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Old 10-24-10, 01:46 PM
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

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So with the majority of the Phillies returning next season, what do they have to do to improve? I know that they're letting Werth go in favor of Dominic Brown, so at least initially the offense will take a hit but they have enough good players that they shouldn't have to worry about that. Rotation is set. Do they make changes to the bullpen? It doesn't seem that they have THAT much work to do..
That was some of the conversation I was trying to generate in the playoff thread a few days ago. I think the Phillies will still be one of the top teams in the league--kinda hard to argue that with all the talent on their club. However, I viewed Werth as their most consistent and durable position player over the last 2 years. And I also wonder if we've seen the best years of Rollins and Utley, both having declined in their production every year (injuries contributing) since 2007. Should be interesting to see if/what moves they make to get a little younger and remain on top of things.
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

Well with the Sox ownership buying a fucking soccer club, no clue what they will do this off season... Pen help, re-signing Beltre and Martinez, and wishing some power from the outfield (Werth would be nice). No more of this bridge season bullshit hopefully.
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

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Well with the Sox ownership buying a fucking soccer club, no clue what they will do this off season... Pen help, re-signing Beltre and Martinez, and wishing some power from the outfield (Werth would be nice). No more of this bridge season bullshit hopefully.
I think they will say goodbye to both Beltre and Martinez (they just signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a 3 year deal) they can resign Tek and let him Tutor him.
They will go after Cliff Lee (at least to drive the price up on the yanks) and I think they will sign Carl Crawford to play left. His production should help replace Martinez in the 3 spot.
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

MLB Hot Stove Thread should be renamed:

What will the Yankees and RedSox do, and then whats left for the other 28 teams

There is nothing more annoying then guys like Peter Gammons and Buster Olney talking about how well Cliff Lee would fit in the Yankees rotation in 2011. I am no Baseball Analyst, but I think he would work well in any of the 30 teams pitching rotations
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I think they will say goodbye to both Beltre and Martinez (they just signed Jarrod Saltalamacchia to a 3 year deal) they can resign Tek and let him Tutor him.
They will go after Cliff Lee (at least to drive the price up on the yanks) and I think they will sign Carl Crawford to play left. His production should help replace Martinez in the 3 spot.
See I think they go for Werth over Crawford. I think they need power guys more then they need speed guys. They have Ellsbury at the top of the order followed by Pedroia already. I think Werth is great for their 3 hole followed by them re-signing (they won't pick up his option though) Ortiz to bat clean up. I agree that Martinez and Beltre are out the door.

I don't think they go after Lee unless it's solely to drive up the price (which makes sense). They have a strong rotation and I would think fixing their offense is top priority.

I predict that Lee ends up with the Yankees, Werth to the Red Sox and Crawford to the Angels. I think the Red Sox will also either be part of a blockbuster trader that gets them Prince or Adrian Gonzalez. If they don't, I think they get Carlos Pena too. I think the Angels will add another starter too.

If the Sox don't get Prince Fielder, I think he gets traded this offseason anyway. I can see the Giants making a big move for him, they're loaded with pitching and the Brewers are in need of it. They'll also have the money needed to sign him long term. I'm sure there will be plenty of other teams in the hunt for a guy like that.
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

Recently on one of the Boston news stations they had a report that the Sox were having trade talks with the Padres for Adrian Gonzalez...I thought you couldn't have trade talks until after the Series?
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

Carl Crawford is not going to the Yankees. The rumors I heard say that he's going to the Angels. I don't think he wants to play in NY. Of course he'll want the Yankees to make an offer so he gets a better price from whatever other team he signs with.

Yanks don't need Crawford anyway. Gardner has been very solid in what he does on the field for them. Crawford offers more power than Gardner, but Gardner can steal just as many bases and he does the little things well like bunting, moving guys over, etc.
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

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Recently on one of the Boston news stations they had a report that the Sox were having trade talks with the Padres for Adrian Gonzalez...I thought you couldn't have trade talks until after the Series?
I don't think there's any such time where you can't have trade discussions. What you may be thinking of is how Selig requested teams don't make announcements of any kind (trades or otherwise) during the World Series.
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Yanks should get V-Mart, Cliff Lee, and Thome in the off-season. That would make it extra fun for Cleveland to watch both the NBA and MLB finals next year.
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Yanks should get V-Mart, Cliff Lee, and Thome in the off-season. That would make it extra fun for Cleveland to watch both the NBA and MLB finals next year.
I like it. I like it a LOT.

Except Thome is washed up.
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Except Thome is washed up.
Hey he'll help the Twins attain their ultimate goal of winning the AL Central again next year.
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Carl Crawford is not going to the Yankees. The rumors I heard say that he's going to the Angels. I don't think he wants to play in NY. Of course he'll want the Yankees to make an offer so he gets a better price from whatever other team he signs with.

Yanks don't need Crawford anyway. Gardner has been very solid in what he does on the field for them. Crawford offers more power than Gardner, but Gardner can steal just as many bases and he does the little things well like bunting, moving guys over, etc.
Agreed. Watching Gardner grind out ABs this year was great to watch. I hope he's the opening day lead off hitter. Or #2 hitter if they keep Jeter at lead off. At 26, Garder should keep getting better too. The only piece the Yankees need to add is a better utility infielder. Someone that can play short and 3rd well but can also hit. I like Pena, but he's not the guy. The Yankees will need a guy that can play twice a week and isn't an automatic out.
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

How much will Jeter get, do you think?
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

Cashman announced that the Yankees are not bringing back pitching coach Dave Eiland.
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wow... Jobronie... havent seen him in a while..
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How much will Jeter get, do you think?
Whatever it is it's too much. But it's Yankee money, it's like play money.

It's tricky though. The Yankees will give him the best offer. That's a given. But he doesn't want a pay cut, but he should get one. I think they'll start at 4 years/$60 mil but he'll end up with 5/75. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was 5/100.
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

Jeter needs to take a pay cut...he cant play shortstop forever...


Posada would be a great bench coach.. MO needs to stay because we cant find a replacement for him. Andy is so consistent but not scary.


Lee is our no. 1 priority... give him a blank check, a home, and etc.

The future is now and Montero needs to prove why we didnt trade him 3 times.
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Jeter needs to take a pay cut...he cant play shortstop forever...


Posada would be a great bench coach.. MO needs to stay because we cant find a replacement for him. Andy is so consistent but not scary.


Lee is our no. 1 priority... give him a blank check, a home, and etc.

The future is now and Montero needs to prove why we didnt trade him 3 times.
Jeter is not worth 25 mil a year. He's not even worth 15 at his current production levels. The decline has begun for him and A-Rod is next. Goat is so right when he says we need a utility infielder who can get some hits.

They need to bring up Montero. I realize he won't play every day, but Posada and he could both get time at C and DH. This could be like 1998 when Girardi taught Posada how to take is job. It's time for Posada to do the same thing.

I really don't know if Pettitte will be back. He might have had enough.
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McGwire is coming back to the Cards for another year, but most importantly - Duncan signed for two more years w/ an option for a third.

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Jeter will get legacy money. Does he still deserve to be paid like an elite player? Of course not. But he will be.
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Whatever it is it's too much. But it's Yankee money, it's like play money.

It's tricky though. The Yankees will give him the best offer. That's a given. But he doesn't want a pay cut, but he should get one. I think they'll start at 4 years/$60 mil but he'll end up with 5/75. But I wouldn't be surprised if it was 5/100.
Seriously?!

2/30 is wicked generous. He wants 3k hits, and he'll do it as a Yankee.
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Re: MLB 2010-11 Offseason & Hot Stove Thread

ESPN is reporting that Yankees fans were extremely rude to Cliff Lee's wife during the ALCS. Not so smart, Yankees fans!
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It's brilliant, if she has a problem with it, the only cure is for Lee to sign with NY.
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Rumors are that Girardi is looking at 3 years at $3 mil a season. Talks are ongoing.
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I didn't realize Doug Glanville wrote a book I mean, I know he went to one of those fancy East Coast colleges and all.

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