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    With Britton out for 6 months but due a large arbitration salary, and Machado reportedly off the market after poor trade offers, how fucked are the Orioles?

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    Quote Originally Posted by L54 View Post
    The guy the Jays should be looking to move and cash in on is Osuna.
    Agreed. And Smoak.
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    I think the Trump presidency has been a smashing success so far, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobthe4th View Post
    With Britton out for 6 months but due a large arbitration salary, and Machado reportedly off the market after poor trade offers, how fucked are the Orioles?
    Yeah thatís a farm system that probably wonít be able to start any sort of recovery until the end of the decade at the earliest if those two just end up walking.

    Just to add on to your previous post though, with those guys off the market, isnít this the best time for the Jays to capitalize by trading Donaldson and Osuna? Cards may start getting desperate for a bat and there would be tons of teams lining up for Osuna now that Britton is going nowhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cbert View Post
    Yeah thatís a farm system that probably wonít be able to start any sort of recovery until the end of the decade at the earliest if those two just end up walking.

    Just to add on to your previous post though, with those guys off the market, isnít this the best time for the Jays to capitalize by trading Donaldson and Osuna? Cards may start getting desperate for a bat and there would be tons of teams lining up for Osuna now that Britton is going nowhere.
    Well if the potential return for Machado wasnít good enough to trade him, perhaps the offers for JD arenít very good either. Who knows though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimcanuck View Post
    Agreed. And Smoak.
    Yup. If he sustains his success in the first half and the Jays are out of it, then I would 100% support moving him as well.
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    Of course he can, but it's safe to assume Biagini will match Stroman's numbers over the next three years easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimcanuck View Post
    Agreed. And Smoak.
    Smoak isn't going to get you anything worth trading him for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBJ12 View Post
    Smoak isn't going to get you anything worth trading him for.
    Disagree, he could easily get a young BP pitcher
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    I think the Trump presidency has been a smashing success so far, tbh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burlingtonbandit View Post
    If the Jays want to compete this year they're going to have to keep him though. Without him the bullpen is easily bottom 10 if not worse.

    But if they sell at the deadline he should be one of the first ones they move.
    You're right, they aren't going to trade him before the season but he would be one of the most attractive bullpen arms at the deadline if they decided to move him.
    Quote Originally Posted by gruber92 View Post
    Of course he can, but it's safe to assume Biagini will match Stroman's numbers over the next three years easily.

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    Smoak was a three win player last year owed 10M over the next two years. There would absolutely be takers for him if he maintains the adjustments he made last year, which is essentially curbing the strikeouts.
    Quote Originally Posted by gruber92 View Post
    Of course he can, but it's safe to assume Biagini will match Stroman's numbers over the next three years easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L54 View Post
    Smoak was a three win player last year owed 10M over the next two years. There would absolutely be takers for him if he maintains the adjustments he made last year, which is essentially curbing the strikeouts.
    Similar players are only getting $7M.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBJ12 View Post
    Similar players are only getting $7M.
    That's why he would have to be good again to start the year.

    A power bat available for 2M at the deadline will likely have suitors, especially in the AL.
    Quote Originally Posted by gruber92 View Post
    Of course he can, but it's safe to assume Biagini will match Stroman's numbers over the next three years easily.

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    Quote Originally Posted by L54 View Post
    That's why he would have to be good again to start the year.

    A power bat available for 2M at the deadline will likely have suitors, especially in the AL.
    I agree. Someone might overpay at the deadline if he puts up similar numbers.

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    There are actually a few playoff hopefuls who have tenuous 1B situations. Houston (Gurriel), Boston (Moreland/Hanley), Mariners (Healy?), Angels (Pujols/Cron). I guess CLE could use Eddie at 1B with Alonso. I'm a huge Bird fan but who knows what he gives NYY next year.

    Even if you want to include the Twins (Mauer sucks). Giants could move Belt to LF and use Smoak at 1B.

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    Steven Wright's domestic case chucked out of court, MLB still on the case, lol.

    http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/2...eague-baseball

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    Bo Bichetteís brother Dante Jr (who I didnít realise was still in baseball) just signed a minor league with the Rockies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobthe4th View Post
    Bo Bichette’s brother Dante Jr (who I didn’t realise was still in baseball) just signed a minor league with the Rockies.
    He suxxxxxxxxxx

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