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  1. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    The National League certainly have more teams trying to win than the AL. NL East has four teams making an attempt. Hard to say that about any other division.
  2. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    Package MLB ready guys like Renfroe for Kluber. Sign Jones, backfill in a year or two with younger prospects.
  3. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    Don't get the reference, please elaborate.
  4. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    Finally. Best of luck to Manny. Always have been a fan.
  5. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    I don't necessarily believe that it has to be an either or situation. If it has to be, then yes, I'd take the former. Though I do think they will be better off trading Turner for young pitching in the next year or two.
  6. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    He was a free agent? Nah.
  7. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    Examples?
  8. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    The 2018 Braves would be terrible with Trout? The 2019 Braves would be terrible with Trout? You are correct that they'd have to trade some guys as they go through the arbitration years. That's how you keep a pipeline strong. They could trade Incarte for good prospects now. They could trade Albies for more prospects in three years. They have a wave of pitchers coming up where their rotation can be quite good for under $20M for a long time. But like in the Machado thread, you would view it as a failure if they went to the playoffs each of the first six years, won a Series or two, but were sub .500 in years 7 and 8.
  9. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    Milwaukee won 96 games last season with an opening payroll under $120M. Atlanta won 90 with a starting payroll under $120. Yes, if they added Mike Trout, they would be terrible.
  10. backwardsk

    NEWS: Joe Flacco Traded to Broncos

    As the article mentions, the Redskins really weren't that viable of an option due to their cap situation.
  11. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    At first, I was like Wil Myers doesn't make that much, then I looked it up. Woah. I did read somewhere, can't vouch for the accuracy, that SD's revenue was around $280M. They need to address pitching. Maybe through trading prospects.
  12. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    26 9.7 27 9.1 28 6.6 29 4.9 30 5.5 35 3.7 I'd take those 2 HOFers for 10/300 each, enjoy the fourteen strong seasons, including the four great ones, and deal with the six lackluster/non existent seasons. And by the way, these contracts aren't impossible to move as evidenced by Ramirez, Stanton, Rodriguez, and Cano.
  13. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    Sure, but the excess value he provided in those eight years more than compensated for those last two years. In other words, if you were offered a HOFer a 10 year deal, and he gave you 6 4+ win seasons including two over 8 at 30M/year, but he wasn't going to give you anything in the last two seasons, you'd say "no thanks"?
  14. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    Griffey and Santo were both worth over $300M from age 26-35. Santo by a lot.
  15. backwardsk

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    I don't know how much he gets paid, but he's part of the Jordan Brand and he has his salsa line. I'm a little surprised that Trout gets paid less than 2.5M for Subway. But, I agree, I don't see endorsements being a big factor. Taxes on the other hand are even more significant with the new tax law.
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