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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20355 on: January 11, 2023, 10:38:39 am »
I live in Minnesota Twins country, so brothers-in-law and lots of friends who like the Twins.  Will be interested to see how healthy he stays and how well he actually performs, and how many playoff games he helps them to win.  They've got some interesting players and prospects, and some intelligent coaching.  Will be interesting to see how many .800+ OPS seasons he's got left in him. 

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« Reply #20356 on: January 11, 2023, 03:53:28 pm »
Given their lack of home run power, this seems like a flyer the Cubs should've taken. Cruz could've been a cheap RH platoon DH with Hosmer/Mervis.

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Veteran slugger Nelson Cruz and the San Diego Padres are in agreement on a one-year, $1 million contract, sources tell ESPN. Cruz, 42, is entering his 19th season and should get ample DH at-bats. He'll also serve as GM of the Dominican Republic team in the World Baseball Classic.
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« Reply #20357 on: January 11, 2023, 03:56:05 pm »
Would have been interesting to see the reaction in Cubdom if this Correa thing had gone down and they hadn't already signed Dansby.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20358 on: January 12, 2023, 01:08:40 pm »
Dodgers have officially released Bauer.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20359 on: January 12, 2023, 04:06:37 pm »
Given their lack of home run power, this seems like a flyer the Cubs should've taken. Cruz could've been a cheap RH platoon DH with Hosmer/Mervis.

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Veteran slugger Nelson Cruz and the San Diego Padres are in agreement on a one-year, $1 million contract, sources tell ESPN. Cruz, 42, is entering his 19th season and should get ample DH at-bats. He'll also serve as GM of the Dominican Republic team in the World Baseball Classic.


At this point I'm sure Cruz was looking to sign with a contender.

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« Reply #20360 on: January 12, 2023, 04:23:05 pm »
At this point I'm sure Cruz was looking to sign with a contender.

This is one of the reasons I'd like the Cubs to win enough to be wildcard worthy. 

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20361 on: January 12, 2023, 05:08:52 pm »
This is one of the reasons I'd like the Cubs to win enough to be wildcard worthy. 

I want a lot of things I can’t have.
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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20362 on: January 13, 2023, 05:28:53 am »
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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20363 on: January 13, 2023, 05:44:44 am »
At this point there's no reason not to have them everywhere.

I can see why they wouldn't work in basketball or football but not baseball.
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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20364 on: January 13, 2023, 08:19:58 pm »
Andrew McCutchen is going back to the Pirates.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20365 on: January 14, 2023, 11:49:02 pm »
Twin Carlos Correa’s agent, Scott Boras, gets $10 million for negotiating the shortstop’s $200 million deal.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20366 on: January 17, 2023, 06:36:37 pm »
Does Italy have a baseball league?  If so, Maybe Bauer can get a gig there.


» Kevin Spacey received a lifetime achievement award from the National Cinema Museum in Turin and discussed his key roles to a sold-out crowd Monday.

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« Reply #20367 on: January 19, 2023, 07:53:34 pm »
Would have loved some of that action.

Chapman gets one year at $3.75 million plus performance bonuses from the Royals, per source.
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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20368 on: January 19, 2023, 08:30:41 pm »
Mariners sign Tommy LaStella, DFA Justus Sheffield.

Sheffield seems like the type of pitcher the Cubs will target to run through the pitch lab.

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Re: Around Baseball
« Reply #20369 on: January 20, 2023, 01:51:18 pm »
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Trade news: All-Star second baseman Luis Arraez is going to the Miami Marlins and right-hander Pablo Lopez is headed to the Minnesota Twins, sources tell ESPN. Deal is done. Players are being informed right now. More are involved.
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