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About wildbillhiccup

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  1. wildbillhiccup

    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    At this point they're going to have to, unless they can get someone like Keuchel on the cheap. Meija and Renfroe would be two guys they could afford to trade for pitching help. They need to find a way to get Reyes into the lineup anyway and Meija's bat would play better in the AL where he could DH. Then move Machado to 3B when Tatis is ready to take over SS. Not a bad lineup if they can improve they're pitching.
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    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    I hear ya, but there's also the allure of becoming the next Derek Jeter. I'm also guessing even local endorsement deals in NY are more lucrative (and abundant) because they reach a bigger target audience. And isn't the YES network national? Even if it isn't it certainly reached farther then the Padres equivalent. I just did some digging (before I hit submit) and found out that Jeter made $130M in endorsements over the course his career (20 years). That averages out to $6.5M per season. As you mentioned earlier Trout receives $2.5M per year in endorsements. To me that's a pretty big difference. Especially when you consider that Jeter wasn't even the best player in baseball during his era. I'm not even sure he was the best player at his position. Just something to think about before you completely dismiss the earning potential of playing in a bigger marketing like NY.
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    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    I feel like it definitely should factor in. Most people couldn't pick Mike Trout out of a lineup. Part of that is him shying away from the spotlight, but the other part is that he's mostly played for bad teams on the West Coast. It really depends what Manny wants. If he wants to collect a big check and stay under the national radar then San Diego is the perfect place for him to go. If he wants to be a celebrity than it's the worst place for him to go.
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    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    So the Padres are offering Manny $35M a year for 8 years? The only problem is his potential for endorsements / national exposure would be very limited playing for a bad team on the West Coast. So $280M from the Padres might actually be equal to $200M from a major market team like the Yankees or Dodgers. I'm curious how much he and his agent are factoring that in to their decision. Or maybe he's just past the point of worrying about that after all the negative press he received during the World Series. It should be interesting to see how this plays out. According to Bob Nightengale of USA Today, the Padres' offer to Manny Machado is as high as $280 million over eight years. That's a nice increase over the over the $240 million that other clubs have reportedly offered. The Padres were also creative in the way they structured the contract for Eric Hosmer last offseason and could be looking to do something similar here. As of now, the Padres look to be in the lead in the race for Machado.
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    Harper to Phillies reported

    I don't think this is true. I think teams are just starting to put their best offers on the table.
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    Orioles Sign Alicides Escobar to MiL Deal

    Thank you sir!
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    Orioles Sign Alicides Escobar to MiL Deal

    I’m too lazy to dig up the post, but I absolutely called this one.
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    Crush Davis is in the House!

    So it took Chris Davis becoming the worst everyday player in baseball to embrace technology and change? I'm sorry, but this is a day late and a dollar short for me. He still has A LOT to prove and deserves every bit of criticism that he receives on this board, in the media, etc. until his talk translates into actual production.
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    Crush Davis is in the House!

    Don't worry. I'm pretty sure he has more than enough to cover the deductible on his meds.
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    Crush Davis is in the House!

    I'd argue that Chris Davis has to prove himself to THE WORLD. You know, we never talk about it, but the contract that Texas gave Prince Fielder might be even worse than the Davis contract. He's still collecting big fat pay checks for two more years.
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    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    I'd also hire Ron Burgundy to do the pitch. "Manny, you know that the City was discovered by the Germans in 1904 and they named it San Diego, which of course is German for..."
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    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    If they're willing to spend the money Machado makes A LOT of sense for the Padres. I don't think they really need to sell him on teh City so much as they need to sell him on the team's commitment to winning. On the offensive side they're making strides (some good young players in the pipeline), but I think they're going to need to address their starting pitching issues via trade or free agency. They really need an ace. Also, if I was Machado I'd be very curious about their long term plans for Tatis Jr. If Machado's comfortable shifting to 3B to 2020 then it's a non issue, but if he's adamant about playing SS then it's a problem they'll need to address. ...and if I was Adam Jones' agent I'd be marketing him to the Padres as a great veteran presence / hometown guy. I'm not sure his upside is as high as Franmil Reyes (their current RF), but I''m not sure they're ready to commit to either him or Hunter Renfroe for 500+ ABs in RF.
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    How good can the 2019 Orioles be?

    I was always more of a Nicole Eggert man myself....but she hasn't aged well.
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    Anyone Following Manny? (Signs with San Diego)

    Heyman's just the absolute worst.
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    Ideally, who could we flip at the deadline?

    You can add Villar to that list, but unless he has an all-star like first half I don't think they'll get anything of value for him. There's a reason it took the Brewers three years to trade him. Of the players on your list, I think Givens, Cobb, and Bundy are the only ones who have the potential to return something of value. The others would just be complete salary dumps.
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