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Forum: NHLSun at 8:46 pm
Forum: Armchair-GMSat at 6:39 pm
<div class="quote"><div class="quote_t">Quoting: <b>Sign_em_up000000</b></div><div>That's what I'm talking about!

My idea was anyone caught cheating (players) would hurt their future financial earnings, let's use Springer as an example... Let's say the Astros get a 1year ban from the playoffs like the 1-year bans for Himch and Lunow or a 2year ban like the draft picks lost or a 3-year ban because they've been cheating for 3 years (probably longer but you get my point), in Springers case a 1-year ban doesn't hurt him as much but a 2-year or 3-year ban and any team looking at him in GA next year would be hesitant to sign him because he wouldn't be eligible for the playoffs and in this case would have lost his arb rights for this year (likely carrying the same AAV as last year or potentially less, IMO, that would deter players from cheating in the future and owners would make sure that their team isn't cheating because they forfeit their picks in those years.

Also, that's why want to see the amount a team (owner) can be fined to $50 mill <a href="/users/oneX" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@oneX</a> is right it may not be that much to Crane but how many owners can afford to pay that? Look at the Rays payroll last year or Oakland or Cleveland etc. Those owners couldn't afford a fine that big so they would be more careful who they hire and would monitor their teams more closely. IMO, the punishment should be viewed more as a deterrent for other teams going forward because the punishment will only get worse the more team's get caught. Another thing Manfred could do is fine players who are already under contract like Altuve for example.

From a neutral party, what do you think of the Blue Jay's off-season so far? And can you give me more insight into what to expect from Ryu going forward? I know he doesn't have overpowering stuff but he's effective and he has a good pitching arsenal also I expect him to not be as effective coming to the AL East but he should be the best pitcher for us next year.</div></div>

I think Ryu is in the sweet spot of his career. He's been around long enough to have learned that real long-term success at pitching requires out-thinking the batters and therefore acquiring the skills necessary to win (i.e., a sufficient inventory of pitches and knowing when to use each one). When you're young and can blow hitters away, all you need is that fastball and one type of breaking ball, but once you're no longer able to overpower hitters with pure speed, you need more than two pitches. I think you'll be happy with Ryu for at least a couple of years.