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MLB 2011: Jack McKeon escapes hospice, is immediately hired by Marlins

Goose!Goose! Its a rebranding thingRegistered User regular
edited July 2011 in Social Entropy++
Its the offseason, everyone! Not as interminable as the NFL's offseason, but still kind of slow and boring because of the way arbitration and free agency work.

MLB Trade Rumors has the latest information on what's going on this offseason. You can also check Pro Hardball talk but I kind of don't like that place for its snarkiness (sort of like its football counterpart).

These are the individual awards we've seen thus far:

AL Gold Glovers
C Joe Mauer
1B Mark Teixeira
2B Robinson Cano
SS Derek Jeter
3B Evan Longoria
OF Ichiro Suzuki
OF Franklin Guttierez
OF Carl Crawford
P Mark Buehrle

NL Gold Glovers
C Yadier Molina
1B Albert Pujols
2B Brandon Phillips
SS Troy Tulowitzki
3B Scott Rolen
OF Carlos Gonzalez
OF Michael Bourn
OF Shane Victorino
P Bronson Arroyo

AL Rookie of the Year
Neftali Feliz

NL Rookie of the Year
Buster Posey

NL Cy Young
Roy Halladay

AL Cy Young
Felix Hernandez

NL Manager of the Year
Bud Black

AL Manager of the Year
Ron Gardenhire

NL MVP
Joey Votto

AL MVP
Josh Hamilton

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    So the AL gold glove for pitching was basically decided on opening day.

    They might as well just given it to him right then and there.

  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    It was a pretty sick play

  • Dr.FunkensteinDr.Funkenstein Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The Say Heyward Kid

  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Yeah, Posey won but I still think Heyward was at least as deserving.

    Turns out the Pittsburgh voter guy voted Posey first, but put Neil Walker and Jose Tabata 2nd and 3rd respectively in order for them to at least be in there somewhere. That of course means he left off Heyward and anybody else entirely, and a ton of people are bitching at him for it.

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  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    That is beyond dumb

  • XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    http://losangeles.craigslist.org/lac/bus/2055076464.html

    :lol:
    Hi,

    My name is Covelli Crisp (Coco Crisp), i am a professional baseball player. Looking for a live-in personal assistant (Female) that can help simplify my life.

    Appointment scheduling
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    Dinner parties
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    Provisioning and house setup
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    Tickets to entertainment events
    Manage invitations
    Culinary ability
    Light house work, etc...

    Salary of $40,000/YR with room and board. please contact me at Covellicococrisp@aol.com
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  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited November 2010
    Damn it I had dibs this is an outrage

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  • MagnumCTMagnumCT Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Braves acquired 2B Dan Uggla from the Marlins for Omar "All-Star" Infante and some bloke.

  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Typical east-coast bias.

  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited November 2010
    I don't like the choice of Bud Black. I think the manager of the year should at least manage a playoff team.

  • XiaNaphryzXiaNaphryz Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Your Skip Bayless moment of the day:
    Sigh Young: David Price deserved Cy b/c of IMPACT ON TEAM. Lifted Rays past Yanks, RSox to div title! Beat CC twice late. Big game ace.
    Felix had great stats but 13 wins – couldn’t lift stuggling team. Steve Carlton won 27 for ’72 Phils who nearly lost 100. Ace intangibles!
    I believe Yankees need Jeter at least as much as he needs them. Need his mystique, leadership, clutch gene. Still has 3 good to great years.

  • Goose!Goose! Its a rebranding thing Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited November 2010
    I am so fucking happy that Felix Hernandex won the Cy Young. God damn.

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Rays lost Joachim Benoit to the Tigers

    The "we will actually keep Soriano" needle just moved from 0.000001% to 0.000002%

    Without one of the two we have no closer

  • PiptheFairPiptheFair Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Jasconius wrote: »
    Rays lost Joachim Benoit to the Tigers

    The "we will actually keep Soriano" needle just moved from 0.000001% to 0.000002%

    Without one of the two we have no closer

    we are going to be absolutely fucked next season fyi

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  • JasconiusJasconius sword criminal Flo-ridaRegistered User regular
    edited November 2010
    PiptheFair wrote: »
    Jasconius wrote: »
    Rays lost Joachim Benoit to the Tigers

    The "we will actually keep Soriano" needle just moved from 0.000001% to 0.000002%

    Without one of the two we have no closer

    we are going to be absolutely fucked next season fyi

    I disagree. Our offense may actually get better, even without Crawford.

    This is predicated on Pena getting lost, Jaso/Jennings getting inked in as 1/2 alternating and maybe, hopefully, BJ Upton getting traded.

    If you take B.J. Upton and Pena out of our lineup and replace them with .230 hitters who don't strike out then the pressure comes off of Longo who will get better as a result

    Then the problem comes down to cleanup, and I think they'll try to get a bargain basement deal on a power righty to alternate with Brignac.

    I would not roll my eyes at Jaso, Jennings, Longo, Brignac, Zobrist as a 1-5. They are all fast and they all can hit the baseball.

    Also, burn Shoppac at the stake.


    In summary, Pena/Upton/Bartlett were hurting us way more than Crawford was helping us. (Thought Bartlett had his moments).

    Although I have to admit our fate lies in the Blue Jays not completely raping us oh god. They worry me.

  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    Juan Uribe is signing with the Dodgers, 3 years 21 million

    Goodbye jazz hands :(

    (sure glad the Giants didn't sign him for 3 years)

  • HjorvarthrHjorvarthr Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    The Twins won the negotiation rights with Tsuyoshi Nishioka


    I guess he's supposed to be good infielder?


    Probably better than Casilla so if they get him signed it'll be a plus

  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited November 2010
    tofu wrote: »
    Juan Uribe is signing with the Dodgers, 3 years 21 million

    Goodbye jazz hands :(

    (sure glad the Giants didn't sign him for 3 years)

    Ugh the Dodgers, that's terrible, but hell yes I'm glad he didn't sign that deal with the Giants.. love him, too expensive.

  • Goose!Goose! Its a rebranding thing Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    The Red Sox have acquired Adrian Gonzalez from the Padres for a package of minor leaguers with one "Major League ready" player.

    The official deal has not been announced, but there are reports that the package is Casey Kelly (Boston's best pitching prospect), Anthony Rizzo 1B, Jose Iglesias SS, and Ryan Kalish OF. Only Kelly has been confirmed to be part of the package.

    Also, Mo signed a 2 year/$30 million dollar deal, and Jeter is nearing a deal with the Yankees that will be 3 years/$51 million with a 4th year option at $10 million.

    The Yankees have also shown interest in Carl Crawford, but the Daily News is reporting that's just to stick it to the Sox who offered Mo a 3 year deal.

  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2010
    Casey Kelly is the "major league ready" player. With Buccholz finally performing well last year, they felt that they didn't need Kelly.

  • Goose!Goose! Its a rebranding thing Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I think if all 4 end up going to the Padres that's a great deal for them.

  • The Geebs That Got BigtimedThe Geebs That Got Bigtimed Super Moderator, Moderator mod
    edited December 2010
    thread title lacks ron santo

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  • Goose!Goose! Its a rebranding thing Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I am not trying to be a Debbie Downer.

  • SchideSchide You have dreams Everybody watching at home has dreamsRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Ron Santo totally deserves to be in the Hall of Fame.

    And maybe now that the Red Sox are trading for Adrian Gonzalez the Pirates can sign Adrian Beltre!

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  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Gonzales was pretty much their best hitter though.. considering they pretty much dominated the division all year (including the Giants) and barely missed the playoffs by 1 game it's a little strange they would start dismantling the team (er, "rebuilding").

    Also consider this:

    Pat Burell signed a 1 year deal with the Giants for $1 Mil. He hit .252 with 20 HR and 64 RBI last season. He's 34 yrs old.

    Derek Jeter is likely to get $17M per year for 3 years, he hit .270 with 10 HR and 67 RBIs last year.. He will be 37 in June... lol

  • Goose!Goose! Its a rebranding thing Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    jwalk wrote: »
    Gonzales was pretty much their best hitter though.. considering they pretty much dominated the division all year (including the Giants) and barely missed the playoffs by 1 game it's a little strange they would start dismantling the team (er, "rebuilding").

    Also consider this:

    Pat Burell signed a 1 year deal with the Giants for $1 Mil. He hit .252 with 20 HR and 64 RBI last season. He's 34 yrs old.

    Derek Jeter is likely to get $17M per year for 3 years, he hit .270 with 10 HR and 67 RBIs last year.. He will be 37 in June... lol

    And yet with those numbers he was still one of the top offensive short stops in the AL.

  • jwalkjwalk Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    I know and in a weird way he's probably worth it, I mean if you're the Yankees with bottomless pit of money anyway... I just thought that was funny.. Here's a 34 yr old basically considering retiring and they throw him a 1yr bone to stick around and play cards in the clubhouse with Aubrey Huff basically...

  • zucchinizucchini pretty much amazing Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    someone make a washington bailout + jayson werth joke

  • altlat55altlat55 Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    jwalk wrote: »
    Gonzales was pretty much their best hitter though.. considering they pretty much dominated the division all year (including the Giants) and barely missed the playoffs by 1 game it's a little strange they would start dismantling the team (er, "rebuilding").

    Also consider this:

    Pat Burell signed a 1 year deal with the Giants for $1 Mil. He hit .252 with 20 HR and 64 RBI last season. He's 34 yrs old.

    Derek Jeter is likely to get $17M per year for 3 years, he hit .270 with 10 HR and 67 RBIs last year.. He will be 37 in June... lol

    If the Padres can't unload Gonzalez before the season they might accidentally compete again next season. This will force them to either pay him another season or sell him at the deadline making it blatantly obvious that they want to go the route of the Pirates and make bank from the Yankees revenue sharing.

  • thanimationsthanimations Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    lol what are the Padres doing

  • simosimo Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    i am so excited about getting gonzalez

    lineup could be 2003 level good if they can either add an outfielder or cameron stays healthy

    starting pitching should be dominant again

    only weak spot will be the bullpen

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  • HjorvarthrHjorvarthr Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    simo wrote: »
    only weak spot will be the bullpen

    Apparently Boston is interested in Fuentes


    He wasn't horrible down the stretch for the Twins, but there you go

  • simosimo Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    Hjorvarthr wrote: »
    simo wrote: »
    only weak spot will be the bullpen

    Apparently Boston is interested in Fuentes


    He wasn't horrible down the stretch for the Twins, but there you go

    yeah i saw that

    he's dominant against leftys so i'm not against signing him but only if it's for no more than a year and/or not much money. otherwise i'd rather they just sign a left handed specialist for less

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  • Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I got the shotgun, you got the briefcase It's all in the game though, right?Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited December 2010
    Steinbrenner misses out on Hall of Fame this time. Pat Gillick makes it.

    Also, Mark "Mr. Strike out" Reynolds was dealt to the Orioles.

    Don't know why I typed Marlins the first time.

  • Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity Ask me about Super Propane and Super Propane accessoriesRegistered User regular
    edited December 2010
    tofu wrote: »
    lol what are the Padres doing

    Getting picks before they get absolutely nothing and can't resign him

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  • tofutofu Registered User regular
    edited December 2010
    They only missed the playoffs by one game last season, why would they blow the team up for this year

    And they would have gotten a couple draft picks out of him

  • JustinSane07JustinSane07 __BANNED USERS regular
    edited December 2010
    They wanted more pitching, I guess. Casey Kelly was the piece that the Padres really wanted.

    http://www.soxprospects.com/players/kelly-casey.htm

    He's not overpowering on the mound in the minors but he has a lot of potential.

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