MLB Offseason 2023-24: The $700 Million Man

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  1. Mr. Laser Beam

    Mr. Laser Beam Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    Literally. :lol:
     
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    It’s mostly from the possums.


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  3. BillJ

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    I think Oakland wants to build a stadium. They don’t want to build a stadium for John Fisher.
     
  4. Aragorn

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    Bellinger back to the Cubs for three years, $80 million, way less than he was hoping for. I wonder if Snell is going to regret passing on $150 million.
     
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    Boras blinked, but I'm glad to have Belli back. There are opt-outs after the 1st & 2nd years.
     
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    Sounds like it is more, two years and sixty million. Only way he sticks around for the third year at $20 million is if he isn't playing very well.
     
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  7. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Charlie Manuel is at the Phils' camp. Looks MUCH healthier. :techman:
     
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  8. Timby

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    Bellinger's only 28; if he has another monster year in 2024 I guarantee you he opts out this winter. This is a bridge contract.
     
  9. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Anyone know why the names on players' jerseys are so much smaller now? The numbers are the same size, but the names have shrunk quite a bit.
     
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    So names like Mastrobuoni and larger can fit? Some of those guys need a second uni.
     
  11. Timby

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    Fanatics (which now has the exclusive license) has cheaped out on materials.
     
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    Are these the same unis that players are complaining about the white pants being "see through"?

    Uniform shenanigans.
     
  13. Aragorn

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    Kris Bryant interview sounded like he regrets signing with the Rockies (that he signed too quickly, that he didn't look at their prospect situation). He tried to spin it later, but the team is a total mess. What other team would trade Nolan Arenado and throw in $50 million because they don't want to pay him, then sign Kris Bryant to an insane contract?
     
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  14. Timby

    Timby o yea just like that Administrator

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    I didn't get the sense that he actively regrets signing with the Rockies, considering he also says this earlier:

    I think the piece is more of a retrospective of how he now believes that his career could have been so much more, both from his own choices (signing with Colorado) and from things outside of his control (his horrific injury history), as evidenced by this:

     
  15. Mr. Laser Beam

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    Josh Donaldson is retiring. Linky
     
  16. Timby

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    It's really incredible just how quickly he fell to pieces. Legitimate superstar through 2021, with an amazing ability to pick up on pitches and adjust his swing, and then he just turned into a pumpkin.
     
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    Oh good, now we can stop photoshopping Vedek Winn's hat into the Sydney Opera House onto and start photoshopping her hat into the A's stadium instead.

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  19. Timby

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    I'm pretty sure there is not physically enough space on the site they have "secured" for that stadium as shown. Beyond that, they're highlighting the view out of left field as a selling point for the stadium, but in reality, that view in any stadium located at the southeast corner of the Tropicana lot will be completely obstructed by the current Tropicana hotel / new Bally's hotel--assuming Bally's isn't functionally bankrupt and actually knocks down the Tropicana and builds something else there as they claim they will.

    On a related note, I don't think you could have a giant window there in reality, because the sunlight would reflect off of the windows / glass curtain wall of the Bally's property and be a major nuisance in during any day game.
     
  20. Aragorn

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    Joey Votto, 40, signs a minor league contract with the Blue Jays.
     
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