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Tryptamine last won the day on February 3 2016

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  1. Os requesting offers on Machado

    The Cubs were talking to the Orioles about acquiring Britton during last year's deadline, but with a few hours to go until the deadline was over, the Orioles apparently went completely silent and stopped responding. So the Cubs went with their back up plan, Justin Wilson, because they were afraid they weren't going to hear anything at all.
  2. Os requesting offers on Machado

    So, between last deadline where Houston claimed they had a deal done for Britton and then the Orioles pulled him off the table without telling them,the Cubs had a similar experience, and this Manny fiasco where it looks questionable whether or not he was ever even actually available. At what point do you worry about other teams starting to avoid or simply being unwilling to deal with the Orioles?
  3. Os requesting offers on Machado

    They were only willing to make that deal to help them try and afford Carlos Santana, whom has already signed elsewhere. They have no reason to trade him now.
  4. Os requesting offers on Machado

    You are aware that the 3B for Cleveland is like super ridiculously good right? Jose Ramirez has put up 11.3fWAR over the last two seasons and was the 8th most valuable position player in baseball last year. Lindor certainly isn't going anywhere at SS. Jason Kipnis was coming off 4.8 and 4.9fWAR seasons at 2B before last year's injury plagued season. Where is Manny going to play and is he even an upgrade?
  5. The Yankees Know The Orioles Want Two Starters

    Zero chance the Yankees are giving up Gray or Severino in a package for Machado. They're not going to open a gaping hole in their rotation, especially when their this close to the cap and absolutely must get under this year.
  6. Well Schoop has 2 years left under contract and last year he made 3.475M in ARB1. I'd expect him to get roughly 7M in ARB2 and 11M in ARB3 then ideally you'd buy out 2 years of FA and buy a team option for a 3rd. He'd then be a FA at age 31. On the open market you figure he's worth at least 15M and upwards of 20M, if last year was legit. Then he'll also have to be compensated for being willing to give an optoni year. I figure 7M+11M+15M(x2)+17M for a grand total of 5/65 starting this year would be realistic. Somewhere between 5/65 and 5/75 is a nice deal for both sides.
  7. Os requesting offers on Machado

    It looks more and more like they never really intended to trade Machado, but wanted people to think they were adamantly trying to get value for him. What a terrible mistake between this and Britton. The farm could be nice and top heavy, with the team only a couple years from being truly competitive again, but instead the team is left in limbo
  8. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Several problems here. as far as Cobb goes. Teams have already thrown 15M a year offers at him, but he has turned them down. He's reportedly waiting on Darvish/Arrieta to sign so that he can get closer to the 20M a year that he's seeking. As far as Lynn goes, I haven't a clue as there has been just about zero information involving him out there. Also, as far the Mets go, they're pretty much tapped out on money. So much so that they may have to deal Familia. They've also got a very good prospect manning 1B in Dominic Smith so I'm not sure why the Mets/Orioles deal makes sense.
  9. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Please do that White Sox, your farm would be gone and your team would still be awful.
  10. Os requesting offers on Machado

    The window is far from closed. I think it's also far too early to assume that Lester is done for when he's a year removed from nearly winning the Cy Young. If the Cubs happen to land Darvish then all they really need out of Lesterday is mid tier arm.
  11. Os requesting offers on Machado

    The best way to ensure a WS is get to the playoffs as many times as possible. Giving away all your depth for a chance to throw 300M at a guy does just the opposite of that. The Cubs just won, the desperation is no longer a factor.
  12. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Why do this when you could get them for nothing but money in 12 months?
  13. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Montgomery would start on the majority of the teams in MLB.
  14. Os requesting offers on Machado

    The Cubs would never offer it. Alzolay is going to make some top 100 lists when they get released in January and is the Cubs only shot at a home grown starter with upside who is in the top levels of the system. Also,unrelated tot he quoted, but I very much doubt Maples is just going to be a toss in either. His stuff is just insane,especially his slider. It's Bugs Bunny ridiculous at times.
  15. Os requesting offers on Machado

    a 23 year old SS, who put up a 3.9fWAR season at age 22, is the best defensive SS in the NL and is under control for 4 more years by himself is great haul for a 1 season of a guy you have zero chance of extending. If Theo gives up those 3 you're going to find a hell of a lot of pissed off Cub fans when they could have just bought him instead. I still say there's no way in hell that was actually proposed.