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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #90 on: February 02, 2020, 08:10:22 PM »

The only way to win is to draft and develop high risk guys. Also by trading for them. Long term contracts arenít feasible. Free agents arenít feasible. So you have to try to compile a wave of young talent that has a short window. Cherington seems to know this.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #91 on: February 04, 2020, 11:06:37 PM »

Big time trade in MLB as Red Sox send Betts and David Price and cash go the Dodgers for OF Alex Verdugo and RHP Brusdar Graterol.  Minnesota was also involved and get RHP Kenta Maeda.

In a separate deal the Dodgers send Petersen down the freeway to the Angels for 2B Luis Rengifo.

Seems Red Sox are tired of paying the luxury tax and this gets them under that.  Dodgers are all in to win the elusive World Series.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #92 on: February 09, 2020, 12:05:19 PM »

Big time trade in MLB as Red Sox send Betts and David Price and cash go the Dodgers for OF Alex Verdugo and RHP Brusdar Graterol.  Minnesota was also involved and get RHP Kenta Maeda.

In a separate deal the Dodgers send Petersen down the freeway to the Angels for 2B Luis Rengifo.

Seems Red Sox are tired of paying the luxury tax and this gets them under that.  Dodgers are all in to win the elusive World Series.

Appears this has fallen apart.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #93 on: February 09, 2020, 05:07:03 PM »

If i was Boston I would just ask Minnesota for a lesser healthy arm to get rid of the Price contract. They could potentially sign a different pitcher or make a big trade in season.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #94 on: February 09, 2020, 07:45:06 PM »

Seems the trade is back on but without Minnesota.  Will just be a LA and Boston deal.  No details yet though. 
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #95 on: February 09, 2020, 07:55:12 PM »

All Boston wanted was to dump the Price contract.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #96 on: February 10, 2020, 12:04:02 PM »

The Red Sox and Dodgers have reworked the deal sending Betts and Price to Los Angeles.

Red Sox get Alex Verdugo, prospects Jeter Downs and Connor Wong.
LA Dodgers get Betts and Price.

Minnesota is sending Brusdar Graterol to LA Dodgers for Kenta Maeda.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #97 on: February 10, 2020, 08:38:58 PM »

I donít think Maeda is a good fit in Minnesota. Thatís a tough ballpark for flyball pitchers.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #98 on: February 11, 2020, 11:19:01 AM »

Anyone else feel that reading about off season baseball is more interesting than any other sport? Getting to learn the names of the players working to make the team and seeing how the vets are doing...and the trades and signing just make it different every  day.  In football after the draft nothing much happens until August and then the vets hardly do anything so hard to really get a handle on any rookies. It just seems that with the Steelers, names pop up of guys I did not even know were on the team. Losing the paper daily will impact this for me. Trying to have coffee and mess with the screen is not the same as having the paper to keep going over and save up.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #99 on: February 11, 2020, 04:37:33 PM »

Baseball to me is interesting too because in other sports with a fixed salary cap and floor, all teams are just in varying stages of pretty much the same strategy. In baseball you have teams really having more unique plans on how to get ahead.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #100 on: February 12, 2020, 06:01:03 PM »

Seems baseball is setting the 3 batter minimum for pitchers now this season. 
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #101 on: February 17, 2020, 12:17:52 AM »

Don't know if one should laugh or cry. Cherrington seems hopelessly naive if he actually believes this. https://triblive.com/sports/pirates-gm-ben-cherington-money-to-build-winner-will-be-there/

One thing it does confirm for me is that the Pirates have a global baseball budget. While money can shift around within it, there is a hard ceiling of x dollars meaning the GM must always rob Peter to pay Paul.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #102 on: February 19, 2020, 05:47:42 PM »

Pirates Pablo Reyes popped for PED use and is out 80 games.
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #103 on: February 21, 2020, 07:32:10 AM »

lol, maybe he will hit .250 now
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Re: Pirates Off Season 2019-20
« Reply #104 on: February 21, 2020, 07:35:29 AM »

lol, maybe he will hit .250 now

The Kevin Stallings of MLB lol.
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