MLB Offseason 2020 News & Notes

j-man

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tanaka will be back in NY unless Sea LAA SD gives him 15+ a year
Lemahieu will be back too unless a team like the mets overpay for him
 

nattysez

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Cohen had his intro press conference today and apparently absolutely killed it. Wants to win a WS in 3-5 years, isn't in this to make money, etc.
 

terrynever

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Lindy McDaniel dies from COVID at 84. A very effective reliever for the Cardinals and Yankees in the 1960s. His brother Von was a brief sensation, IIRC.

 

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Would the Mets make a play for LeMahieu now for 2B? Need a 2B and a just saved a ton of money for at least one year. I can't imagine cano would keep sticking at 2B much longer anyway would he?
 

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Eh, maybe for this year, but he's still signed through 2022 and 2023, so it's not like they can go out and get a free agent this year (unless they're just treating him as complete sunk cost, which I guess isn't necessarily the worst idea)
Another wrinkle is that if season is shortened with strike and/or Covid then suspension runs into 2023 also. 163 games.
 

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Would the Mets make a play for LeMahieu now for 2B? Need a 2B and a just saved a ton of money for at least one year. I can't imagine cano would keep sticking at 2B much longer anyway would he?
They still have bigger needs, Springer is a much better fit. Jeff McNeil's best position is 2B, so he should take over there.
 

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I was surprised to see their team offensive numbers, they had a good offense last season. What they really need is reliable starting pitching. Trevor Bauer should absolutely be their #1 target. DeGrom/Bauer/Syndegaard(I think he is back to start the season?) is a great 1-3. Wacha seems like a lost cause while Matz is an ok 5 starter. Probably need another starting pitcher or two but if Cohen wants to start spending, I dont see how they can't throw cash at Bauer. I imagine they take a wait and see approach with Noah but also would be surprised if they don't try and sign him once he is a FA after next season.

edit: Should have looked it up before posting, Noah should be back around June. So they really need at least 2 SPs, Bauer really seems like a must sign for them.
 

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Bauer is an even more perfect fit if he really still wants just a one year deal since the Mets just got a $24M windfall from the Cano suspension (NY still gets the $4M from SEA somehow).
 

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I was surprised to see their team offensive numbers, they had a good offense last season. What they really need is reliable starting pitching. Trevor Bauer should absolutely be their #1 target. DeGrom/Bauer/Syndegaard(I think he is back to start the season?) is a great 1-3. Wacha seems like a lost cause while Matz is an ok 5 starter. Probably need another starting pitcher or two but if Cohen wants to start spending, I dont see how they can't throw cash at Bauer. I imagine they take a wait and see approach with Noah but also would be surprised if they don't try and sign him once he is a FA after next season.

edit: Should have looked it up before posting, Noah should be back around June. So they really need at least 2 SPs, Bauer really seems like a must sign for them.
Stroman says hello. And also Peterson.
 

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I know this isn’t the “baseless speculation/advice for other teams” thread, but the Angels are the team that should aggressively pursue Bauer, right? The As and Astros look like they might take a step back, you’ve got Trout and Rendon and the Pujols Deal is in its last year, and Bundy is signed for another year and he was a real find for you. I dunno, seems like it makes a lot of sense to me, which is probably why he’ll go to like the White Sox now or something.

EDIT and doesn’t he legitimately hate the Astros, too, or is that keyfabe?
 

sean1562

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Stroman says hello. And also Peterson.
Ah, my mistake, fairly large oversight missing Stroman. I don't know a ton about Peterson but looks like he had a fairly large gap between his ERA and his FIP but certainly seems like a good bet to be a solid 4/5 guy. That being said, Bauer still seems like the guy they should be focusing on if they want to challenge the Braves in that division.
 

Oppo

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Ah, my mistake, fairly large oversight missing Stroman. I don't know a ton about Peterson but looks like he had a fairly large gap between his ERA and his FIP but certainly seems like a good bet to be a solid 4/5 guy. That being said, Bauer still seems like the guy they should be focusing on if they want to challenge the Braves in that division.
Ya I don’t disagree especially with Thor being a big question mark.
 

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Does pissing hot not give the team an option to void the contract? You’d think they’d want that explicit option or could find it under a more standard morals clause.
 

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Does pissing hot not give the team an option to void the contract? You’d think they’d want that explicit option or could find it under a more standard morals clause.
As a team/ownership, would you want that clause in there?
If your big money signing has been juicing to put up the stats that earned him the contract in the first place, do you really want to disincentivize him from continuing to do so?

Seems getting out of the contract for the suspension period is a pretty sweet deal for the team side as it is.
 

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Sure. It might be legit, but it's Spanish and from a newspaper, although this blue check mark twitter has reported it.

View: https://twitter.com/Beisbolpuro/status/1331294990442651650


"The newspaper "Yucatán Now" reports that Cuban Randy Arozarena was arrested after abducting his daughter, who lives with his ex-wife Cristina Burgos. "