You're right, that was a lapse on my part, and I removed the post.You should perhaps go to the Verdugo thread. If you have and you are accusing other SOSH members of “virtue signaling,” you should post it there so that we can respond. If you are referring to a discussion you read elsewhere, you should probably make that clear. “More“ is a bit ambiguous.
According to Cot's, Pollack is at $18mil this year and $13 in '21 with a $5mil buyout in '22.May have to take Pollack back or even Maeda?
Hope the Twins pull-out kills the deal.Good for the Twinkies. Puts the pressure on LA and BOS to reach a deal quickly.
From the Twins’ perspective they were giving fair value for an end of the rotation starter who was likely to cost them around $10 million if he performed up to expectations. It was definitely LA’s problem to bridge the gap.Well now the Red Sox have a lot of leverage. LA has to dig into their prospect pool to get this done.
That's great, but that's not how this will play out. Everyone on the team making more than $5mm will be on the block immediately, every player will be asked about this every day, and the team is likely to go into fire sale mode upon the first losing streak.Hope the Twins pull-out kills the deal.
I’d rather keep Betts for a year and overpay Price rather than have Verdugo plus anyone the Dodgers might add. Screw the luxury tax. They’re the 3rd-richest team in baseball. Suck it up, play Mookie in 2020 and resign him as a free agent for whatever he’s asking.
Admittedly I have stopped caring almost entirely about other sports, but the whole offseason has been awesome, like one long trade deadline where I am refreshing Twitter 24/7.Are you not entertained?? This is some great drama. Better than actually watching the games.
Because you can probably still trade him for two injured players at the deadline? Lots of teams have injured players to trade. Including Boston.That's great, but that's not how this will play out. Everyone on the team making more than $5mm will be on the block immediately, every player will be asked about this every day, and the team is likely to go into fire sale mode upon the first losing streak.
Keeping Betts costs the team $40.5mm this year, including the luxury tax penalty. Betts likely won't be back again after playing in this fish bowl this year under these circumstances. Why would he? He's not taking a hometown discount.
Why? They are one prospect away from adding the 2nd best player in baseball, and have a very deep farm. They'd also add a a quality starter to their rotation, (and he'll be the #3 not the Ace) and doing so at a pretty decent price.Friedman should just move on see what happens with his team this year. They're good and will be competitive. If they don't win the World Series, then go hard after Mookie then.
Verdugo is pretty good. Of course he is no Mookie, and will never be Mookie, but Fangraphs projects him at 3.2 WAR and Mookie at 5.9. I think the Dodgers can get by with Verdugo for another year and see how things shake out.