MLB Thread - 2022

Mr. S£im Citrus

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Dusty was managing the Cubs back when I still gave a **** about baseball, so I'm happy that he finally got one but, yeah, **** the Astros and the whole state of Texas.
 
Congrats to Dusty. Can’t think of a manager that has endured more postseason heartbreak than him. Game 6/Russ Ortiz game ball, Bartman, 1st place Washington teams getting bounced in the first round. Glad he finally won it all.
 
Lol Farhan giving Joc a 20mil qualifying offer. (He accepted)
I mean, assuming this is IN ADDITION to a few major spends, then this is a no brainer. If he walked, we get a pick. And if he stays, we keep by far our best hitter from last season without having to commit a long-term deal to a dude turning 30 coming off a career season.

I've been a giant Farhan supporter on essentially everything he's done, but he's got to start throwing some money around and using the Giants budget to get an elite (or two) talent to sign here. Can't just keep trying to win on the fringes and expect to keep up.
 

SLAB

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I mean, assuming this is IN ADDITION to a few major spends, then this is a no brainer. If he walked, we get a pick. And if he stays, we keep by far our best hitter from last season without having to commit a long-term deal to a dude turning 30 coming off a career season.

I've been a giant Farhan supporter on essentially everything he's done, but he's got to start throwing some money around and using the Giants budget to get an elite (or two) talent to sign here. Can't just keep trying to win on the fringes and expect to keep up.
I don’t want to spend this offseason. Spend it on Ohtani next year or Soto the following. Judge is not only a late-contract money pit, he doesn’t help us compete for anything higher than 3rd place. No thank you. It really just makes me salty they didn’t try just that little bit harder for Harper a few seasons back.
 
I realize Aaron Judge had a historic season and plays for the Yankees so it was basically a foregone conclusion that he would win, but there's no arguing that Shohei Ohtani wasn't the Most Valuable Player in MLB last season. He was a top 10 hitter and a top 5 pitcher in the same season -- that's absolutely insane.
 

SLAB

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Giants fan going crazy like they don’t remember the guy is from NorCal and might just be visiting family.
The Giants have had “multiple productive meetings” and are preparing to make an offer.

And I’m over here just hoping he’s using us to leverage NY. I can’t say I don’t want him because it will be exciting … But he won’t make this team any better than 3rd place, and the chance of him being one of the biggest albatrosses in baseball history down the line is very possible.

Save it for the Ohtani or Soto sweepstakes.
 
IF this happens…. Don’t get me wrong, it’s going to be super exciting for awhile. But I’m thinking in 5 years when Judge is 36 and breaking down, still having half a massive contract to go… and we won’t attempt to sign the future comparison of Bryce Harper because we have Judge for 50 mil for the next half decade.

and I really don’t think Judge makes us competitive with LA and SD, especially with Rodon almost assuredly gone.
 

Warhawk

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IF this happens…. Don’t get me wrong, it’s going to be super exciting for awhile. But I’m thinking in 5 years when Judge is 36 and breaking down, still having half a massive contract to go… and we won’t attempt to sign the future comparison of Bryce Harper because we have Judge for 50 mil for the next half decade.

and I really don’t think Judge makes us competitive with LA and SD, especially with Rodon almost assuredly gone.
Yeah, I get you. My friend's daughters went to high school with him in Linden, so I'd like to see him as a Giant due to the "local boy done good" factor, but there are definitely some concerns with such a long-term contract....
 
IF this happens…. Don’t get me wrong, it’s going to be super exciting for awhile. But I’m thinking in 5 years when Judge is 36 and breaking down, still having half a massive contract to go… and we won’t attempt to sign the future comparison of Bryce Harper because we have Judge for 50 mil for the next half decade.

and I really don’t think Judge makes us competitive with LA and SD, especially with Rodon almost assuredly gone.
On the other hand, if a player who just had a 10 WAR season wants to play for you, how can you afford not to sign them? Yes he's pretty one-dimensional but his worst full season at the plate so far was an OPS+ of 143 and the NL now has a DH so he can play into his late thirties without killing your defense. As a fan of a team that nobody wants to play for, I'd be counting my lucky stars that a player of that caliber is actually courting you. And you would steal him from the Yankees and show those fans what it feels like when an MVP in their prime becomes someone else's MVP which is just good for baseball. (Totally unbiased take)

SO... I think I'm more excited about Judge potentially going to the Giants than anything happening in Oakland that doesn't involve shovels in the ground.