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    Not sure if this was posted yet but Trout can legally become a free agent right now based on a California state law.
    If I were him I would jump ship haha he doesn't seem like the type.

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    If anyone is looking for the article, it's right nyah:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/how-m...-a-free-agent/

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    Well we could use an outfielder....

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    It's interesting to talk about. But I can't see that working out the way they think it would. MLB would put the kibosh to it pretty quick.
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    Funny to look over the first few pages of the 2016 thread..

    http://www.bluejaysmessageboard.com/...-Baseball-2016

    that being said..

    Any bold predictions for the rest of the MLB this year?

    1.) there will be no drama between the Jays/Rangers this year

    2.) JD's war is going to drop by a half

    3.) Harper will continue to 'suck' and repeat his 2016 numbers

    4.) Cubs will repeat as World Champions

    5.) The Royals will be deadline sellers

    6.) Surprise competitive team will be the Yankees
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    Rays declined Houston offer for Archer

    "Luhnow [Astro’s GM] went to Tampa, from what I’m told, and said alright this is what we’ll give you for Chris Archer. We’ll give you Tucker. We’ll give you Martes. We’ll give you David Paulino, who is their second best pitching prospect. We’ll give you two more prospects for Archer and Tampa Bay, which kinda surprised me, said ‘no we need more than that if we’re going to trade Chris Archer.’"
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    http://www.minorleagueball.com/2017/...pects-for-2017

    That's a fun read now after all the trades...

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    Quote Originally Posted by HERPDERP View Post
    Rays declined Houston offer for Archer

    "Luhnow [Astro痴 GM] went to Tampa, from what I知 told, and said alright this is what we値l give you for Chris Archer. We値l give you Tucker. We値l give you Martes. We値l give you David Paulino, who is their second best pitching prospect. We値l give you two more prospects for Archer and Tampa Bay, which kinda surprised me, said 創o we need more than that if we池e going to trade Chris Archer."
    http://www.minorleagueball.com/2016/...pects-for-2017

    Martes, Tucker and Paulino are the Astros top 3 prospects per Sickels. If they were willing to give up 2 more - could you imagine giving up your top 5 prospects for Archer? Hard to fathom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie19 View Post
    http://www.minorleagueball.com/2016/...pects-for-2017

    Martes, Tucker and Paulino are the Astros top 3 prospects per Sickels. If they were willing to give up 2 more - could you imagine giving up your top 5 prospects for Archer? Hard to fathom.
    Archer has a ridiculous contract. He is controlled until 2019, plus two team options, so until 2021.

    Quintana is on the same contract, but he is controlled until 2020.

    I guess you need to figure out which one is better and cheaper to acquire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brownie19 View Post
    http://www.minorleagueball.com/2016/...pects-for-2017

    Martes, Tucker and Paulino are the Astros top 3 prospects per Sickels. If they were willing to give up 2 more - could you imagine giving up your top 5 prospects for Archer? Hard to fathom.
    Archer has 5 extremely affordable years left on his contract (38.5M over the next 5 years), and is basically an ace who just turned 28. Yeah, I can see it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HERPDERP View Post
    Funny to look over the first few pages of the 2016 thread..

    http://www.bluejaysmessageboard.com/...-Baseball-2016

    that being said..

    Any bold predictions for the rest of the MLB this year?

    1.) there will be no drama between the Jays/Rangers this year

    2.) JD's war is going to drop by a half

    3.) Harper will continue to 'suck' and repeat his 2016 numbers

    4.) Cubs will repeat as World Champions

    5.) The Royals will be deadline sellers

    6.) Surprise competitive team will be the Yankees
    Bold predictions:

    1. Giancarlo Stanton will finally have a healthy season and will hit 50 home runs.

    2. Bryce Harper will have a higher WAR than Mike Trout.

    3. Jose Bautista will have a higher WAR than Edwin Encarnacion

    4. Surprise competitive team will be Colorado.

    5. The Mets will be deadline sellers.

    6. Mike Trout will be traded at the end of the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobthe4th View Post
    Bold predictions:

    1. Giancarlo Stanton will finally have a healthy season and will hit 50 home runs.

    2. Bryce Harper will have a higher WAR than Mike Trout.

    3. Jose Bautista will have a higher WAR than Edwin Encarnacion

    4. Surprise competitive team will be Colorado.

    5. The Mets will be deadline sellers.

    6. Mike Trout will be traded at the end of the season.
    3 and 4 seem possible, but... not the others so much.

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    Lol Trout is king

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    Quote Originally Posted by P2F View Post
    3 and 4 seem possible, but... not the others so much.
    Haha, that's why they are bold!

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    Quote Originally Posted by P2F View Post
    3 and 4 seem possible, but... not the others so much.
    is this Harpers contract year? If so I think were going to be watching an historical season from him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by baseballsss View Post
    is this Harpers contract year? If so I think were going to be watching an historical season from him.
    No, 2018. He needs to rebound with the bat--he was basically similar to Bautista this past year. He went from MVP to basically mediocre.. walks a lot with a low average. Teams aren't going to throw money at him if he doesn't rebound.. we all saw what has happened with Jason Heyward with the Cubs.. already peaked offensively in 2012 and hasn't rebounded with the bat--only his D is making him valuable, and that contract's an albatross for the Cubs, and will be even moreso when the young core hits arb..

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