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Commented this in another thread, Preller and Padres are at least having the courage to try and win while other cubs worry about paying their star players. Bunch of billionaire cheapasses. I won't cry a single tear over the hardships mlb teams have endured because of covid. [...]

I can NEVER understand fans justifying their owners being cheap. So congratulations Padres, your team actually really badly wants to win the world series.

That's the point of this all, after all. Even if they don't win it this year, hats off to the Padres for making good moves to increase their odds.

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11 minutes ago, fawkes_mulder said:

Commented this in another thread, Preller and Padres are at least having the courage to try and win while other cubs worry about paying their star players. Bunch of billionaire cheapasses. I won't cry a single tear over the hardships mlb teams have endured because of covid.  [...]

I can NEVER understand fans justifying their owners being cheap. So congratulations Padres, your team actually really badly wants to win the world series.

That's the point of this all, after all. Even if they don't win it this year, hats off to the Padres for making good moves to increase their odds.

 

would you rather be great this year and next or potentially sustainable years from now

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Just now, brockpapersizer said:

 

would you rather be great this year and next or potentially sustainable years from now

My answer to this question is the same way I play fantasy baseball dynasty leagues. I try to win every single year.

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If you are a Padres fan you have to like these moves. While they are giving away prospects, they have still have juice in the farm system. Snell has 3 years of control, Darvish has two, they will have Clevinger next year, Gore is still with the team, and many of their best players last year will still be under control for several years. They had a surplus of prospects, and they took advantage of it. But this isn't mortgaging the future for one or two years, they will have their best players for several years still after these moves.

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Long suffering Pirates fan who won't spend a dime on that team due to the cheap a** management turning them into the laughing stock of the MLB. 

I may become a Padres fan now as at least the team name starts with a "P" (and no I can not root for the Phillies).

 

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9 hours ago, jb_power said:

Long suffering Pirates fan who won't spend a dime on that team due to the cheap a** management turning them into the laughing stock of the MLB. 

I may become a Padres fan now as at least the team name starts with a "P" (and no I can not root for the Phillies).

 

Unless you live in Pittsburgh i would definitely drop your pirates fandom

 

pick a new team

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 Eric Hosmer is a candidate to be platooned.

Hosmer compiled a .563 OPS against left-handers over the last three seasons, and the Padres have more offensive talent than ever, so there certainly is a case for this happening. Nola, Victor Caratini and Jurickson Profar are potential substitutions versus lefties.

 

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Add Myers and Hosmer to the positive COVID test list along with FTJr. With that many confirmed positives, one would think the whole team has had close contact. I could see tomorrow's doubleheader postponed at least. 

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WTH is going on here, that they even played last night's game in the first place? I saw the pregame Zoom in which Tingler announced FTJr.'s diagnosis, and he referenced a "scary situation" the previous week with contact tracing, which I believe involved Chris Paddack?

This was a horrible call by whomever was responsible. We've already seen countless players have a short IL stint of a day or two across MLB. People have concluded that teams are abusing this with regards to pitchers, which shows our society's current predisposition to find a conspiracy behind EVERYTHING. Presumably these are players awaiting test results, and now if a guy has a cough or a sneeze he is IL'd & quarantined until the results come back.

The notion that team officials, managers and players will lie in concert to MLB contact tracers is ludicrous, because the consequences are multitude beyond the baseball field. Back to the Padres situation-why on Earth given that you have a positive test from the star player on the team would you not immediately postpone the game? I'm not following the Padres, but I do remember a story about some dissatisfaction from the clubhouse about teammates not willing to get the vaccine. It was just chatter (not sure it was the Pads, it was a West Coast team) but if you can't get all the kids in the clubhouse on the same page-and we've already seen that in San Diego they cannot, ahem, Mike Clevinger/Zach Plesac-then MLB has to step in and ground them like a stepchild until all the non-vaccinated players are cleared.

This is not difficult to figure out, and we've seen that the length of time a team has to wait to play has drastically decreased from the STL/MIA nightmares of last year. By contrast, the Nats had a scare at the start of the year, they waited a few days, then they played with some AAA players for a few games. It cost them. But at least this early in the schedule they can make up the games. Why MLB is not adopting that same approach here is beyond me. That is what is questionable here. 

TL;DR-Next time there is a positive test, postpone the friggin' game MLB.

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3 minutes ago, Richard Kimble said:

but if you can't get all the kids in the clubhouse on the same page-and we've already seen that in San Diego they cannot, ahem, Mike Clevinger/Zach Plesac-

Wasn't that the indians not Padres?

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7 minutes ago, Gumbercules said:

Wasn't that the indians not Padres?

Oh yeah, Clevinger is in San Diego now duh. Well whatever it doesn't really change my point, I have no real knowledge about the inner workings of any MLB clubhouse.

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There are literally hundreds of thousands of vaccines laying around and we're still going through this nonsense. Gotta love athletes:

Untraceable PED invented in a Dominican hotel room: "sign me up!"

Totally scrutinized and thoroughly tested FDA-approved vaccine: "man, you don't know what's in that stuff!"

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On 2/14/2021 at 1:49 PM, BIGMIKE1026 said:

Best shot the Padres have had in 20 years!

Speaking of shots...

Seriously, I'd be interested to know what the deal is.  Are these just young guys who think "it won't happen to me?" or are there a bunch of tin foil hat guys on the Padres?

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Sounds like combination of l terrible decision making by MLB and some selfish/delusional pricks in the SD org

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