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5 minutes ago, jidady said:

Given that Lynn's only earning $8 million a year, less than what we're paying for Smyly, I like the deal a lot more for them during a time of economic uncertainty.

I'm reminded of when Philly traded J.A. Happ and another player for Roy Oswalt. Dunning looks like a moderate rotation guy who turns 26 in a few days. Sure, there's risk, but Lynn would/should have gotten a lot more at the trade deadline. They screwed up by waiting.

It's interesting that the Rangers offloaded Lynn literally the day after hiring the new GM. 

I didn't mean to imply it was a bad trade for Chicago. Lynn is a good pick up for a team that wants to make some noise next season. 

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34 minutes ago, K26dp said:

It's interesting that the Rangers offloaded Lynn literally the day after hiring the new GM. 

 

Yeah, I can't help but wonder what kind of financial restrictions he was given. It's strange in that he allegedly could have had the Mets job, and they've got money now.

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2 hours ago, jidady said:

Given that Lynn's only earning $8 million a year, less than what we're paying for Smyly, I like the deal a lot more for them during a time of economic uncertainty.

I'm reminded of when Philly traded J.A. Happ and another player for Roy Oswalt. Dunning looks like a moderate rotation guy who turns 26 in a few days. Sure, there's risk, but Lynn would/should have gotten a lot more at the trade deadline. They screwed up by waiting.

Report out there that Lynn essentially created his own no trade clause by threatening to opt out if he was sent somewhere he didn’t agree to. 

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7 hours ago, jidady said:

Yeah, I can't help but wonder what kind of financial restrictions he was given. It's strange in that he allegedly could have had the Mets job, and they've got money now.

Trading Lynn is just good sense, financials or not. And at only $8M, I doubt it was financially motivated at all. They got a kid that looks to be a solid mid-rotation guy for the next 6 years and lefty that could be something too. I wouldn't be surprised if they re-signed Lynn next year either.

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30 minutes ago, K26dp said:

Trading Lynn is just good sense, financials or not. And at only $8M, I doubt it was financially motivated at all. They got a kid that looks to be a solid mid-rotation guy for the next 6 years and lefty that could be something too. I wouldn't be surprised if they re-signed Lynn next year either.

But wouldn't you have figured that they had better offers at the end of August for him? There was a lot of pitching needy teams like the Braves that could have used him. Even the White Sox could have used him last August as they had a severe shortage of starting pitching that got exposed in the playoffs against the A's.

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2 minutes ago, AUTiger7222 said:

But wouldn't you have figured that they had better offers at the end of August for him? There was a lot of pitching needy teams like the Braves that could have used him. Even the White Sox could have used him last August as they had a severe shortage of starting pitching that got exposed in the playoffs against the A's.

 

6 hours ago, ATLBrave said:

Report out there that Lynn essentially created his own no trade clause by threatening to opt out if he was sent somewhere he didn’t agree to. 

This is why.

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1 hour ago, Malachore said:

Watching International Talk and saw Chris Rose is leaving the show, talks as if he was terminated. Any idea as to why? Loved that show, won't be the same without him.

Edit: Looks like his contract wasn't renewed.

Probably too expensive for MLBN. IT definitely won't be the same. I know he does work for Discovery Channel already. Be interesting to see where he goes. 

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