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MLB Trade Deadline !!!


MLB Trade Deadline !!!

My favorite time of the year (I don't have much of a life 😎). Is Ohtani really getting traded? Who pays the Nats for Soto? There are always some surprises. Local LA sports media say the Dodgers are in on both Ohtani and Soto. My dream lineup? Betts, Ohtani or Soto, T. Turner, Freeman, Fresh Prince, fill in the rest. My guess is that nothing gets done today and it goes to the deadline.

- The Sheik

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I can't envision a scenario where Arte trades Ohtani, let alone across town.

Soto is an excellent player, but he's still an outfielder- the goal is to build a TEAM. Spending a billion dollars on a player at the most talent-laden position in the game doesn't seem like a good idea to me- so yeah, that definitely sounds like something the Dodger$ would do

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Mariners got a steal in landing Castillo but as usual it's bad news as over the weekend 3 of their best players were injured.

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Don't forget a team can add Soto or Ottani and then flip them in the offseason or at the trade deadline right before they become a free agent and recoup so of the value they initially gave away. Whoever gets Soto can trade him again in 2 yrs.

I actually do not see either Ottani or Soto being traded until December. I think the asking price is too steep and the Angels/Nationals are in no rush to deal them. Those two players are essentially the only reason those teams are relevant and draw fans to their stadiums.

I see lots of free agents to be getting dealt in the next 30 hours though.

Giants and Red Sox should both sell as both Rondon and Bogaerts are going to opt out of their current deals to become free agents.

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Just announced that Josh Hader is being traded to the Padres. Also announced that the Angels are NOT trading Ohtani.

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I think that move takes Padres out of running for Soto. I don't see how they have enough to offer that Washington wants. I think it is either Cards, Dodgers, or he stays in DC.

Kind of surprised the Brewers dealt Hader since they are currently winning their division, but the "experts" are saying they got a haul back. They knew they were not going to sign Hader so they maximized his value. That is the way of the small market clubs. Guardians have been doing this for years.

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Montas to the Yankees, Trey Mancini to the Astros.....

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While Castillo was mentioned as the top sp available I think Madison Bumgarner may be overlooked. Sure he hasn't been as good as he once was but you cant ignore the post season resume. 4-0 in the world series with a 0.25 era !!!

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Dumbest trade of the year - Hader. Our front office must be smoking dope. No offense to the dope smokers. St. Louis is celebrating that trade.

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Christian Vazquez to the Astros - they've shored up 1B and C.

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Yup, Astro’s, Yankees, and Padres all made good win now moves (sucks for Brewers fan’s right now, but like previously mentioned, they did supposedly get good value for Hader.) Now if the Braves could just get a competent second baseman…

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Albies was seen on the field without his cast - projected to be back later this month or early Sept. Braves also picked up Grossman for the OF - a completely Braves like player. Also got Odorizzi from Houston for the pitcher Will Smith. I'm wondering if Outman being called up and playing for the Dodgers the last couple of days (and quite well at that) means anything? Showcase? Soto ? 😎😎😎

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Morning Shiek,
Outman is hot. That reminds me of Yasiel Puig, who had 12 total bases in his first two games in 2013 and finished with a decent year. I hope this new comer can keep it up and become the next Dodger Rookie of the Year.
If the Dodgers can pull off the Juan Soto trade, how awesome would that be. The Padres new GM has the right idea, need to spend a little money to be to chase the Little Blue Bicycle.

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SOTO TO PADRES !!! 🙁🙁🙁

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With Josh Bell for Hosmer, Abrams, OF Robert Hassell III, OF James Wood, LHP Mackenzie Gore and RHP Jarlin Susana

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Question is if they can the sign him long term

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He's under contract through the 24 season - a lot can happen in that time.

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Padres absolutely NEED to win World Series in the next 3 seasons or else this will be a major disappointment. With Hader, Soto, Tatis, Machado, it is must win.

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I’ve been a Friar Faithful since 1969. I will offer Jobu some rum and cigars and see if we can bring this home.

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Always silly to me to say they have to win World Series. Even the best teams don’t always win playing series against other real good teams. What’s important is always being good enough to make the playoffs. Padres obviously did that.

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exactly yankee. make the playoffs and then hope to ride some luck to a WS ;)

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Good news Dodgers. You got Gallo.

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Joey Gallo - last year's Cody Bellinger. Great pickup by the Dodgers - they crushed it today !!

- The Thoroughly Confused Sheik

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I share that confusion Sheik. As a Dodger fan, I'm dumbfounded at the moves they made. Moving Lamb out and Gallo in, is that an upgrade? Trading away White who has been quite serviceable and has filled in admirably while the rotation has been in flux. I know they have Buehler, May and Treinen coming back but it seems risky to move depth right now and bring none back in.

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I guess, as a Dodger fan, you have to look at it this way - they made their big move in the offseason when they brought in Freddie Freeman. With all due respect to Soto, he only wishes he was having as good a year as Freddie is. And yes, the Dodger additions are coming, with Buehler, Trienan, May and don't forget Chris Taylor - CT3. And don't forget, the Dodgers have a way with reclamation projects. Gallo may suck right now, but he is a Gold Glove winner and a 2 time All-Star. Change of scenery, a lot mellower atmosphere here in SoCal, who knows? (side note: Gallo is a trade deadline pickup for the 2nd year in a row)Friedman made the best offers he felt comfortable with for Soto and Ohtani and came up short. I don't have any ill feelings toward Soto or the Padres - time will tell as to whether it was a good deal for the Padres - and good luck dealing with Boros.

- The Sheik