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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:27 pm

It seems like a logical thing for them to do.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:34 pm

I hope they all have time to get in the best shape of their lives
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Thu Feb 08, 2018 6:07 pm

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Sammy Sofa wrote:https://deadspin.com/reports-mlbpa-starting-plans-to-host-spring-training-f-1822822588

As the time for pitchers and catchers to report draws closer, it’s looking more and more likely that unsigned free agents will host a spring training camp of their own.

With many top players still on the market and camps set to open next week, there had already been a few reports that a free-agents-only spring training might happen. The most comprehensive one yet came tonight from Tim Brown at Yahoo. The union is looking at potential spaces in Florida and Arizona and talking to coaches and other personnel, the report states.




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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Duke Silver » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:07 am

Yu is going to announce that he is signing with the Cubs and then he'll show up at the free agent camp and say "Y'all thought this show was over, horsefeathers!?"
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby David » Fri Feb 09, 2018 4:10 am

Duke Silver wrote:Yu is going to announce that he is signing with the Cubs and then he'll show up at the free agent camp and say "Y'all thought this show was over, horsefeathers!?"


lol "show"
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Postby Duke Silver » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:00 am

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Duke Silver wrote:Yu is going to announce that he is signing with the Cubs and then he'll show up at the free agent camp and say "Y'all thought this show was over, horsefeathers!?"


lol "show"


He called the horsefeathers poop.
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Postby ConstableRabbit » Fri Feb 09, 2018 2:54 pm

Duke Silver wrote:Yu is going to announce that he is signing with the Cubs and then he'll show up at the free agent camp and say "Y'all thought this show was over, horsefeathers!?"

Actually, Jed will say that.
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Postby Cubswin11 » Fri Feb 09, 2018 9:06 pm

Not a good day for Heyman. He got called our for reporting the D'backs had a similar offer to the Red Sox 5/125 offer for Martinez by being told it's not true and just Boras using the media to spread rumors. Then he had an article (since taken down) saying he talked to a friend of Donaldson who told him he's looking for a monster deal then Donaldson himself called him out on twitter and said Heyman doesn't know and hasn't talked to any of his friends and he hasn't discussed what he's looking to get with anybody. Then Heyman came back and said it's his belief or something he'd be aiming high and he didn't mean to imply Donaldson has made big demands when that's exactly what the article stated. What a bum.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Feb 10, 2018 1:22 am

Cubswin11 wrote:I have a real hard time feeling bad for the players or taking their side here.


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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby David » Sun Feb 11, 2018 1:54 am

starlin looks amped (and a little bloated?)
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:22 pm

David wrote:starlin looks amped (and a little bloated?)


That is not a good look. I feel bad for him, but then again some team would've traded for him if he was a better player. He's just not that valuable anymore.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:23 pm

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David wrote:starlin looks amped (and a little bloated?)


That is not a good look. I feel bad for him, but then again some team would've traded for him if he was a better player. He's just not that valuable anymore.


Remember when he was supposed to be a comparable or perhaps better value than Bryce Harper?
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Postby Derwood » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:24 pm

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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Regular Show » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:28 pm

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:
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David wrote:starlin looks amped (and a little bloated?)


That is not a good look. I feel bad for him, but then again some team would've traded for him if he was a better player. He's just not that valuable anymore.


Remember when he was supposed to be a comparable or perhaps better value than Bryce Harper?


I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that?

S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there...
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Derwood » Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:43 pm

Castro vs Harper is an ugly comparison
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Geech » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:32 pm

Regular Show wrote:I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that?

S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there...


I don't specifically recall the Harper comparison, but I believe it happened. Folks here were (understandably) really high on Castro and made a lot of optimistic predictions that he did not fulfill. One I recall is that Castro was "guaranteed" to be the next Jeter. Something along those lines.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Tim » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:36 pm

Geech wrote:
Regular Show wrote:I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that?

S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there...


I don't specifically recall the Harper comparison, but I believe it happened. Folks here were (understandably) really high on Castro and made a lot of optimistic predictions that he did not fulfill. One I recall is that Castro was "guaranteed" to be the next Jeter. Something along those lines.

There was at least one person saying there were only 3-5 players in baseball for whom they'd trade Starlin (or something along those lines). It got a little crazy.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Omar » Sun Feb 11, 2018 11:49 pm

Geech wrote:
Regular Show wrote:I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that?

S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there...


I don't specifically recall the Harper comparison, but I believe it happened. Folks here were (understandably) really high on Castro and made a lot of optimistic predictions that he did not fulfill. One I recall is that Castro was "guaranteed" to be the next Jeter. Something along those lines.


We said the same thing about Ronny Cedeno.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Geech » Mon Feb 12, 2018 12:06 am

Omar wrote:
Geech wrote:
Regular Show wrote:I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that?

S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there...


I don't specifically recall the Harper comparison, but I believe it happened. Folks here were (understandably) really high on Castro and made a lot of optimistic predictions that he did not fulfill. One I recall is that Castro was "guaranteed" to be the next Jeter. Something along those lines.


We said the same thing about Ronny Cedeno.


I'll have to take your word for that, although the Cedeno enthusiasm almost certainly never reached the levels of Castro enthusiasm.
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Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

Postby Sammy Sofa » Mon Feb 12, 2018 1:45 am

Omar wrote:
Geech wrote:
Regular Show wrote:I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that?

S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there...


I don't specifically recall the Harper comparison, but I believe it happened. Folks here were (understandably) really high on Castro and made a lot of optimistic predictions that he did not fulfill. One I recall is that Castro was "guaranteed" to be the next Jeter. Something along those lines.


We said the same thing about Ronny Cedeno.


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Tim wrote:
Geech wrote:
Regular Show wrote:I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that?

S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there...


I don't specifically recall the Harper comparison, but I believe it happened. Folks here were (understandably) really high on Castro and made a lot of optimistic predictions that he did not fulfill. One I recall is that Castro was "guaranteed" to be the next Jeter. Something along those lines.

There was at least one person saying there were only 3-5 players in baseball for whom they'd trade Starlin (or something along those lines). It got a little crazy.

At one point there were 8 or 9 players projected by someone (BR maybe?) to have more WAR than Castro in the next 5 years or something and someone pointed it out. I remember agreeing with them. Oh well.
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Postby DiceMan4221 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:59 am

I still have faith that Angel Guzman is going to put it all together soon.
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Postby Hairyducked Idiot » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:00 am

DiceMan4221 wrote:I still have faith that Angel Guzman is going to put it all together soon.


Brooks Kieshnick might yet have 20 HRs and 20 saves in the same season.
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Postby CaliforniaRaisin » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:18 am

Omar wrote:
Geech wrote:
Regular Show wrote:I do not recall him ever being more valuable than B. Harper? When was that?

S. Castro was pretty valuable after his 2011-12 seasons, and then had a bad year in 2013. He bounced back in 2014, but missed some time due to injuries. Then it was pretty much downhill from there...


I don't specifically recall the Harper comparison, but I believe it happened. Folks here were (understandably) really high on Castro and made a lot of optimistic predictions that he did not fulfill. One I recall is that Castro was "guaranteed" to be the next Jeter. Something along those lines.


We said the same thing about Ronny Cedeno.


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