MLB 2020-2021 OFF-SEASON NEWS AND RUMORS

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  1. Fall Winslow

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    Looks like Bauer pulled the ole Boogie Cousins, and I love it. Remember when all the teams in the NBA basically took a hard stance on paying Cousins? He said, " ooooh, you bitches wanna play rough? OK. I'll sign with the Warriors. " And then all the execs around the league bitched about him joining Durant/Steph/Klay/Dray

    I'm Bauer's biggest fan now for this move. Love a good chess move when owners are crying poor. Thought for sure he was heading for the clown show. But we're all in. Exactly what you're supposed to do with a dynasty on the line. Worry about all that other shit later. Hell, Belli has shoulder issues and Buehler may blow his elbow out again. Can't worry about earmarking money on the doorstep of a dynasty. Legacies are on the line. Win and keep winning, things generally tend to work out
     
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    in other news Ferris looking at international property and a fleet of yachts
     
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    That's interesting. So essentially, $42.5M over each of the first two years, and then $17M in year three. So either he's really good and it's only a two year contract, or he doesn't live up to expectations and we're stuck with him for a third year. Sounds to me like he scored big time on this deal.
     
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    bye bye price
     
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    realize it was mostly against the shitty nl central, but still...
    • Bauer was one of the most dominant pitchers in baseball in 2020, with a 1.73 ERA, a 0.79 WHIP, 100 strikeouts and 17 walks during the pandemic-shortened season. Opposing batters hit .159 against him, which led all major league pitchers. In addition to WHIP and ERA, Bauer led the NL in ERA-plus, which adjusts for his hitter-friendly home ballpark, and hits allowed per nine innings (5.055) in 2020.
     
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    Find a way to make that happen, and then the Bauer deal makes sense.
     
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    won’t be surprised if this is the start of something big, perhaps even bigger (homo)
     
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    Kasten must have learned his lesson from his Atlanta days because they surely blew it there. Could have been a dynasty with more aggression
     
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    I’m slowly coming around to this. Like I said I just hope it doesn’t fuck up the chances of keeping Seager or Kershaw.
    But damn that rotation. Even with half those guys were still the best
     
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    That third year looks like it was just what they could get away with to lower the AAV. Of course, if Bauer gets injured it's a nice little insurance policy, but assuming he's even halfway decent he opts out. It's essentially a $42.5M per year contract with only a $34M luxury tax hit.
     
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    And if Seager and Boras don't get their act together, maybe Lindor will eventually push his way in too

    Boras is on notice. LAD/Guggs/Nerds are willing to be aggressive and maneuver. Don't fuck around and end up in Milwaukee and underneath LAD's boot, big boy
     
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    He did shut the Braves down in his playoff start vs them
     
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    Who starts opening day?
     
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    Walker has earned it
     
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    This is either gonna go great or blow up in our faces
     
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    don't forget the davey factor
    i had heard somewhere that CK is still viewed as the ace idk
     
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    can't stop doing push ups don't know why
     
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    Seeing opposing fans on Twitter panic over this is pretty satisfying.
     

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