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MLB Offseason News

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1 hour ago, Unknøwn said:

Pirates have named Ben Cherington GM.

I think this is a pretty good hire. Cherington's free agent signings with Boston were terrible, but he had some terrific drafts and built a really good player development system. The Toronto people give him kudos as well for the work he's been doing there the last three years.

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MLB looking into having separate injured list placement for pitchers and hitters. Keeping hitters at the 10 day minimum and moving pitchers back to the 15 day minimum. 

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2 hours ago, Unknøwn said:

I have a feeling the Astros are going to get hammered. Bans, loss of picks, etc.

They better after what happened to us.

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48 minutes ago, Passprotection said:

Wonder it this could be as harsh as banning postseason play? The hammer will be deservingly harsh.

I doubt it.

They'll look to make an example of the Astros, but based on the precedent of the Boston "Apple Watch" issue, I don't think they'll lose draft picks or anything like that. I think they will come down on the people who organized it with suspensions and they'll fine the team.

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21 hours ago, K26dp said:

I doubt it.

They'll look to make an example of the Astros, but based on the precedent of the Boston "Apple Watch" issue, I don't think they'll lose draft picks or anything like that. I think they will come down on the people who organized it with suspensions and they'll fine the team.

If they don't then Manfred just needs to resign. The cheating potentially changed the outcome of a World Series. That's almost Chicago Black Sox level stuff.

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Yeah, I think MLB is going to drop the hammer on them. The situation is that much worse since St. Louis got hit for hacking the Astros. MLB forced the Cards to give Houston their top two draft picks and $2 million. What Houston did had a much more profound impact on the game of the baseball. They need to throw themselves on the mercy of MLB and accept any punishment.

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Pirates RP Felipe Vazquez had 21 new counts added. 10 counts of child porn, 10 counts of unlawful contact with a minor and 1 count of child corruption. Vazquez has been in a jail just outside of Pittsburgh since September. 

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Pat Williams has announced his plans to bring an MLB team to Orlando. Williams was co-founder of the Orlando Magic but recently retired from the NBA. Press conference is scheduled for 11 AM tomorrow. 

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16 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

Pat Williams has announced his plans to bring an MLB team to Orlando. Williams was co-founder of the Orlando Magic but recently retired from the NBA. Press conference is scheduled for 11 AM tomorrow. 

Makes sense, major league baseball has been a runaway smash in Florida.

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16 hours ago, K26dp said:

Makes sense, major league baseball has been a runaway smash in Florida.

You're absolutely right, but Disney wants it. So, it's going to happen.

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