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Jwho77
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
He's looking for a monster contract, and it will further limit your options to build/maintain a roster, make summer trades, etc.

The big deal would also raise eyebrows of the other core players who will want to get paid. Would even Tuve regret signing his team friendly-ish deal?

There are also questions - fair or not - about his fit as a personality in a clubhouse.


tiggerthetooth
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
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He's looking for a monster contract, and it will further limit your options to build/maintain a roster, make summer trades, etc.

The big deal would also raise eyebrows of the other core players who will want to get paid.



This is my real drawback.

-injured
-really hot/cold performances
-might be an odd chemistry fit
-agent wants an obscenely large contract
-would set the bar really high for the current guys on the team when their contracts come due


If Boras wasnt such a piece of shite requesting a laughably large contract, I'd like to get involved in discussions to see what exactly Bryce wants outside of just money.


Adam Banks
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
I’m curious why we haven’t been linked to Murphy to DH. We need left handed bat can hit to all fields and can play in the field if needed and not pushing 40 like nelly (who I’d still be good with getting)


Lsuhoohoo
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Trade Tucker and friends for Corey Kluber. Change my mind.

Kluber has 1 guaranteed year remaining and 2 club options...

2019 age 33: $17,000,000
2020 age 34: $17,500,000 club option; $1 million buy out
2021 age 35: $18,000,000 club option; $1 million buyout


Adam Banks
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
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Trade Tucker and friends for Corey Kluber. Change my mind.

Kluber has 1 guaranteed year remaining and 2 club options...

2019 age 33: $17,000,000
2020 age 34: $17,500,000 club option; $1 million buy out
2021 age 35: $18,000,000 club option; $1 million buyout



Thats an absolutely incredible contract and the indians need young controllable outfielders.......

I kinda want to see us trade for Tyler just for the tweets


Jwho77
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
TBaw would run to Strom so fast for the "special cheating stuff" too.


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Lsuhoohoo
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Indians trade Corey Kluber to the Astros for Kyle Tucker, Josh James and Freudis Nova. Who says no?


Jwho77
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Would personally rather trade Bukake than JAMES.
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Tiger Ryno
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
I would pass on that trade for Houston.


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A Menace to Sobriety
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
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Would personally rather trade Bukake than JAMES.


100% agree. If we get a decent OF in free agency, I would be just fine with trading Tucker for Kluber.


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High C
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
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Indians trade Corey Kluber to the Astros for Kyle Tucker, Josh James and Freudis Nova. Who says no?


I don’t like including James, but the more I’ve thought about things, the less I’m opposed to selling high on Tucker.


bearkatag15
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
From Taggart

quote:

Astros GM Jeff Luhnow, when asked if the team could bring in another catcher, said it remains to be seen, but added: "We certainly feel good about going into the season with Stassi and Chirinos as our catchers."


quote:

When asked what’s on the Astros’ front burner, Luhnow said starting pitcher, “maybe adding an arm to the bullpen potentially and another bat for the lineup.”


quote:

Luhnow wouldn't say if the Astros were in on Goldschmidt or Eovaldi, but said: "We have been involved in conversations with players that have signed or been traded."


High C
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
“My mouth is moving, but I’m not saying anything.” - Luhnow
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5 Deep
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Saw where STL is exploring trading Jose Martinez after the Goldy acquisition


He’s pretty awful defensively but would be an interesting DH


Career .309/.372/.478 130 wRC+, 4 years of cheapish control


ETA: I still want Castellanos. He could be the first player to ever be crowned before joining the Astros organization...
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Tiger Ryno
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Too right handish.


Floating Change Up
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Votto comin... get ready.


Lsuhoohoo
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
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Votto comin... get ready.




I want Votto. I don't want Votto's contract.

He's 34 years old and has 5 years $125 million remaining plus a $20 million option or a $7 million buyout.

If he had like 1 or 2 years remaining on his deal, get that man an Astros coat. He'd be perfect.

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Jwho77
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Votto is Italian for Harper.


Lsuhoohoo
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
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@Chandler_Rome
A front office member of Luis Valbuena's Venezuelan winter ball team confirmed the former Astros third baseman was killed in a car accident in Venezuela on Thursday.

Valbuena was 33



Damn. RIP Valbaw

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List Eater
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re: DAT: Offseason Thread - Nearing deal for Michael Brantley
Wow. I will always remember Valbaw. Baa fleeeeep!


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