2019 Baseball Winter Meetings



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Lots of jockeying leading up to the Winter Meetings that begin in today in Las Vegas.

JA Happ, Dallas K and Charlie Morton out there. Plue Bryce, Manny and AJ. Plus Craig Kimbrel.

Here's to a week of fun and intrigue.
 

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The the Hall of Fame has called Lee Smith and Harold Baines.

It took Smith 21 years and Baines 17 years to make it. And check out Baines' age 40 season...wow.

Yankees cut loose from Bryce Harper connection but still chatting up Manny. Hopefully Yanks are talking to Cleveland about Kluber.
 

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The the Hall of Fame has called Lee Smith and Harold Baines.

It took Smith 21 years and Baines 17 years to make it. And check out Baines' age 40 season...wow.

Yankees cut loose from Bryce Harper connection but still chatting up Manny. Hopefully Yanks are talking to Cleveland about Kluber.
Don’t think either should’ve gotten in.

Smith is most interesting cause he was one of the first to do what he did. But still....

And the yanks....no idea what they are doing
 

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My brain was fried...obviously Gary Sanchez would have to go to Florida.
 

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That rumored 3-team trade is crazy...but it makes a bit of sense.

Mets get Realmuto & TBD
Yanks get Thor
Marlins get Andujar, prospects (maybe Sonny Gray?)

Yanks fill 3B via free agency. Machado? Moustakas? Jed Lowrie?
 

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That rumored 3-team trade is crazy...but it makes a bit of sense.

Mets get Realmuto & TBD
Yanks get Thor
Marlins get Andujar, prospects (maybe Sonny Gray?)

Yanks fill 3B via free agency. Machado? Moustakas? Jed Lowrie?
Mets need more than Realmuto for that to make sense, but that's a start.
 

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Baines getting in means the Veterans Committee need to get reconfigured or, as an extreme, dissolved.
 
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That rumored 3-team trade is crazy...but it makes a bit of sense.

Mets get Realmuto & TBD
Yanks get Thor
Marlins get Andujar, prospects (maybe Sonny Gray?)

Yanks fill 3B via free agency. Machado? Moustakas? Jed Lowrie?
For Thor's age, performance and contract status, that's a horrible trade for the Mets.
 

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Mets need more than Realmuto for that to make sense, but that's a start.
Definitely. Not sure what 'TBD' will end up being but I do agree they'd need more than Realmuto to trade away Thor. Maybe Sonny Gray ends up there? Doesn't solve the "can't pitch in New York" problem but *could* solve the "can't pitch in Yankee Stadium" problem. Or maybe Greg Bird as a holdover until Alonso is ready? Maybe a bullpen arm from somewhere. Not sure.
 

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After beating the "we need a real catcher" drum for the past several years, I can't fault them for trying to fill that need; nor can I overlook that fact that great catchers are very, very rare in MLB--more so than I appreciated when I first started bitching about it (and before I had friends with kids who are legit pro prospects and are being converted to catchers because of the desperate need for them).

That said, no he's not Johnny Bench. And he's only under team control for two more years. So, yeah, the Mets need to get a lot more in the deal for that to make sense as a return on Thor.
 

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This trade only makes sense for the Mets if they get a king's ransom for Syndergaard or if he were in the last year under Mets' control. Neither is the case. He's a Met for three more seasons.
 

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The Phillies finally spring. Sign McCutchen for three seasons. They need to add to Nola, Arrieta, Pivetta and Eflin.
 

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My wish list for Yankee imports:

Bumgarner
Trevor Bauer
C Kluber
JA Happ
Ottovino
Jake Deikman?
Daniel Hudson?


A couple of them would be great.
 
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Okay...Happ is close to signing with the Yankees!

Severino
Paxton
Happ
Tanaka
CC


S Gray
 

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Okay...Happ is close to signing with the Yankees!

Severino
Paxton
Happ
Tanaka
CC


S Gray
Gray will be dealt soon. He’s not gonna be a yankee in 2019.

Pretty quiet set of moves for the Yankees so far
 

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My wish list for Yankee imports:

Bumgarner
Trevor Bauer
C Kluber
JA Happ
Ottovino
Jake Deikman?
Daniel Hudson?


A couple of them would be great.
Sounds like there trying to bring Britton back. Maybe Robertson will come back.
 

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Happ for 3 years makes sense. He's proven he can pitch both in New York and at Yankee Stadium. A very good middle rotation guy.
 

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Don’t think either should’ve gotten in.

Smith is most interesting cause he was one of the first to do what he did. But still....
But look at the positives... letting Smith in opens the door for John Franco!

/s
 

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