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2018 Running Baseball Thread
« on: January 23, 2018, 09:00:02 AM »
Pitchers and catchers report in a month, and a bunch of big free agents are still on the sidelines

https://sports.yahoo.com/heres-baseballs-economic-system-might-broken-224638354.html
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2018, 01:17:18 PM »

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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 30, 2018, 01:23:35 PM »
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2018, 01:28:14 PM »
I was hoping the Indians would switch to this

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/04/bomani-jones-wore-a-cleveland-caucasians-t-shirt-on-espn

HA

That's awesome. I'm not offended at all so it kinda loses any punch. What'd they think, I was going to cry and listen to my Tito Puente albums until two in the morning?

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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2018, 07:20:02 AM »
we doing a fantasy baseball league again?
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2018, 03:57:45 PM »
we doing a fantasy baseball league again?

Hope so
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2018, 04:04:57 PM »
I nominate MD as commissioner.
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2018, 04:08:22 PM »
I nominate MD as commissioner.

Need a reason to bitch at him about something
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2018, 04:57:39 PM »
I nominate MD as commissioner.

Did a reason to bitch at him about something

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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2018, 04:24:41 AM »
It's going to be a long season for the Royals.

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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2018, 05:00:12 AM »
Yuppers.  Vargas signed with the Mets and Hosmer with the Padres.
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2018, 05:03:15 AM »
Yup.  It was inevitable that the team would be broken up and reserve its place at the bottom of the division. 

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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #12 on: February 20, 2018, 06:15:22 AM »
Yup.  It was inevitable that the team would be broken up and reserve its place at the bottom of the division. 

Was KC willing to overpay to keep them together?  Other teams were willing to overpay for KC's free agents b/c they'd been losing so much for so long...
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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #13 on: February 20, 2018, 06:37:02 AM »
KC ownership stated they were trying to cut the payroll to around $110 million this season.  That pretty much excluded signing any of their free agents. 

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Re: 2018 Running Baseball Thread
« Reply #14 on: February 20, 2018, 06:06:49 PM »
Vargas is a middle of the rotation starter at best.  He may be ok in New York.  It's a pitchers park and there's no DH.  Hosmer kind of smarts, but, last year was a career year for him.  AND he played in all 162 games.  San Diego is a pitchers park, too, but, coming from KC, Hosmer should be used to it. 

Very few teams have the ability to upgrade on the fly.  For the rest, winning and losing is cyclical.  And when you owner is mandating fiscal responsibility over winning, it's tough.
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