than six runs when he enters as a pitcher Three-batter minimum for pitchers: Rule 5.10(g) will be amended to require that starting pitchers and relief pitchers must pitch to either a minimum of three batters or to the end of a half-inning, with exceptions for incapacitating injury or illness. Injured list: The minimum time a player spends on the injured list will be increased back to 15 days from 10, and the minimum assignment period of pitchers who are optionally assigned to the minors will increase from 10 days to 15.
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    The Angels rotation

    oh boy
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    Vlad Guerrero Jr.

    I hate Dipoto
  5. radio while at work, TV on the weekends. I mainly want to see what the youngsters bring to the table. I find myself wishing for highlights of certain plays during the week, but gameday never has them...
  6. Another maybe: By waiting another year, it adds another free agency class to bump contact values up yet again before signing an extension.
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    AOC Thread

    I wonder how many of the Hollywood Elite and other celebrity-types like Athletes will continue to love AOC and her Green New Deal if this is even remotely close to accurate: Yeah, I know it's an op-ed from Fox, but wow. Poor Bryce is gonna get fleeced! (Doesn't help Trout extension talks either)
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Bud Norris and Clay Buchholz to the Blue Jays (Norris on a minor league deal for $3m if he makes the major league roster plus 1.25m in incentives)
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    This is pretty crazy. Lots of big names still without a team if I am reading this correctly:
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Bryce needs to sign somewhere. These stories are getting tiring. I thought he had decided and we would hear this week? Now I see that he met with the Giants again yesterday, who are now talking about a 10 year deal. At some point there are going to be some really butthurt people who thought that meetings went well and they had the inside track. Crazy how long this is taking.
  11. Please tell me someone has video of that. I want to see it!