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Old 11-16-2012, 05:03 PM   #256
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On paper I think so, but we all know how insignificant on paper can be. Half the Marlins that just became Blue Jays made the Marlins competitive on paper and we saw how that turned out.
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Old 11-16-2012, 06:10 PM   #257
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But the Marlins didn't have a Lawrie or a Morrow or an Arrencibia/d'Arnaud or an Encarnacion. They sorta had a Bautista who doesn't walk as much but probably has more raw power.
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Old 11-16-2012, 08:49 PM   #258
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But the Marlins didn't have a Lawrie or a Morrow or an Arrencibia/d'Arnaud or an Encarnacion. They sorta had a Bautista who doesn't walk as much but probably has more raw power.
A bit more was expected out of Hanley Ramirez, Logan Morrison, Heath Bell, and the rest of the bullpen though.

But it wasn't the point that the Marlins are now the Blue Jays. You can just as easily make a case in point out of the Dodgers and out of the Red Sox. I would say on paper, yeah, those teams all looked good. We'll see though.
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Apparently they're looking for a front-line starter as well. If they land Greinke, do they become the favorites in the East or is that jumping the gun?
I'd say if they add Greinke they are the favorites in the AL if not MLB, at least as noted on paper.
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I'm sure Selig is unhappy with the situation. But all the commissioners have proven that they work for the owners and not the greater good of their respective leagues. They don't want to go up against an owner because other owners would get pissed off about it. It's the same reason Stern has never said shit to Sterling, who is by all accounts a terrible human being and a very shady businessman. He's racist and sexist. Yet Stern lets him do whatever the fuck he wants because he is an owner. If he was a player, he'd have been out of the league forever ago.
Probably something to do with the fact that all commissioners do, in actuality, work for the owners. The owners pay their salaries.
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Of course it does. Which is part of the problem.
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There's no way around it.
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Will the Mets resign Wright and Dickey? Trade one? Trade both? If they plan to continue to rebuild, it would make the most sense for them to trade both. But that would include admitting to a rebuild. Each individually would net a couple of any given team's top five prospects....
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They're not getting any top prospects for a 38 year old knuckleballer. Wright? Yea, sure. They could.

The fan base will revolt if they trade them. In a year where a lot of focus is going to be paid on them due to the all star game, I don't think they want that.

This is a team in the largest market in America. There's no reason why they can't resign both while still restocking the minors, which they've been supposedly doing for the past few years.

Now that the Marlins don't exist, the Mets can very well move into that worst franchise in the sport category... As long as the Wilpons still run the show.

This is New York. Just once I want a homegrown star to end his career with my team. Just once. That's not too much to ask for a team who with 1/3rd of their own market can still claim a larger fan base than most of baseball.

Fucking Wilpons.
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They might get a top prospect from Dayton Moore for Dickey. Dayton Moore would see the Cy Young Award, think "welp, I needs me the pitching!" and send a nice shiny Bubba Starling. I could see that happening.
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Is it time for the winter meetings yet?
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95...not too shabby.
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