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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    We just can't know if the cheating actually had an effect on the game. I really think we should take the Astros up on their BS and let them prove it. Let the MLB implement a scientific experiment this season to see if knowing the pitch that is coming is helpful or not. Just put in some simple...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    I will say the one positive I got from the Astros today was Good on Correa for supporting Carlos Beltran. It really seemed like to help try and get this to go away MLB and Astros had been willing to try and dump as much of it as possible on Beltran and Cora who are both no longer Astros, even...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    Yeah, I would love for the players to be punished and their to at least be an asterisk next to their title, but every time I hear the Astros owner talk I just wast to see him taken down.
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    After watching the Astros press conference I will say that I no longer want them to vacate their world series title. I no longer want the players to be punished. No, I've turned over a new leaf. The new me is looking for something else to rectify this situation. I think after their display today...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    This will be interesting. The commissioners report found no evidence of the players wearing buzzing devices as part of this, which they theoretically still could have been doing this year. However, there is evidence (photo of Bregman, video of Altuve not wanting his shirt off, and others, plus...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    I can see how our circumstances have changed for a Joc and Strip trade with the changes in the Betts deal even though the talking heads claim there is no change. In the original deal we were dealing 2 guys on the 40 man and getting back 2 guys that were on the 40 man so we didn't need to make...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    I don't think the Dodgers are concerned with getting the #2 pitcher many of us want. Realistically, Kershaw is a #2 during the regular season based on his last few years. The biggest regular season concern with him is that he's probably going to make a IL stint at some point in the season, but...
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    Spam & Mullets: Because who remembers the BAM?

    There was a push for it when he was 6-1 after taking over for Kiffin, but then in the last game of that season They got embarrassed at home by UCLA and that pretty much ended that. If it had been a close game he could have had a shot at the position. But if you want to go from interim to head...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    Maybe we could get a little underhanded. If the Rockies won't deal with us then talk to the Braves and let them trade for Arenado knowing that he won't waive his opt out but have the Braves trade him to us for something centered around Seager. They wind up with 2 years of Seager at a much lower...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    Depending on how it goes down I kind of like the idea of a Betts/Price deal. I don't think it'll cost us the top end of our prospects, maybe more guys with upside but warts. Price actually pitched well last year, when he was pitching. He's old and has injury questions, but if we are keeping May...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    I wonder if the Dodgers asked Boras to get Rendon to make some quote like this to cover their asses after the backlash from their statement that they didn't believe he wanted to play in LA and then he signed in Anaheim. We know Boras likes putting out that the Dodgers are in on all of his free...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    Giants get Gausman for 1 year/9 mil. The Phillies sign Didi Gregroius for 1 year/14 mil, so that likely takes them out of the 3rd baseman marked as speculation is that Didi will play short and Segura will slide over to 3rd.
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    When I first heard the reports that the team was considering moving Seager because his offense didn't fit with the plan of the organization I just assumed that a major reason was they could move Lux to short and have him play a few years at the minimum rather than paying Seager. That was before...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    One thing to keep in mind about Rendon turning down Washington's offer is that despite the money and years being big, everyone seems to believe that every big offer the Nats have made in the past 5 years comes with at least half of the money deferred. So if Rendon is planning on being retired by...
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    "The Definition of Insanity" -- The 2019-20 Hot Stove Off-Season Thread

    I get that there is inherently less risk in a shorter term deal and that they seem to want to add an attitude like Donaldson, but it seems that if you are going to offer Donaldson 2 to three years that it would be wiser to try and get Rendon at 5-6 years. It seems like going after Donaldson is...