2014 Media Days

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  1. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    The Press is getting antsy, and wants to know your expectations for this season. I would like everyone to answer a few questions before the season starts.

    1. Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?
    2. Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?
    3. Any additions this offseason you were excited about?
    4. What are your expectations for 2014?
    5. Any predictions around the league?
    6. With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?
    7. Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?
     
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  2. BigSmooth33

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    1. Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have? - Solidified 3B, sending SP Colby Lewis to Miami for Hanley Ramirez. Working on extending Hanley as we speak. Also added veteran arms, AJ Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez, with Duane Below.
    2. Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively? Failing to resign Jack Hannahan may be a surprising mistake. His defense was amazing in the short time in Milwaukee, and he loved hitting at Miller Park. Another worry is having traded Colby Lewis in the HanRam trade. Overall, it financially positioned the Brewers well for the future.
    3. Any additions this offseason you were excited about? Outside of Ramirez, sneakily signing AJ Burnett and Wandy Rodriguez for low risk deals may be huge.
    4. What are your expectations for 2014? Playoffs minimum, NL Central Championship, and World Series appearance.
    5. Any predictions around the league? I think the Angels and Reds are teams to worry about. They've made some big moves so far and could be primed for a run. Votto comes back for the Reds, and who knows how these other moves work out for that squad.
    6. With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year? Currently sitting with a perfectly balanced budget. Decided to sacrifice some of the developmental budget to make some free agent acquisitions to bolster this years team.
    7. Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact? Jed Bradley is going to be a permanent fixture in the starting rotation on the big league team. Otherwise, a major injury would be required to see any other of the young pups make an impact this season.
     
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  3. abolishthefed

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    Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?

    My main concern going into the offseason was the pitching staff. Tim Lincecum was signed to a 5 year deal to start the offseason. To cut salary, the Giants waived Barry Zito and Ryan Vogelsong to start the year ($26.5 mln in salaries for a $7.3 mln penalty). Also, aging reliever Javier Lopez was not resigned and stop gap SP Livan Hernandez decided to retire. The Giants were able to patch some holes in the staff at a good price, signing SP Joe Blanton and SP Aaron Laffey. They join Lincecum, Bumgarner, and Cain to form a pretty solid staff. RP Fernando Rodney was signed to add depth to the bullpen.

    Positionally, the Giants were weak at SS, CF, and LF. Giants management felt the need to dump Chris Young's $11 mln salary at the beginning of the offseason, but were unable to find a high profile replacement. Defensive specialist Franklin Gutierrez will man the position for this season. LF Noland Reimold has not recovered from his injury that took half his season last year. He is down to a :1stars: prospect and lost much of his power. 26 year old SS Brandon Crawford started making great strides at the plate last season, but was injured in late July. He was unable to recover from his injuries and decided to retire.

    Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?

    The losses of Young and Crawford will have a negative impact.

    Any additions this offseason you were excited about?

    I am excited to see if Blanton can pitch well in Pac Bell Stadium. Also, the resigning of Lincecum was big.

    What are your expectations for 2014?

    Last year, the Giants lost the NL West by 1 game. Expectations to get back in the playoffs are high in San Francisco. However, lack of depth in the field could really derail the season.

    Any predictions around the league?

    LA and Miami appeared to have a good offseason, along with Baltimore acquiring Halladay.

    With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?

    The finances are pretty solid. Some of the bad contracts that plagued the team going into 2012 have been eliminated and most of the stars of the team are signed to reasonable contracts of a shorter duration.

    Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?

    The only youngster playing this year for SF is SS Murray. Murray is a good fielder, but is a liability at the plate. The early retirement of Crawford really hurt the Giants at this position.
     
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  4. NDCOLTS1979

    NDCOLTS1979 I love you red solo cup

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    1. Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?
    I think i filled all my needs this offseason. I upgraded the SP with Gio and Shields. I also added some defensive guys to play the outfield to help the pitchers out
    2. Are there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?
    Didnt really lose anyone this offseason that was a difference maker.
    3. Any additions this offseason you were excited about?
    Definitely would be Gio and Shields are who I am excited about
    4. What are your expectations for 2014?
    I am expecting a playoff run this year as long as the SP can pitch and have a good year
    5. Any predictions around the league?
    I predict that there may be another team that will be hurt financially this season
    6. With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?
    Finances are looking pretty good. Cleared some unwanted money this year so it should be a decent financial year but next season will be alot better year financially
    7. Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?
    Nope Smith will probably be in the minors all year and won't be brought up till next season.
     
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  5. ty5oke

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    Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?

    I still feel as though my Astros are a year or two away from competing, so I didn't make any major moves. I felt the need to add some depth at C since I'm not sure Castro will be the answer. I picked up 26 year old C Tartamella from the Cardinals for IF prospect Darwin Rivera. I also add a C from free agent market with a low cost move for AJ Ellis. Stayed away from any big FA moves because I want to give the young guys a shot this year and see who will stick around.

    Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?

    Only lost Cordero, Keppinger and Rivera. So no biggie there.

    Any additions this offseason you were excited about?

    Rule V draft pick SP Casey Kelly, who is now ranked the 65th best prospect will look to make an impact at the back of the rotation.

    What are your expectations for 2014?

    After a couple 100 loss seasons, I expect the team to play better this year. 70-80 wins is about what I expect.

    Any predictions around the league?

    AL West still looks strong. I wouldn't be surprised to see the Pirates break that playoff drought this year. They did great in adding depth to the bullpen.

    With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?

    Small market team in Houston, our budget is one of the lowest. But that in mind, we have mostly young players who are still under contract for many years. We just need to play a little better and get the fans back to the stadium.

    Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?

    If you like watching youth then the Astros should be your favorite team this year. Former first rounder Armando Flores will begin the year at the ML level. Kelly, Villar, Deshields, Santana, Suarez will also begin the year at the ML level. There's a chance many prospects will get a call up during the year.
     
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  6. Sharkman37

    Sharkman37 Walk On

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    Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?
    For the most part, the Tigers have filled what they need. I always go wild on minor league Free agents hoping I can find lightning in a bottle. If I am weak anywhere it is with power. Outside of Andy Dirks, I don't have a bopper to plug in at clean-up after being turned down by Paul Konerko in FA. I was happy to trade for C-Wilson Ramos and grab RP - Manny 'Slaughter' Diaz and a good back in starter in Mike Pelphrey. The depth is better but I didn't get big impact that I was hoping to.
    Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?
    I was thrilled that broken down Jose Valverde retired and took his salary off the books. I didn't lose anyone that I really wanted to keep.
    Any additions this offseason you were excited about?
    Not really. I spread my money around.
    What are your expectations for 2014?
    I am hoping to hold off the Twins and Indians to win the AL Central again. After that, everything in the playoffs is a crap shoot.
    Any predictions around the league?
    I predict that everyone will lose at least one high profile player per team to an injury and that the Marlins win the World Series over the Angels
    With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?
    Super. I had enough cash to boost my player development to 24mil and sign/extend everyone I wanted
    Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?
    2B is being kept warm for Drake Hollow who tore his ACL last year. He was my inaugral 1st rd pick and I am excited for him to contribute. I also look for Tyler Collins, Daniel Fields, Kenny Socorro, Kiyo Kimoyuzu, and Alex Burgos to contribute at some point this year.
     
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  7. Norezn

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    Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have? Honestly I felt my team was already in good position to compete again this year but with all the injuries in my rotation last year I felt the need to add a quality starting pitcher. I feel the addition of Phil Hughes to the rotation will help solidify an already solid rotation.
    Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively? My team is pretty much in tact from last season and I feel I kept anybody that would really be able to make a difference.
    Any additions this offseason you were excited about? Adding Geovany Soto this offseason was quite exciting. The fans and the owner were very happy so as long as they are happy I am happy. The catcher I was developing, Hank "The Monger" Conger, had a great year last year and will be a key piece going forward but when you get a chance and have the money to sign a guy like Soto you go ahead and sign him. Having quality depth is definitely never a bad thing.
    What are your expectations for 2014? I must follow my owners expectations and say a Championship of course :)
    Any predictions around the league? There is one other team that has really impressed me with the way they have built a solid team not only for now but for the future. The Tigers might have been questioned last year on their strategy but I'd say going forward they will have the last laugh!
    With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year? I am the new Yankees...enough said :)
    Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact? Huck Donahue, Jean Segura, Luis Jimenez, and Fabio Martinez...all of them should really make a great impression this season.
     
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  8. PAgamer07

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    1. Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?- Our offense still has some holes, and continues to lack any power. We have above average speed, defense and pitching, so we should be able to end in the middle of the pack in runs scored. We did address the bullpen in a big way, and now we have a ton of competent arms out there. We also brought back 1B Brandon Allen after trading him to Tampa last year.
    2. Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?- When you lose a guy at 1B with the quality of "Paulie" you are going to be hurt. Unfortunately, he wanted a multi-year deal and we were unable to resign him before he hit Free Agency. We were unprepared to lock him up long term, especially in anticipation of our top prospect Victor Bautista nearly ready for the bigs.
    3. Any additions this offseason you were excited about?- Believe it or not, we added an underrated CF prospect in Charles Tilson this offseason in a trade with the Cardinals. We also added the above mentioned Brandon Allen as well as 4 new arms to the bullpen: Rafael Perez, Mark Lowe, Dan Wheeler and Yoshinori Tateyama. We like all of these arms, and think they will make a big difference to our mediocre bullpen from last year.
    4. What are your expectations for 2014?- This is a tough, tough division. Right now we don't have the money to compete with the big boys of St. Louis and Milwaukee. So we have to be smart. Since taking over in 2012, we continue to raise more and more revenue, giving our owner confidence in our GM abilities. We went from $100 million in revenue in 2012, to $120 revenue last year. Attendance is expected to hit the 3 million mark for the first time in a decade. Eventually we will get to where we need to be. As for our expectations? I honestly think we finish 3rd this year and hopefully we can capture that elusive Wild Card spot. We need a big season from Andrew McCutcheon who seems to be regressing, and that is very disappointing. In addition, Jose Tabata is also not performing as well as expected and that is an even bigger concern. However, we are really excited about 2B Brock Holt. This kid has surprised the entire organization and should be an All-Star this year.
    5. Any predictions around the league?- The Tigers and the Angels both look really, really good this year. I expect each of them to make the playoffs again and probably play in the LCS. In the NL? I like Milwaukee and Atlanta in the NLCS. I expect a lot of disappointments this year, and I think the biggest two will be in Texas and Cincinnati. Neither of which will make the postseason.
    6. With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?- We are in solid financial shape, and it will only get better.
    7. Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?- Our system is a mess. All of our top players outside of Bautista are in the big leagues. So no... I dont anticipate anything out of our 'specs this year.
     
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  9. JFace907

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    Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?
    We addressed a large need in terms of defense. Hunter Pence will give us a solid Right Field glove as well as Tony Campana in Left. We also get a true leadoff in Tony so it allows Michael Brantley to slide down to a better slot after starting his career at leadoff. We still lack a true #2 starter. Outside of Ubaldo we feel our guys are great, but no one to really fear in terms of best 1-2 punches in the AL or MLB.

    Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?
    None, Big Papi was really just a stop gap for an offense that struggled in 2012 and we really felt there was no need to bring him back. Next winter on the other hand could be a completely different story.

    Any additions this offseason you were excited about?
    Hunter Pence. "Experts" are saying a team with a young core like ours may have waited too late in his career to give him the contract we did, but we just love his work ethic and character in the clubhouse.

    What are your expectations for 2014?
    Getting into the postseason. 2012 was a killer making it to game 163 and then last year not even finishing .500 has left a bad taste in our mouth. We know we are a good team. Its time we showed it.

    Any predictions around the league?
    None. We'll let those other loud mouth GMs put their foot in their mouths

    With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?
    Great. We've been in the black many years in a row now and thats not going to stop. We may be small market, but that doesn't mean we don't make money.

    Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?
    If you can still call Francisco Lindor a prospect he may have a big role on this team pending on what happens with the negotiations with Asdrubal Cabrera.
     
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  10. Darkwing

    Darkwing One Nation Under God

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    1. Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?
    2. Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?
    3. Any additions this offseason you were excited about?
    4. What are your expectations for 2014?
    5. Any predictions around the league?
    6. With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?
    7. Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?
    2nd year Cardinals GM didn't say anything to the press today, he simply flashed this...

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    ;)
     
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  11. Dylema

    Dylema Walk On

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    Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?
    We were looking at adding another starter to the mix but that wasn't in the cards. I wouldn't say it was a hole but it would have pushed us over the top.
    Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?
    Ryan's contract went up at the end of the year as did Ichiro's. Both players were nearing the end of their career and shouldn't hurt us too badly.
    Any additions this offseason you were excited about?
    We liked the addition of cash we earned from not having to keep Figgins on the payroll for the last year of his contract.
    What are your expectations for 2014?
    It's not quite WS or bust but we would like to contend for the AL West title and at least make the wild card round again.
    Any predictions around the league?
    The Tigers, who had a busy off season, will make a run to the WS title, if the M's don't beat them that is.
    With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?
    They are looking superb at the moment.
    Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?
    Nick Franklin and Vincent Catricala both got called up and will look to make solid impacts. Jabri Blash out in right could have an interesting year as well.
     
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  12. ryalaman

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    Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?
    I wouldn't say we addressed all of our needs, but we did have what we thought was a good offseason. The holes in my team right now are in the bullpen and (possibly) at 3B. Jack Hannahan was brought in to play 3rd, and while he'll hit 8th or 9th every night, acquiring his defense for just over 1M was a move that we were very pleased with. The bullpen will probably see a lot of converted starters take roles this season. Don't be surprised to see a deal happen for bullpen help either.

    Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?
    Reggie Willits was a guy that we really liked in his 4th OF role for us last year. We decided to go internal to replace him with a cheaper option, but it is a move that I kinda regret.

    Any additions this offseason you were excited about?
    Well, Roy Halladay is probably the answer here. He and Britton gives us a 1-2 punch that can go toe to toe with anyone else in the majors. If we can sneak into the playoffs, those guys in a short series will be very scary to deal with.

    What are your expectations for 2014?
    88 wins or so and to compete for a wild card spot.

    Any predictions around the league?
    sonn will be in the cellar and one of the worst teams in baseball.

    With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?
    Tight, but manageable. I chose to not leave a whole lot of cash hanging around this year since Angelos will just take it anyhow. At the very least, I have the financial flexibility going forward to not be a KnightNoles

    Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?
    RF Rob Burns and SS Manny Machado will both play major roles for me this year. I don't think either will make the opening day roster, but once an extra year of team control has been locked up, you'll probably see both of them in the lineup nearly every day. Another to watch will be 2B Sammie Starr who has skyrocked as a prospect recently and (despite his advanced age) could see a role in case of injury.
     
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  13. briosu99

    briosu99 6* Team Killer

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    Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have? I think the "Evil Empire" did pretty well all things considered. Let's face it, this is a quickly aging team with quite a few large contracts that are making things difficult, even with a budget as large as the Yankees. We needed help with starting pitching but didn't really get the insurance we were looking for due to the rapid decline of Sabathia in the offseason. We picked up Felipe Paulino to help in the bullpen but he can fill in as a starter in a pinch also. We also picked up Matt Joyce to play rightfield, he should definitely be an upgrade to Dickerson. Otherwise, we picked up Betemit and Keppinger to fill in as utility infielders, and maybe start at 3B in a pinch.

    Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively? I really debated keeping Phil Hughes but ultimately decided I could upgrade at 5th starter, not sure we accomplished that though. Hughes got rocked most of last year and was very inconsistent, good riddance for the money he wanted. Oswalt and Rivera both retired, but both were past their primes, even though they pitched well last year.

    Any additions this offseason you were excited about? I think Matt Joyce is going to be a good player for us in rightfield, at least for a year or two until our #1 pick in 2012, Justin Lumsd, is ready. I like Paulino to help out a bullpen that struggled holding onto leads at times last season.

    What are your expectations for 2014? Well, my owner expects a championship every year, so that is what we are shooting for. Realistically, we want to contend in the AL East, and at the very least make it back to the playoffs in a wildcard spot.

    Any predictions around the league? I think the Angels and Tigers have to be considered the favorites at this point. But, as we found out last season when the Rangers looked a lock for the world series on paper, anything can happen in baseball.
    With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year? I am the real Yankees. :) We are good, not a ton of budget room left, but we are slowly ridding ourselves of the ridiculous contracts and are projected to make almost $30 million this year, even with an increased player development budget.

    Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact? Overall, our minors are still a mess, but we are working on it. SP Dellin Betances goes into the season as the our 5th starter, it's his to lose, but he still has a lot to prove. If he's not ready, we are going to have to go out and get another starter. Maybe two if CC continues his drop off the cliff and his pitching performance mirrors his ratings decline. Kyle Greene has a chance to win the 3B job since A-Rod has suddenly forgotten how to play in the field (not that he was great anyway). I'd love for him to win the job, but if not, Betemit or Keppinger will start there. Also, in RF, Justin Lumsd may force our hands with a logjam in the outfield. We may have an outfielder to move by the end of the season if he tears it up in the bigs like he has in the minors.
     
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  14. Ken Welsch

    Ken Welsch BTFD!

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    1. Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have? Nothing worthwhile really materialized this offseason. We feel pretty confident that as long as we aren't pummelled with injuries this upcoming year, we will be in pretty good shape, especially with Lauritzen coming up to the bigs. Still, we have salary flexability so if something comes along, money won't be an issue.
    2. Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively? We didn't really have any significant losses.
    3. Any additions this offseason you were excited about? The primary addition will be Berde Lauritzen coming into the rotation. Strong lefty that has to be a ROY favorite. Other than him, Rule 5 draftee 3B Bobby Borchering might get some opportunities to prove himself this season.
    4. What are your expectations for 2014? At one point in the second half, we found ourselves in first place, but injuries really took a toll. We feel that we should push a very good Detroit Tigers team and an up-and-coming Cleveland Indians team at the top of the AL Central.
    5. Any predictions around the league? Lauritzen for AL ROY! Peacock for AL Cy Young!
    6. With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year? Finances look great. We can absorb if it makes sense for us.
    7. Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact? Lauritzen and Borchering should be on the opening day roster. It wouldn't be a surprise to see SP Garrett Gould and MR Kenneth Toves up in the majors at some point as well.
     
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  15. PAgamer07

    PAgamer07 We're the ship without a storm

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    Really looking forward to Lauritzen. Dude should be a perennial Cy Young candidate.
     
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  16. BigSmooth33

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    Inge?!?!?!? Yuck
     
  17. Timpegoose

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    Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have? Sort of. We signed a decent LF in Reggie Willits that might end up being the opening day CF if Michael Bourn doesn't perform well in spring training. Outside of that, there were no big signings.
    Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively? Not particularly. The biggest loss was probably Jair Jurrjens, but he wasn't worth the salary he wanted. Travis Wood will come in and serve the 5th starter in his place, and will likely be better value.
    Any additions this offseason you were excited about?What are your expectations for 2014? Like I mentioned earlier, we didn't really make any big moves. Brought Jordan Schafer back to Atlanta and we're hoping he can develop into the solid defensive CF he is projected to be. I think we should have a solid year with most of our core back from playoff runs the last 2 seasons.
    Any predictions around the league? The Tigers had a big offseason and should be able to make a run this year.
    With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year? We've still got about $15 mil in budget room even with a rather large development budget, so we're not in much trouble.
    Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact? Most of our prospects are still a couple of years away, or stuck behind other young ML starters. Courtney Hawkins and Jesus Valdez are both a couple years away yet, and Jakob Delfanso is stuck behind Andrelton Simmons in the SS pecking order.
     
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  18. KnightNoles

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    Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have?
    Well we cut some salaries and created some holes in the rotation for the time being. We got some young guys back in the trades but they will have to show something in AAA before coming up. Also have some holes in the OF along at SS and at Catcher.

    Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively?
    I think trading away Wilson Ramos will hurt the team more then losing Jordan Zimmermann or Gio Gonzales as they weren't nearly as effective as I thought they would be.

    Any additions this offseason you were excited about?
    A few of the guys that were involved in the trades might make there way up this year, not really going to rush them but all eyes will be on them throughout the year in AAA ball.

    What are your expectations for 2014?
    Hopefully no less then 3rd this year in the NL East. Bottom of the barrel the last two years and really isn't much fun besides checking the minor league system. Hopefully we try and play for something or at least be a good spoiler.

    Any predictions around the league?
    Brewers are about to do something good this year as the NL Central is pretty filthy. Seems like the Pirates and PAgamer07 are getting there. The Braves have got to finally breakthrough after being so close the last two years.

    With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year?
    Shots fired, eh? I think we are in a little better shape then we were this past offseason.. We can't go out and do any extensions though and we will be lucky if we can absorb anything.

    Any prospects we should look for this year to make an impact?
    Starting Pitchers: (AAA) Marcos Mendoza, Parker Markel, Dovydas Neverauskas, Jacob Petricka, (AA) Gerardo Concepcion and possibly Alex Meyer.
    Positional Players: 2B Cutter Dykstra, 2B Stephen King, 3B Anthony Rendon and CF Howard Strickland.

    Nationals really need the starting pitchers to make some noise in AAA, to get promoted quickly they need to show something in 2-4 starts and will be called up by their 5th outing. The most important player to do something would be Howard Strickland solidifying the big league lineup and more importantly the defense in the OF.
     
  19. NDCOLTS1979

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    Mike McCormick And Josh Vitters will be the Starting 1B for the Cubs this season. So guess he is getting put in the lineup alot earlier than expected.
     
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  20. abolishthefed

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    Is the patch supposed to come up when the game opens? I'm not getting a pop up to download anything.
     
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    I was trying to find a pic of a Tiger sliding and I liked that one the best. agreed on Inge :)
     
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    I Googled "OOTP 13 patch" and found the forum post from a few days ago
     
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    You should've received an email too.
     
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    click game> check for updates
     
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    LF-Logan Morrison CF-Colby Rasmus RF-Justin Upton


    1. Did you address all of your needs in the offseason? If not, what holes do you still have? We really don't have any holes to fill that are pressing. That said we are always looking for help in the pen but weren't not going to waste our poor owner Ken Kendricks money when we have plenty of live arms in the minors. Our biggest need though remains a true lead off hitter who can get on base and put pressure on the defense.


    2. Were there any losses from your team that you think may impact you negatively? I guess the biggest loss was Carlos Marmol who left for Cincinnatti in free agency, which really didn't break our heart as we had no desire to pay an sporadic player like him.

    3. Any additions this offseason you were excited about? The only player of note that we added was Argenis Diaz who will be a great defensive sub on the left side of the infield but has no major experience.

    4. What are your expectations for this season? Well this is the second straight year I've put a World Series champion on the field, but my expectations are that the game will fail to realize this again.

    5. Any predictions around the league? I will predict that this is the year that somebody finally loses their life rounding second.

    6. With word of the Nationals GM running his team deeply in debt, how do your finances look this year? Well luckily our GM is practically a genius so we are in a great financial situation. We've been able to get rid of all our bad contracts and replace them with more talented, less expensive ones. We currently are only spending $77M of our $128M budget and our owner has taken home over $100M already leaving us with no cash. One can only hope he is spending his money wisely flying single prop planes through the Columbian mountains high as all get out.

    7. Any prospects this year we should look for to make an impact? Well Heath Fletcher will have his first full year at short stop eventhough we aren't expecting much and Heath Hembree the reliever we picked up from San Francisco for Chris B Young will step into the big leagues and immediately into the set up role. Other than that our roster is too young and talented to expect much from down below.
     
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