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    2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    Now that the offseason is here, we need a thread. If the mods could sticky this please.

    Grandal declines his player option...

    Jon Heyman
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    Yasmani Grandal will decline $16M option, take $2.25M option and become free agent. He won gamble to take 1 year deal in Milwaukee for $18.25M total rather than sign longterm w/Mets ($60M, 4 year reported offer). He can’t receive another qualifying offer and should get huge deal.
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    KC Royals will decline Alex Gordon’s $23M option, buy him out for $4M and hope to bring him back at a rate that makes sense.
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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

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    Among the players to have officially become free agents today: Josh Donaldson, Dallas Keuchel, Edwin Encarnacion, Jose Abreu, Cole Hamels, Rick Porcello, Ben Zobrist, Nicholas Castellanos, Yasiel Puig, Hunter Pence, Adam Jones, Logan Forsythe, Steve Pearce (cont.)
    8:00pm · 31 Oct 2019

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    Matt Moore, Jarrod Dyson, Wade LeBlanc, Hector Santiago, Wilmer Flores, Alex Avila, Mark Trumbo, Alex Wood, Tyson Ross.

    More to come, obviously.
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    The Suds Duds paid Grandal $16M and got even more than they bargained for. Can't see them balk at QO'ing him when all that would be at risk would be one more year at $17-18M. Don't think i'd be willing to sacrifice our 1st rounder to sign him. Ditto Didi.

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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    The Suds Duds paid Grandal $16M and got even more than they bargained for. Can't see them balk at QO'ing him when all that would be at risk would be one more year at $17-18M. Don't think i'd be willing to sacrifice our 1st rounder to sign him. Ditto Didi.
    He can't be QOd. Only once per career and he has already been QOd.
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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    The Suds Duds paid Grandal $16M and got even more than they bargained for. Can't see them balk at QO'ing him when all that would be at risk would be one more year at $17-18M. Don't think i'd be willing to sacrifice our 1st rounder to sign him. Ditto Didi.
    Don't think they can QO him again. That's a one time thing.

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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    The Suds Duds paid Grandal $16M and got even more than they bargained for. Can't see them balk at QO'ing him when all that would be at risk would be one more year at $17-18M. Don't think i'd be willing to sacrifice our 1st rounder to sign him. Ditto Didi.
    Grandal turned down a QO last year so he's not eligible for a QO this year.

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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    Here are every team's free agents this winter

    https://www.mlb.com/news/2019-2020-f...every-mlb-team

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    Reds first move this offseason should have been announcing a 5 year/50M (similar to Snell) extension with Castillo in my opinion. Would have sounded a lot better than picking up the option on Freddy Galvis.

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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by corkedbat View Post
    The Suds Duds paid Grandal $16M and got even more than they bargained for. Can't see them balk at QO'ing him when all that would be at risk would be one more year at $17-18M. Don't think i'd be willing to sacrifice our 1st rounder to sign him. Ditto Didi.
    Edit: just saw he can't be QOed again, but thnis about the process in general:

    The rules have changed, we would not lose 1st round pick.. Teams in the Reds situation would lose either the 2nd or 3rd pick (count includes competitive balance rounds, etc)
    I can not remember all the details, but this change was intended to kill the "penalty" for signing free agents. No big deal to lose these picks, IMO.hi
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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    CBS Sports: 10 way-too-early predictions for 2020 MLB season

    8. Reds win NL Central

    My guess is the front office in Cincy takes an aggressive approach this offseason and it translates to success on the field.

    The Reds endured a disappointing campaign in 2019 after being active last offseason and during the season as well. Each of their adds produced at a high level, including a bounce-back All-Star season from Sonny Gray. They will have a three-headed monster leading the staff in Gray, Luis Castillo and Trevor Bauer, while Eugenio Suarez will look to build off his 49 home runs in 2019.

    St. Louis should be favorites to repeat as division champs, but the Cubs have a new manager, Milwaukee has pitching issues and Pittsburgh is rebuilding. This division is right there for the taking.
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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    He's old, but I'd take a flier on Pat Neshek. He was mostly injured last year, but put up great numbers in the years prior.

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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    Quote Originally Posted by Powel Crosley View Post
    He's old, but I'd take a flier on Pat Neshek. He was mostly injured last year, but put up great numbers in the years prior.
    Neshek was very good in 2014 and 2017. Every other year he has been mediocre at best. I would be good with a minor league deal with a big league camp invite, but I do not think he is even worth a guaranteed roster spot.

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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    Per Rosenthal Twitter:

    Sources confirm: Carlos Beltran is the #Mets ‘ choice to be their new manager. First reported: @AnthonyDiComo and @sidrosenberg.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 757690 View Post
    Per Rosenthal Twitter:

    Sources confirm: Carlos Beltran is the #Mets ‘ choice to be their new manager. First reported: @AnthonyDiComo and @sidrosenberg.
    Its official.

    Juan Lagares and Joe Panik available. More fodder for those looking to fill positions with any mediocrity that may come along before the off-season is a week old.
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    Re: 2019-2020 MLB Offseason News, Rumors, and Discussions

    Moustakas declines option and is a FA. Need to go after him

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