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    MLB 2020-21 MLB Offseason Thread



    Now that the shortened, 60-game 2020 MLB season's over, with the Dodgers being crown as World Series champs for the first time since 1988, I'd figure I start an MLB thread for the 2020-21 offseason. Here's some headlines:

    The Miami Marlins have hired Kim Ng as general manager of the team. That makes her the first woman to serve as GM of one of the four major American sports teams. I love the Marlins hiring her for that position and I know she'll do great things for the organization. I wish her the best of luck.

    Also, the 2020 MLB awards have recently been handed out and here are the winners:

    Most Valuable Player: Jose Abreu (AL) & Freddie Freeman (NL)

    Cy Young Award: Shane Bieber (AL) & Trevor Bauer (NL)

    Rookie of the Year: Kyle Lewis (Mariners) & Devin Williams (Brewers)

    Manager of the Year: Kevin Cash (Rays) & Don Mattingly (Marlins)

    AL Silver Slugger Award Winners:

    C: Salvador Perez (Royals)
    1B: José Abreu (White Sox)
    2B: DJ LeMahieu (Yankees)
    3B: José Ramírez (Indians)
    SS: Tim Anderson (White Sox)
    OF: Teoscar Hernández (Blue Jays)
    OF: Eloy Jiménez (White Sox)
    OF: Mike Trout (Angels)
    DH: Nelson Cruz (Twins)

    NL Silver Slugger Award Winners:

    C: Travis d’Arnaud (Braves)
    1B: Freddie Freeman (Braves)
    2B: Donovan Solano (Giants)
    3B: Manny Machado (Padres)
    SS: Fernando Tatis Jr. (Padres)
    OF: Ronald Acuña Jr. (Braves)
    OF: Mookie Betts (Dodgers)
    OF: Juan Soto (Nationals)
    DH: Marcell Ozuna (Braves)

    AL Gold Glove Award Winners:

    C: Roberto Pérez (Indians)
    1B: Evan White (Mariners)
    2B: Cesar Hernandez (Indians)
    3B: Isiah Kiner-Falefa (Rangers)
    SS: J.P. Crawford (Mariners)
    LF: Alex Gordon (Royals)
    CF: Luis Robert (White Sox)
    RF: Joey Gallo (Rangers)
    P: Griffin Canning (Angels)
    Team: Indians

    AL Gold Glove Award Winners:

    C: Tucker Barnhart (Reds)
    1B: Anthony Rizzo (Cubs)
    2B: Kolten Wong (Cardinals)
    3B: Nolan Arenado (Rockies)
    SS: Javier Báez (Cubs)
    LF: Tyler O'Neill (Cardinals)
    CF: Trent Grisham (Padres)
    RF: Mookie Betts (Dodgers)
    P: Max Fried (Braves)
    Team: Cubs

    Congratulations to all winners!
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    Re: 2020-21 MLB Offseason Thread

    Is Nelson Cruz the oldest player to get a Silver Slugger? I can't find any research that says anyone older has won it.

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    Re: 2020-21 MLB Offseason Thread

    Padres are making BIG moves for the 2021 season by recently picking up Blake Snell and Yu Darvish, the Padres are going all in for next season and I’m here for it.





    Also picked up a highly touted Korean infielder, Ha-Seong Kim.
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    Re: 2020-21 MLB Offseason Thread

    I’m not a Padres fan, but their absolute fleecing of the Cubs is definitely good for the lolz.

    As an aside, I hate that Kim got a deal that includes no minor league play, which is the main reason he ended up on the Padres instead of the Jays. I really don’t like the attitude that’s established by purporting that you’re “too good” to play in AAA, something all of your teammates have had to do.


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    Francisco Lindor is going to the Mets. Wow.

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    Francisco Lindor is going to the Mets. Wow.
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    Re: 2020-21 MLB Offseason Thread

    Felt like the team that was always going to land Frankie. I would expect a massive extension ala Mookie with the Dodgers as well.

    And they are probably still signing Springer+. NL East gonna be wild.

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    As a Padres fan I’m unbelievably happy about this news, he makes the game so much fun. He is definitely worth all the money.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coxatron View Post
    Felt like the team that was always going to land Frankie. I would expect a massive extension ala Mookie with the Dodgers as well.

    And they are probably still signing Springer+. NL East gonna be wild.
    Man, this aged poorly. Ok, ok, Blue Jays, let’s play ball!

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    As a Padres fan I’m unbelievably happy about this news, he makes the game so much fun. He is definitely worth all the money.
    I almost fell over when I saw the length of the deal, but then I remembered Harper and Betts. It must be nice for some teams to be able to dole out this kind of dough, but it’s got to suck for the small market guys to know that they’ll basically never be able to afford this kind of luxury. Baseball desperately needed a cap years ago, and now it’s too late.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fuji Vice View Post
    Man, this aged poorly. Ok, ok, Blue Jays, let’s play ball!


    I almost fell over when I saw the length of the deal, but then I remembered Harper and Betts. It must be nice for some teams to be able to dole out this kind of dough, but it’s got to suck for the small market guys to know that they’ll basically never be able to afford this kind of luxury. Baseball desperately needed a cap years ago, and now it’s too late.


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    I completely agree because My Pirates can't do anything like that and right now it seems like they are fielding a group of JV baseball players. Nutting needs gone because he chose not to keep people or bring people in who could help after they made the playoffs for the first time in years.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy Wang Yang View Post
    I completely agree because My Pirates can't do anything like that and right now it seems like they are fielding a group of JV baseball players. Nutting needs gone because he chose not to keep people or bring people in who could help after they made the playoffs for the first time in years.


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    They made the right call here, that voter suppression stuff is bs.


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    They made the right call here, that voter suppression stuff is bs.
    I wish Dak were here to explain to us how voter suppression is perfectly acceptable.

    I would like to suggest Milwaukee as an alternative, as Hank Aaron hit nearly 400 home runs there and he’s being celebrated this season.


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    I wish Dak were here to explain to us how voter suppression is perfectly acceptable.

    I would like to suggest Milwaukee as an alternative, as Hank Aaron hit nearly 400 home runs there and he’s being celebrated this season.


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    Co-signed. Wisconsin is beautiful in the summers.
    If memory serves, they haven’t had the all star game there in about 20 years either. It’s pretty much win win.


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    If memory serves, they haven’t had the all star game there in about 20 years either. It’s pretty much win win.


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    Technically it's never been hosted by American Family Field, so sounds like this definitely needs to happen.
    Survey says, it’s too bad it’s not called American Family Feud.

    Anyhow, yeah, it seems like a no-brainer, so I’m sure Manfred will move it to Texas.


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    2-0 start to the season for the Padres, can’t be mad at that. Blake Snell looked like an absolute beast out on the mound last night in his Padres debut.



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    First ever no hitter in Padres franchise history was made last night by hometown boy Joe Musgrove, which makes it even sweeter. I will never tired of hearing that call of the final out at the end, I tear up whenever I hear it now.


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