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Robbie Hart

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Good, let’s watch the Red Sox win it again!

You didn’t engage much mysticmac @mysticmac after the Sox twatted the yankoffs in the playoffs.....AGAIN....lmao

We own the Cuntees......ha ha
 

Hauler

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Not sure if you guys were paying attention but the Reds added some solid players over the off season.

Might win 80 games this year.
 

Hauler

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So many big name free agents haven't signed yet. This has been a very strange off season.

Harper, Machado, Keuchel, Kimbrel, Moustakas
 

HEATH VON DOOM

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Maybe it just feels bigger because Harper and Machado are such huge names.
Maybe but last year you had Hosmer, Moustakis, JD Martinez and a few others that didnt sign till late or afrer spring training started. Lorenzo Cain signed like the week before.

It seems that MLB teams arent willing to overpay for players like they use to. Harper is coming off his worst year and Machado hasnt been the best clubhouse guy.
 

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Not sure if you guys were paying attention but the Reds added some solid players over the off season.

Might win 80 games this year.
They were projected on the MLB Network to finish tied for 3rd with the cubs and pirates winning 81 games. They will have huge trade possibilities for a playoff run if they perform the first half of the season.

Best thing they can hope for is that Puig performs somewhat up to standard and they can trade him for prospects before he gets hurt.
 

Hauler

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Maybe but last year you had Hosmer, Moustakis, JD Martinez and a few others that didnt sign till late or afrer spring training started. Lorenzo Cain signed like the week before.

It seems that MLB teams arent willing to overpay for players like they use to. Harper is coming off his worst year and Machado hasnt been the best clubhouse guy.
I think Harper is a bit overrated. Strikes out way too much. But if you put some guys around him he would be a force. Can you imagine his lefty bat between Judge and Stanton? Haha.

Machado is an interesting dude for sure.

I don't know if this is a paradigm shift away from big money, long term contracts or if the resistance from the owners is more about these two guys specifically.
 

Hauler

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They were projected on the MLB Network to finish tied for 3rd with the cubs and pirates winning 81 games. They will have huge trade possibilities for a playoff run if they perform the first half of the season.

Best thing they can hope for is that Puig performs somewhat up to standard and they can trade him for prospects before he gets hurt.
If he plays every day, Puig will have 30+ bombs at the break.

:)
 

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I think Harper is a bit overrated. Strikes out way too much. But if you put some guys around him he would be a force. Can you imagine his lefty bat between Judge and Stanton? Haha.

Machado is an interesting dude for sure.

I don't know if this is a paradigm shift away from big money, long term contracts or if the resistance from the owners is more about these two guys specifically.
I think after the owners were schooled by a low rent Royals team few years ago they learned their lesson. The owners basically paid the Royals through luxury taxes to win the Series. While that sounds like the luxury tax worked, it also made the tax almost a salary cap.
 

Hauler

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I think after the owners were schooled by a low rent Royals team few years ago they learned their lesson. The owners basically paid the Royals through luxury taxes to win the Series. While that sounds like the luxury tax worked, it also made the tax almost a salary cap.
Good.

They need to ditch the luxury tax and install a cap anyway.
 

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Good.

They need to ditch the luxury tax and install a cap anyway.
Right but free agents bitching about not getting paid now will have a even harder time. I personally have no problem with the owners holding out. If your choice is to play baseball for 18 million a year over 10 years instead of 20 million over 10 years I dont have much sympathy.
 

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Anyone have the MLB.TV app? Thinking about getting it this year So I can watch Cards games.
 

maurice

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The problem is that, if "the owners holding out" was an agreed plan to keep expenses down, that violates the CBA and we're gonna have another strike eventually.
 

Hauler

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Anyone have the MLB.TV app? Thinking about getting it this year So I can watch Cards games.
I've had the MLB At Bat app the last couple of years just so I can listen to day games while at work or on Vacation. I think it was $10. I also like to randomly tune in to the losing side of a huge blowout. Listening to Bob Uecker when the Brewers are down 12 is a treat. You never know what the fuck he's going to start talking about.
 

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I've had the MLB At Bat app the last couple of years just so I can listen to day games while at work or on Vacation. I think it was $10. I also like to randomly tune in to the losing side of a huge blowout. Listening to Bob Uecker when the Brewers are down 12 is a treat. You never know what the fuck he's going to start talking about.
You can just listen and not watch? I am going to get it where we can watch. I think its 120 and I can watch any game thats not on local tv
 

Hauler

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You can just listen and not watch? I am going to get it where we can watch. I think its 120 and I can watch any game thats not on local tv
Yeah. Just all the radio broadcasts.
The MLB TV doesn't work for local broadcasts (stupid). But for an out-of-town fan, $120 for the season is a great deal. I thought about getting it just so I can watch another game while I'm watching the Reds.
 

regular john

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The Reds moves in the off season were very strange. on the other hand they probably know what they're doing and believe they can pull out a Royals.