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Running 2015-2016 Hot Stove League Thread

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Armchair_QB, Nov 2, 2015.

  1. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    Now that that's over...
  2. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    Has Alex Gordon played his last game for the Royals?
  3. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    Gotta love that a Royals fan is already talking about his team losing a key player before they even get to the parade.
  4. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    As nutty as this may sound, maybe the Mets should try for a six-man rotation for most of next season if they can to try to avoid the aftereffects of the this year's innings jump with their young pitchers and make sure they're more rested if they make the playoffs again. DeGrom looked worn out, Matz doesn't seem quite ready for a full innings load yet, and heaven forbid if Harvey gets hurt again.

    They'll have their four young guys, plus Niese, and they're supposed to get Wheeler back roughly halfway through the season. Maybe see if Colon is willing to come back on a one-year deal to start the first half and then jump in if someone gets hurt?
  5. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I assume Mattingly and Black will officially be named to their new jobs today. So that leaves just the Dodgers without a manager. Gabe Kabler maybe?
  6. Jake_Taylor

    Jake_Taylor Well-Known Member

    I'm thinking about a dynasty here. :)

    Realistically, next year might have to be the year if they're going to do it again. Hosmer, Morales and a bunch of others are free agents in 2017.

    If they can re-sign two of the three among Gordon, Zobrist and Davis I'll be thrilled.
  7. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I believe Davis' is a club option at $8 million, which surely the Royals will exercise.

    The Royals also have a $500,000 buyout on Alcides Escobar's $5.25 million club option, but I can't imagine they'd buy that out, either.

    Gordon's is a player option at $12.5 million, but I'm guessing he'll void that and test the market.
  8. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Gordon has a player option at $12.5M for 2016, right? Is he going to decline that? I'd let go a 31-year-old corner IF/OF with a career slugging % of .435 and no more than 20HRs in a season if he's asking for a raise more than $12.5M. It all really depends on how much these guys are asking for. Zobrist at $7-10M a year for two years would be decent, but given his age, you don't want to go much more than that.

    I'd certainly pick up the $8 million on Davis.
  9. Vombatus

    Vombatus Well-Known Member

    Every time I see Gabe's name, I think: what does he know besides poker and teaching school?
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  10. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Gordon's defense (plus a .377 OBP) makes him worth more than $12.5 million, especially in this era of baseball. Plus, he'll have that championship glow. Someone like the Red Sox or Angels will throw a ton of money at him.

    I think he tests the market.
  11. Big Circus

    Big Circus Well-Known Member

    The Astros and White Sox are supposed to be interested. Think he'd make sense in either spot.

    With so much of his value coming from defense, Fenway is either the perfect place for him to land or would completely neutralize that part of his game. I can't figure out which.
  12. cjericho

    cjericho Well-Known Member

    They definitely have more very good starters than very good relievers.
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