Lonny Baxter

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  1. Being DFAed by three teams and released by another team means that he was not good enough to be on either the 25 man or 40 man roster of four teams and those teams did not find their was enough value to trade him. In one case, the Twins were able to trade him to the Rays for a player to be named later or cash. The Marlins claims him off waivers from the Rays. The Padres claims him off waivers from the Marlins and the Padres released him in the off season. There is a difference between DFing and releasing but in terms of value for someone making close to the major league minimum, it is only a small difference in value. You seem to think that because Arcia has had a nice year in AAA in a hitters park, his value has significantly increased. It is not reality to think that Arica could have been a centerpiece for a trade for a pitcher like Gray or Fulmer. Is the same true for Christian Walker who was DFAed by three teams in 2017 and is having also a big year in Reno? If you are right, Arcia should either go into 2018 on the Diamondbacks 40 man roster and with a starting job for the Diamondbacks or fetch a nice return in a trade. If everyone else is right, Arcia will be fighting for a MLB job.
  2. I don't agree with you but fine. Earlier in the thread you were saying Arcia could be a centerpiece in a trade for Gray or Fulmer which is not close to reality. BTW if you don't think Reno is an extreme hitters park, check out Arcia's teammate Christian Walker numbers. This is Walker's third full year in AAA and first year in Reno. After two average years in Norfolk, he is crushing in Reno this year.
  3. To clarify Arcia was removed from either the 25 to 40 rosters of four teams in 2016 (Twins, Ray, Marlins and Padres). He is not on Arizona's 40 man roster. I am not arguing that if he was given a chance to play every day he might put up decent number. I am arguing that he has very little value. I used Pedro Alvarez as as example. Going into this offseason, he was a free agent coming off two production offensive years and could not get a MLB contract. Tyler O'Neill is a top prospect that was just traded straight up for Marco Gonzales The reason is that in this era of record setting homers and launch angles, there is plenty of good hit poor fielders. Pitching is in demand.
  4. I think you are way off on Arcia's value. He was released three times last year. Putting up big number in a sandbox in Reno does not do much to change his value. There is a trend in baseball where good hit, poor fielding players are not in demand. See the JD Martinez trade. See Pedro Alvarez not getting an MLB job after posting a 826 OPS last year. LOL at Arcia being a centerpiece for a trade for Gray or Fulmer.
  5. Unless they have another injury, he is just keeping the spot warm until Soler is ready.
  6. He has not played at all in spring training, there is no question that Kipnis is going to start put on the DL.
  7. He sucks in homers, rbis and OPS if that is a category. Hamilton should be batting lead off and get runs. He seems to had made strides as a hitter and should at least not hurt your team in batting average or OBP. A concern is nagging injuries that caused him to play in less than 120 games the last two years.
  8. Year. I think next March there is going to be a lot of stories regarding how bad the shoulder of was and that it is now 100%.
  9. Orioles fan. Trumbo and Alvarez are free agents. There is some chance that Mancini could be the DH next year, but my guess is they sign a cheap DH type next February or March. Mancini tailed off towards the end of the year.
  10. I don't think it would impact arbitration or free agency unless he spends additional time in the minor leagues after this season. Even if he was brought up on August 1st, it would not be possible to be super two so he would not be eligible for arbitration until after the 2019 season at the earliest and eligible for free agency until after the 2022 season at the earliest.
  11. What does having Renfroe in the majors for a week and a half accomplish? Given his productivity in AAA this year, he should have been given a two month audition. He will be 25 before next season starts. Instead the Padres would rather sign Oswaldo Arcia who has been released by three teams this year.
  12. Next season I can keep Corey Seager in the 2nd round, Story in the 13th round or Turner in the 20th round. Today I made up my kind to keep Turner. I think he has 20 homer, 50 sb potential for next season. The power is a big surprise.
  13. Saturday will be 9 weeks since he sprained his ankle.
  14. He got hurt on July 2nd. Yesterday was exactly six weeks. September will be over eight weeks.
  15. Ubaldo being on paternity leave is apparently delaying the trade. It will be interesting how much Upton runs with the Orioles. The Orioles don't run at all (13 SBs for the entire team).