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Tuesday, December 04, 2018

MLB to blame for Seattle fire sale

Ah, yes. Exactly what the American League needed: Another team that isn’t going to be competitive.

It’s a shame to see the Mariners hitting the self-destruct button.

Seattle’s fire sale has sent Edwin Diaz and Robinson Cano to the Mets, James Paxton to the Yankees, Alex Colome to the White Sox, Mike Zunino to the Rays, and now, Jean Segura to the Phillies.

Talk about a total teardown. In a little over a month, they’ve gone from an 89-win team to one that looks like the Triple-A Tacoma Rainiers.

On the one hand, I get why so many teams are trying this approach. On the other, it’s hard not to cynically note that a lot of the people who shout about the glories of this sort of thing follow teams that don’t have to do it, and that, by cutting the number of competitive teams, this helps certain high-spending teams that MLB might want to have win the World Series more often than, say, the Royals.

QLE Posted: December 04, 2018 at 07:48 AM | 121 comment(s)
  Beats: fire sale, mariners, mlb, the process

Saturday, November 03, 2018

Indians make puzzling decision to make veterans available in trades after winning 91 games

The Cleveland Indians must feel confident about their ability to contend in the American League Central in the near future. Despite winning 91 games last season, Cleveland will reportedly make its veteran players available for trade during the winter, according to ESPN’s Buster Olney.

The news comes as a massive surprise considering Cleveland made the postseason in 2018. With a few additions on the free-agent market, the team had a chance to head into the 2019 season as one of the top World Series contenders.

The decision to make veterans available is due to “market constraints,” according to Olney, which is another way of saying the team would like to cut payroll.

At the rate things are going, how long before the BBTF softball team is good enough to win the AL Central?

QLE Posted: November 03, 2018 at 09:36 AM | 6 comment(s)
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