This is a quote from fangraphs:Smith took a lesser salary by rejecting the QO. Guess he didn't want to be stuck on a rebuilding team.
Trout winning the AL MVP was kinda surprising, his rate stats were better than Bregman but he missed a month with his foot.
Yep that last paragraph is where people don't always understand guaranteed money, you don't know when a serious injury will occur. Take it while it's on offerThis is a quote from fangraphs:
“He now has financial security (the $13 million he’ll make in 2020 is more than his career-to-date earnings) and gets to pitch for a playoff contender, which means it’s hard not to like the deal from Smith’s end.”
Smith was always going to take the security of a multi-year deal. That’s why players rarely accept the QO. The QO might have been more money than the first year of his Braves contract but one big injury in 2020 and it could stuffed up what he might earn moving forward.
Yeah agree, i see their signing and its like meh - not a real contenderAnd José Abreu gets a pretty cheap extension at 3 yrs, $51m. White Sox really pushing their chips into the centre, they're still fringe contenders at best unless their pitching improves mightily
Yeah they've made some good moves the Reds the last few years.Marlins sign Villar and Aguilar. Not bad pickups IMO
Moose going to the Reds on the cheap is brilliant for them. That hitting lineup is looking really really good.
He's been around for ages with Baltimore but for every game he pitches well he will pitch 4 bad ones.I follow the NL mostly so hadnt heard of him. Not a great ERA - but probably keeping your powder dry for Cole
Hear rumors that there could be a mega deal with Boston involving the Angels which can only mean one thing. We would be taking on some serious debt with avg pitchersWheeler's signing is a bit of an overpay but I guess so was Corbin. They're banking on him changing his pitch mix à la Gerrit Cole, though given Philly's results with its other pitching prospects I'd be doubtful.
Angels signing/trading spud pitchers is as routine as death and taxes. Even if they sign Cole alone they're not a contender. Trout must be loving it