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M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:45 am

Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:53 am
  • wow! that popped up after I read about the Healy trade, would be cool if they could pull off something like that!
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Nov 16, 2017 5:31 pm
  • Another year without playoffs, another offseason. The Mariners fan mantra:

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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:44 pm
  • Feel the rebuild should happen this year, especially with felix done. I doubt the front office will allow it though. Has to happen soon though. Have they ever done a full school astros take it down to the studs and tank type of season? Or has poor drafting stopped that with the ackley, montero etc disasters?
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:00 pm
  • Glasgow Seahawk wrote:Feel the rebuild should happen this year, especially with felix done. I doubt the front office will allow it though. Has to happen soon though.


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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Nov 20, 2017 2:37 pm
  • Just get starting pitching. I'd say go for it this year, but if the team struggles early then I'd be fine trading away all the big pieces before the trade deadline.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:15 pm
  • Mariners need ballers. Competition. Guys that get after it and have a chip on their shoulder. I love what the Astros did. Their entire line up is full of ballers. Looks like there will be plenty of competition at first base. Still unsure about center field....and Im gonig to throw 3rd base as a question mark too. I just don't think Seager is the guy. He's not hitting above .280 and he's not a guy that will spark the dug out. Need more production from him. Otani is probably a better fit in the NL but would be pretty sweet to sign him....
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:57 pm
  • Hearing they want John Jay..
    He's a baller with little pop..Hearing rumors of the Cubs trying to trade for Pax ..
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:54 pm
  • IndyHawk wrote:Hearing they want John Jay..
    He's a baller with little pop..Hearing rumors of the Cubs trying to trade for Pax ..


    for Bryant?
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:14 am
  • Addison Russell/Kyle Schwarber/Ian Happ and Javier Baez.
    A combo of two of those with lower prospects.Those are the rumors around here.
    Bryant?I think him and Rizzo are untouchable as it gets lol.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:55 am
  • IndyHawk wrote:Addison Russell/Kyle Schwarber/Ian Happ and Javier Baez.
    A combo of two of those with lower prospects.Those are the rumors around here.
    Bryant?I think him and Rizzo are untouchable as it gets lol.


    Bryant.. yeah, you wanna start high right? :)
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:48 am
  • Bobblehead wrote:
    IndyHawk wrote:Hearing they want John Jay..
    He's a baller with little pop..Hearing rumors of the Cubs trying to trade for Pax ..


    for Bryant?

    No Bryant or No Russo = No Pax IMHO.
    You don’t get a power left handed pitcher who when is healthy is dominant as it gets for less than top talent.
    Sounds like wishful thinking by the cubs.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:42 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    Bobblehead wrote:
    IndyHawk wrote:Hearing they want John Jay..
    He's a baller with little pop..Hearing rumors of the Cubs trying to trade for Pax ..


    for Bryant?

    No Bryant or No Russo = No Pax IMHO.
    You don’t get a power left handed pitcher who when is healthy is dominant as it gets for less than top talent.
    Sounds like wishful thinking by the cubs.


    Agreed but we're talking about Dipoto here. He has no clue on pitching. He'll give away pitching for batters. That's why the M's have to rely on the likes of Gallardo, Ramirez, etc. Even if Smyly was healthy, the pitching regressed last season for the M's.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:11 pm
  • Well those players I listed have 4 to 5 years of team control to Paxton's 2 years..I don't want Pax to go but those players I listed are not garbage..Baez is loaded big time with star makeup with gold glove defense at SS/2B/3B and OF..Schwarber is called the "Baby Bambino"a LH with great power and he can play CA/!B/LF and DH..Russell is a gold glove SS and 2B as well.He hits good in the clutch.He has good power,Happ was rookie last year and hit 24 Hr's..He plays 2b/3b and outfield..They call him baby Zobrist.The key to this trade will be Baez and two of the others with lower level pitching thrown in..As I said it's rumor but I keep hearing it and seeing it In Cubs Den as well..I noticed over the years that the Cubs/M's seem to trade quite a bit..
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:34 pm
  • IndyHawk wrote:Well those players I listed have 4 to 5 years of team control to Paxton's 2 years..I don't want Pax to go but those players I listed are not garbage..Baez is loaded big time with star makeup with gold glove defense at SS/2B/3B and OF..Schwarber is called the "Baby Bambino"a LH with great power and he can play CA/!B/LF and DH..Russell is a gold glove SS and 2B as well.He hits good in the clutch.He has good power,Happ was rookie last year and hit 24 Hr's..He plays 2b/3b and outfield..They call him baby Zobrist.The key to this trade will be Baez and two of the others with lower level pitching thrown in..As I said it's rumor but I keep hearing it and seeing it In Cubs Den as well..I noticed over the years that the Cubs/M's seem to trade quite a bit..
    The only place I saw that rumor is at the site you provided.
    IMHO “club control” is overrated when many teams including the Mariners extend players before it gets to that point of FA or arbitration. There is no salary cap in baseball, only self imposed budgets.

    Potential in baseball is a four letter word. When trading power left handed pitching you’re (generally speaking) stupid IMHO to not get a proven commodity back. I’m not trying to sound like a Richard Cranium, but I don’t care about nicknames, sorry.

    Schwarber is an all or nothing hitter and while he hit 30 dingers is a human out machine (.211) at the ML level so far, he’d be nothing more than a throw in, and may end up a tweener or AAAA player. The other players seem like 20-25 HR, 60-70 rbi guys whose power safeco field will zap a bit, nothing eye popping when you are giving up a power lefty ace when healthy.


    If the Cubs don’t want to include one of the big 2 I mentioned, plus other goodies then.....NO dice Chicago, and I’m hanging up the phone if I’m Jerry D. The Mariners have to focus on helping the Mariners, not the Cubs....by trading away an Ace, you are creating a HUGE whole while slightly improving other positions. If I’m trading away the rarest of commodity’s in baseball, a power throwing lefty Ace, I’m getting MY price, and it’s going to sting the trading partner a bit, as they will have to overpay to work out a deal.

    Spare parts (not superstars) and potential isn’t intriguing enough in this situation, IMHO. :)
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:19 am
  • The Mariners slogan for the upcoming season should be, Just Don't Suck.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:03 pm
  • Sports Hernia wrote:
    IndyHawk wrote:Well those players I listed have 4 to 5 years of team control to Paxton's 2 years..I don't want Pax to go but those players I listed are not garbage..Baez is loaded big time with star makeup with gold glove defense at SS/2B/3B and OF..Schwarber is called the "Baby Bambino"a LH with great power and he can play CA/!B/LF and DH..Russell is a gold glove SS and 2B as well.He hits good in the clutch.He has good power,Happ was rookie last year and hit 24 Hr's..He plays 2b/3b and outfield..They call him baby Zobrist.The key to this trade will be Baez and two of the others with lower level pitching thrown in..As I said it's rumor but I keep hearing it and seeing it In Cubs Den as well..I noticed over the years that the Cubs/M's seem to trade quite a bit..
    The only place I saw that rumor is at the site you provided.
    IMHO “club control” is overrated when many teams including the Mariners extend players before it gets to that point of FA or arbitration. There is no salary cap in baseball, only self imposed budgets.

    Potential in baseball is a four letter word. When trading power left handed pitching you’re (generally speaking) stupid IMHO to not get a proven commodity back. I’m not trying to sound like a Richard Cranium, but I don’t care about nicknames, sorry.

    Schwarber is an all or nothing hitter and while he hit 30 dingers is a human out machine (.211) at the ML level so far, he’d be nothing more than a throw in, and may end up a tweener or AAAA player. The other players seem like 20-25 HR, 60-70 rbi guys whose power safeco field will zap a bit, nothing eye popping when you are giving up a power lefty ace when healthy.


    If the Cubs don’t want to include one of the big 2 I mentioned, plus other goodies then.....NO dice Chicago, and I’m hanging up the phone if I’m Jerry D. The Mariners have to focus on helping the Mariners, not the Cubs....by trading away an Ace, you are creating a HUGE whole while slightly improving other positions. If I’m trading away the rarest of commodity’s in baseball, a power throwing lefty Ace, I’m getting MY price, and it’s going to sting the trading partner a bit, as they will have to overpay to work out a deal.

    Spare parts (not superstars) and potential isn’t intriguing enough in this situation, IMHO. :)

    I know what you are saying but they are thin and these guys can play multiple spots.
    I did say the Cubs would have throw a couple sp pieces from the minors.I meant good ones btw.
    Forget the nicknames..4-5 players for Pax looks decent when Pax could be another Brandon Morrow.
    As I have said in the past Pax is our ace,I love his game too but the injuries scare me.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:35 pm
  • IndyHawk wrote:
    Sports Hernia wrote:
    IndyHawk wrote:Well those players I listed have 4 to 5 years of team control to Paxton's 2 years..I don't want Pax to go but those players I listed are not garbage..Baez is loaded big time with star makeup with gold glove defense at SS/2B/3B and OF..Schwarber is called the "Baby Bambino"a LH with great power and he can play CA/!B/LF and DH..Russell is a gold glove SS and 2B as well.He hits good in the clutch.He has good power,Happ was rookie last year and hit 24 Hr's..He plays 2b/3b and outfield..They call him baby Zobrist.The key to this trade will be Baez and two of the others with lower level pitching thrown in..As I said it's rumor but I keep hearing it and seeing it In Cubs Den as well..I noticed over the years that the Cubs/M's seem to trade quite a bit..
    The only place I saw that rumor is at the site you provided.
    IMHO “club control” is overrated when many teams including the Mariners extend players before it gets to that point of FA or arbitration. There is no salary cap in baseball, only self imposed budgets.

    Potential in baseball is a four letter word. When trading power left handed pitching you’re (generally speaking) stupid IMHO to not get a proven commodity back. I’m not trying to sound like a Richard Cranium, but I don’t care about nicknames, sorry.

    Schwarber is an all or nothing hitter and while he hit 30 dingers is a human out machine (.211) at the ML level so far, he’d be nothing more than a throw in, and may end up a tweener or AAAA player. The other players seem like 20-25 HR, 60-70 rbi guys whose power safeco field will zap a bit, nothing eye popping when you are giving up a power lefty ace when healthy.


    If the Cubs don’t want to include one of the big 2 I mentioned, plus other goodies then.....NO dice Chicago, and I’m hanging up the phone if I’m Jerry D. The Mariners have to focus on helping the Mariners, not the Cubs....by trading away an Ace, you are creating a HUGE whole while slightly improving other positions. If I’m trading away the rarest of commodity’s in baseball, a power throwing lefty Ace, I’m getting MY price, and it’s going to sting the trading partner a bit, as they will have to overpay to work out a deal.

    Spare parts (not superstars) and potential isn’t intriguing enough in this situation, IMHO. :)

    I know what you are saying but they are thin and these guys can play multiple spots.
    I did say the Cubs would have throw a couple sp pieces from the minors.I meant good ones btw.
    Forget the nicknames..4-5 players for Pax looks decent when Pax could be another Brandon Morrow.
    As I have said in the past Pax is our ace,I love his game too but the injuries scare me.


    Quantity doesn’t always = quality.
    You are absolutely right about Pax’s Injury history, he could blow his arm out in the first pitch of spring training 2018.....
    But so can every pitcher in the bigs and the minor leagues.

    You also need to factor in perception of a trade like you proposed by a pissed off and ever shrinking fanbase.
    Trading away an Ace that can dominate when healthy for non big names doesn’t help sell tickets and keep viewers watching their product, in fact will keep them away in droves.

    I’m still not intrigued by a handful of “minor leaguers with potential”, “defensive specialists”, and guys like Schwarber that can’t hit a breaking ball to save his life, for a lefty Ace that when healthy can dominate. I think you are severely underestimating the size of the hole a loss of Pax would create for Seattle.

    Like I said, if I’m Dipito, I tell the Cubs, “Go big or go home”, no Rizzo or no Bryant no deal. If one of those guys is agreed upon, then quite a bit of the “supplemental talent” you mentioned would have to be thrown in. Not a fair deal for the Cubs you say???

    Oh well, don’t care, that’s the price if I’m in Jerry’s shoes. :)
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Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:48 pm
  • Bobblehead wrote:M's the favorite to land Ohtani?

    Seems he wants to play on the west coast in a smaller market...
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:22 am
  • Which team(s) fit that besides us?Oakland and California are out.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:16 am
  • IndyHawk wrote:Which team(s) fit that besides us?Oakland and California are out.

    The article I read made it sound like Oakland was out as well. Not trying to get too excited but I think the Mariners are the odds on favorite. I like that he told the Yanks and Red Sox to take a walk. :lol:
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:50 am
  • Hernandez, Darvish, Ohtani, Paxton, and Iwakuma would be an awesome rotation. Not sure if the M's will go after Darvish, but if Ohtani does go with the M's, that would probably give Darvish some interest. That would be a really, really cool, fun and awesome starting rotation to watch.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:19 am
  • IndyHawk wrote:Which team(s) fit that besides us?Oakland and California are out.


    Giants and Padres.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:23 am
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Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:13 pm
  • DJrmb wrote:
    With the Yankees being eliminated, the Seattle Mariners are rumored to be the front-runners for Japanese two-way player Shohei Ohtani.

    https://calltothepen.com/2017/12/04/seattle-mariners-front-runners-ohtani/



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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:30 pm
  • Has there ever been a player that has pitched and then played the field in the last 50 years? Is that the plan or will they just choose one over the other? This is to good to be true
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:39 pm
  • dumbrabbit wrote:Hernandez, Darvish, Ohtani, Paxton, and Iwakuma would be an awesome rotation. Not sure if the M's will go after Darvish, but if Ohtani does go with the M's, that would probably give Darvish some interest. That would be a really, really cool, fun and awesome starting rotation to watch.

    One thing I read is-He does not want a fellow Japanese player on the team..
    Bye Bye Dodgers.He does not want to be in a big market..Bye Bye a lot of teams.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:58 pm
  • getnasty wrote:Has there ever been a player that has pitched and then played the field in the last 50 years? Is that the plan or will they just choose one over the other? This is to good to be true



    Was reading where he'd pitch, have an off day, play rt field the following 3 days. Cruz would play rt field on his off day. Not sure whether or not there is plans to have him hit if he pitches or not.. can you pitch and DH at the same time? If so, can you stay in the game as a DH if your taken out.. lot of things going on.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:07 am
  • You can pitch and hit in the AL but you lose the DH for the game.
    You could pitch and not hit but lets say in the 6th you get a relief pitcher
    The starter can move to the outfield and take that players spot and you still retain the DH.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:43 pm
  • dumbrabbit wrote:Hernandez, Darvish, Ohtani, Paxton, and Iwakuma would be an awesome rotation. Not sure if the M's will go after Darvish, but if Ohtani does go with the M's, that would probably give Darvish some interest. That would be a really, really cool, fun and awesome starting rotation to watch.

    I think I'd rather get a guy like Lance Lynn or Alex Cobb instead of Darvish considering they'll cost a bit less, thus having more money in the budget for a free agent CF like Lorenzo Cain.

    Paxton
    Lynn/Cobb
    Ohtani
    Felix
    Leake

    Iwakuma
    Gonzales
    Miranda
    Ramirez

    Pretty solid rotation other than the fact of only one LHP.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:47 am
  • massari wrote:
    dumbrabbit wrote:Hernandez, Darvish, Ohtani, Paxton, and Iwakuma would be an awesome rotation. Not sure if the M's will go after Darvish, but if Ohtani does go with the M's, that would probably give Darvish some interest. That would be a really, really cool, fun and awesome starting rotation to watch.

    I think I'd rather get a guy like Lance Lynn or Alex Cobb instead of Darvish considering they'll cost a bit less, thus having more money in the budget for a free agent CF like Lorenzo Cain.

    Paxton
    Lynn/Cobb
    Ohtani
    Felix
    Leake
    Iwakuma

    Pretty solid rotation other than the fact of only one LHP. They do have Gonzales and Miranda though.

    I'd be happy with that :2thumbs:
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:07 am
  • IndyHawk wrote:
    dumbrabbit wrote:Hernandez, Darvish, Ohtani, Paxton, and Iwakuma would be an awesome rotation. Not sure if the M's will go after Darvish, but if Ohtani does go with the M's, that would probably give Darvish some interest. That would be a really, really cool, fun and awesome starting rotation to watch.

    One thing I read is-He does not want a fellow Japanese player on the team..
    Bye Bye Dodgers.He does not want to be in a big market..Bye Bye a lot of teams.


    hmmmm...if this true....didn't the M's just re-sign Iwakuma? M's will be true to form and find a way to screw this up. He'll end up going to the SF Giants.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:37 am
  • hawkfan68 wrote:
    IndyHawk wrote:
    dumbrabbit wrote:Hernandez, Darvish, Ohtani, Paxton, and Iwakuma would be an awesome rotation. Not sure if the M's will go after Darvish, but if Ohtani does go with the M's, that would probably give Darvish some interest. That would be a really, really cool, fun and awesome starting rotation to watch.

    One thing I read is-He does not want a fellow Japanese player on the team..
    Bye Bye Dodgers.He does not want to be in a big market..Bye Bye a lot of teams.


    hmmmm...if this true....didn't the M's just re-sign Iwakuma? M's will be true to form and find a way to screw this up. He'll end up going to the SF Giants.


    If that is true I think he would consider waiving that clause if he signs with the M's. Maybe they won't go after Darvish, but Seattle has a very good Japanese culture, and Seattle has had a long history of successful Japanese players. Ohtani could learn a thing or two from Iwakuma while during ST.

    At least if he has to be teammates with Iwakuma, Ohtani could lead the team - Iwakuma will be just another pitcher in the pitching rotation so Ohtani would still be the face of the pitching staff.

    Just my $0.02. I can't take an educated guess where he signs.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:27 pm
  • hawkfan68 wrote:
    IndyHawk wrote:
    dumbrabbit wrote:Hernandez, Darvish, Ohtani, Paxton, and Iwakuma would be an awesome rotation. Not sure if the M's will go after Darvish, but if Ohtani does go with the M's, that would probably give Darvish some interest. That would be a really, really cool, fun and awesome starting rotation to watch.

    One thing I read is-He does not want a fellow Japanese player on the team..
    Bye Bye Dodgers.He does not want to be in a big market..Bye Bye a lot of teams.


    hmmmm...if this true....didn't the M's just re-sign Iwakuma? M's will be true to form and find a way to screw this up. He'll end up going to the SF Giants.

    If the M's know they are getting Ohtani but Kuma is in the way.
    Bye Bye Kuma..He is signed to to a Tacoma contract anyway if you didn't know.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:58 pm
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    dumbrabbit wrote:Hernandez, Darvish, Ohtani, Paxton, and Iwakuma would be an awesome rotation. Not sure if the M's will go after Darvish, but if Ohtani does go with the M's, that would probably give Darvish some interest. That would be a really, really cool, fun and awesome starting rotation to watch.

    One thing I read is-He does not want a fellow Japanese player on the team..
    Bye Bye Dodgers.He does not want to be in a big market..Bye Bye a lot of teams.


    hmmmm...if this true....didn't the M's just re-sign Iwakuma? M's will be true to form and find a way to screw this up. He'll end up going to the SF Giants.

    If the M's know they are getting Ohtani but Kuma is in the way.
    Bye Bye Kuma..He is signed to to a Tacoma contract anyway if you didn't know.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:29 pm
  • Who is this guy? Is he big power hitter or something? What's his comp player? Sounds like a punk diva like the Manning brothers in the NFL. He better be at least as good as as Peyton (surefire HOF type) in my opinion.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:12 pm
  • He is a Pitcher that can really hit also from what I saw.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:16 pm
  • Josea16 wrote:Who is this guy? Is he big power hitter or something? What's his comp player? Sounds like a punk diva like the Manning brothers in the NFL. He better be at least as good as as Peyton (surefire HOF type) in my opinion.



    Punk diva? Do some homework, son. The guy is foregoing multiple millions to come over and play. If he waited two more years then he would get a healthy contract. He wants to play and prove himself and doesn't want a bog market club. Definitely not diva behavior.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:55 pm
  • Texas about 3 million in Int spending
    Mariners 2.5m
    Angels 2.1m
    Padres.. 300k.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:35 am
  • Bobblehead wrote:Texas about 3 million in Int spending
    Mariners 2.5m
    Angels 2.1m
    Padres.. 300k.

    The moves yesterday by the Mariners and Angels scares me a bit (along with the Padres sitting still). I heard he has a previous relationship with the Padres going back to his HS days and them not moving to get more $ like everyone else makes them seem very confident... Also Otani has said in the past that $ wasn't much of a factor in his decision.

    To be fair the Rangers have also been said to have been talking to him since he was in HS too.

    The plot thickens...

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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:15 pm


  • Interesting. Reports are he'll play CF...

    I wonder if this is actually part of something else though? Moving someone else? Flipping him?

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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:16 pm
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    Interesting. Reports are he'll play CF...

    I wonder if this is actually part of something else though? Moving someone else? Flipping him?

    Update:






    Interesting, since we met with Ohtani face to face we've done two trades to add 2 mill more int pool signinig money.

    Are we feeling we're behind and need to throw money at him, or are we just tying up loose ends???

    Man really hope he chooses Seattle.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:51 pm
  • I read also where as everyone went to meet him, he actually went to San Deigo in person for a one on one.. well OK I"m not sure he went to San Deigo, but unlike the rest, he had a one on one meeting with the team.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:02 pm
  • Bobblehead wrote:I read also where as everyone went to meet him, he actually went to San Deigo in person for a one on one.. well OK I"m not sure he went to San Deigo, but unlike the rest, he had a one on one meeting with the team.


    Wait... maybe I'm totally off base, but I'm pretty sure every team met with him "one on one" I mean would it really make sense for all the other teams to be there while each team takes turns pitching to him?..I mean it's not a court room.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:12 pm
  • Dipoto is growing on me, he's sure not afraid to make moves.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:19 pm
  • therealjohncarlson wrote:
    Bobblehead wrote:I read also where as everyone went to meet him, he actually went to San Deigo in person for a one on one.. well OK I"m not sure he went to San Deigo, but unlike the rest, he had a one on one meeting with the team.


    Wait... maybe I'm totally off base, but I'm pretty sure every team met with him "one on one" I mean would it really make sense for all the other teams to be there while each team takes turns pitching to him?..I mean it's not a court room.



    Yeah, I"m sure they did.. which is why him going to SD makes sense as being telling.. a undisclosed meeting if you will.
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Re: M's Off season, 2017-2018
Thu Dec 07, 2017 4:27 pm
  • If they don't end up with Ohtani, it'll be an epic failure at this point considering all the prospects they've given away from an already depleted farm system.
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