MLB 2023 Off Season

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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 4,963
    MayDay10 said:
    I didn't know there was this much development for it so far, but seems like Nashville is pretty close to being a definitive expansion team.



    Who should the other be? Based on everything I've read makes a lot of sense for it to be Portland. Personally, I want the Expos to come back.
    I have seen Charlotte mentioned
    I grew up in an SC suburb of Charlotte and can tell you they've wanted an MLB team for a while. I remember it being discussed and reading op-eds on it back to at least when I was in high school, if not longer. For reference, I graduated high school in 2001.

    Charlotte does have a history of supporting its pro teams. That, along with the ever growing metro area, would make it a prime city for MLB expansion. That said, I'm not sure how well an MLB team would do there. For longtime residents of the Carolinas, the new team would have to fight the strong ties with the Braves, as well as the Orioles and Nationals to a lesser degree. It can be done, but would probably take a while to really build a fan base.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,271
    No league needs more teams at this point.
    I agree.  The pitching will be saturated with new additional teams...
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,271
    So Correa is either signed with Minnesota or the Mets...

    Two people out in the twiitersphere plugging both ideas.
  • Cliffy6745Cliffy6745 Posts: 33,076
    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins
  • HesCalledDyerHesCalledDyer MarylandPosts: 16,218
    Friday: "Correa/Twins deal on hold after concerns with physical"
  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,875
    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins
    good.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 15,813
    Nashville and baseball?  That would be interesting.  That means the team will be music related I'm sure...
    As of now the initiative is named after the former negro league team, the Stars. Would be cool if they kept this.

    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins

    Extremely funny.
  • F Me In The BrainF Me In The Brain this knows everybody from other commetsPosts: 28,196
    Friday: "Correa/Twins deal on hold after concerns with physical"
    Ha.
    For reals.
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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 24,694
    No league needs more teams at this point.
    They might retract a team. Maybe Tampa Bay or Miami?
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  • WobbieWobbie Posts: 27,875
    igotid88 said:
    No league needs more teams at this point.
    They might retract a team. Maybe Tampa Bay or Miami?
    LA doesn’t need two teams. contract the d**gers.
    If I had known then what I know now...

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  • igotid88igotid88 Posts: 24,694
    Wobbie said:
    igotid88 said:
    No league needs more teams at this point.
    They might retract a team. Maybe Tampa Bay or Miami?
    LA doesn’t need two teams. contract the d**gers.
    I knew I got the word wrong
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  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 14,602
    Wobbie said:
    igotid88 said:
    No league needs more teams at this point.
    They might retract a team. Maybe Tampa Bay or Miami?
    LA doesn’t need two teams. contract the d**gers.
    LA has never had 2 teams no matter what the Angels decide to call themselves.
    They play in Anaheim.
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,787
    The Correa situation is great for the Twins and baseball. 6 years seems like a much more reasonable deal and even with health concerns, he'll most likely meet the expectations of the contract during his peak years. I'm sure the bigger concern was his 32+ age years of those massive contracts. Plus, a big name star stays in a smaller market and keeps the Twins more competitve and likely to bring in a few other players to shoot for the playoffs in a generally weak division.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,271
    Nashville and baseball?  That would be interesting.  That means the team will be music related I'm sure...
    As of now the initiative is named after the former negro league team, the Stars. Would be cool if they kept this.

    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins

    Extremely funny.
    Nashville Stars does not have a good ring to it...
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,271
    tbergs said:
    The Correa situation is great for the Twins and baseball. 6 years seems like a much more reasonable deal and even with health concerns, he'll most likely meet the expectations of the contract during his peak years. I'm sure the bigger concern was his 32+ age years of those massive contracts. Plus, a big name star stays in a smaller market and keeps the Twins more competitve and likely to bring in a few other players to shoot for the playoffs in a generally weak division.
    If he performs there then the Twins have a pretty good hitting team.  They'll be under the radar of everyone because, it's the twins.

    Arraez, Kepler, Lewis and Buxton if he can ever stay healthy is a pretty damn good middle of the line up when you add in Correa.
  • PoncierPoncier Posts: 14,602
    Nashville and baseball?  That would be interesting.  That means the team will be music related I'm sure...
    As of now the initiative is named after the former negro league team, the Stars. Would be cool if they kept this.

    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins

    Extremely funny.
    Nashville Stars does not have a good ring to it...
    They should make it Nashville Northstars
    This weekend we rock Portland
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,387
    Correa was on the Twins last season and they lost 84 games.  
  • Jearlpam0925Jearlpam0925 Deep South PhillyPosts: 15,813
    Poncier said:
    Nashville and baseball?  That would be interesting.  That means the team will be music related I'm sure...
    As of now the initiative is named after the former negro league team, the Stars. Would be cool if they kept this.

    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins

    Extremely funny.
    Nashville Stars does not have a good ring to it...
    They should make it Nashville Northstars
    Named after a Negro League team and reference to something from the North? Their collective heads would explode.
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,787
    MayDay10 said:
    Correa was on the Twins last season and they lost 84 games.  
    Yeah, they fell apart at the end of season. I think they went something like 11 - 22 from September on.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,271
    Poncier said:
    Nashville and baseball?  That would be interesting.  That means the team will be music related I'm sure...
    As of now the initiative is named after the former negro league team, the Stars. Would be cool if they kept this.

    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins

    Extremely funny.
    Nashville Stars does not have a good ring to it...
    They should make it Nashville Northstars
    HAHAHAHA!  That's funny and I was thinking the same thing.
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,271
    MayDay10 said:
    Correa was on the Twins last season and they lost 84 games.  
    Buxton and Lewis were hurt in and out.  Like I mentioned, get them healthy and they have one hell of a team.  Has anyone followed Buxton when he is healthy?  Dude is MVP 10WAR quality.  Problem is, he can't stay healthy.

    I'd love 1 or 2 seasons of him healthy and to put on a show for the world.
  • tbergstbergs Posts: 8,787
    Poncier said:
    Nashville and baseball?  That would be interesting.  That means the team will be music related I'm sure...
    As of now the initiative is named after the former negro league team, the Stars. Would be cool if they kept this.

    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins

    Extremely funny.
    Nashville Stars does not have a good ring to it...
    They should make it Nashville Northstars
    HAHAHAHA!  That's funny and I was thinking the same thing.
    Any team that includes stars or north stars just brings back memories of MN losing hockey to Dallas in the 90's. So stupid.
    It's a hopeless situation...
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,271
    tbergs said:
    Poncier said:
    Nashville and baseball?  That would be interesting.  That means the team will be music related I'm sure...
    As of now the initiative is named after the former negro league team, the Stars. Would be cool if they kept this.

    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins

    Extremely funny.
    Nashville Stars does not have a good ring to it...
    They should make it Nashville Northstars
    HAHAHAHA!  That's funny and I was thinking the same thing.
    Any team that includes stars or north stars just brings back memories of MN losing hockey to Dallas in the 90's. So stupid.
    North stars and Nordiques moving I'll never understand.  When The Avalanche(Nordiques) win a cup in their 1st year away from Quebec?  Man that must still sting for them up there. 

    They have 3 since leaving...
  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,387
    MayDay10 said:
    Correa was on the Twins last season and they lost 84 games.  
    Buxton and Lewis were hurt in and out.  Like I mentioned, get them healthy and they have one hell of a team.  Has anyone followed Buxton when he is healthy?  Dude is MVP 10WAR quality.  Problem is, he can't stay healthy.

    I'd love 1 or 2 seasons of him healthy and to put on a show for the world.
    Buxton getting hurt is a foregone conclusion/inevitability.  Unfortunately
  • tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 35,271
    MayDay10 said:
    MayDay10 said:
    Correa was on the Twins last season and they lost 84 games.  
    Buxton and Lewis were hurt in and out.  Like I mentioned, get them healthy and they have one hell of a team.  Has anyone followed Buxton when he is healthy?  Dude is MVP 10WAR quality.  Problem is, he can't stay healthy.

    I'd love 1 or 2 seasons of him healthy and to put on a show for the world.
    Buxton getting hurt is a foregone conclusion/inevitability.  Unfortunately
    Let me dream ok.  I'm an Angels fan, it's all I've got, lol.
  • cutzcutz Posts: 10,921
    edited January 11
    No league needs more teams at this point.
    Yeah, I agree.

    In a perfect world the MLB would eliminate 2-4 teams.
    Post edited by cutz on
  • The JugglerThe Juggler Behind that bush over there.Posts: 44,106
    cutz said:
    No league needs more teams at this point.
    Yeah, I agree.

    In a perfect world the MLB would eliminate 2-4 teams.
    Yeah. I'd love to eliminate 2-4 teams from NBA and NFL too. 
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  • erebuserebus Posts: 523
    tbergs said:
    Poncier said:
    Nashville and baseball?  That would be interesting.  That means the team will be music related I'm sure...
    As of now the initiative is named after the former negro league team, the Stars. Would be cool if they kept this.

    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins

    Extremely funny.
    Nashville Stars does not have a good ring to it...
    They should make it Nashville Northstars
    HAHAHAHA!  That's funny and I was thinking the same thing.
    Any team that includes stars or north stars just brings back memories of MN losing hockey to Dallas in the 90's. So stupid.
    North stars and Nordiques moving I'll never understand.  When The Avalanche(Nordiques) win a cup in their 1st year away from Quebec?  Man that must still sting for them up there. 

    They have 3 since leaving...
    Lindros refusing to go to Quebec lead them to a great roster. 
    Bettman moved both the Nordiques and Jets (although there were other issues for both) yet continues to bend over backwards for the Coyotes.
    Playing in a 5000 seat arena is an absolute joke for the NHL
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  • MayDay10MayDay10 Posts: 11,387
    edited January 12
    erebus said:
    tbergs said:
    Poncier said:
    Nashville and baseball?  That would be interesting.  That means the team will be music related I'm sure...
    As of now the initiative is named after the former negro league team, the Stars. Would be cool if they kept this.

    Too funny...he's going back to the Twins

    Extremely funny.
    Nashville Stars does not have a good ring to it...
    They should make it Nashville Northstars
    HAHAHAHA!  That's funny and I was thinking the same thing.
    Any team that includes stars or north stars just brings back memories of MN losing hockey to Dallas in the 90's. So stupid.
    North stars and Nordiques moving I'll never understand.  When The Avalanche(Nordiques) win a cup in their 1st year away from Quebec?  Man that must still sting for them up there. 

    They have 3 since leaving...
    Lindros refusing to go to Quebec lead them to a great roster. 
    Bettman moved both the Nordiques and Jets (although there were other issues for both) yet continues to bend over backwards for the Coyotes.
    Playing in a 5000 seat arena is an absolute joke for the NHL
    Its about the US television footprint.  Hartford does little, but moving into North Carolina into new territory was a good business decision.  Jets moving to Phoenix, yes.  Quebec City to Denver.  Minnesota to Dallas...  However, Minneapolis should have an NHL team and they rightly got one back. They were forcing all the markets to pony up for the new cookie cutter arenas of the 90s, and those who didn't build were left behind.   Atlanta back to Winnipeg was a weird one, but they had a guy with like $20 Billion ready to pony up in their league and a messy situation in Atlanta.

    The Coyotes is an interesting one.  I cant shit on them too much.  Huge playoff drought.  Since they moved there like 25 years ago, there has only been 1 season they have won a playoff series.  That arena in Glendale really choked attendance off.  I'm surprised the NHL hasnt tried to grease them into Houston yet, but this new arena project sounds pretty lucrative.

    I'm a guy who really prefers and misses the old NHL pre-1994.  However, I get why the NHL did what they did and it has worked out very well
    Post edited by MayDay10 on
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