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  1. Trevor Cahill 2018 Outlook

    Anyone adding him this morning? He threw 7 scoreless in his 2018 debut against the White Sox, allowing 5 hits with 2 walks and 8 K. He's expected to start next on Monday in Texas.
  2. Joey Lucchesi 2018 Outlook

    He had 14 swinging strikes on his 88 pitches today after inducing 16 swinging strikes on 82 pitches last time out. Pretty impressive.
  3. Gerrit Cole 2018 Outlook

    Entering tonight, Cole was using his FB about 6% less of the time (a career low 54.9%) while ramping up slider usage by about 8% (a career high 25%)
  4. Nick Pivetta 2018 Outlook

    Granted the bottom of the order was due up but still surprising to see Kapler send Pivetta out for the 7th when he was over 90 pitches. A clean 7th should end his night at 103 pitches (72 S): 7 IP, 5 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 8-2 GO-AO
  5. Luis Perdomo 2018 Outlook

    Perdomo making waves today, not for his pitching, but starting a big brawl against the Rockies.
  6. Homer Bailey 2018 Outlook

    You know a player is way off the radar when he carries a no hitter into the 6th inning and gets no mention here. Ended up allowing 2 hits and a run vs Philly, walking none and fanning 7 over 6.
  7. Mar/April Closer Thread 2018

    I wouldn't be surprised if the Rays deal Romo at some point, probably much closer to the deadline. Flip him for a spec. Colome is another prime trade candidate, assuming he can show teams a reason to want him....
  8. Mar/April Closer Thread 2018

    If anyone is considering Alvarado as a speculative add with Colome scuffling, listen to this interview with Kevin Cash on 3/27. "He needs to be a big part for us. More than any pitcher that came up from Durham or wherever last year, he improved the most and continued to improve the most. He picked up where he left off in spring training. He was a better pitcher this spring than he was at any point last year and he threw pretty good at times. Big powerful guy, kind of a neutral as far as splits go because he throws so hard and has that wipeout curveball/slider. 98 from the left side, if you get that over the white, you'll be pretty successful. There's a guy up in New York who's done it for awhile and makes a lot of money doing it - Aroldis Chapman. I'm not comparing them but it's a similar mix." https://620wdae.iheart.com/featured/ronnie-and-tkras/content/2018-03-27-tampa-bay-rays-were-going-to-hit-more-hrs-than-the-media-thinks/
  9. Jack Flaherty 2018 Outlook

    Jack Flaherty's line in AAA on Sunday - 7 IP, 5 H, 1 R, 0 BB, 11 K Someone wants to get back to the majors.......
  10. Tyson Ross 2018 Outlook

    Somewhat decent start vs HOU: 6 IP, 6 H, 4 ER, 0 BB, 7 K Nice to see 0 walks and 7 K over 6. All four runs came in the 5th (3) and 6th (1).
  11. Bryan Mitchell 2018 Outlook

    Tough start to the year for Mitchell. His first start was a dud. In his second, he didn't allow a run but walked an uncharacteristic 6 people. And he has just one strikeout combined between the two outings with an abysmal swinging strike rate under 4 percent. Judging by his lack of whiffs, you might think he's a soft tosser. But his fastball is averaging 94.6 MPH this season. I thought he was an interesting sleeper heading into the year. He's a guy who was locked into a rotation spot in a pitcher friendly park, and had success in AAA, including 66 strikeouts in 63 innings there last year. But he never got much of a chance in NY. He's going to have to start missing a lot more bats or else he's going to get obliterated. Maybe he needs another pitch to succeed at this level? Before the year, FanGraphs wrote:
  12. Jorge Soler 2018 Outlook

    Couldn't say it any better myself....
  13. Mike Soroka - ATL SP

    AAA debut vs Norfolk: 5 IP, 3 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 5 K 60 pitches/42 strikes
  14. Matt Davidson 2018 Outlook

    That RBI double JUST missed going over the fence. https://www.mlb.com/video/davidsons-rbi-double/c-1907889383