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  1. Agree 100% -- he's going to blow his arm out quickly. No one should be throwing that hard unless your name is Aroldis Chapman and you've proven your durability. Fine to have on your minor league roster as a lottery ticket, but I stay away from young "aces" for the most part.
  2. Like I said. Chill. Today's line: 7 IP 4H 1 BB 1 ER 6 Ks 106 pitches (70 strikes)
  3. Today's line: 5 IP 5H 5Ks 2BB 2 ER
  4. I don't understand this negativity. Chill. He's still the best arm in the minors. He'll iron it out.
  5. Surprisingly quiet on the Cespedes front, even after the Heyward signing. Any guesses where he ends up?
  6. Knocked around a little. Welcome to AAA, kid!
  7. I've become conditioned to assume that a kid with this kind of profile is going down hard at some point.
  8. 2 homers, 4 RBIs tonight.
  9. Dude is just toying with them now.
  10. Ironically, he wasn't doing badly at all when he hung up the mask. Just a couple passed balls and nabbed several base stealers, and was hitting the tar out of the ball. And then he decided he was no longer a catcher, but really felt like an outfielder. He's the first trans-positional ballplayer. Hopefully he can go into ST with a clean slate and make a case for 2016.
  11. I'm really surprised he wasn't moved at the deadline. Of course, teams generally don't want to deal with minor leaguers who think they can just decide they've retired from playing a position the team was working hard to get him back up to speed. Whether or not he would eventually end up in the outfield anyway, he burned some bridges, I think. I don't know if they question his heart/makeup, but he's going to be in Purgatory for a little while.
  12. Anyone else see this guy passing for a young Randy Quaid? Nickname, "Cousin Eddie"
  13. Another HR and 2 RBI tonight. Hasn't skipped a beat leaving Lancaster.
  14. I don't see DeLeon coming up this year. He's giving up the long ball at Tulsa -- unexpectedly worse in that regard as opposed to playing at Rancho -- and the walks give me pause. I imagine he's going to make adjustments -- the strikeouts are still there -- but there's no doubt AA hitters are getting some serious contact when they force him to come at them with the fastball. I'm also a little leery about this whole "hide the ball" motion. Is that the real source of his effectiveness? I'm starting to think there's a Mat Latos comp here. Lots of potential, similar repertoires. But not a slam-dunk.
  15. People can talk about Lancaster all they want. It's that K/BB ratio that really stands out. It's called pitch recognition, and that's a gift. You can make up for a longer swing by reacting quicker to the release. We'll get a good idea at Corpus Christi if he's the real deal. There's no one really in his way, unless Singleton finally puts it together. And if that happens, he can DH.