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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Bandit » Sun Jul 01, 2018 4:09 am

It's going to suck because then you become the Phillies and look at how long it took them to get good again. They were awful for 6 or 7 years.

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Bandit » Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:29 am



That is one man who is dedicated to his job. He was very lucky that he only has a bone contusion and did not break it.

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Big Boss Man » Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:52 pm

Bandit wrote:It's going to suck because then you become the Phillies and look at how long it took them to get good again. They were awful for 6 or 7 years.


True, but if they lose Manny in free agency it makes things even worse. At least they might get some good ball players back in a trade. Plus up against the Yankees and Red Sox who are dominating the AL East, if a rebuild takes that long like you say but pays dividends so you can directly compete with the Sox & Yankees I think it would be worth it. Also there's a couple of articles about minor league prospects

https://www.minorleagueball.com/2018/6/ ... -prospects

http://www.baltimoresun.com/sports/orio ... story.html
(couldn't read this one as it's region locked in Europe)

Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries.

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Big Boss Man » Mon Jul 02, 2018 6:10 pm

That Bobby Bonilla deal has to be the absolute worse deal in all sport franchise history. The Mets still have to pay him til like 2035 :shock: Must be like winning the lottery every year for him.

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Bandit » Mon Jul 02, 2018 8:46 pm

It's insane.

What happened was infamous conman Bernie Madoff was in the middle of robbing the Mets owner blind in 1999. So since Bonilla had fallen off as a player he thought cutting him was the best and fastest way to get some money back. But he couldn't trade him because no other team was going to pay him that much since it was a terrible deal for an older player, who was still being paid like the caliber of player he was 5 years ago. He had a iron clad contract so told him he wasn't going anywhere without his $12 million guaranteed money from the 1999 and 2000 seasons. So due to Madoff he didn't have that money, so he had to make a deal with his agent that if they could slowly pay him he'd get interest that turned $12 million into $35 million. So needless to say life is good for Bobby Bonilla and he's probably the one man in the world who likes Bernie Madoff.

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Big Boss Man » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:46 am

Interesting, thanks. This is really good news
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-base ... SKBN1JW2YB

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Big Boss Man » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:52 am

https://articles.nj.com/yankees/index.s ... achado.amp

Phillies in pole position for Manny. NYY won't give up Justus Sheffield. I'd be in two minds if I was Yankees GM. Manny would with Judge, Stanton et al give you a heck of an advantage and you need it with the Red Sox. But if Justus is one for the future do you wait and see how he progresses. Or will they be kicking themselves if he don't live up to expectations. He's a left handed pitcher so he'd be a good addition coming out of the bullpen and with CC & Tanaka he could be solid backup for them. NYYs farm system is rock solid. Look at the rise of Aaron Judge so I wouldn't give up any valuable players to land Manny Machado. But if you want an instant game changer go for him now. I can't look beyond the Sox this year though winning the AL East.

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Big Boss Man » Sat Jul 14, 2018 4:55 am

Also talk Tim Tebow might make it to the Majors
https://www.sportingnews.com/us/amp/mlb ... px73rl6ikh

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Big Boss Man » Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:19 am



Hitting the home run :rofl2:

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Bandit » Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:25 am

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Jesus, just save us some time and come out and say you'd go gay for him, Colin.

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Re: The MLB/Baseball topic

Postby Big Boss Man » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:16 pm

Manny's gone to the Dodgers

https://amp.mlb.com/286340444-manny-mac ... s.amp.html

The Os get five minor leaguers back so it helps them in the rebuilding process. They could have lost him to free agency so at least they got something potentially good back.


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