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2019 Installment of MLB Bitchin' & Moanin'
NL East - Braves
NL Central - Brewers
NL West - LA

WC1 - Cubs
WC2 - Cardinals

NLCS - Cubs/Braves

AL East - Sox
AL Central - Tribe
AL West - A's
WC1 - Yanks
WC2 - Royals

ALCS - Sox/Tribe

WC - Sox over Cubs in 6

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Re: 2019 Installment of MLB Bitchin' & Moanin'
I'll take the Stro's in the AL West.  Have to go with the Cubs in the Central.  Darvish is back and healthy and they added Cole Hamels, who was pitching well.  Plus, they won 95 games in what had to be considered kind of an "off" year.  The Cards are interesting.  I recognize about 3 names on the entire pitching staff.  I'm sure Jar has 100% better intel than I do on that.  But if Goldmember, Fowler and Ozuna do what they get paid to do, that could be a verily dangerous club.

Braves: I'll take em' just because they won it last year in an extremely weak division.  They did exactly squat to bolster the pitching staff but the addition of Josh Donaldson gives me half chub.  I wish they had dealt Dansby Swanson and a couple of prospects for someone worth a shoot, though.  He makes that half chub go into scared turtle mode.
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Re: 2019 Installment of MLB Bitchin' & Moanin'
NL East - Braves
NL Central - Brewers
NL West - Dodgers

WC1 - Cardinals
WC2 - Phillies

AL East - Sachs
AL Central - Fighting Cerranos
AL West - Asstros

WC1 - Yankmes
WC2 - A's

NLCS - Braves over Dodgers in 7
ALCS - Sachs over Astros in 6

WS - Braves over Sox in 7
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Re: 2019 Installment of MLB Bitchin' & Moanin'
NL East - Braves
NL Central - Brewers
NL West - Dodgers

WC1 - Cardinals
WC2 - Phillies

AL East - Sachs
AL Central - Fighting Cerranos
AL West - Asstros

WC1 - Yankmes
WC2 - A's

NLCS - Braves over Dodgers in 7
ALCS - Sachs over Astros in 6

WS - Braves over Sox in 7
Stop being an butthole. The Cubs will be about 20 games into the season and the baseball world be like....

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At how shootty they are without 2 healthy starters and no closer.
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At how shootty they are without 2 healthy starters and no closer.
Yeah right.

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What does a Phillies pitcher have to do with the Cubs this season?  I mean, other than shutting that lineup down...
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When you guys sign Harper, I'll put the over/under on number of wins at 150.

Edit to add:  fudge Georgia.  Just because.
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What does a Phillies pitcher have to do with the Cubs this season?  I mean, other than shutting that lineup down...
He's not with the Cubs anymore?

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Of course I knew that.
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When you guys sign Harper, I'll put the over/under on number of wins at 150.

Edit to add:  fudge Georgia.  Just because.
Again...what do the Phillies have to do with this?
Oh, and fudge Georgia
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Can I get a fudge GEORGIA?
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Checking out the Bravos salaries and I'm not getting it.  I understand paying Josh Donaldson and Freddie Freeman ($23 and $21 mil respectively)Proven vets that may wind up in the HOF one day if they stay consistent.  So guess who comes in 3rd and 4th on the roster?  Pitchers Kevin Gausman ($9.3m) and 36 year old, Darren O'Day ($9m)  WTF???  Hey AU1, it looks like O'Day was a Bird for a while.  Is he worth that? 

Nick Markakis was their most productive bat last year.  They released him to free agency, then signed him back at $4m.  That's a steal. Same with picking up Brian McCann for $2m.  He's 35 and on his last leg but should provide quality and experience to platoon at catcher. 

The young guns of Acuna, Jr., Albies, Comargo and Swanson remain at what I assume is the league minimum of $575K.  Enjoy it while you can ATL, cause' you're about to open the check book. 

On another note, it looks like Manny Machado and the Padres are going to hook up to the tune of $30m a year for 10 years.  At least that's what was being reported earlier today.
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Hope you enjoyed the post season before, Manny.
I thought you said we didn't have any high priced talent?
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That Machado deal is crazy.  And he can opt out after 5 years, so in theory, he could be a free agent at age 31, also.

So what's Harper going to get?  10/320?  And I can bet he would put in a 5 year opt out, too.

And I wish the Cards would offer Harper that deal, 10/320, but front load it.  First year, 40/M, and then come down from there.  If he opts out after 5, you've in theory had him for his most productive years.  If he stays, then you are freeing up cap room every year.


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Hope you enjoyed the post season before, Manny.
Supposedly, the Padres farm system is loaded with young talent.  This could be something where they may suck the first year or two of his deal, but slowly start getting good, like Houston.


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I'm torn, torn like an old sweater on Harper.  The biggest upside for him is that he's what, 26?  So, obviously he's hitting his prime and you have to think the next 4-5 years will be his best.  But, he has been underwhelming to me.  Maybe that's more because of the over-the-top hype that's followed him since he hit the league.  So far in 7 years, he's averaged 26 homers and 74 RBI while batting .279. 

Do I want the guy on my team?  Oh hellz to the yes!!! But unless I'm the Yankme's, the Red Sox or the handful of teams with unlimited cash, I'm not stroking that $35m check every year for one guy. 
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Jar, how did you guys land Goldmember for $15.5m??? Talk about your steals.  That guy is a stud.

Compare his career stats to Harper's.  He's averaging 26 HR and 89 RBI with a .297 average.  And you got him for less than half what Bryce is going to command?  Jeebus!
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I'm not stroking that $35m check every year for one guy.
That's because you're spending it on hookers and blow.  I get it.

But we all know these teams could afford 30M on one guy.

Current payroll: Cubs at 210M, Cards at 153M, Braves at 109M, Os at 61M.  They all could spend 30M.

Especially when you realize that revenue (for 2017 - only site I could find):
Cubs - 457M
Cards - 319M
Braves - 336M
Os - 252M


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Jar, how did you guys land Goldmember for $15.5m??? Talk about your steals.  That guy is a stud.

Compare his career stats to Harper's.  He's averaging 26 HR and 89 RBI with a .297 average.  And you got him for less than half what Bryce is going to command?  Jeebus!
He's in the last year of his contract, so Arizona figured to get something for him.  Cards are hoping that they can sign him long term after the season, look how well that worked out with JHey..  (although it did work out for Scott Rolen and Matt Holliday).


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Doing the quick Chizad math, the Braves sold just over 2.5 million tickets last year at an average of $32.00 a pop.  That comes to right at $80mil.  Take the concessions and ATL gear sold at the stadium and you more than cover their payroll with attendance alone.     
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