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  1. Philadelphia Phillies 2018 Outlook

    Santana had an awful April, but he's basically been exactly who Philadelphia signed him to be since early May. Let's just cherry pick some stats. Rhys Hoskins is Philadelphia's best hitter. Let's compare him and Santana since May 4 through now. Hoskins: 412 PA, 23 HR, 59 R, 63 RBI, 48 BB, 89 SO, .243/.338/.497, .835 OPS, 123 wRC+ Santana: 427 PA, 18 HR, 50 R, 66 RBI, 70 BB, 60 SO, .244/.365/.453, .819 OPS, 120 wRC+ Obviously, Hoskins had a much better April, so his season stats look better overall, but these two have been remarkably similar over the last 400+ PAs.
  2. Max Muncy 2018 Outlook

    Bryan LaHair, Chris Shelton.
  3. Wil Myers 2018 Outlook

    I was visiting SD a few weeks ago and saw Wil getting absolutely s**tfaced in a Gaslamp bar with a honey by his side. The funny thing is, in SD, he could be a college student because absolutely no one cares about the team or knows who the players are.
  4. Gary Sanchez 2018 Outlook

    He's a DH IMO. He doesn't really seem like the same caliber of athlete as guys like Joe Mauer or Carlos Santana, who transitioned to 1B from C very well defensively. I just don't see this guy as a long-term catcher at all.
  5. Gary Sanchez 2018 Outlook

    Does Sanchez look like he wants to play catcher? I've seen several plays over the last couple seasons where he clearly doesn't give a s**t. I'm honestly surprised that any player who can swing it pretty well wants to play catcher. It absolutely kills your knees and body overall. He may be putting in the effort in terms of behind the scenes work, I have no idea, but, on the field, he doesn't project the vibe of a guy who's into playing catcher.
  6. Gary Sanchez 2018 Outlook

    Sanchez is a much more talented hitter than Montero. The problem with Sanchez is that he clearly doesn't enjoy playing catcher, it's obvious when you watch him. That's a position where you have to enjoy it, are willing to sacrifice some offense to do it, etc. I don't blame Sanchez, as playing catcher would really suck. Also, the days of guys putting up big offensive numbers behind the plate are over as PEDs have been weaned out. Catcher is a wasteland in fantasy now. If you're a catcher, it's the one position where offense takes a backseat to defense, and it seems like he doesn't really enjoy that. Just my observation from watching him.
  7. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    Anyone else read STL's new manager's name as Mike Shidt at first glance?
  8. Snell should be pissed. This game depends literally on half-season of performance and can affect you the rest of your life in terms of marketing, legacy, etc. Snell could be signing autographs in 20-30 years or doing a speaking gig and could throw out "All-Star" in there. Don't pretend that any guy on this board would be cool with ripping it up for a half and not making the ASG because of ridiculous rules and because a catcher on the godawful 120-loss Royals who has been hovering with sub-.500 OPSs for the last two months needs to make it.
  9. No one really cares about this game, at least I haven't met anyone who does, but when a game that is supposed to reward supposed excellence gives a slot to Salvador Perez, whose OPS is creeping toward the .500s, and rejects Blake Snell, who is having a Cy Young-caliber season, then that makes it even more of a joke.
  10. Buster Posey 2018 Outlook

    I detest HOF arguments, can't think of anything less interesting, except maybe going to an insurance seminar. But, if you believe Posey is tracking as a Hall of Famer, then Joe Mauer would also logically be a Hall of Famer. I've only heard Mauer be ridiculed as a punch and judy in recent years and his career WAR is currently 14 points higher than Posey's, according to BB Ref. If Posey moves to 1B, then his career will wind down in a similar fashion to Mauer's in all probability.
  11. Baltimore Orioles 2018 Outlook

    I've never seen two teams as bad as Baltimore and Kansas City in the same season in any sport. Both these teams are pacing for close to 120 losses. This is like two teams threatening to go 0-16 or two teams in the NBA threatening to win about ten games. These two teams dueling for most losses, especially as they'll likely trade away some of their best players, is one of the more fun story lines of the season.
  12. Whit Merrifield 2018 Outlook

    The Royals are throwing out the lowest OBP lineup I've ever seen. Merrifield is the only guy over .350. It's hard to put out a lineup that bad at the MLB level. Counting stats will be awful the rest of the year. I'd love the Royals to deal this guy because he's a nice player and they won't be competitive anytime soon.
  13. Charlie Blackmon 2018 Outlook

    BB Ref must be really crushing him on his D because he's 0.9 on Fangraphs.
  14. Hanley Ramirez 2018 Outlook

    True. Hurd was an undrafted free agent in 2006 who became a special teamer who then signed a 3 year contract with Chicago in 2011 with a first year base salary of slightly north of $550,000. I'm guessing Hurd's career earnings prior to 2011 were somewhere in the range of $2.5-3 million before taxes. Obviously, a good chunk of change and there's no telling what his financial acumen was like (not good, I'm guessing), but his situation was far different than Hanley Ramirez's. If Hurd made some bad decisions and lived extravagantly, he could have easily been in a poor financial situation that lead to his involvement in a drug ring. Don't forget that Hurd was caught up in that during the lockout, so I'm guessing he didn't make wise financial decisions and was looking for income in case the lockout was prolonged. Hanley has made, according to what I could find, a total of $159,288,000 before taxes just playing baseball. And that's not to mention that he's probably made quite a bit from endorsements and personal appearances considering he was a marquee player for a 6 or 7 year period. His decision to involve himself in something like this is so much more inexplicable than Sam Hurd's, particularly in light of the fact baseball careers last so much longer and the money is guaranteed.
  15. 6/9 - GAME DAY THREAD

    It's funny, I caught the last few innings of Felix's last start. They showed him in the dugout, without a hat on. If someone who knew nothing about baseball were asked if he were an MLB pitcher or a guy coming off a two week bender, I'm sure that person would choose the latter.