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Y'all ready for the Pittsburgh Blue Jays?

 

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Derek Dietrich asked for and received his release from the Reds.

Former RCF hero of the Dolan is cheap crowd, not sure if there is a fit here now.
 

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Y'all ready for the Pittsburgh Blue Jays?

They ar3 looking for a Major League Park...ok, cannot blame them, but feel bad for Buffalo. This was their shot... :)
 

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Hello there fellow alumnus..
Unfortunately there was a report out there over a year ago that some in player leadership torpedoed the idea of Dietrich previously.
Like or not, clubhouse makeup is an important part of the process. Not sure if the thoughts would have changed now..

On a separate note I think that is a HUGE reason (club house culture) why Puig was not brought back for 2020..
 

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Hello there fellow alumnus..
Unfortunately there was a report out there over a year ago that some in player leadership torpedoed the idea of Dietrich previously.
Like or not, clubhouse makeup is an important part of the process. Not sure if the thoughts would have changed now..

On a separate note I think that is a HUGE reason (club house culture) why Puig was not brought back for 2020..
Oh, I'm being completely facetious on bringing Dietrich in. I don't think he adds much to this roster that isn't already present.

I agree with you that clubhouse makeup is important, and our current player leadership in the clubhouse has been a strength of this organization that it appears we are looking to continue to capitalize on with our investments in Latin America.
 

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These guys really don't need another weapon in that bullpen, but I think this dude is going to cause some problems this year.

Watching this game live (Astros ML -200) and he's been pretty filthy.

Getable, but filthy.
 

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Penguins playing their home games in Toronto.

Blue Jays playing their home games in Pittsburgh.

Got to love it, I'm hopeful Allegheny County is safe enough to let some fans in by season's end. Would be sweet seeing the AL East come to town down the stretch.
 
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Looks like Mookie Betts won't be testing the free agent waters after all.

 

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So... Mookie goes from the Red Sox, where no extension was going to be considered.. to the Dodgers.. and before he plays a single game, is in serious negotiations for a probable 10 year plus contract extension..

What changed?..

-The past two season where even the highest profile free agents to be got paid..slowly
-The advent of a global pandemic giving rise to massive revenue losses..

Before another off season of slow/non existant negotiations for free agent contracts take place or can truly take effect.. & the pandemic continues on its merry way (as if anyone can wave a magic wand to fix it making the blame game going on not only foolish but down right morbid) Mookie signs..

The question becomes..will Frankie wake up tomorrow and see what Mookie is doing or has done and come to the same conclusion.. "...love the one I am with.."

Thoughts
 

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So... Mookie goes from the Red Sox, where no extension was going to be considered.. to the Dodgers.. and before he plays a single game, is in serious negotiations for a probable 10 year plus contract extension..

What changed?..

-The past two season where even the highest profile free agents to be got paid..slowly
-The advent of a global pandemic giving rise to massive revenue losses..

Before another off season of slow/non existant negotiations for free agent contracts take place or can truly take effect.. & the pandemic continues on its merry way (as if anyone can wave a magic wand to fix it making the blame game going on not only foolish but down right morbid) Mookie signs..

The question becomes..will Frankie wake up tomorrow and see what Mookie is doing or has done and come to the same conclusion.. "...love the one I am with.."

Thoughts
5 months ago I was an absolutely firm believe the indians could and should make a run at re-signing Frankie for a deal very similar to this. I just dont see how it happens now. I am sure the Dolans are going to lose money/not make as much this year which is really going to impact things.

Unless Frankie wakes up tomorrow and decides he is willing to give the indians a significant discount
 

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So... Mookie goes from the Red Sox, where no extension was going to be considered.. to the Dodgers.. and before he plays a single game, is in serious negotiations for a probable 10 year plus contract extension..

What changed?..

-The past two season where even the highest profile free agents to be got paid..slowly
-The advent of a global pandemic giving rise to massive revenue losses..

Before another off season of slow/non existant negotiations for free agent contracts take place or can truly take effect.. & the pandemic continues on its merry way (as if anyone can wave a magic wand to fix it making the blame game going on not only foolish but down right morbid) Mookie signs..

The question becomes..will Frankie wake up tomorrow and see what Mookie is doing or has done and come to the same conclusion.. "...love the one I am with.."

Thoughts
Like Bob said, it has always been about Frankie. The Indians aren't coming up with $350 million over ten years so trying to compare what Mookie is doing with Frankie is just apples and oranges.
 

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Brady Singer starting on Saturday for KC.

2018 First Rounder out of Florida, pitched in High-A last year.
 

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