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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    #151785
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    One would have to assume Hand would be getting a lower AAV than it would have cost to pick him up off waivers, which was $10.5M.

    January really is the new December, eh?

    #151795
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    Probably, though was the new Mets front office already in place when Hand went on waivers? Another possible consideration is any difference in their 40-man situation then (pre-Rule 5) vs. now, but that is just a guess.

    For some teams, it is the new December. For those in the NL Central, not so much…

    #151796
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    Sort of reminds me of the Matt Holliday situation in the winter of 2009-2010. He got seven years, $120 MM after coming to terms in January.

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    I wonder what the compensation will be like for 2021? MLBTR projected him at 4 years and $68M, so he got more years but $2M less AAV.

    #151801
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    Word is that the Yankees wanted more years to lessen the annual cap impact.

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    Six years for a 32 year old player? Yikes!

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    But at an AAV lower than the qualifying offer. And he isn’t just any player. He was third in the 2020 MVP voting.

    I have a strong feeling the Union isn’t going to like this deal…

    #151805
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    A couple of interesting perspectives.

    The Jays bid him up, which I love. They made their top opponent pay up. It also suggests to me that Toronto could pivot to Wong.

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    I guess Mo was really playing 4D chess all those years by bidding up the guys who signed elsewhere. In your face, Theo and Dombrowski!!

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    Like mentioned before I guess the Yankees are serious about staying under the luxury tax. That Stanton contract isn’t looking so good right now.

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    Kluber to the Yankees.

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    You’re right. Mo’s brilliance prevented the Cubs in 16 and the Red Sox in 18 from winning the WS. Great job you have created a dynasty.

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    San Diego gets Musgrove from the Pirates. They are ALL in.

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    The Padres are having a monster offseason. And they STILL have a highly rated farm system!

    I wonder if Friedman and the Dodgers will make any counter moves. They haven’t done much of anything yet this winter except a couple of middling bullpen pieces. They are also up against the luxury tax.

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    The Blue Jays sign Springer as well. Nice move for them as I read they have very little committed for 2022 and beyond.

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    Also, Jose Quintana to the Angels for 1 year, $8M.

    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/01/angels-to-sign-jose-quintana.html

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    The Jays are signing Brantley too. Unfortunately, they have terrible pitching that hasn’t been upgraded by their offensive moves (signing Yates and Chatwood may slightly help the pen, but they are risks).

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    Nevermind….Brantley is going back to Houston for 2 years and $32M. Same terms as his last deal with Houston.

    https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2021/01/astros-to-re-sign-michael-brantley.html

    #152195
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Hazel was reminded first-hand that the rumor business is only as dependable as your sources. 😉

    #152243
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    I wonder about looking at Adrelton Simmons. He might be looking at a 1yr contract to build his value back up, and didn’t look half bad and was trending up with the bat.

    It moves DeJong off SS, but his defense only helps us with run prevention. He is only 31 and as a bridge to Gorman in the infield as well as helping the infield depth (by moving DeJong to 2b or 3b) it might be nice.

    It’s just a thought off the top of my head.

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