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[Langosch] The #STLCards have traded OF Randal Grichuk to Toronto. St. Louis gets RHPs Dominic Leone and Connor Greene in return.

[Langosch] The #STLCards have traded OF Randal Grichuk to Toronto. St. Louis gets RHPs Dominic Le...

HE'S GONE THANK YOU GOD

Seems like a loud and clear message that the Jays are not pursuing Lorenzo Cain

Really like Leone. Sad to see him go

The Cardinals just got 10% less attractive.

[Silverman] Source: Red Sox offer to JD Martinez believed to be roughly $125 million over five years. That's what OF Josh Hamilton got from the Angels five years ago.

[Silverman] Source: Red Sox offer to JD Martinez believed to be roughly $125 million over five ye...

take it you idiot

We’re having a good offseason, why do you have to remind me of that

If he doesn’t take that deal then I’m not sure what he’ll get. He’s not even worth $25 million per year. He’s a player that has played more than 123 games in a season only once in his 7 year career, the worst defensive player in the game and one of the worst baserunners.

I like the 5/100 more tho, JD

Tim Tebow invited to the New York Mets’ spring training team

Tim Tebow invited to the New York Mets’ spring training team

The Mets are properly milking the Tebow hype train. Obviously he doesn't really fit in the majors, at least not yet, but this is a hell of a good way to sell spring training tickets

And we'll never bring him up no matter what people say.

Jersey sale right now now all go directly to the Mets.

If he was called up it would go to the profit sharing

This is a shameless cash grab, but I'm cool with it. Tebow will forever have my respect for beating the Steelers

I wasn't aware of that. So minor league jersey sales are direct profit but Major league aren't?

[Analysis] Could Kyle Seager be the next Ernie Banks?

[Analysis] Could Kyle Seager be the next Ernie Banks?

Kyle Seager through his Age-29 season: 1,000 games .263/.332/.779 153 HR 525 RBI 26.8 WAR

Ernie Banks through his Age-29 season: 1,078 games .292/.354/.912 269 HR 778 RBI 50.2 WAR

"but wait harriswill these numbers aren't close at all!"

Correct, but if Kyle Seager can average 140 games for the next 11 years (possibly moving to 1B at some point like Ernie did), he will have played 2,529 games sometime in 2028 (his Age-40 season)

This could break Ernie's All Time record for most games played without a postseason appearance, which based on Kyle Seager's current number of 0 postseasons games played in 7 seasons, he is projected to do

stop giving mariners fans suicide fuel

I got you Mariners fans

Oh this reminds me, I gotta get some tide pods before the season starts. Thanks man

Eh, there’s no suicide fuel. It’s just normalcy at this point.

I’m 29 which is probably around the average age of a Mariner fan on Reddit, maybe even a little higher than average. The Mariners haven’t made the postseason since I was 13 (I was in the eighth grade.) It’s fairly plausible that there are Mariner fans on Reddit that have NEVER seen the Mariners in the postseason. It honestly just is what it is to us at this point.

C.C. Sabathia on Yankees resurgence: "Getting Giancarlo gets us back to being that hated team; that's what we like"

C.C. Sabathia on Yankees resurgence: "Getting Giancarlo gets us back to being that hated team; that's what we like"
C.C. Sabathia on Yankees resurgence: "Getting Giancarlo gets us back to being that hated team; th...

If the Yanks like being hated, then I'm not going to hate them anymore. That way they'll know exactly how much I hate them.

Baseball needs a villain, and I’ll be damned if we’re gonna let it be the Red Sox.

I think most people would agree that baseball is better when the Yankees are most hated. You all enjoy hating us, and most Yankees fans get off on it too

I would say the Yankees are close to making my top 5 for most hated baseball teams...

giants giants giants giants giants D-backs Yankees

[Contreras] Many people have misinterpreted what was said during a recent interview, I see no wrong in taking the best players as personal goals and exceedance. (1/3)

[Contreras] Many people have misinterpreted what was said during a recent interview, I see no wro...

I think everyone who read the article understood what he meant

wrong. 100% wrong. everyone who likes my team is a literal stable genius. everyone who doesnt is an idiot. fake news! 100% without exception. sad!

It’s ridiculous that people are making such a big deal out of this

"In my mind I aim to be the best and like I mentioned during the interview, I have enormous respect for these players, I honor and learn so much very time I play against Molina and Posey. I simply used them as examples of achievement in my professional career." (2/3)

"To use the best players as a model or standard and want to exceed them, I don’t believe is any disrespect simply motivation and Inspiration. Have a great night 🙌 God bless you all 🙏🏻" (3/3)

https://twitter.com/WContreras40

I like this response. Clearly Contreras just believes in himself and admires these guys. Maybe he got ahead of himself in the interviews... but I think its unfortunate he had to apologize/clarify his comments just because he has confidence in his abilities as an athlete. He definitely looks up to both Molina and Posey. I certainly would too if I was a young, promising catcher.

MLB Network vs ESPN

MLB Network vs ESPN

Baseball tonight was awesome when it was the only thing we could watch. Now that we've seen it done right we have realized it was pretty much always dog shit.

I used to like Baseball Tonight I remember the guy who would talk about souvenir city. Then he got fired

Edit: it was Erick Young

And yet I still have a Pavlovian response to the BBTN theme music.

Same with the theme from "This Week in Baseball".

Man I miss having MLB Network. I really hope Google makes a push for it on YouTube TV.

[Olney] Source: Boston's offer to J.D. Martinez is in the range of five years, $100 million.

[Olney] Source: Boston's offer to J.D. Martinez is in the range of five years, $100 million.

So that’s where the Coutinho money is going to

Too reasonable for my liking

Imagine being in a situation where receiving a 9 figure offer isn't good enough. Not saying his market value isn't that, he's absolutely worth more, but shit that must be a great feeling.

Hey JD, its me, your agent. Look, Boston wants to pay you $100 million, but thats a joke, I can easily get you $130 million, maybe $150 if we're lucky.

That would be an awesome phone call to get.

Yadier Molina responds to Wilson Contreras. “Respect the ranks, rookies. Here with those who have proven to be the best”

Yadier Molina responds to Wilson Contreras. “Respect the ranks, rookies. Here with those who have proven to be the best”

How dare Contreras believe that he could be better than them one day

PEople are forgetting that Yadi and Wilson have a relationship as friends that we arent aware of, this is just most likely friendly smack talk between two catchers.

People have made Willson's comments such a big deal. Everyone needs to chill

i think this post is much more playful, and less antagonistic, than everyone in this thread seems to think

Try one of these subthreads