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    Re: 2016 MLB Off Season Thread

    Welp, the Dodgers abandoned their pursuit of Dozier and flipped Jose De Leon to Tampa for Logan Forsythe straight up.

    I'm going to hate this trade if Forsythe reverts back to a 0.5-ish WAR scrub and we have to go back to Minnesota and the Twins' demands are the same 3 top prospects, except now we don't have JDL to offer.
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    Cynicism aside, I don't actually think Friedman will double down on Dozier if Forsythe doesn't pan out. Friedman is a guy who would rather lose on Forsythe for JDL than maybe win on Dozier for JDL and more things.
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    Quote Originally Posted by realmofotalk View Post
    Welp, the Dodgers abandoned their pursuit of Dozier and flipped Jose De Leon to Tampa for Logan Forsythe straight up.

    I'm going to hate this trade if Forsythe reverts back to a 0.5-ish WAR scrub and we have to go back to Minnesota and the Twins' demands are the same 3 top prospects, except now we don't have JDL to offer.
    I wish Brandon Phillips would accept a trade to any freaking where and jsut go away.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    I wish Brandon Phillips would accept a trade to any freaking where and jsut go away.
    A Brandon Phillips-for-Bartolo Colon trade can be a thing that exists in the year 2017.
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    I can't help but cringe at reading the bloggers defending trading De Leon, saying he's currently at best 7th on the depth chart. Considering Maeda was the only starter who made it through last season without a DL stint, if the usual suspects Hill, McCarthy, Kazmir, and Wood keep dropping like flies (not to mention Ryu, who's good as dead), De Leon could have easily shot from the outside looking in to the top of the rotation. Oh, and Urias will continue to be on an innings restriction. Yay.

    Then again, De Leon himself was sidelined for a month with arm fatigue.
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    Chris Carter apparently might be playing next year in Japan..
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    And the only reason to watch the World Baseball Classic is out of the tournament.
    Shohei Otani out for World Baseball Classic, injured | SI.com
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    I had just heard he would not pitch but might hit... I guess changed minds.
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    Just as I say Carter is going to play in Japan.. He signs with the Yankees..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slyder View Post
    I wish Brandon Phillips would accept a trade to any freaking where and jsut go away.
    From Rosenthal:
    Sources: #Braves close to acquiring 2B Brandon Phillips from #Reds.

    The Braves were motivated after Sean Rodriguez injured his shoulder in a car accident and is expected to miss 3 to 5 months.
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    #Marlins 26-year-old LHP Chris Reed voluntarily retired this week. He was a #Dodgers first-round pick from Stanford in 2011.
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    Re: 2016 MLB Off Season Thread

    I can't for the life of me understand why anyone is clinging on so desperately to the intentional walk where the pitcher has to go through the motions.

    Sure, every once in a blue moon the pitcher accidentally throws too close to the plate and the hitter notices in enough time and makes enough contact to do something worthwhile, or every once in another blue moon he might throw a little too far off and a wild pitch ensues. But really, how often does that happen? Is it really worth sitting through a tedious display of pointlessness just because it might, maybe, hopefully happen? And at the right time where it's something more than a bland single at best?

    Just let it go already. Auto-IBB is good for the game.
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    I don't love the rule change but I have also been very surprised to see how much blow back this is getting.

    On another note, this couldn't have played out any better.

    News broke Tuesday that Major League Baseball will do away with the formality that is four pitches on intentional walks and instead just automatically signal and send a guy to first base. The impact mostly won’t be felt because, well, we hardly see intentional walks (twice every five games or so), but people still complained because people on the internet complain.
    Those who were complaining got some fuel on Tuesday night, too, thanks to college baseball. Again, it’s an unbelievable coincidence that it happened on the same day, but it did: Texas A&M won on a walk-off wild pitch during what was supposed to be an intentional walk:
    On day MLB tweaks walk rule, Texas A&M wins on wild pitch during intentional walk - CBSSports.com
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    It is not easy. Especially with certain pitchers and clutch situations. In HS they would not let the catcher leave the catcher's 'box' until the pitcher had started his stretch-windup. Plus we had a couple of guys that could throw 85+mph but couldn't throw to first to save their lives... much less to home on a pitch-out.

    It is much like a SS/2B throwing the ball to second on a double play before the fielder gets to the bag. Pitcher's struggle with that (pick-off) too sometimes. Or like a QB throwing to a spot where the WR will be... not where he is at.
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    It's probably not as easy as you'd think to an average non-pro fan like you or I, but considering how very rare all of the stuff the complainers are saying we'll miss actually is it must be fairly easy for the professionals.
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