2015 MLB Offseason Haps (The One Following the 2015 Season, for Pedantic Shitmuffins)

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  1. Team Speed
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    That'd be pretty awesome. I was in Little League in his heyday. It was all things Griffey and Big Frank.
  2. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    Nightengale tweeted just now it ain't happening.
  3. skottyj
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  4. Unregistered
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    Unregistered The Facebook of Fucking Cupcake Mod

    Piazza was always a bitchass to me. Hall of Famer? I dunno.
  5. skottyj
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    Three members of the Springfield Nuclear Plant softball team are in the Hall of Fame. Who are they and what was the reason they couldn't play in the game?
  6. gbergman
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    gbergman Legendary Drunken Youth

    Boggs- Knocked out by Barney at Moes
    Griffey- Gigantism
    Smith- Disappears
  7. CrazyButtfuckMcGee
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    CrazyButtfuckMcGee No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    I e=mC² what you did there.
  8. Deuce
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    Deuce Has Dysentery

  9. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Depraved Pervert, Wilco Fan Cupcake Mod

  10. CaptainBallz
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

  11. y2chae
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    Napalm that shitty city and state
  12. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    The dude's nickname is "Final Boss." That's pretty kickass.
  13. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Get a brain, morans.
  14. gbergman
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    gbergman Legendary Drunken Youth

    Alexi Ramirez signs 1 year deal with San Diego
  15. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

  16. CrazyButtfuckMcGee
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    CrazyButtfuckMcGee No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    O's just dropped a shitload to keep Davis. Cespedes back in play for the 3/4 in SOX!!!
  17. Team Speed
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    Were the Os even bidding against anyone for Davis? Contract seems insane.
  18. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Depraved Pervert, Wilco Fan Cupcake Mod

    They're still going to be paying him in 2033.

    :what:
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    Maybe the Sox and Mets can get together and figure out who should take who among Upton and Cespedes. Then go for it, already. For chissakes.
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    Meanwhile the Royals just signed Ian Kennedy (he of the 4.28 ERA for the Padres last year) to a fucking $70 million contract. What the shit.
  21. Team Speed
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    It was like pulling teeth for Gordon to get that kind of money out of them. Then Kennedy gets it :laff:
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  22. DepaulSox
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    DepaulSox Well-Known Member

    Is this legitimate or Reddit photoshop bullshit?
  23. Deuce
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    Not sure. Sounds legit.
  24. CrazyButtfuckMcGee
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    CrazyButtfuckMcGee No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    Upton to DETOILET. Your move, Rick...
  25. IWMB
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    Upton to Detroit, 6 year deal

    :fin:
  26. CrazyButtfuckMcGee
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    CrazyButtfuckMcGee No wallet. No crack. Not me.

    :haha:

    I pulled a Pig on Rus.
  27. IWMB
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  28. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Depraved Pervert, Wilco Fan Cupcake Mod

    WAY to CHEAP OUT, KENNY!!1!!! :mad:
  29. whitesox901
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    whitesox901 Aubergine Dreams

  30. Team Speed
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    Naturally the top 3 free agents at a position of need have ended up in the division and to the Cubs. Cespedes to the Indians or Twins to wrap this up?
  31. sycked
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    Let's definitely wait until there becomes an insane bidding war when Cespedes is the only decent free agent left.
  33. sycked
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

    Can't wait until CESPEDES signs his three year deal with the SOX this upcoming White Sox Wednesday and we'll all be eating crow for ever doubting our proud franchise.
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  34. BTrain929
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    BTrain929 98% of you are failed abortions

    SoxFest is gonna be awesome.







    :flop:

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  35. y2chae
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    Going to sox fest to support this organization at this point?

    :andruw:
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  36. IWMB
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    The four projected hitters in the Detroit lineup behind Miguel Cabrera and Victor Martinez combined for 591 strikeouts last season.
  37. sycked
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    The few HELL YEA I'M A SOX FAN types in attendance are probably already thrilled with the acquisitions this offseason. The female crowd might be disappointed due to Beckham's departure, though, because :diddle: . I imagine that's the main draw for your 30something Y/O female in attendance.
  38. y2chae
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    First AJ, now Becks? Who is a 32 year old white chick from Tinley suppose to :diddle: to now?
  39. Ziggy
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    Ziggy I Can Get Laid in Germany

    Eaton Bro

    :soxchad:
  40. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

  41. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    Lawrie is pretty dreamy.
  42. y2chae
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    Ian Kennedy's last 3 seasons baseball reference WAR: -1.5, 1.4, -0.4

    John Danks' last 3 seasons: 0.9, 1.1. 0.0

    Park factor must be a factor in BR's WAR calcs as Danks has a higher ERA. Basically though, the Royals could've signed Mark Buehrle to a 1 year deal and you could expect the same value.

    He's just an innings eater and not much more. I could understand giving someone a 1-2 year deal at $10-12 million per to do this. But 5 years $70 million is crazy.
  43. IWMB
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    fWAR is said to be more useful for P's as it is based on FIP, while bWAR looks at actual runs allowed, therefore it takes team defense into account.

    Kennedy: 0.6, 3.5, 0.8
    Danks: 0.2, 0.5, 1.8 (Sox D was that shitty in '15 :chortle:)
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  44. Unregistered
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    Especially for the cheap-ass Royals. Weird signing.
  45. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Depraved Pervert, Wilco Fan Cupcake Mod

    A face only a mother could love.
  46. y2chae
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    Fair enough. Looks like the Royals are praying he has a bounce back year. But the downside is they could end up with a guy who might be equal to John Danks.
  47. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Depraved Pervert, Wilco Fan Cupcake Mod

    DH coming to the NL within a few years?

    http://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...ullivan-baseball-spt-0124-20160123-story.html

    The owners meetings ended Thursday in Coral Gables, Fla., with no discussions on bringing the designated hitter to the National League, but it's probably only a matter of time before it becomes a reality.

    The knee-jerk reaction to Buster Posey's ankle ligament injury led to the rule change banning home plate collisions, so whenever a prominent pitcher injures himself batting or on the basepaths, it's just greasing the skids toward the adoption of the DH in the NL.

    "Twenty years ago, when you talked to National League owners about the DH, you would think you were talking some sort of heretical comment," Commissioner Rob Manfred said Thursday at the meetings. "But we have a newer group. There has been turnover. And our owners in general have demonstrated a willingness to change the game in ways that we think would be good for the fans, always respecting the history and traditions of the sport."

    Manfred works for the owners, so he's supposed to say things like that. The days of the commissioner's office being independent ended when Fay Vincent was pushed out in 1992.


    So when Manfred makes a comment like that, you can bet he's speaking on behalf of the many owners who want the change.

    Speculation is the DH rule will be brought up during upcoming negotiations of the collective bargaining agreement, which expires after 2016. That means we could have a DH as soon as 2017, forever changing the way the game is played in the National League.
  48. gbergman
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    It would help out the Cubs big time with Schwarber. Just let him swing his bat and not have to worry about his shitty defense and all the runs he gives up.
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  50. y2chae
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    At this point it's just stupid not to have the DH in both leagues. Why do half the teams play with a different set of rules? In the era of specialization of course pitchers aren't going to waste time trying to practice hitting and it's just dumb having a to throw out guys that hit .150 and strike out most of the time. It sucks seeing some rally killed because the starting pitcher comes to bat with runners on second and third in the 3rd inning and he whiffs easily.

    And that article states what I've quoted Jim Leyland on for the past several years. Executing an obvious double switch = MOAR STRATEGY!!! No if anything as Leyland said pulling a starting pitcher in a tight game is left to the manager instead of a hitting scenario making that choice for you.

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