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  1. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    Does everyone think Norris is now the front-runner for saves in St. Louis' unsettled pen? I know some fans were hyping up Dominic Leone as a sleeper for saves there.
  2. How would you rank Paxton, Cole and C.Martinez in a keeper league? How big of a gap between them? From my perspective, if we could reasonably count on Paxton throwing 180-200 IP, he'd easily be first with the numbers he's had the last two years. But his history says expecting a full load isn't a great bet. Injuries are a legit concern. Obviously, he's no good if not on the field. Cole threw 200+ IP for the second time in three years last year, and was healthy after injuries got in the way in 2016. He struck out almost a batter an inning but also gave up 31 homers en route to a 4.26 ERA. And now he's gone from the NL to the AL. Martinez threw a career high 205 IP last year, his third straight year with at least 179 frames. His strikeout rate was a career-best as well. His 3.64 ERA was the worst of his three years as a full-time starter, and his FIP has gone up each year - 3.21, 3.61, 3.91.
  3. Gerrit Cole 2018 Outlook

    Any thoughts on Cole now that he's been moved to Houston?
  4. Charlie Blackmon 2018 Outlook

    Taking a longer range look at Blackmon, how worried are people about him being a free agent next winter? He's clearly benefited from playing in Coors. From 2015-2017, he hit .353 at home with a 1.023 OPS. On the road, he hit .276 with an 802 OPS. In 2017 alone, the gap was even larger: .391/1.239 at home, .276/.784 away from Coors. If he has another big year, it may be hard to see the Rockies being able to keep him. So if he's not playing in Coors, does he become just a decent-to-solid option rather than one of the elite? In my H2H points league, he led all hitters in 2017.
  5. Austin Hays OF BAL

    He's coming up from AA: https://twitter.com/masnRoch/status/905167617014599680
  6. Gerrit Cole 2017 Outlook

    Cole went from throwing 6 shutout innings to exiting after 6.1 and 5 ER........
  7. Jameson Taillon 2017 Outlook

    I can't blame anyone for starting someone vs SD. But for me, I'm leaning against it. His last two starts weren't just bad. They were horrendous. In the three starts before these last two, he didn't complete six innings once. One of those 3 starts weren't that good, but the other two were solid starts done in by inefficiency. In one of them, he needed 102 pitches for 5 innings, in another he needed 116 pitches for 5.1 innings. As I play in a QS league, completing 6 is important. I think I need to see some signs of improvement before I roll him out again.
  8. Kevin Gausman 2017 Outlook

    With 111 pitches, I assume he's done for the night. If so, it was a pretty good one... 7 IP, 3 H, 1 ER, 1 BB, 8 K.
  9. Sixto Sanchez - RHP PHI

    Promoted to High-A. http://www.csnphilly.com/philadelphia-phillies/phillies-promote-top-pitching-prospect-sixto-sanchez-clearwater
  10. Kyle Wright - ATL SP

    Wright debuted in High-A last night, going 2 perfect innings with a strikeout. It wasn't an easy task as he faced a Dunedin team with prospects like Bichette and Guerrero Jr. They were 0-2 against him. Of Wright's 29 pitches, 18 were strikes.
  11. Jameson Taillon 2017 Outlook

    Rotoworld, July 20: "It seems like a pretty strong second half is on the way."
  12. Kyle Wright - ATL SP

    Braves first rounder Kyle Wright has been promoted from the GCL to High-A Florida. In three abbreviated starts in the GCL, Wright threw 5.2 IP, allowing 1 run on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 8. The former Vanderbilt star was one of the top 2 or 3 talents in the MLB Draft this year.
  13. Yu Darvish 2017 Outlook

    If we had to guess, would we say Darvish probably isn't starting twice this week now?
  14. Jonathan Schoop 2017 Outlook

    Another HR today, up to 24 on the year. As of now, he's slashing 305/.355/.564
  15. Kevin Gausman 2017 Outlook

    Fell just short of the CGSO after allowing a couple walks and a bermuda triangle single in the 9th (which should have been the 3rd out). Still very encouraging.