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    Wouldn't you rather someone who has won the tao fantasy baseball league run the rockies?

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    Ya anyone else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryph View Post
    Nah I feel you. But what some people don't remember was that Cubs team had no place for Gleyber to actually play [at the time] Addison Russel just came out belting out 20+ bombs at SS, Zobrist was all over the place, Javy locked down 2b, which was both of Gleybers prime positions. Cubs were in "we need to win. Now's the chance" and overpaid for Chapman. But Chapman also at the time was making 11.3 million [also half paid by Yankees because of how trading mid contract works] So in reality it was more like getting one of the best relievers in baseball for 5 million in exchange for a super prospect who was roadblocked at the time.

    Flipping that to the Dodgers side though, Betts is in arbitration that was set at 27 mil. Dodgers have to pay ALL of that. Plus whatever they are taking on from the Price trade [I don't think those numbers were released yet] I just think it's a dumb trade by the Dodgers and wasn't needed. I'll lay it out like this :

    Dodgers Gave up -
    5 Years of Control of Alex Verdugo and Kenta Maeda [After losing Ryu and Rich Hill to FA]
    Add Mookie Betts and David Price [For upwards of ... AT LEAST 50 million]
    A complete question mark if Mookie resigns there [And even if he did that's 300 million + Minimum]

    And if they didn't do that trade
    Keep 5 years of plus value from Verdugo
    Use that 50 million to bring in 2 stop gaps [Taijuan Walker and Ervin Santana for example]
    Roll with a rotation of : Kershaw, Buehler, Walker, Santana, Urias/May/Whoever and save money and set themselves up to keep a window open.

    The NL west is weak, it's been the Dodgers division to lose for a while now. Rockies didn't do crap, Neither did the Giants or DBacks. So there's no changing of parity in that division. Brewers got exposed consistently in the playoffs [unless Yelich decides to play with all sliders on rookie mode again], Cubs underperform, Cards overperform and fall flat [also lost Ozuna] like, the only team they'd need to worry about would probably be the Braves and MAYBE the Phillies.
    did you forget about the nationals?

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    wow the Cubs gave up Gleyber Torres for a rental?

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    Quote Originally Posted by manonfire101 View Post
    I really hate Dick Monfort and Jeff Bridich. I want gryph to be the rockies gm
    Start a petition. someone will listen eventually lol.

    Hell I'd take lead scouting director, get some depth down in that system of y'alls

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greendaybum5 View Post
    did you forget about the nationals?
    No, but I don't see them being durable enough to win again. that's an OLD team. Out of their free agents, they lose Rendon, bring back Stras, and replace Rendon with Starlin Castro.

    But really though, howie kendrick [36], Will Harris [35], Hudson [34], Gomes [33], Thames [33], Asdrubal [34], Zimmerman [35], Dozier [34]

    Like, they could compete, but I just don't see half of those guys making it through a season. That window of contention isn't gonna close steadily, it's gonna slam shut either this year or next year. NL East is Braves division to lose so far. Nats might sneak in as a wild card team and make some noise, but I just don't see them getting past the Dodgers this year [pending they fix the backend of that rotation after that trade]

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    Ill take the mets over the nats tbh.

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    I don’t go to as many Mariners games as I used to, but I still occasionally see an old person in the stands keeping score on a card with a pencil like they did 50 years ago. It’s so funny.
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    has a batter that's being intentionally walked ever tried to hit the ball anyway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Achilles View Post
    I'm not that bad at making judgment calls, I just put cough medicine on my dick.

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