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Seriously? The Cubs?

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Alex Patton Alex
Sep 9

538 sez: what-happened-to-this-once-promising-padres-season

Making matters worse for San Diego, they have the toughest remaining schedule in MLB according to Elo, after adjusting for opposing starters and game location. (Cincinnati, by contrast, has the third-easiest remaining slate in baseball.) Of the Padres’ 35 remaining games, 25 are against teams with above-average Elo ratings, including 10 against the Giants, nine against the Dodgers and three each against the Astros and Braves.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Aug 30

Interesting note about baseball stats since the league started enforcing the pitching substance standards.

Through games on June 20, non-pitchers were hitting .243/.318/.409 with a
23.2% strikeout rate. Since the first day of enforcement, that’s up to
.253/.326/.428 with a 22% strikeout percentage.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Aug 26

Probably in the pay area. Here's the gist of it:

In a face-to-face collective bargaining meeting in Denver on Monday, Major League Baseball made its first proposal covering core economics to the Players Association. The plan included a new tax on team spending, one that would both effectively lower the first luxury-tax threshold in the sport to $180 million, and charge teams who exceed that first mark a higher percentage than they pay today. One trade-off, people briefed on the league’s proposal said, would be a salary minimum of $100 million in the sport.

Money collected from teams paying tax would fund certain club payrolls to the minimum, but details about the mechanism are unclear, including what penalties teams might incur if they do not reach $100 million, or what year the minimum would take effect.

The current tax system includes three spending tiers, the first of which is $210 million. Today, a team that goes over that amount pays a tax of at least 20 percent. In the new system proposed by MLB, the three tiers would still exist, and the new tax would be introduced below them — making for what would function as a four-tier system. Taxation would begin at 25 percent for the teams above $180 million, and the rates would climb from there.

... The proposal included many other components which are are not currently known, leaving an incomplete picture. But player reaction to the luxury-tax element was not expected to be positive.

Alex Patton Alex
Aug 20

It's an elbow. Lots we don't know, but TJ means missing two years and then the Mets have a great talent. Probably. Instead, they end up with a No. 11 compensation next year, if I understand this correctly. If they don't take a guy with a bum elbow again (maybe) maybe it will work out okay.

Peter Kreutzer Rotoman
Aug 2

I mean. I do believe that the Mets think there is something there. It's not like they wanted to be a circus show for Cohen's first draft. It's just hard to understand what is there. Independent medical checkers say "nothing wrong," but then they are being paid by Boras so who knows. 

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Aug 2

Slot value was around $5M. There was a reported agreement around $6M early on. They would have exclusive minor league developmental review of him for 4 years before he would have to be added to the 26-man roster. That's not a lot of money even if he needed surgery and missed a year.  But, he says he's not hurt, so there's that.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Aug 2

Kumar Rocker does not sign due to what Mets describe as an injury that they want a discount for. Rocker's camp disagrees. Cohen posts past deadline ... "Draft picks are worth 5x their slot to franchises."   Uhhh so why didn't you sign Rocker and take the chance?

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Aug 1

The recap:

Los Angeles Dodgers receive: RHP Max Scherzer, SS Trea Turner
Washington Nationals receive: C Keibert Ruiz, RHP Josiah Gray, RHP Gerardo Carrillo and OF Donovan Casey 

San Francisco Giants receive: 3B/OF Kris Bryant
Chicago Cubs receive: OF Alexander Canario, RHP Caleb Kilian

Toronto Blue Jays receive: RHP Joakim Soria
Arizona Diamondbacks receive: TBA   

Atlanta Braves receive: RHP Richard Rodriguez
Pittsburgh Pirates receive: RHP Bryse Wilson, RHP Ricky Devito

San Diego Padres receive: CF Jake Marisnick
Chicago Cubs receive: TBA

New York Mets receive: SS Javier Baez, RHP Trevor Williams
Chicago Cubs receive: OF Pete Crow-Armstrong

 St. Louis Cardinals receive: LHP Jon Lester

Washington Nationals receive: OF Lane Thomas

St. Louis Cardinals receive: LHP J.A. Happ, cash
Minnesota Twins receive: RHP John Gant, LHP Evan Sisk

Oakland Athletics receive: C Yan Gomes, IF Josh Harrison
Washington Nationals receive: TBA

Philadelphia Phillies receive: RHP Kyle Gibson, RHP Ian Kennedy
Texas Rangers receive: RHP Spencer Howard plus two prospects

Atlanta Braves receive: OF Jorge Soler
Kansas City Royals receive: RHP Kasey Kalich

Chicago White Sox receive: RHP Craig Kimbrel
Chicago Cubs receive: 2B Nick Madrigal, RHP Codi Heuer

Milwaukee Brewers receive: LHP Daniel Norris
Detroit Tigers receive: RHP Reese Olson

San Francisco Giants receive: LHP Tony Watson
Los Angeles Angels receive: TBA

Atlanta Braves receive: OF Adam Duvall
Miami Marlins receive: C Alex Jackson

Atlanta Braves receive: OF Eddie Rosario
Cleveland receive: IF Pablo Sandoval

Toronto Blue Jays receive: RHP Jose Berrios
Minnesota Twins receive: SS/OF Austin Martin, RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson 

Los Angeles Dodgers receive: LHP Danny Duffy
Kanas City Royals receive: Player to be named later.

San Diego Padres receive: RHP Daniel Hudson
Washington Nationals receive: RHP Mason Thompson, SS Jordy Barley

Boston Red Sox receive: OF Kyle Schwarber
Washington Nationals receive: RHP Aldo Ramirez

New York Yankees receive: 1B Anthony Rizzo
Chicago Cubs receive: RHP Alexander Vizcaino, OF Kevin Alcantara

Toronto Blue Jays receive: LHP Brad Hand
Washington Nationals receive: C Riley Adams

Chicago White Sox receive: RHP Ryan Tepera
Chicago Cubs receive: LHP Bailey Horn

Chicago White Sox receive: 2B Cesar Hernandez
Cleveland receive: LHP Konnor Pilkington

New York Yankees receive: OF Joey Gallo and LHP Joely Rodriguez
Texas Rangers receive: RHP Glenn Otto, 2B/SS Ezequiel Duran, 2B/LF Trevor Hauver, 2B Josh Smith

Alex Patton Alex
Jul 31