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Old October 30 2012, 03:04 AM   #1
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MLB Offseason 2012

Opening up with:

Mariano Rivera contemplating retirement

I hope he comes back. He shouldn't have to go out like this.
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Old October 30 2012, 04:45 AM   #2
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Rivera's statements are almost assuredly him posturing for a better contract offer, for what it's worth.
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Old October 30 2012, 01:51 PM   #3
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Cashman said that the Yankees do not need an answer at this moment, and likened Rivera's situation to that of left-hander Andy Pettitte, who said that he needs about a month to decide what he wants to do next year.
Hasn't he already had like 5 months or so?

As for the miserable batch of humps I root for, I'm not expecting much this offseason. They are stuck with the Bay and Santana contracts for one more year. Let the mediocrity continue.
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Old October 30 2012, 02:55 PM   #4
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The Twins have already dumped a good chunk of their staff. Now they need to work on improving their roster. They need a major overhaul of their pitching staff.
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Old October 30 2012, 05:57 PM   #5
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I would like the Giants to resign Pagan, but I doubt that will happen. It's kind of too early to think offseason, considering the Parade is tomorrow. At least the pitching staff is still going to be intact and that's the important thing.
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Old October 30 2012, 07:27 PM   #6
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I would like the Giants to resign Pagan, but I doubt that will happen.
I wouldn't classify Pagan as a goner just yet. They desperately need a corner outfielder (and if they don't bring Pence back, they need two), given that there's no way Cabrera's getting re-signed, for obvious reasons (which is likely for the best, since he'll almost certainly have a massive regression next year -- that .379 BABIP is a complete aberration).

My guess is that Sabean will do pretty much what he did in 2010, which is overpay to bring back as many of the same pieces as possible. If that's the case, I don't think they'll bother chasing someone like Michael Bourn, but I guarantee they'll test the market for Hamilton and Swisher and hope that it turns out more lukewarm than expected. (Although I'm thinking that the Mike Ilitch Money Cannon gets aimed at Hamilton this offseason.) Pagan could still be in the mix, depending on what happens with Pence.
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Old November 1 2012, 03:08 AM   #7
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Mets are hurting for a good center fielder too. They non-tendered Andres Torres, so the only ones they have left are Kirk Nieuwenhuis (who's not ready) and Brandon Nimmo (who's WAY not ready). And there's no way they can afford BJ Upton.
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Old November 1 2012, 03:42 AM   #8
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And there's no way they can afford BJ Upton.
If Upton gets anything north of $8 or $9 million per year, it's going to be a hilarious overpay. His walks fell off a cliff this year and he still strikes out to an absurd degree, and his defense isn't anything special. His career OPS+ is 105 -- not terribly far above league average.

The Mets have so many holes to fill and upgrades to make that they have far, far bigger problems than center field, in any event.
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Old November 1 2012, 06:17 AM   #9
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The Mets have so many holes to fill and upgrades to make that they have far, far bigger problems than center field, in any event.
I watched most of their games this year, which is roughly the equivalent of a lube free prostate exam while watching Honey Boo Boo.

They have some decent talent that could contribute on a playoff team, but there's no way they are winning as currently constructed.

Other than David Wright, who is a nice player but not a franchise savior, who do they have? Lucas Duda? Ike Davis?

They are hamstrung next season with the Bay and Santana deals, along with being in bed with Madoff.
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Old November 1 2012, 09:12 PM   #10
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Pascual Perez killed in home invasion robbery.

Mike Redmond, whoever the hell that is, hired as Marlins manager.
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Old November 2 2012, 01:32 AM   #11
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I would like the Giants to resign Pagan, but I doubt that will happen.
I wouldn't classify Pagan as a goner just yet. They desperately need a corner outfielder (and if they don't bring Pence back, they need two), given that there's no way Cabrera's getting re-signed, for obvious reasons (which is likely for the best, since he'll almost certainly have a massive regression next year -- that .379 BABIP is a complete aberration).

My guess is that Sabean will do pretty much what he did in 2010, which is overpay to bring back as many of the same pieces as possible. If that's the case, I don't think they'll bother chasing someone like Michael Bourn, but I guarantee they'll test the market for Hamilton and Swisher and hope that it turns out more lukewarm than expected. (Although I'm thinking that the Mike Ilitch Money Cannon gets aimed at Hamilton this offseason.) Pagan could still be in the mix, depending on what happens with Pence.
Pence is arb eligible, so i see him back, even on a one year.

Pagan could be gone if the market is pushed high on him. Blanco is an easy move to center if required, and I can really see them going after the Milk Man on a one year cheap redemption contract.

Scutaro is key for the infield, and it's time to try and lock Posey up into some of his arb years.
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Old November 2 2012, 07:53 PM   #12
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As for the miserable batch of humps I root for, I'm not expecting much this offseason. Let the mediocrity continue.
I watched most of their games this year, which is roughly the equivalent of a lube free prostate exam while watching Honey Boo Boo.
There I thought you were talking about my Jays.
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Old November 3 2012, 02:29 AM   #13
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Jerry Dipoto has gone full retard: The Angels traded Dan Haren to the Cubs for Carlos fuckin' Marmol.

For those keeping score at home, Dipoto just traded a $15 million, high-quality #2 starter for a $10 million mediocre reliever.

Edit: Holy shit, the Angels are sending money in the deal, what the fuck
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Old November 3 2012, 02:53 AM   #14
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^ Haren is 2 years older than Marmol. What is the Cubs' motivation here if they're still in rebuilding mode?
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I think the motivation is getting rid of Carlos fuckin' Marmol.
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