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Official 2017 MLB Trade Deadline Thread

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totdprods    2,580

I figured with the first major deal now official, and chatter already beginning about a Sonny Gray to Cubs rumor, it was time to go ahead and create an official Trade Deadline thread. 
Every other thread devolves into it one way or another. I have a feeling this year's deadline is going to be very active, and also heat up much sooner than usual. 

7/13:
Chicago Cubs acquire SP Jose Quintana from Chicago White Sox for prospects LF Eloy Jimenez, RHP Dylan Cease, 2B Bryant Flete, and 1B Matt Rose.
Milwaukee Brewers acquire LHP Tyler Webb from New York Yankees for 1B Garrett Cooper.

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totdprods    2,580

Some Friday morning rumors: 

Jon MorosiVerified account @jonmorosi  6m6 minutes ag
Multiple teams talking with #Orioles about Zach Britton, sources say; #Dodgers are one of them, as @JonHeyman first reported. @MLB
 
Ken RosenthalVerified account @Ken_Rosenthal  19m19 minutes ago
 Source confirms: #Cubs pursuing Gray even after getting Quintana. First reported: @jonmorosi.

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Stradling    11,472

It would be short sided for the Royals to be buyers.  They are a smaller market club and need to use the resources they have to acquire their next group of everyday players.  They are very different from us.  They have very talented players in the last year of their contracts that will bring back value.  Mous, Hosmer and Cain will all bring back nice packages of players.  As a Royal fan I'd be torn on what's best.  As an outsider it seems an obvious choice.  

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Troll Daddy    2,851
45 minutes ago, Stradling said:

It would be short sided for the Royals to be buyers.  They are a smaller market club and need to use the resources they have to acquire their next group of everyday players.  They are very different from us.  They have very talented players in the last year of their contracts that will bring back value.  Mous, Hosmer and Cain will all bring back nice packages of players.  As a Royal fan I'd be torn on what's best.  As an outsider it seems an obvious choice.  

I think if you could convince all the wild card teams to sell ... the Angels could become buyers. 

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nando714    3,095
1 hour ago, Stradling said:

It would be short sided for the Royals to be buyers.  They are a smaller market club and need to use the resources they have to acquire their next group of everyday players.  They are very different from us.  They have very talented players in the last year of their contracts that will bring back value.  Mous, Hosmer and Cain will all bring back nice packages of players.  As a Royal fan I'd be torn on what's best.  As an outsider it seems an obvious choice.  

I'd dangle Vargas in front of the Yankees and Astros lol

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arch stanton    5,157

Royals fans waited 30 years to build this team. I can't believe many are anxious to tear it down and prepare for the next multi-decade rebuild 

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totdprods    2,580

Ken RosenthalVerified account @Ken_Rosenthal  46s46 seconds ago

Prospects headed to #Athletics from #Nationals are LH Jesus Lazardo and 3B Sheldon Neuse. Those two plus Treinen for Doolittle, Madson.


Blow to the Angels...Nationals were a ripe and ready org to push guys like Norris, Bedrosian, Hernandez, and Petit too, given their trade history with Eppler and their propensity to trade prospects aggressively. 

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totdprods    2,580

Also worth nothing that former Angels Trevor Gott and Austin Adams nearly blew a 10-0 lead for the Nationals yesterday.

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tdawg87    13,071
2 minutes ago, arch stanton said:

I guess they really wanted the right/left combo

We could have given them Alvarez and Morin!

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tdawg87    13,071
Just now, nando714 said:

Nats can try all they want

no one is gonna beat LA in the NL playoffs

Except the first team they face when Kershaw gives up 8 ER in 1.2 IP in Game 1 and 7 ER in 3.2 IP in game 4. 

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tdawg87    13,071

That was a very Lou-esque post. I feel oddly attracted to small boys for some reason. 

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nando714    3,095
Just now, tdawg87 said:

Except the first team they face when Kershaw gives up 8 ER in 1.2 IP in Game 1 and 7 ER in 3.2 IP in game 4. 

By who Miluakee? Arizona? Colorado?

the NL is weak

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Stradling    11,472
1 hour ago, nando714 said:

By who Miluakee? Arizona? Colorado?

the NL is weak

I'll take the upside of the Nats starters over the Dodgers.  Then again I watched an average Angels team split with the Dodgers. 

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Troll Daddy    2,851
9 hours ago, Stradling said:

I'll take the upside of the Nats starters over the Dodgers.  Then again I watched an average Angels team split with the Dodgers. 

I wouldn't read too much into that

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Stradling    11,472
22 minutes ago, Troll Daddy said:

I wouldn't read too much into that

That doesn't surprise me at all. 

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jsnpritchett    1,504
37 minutes ago, GoodTimesGoneBad said:

What would it take to get Kinsler and Castellanos from the Tigers? We could sign Cain in the offseason and be set for a few years. 

Kinsler is having his worst year ever, just turned 35, and is owed $12M next year (EDIT: ...if his option is picked up, that is.  His buyout is a pretty hefty $5M, too).  Castellanos is below average defensively, and has only had one year of above average offense.  Not sure how either one really solves any problems.  I don't think either one is a difference-maker this year, if you're talking about making a push for the second wild card (which I still think is a bad idea).

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Angel Oracle    5,557

Plus won't Cain command 5 years/$100 million?    With several key OF prospects at different levels, do they really want to commit that much money for a FA OFer?   Corner INF and middle rotation pitching should be the main focus for FA signings. 

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