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    Quote Originally Posted by JP Hochbaum View Post
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    Yes a team of replacement level players is actually 57 wins.

    I am actually working on a statistic called WAM, wins above the mean, that will start off with "mean" players and a team of 81 wins.
    Mean players?

    Lackey?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckdawg View Post
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    Think the idea of going with a 6 man rotation is fairly plausible given the cubs largely were doing something similar already.
    No they were not.

    Lester, Jake, and Lackey all started 30+ games last year. Kyle 24 (thanks to injury).
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    Fangraphs’ Travis Sawchik, meanwhile, notes that the Cubs can offer a unique benefit that no other suitor can: (relatively) limited travel time. While all Major League players spend an obscene amount of time flying from destination to destination, the Cubs’ setting in the Midwest means they travel as many as 10,000 miles less per season than the Rangers and upwards of 23,000 fewer miles than the Angels and Mariners in a given season (based on Chris Ford’s mileage estimates for the 2017 campaign). It may be a minor benefit, but as Sawchik notes, for a player whose recovery time will be monitored closely than just about any in baseball as he attempts the rigors of two-way play (at least to some extent), there’s some degree of appeal.

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    Both Mariners and Angels made deals tonight to add 1 million dollars in International Slot Money....

    I still think there was a big reason why Ohtani met with the cubs despite them being the odd team of the 7 in it..
    Something with them has his interest


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    Quote Originally Posted by chibears55 View Post
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    Both Mariners and Angels made deals tonight to add 1 million dollars in International Slot Money....

    I still think there was a big reason why Ohtani met with the cubs despite them being the odd team of the 7 in it..
    Something with them has his interest


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    My take on it is they don't think they have the edge and are going to throw money at the situation. If you thought you were good why make the deal for more money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckdawg View Post
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    My take on it is they don't think they have the edge and are going to throw money at the situation. If you thought you were good why make the deal for more money?
    Twins made out pretty good here..

    They recieved 2 prospects for those deals that were picked in top 5 rounds last year

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    Quote Originally Posted by chibears55 View Post
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    Twins made out pretty good here..

    They recieved 2 prospects for those deals that were picked in top 5 rounds last year

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    Yeah i was just about to mention that. They got a 2017 3rd and 5th round pick for essentially nothing to them given this money initially went to an IFA player who failed a physical for them and they no longer had use for.

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    Seeing a fair amount of people thinking the trades signal good news for LAA/SEA but I'm still not so sure. Like the money totals available are listed below. If money were an overriding issue texas still has far and away the most. And the thing is if money were going to matter why include 4 teams that literally can't go above $300k.

    Rangers $3.535M
    Mariners $2.557M
    Angels $2.315M
    Cubs $300,000
    Giants $300,000
    Dodgers $300,000
    Padres $300,000

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    Quote Originally Posted by beckdawg View Post
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    Seeing a fair amount of people thinking the trades signal good news for LAA/SEA but I'm still not so sure. Like the money totals available are listed below. If money were an overriding issue texas still has far and away the most. And the thing is if money were going to matter why include 4 teams that literally can't go above $300k.

    Rangers $3.535M
    Mariners $2.557M
    Angels $2.315M
    Cubs $300,000
    Giants $300,000
    Dodgers $300,000
    Padres $300,000
    I think it's about trying to gain an advantage, not necessarliy knowing it will help. Those are different things. Still, Japanese sources seem to be indicating it's between the Padres and Mariners.

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    I refuse to believe anyone knows anything because for weeks it was "it will be the Yankees most likely" then he didn't even have them in his top seven. Cashman then comes out and says that he favors small market team on the West Coast and now it's all "sources say it's going to be the Padres or Mariners". No one knows anything. He could sign here, he could sign in Seattle, he could sign in San Diego. It's rare in sports for me to say let's not speculate but in a situation like this, speculation has literally been wrong everytime

    - He won't come over in 2018, he'll wait to get more money
    - If he's coming over now, it means he's going to the Yankees
    - If he's not going to the Yankees it means he's going to Seattle or San Diego

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    Which team does a Cubs fan wants Otani to sign with, in order:
    1. Cubs - Duh
    2. Angels - Still not a power house, still lacking minor league system to be good
    3. Mariners - Still not a great team
    4. Rangers - At least they aren't in the NL
    5. Padres - Won't be good for a long time even with him
    6. San Francisco - If they were a basketball team they would be scary but you need more than 5 great players in baseball.
    7. Dodgers - You definitely don't want him to go to the Dodgers or we won't see a World Series for a longgggg time.

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    https://twitter.com/dylanohernandez/...08756209926144

    I guess the Angels get him if this guy is to be trusted

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    Ya he put out a statement. Kinda shocked honestly. I put them at #5

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    Honestly if he wasn't coming to the Cubs the AL West is a fine place for him. Anxious to see him play and if it gets Trout in the playoffs then it's good for the game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TC in Mississippi View Post
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    Honestly if he wasn't coming to the Cubs the AL West is a fine place for him. Anxious to see him play and if it gets Trout in the playoffs then it's good for the game.
    Completely agree. I already told my boss I'll be coming in late on days he pitches out West.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twinndaddy View Post
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    which team does a cubs fan wants otani to sign with, in order:
    1. Cubs - duh
    2. Angels - still not a power house, still lacking minor league system to be good
    3. Mariners - still not a great team
    4. Rangers - at least they aren't in the nl
    5. Padres - won't be good for a long time even with him
    6. San francisco - if they were a basketball team they would be scary but you need more than 5 great players in baseball.
    7. Dodgers - you definitely don't want him to go to the dodgers or we won't see a world series for a longgggg time.
    go angels!

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    The fact that he even gave the Cubs a interview when his needs were 180 of what the Cubs offered was very respectful. I’m down with him honestly and am not disappointed here.

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