2017-2018 Hot Stove

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this year's Qualifying Offer has been set at $17.4 million, up just $200k from last year

mookieproof, Monday, 23 October 2017 16:51 (nine months ago) Permalink

the braves have declined their $8m option on r.a. dickey

he was . . . not good the handful of times i saw him but still put up league-average numbers over 190 innings (19th-most in mlb) this year

mookieproof, Monday, 23 October 2017 17:02 (nine months ago) Permalink

kind of odd that the MLB leader in innings pitched (Chris Sale) finished w/a mere 214.1 IP.

nomar, Monday, 23 October 2017 17:07 (nine months ago) Permalink

sox wanted to keep him fresh so he could lose two playoff games

mookieproof, Monday, 23 October 2017 17:14 (nine months ago) Permalink

well he was able to check into his offseason lodgings early at least

http://www.lodgingcapital.com/wp-content/gallery/drake/drake1.jpg

nomar, Monday, 23 October 2017 17:16 (nine months ago) Permalink

12:33
Matt: What are the odds Stanton gets moved this winter?

12:33
Dave Cameron: 99%

johnny crunch, Thursday, 26 October 2017 12:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

2018
28 Miami Marlins $25,000,000

2019
29 Miami Marlins $26,000,000

2020
30 Miami Marlins $26,000,000 may opt out of contract following 2020 season

2021
31 Miami Marlins $29,000,000

2022
32 Miami Marlins $29,000,000

2023
33 Miami Marlins $32,000,000

2024
34 Miami Marlins $32,000,000

2025
35 Miami Marlins $32,000,000

2026
36 Miami Marlins $29,000,000

2027
37 Miami Marlins $25,000,000

2028
38 Miami Marlins *$25,000,000 $25M Team Option, $10M Buyout

johnny crunch, Thursday, 26 October 2017 14:15 (eight months ago) Permalink

@Joelsherman1
Tanaka must notify #Yankees by midnight Sat if opting out of final 3 yrs, $67M left, so NYY will have quick knowledge 1 way or the other.

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 November 2017 14:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

Are the new Marlins owners as cheap as Loria?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Thursday, 2 November 2017 15:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DNozwlYWkAE1PdL.jpg

xp sounds like they might be cheaper

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 November 2017 15:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

Offering Jeff Conine, Tony Perez and Andre Dawson https://twitter.com/pgammo/status/9243141455452446725,000 each is beyond insulting. Jeff can watch son Griffin be a no. 1 pick for Duke...

— Peter Gammons (@pgammo) October 28, 2017

Andy K, Thursday, 2 November 2017 16:00 (eight months ago) Permalink

angels sign jupton to five-year deal (through 2022) superseding his existing contract (which ran through 2021)

extra year is worth $18m for his age-34 season

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 November 2017 16:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

apparently this all happened because he had an opt-out on the existing deal

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 November 2017 16:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

$106MM / 5 yrs

lol

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 2 November 2017 17:21 (eight months ago) Permalink

Angels be angeling

drejelire, Thursday, 2 November 2017 17:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

idk, he seems fully capable of putting up the 3 WAR per year necessary to make it worthwhile

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 November 2017 17:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

Ray Liotta as Shoeless Joe
Tony LaRussa takes a front office role with the Red Sox. Hilarious.

Eno Sarris
Maybe he has contacts within the game and can facilitate trades? That's an underrated part of trades: they happen more often between people that are friendly.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 2 November 2017 17:37 (eight months ago) Permalink

fuck the cubs

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/nyregion/dnainfo-gothamist-shutting-down.html?_r=0

mookieproof, Thursday, 2 November 2017 21:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

I mean no one who owns a sports team is a good person

qualx, Thursday, 2 November 2017 22:24 (eight months ago) Permalink

I'd assume the 29 other owners would do everything they could to oppose a growing union too

qualx, Thursday, 2 November 2017 22:25 (eight months ago) Permalink

the marlins have declined their option on ichiro, making him a free agent

mookieproof, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:47 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tea Leoni for Third:
Who will be the best player acquired this offseason by the Mariners?

Jeff Sullivan:
Some league-average first baseman

Q-Ball:
What teams do you think are going to go full rebuild this offseason?

Jeff Sullivan:
The Orioles should, but presumably won’t
The Blue Jays could, but presumably won’t
The Tigers have already started
I don’t know how the Royals are going to emerge from this
The Rangers might start laying the rebuild foundation
And the Marlins, of course, are going to begin some major shedding

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 3 November 2017 21:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

the fucking al west, man

brimstead, Friday, 3 November 2017 21:56 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tigers' 40-man currently at -3.

Andy K, Saturday, 4 November 2017 00:39 (eight months ago) Permalink

half a dozen rule 5 picks; very exciting

mookieproof, Saturday, 4 November 2017 03:43 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tanaka does not opt out

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 6 November 2017 16:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

The Big Question Every Team Will Have to Answer This Winter https://t.co/U9e3s2quAU

— FanGraphs Baseball (@fangraphs) November 7, 2017

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 November 2017 20:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

Teams that have spoken to agent Scott Boras about new client J.D. Martinez have come away with the impression that Boras and Martinez are seeking a deal in the vicinity of $200MM in total guarantees, tweets ESPN’s Jerry Crasnick. Martinez hired Boras as his new representative just days before the free-agent period began.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 November 2017 17:30 (eight months ago) Permalink

i'm always surprised that he gets linked to NL teams in trade rumors because he seems like an inevitable DH situation

Karl Malone, Thursday, 9 November 2017 17:32 (eight months ago) Permalink

it's ridiculous what J.D. Martinez did in only 119(!) games (45 home runs, 104 RBI, 85 runs, .376 OBP, etc) but uh this will not end well.

omar little, Thursday, 9 November 2017 17:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

Pretty insane catfish story involving Baseball Prospectus and other MLB blogs:

https://deadspin.com/teen-girl-posed-for-8-years-as-married-man-to-write-abo-1820305588?rev=1510271110303

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Friday, 10 November 2017 00:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

“If you’re going to make up an entire false identity, why would you make yourself into a shitty person?”

mookieproof, Friday, 10 November 2017 00:33 (eight months ago) Permalink

That story is completely insane.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Friday, 10 November 2017 02:09 (eight months ago) Permalink

I have Ohtani fever

Karl Malone, Friday, 10 November 2017 16:49 (eight months ago) Permalink

it's spreading in all major markets

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 November 2017 17:29 (eight months ago) Permalink

Scott Boras on J.D. Martinez: “High atop the MLB Empire rests the King Kong of Slug — a 50-point lead.” Boras said Martinez’s pace with DBacks would project to 70 HR and .741 SLG over 150-game season. Boras: “That’s how dominant J.D. Kong is.” @MLB

— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) November 10, 2017

mookieproof, Friday, 10 November 2017 17:31 (eight months ago) Permalink

Someone is going to pay a lot for a 3.5 WAR player.

Van Horn Street, Friday, 10 November 2017 23:40 (eight months ago) Permalink

Tigers imo

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Saturday, 11 November 2017 04:44 (eight months ago) Permalink

i'm not sure there's anyone left who believes that and can afford that. maybe seattle? angels?

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 November 2017 05:23 (eight months ago) Permalink

Could price himself a bit out of a long deal. Nelson Cruz seemed setup for a big payday and he ended up just taking that one year deal in Baltimore. I'd think JD Martinez is probably closer to Cruz than Boras would want to admit, but the agent only needs one GM to rook and it could happen.

earlnash, Saturday, 11 November 2017 05:46 (eight months ago) Permalink

Brisbee anticipates Ohtani's MLB career arc

https://www.sbnation.com/mlb/2017/11/10/16633930/shohei-ohtani-mlb-free-agency-predictions

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 November 2017 07:11 (eight months ago) Permalink

The odds are definitely against him being a star hitter in MLB.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 12 November 2017 18:05 (eight months ago) Permalink

alex anthopoulos is yr new barves gm

mookieproof, Monday, 13 November 2017 16:48 (eight months ago) Permalink

i liked a little detail in a story i read about the GM meetings (forget which one). since so many teams now have front offices where the real dealmaking power/authority resides in a president/director of operations role (like the cubs, for example), the traditional photo op where all the GMs get together has become complicated. should theo epstein represent the cubs in the photo? or Jed Hoyer? who the fuck is Jed Hoyer? exactly

Karl Malone, Monday, 13 November 2017 16:51 (eight months ago) Permalink

Derek Jeter says he hasn’t spoken to Giancarlo Stanton yet. “If there’s a reason to call, I’ll call.”

— Andy McCullough (@McCulloughTimes) November 15, 2017

re2pect to the captain for this heel turn

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 16:41 (eight months ago) Permalink

The following players will make https://twitter.com/williamfleitch/status/9308935814637608960 million or more in 2018:

Homer Bailey
Shin-Soo Choo
Adrian Gonzalez
Alex Gordon
Matt Kemp
Russell Martin
James Shields
David Wright

— Will Leitch (@williamfleitch) November 15, 2017

mookieproof, Wednesday, 15 November 2017 21:22 (eight months ago) Permalink

rela talk, for the past couple of weeks i have been experiencing the yips but instead of for baseball it is for descending staircases and it is ruining my life

that is all

flippy bard (Will M.), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 15:46 (four months ago) Permalink

jon jay on 1-year contract to the royals

na (NA), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 22:08 (four months ago) Permalink

it is a little crazy that lincecum and ichiro have gotten major league deals in the current climate

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 17:27 (four months ago) Permalink

They are both cheap and low risk though.

Michael F Gill, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:24 (four months ago) Permalink

So’s the 30th guy on the 40 man

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:34 (four months ago) Permalink

yes but they are also bad. you can at least dream on a kid coming up and maybe figuring it out -- a year ago it wasn't clear whether aaron judge was a starter! lincecum/ichiro have a ceiling that's probably below replacement-level

mookieproof, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 18:37 (four months ago) Permalink

Moustakas (KC) and Logan Morrison (MIN) both sign for $6.5M guaranteed, one year

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 9 March 2018 15:35 (four months ago) Permalink

Eric Hosmer signed for more money than Mike Moustakas, Carlos Santana, Logan Morrison, Yonder Alonso, Todd Frazier, Lucas Duda, Carlos Gomez, Curtis Granderson, Howie Kendrick, Eduardo Nunez, Jon Jay, Austin Jackson, Matt Adams, and Adam Lind COMBINED.

— Aaron Gleeman (@AaronGleeman) March 9, 2018

mookieproof, Friday, 9 March 2018 16:50 (four months ago) Permalink

i know there's a lot of chatter about free agency being weird this offseason but this class is the greatest group of potential "i knew it was wrong when i was walking down the aisle" contracts i can recollect.

omar little, Friday, 9 March 2018 16:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Which ones, the expensive (hosmer) or the cheap (moustakas)? Or both?

and in my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine♪♫ (Karl Malone), Friday, 9 March 2018 17:12 (four months ago) Permalink

the moustakas thing is really really weird

J0rdan S., Friday, 9 March 2018 17:14 (four months ago) Permalink

Re: Ichiro I’d imagine part of the reason is that the Mariners aren’t giving their fans any reason for optimism and nostalgia is a cheap replacement. And one of their outfielders is injured.

JoeStork, Friday, 9 March 2018 17:17 (four months ago) Permalink

cynically, the mariners are probably going to make a fair amount of money off of ichiro's farewell tour regardless of his performance

and in my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine♪♫ (Karl Malone), Friday, 9 March 2018 17:19 (four months ago) Permalink

yeah none of these guys are scherzer or cano or whatever, and you wouldn't want to give any of them what hosmer got, but like . . . lucas duda is a pretty good hitter and i feel confident he can put up 1 WAR this year! and he got a one-year deal worth $3.5m.

adam lind is a verified destroyer of right-handed pitching, hit .303/.362/.513 last year, and couldn't get a big-league deal. why wouldn't someone pay a couple million for that off the bench?

mookieproof, Friday, 9 March 2018 17:30 (four months ago) Permalink

The Lind tepidness might be more related to his off-field character flaws?

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Friday, 9 March 2018 17:37 (four months ago) Permalink

xxxxp

i think everyone out there is a pretty major question mark, i mean for example as a Cubs fan I'm remaining optimistic as possible on Darvish but this isn't a situation where he has a history of consistent Cy Young-level performances either, aside from his second season.

i think probably the safest offseason bets in the pool as far as more high-profile types were Cain and J.D. Martinez, i'd expect Cain to basically be as good as he's ever been and maybe even better and Martinez i think is a legit beast though who knows if he's in the middle of a consistent 7-8 year stretch of tearing the cover off the ball or if he's going to wind up more a Jermaine Dye type who peaks very briefly at an MVP level and then comes back down to earth.

omar little, Friday, 9 March 2018 19:16 (four months ago) Permalink

lance lynn to twins for 1 year, $12 million (14 with performance incentives). he declined the qualifying offer earlier this offseason, and was expected to get somewhere around 4 years, $56-60 million.

and in my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine♪♫ (Karl Malone), Saturday, 10 March 2018 22:48 (four months ago) Permalink

making his lance face there.

i'm surprised he didn't at least land somewhere for 2 years, $35 million. maybe he had that offer and thought he'd try his luck again next year? weird offseason.

and in my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine♪♫ (Karl Malone), Saturday, 10 March 2018 22:55 (four months ago) Permalink

sorry, i meant 2 years, $30

and in my opinionation, the sun is gonna surely shine♪♫ (Karl Malone), Saturday, 10 March 2018 22:55 (four months ago) Permalink

on a one-year deal he's probably worth twice what he got

mookieproof, Saturday, 10 March 2018 22:57 (four months ago) Permalink

man. whoever signs Arrieta is gonna get him for chump change at this rate.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 11 March 2018 06:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Didn't Lynn just turn down 2y/$20M from some team (it might have even been the Twins), claiming it was a non-starter?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 11 March 2018 17:51 (four months ago) Permalink

You will have to think that Arrieta is going to do like Lynn and sign a 1 year deal and then try again next year to get a big dollar deal.

What is better? To take a 1 year deal on a team with a shot to win it all but high stakes or take a 1 year deal in a team with a huge pitching stadium to try to pad your stats?

earlnash, Sunday, 11 March 2018 19:46 (four months ago) Permalink

Arrieta signs with Phillies! Looks like 3 years/$75 million based on reports.

omar little, Sunday, 11 March 2018 21:37 (four months ago) Permalink

That seems like a pretty good deal for both sides. I think the really long contracts are just going to be more rare going forward.

earlnash, Sunday, 11 March 2018 21:43 (four months ago) Permalink

Definitely a smart deal for both sides. If Arrieta isn't more than a #2 or #3 starter going forward (which seems to be his new normal) then he wasn't going to get more money by signing a one year deal and trying again in free agency.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 12 March 2018 09:04 (four months ago) Permalink

LOOKOUT! 👀 This will be my final season of calling baseball games. I’ve been playing or talking baseball ever since I was 4 years old. It’s time for this enjoyable ride to end. Thanks fans for allowing me into your homes & businesses. It’s been my pleasure. #Thisoneisgone

— Ken Singleton (@29alltime) March 12, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 12 March 2018 14:29 (four months ago) Permalink

I like Singleton that’s a drag

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 12 March 2018 14:41 (four months ago) Permalink

and on goes John Sterling

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 March 2018 14:42 (four months ago) Permalink

Seriously

YouTube_-_funy_cats.flv (Jimmy The Mod Awaits The Return Of His Beloved), Monday, 12 March 2018 14:45 (four months ago) Permalink

Source: Second baseman Neil Walker has agreed to a deal with the New York Yankees. Still pending a physical.

— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 12, 2018

mookieproof, Monday, 12 March 2018 15:27 (four months ago) Permalink

walker gets $4m + incentives (and is a better player than moustakas)

mookieproof, Monday, 12 March 2018 21:28 (four months ago) Permalink

so who is left?

cobb, holland seem to be the big ones. there's also brett anderson, lackey, hellickson, bautista, mark reynolds, brandon phillips...

Karl Malone, Tuesday, 13 March 2018 17:37 (four months ago) Permalink

astros extend altuve for 2020-2024 for $151M

Karl Malone, Saturday, 17 March 2018 15:58 (four months ago) Permalink

Hellickson minor league deal w/ Nats

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 18 March 2018 05:38 (four months ago) Permalink

alex cobb to the orioles, 4 years 60 million

na (NA), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 23:17 (four months ago) Permalink

seems weird given they aren't expected to contend and will likely trade machado sometime this year

na (NA), Tuesday, 20 March 2018 23:18 (four months ago) Permalink

feel like they finally looked in the mirror and said are we really going to give chris tillman 30 starts this season

the last time they signed a free-agent pitcher to a four-year deal it was ubaldo, so at least this can't be worse

mookieproof, Wednesday, 21 March 2018 00:56 (four months ago) Permalink

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/19/us/politics/baseball-tax-law-.html

A Curveball From the New Tax Law: It Makes Baseball Trades Harder

WilliamC, Saturday, 24 March 2018 20:04 (three months ago) Permalink

jayson werth to the mariners (minor league deal), who have sensed a market inefficiency in Really Old Outfielders

mookieproof, Tuesday, 27 March 2018 18:24 (three months ago) Permalink

Source confirms the Cardinals have a deal with Greg Holland, pending a physical. #STLCards

— Joe Trezza (@JoeTrezz) March 29, 2018

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 29 March 2018 16:46 (three months ago) Permalink

A Proven Closer

Sounds good to me tbh, they have plenty of payroll flexibility right now, they can afford to overpay.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:10 (three months ago) Permalink

Heyman tweets that Holland will earn $14MM on a one-year deal with the Cardinals.

Karl Malone, Thursday, 29 March 2018 17:47 (three months ago) Permalink

A's send Meisner (22, A/AA, SP) to Cardinals in exchange for Josh Lucas (27, AAAA, RP)

Karl Malone, Saturday, 31 March 2018 16:37 (three months ago) Permalink

a couple years ago i picked meisner to be a breakout star; he went 1-14 with a 5.85 ERA and 4.5 BB/9

still young-ish tho

mookieproof, Saturday, 31 March 2018 18:46 (three months ago) Permalink

Saw a rumour the Brewers/Dodgers are taking a Braun / Kemp+prospect swap.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Sunday, 1 April 2018 01:34 (three months ago) Permalink

Source: Mark Reynolds has a deal with the nats

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) April 13, 2018

finally, we can all move on with our lives

Karl Malone, Friday, 13 April 2018 00:14 (three months ago) Permalink

Bautista signed a Minor League contract with Barves

francisF, Saturday, 21 April 2018 20:31 (three months ago) Permalink


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