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    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by RealAccountant View Post
    Only AA can get a deal like that down
    Bartolo Colon for Lee, Sizemore and Phillips?

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    Quote Originally Posted by L54 View Post
    I missed this, but I agree. Like, getting Edwin for only 3 years at 20 per is a no brainer to me. Eat half Smoak's salary and move him. There is no way someone wouldn't sign him to a 1/4M contract if he was a FA.
    Well considering the minimum league salary is $535K I'd have to disagree.
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    We need to add 4-5 wins in order to be where we were last year whether that's in the corner outfield or the pen which is much harder. We must have the lowest win projections out of the corner outfield in the majors. I think the nukber is 1

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    I wonder if there's a team out there in need of depth at 1B and working with a surplus of arms. Swap out Smoak for a middle reliever making similar or less money, likely would have to target a bounce back candidate coming off a down year. We may not save much money in the process but if we could reallocate Smoak's useless salary into an arm that turns out to be decently reliable, that could still turn out to be a solid gain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendleton View Post
    I wonder if there's a team out there in need of depth at 1B and working with a surplus of arms. Swap out Smoak for a middle reliever making similar or less money, likely would have to target a bounce back candidate coming off a down year. We may not save much money in the process but if we could reallocate Smoak's useless salary into an arm that turns out to be decently reliable, that could still turn out to be a solid gain.
    Ryan Madson is the only name that I can come up with that is any sort of fit.

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    Ugh need some more rumours, been silent as fuck since the winter meetings ended.



    Got a gut feeling were going to make a big trade

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    Quote Originally Posted by george09 View Post
    Ugh need some more rumours, been silent as fuck since the winter meetings ended.



    Got a gut feeling were going to make a big trade
    Yeah, for Jay Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ray View Post
    Yeah, for Jay Bruce.
    Or Granderson

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    Quote Originally Posted by george09 View Post
    Or Granderson
    Nah it's Bruce

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    11-min Josh Donaldson interview:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMQP...Ud__P_21eO9iLy

    Baseball talks starts around 7:40. Rest is basically about MMA, but still a good listen

    Cliffs:
    - Doesn't know if Edwin or Jose will be back. Was hanging out with both of them a couple days back. When asked if he thinks they're gonna be back, he just kinda shrugs it off, but his reaction is kinda telling. Says "they'll find love somewhere".
    - Him and Gibby have a "father-son" relationship.
    - From the conversations he had with Shapiro and Atkins, he describes them as "very very smart and intelligent with their decisions when it comes to pitching".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendleton View Post
    I wonder if there's a team out there in need of depth at 1B and working with a surplus of arms. Swap out Smoak for a middle reliever making similar or less money, likely would have to target a bounce back candidate coming off a down year. We may not save much money in the process but if we could reallocate Smoak's useless salary into an arm that turns out to be decently reliable, that could still turn out to be a solid gain.
    I see Atkins implying that EE is not in their sights due to the fact that they already signed Smoak but this to me just doesn't fly because as you suggest - they can dump Smoak in a trade to get someone else's mediocre contract. It's not like Smoak is untradeable - he offers still some upside - he is decent at first, decent power and cheap. Plenty of cheap teams can use him. And such teams probably have an overpaid guy but perhaps at a more serviceable position that we can use - perhaps a back-up catcher or outfielder.

    I would try to offer EE 3/66m with two 1/23 team/vesting options. He get paid - if he performs he gets the additional years - if he doesn't then he becomes a free agent again.

    EE is worth the effort to try and do something here. He is worth moving the deck chairs around a bit.

    This team was borderline playoff bound. I am not exactly sure how removing JB, EE, Cecil, and having Pearce and Morales as the replacements exactly makes us better. We don't have the ability to trade for talent and other than EE who exactly replaces the production?

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    Watch Smoak have a monster year and smash 40 homers.........
    I donít suffer from insanity. I enjoy every minute of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maahfaace View Post
    Watch Smoak have a monster year and smash 40 homers.........
    Going to have to learn to lay off a curveball first, which he hasn't in his entire career.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Maahfaace View Post
    Watch Smoak have a monster year and smash 40 homers.........
    You have him playing in the pcl most of the year? I'm pretty sure we moved our AAA team to buffalo a few years ago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendleton View Post
    I wonder if there's a team out there in need of depth at 1B and working with a surplus of arms. Swap out Smoak for a middle reliever making similar or less money, likely would have to target a bounce back candidate coming off a down year. We may not save much money in the process but if we could reallocate Smoak's useless salary into an arm that turns out to be decently reliable, that could still turn out to be a solid gain.
    Bastardo?

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