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  1. Kyle Seager 2018 Outlook

    I've owned him multiple times the last few years when he was ... solid, and he always came up empty in the playoffs for me so I'm not sure about this. Some guys do seems to always own the weak competition (Buxton, Votto come to mind), but not this guy.
  2. Jakob Junis 2018 Outlook

    Yeah skip that one. But the schedule shapes up as follows for standard leagues Last week regular season: @Clev, @Min 1st week playoffs: MIN 2nd week playoffs: @pit championship: @cin, CLEV (but a long sinced clinched cleveland)
  3. Jakob Junis 2018 Outlook

    Well that was fun. Lets up two runs and they still allow him to complete the game. You dont see that much anymore. Junis has been hot lately, maybe what a lot of us thought we were getting before the disastrous middle portion of the season
  4. Justin Upton 2018 Outlook

    The word five days ago was return when eligible. Zero updates since but it’s not a particularly interesting injury so not much is changing I don’t think
  5. Chris Sale 2018 Outlook

    Would you call it a data point, or the GM literally saying he’s resting for the playoffs? skip a start or two, sure. You really need to take two months off? Really happy I traded for him August 1st
  6. Eric Hosmer 2018 Outlook

    All of that being true, he sure would be a lovely player to own in Coors...
  7. Carlos Martinez 2018 Outlook

    100% true. Andrew Miller is historically good. Add to this that Carlos Martinez is notoriously not sharp in the first inning of his games. The past few years his K:BB was sub-2 in inning #1. Even in last year (his best year), his ERA was north of 5.00. With no time to settle down, one could easily see his RP experiment being a rocky road. Certainly its easier to imagine that then that he becomes Andrew Miller (or any super reliever)
  8. Kevin Gausman 2018 Outlook

    Probably bumped to Saturday with today's rainout. I'm very optimistic, as literally everything improves for KG with this trade 1) out of AL East. No more Boston, no more Bronx Bombers, etc. 2) into the NL: facing pitchers 3) out of Camden Yards, a hitters haven 4) huge improvement in defense (as other mentioned, Orioles are the worst) 5) huge improvement in coaching (if not for the Braves being good, then for the O's being dreadful . Recall Arrieta said its impossible for a pitcher to succeed in that organization)
  9. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    I just don’t buy that. Teams don’t keep players down in the minors for tradition. If it were true that teenagers could routinely come up and dominate due to some advantage, it would be happening. The CBA has nothing to do with it. You want the clock to start whenever they are useful so if teenagers were useful, teams would already be recalling them at that age. But they aren’t because most of the rare teenagers recalled struggle so young in MLB (see Trout)
  10. Juan Soto 2018 Outlook

    Yeah but teenagers are off the scale, whether it’s today or the 90s or the 50s. It’s just exceptionally unusual for a teenager to hold their own (much less thrive as one of the best players in the league)
  11. Mookie Betts 2018 Outlook

    What exactly is the reason they don’t just suspend the game and start from the point they left off? I never understood this rule of wiping the stats
  12. Mookie Betts 2018 Outlook

    Damn did we just get a three run homer wiped off the board? That sucks
  13. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    Kind of made me wonder: what is the worst D you’ve seen at the big league level? Hanley in the outfield? The worst spell I saw i was Nick Hundley move to the outfield.
  14. Garrett Hampson 2018 Outlook

    Better hope he does something today because it could be easy to get in a bit of an early slide facing Greinke=G. Cole-Morton next
  15. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    And you didn't even account for how many games the opposition has missed from him tripping /getting tangled with them at first base.