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I dont think it will. Those who bend to the loud minority (on either side) are simply weak. The commissioner of baseball shouldnt be in that category.
Mlb operates on thinner margins than nba and nfl and is losing fan interest at a much more rapid pace. My guess is that they will simply stop after this and everyone will just go back to playing baseball.
Mandred is an absolute coward and absolutely took a political stance.
There are many states that have voter ID already because its common sense. It has nothing to do with baseball. Stand up for your views and be proud. Dont apologize- winners win and losers lose- always have, always will😂February 15, 2018 at 10:15 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2017-2018 #43895
What are the chances of Holliday being given an MLB contract at this point? I saw utley just got a 2yr/2mm….i wonder if he were offered a milb contract if he would take it or just retire…id rather have him on the 40 man for next year than luke voit, although his #s outside of yankee stadium were pretty bad. From the club’s pov he would certainly sell tickets…
Ill be there march 5th-9th…I also am going to visit the new stros/nats complex in WPB, supposed to be pretty nice.
“Cubs develop hitters and buy pitchers. Cards develop pitchers and acquire a few hitters, but not often enough”
***that’s the idea but you are also right that it doesnt happen often enough…the gonzales/oneill trade was one i liked…looked even to maybe tipping us on paper…but really we just got rid of an sp who had ran out of rope and room for a top 100 prospect/possible 5th outfielder with upside, who was ready to go , hopefully we can see more of it in the future**
The sad thing is that other teams who are in a similar situation projection wise the cardinals (brewers, twins just off top of head) are aggressively spending to get better. I dont know the #s revenue wise, but those teams net less than the cardinals, and will net much less over the next decade or so. So the difference is those teams might be putting themselves in a hole for the next few years to get to the postseason now, where we simply dont have that worry. Yet we sit on our hands.
I hate to sound like some people on here (or i guess old board) who bash owners regardless, but we have an extremely rich team who simply doesnt want to spend this year to contend. Spend your dollars accordingly, but Id rather have mike leake right now than unspent dry powder.
Its interesting to me the value that is put on “upside” vs “floor” in prospect rankings. Do they weight it a certain way? It seems to me that people fall in love with upside and might discount downside, at least in a what is just an ordinal ranking (quant) situation..
a year ago I would have agreed that a 32yr old fowler with 3/50mm remaining on his contract would have been easy to place somewhere with a majority salary dump. The way free agents contracts are panning out this year im not so sure.Or are you suggesting that we sit him in favor of prospects? I don’t see that happening, do you?
**Good to see you again, grays!**
Hope all is well Brian, always nice to get this sentiment from someone other than my dog : ) ha!
I would have bet the farm that Gyorko would have been elsewhere next season, still could be I guess. You’d have to think the moose deal is a given until you look at their Dwar next to each other..I dont know how much of a defensive upgrade he is. I also dont think you can pencil him in for 38 hrs a year obviously but 25 plus is realistic, again, im not sure how much of an upgrade he is there…