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  1. Typically, I'm a big believer that bats are worth more than SP and I'd tell you to trade for Freeman. However, those elite Aces are near impossible to find - really there's a few of them... Kershaw, Scherzer, Sale, Sev, Kluber (you can probably even potentially toss Verlander in there). I'd strongly consider holding onto Sale.....
  2. Bumping this back up to the top here I've been offered Jose Berrios for Corey Seager. Reasons why I'd remotely consider: - Limited DL spots & Seager continues to chew up one of them - I have some solid/young middle infielders to keep next year. Altuve, Torres, Albies, Machado. Albeit they are all 2b/3b - not SS. We carry an "infielder" spot. - I really do need a strong SP1-type for the rest of the season while I'm attempting to compete - Totally realize I'm underselling some on Seager long-term I'm trying to trade with the two/three teams who are completely out of contention and would want to take on a season long DL player. Thoughts?
  3. Javier Baez 2018 Outlook

    IF this kid ever learned any sense of the strike zone... watch out! He had an under .300 OBP on 6/19.
  4. Kris Bryant 2018 Outlook

    We've known that for a few days. His shoulder, hand issue all of last year and his concussion this year all have probably contributed to his decline in power. Let's hope this time off gets his bat back in gear down the stretch.
  5. June Closer Thread 2018

    I hope NO ONE honestly believes this.....
  6. Javier Baez 2018 Outlook

    Got absolutely drilled on the elbow tonight & was just taken out of the game....
  7. Eloy Jimenez - OF CWS

    This is the funny part about Sox fans - a VERY large swath of them would rather this happen than watch their own team win (the Cubs losing vs. their very own team winning). It's a very very odd thing that I'll never grasp. Jimenez is going to be a very good player - control of his bat, power and a nice glove.
  8. Michael Kopech - P CHW

    You have to throw strikes in the major leagues, let alone in AAA (newsflash, I know!). Everyone wanted to crown this guy the next great one, but if he doesn't figure out a way to locate pitches, he's never going to be effective on the major league level. Of course that can very much change, but right now (and throughout his MILB career) he's got to learn to throw strikes & just blow people away with it.
  9. I like this deal - Machado is the clear best player in the deal & if you're dealing from surplus in the OF (which I'd imagine you are), it's a no brainer.
  10. Surfacing this back up to the top here - one team has Verlander, Cole & Berrios. Goal here is to move Seager so I don't have to stash him on my DL all season (we have limited DL spots) knowing I have plenty of other options to keep. (Hoskins, Altuve, Machado, Torres, Albies, Soto, Betts, Bellinger, Seager, Kluber, Carlos Martinez). For this season - and trying to win this season. Obviously Verlander and Cole would be a nice return - Berrios fancy anyone?
  11. Shohei Ohtani 2018 Outlook

  12. Anthony Rizzo 2018 Outlook

    Tony Andracki‏ @TonyAndracki23 On April 30, Anthony Rizzo was hitting .149 with a .448 OPS, 1 HR and 9 RBI. He is now hitting .254 with an .808 OPS, 10 HRs and 41 RBI. He's also righted his plate discipline in that time: On April 30, he had 15 Ks to only 4 BBs. Since then, he has 12 Ks vs. 20 BBs. Going back a few pages in this thread is pretty funny stuff!
  13. Giancarlo Stanton 2018 Outlook

    Sammy Sosa moved leagues in 2005 (13 years ago) when he was 37 years old. I'm going to go out on a wild limb and say that in the last 13 years there's been a healthy swing back and forth of talent between leagues. There's not "Much better pitching" in the AL - as Fuzzy noted above, those are the reasons he's struggling.
  14. Cody Bellinger 2018 Outlook

    As a collectively he's hit poorly this season - THAT is my point (along with the sub-par lineup support which was the main commentary I made). Read however you wish into that my friend.
  15. Cody Bellinger 2018 Outlook

    I think you absolutely know what my point is here. 1) Taylor has overall not hit as well as he has last year but has hit better as of late. 2) He (Bellinger) hasn't remotely had the type of support around him that he did last year. Very clear and obvious points and both are facts.