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Hmm.. Seattle and Cleveland deals.. I recall posting that after 2006 or so, the Mariners blocked any calls from Cleveland.. Historically.. some really bad deals from the Mariner's perspective involved the Tribe..
-the Omar/Fermin,
-Asdrubal/Eddie Perez,
-Shin-soo Choo/Broussard..
All bad.. very bad..

Jelly of the month <== is that a real thing?..
 

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While Taubensee for Lofton was a great trade...(Taubensee did have a nice, if unspectacular, career.)...what followed was a series of highway robberies.

The later rental of Lofton for Grissom and Justice, in a year in which the Tribe went to the WS with Grissom having a solid season.

After several years of high production, Justice got us Westbrook, Day, and Ledee.

Day got us Milton Bradley, who begot Franklin Gutierrez, who begot Joe Smith and Valbuena.

Westbrook begot Kluber.

We shall see if Kluber begot us anything.

There were other minor pieces in all these moves that didnt amount to much, but in between them we got a lot of outstanding production, individual awards, and multiple WS appearances....for a rental that didnt hurt us.

A note on Valbuena...

When I first watched him play for the Indians, I was quite impressed with his swing and approach. I called him the mini Choo. He hit shots all over. I figured we had a core 2B.

Maybe the biggest miscalculation I've made for a position player since internet boards began. Valbuena flopped with us. But years later he managed to carve out about four productive years as a platoon infielder.
 

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While Taubensee for Lofton was a great trade...(Taubensee did have a nice, if unspectacular, career.)...what followed was a series of highway robberies.

The later rental of Lofton for Grissom and Justice, in a year in which the Tribe went to the WS with Grissom having a solid season.

After several years of high production, Justice got us Westbrook, Day, and Ledee.

Day got us Milton Bradley, who begot Franklin Gutierrez, who begot Joe Smith and Valbuena.

Westbrook begot Kluber.

We shall see if Kluber begot us anything.

There were other minor pieces in all these moves that didnt amount to much, but in between them we got a lot of outstanding production, individual awards, and multiple WS appearances....for a rental that didnt hurt us.

A note on Valbuena...

When I first watched him play for the Indians, I was quite impressed with his swing and approach. I called him the mini Choo. He hit shots all over. I figured we had a core 2B.

Maybe the biggest miscalculation I've made for a position player since internet boards began. Valbuena flopped with us. But years later he managed to carve out about four productive years as a platoon infielder.

VALBUENA!
 

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I’m late, but the Diamondbacks owner offered up their stadium to any team if the season goes late, even if it meant multiple games a day. just not sure how that would affect an east coast/Midwest team, or even be plausible.
 

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I’m late, but the Diamondbacks owner offered up their stadium to any team if the season goes late, even if it meant multiple games a day. just not sure how that would affect an east coast/Midwest team, or even be plausible.
Well, if two northern teams in the eastern or central time zones both played in it, it would basically be a wash.

Warm-weather neutral sites for November/December games have been a staple of restart scenarios.

I jut don't see a lot of progress towards that end, though, when it looks like even nearly infection-free Japan's restart attempt is being pushed back to at least May.
 

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I wonder if MLB could do something similar to how the NCAA runs the college WS in Omaha.

Put four teams in one warm weather city for nine days. Each team plays a three game series with the others. Two games played in the stadium each day.

Then the teams go there separate ways to other cities to do it all over again with different opponents.

It would cut the number of sites needed in half.

It seems kinda far fetched to me, but these are far from normal times.

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There seems to be a consensus in MLB that the delayed season will merely pick up the original schedule wherever it may be when baseball returns.

MLB acts as if schedule making is made from a recipe brewed up in a cave by a coven of witches...far to intricate for mere mortals.

I guess the Commissioner has never heard of computers. Feed in the info and a computer could spit out a schedule for all 30 teams in a few seconds. We dont NEED interleague games this year.
 

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Heck, let's try it right here.

Four three game series vs every team in the division...that's 48 games.

Two three game series vs every non division rival....that's 60 games.

108 games.

It's simple to add from their.

Want to go to 122 games? Add one game vs every team in the league.

Want to go to 126? Add a game vs every division rival.

126 games could mean 16 four game series for every team.

A 126 game schedule could be played in eighteen weeks, with each team playing sixteen Sunday doubleheaders and having the following day off.

Because MLB will want a Monday night game, the teams can rotate thru without a Sunday doubleheader, and play the final game of a four game series on Monday night.

Otherwise, Mondays are used for travel or make up games.
 

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I wonder if MLB could do something similar to how the NCAA runs the college WS in Omaha.

Put four teams in one warm weather city for nine days. Each team plays a three game series with the others. Two games played in the stadium each day.

Then the teams go there separate ways to other cities to do it all over again with different opponents.

It would cut the number of sites needed in half.

It seems kinda far fetched to me, but these are far from normal times.

**********************

There seems to be a consensus in MLB that the delayed season will merely pick up the original schedule wherever it may be when baseball returns.

MLB acts as if schedule making is made from a recipe brewed up in a cave by a coven of witches...far to intricate for mere mortals.

I guess the Commissioner has never heard of computers. Feed in the info and a computer could spit out a schedule for all 30 teams in a few seconds. We dont NEED interleague games this year.
A computer program can't book hotel rooms. If they just pick up where the schedule leaves off, then there is no additional work or juggling, just stick to the arrangements already made.
 

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Heck, let's try it right here.

Four three game series vs every team in the division...that's 48 games.

Two three game series vs every non division rival....that's 60 games.

108 games.

It's simple to add from their.

Want to go to 122 games? Add one game vs every team in the league.

Want to go to 126? Add a game vs every division rival.

126 games could mean 16 four game series for every team.

A 126 game schedule could be played in eighteen weeks, with each team playing sixteen Sunday doubleheaders and having the following day off.

Because MLB will want a Monday night game, the teams can rotate thru without a Sunday doubleheader, and play the final game of a four game series on Monday night.

Otherwise, Mondays are used for travel or make up games.
Obviously this is an unprecedented situation, but even in a strike-shortened ‘95 season they only played .88 games per day (last year we played .87)

Them playing a game a day just doesn't seem feasible.

I think we all need to be realistic and realize that the season is going to be much much shorter than we want it to be. Personally, I don't expect more than 100 regular-season games.

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