Alright! It’s time for our regular Friday trip around baseball to talk about the interesting topics (TM), with a little Jaysturbation (or not), cooking tips, heresy, trains (?), car noises, and even more depressing realizations about just how ridiculously out-of-whack MLB’s alignment is thrown in for good measure (or not): it’s a brand new episode of the Getting Blanked Podcast!

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Comments (6)

  1. So I see the Dodgers were awarded the claim on Adrian Gonzalez. How come the Jays wouldn’t have put in a claim before them? I know that would have entailed them trading prized prospects to a division rival and also taking on a lot of salary…but it seems it would have been a semi-easy way to fill a huge hole at 1B. Plus, even with his decline in production this year, he’s still a good hitter who will likely rebound going forward and he will earn less than any other premier 1B over the next 5+ years.

    Just looking for some thoughts either way on the issue.

    I also see the Sox put Lester and Ellsbury on waivers…

    • He is not economically viable.

      • He’s not a terrible price to pay for a top 1B either though. He only makes 21.5 million/yr and boston would likely have to eat some of that salary if they expect to get good prospects in return.

    • Perhaps it’s because they figured Boston would be insane to actually let him walk or deal him.

      • Doesn’t hurt to try though right? What’s the worst thing that happens? They get stuck with the entire remaining $130 million for an above average 1B which the team actually needs? In all likelihood the Sox pull him back anyway…

  2. I have a feeling that Stoeten is going to get some strange looks when he attends his girlfriend’s employer’s Christmas party this year… Don’t expect to get any extra drink tickets.

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