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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz1982 View Post
    Is Maitan still a top 50 prospect? I know I've seen rumblings that a lot of scouts wouldn't put him in the top 100 right now.
    Likely not at the moment but I do expect he'll make his way back up there with a strong 2018 season. If not....then well, at least I won't feel as bad about losing him.
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    Wow. Triple facepalm
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    #Orioles GM Dan Duquette confirms that the team did NOT make a presentation to Shohei Ohtani, "Because philosophically we don't participate on the posting part of it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by aarne13 View Post
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    #Orioles GM Dan Duquette confirms that the team did NOT make a presentation to Shohei Ohtani, "Because philosophically we don't participate on the posting part of it."
    They also don't participate in championships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaypers View Post
    They also don't participate in championships.

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    Quote Originally Posted by death2redemptions View Post
    Likely not at the moment but I do expect he'll make his way back up there with a strong 2018 season. If not....then well, at least I won't feel as bad about losing him.
    Wouldn't surprise me at all. He's still crazy young.
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    Will Pujols be benched or play first base when Ohtani is DH?

    Pujols is a liability in the field these days and his offensive numbers are deceptive anyway. He had 23 homers and 100 rbi, but a -1.8 WAR. That's negative 1.8. He's actually costing his team by playing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaypers View Post
    Coincidentally, Pujols signed with the Angels six years ago today.
    And the Angels have achieved absolutely nothing in those six years. Have they even made the playoffs once?





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    Last edited by Jaypers; 12-12-2017 at 11:21 PM.
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    Angels did in fact know about this:

    When reached late Tuesday, Angels general manager Billy Eppler told Yahoo Sports: “Shohei underwent a thorough physical with MRI scans to both his elbow and his shoulder. Those are scans we conduct whenever we sign a pitcher. Based on the readings of those MRIs, there are not signs of acute trauma in the elbow. It looks consistent with players his age. We are pleased with the results of the physical and we are very happy to have the player.”
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    Quote Originally Posted by Super Mario View Post
    And the Angels have achieved absolutely nothing in those six years. Have they even made the playoffs once?
    They were swiftly bounced by the Royals in 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Austin View Post
    Will Pujols be benched or play first base when Ohtani is DH?

    Pujols is a liability in the field these days and his offensive numbers are deceptive anyway. He had 23 homers and 100 rbi, but a -1.8 WAR. That's negative 1.8. He's actually costing his team by playing.
    That is alarming that someone that drove in 100 runs has a negative WAR.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aarne13 View Post
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    #Orioles GM Dan Duquette confirms that the team did NOT make a presentation to Shohei Ohtani, "Because philosophically we don't participate on the posting part of it."
    Why are the Orioles that stubborn or set in their ways?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SINFULONE View Post
    That is alarming that someone that drove in 100 runs has a negative WAR.
    It's awful to watch him play the field and run the bases now. I really want him to retire before he really hurts his legacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WizardofOz1982 View Post
    It's awful to watch him play the field and run the bases now. I really want him to retire before he really hurts his legacy.
    His deal is heavily backloaded and hes nearing some milestones. I doubt he steps away anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SINFULONE View Post
    His deal is heavily backloaded and he’s nearing some milestones. I doubt he steps away anytime soon.
    I can't imagine Albert hanging on just for milestones but who knows.

    He's already in elite company historically but he is pretty close to putting himself in the greatest hitter of all time conversation. To my mind he's already in it though it is still Williams and it's not close.

    He's already at 600 home runs but 700+ is not likely at this point. 22 a year I guess isn't completely implausible but I don't think it is likely either. His once assured shot at 763 is gone.

    A repeat of last year will put him over 2,000 RBIs. That would put him 5th all time in RBIs. If you squint really hard he might catch Aaron for the all time lead but he'd need to average about 95 RBIs for four years to do that.

    Four years of 53 runs (repeating last year) wouldn't get him to 2,000 Runs.

    He's very aware of his place in history and his legacy. I can't imagine him being willing to damage that too much by hanging on and being terrible for four more years. If he's playing well then maybe.
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