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On 10/24/2018 at 2:13 PM, Unkn0wn said:

He would resign his position as an agent. It's happened before just not in MLB I don't think. I know it has in the NBA, maybe not GM but other positions. 

Lakers GM is Rob Pelinka. He was Kobe Bryant agent during his career. Quit being an agent to become Lakers GM two years ago

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5 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

Doug Melvin is out. Down to two.

I will give the Mets credit, they won't be hiring a re-tread. 

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1 hour ago, Unkn0wn said:

Reports that Brodie Van Wagenen will be the next Mets GM if he wants it. He reportedly has an offer in hand.

He is reportedly accepting. Mets giving him a few days to inform his clients and tie up any loose ends at his previous job before he resigns. Once that's clear the Mets will announce. We know his stance on deGrom was sign him long term or trade him now. Itll be interesting to see if he attempts to sign deGrom long term and then starts working the phone if he can't. deGrom reportedly wanted it settled quickly, he was unhappy being in the rumor mill.

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Scott Boras told the media that Harper has already picked his team and the terms are verbally agreed upon. Boras said Harper wants to announce it himself once he can officially do so. It's most likely agent hype. First off it's not legal for anyone besides the Nationals to talk with him. He could have told Boras where he wants to go but he cant have a deal in place yet.

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41 minutes ago, Malachore said:

When can teams start negotiations and make trades?

The first 5 days after the last out of the world series is when teams have an exclusive window to talk to their own free agents.

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12 hours ago, Unkn0wn said:

Scott Boras told the media that Harper has already picked his team and the terms are verbally agreed upon. Boras said Harper wants to announce it himself once he can officially do so. It's most likely agent hype. First off it's not legal for anyone besides the Nationals to talk with him. He could have told Boras where he wants to go but he cant have a deal in place yet.

Well, this is all fine if he's staying with the Nationals.

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New York media reporting the Yankees cooled on Machado after his antics in the playoffs. Philadelphia also reportedly cooling. Machado is said to really, really want to be a Yankee.

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51 minutes ago, Unkn0wn said:

New York media reporting the Yankees cooled on Machado after his antics in the playoffs. Philadelphia also reportedly cooling. Machado is said to really, really want to be a Yankee.

I still think he ends up with the Yankees. Yankees have a major need now with Didi Gregorius being out and that is where Machado wants to be. They'll get over the whole "playoff antics thing" and pay him.

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On 10/11/2018 at 4:45 PM, Falconsfan567 said:

Cardinals have re-signed RHP Adam Wainright to a 1-year deal. The deal includes incentives for Wainwright based on either starting or relieving. Wainwright is a shell of the guy he once was thanks to a rash of injuries in recent seasons which has seen him make only 30 starts once out of the last 4 seasons including just 8 appearances this year totaling only 40 1/3 IP. Wainwright also hasn't been very effective over the last 4 seasons when he has been healthy enough to pitch compiling an ERA of 4.54 in 390 1/3 IP. He's also surrendered 426 hits in that time good for a FIP of 3.95.

Details on Wainwright's deal are out. He'll receive a base salary of $2M with up to $8M in starter incentives and $7M in relief incentives. That's a really good low risk move to see if Wainwright has anything left in the tank.

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Nationals have picked up LHP Sean Doolittle's option for 2019. He'll earn $6M.

Diamondbacks have picked up 1B Paul Goldschmidt's option for 2019. He'll earn $14.5M.

White Sox have picked up RHP Nate Jones' option for 2019. He'll earn $4.65M.

White Sox have declined RHP James Shields' option for 2019. He'll become a free agent with a $2M buyout.

Texas INF Elvis Andrus will not opt out of his contract. He will remain with Texas and earn $15M in 2019. He has another opt out after the 2019 season.

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On 10/29/2018 at 5:31 PM, Unkn0wn said:

A's gave new contracts to Billy Beane and Bob Melvin. Each got long term deals.

GM David Frost also got the same new deal. They believe those 3 have a great working relationship together and want to keep them together for the long haul.

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1 hour ago, Falconsfan567 said:

J.T. Realmuto wants out of Miami and he wants out now!! His agent says that he'll have a new home come spring training.

I feel like this cost the Marlins some leverage in trade talks.

Bring him home AA.

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24 minutes ago, Malachore said:

I feel like this cost the Marlins some leverage in trade talks.

Bring him home AA.

The number of teams in the market will drive the price. The competition will be heavy.

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