MLB Trade Rumors is deep into our annual Offseason Outlook series, breaking down what each of the 30 teams may or may not have planned on the transactions front this winter. Here is the list of completed entries thus far, and keep checking this post as more teams are added…
Red Sox are going to be a contender
You spelled non-tender wrong.
Most teams scream contender a year after trading a top 3 player.
Top 2 player
More Mike Kickhams in their pipeline? LOL>
For the number one draft pick.
Contender for a sub .500 record ?
You got verdugo and who else?
Just thinking about gives me vertigo
Xander, Devers, JD Martinez (assuming a bounce back), Dalbec. Pitching sucks though. I’ll give you that. Hopefully Rodriguez is good and Houck is actually legit. It will be nice to see Sale pitch again.
I wouldn’t sleep on the Red Sox either. I think they will be a sleeper for George Springer. Then they will get Sale and Rodriguez back, a couple sly picks and they can be trouble.
Funny, I wonder how many posters with their snippy comments remember the Red Sox going from worst in the AL East to winning the World Series the very next year…
dave frost nhlpa
They’ve done it. They have the bank to do it. Not so sure after a Covid year would they spend.
I never count them out.
It would be nice if we could save articles like this on this website.
Just save it to your favorites on you computer, i can still open articles from last off season
Mets will get one of springer, realmuto, Bauer. Imo
Probably. I would go with that.
Ok some Mets fans who think Cohen will spend on every FA this year lol. It doesn’t work that way
Will this free agent prediction for those guys be like your “Even in 60 games, the Marlins will be 15 games out of fourth place; 25 games out of first” prediction?
I’m actually surprised that the Mets would need Springer with the great Nimmo on their team. Or Bauer, when they have the greatest pitching staff in MLB history. And whatever happened to all that “Ramos is the guy who solidifies the Mets catching” statements from Mets fans?
Nimmo hits way better than any of your OF… so I don’t really know how you keep think he sucks. Nimmo would play LF and springer would play CF. And the Mets pitching staff was good with Degrom Thor stroman would have been better than Sixto, alcanatra and Lopez so yeah. And who the hell said that about Ramos??? When you’re in last place next year please hide bc I’ll look for you.
You clearly don’t know what hitting better is. Hitting a baseball is the process of swinging the bat and getting a hit. Keeping the bat on your shoulders is not hitting. A guy that has a mediocre batting average and a high OBP is a guy that is not a good hitter. He’s a guy that walks. Those guys are ineffective against pitchers that throw strikes to make them swing. Nimmo is not a guy that hits much to get on base. It’s all about getting walks in PAs where the pitcher can’t throw strikes. At least know what the stats mean when you try to make statements.
As for better than our OFs, Nimmo would not start for us. He lacks so many things that we look for in players. 1), the ability to hit his way onto base. 2) Despite having nice speed, he is a bad base runner, which is a key part of our offense since we play small ball. 3) he sucks on defense.
See, one of the biggest knocks about being to focused on analytics, is that people who do that tend to have a cookie-cutter concept of what makes a player or team good. There is no understood concept of looking for specific analytics with the target of finding players that fit into a specific type of philosophy of baseball play. That’s the problem of you analytics guys who didn’t play much, if at all….and as a result, don’t know the actual play of the game.
If you had a concept of things, instead of trying to go with your failed efforts of evaluating things, maybe you need to look at what was the cause of results that you failed at. The Marlins are expected to not be successful through a 162-game season the same way that they were in 60 games, but if you take an understood analysis of them, you would see why they made the playoffs and validated their season with winning a round….and why many of us felt they had a legitimate chance to finish out of the basement in a 162-game season prior to the Covid shutdowns. Here’s some things you fail to see in the Marlins in comparison to the Marlins that will have to be considered before you start blabbering about 2021.
1) Marlins are far more superior in base running and manufacturing runs than the Mets.
2) Marlins are far superior defensively than the Mets.
3) Mets have deGrom and not much else. Marlins will be playing with young kids pitching, but we have a lot of them that we can rotate throughout the season. Depth favors the Marlins in the pitching department. Of course, we will have the dilemma of not overworking our kids. On the Mets side, they have to add at least two SPs to your mix that carry the top of the rotation. Even with Stroman and Syndergaard in tow, you can’t guarantee those two will pitch better than the kids we have.
4) Marlins have many intangibles that the Mets don’t have. One of the Mets biggest flaws is that, while they have many hitters that are individually successful, but don’t mesh well into any kind of offensive execution other than hoping for collective hot streaks.
5) Marlins are under no pressure while the Mets always are under pressure.
As for your additions, how many guys do you think can be in a lineup and on the field? Your team will have to trade players to make room for any additions.
And I’ll note your latest prediction since you showed your genius this year. But I’m guessing you won’t be looking for me if it doesn’t go well…because you pulled off that disappearing act this year when the Mets faltered all season long.
Mets have no centerfielder and no catcher, but they have 6 or 7 left fielders.
They have some DHs too.
That’s a lot of words from a failed minor leaguer
I’m trying to understand how being a failed Minor Leaguer is an insult on a sports blog site.
Ugh, more old school nonsense about how walks are no good. Every MLB front office would disagree with your assessment, but what do they know?
Old School nonsense? Yeah, let’s see how well Nimmo does against the pitchers that throw strikes and force him to swing. Not so good.
Guess which type of pitchers are on p[layoff teams.
What pitchers has Nimmo been facing so far? He’s been succeeding against league pitching for years.
His .258 career BA says he doesn’t succeed when he’s forced to swing.
Not a surprise the Mets haven’t seen the playoffs with him as a starting player.
Forced to swing? C’mon, OBP, walks… these are big aspects of successful hitting… you’re evaluation of hitting is about thirty years behind the times… you talk as if walks are solely created by pitchers who won’t throw strikes… this nonsense was discredited in the 70’s..
Tampa had 11 players with a lower batting average. Batting average is irrelevant in today’s game.
Add Lindor to that mix and yes
I only hope. But if we Lindor we’ll have to sign him. And with conforto and Syndergaard being FA soon we probably won’t sign any of the big 3 this year
Nimmo Isnt a great hitter but he still serves a decent purpose. He gets on base and that is important. Otherwise I agree with your analysis Marlinsfanbase. I like your posts. The Marlins should be fun to watch with a lot of their youngsters developing. I look forward to seeing them playing my braves next season. Just hopefully urena gets non tendered
Getting on base is the most important component of being a great hitter
Getting on base is a good component, but that means you are good at getting on base. Hitting is what makes someone into a great hitter. When Nimmo hits, he doesn’t do well. His tool is keeping his bat on his shoulder – not hitting.
I’m pretty sure that Urena gets nontendered.
Getting in base is part of hitting. The biggest part.
Hitting is the biggest part of hitting. That’s why it’s called hitting instead of walking.
That’s where you’re getting confused… yes, it’s called ”hitting”, but successful hitting is based on avoiding outs, which is accomplished with a walk, thus a walk is successful hitting. The idea is to do things that lead to wins (walking does this), not to succeed based on unnecessarily literal interpretations of terms. A good eye at the plate, the ability to draw walks is a valuable skill. That I need to explain this point to someone in 2020 is kind of surprising to me.
Well you may want to save the Halos for last. We don’t have a GM now or really any upper management that seems to know what to do or who to get, top pitching seems to avoid us like the playoffs do (painful to write that) and most of all we just don’t seem to get that we need pretty much an entire new starting rotation. Like the writing is on the walls for years now. I know people want Trout in the playoffs but its not gonna happen with starters not able to get through 3 or 4 innings. Ok…I’ll stop now. But seriously…they will take awhile to get the list and report together
Just use last years…..should be close enough. Just change the gm name.
It’s going be interesting for the Marlins offseason. Nothing really to lose. It’s about plugging in veterans to help support the young players that are ready to be up or stay up.
I found it interesting about the Mike Zunino possibility. That could be a good add to go with Alfaro and Wallach.
Now the question is, which with Covid rising again, are we almost certain to have 2021 to include a DH again? Also, does that push us to a 28-man roster again until the playoffs?
Marlins will be in a new rebuild in 5 years. This process is funny af. Rebuild, win 77 games, not good enough to compete, rebuild. Rinse in repeat lol.
You forget that our rebuilds have included championships a couple of times.
How have the Mets done? Oh yeaah….1986!
Mets got to the WS in ‘15. Just pointing out. That being said, I think the Merlins are headed in a good direction. Not there yet, it’ll take a couple more years, but they seem to have a good plan. (So long as they avoid any more short sighted transactions like the Marte trade).
2024 Opening Day Lineup
RF Austin Hendrick
2B Tyler Callihan
1B Rece Hinds
SS Jose Garcia
LF Mac Wainwright
P Hunter Greene (2nd Opening Day start)
Lock it down! Farm raised!
It’s funny how we are dead last on the list. Nice touch Mark… Touche.
No offense intended, but the Rangers would be much more interesting once they pick an organizational direction.
Now that they pretty much have to trade Lynn and others and start to rebuild, the indecisiveness they showed with Minor was even more frustrating to see.
The Dodgers are going to buy everyone this winter and take advantage of the market drop.
LA has been waiting for something like this.
Friedman better get his bullpen!
2021 prices are the cheapest players will be.
Spot on mate. LAD are best organization in baseball right now. FO will seize the moment and stomp poorly run teams and/or financially weak ones. They have their business model (position versatility and platooning as key points) and execute it. They needed a key piece and got it in Mookie. Adding Price was also a plus. Result- WS !
I’m expecting that their bullpen could be beastly along with some interesting minor league SP contracts for depth if its a Covid #2 season. Their bench might have a few real studs too.
Do the Cubs have a chance for Snell?