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  1. Brandon Nimmo 2018 Outlook

    Compared to a 30+ YO with plantar fasciitis and Conforto who is on the same schedule, but has performed far worse this season? Probably should give one of those two another day off maybe... But I did underscore how many consecutive games he's lead-off now. So a days rest isn't that big of a deal I suppose, especially with a double header tomorrow. If they bench him v. Fried (L) tomorrow Ill be more annoyed.
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  3. VOTE: PART TWO of JoseRam for Paxton/Donaldson

    So it's just a foregone conclusion that the entirety of Donaldson's problems are... flukes? Not saying I don't expect him to turn it aorund, but he's not unlucky-- he's playing bad. Really bad.
  4. Brandon Nimmo 2018 Outlook

    Incompetency at the absolute unbelievable max.
  5. Hanley Ramirez 2018 Outlook

    I'm confused.. .but just by the fact that those seem like two separate statements... But in terms of DFA'n Desmond on his contract, how many players have been DFA'd while being owed 40 Million and also only appeared in 144 Games and 561 PAs. I don't think they're giving Desmond that short of a leash. If they do then they definitely should've never signed that contract in the first place.
  6. Hanley Ramirez 2018 Outlook

    They have to unless they just wanna eat the remaining 40 million that has nothing to do with his 2018 payout.
  7. Brandon Nimmo 2018 Outlook

    He's been getting a lot of love for his attitude, which is always something I love to hear. In particular, I've heard a lot about hustle, but from what I've seen I give him a lot of credit for how he handled the demotion in particular. To do that well, get sent down, get brought back-up and not used... I mean fantasy owners belly-aching would or should have paled in comparison to how he felt himself.
  8. 5/26 - GAME DAY THREAD

    Yo this Brandon Nimmo guy...
  9. Brandon Nimmo 2018 Outlook

  10. Zach Zenner 2018 Season Outlook

    I'll cop to the fact that the first time I watched Washington play I was like "Damn, this dudes big and runs really well in the open field... size... speed." Then I watched him play a bit more... and it just becomes obvious that he's just not a good RB. It's a Tarzan/Jane thing. Doesn't breakthru the tackles you'd expect based on size or carry the contact. Doesn't seem to have a strong base or balance. Doesn't seem to have a great eye or, particularly, that "get small" ability so to speak to fit yourself into that hole at the right speed. I couldn't believe they kept letting him have chances when he kpet just getting stuffed. That's why this thread is so intriguing. I'm not in any league deep enough to draft Zenner, but I do think the argument that he hasn't gotten his shot is pretty legitimate. I just don't necessarily know that he will get it, either.
  11. Hanley Ramirez 2018 Outlook

    I'm not saying I even think they should make the move. Just that (keeping Sano in mind at 3rd) I do think between their 1B/DH combo of Mauer and Morrison, there aren't too many more teams putting out worse. Not even saying their terrible players, but most teams get more offensive value out of those two spots than that.
  12. 2018 Rookie Draft Discussion

    I agree with this. Don't think Walton does much this year, especially because they have one more year of Gio, but if they do something crazy like get rid of Gio (not that that's *crazy*) I will toss some dollars towards Walton even in some redraft leagues.
  13. Zach Zenner 2018 Season Outlook

    Yeah bruh but Dwayne Washington's body. (/s)
  14. Dansby Swanson 2018 Outlook

    He has, but overall I have a hard time seeing it. His batted ball profile is still very similar to last year. His BABIP is very high. His K/BB is very poor... I like him because I don't think the price is high and could potentially still be on smoe post-DL wires, but I'm not becoming more optimistic based on his returns this year.
  15. Matt Olson 2018 Outlook

    I feel like dropping is a little extreme for a player who really isn't doing that bad. Not saying he's great, but you can stomach 20-25 HRs and a .243 BA (close to current pace) in a lot of formats, and that's not giving him any turn around for the ROS. I was VERY out on Olson at the beginning of the year, but quite honestly I don't know how my profile could've been more wrong when you really break it down. I expected him to have a lot of fly-balls, but a bad BABIP and a bad Batted Ball profile. From the start of the yaer he's impressed me with his batted ball profile. He's using the opposite field more than I expected, hitting far more LDs, hitting far fewer Pop-Ups, etc. His BABIP is high, but sustainably high to me based on this batted ball profile. What hasn't been there is the power. When it comes down to it, he still K's a lot, but with the kind of contact he's had this year I've actually grown more optimistic about long term success, and I think he posts a better HR/FB than his current 14.3%.