what’s the difference in breaking the rules that unfairly pushes your team to lose and breaking the rules that unfairly pushes another to team lose?Here's the thing with Pete Rose. If you are cheating to win, you are still trying to win. If you are betting on baseball as a player or manager there is the distinct possibility that you are trying to lose because purposefully losing is way easier. And purposefully losing is the thing that completely wrecks the hallowed "integrity of the game."
Honestly? It's a semantic one, but the "natural" goal is for your own team to win and the other team to lose. Punishments exist when people skirt the rules to achieve the natural goal of competitive sports. You don't even need to technically cheat to purposefully lose. That's what tanking does, but the idea that you could benefit from losing on purpose affects confidence in the sport on a fundamental level. Maybe if there wasn't a real history of the mob fixing sporting events, it wouldn't matter.
Gambling implcations 100%.
Eh...think of the slew of pitchers over the years who got pummeled in this syndicate of high tech cheating. Many were sent down with ballooned eras, some never getting a second chance in the majors. Think of all the pitching changes that had to have happened as a result, the eventual overuse of arms, the draining of bullpens that causes an adverse affect across multiple games.Betting on your own team doesn’t just raise questions about purposely losing. Betting to win corrupts the decision-making as well, especially in baseball, especially as the manager. If you have a winning bet on this game but not on the next one, or vice versa, that effects who you start, who you use, how long you leave pitchers in, etc.
didn't they get under the luxury tax with the trade of him and price?
Mookie has stated multiple times that he wanted to test the open market period.
Boston's payroll in 2018 was $239,481,745 at the end of the year and $243,653,717 in 2019 so they are in line to have to pay a 50% penalty for anything they are over this year, but if they remain below the limit this year it resets down to a 20% penalty the next time they go over it.Just as with the old system, teams would have to pay a percentage of every dollar by which their payroll exceeded the set threshold. Under the 2002 and 2006 CBAs, the agreement brought about a progressive taxation system. They agreed that first time offenders would pay a fee of 17.5% of excess payrolls (later increased to 22.5%), second time offenders would pay 30%, and third time offenders would pay 40%. In the 2012 CBA, after seeing teams go over more than three times, the agreement added a 50% taxation level when teams went over the limit four or more times. Under the 2016 CBA, first time offenders would pay a fee of 20% on the dollar, second time offenders would pay a 30% on the dollar, and third or subsequent time offenders would have to pay 50% on the dollar (These offenses must be in consecutive years for these percentages. If a team falls below the threshold one year the penalty re-sets the next year to the "first offense")
the link I posted includes their future commitments
Yes, the White Sox modelthe link I posted includes their future commitments
I don't see anything significant in terms of raises there. Eduardo Rodríguez would likely be the top one.
If they are failing to contend this year and Chris Sale returns to proper form I could see them possibly moving him during the season.
It's hard to say who will sign Bets, I'm mostly saying that Boston is lining up well to sign him after this season.
On the flip side the yankees will be in the position the red sox are staring down a 50% penalty so will likely try to cut salary and not take on Betts after this season.
Looks like the Dodgers would be fine luxury tax wise after the season to sign Bets without reaching the 50% penalty though.
as for Vladdy and Bichette, I wouldn't rule it out. The White Sox have been signing more of their young talent like that, and so far it's worked out fairly well for them. They get the talent cheaper for longer, and when they near the end of the contract they become a major trade chip due to the contract. I imagine more teams will try that out as in general if the players average 2 WAR a season they are still worth the contract the white sox are signing them at.
Luis Robert wasn't hurting to get paid either and he still took a deal. He had a 26 mil signing bonus and still " Robert agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract with the Chicago White Sox before appearing in a major league game. The contract includes team options for 2026 and 2027 which, if exercised, could bring the value of the contract to $88 million "
Good pointLuis Robert wasn't hurting to get paid either and he still took a deal. He had a 26 mil signing bonus and still " Robert agreed to a six-year, $50 million contract with the Chicago White Sox before appearing in a major league game. The contract includes team options for 2026 and 2027 which, if exercised, could bring the value of the contract to $88 million "
I’m surprised more pitchers haven’t filed lawsuits against the Astros. I hope they have a good chance to win too. Fuck the Astros and manfredlets goooo, I love that he filed in LA and its for a good cause as well as revengeIn a suit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Mike Bolsinger asked that the Astros be assessed $31 million in restitution.www.latimes.com
its nice to want things.In a suit filed Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court, Mike Bolsinger asked that the Astros be assessed $31 million in restitution — an amount believed to be equal to their postseason award bonuses in 2017 — and that the money be donated to charities.
This should happen and be at least doubled given the money they made off the win + screwing over the earning potential of multiple pitchers.
No one with Boston thought they had a chance to re-sign him in general..why would they get him now that he's left?
My favorite quote is bletran saying our sign stealing was behind the times.
bregman was in his first full year. Correa his third, Yuli first year. There is some merit to Beltran and McCann being the veteran leaders.
as Far as we know only the Astros got officially caught cheating with testimony and evidence. So that’s a dumbass take.
bull. fucking. shit.