MLB 2018

Discussion in 'Sports and Entertainment Center' started by Johnny G, Feb 13, 2018.

  1. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    It's not so bad the Sox won. They were far and away the best team this year, probably the best baseball team in years, and Boston already wins everything anyways so it's almost just another day in the sports world. And LA losing means there's still at least one intriguing sports drought out there.
     
  2. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

  3. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    It was far from a boring season, but I guess if you aren't a Red Sox fan it might be.
     
  4. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Ahhh, feels good, 4 in 15 years, future looking good....going to be a good Monday.
     
  5. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Boston teams winning everything so ******* always sucks. Makes their fanbase even more insufferable too.
     
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  6. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    I don’t know why people hate on this Boston squad so hard. In terms of the players, they’re almost all likeable. Like the Astros. I like them a lot.

    Outside of Kinsler and Nunez, the Sox are a bunch of relaxed players who don’t have attitudes.
     
  7. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

  8. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    Kershaw resigns with the Dodgers.
    3 years
    91 million
     
  9. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Figured he would, where is Kimbrel going...Yankees?
     
  10. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    They can totally have him. Lol @FLRacingFan
     
  11. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    The players aren't bad since all of the annoying assbags retired. The fans though...
     
  12. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    We have a lot to spend this offeason. Something like $80-100M. Starting pitching should probably be the first priority and then the pen after that. Bullpen, we need to keep Robertson. I don't think Kimbrel is in play. Starters, I think we try to keep Happ and go hard at Patrick Corbin. Probably Keuchel and look at bringing back Eovaldi too.

    Friendly reminder that Jacoby Ellsbury's worthless ass is still on the books for like $20M a year through 2021.
     
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  13. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Doubt Eovaldi will be available, I think the Sox will sign him.
     
  14. Reck

    Reck Enrique?

    Leave Eovaldi out of this, you fool!

    I had no idea you guys still had the corpse of Jacoby Ellsbury. Did he play at all this year?
     
  15. Ilovedthe90s

    Ilovedthe90s I love yoga pants

    Why would anyone say no to 300 million dollars?
     
  16. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    Wants to win a World Series. Doesnt think it'll happen in Washington would be my guess.
     
  17. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Eovaldi is going to sign with the Red Sox, they are in love with the guy.
     
  18. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    Any baseball fans looking for something to pass this offseason should watch the Ken Burns series "Baseball" if you havent already. A great history of the game.
    Mlb network shows it alot during the offseason.
     
  19. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Yep good stuff, I always forget about it, but when I've watched it I've learned some interesting stuff.
     
  20. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Missed this.

    He hasn't played in over a year. Giant waste of money and he's old and washed up. Ugh.
     
  21. Johnny G

    Johnny G Team Owner

    Atlanta signs Josh Donaldson to a 1 year, 23 million dollar deal.
     
  22. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Yep....that's a lot for a one year deal, I could see 12-16 mil, but 23??
     
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  23. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

  24. gnomesayin

    gnomesayin Team Owner

    It appears the long-rumored and fits-and-starts effort to attract an MLB team to Portland is getting serious. After many sites were considered, the private group of many investors has entered into an agreement to purchase one.

    Having an MLB team in my home city again would be cool. I've lived in Portland for 12 years. Sports fandom in the PNW is such that it would be well supported. One interesting aspect is that aside from some friendly state bonds, the city of Portland has refused to provide any direct subsidies for this. It is a genuinely private money effort, as all stadium deals should be.

    I just wonder where such a team would come from, assuming relocation is more likely than expansion. One of the Florida teams?

    https://www.kgw.com/amp/article?sec...um-at-terminal-2-site&contentId=283-618798119

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/mauryb...for-ballpark-land-on-river-near-downtown/amp/
     
  25. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    I would think Tampa?
     
  26. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    No, they are finally on track for a new stadium.

    Portland will get an expansion team
     
  27. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    I thought plans for a stadium in Tampa fell through? I didn't know MLB was planning on expansiion again, how many teams?
     
  28. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    The St. Pete proposal from a while back fell though. They have a new proposal (revealed this past summer) in Tampa that looks like it's going to happen.

    I think MLB wants to expand to 32 teams eventually. Portland will get a team, and eventually Nashville or Charlotte or Montreal if I had to guess
     
  29. Mopardh9

    Mopardh9 Team Owner

    Interesting, I can see Portland and Charlotte.
     
  30. kkfan91

    kkfan91 Taking a 10-200

    If they didn't just open a stadium a few years ago I'd say move the Marlins to Montreal and rename them the Expos.
     
  31. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    I spoke too soon. The Rays and Hillsborough County are too far apart on money. So once again, the plans for a new stadium are dead.

    Basically, this means the Rays are not long for Tampa Bay. I think some other city will buy out the lease on the Trop (runs thru 2027) and the team will be relocated at some point in the next few years. :(

    Sucks for me, but sucks a lot worse for the baseball fans living in St. Pete and the Bay Area. If (when) the team moves, I'll just go back to being an Indians fan like I was before '98.
     
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  32. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Tropicana Field is an abomination to baseball. It's as if someone built a baseball stadium and then dropped a giant tent over it. It's ******* disgusting.

    I hate domes to start with, but The Trop takes the cake in ugly ass domes.
     
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  33. 2 Sweet

    2 Sweet Legend

    Have you been there? The turf looks like it's half flooded. The general atmosphere has the feel of a warehouse or an old basement. That stadium was never fit for baseball. It got them an expansion team, but was never a long term solution. They definitely should've had a new stadium built years ago.
     
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  34. AndyMarquisLive

    AndyMarquisLive Short Track Fanatic

    Never been. Just on TV it'd bad though.

    Only major league stadium I've been to is Camden Yards.
     
  35. FLRacingFan

    FLRacingFan Team Owner

    Good for Hillsborough and the City of Tampa for not getting fleeced...but it kinda sucks. Not terribly unexpected I guess, but the idea of having a real baseball stadium in Tampa was fun to think about for a while. Can't wait to see the Trop bulldozed though, that can't come soon enough. I don't even know how they get the Shrine Game to keep coming back.
     

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