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The Official 2017-2018 Hot Stove Thread

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On 11/16/2017 at 1:07 PM, Angelsfan1984 said:

Id rather have Petit than Minor and I'd take Bridwell in the starting 5, but otherwise I think that might be spot on.

I would like us Keep Petit, but in Division that has Cano, Reddick, Seager, Olsen.. many more plus against guys like Joe mauer,  Hicks, Gardener i rather have a dominant lefty cuz Alvarez is not the Guy. For the 5 spot  i'd start of with Shoemaker dUE to his potential, it all depends on that splitter If its on he;s hard to hit off. One thing i've noticed about Shoe is that he starts the season of slow than the next month he picks up, hit another stop the following month but than just dominates the rest of the year.

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1 hour ago, Vlad27Trout27 said:

I agree he could also be that super utility for us. He can be the 4th OF while also getting bats at 1st and 3rd against Lefties.  

The only OF spot Howie can only play lf. On the IF, he can't play ss. Your 4th OF'er should be able to play all 3 spots. And your utility  IF'er should be able to play 2b, ss, and 3b. Otherwise you will be eating up roster spots that need to go to bullpen arms.

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3 hours ago, JustATroutFan said:

Since the Angels still have a big time question mark at second base, I think they should entertain the idea of reuniting with former Halo, Howard Kendrick. He has a solid track record and coming off the best year of his career. Obviously, I don't see him putting an OPS like over .830 again but a .760- 770 OPS with a solid OBP is doable for Kendrick.

I love Howie but the amount of time he spent on two DL stints last year is troubling at his age.

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2 hours ago, greginpsca said:

The only OF spot Howie can only play lf. On the IF, he can't play ss. Your 4th OF'er should be able to play all 3 spots. And your utility  IF'er should be able to play 2b, ss, and 3b. Otherwise you will be eating up roster spots that need to go to bullpen arms.

Yup. If Howie is on this team, it's in one of three ways : 

1) starting 2B

2) replacing Valbuena as starting 3B

3) replacing Valbuena as CIF, with Luis the starting 3B

All of those feel more like a Plan D to address those needs. 

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Mariners acquire Nick Rumbelow from the Yankees for two minor league pitchers. 

Jerry has made three times as many trades as anyone else this winter...

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As is tradition. 

He will make as many trades as it takes until one of them works in his favor so he can finally get a boner.

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19 minutes ago, tdawg87 said:

As is tradition. 

He will make as many trades as it takes until he completely depletes his farm one of them works in his favor so he can finally get a boner.

Fify

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"The Yankees are facing a significant roster crunch that needs to be resolved by November 20th, which is the deadline to set rosters ahead of the Rule 5 Draft. As Josh Norris of Baseball America points out (subscription required and recommended), the Yankees only had two open spots on the 40-man as of Thursday, and have a number of players worth protecting. That list includes No. 3 overall prospect Gleyber Torres, along with Albert Abreu, Thailo Estrada, Domingo Acevedo and Billy McKinney. Trading Rumbelow, who was added to the 40-man roster on November 6th, doesn’t magically solve the Yankees’ Rule 5 dilemma, but it helps by clearing one more spot."

From the MLBTR article about the Rumbelow trade. I can't see Eppler not making a trade with NYY with their situation, our needs, his familiarity with those players, and his penchant for nabbing fringe 40-man guys and making them into something.

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55 minutes ago, totdprods said:

Mariners acquire Nick Rumbelow from the Yankees for two minor league pitchers. 

Jerry has made three times as many trades as anyone else this winter...

 

51 minutes ago, tdawg87 said:

As is tradition. 

He will make as many trades as it takes until one of them works in his favor so he can finally get a boner.

Crack's a helluva drug!

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14 hours ago, JustATroutFan said:

Looks like Cobb is drawing interest from the O's. Camden Yards can be a scary park to pitch in if you're a pitcher. 

imagine pitching there if you weren't.

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50 minutes ago, totdprods said:

"The Yankees are facing a significant roster crunch that needs to be resolved by November 20th, which is the deadline to set rosters ahead of the Rule 5 Draft. As Josh Norris of Baseball America points out (subscription required and recommended), the Yankees only had two open spots on the 40-man as of Thursday, and have a number of players worth protecting. That list includes No. 3 overall prospect Gleyber Torres, along with Albert Abreu, Thailo Estrada, Domingo Acevedo and Billy McKinney. Trading Rumbelow, who was added to the 40-man roster on November 6th, doesn’t magically solve the Yankees’ Rule 5 dilemma, but it helps by clearing one more spot."

From the MLBTR article about the Rumbelow trade. I can't see Eppler not making a trade with NYY with their situation, our needs, his familiarity with those players, and his penchant for nabbing fringe 40-man guys and making them into something.

Wouldn't mind us getting Thairo Estrada or Domingo Acevedo. Estrada is only 21 and at (AA),  Acevedo at (AAA) and i see him either in the rotation or Bullpen.

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Contract numbers are always wrong on this board. People always overestimate how much the great players will get and underestimate how much the good players get. Chatwood has 8-10 teams looking at him, he's going to get 3 years min, more likely 4 or 5 at a minimum of 8-10M per season. He's young, too. Moustakas is going into his age 29 season, he will get at least 4, more likely five years and at a min of 12 M per AAV. Mike Minor as a reliever gets less than as a starter. 

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So let’s review......

So we are eyeing Morrison,

Pujols is going to improve his offense,

we’re pushing to lock up Trout. Oh and get Stanton too,

the Angels are the preferred location for Moustakas,

We’re going to somehow lure Ohtani here with our $150k

We’ve explored upgrading RF

Donaldson and Hernandez would = great lineup

We’re now wanting that douchbag Kinsler for 2B

Really?

 

 

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Some here are talking about bringing back Howie.  Lots of posters used to complain about how many times he GIDP.

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6 hours ago, Calzone said:

So let’s review......

So we are eyeing Morrison,

Pujols is going to improve his offense,

we’re pushing to lock up Trout. Oh and get Stanton too,

the Angels are the preferred location for Moustakas,

We’re going to somehow lure Ohtani here with our $150k

We’ve explored upgrading RF

Donaldson and Hernandez would = great lineup

We’re now wanting that douchbag Kinsler for 2B

Really?

 

 

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Outside of you being you I have no idea why you made this post.  These are either rumors or fans actual fans that are discussing what might or could happen.  Lots of people like to speculate.  I’m looking forward to you being bizaro Lou in the next few months, throwing this stuff in our face when it doesn’t happen or when it does happen and the player has a bad game or bad at bat.  

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1 hour ago, Stradling said:

Outside of you being you I have no idea why you made this post.  These are either rumors or fans actual fans that are discussing what might or could happen.  Lots of people like to speculate.  I’m looking forward to you being bizaro Lou in the next few months, throwing this stuff in our face when it doesn’t happen or when it does happen and the player has a bad game or bad at bat.  

Well your Hot Stove parties are always great entertainment.

 

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14 minutes ago, Calzone said:

Well your Hot Stove parties are always great entertainment.

 

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Thanks Eeyore. 

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2 hours ago, Stradling said:

Outside of you being you I have no idea why you made this post.  These are either rumors or fans actual fans that are discussing what might or could happen.  Lots of people like to speculate.  I’m looking forward to you being bizaro Lou in the next few months, throwing this stuff in our face when it doesn’t happen or when it does happen and the player has a bad game or bad at bat.  

He forgot to mention how we're getting Hosmer because he's a "gamer" and signing CC Sabathia because well, he is all the things he normally rails against.    I mean, if a person is going to bring up all the crap being said on the board and claim them as done deals, then they should include their own genius suggestions. 

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Did I just read a long review and no mention of Arte?  Swing and a miss buddy.  You feeling OK today? 

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2 hours ago, beatlesrule said:

They will probably just get Walker and not much else.

I think they'll also do something at 1b or 3b, more likely 1b.... Valbuena then likely handles 3b...not my preference but...  

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5 minutes ago, beatlesrule said:

According to “industry consensus,” Alex Cobb’s free agent market will come down to a battle between the Cubs and Yankees, Peter Gammons writes in his newest entry at GammonsDaily.com.

Every free agent will be down to the Yankees, cubs, or Red Sox 

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