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  1. Forrest Whitley - RHP HOU

    Hooked on phonics. Your post was about the suspension not impacting his ETA. Soooo, you are then completely disregarding your earlier post 'they almost called him up last September'. I think for most that would signal that going into the spring they would be looking at him to fill a role in case of an injury, or if he was dominating and the team was in need to bring him up for a look at some point during the season. Acknowledging he may be up mid-summer DOES potentially impact his ETA given what's already been discussed. Again, no impact on Whitley not being a stud or on his ceiling or anything else.
  2. Forrest Whitley - RHP HOU

    Actually, rather than extremely unlikely it most probably does affect his ETA. If he had pitched well in camp and dominated his first few minor league starts, there may have been some momentum to bring him up. He's not facing competition for essentially 2.5 months of the season. I would think this absolutely potentially changes his ETA. I don't think it will impact his overall upside though.
  3. Forrest Whitley - RHP HOU

    Say it ain't so, Joe!
  4. Jonathan Lucroy 2018 Outlook

    I think they were pretty happy from what they got from Flowers and Suzuki last year. I'm not saying it's right, but I don't believe they are going to sign him.
  5. Mike Moustakas 2018 Outlook

    It's been all but silence on Mouse. Not even sure what his asking price was going into the off-season. If I were him, I would be looking at only a 2 year deal so I can get signed and also be available the year after the next big FA market next off-season and try and prime myself by staying healthy and putting up good numbers in the meantime.
  6. Miguel Andujar - 3B Yankees

    Drury on his way to Yanks, so unfortunately Andujar now seems blocked for playing time.
  7. Aaron Hicks 2018 Season Outlook

    I would like him even more if they can somehow get rid of Ellsbury. Hicks made some improvements last year. He does have 20-20 upside, imo, especially in that park.
  8. J.D. Martinez 2018 Outlook

    Parks are better, but so is pitching. That Jays rotation looks pretty good, and while NY's rotation seems average, they only need to get to the 6th inning. In all, I just don't see Martinez having a better season than last year. I think we would all take a similar season.
  9. J.D. Martinez 2018 Outlook

    No, that was pre-humidor so it's a good point for a comparison of which park would have been better, because the humidor would have also likely reduced his HRs. It's much better in Boston then some other parks, but JD's spray chart shows a lot of balls to CF and RCF, which Fenway does supress that's all. Something to keep in mind. I'm not expecting a huge reduction, but I'm not seeing him increasing his totals either. I'm not sure the lineup is all that better in Boston either.
  10. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    That's essentially Encarnacion's contract, so that would make some sense in a couple years.
  11. J.D. Martinez 2018 Outlook

    Actually not really at all. I think it was Fangraphs that showed his HR totals will go down in Boston because he hits a lot of HRs to CF and RCF, which Fenway supresses.
  12. 2017-2018 Off-season and Hot Stove Thread

    More of the same on JD Martinez and the Red Sox. They are standing pat, apparently, on their offer. I hope they pass on him. IF so, what's his market value? It's not like Boras would have any leverage left. Oh wait, his old creation of the 'mystery' team! F-off Boras and Martinez, you deserve one another.
  13. Miguel Cabrera 2018 Outlook

    Agree. It's higher risk/reward in the 60's. I likely wouldn't reach either, but if someone does and he has a big year again, I gladly tip my cap to them for taking the chance.
  14. Miguel Cabrera 2018 Outlook

    I agree with BBT and also no Upton this year. Outside of KC and TBay, I'd say the Tigers are definitely bottom tier offensively in the AL. Only saving grace, Miggy will face a lot of KC, White Sox and Twins pitching. Again, I think Miggy will rise in the ADP rankings if he shows signs of life in spring. He seems like he's lost quite a bit of weight and I don't think you will find a more intense competitor and someone who will look to disprove those people saying he is done.
  15. Vince Velasquez 2018 Outlook

    I like this idea too. Worked wonders for Brandon Morrow.