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  1. Boston Red Sox 2018 Outlook

    Fun to watch. Looks like they have a real shot to match/beat the historic ‘84 Tigers, who started 35-5. That team ended up winning 104 & won the World Series. Really appreciate the historic dominance we’re seeing here and as @shakestreet mentions, they’re not just outhitting everyone. They’re strong everywhere. Oh...and Bogaerts is getting ready to return 😳
  2. J.A. Happ 2018 Outlook

    Right on cue. A deeper dive into the elevated K-rate.
  3. 4/19 - GAME DAY THREAD

    1) They were up 10-1 in the 8th 2) Do some of you guys really not have twitter still? Am amazed at how many come here and ask questions where a simple search on twitter gives the answer instantaneously.
  4. Xander Bogaerts 2018 Outlook

    Reading some tweets (and tea leaves) sounds like they may keep him out through TOR series (bad turf) and he’ll possibly return to action April 27, home v. TB. That’s a Friday for weekly leaguers.
  5. Teoscar Hernandez 2018 Outlook

    Agree with you. My guess is he read Waiver Wired. This speculation from DJ Short: What to do with Teoscar Hernandez? That’s what the Blue Jays are asking themselves right now after the 25-year-old finished a double short of the cycle in Wednesday’s blowout win over the Royals. He’s now 8-for-19 (.421) with one homer, one triple, three doubles, six RBI, one steal, and four runs scored through four games since his call-up. Sounds like a no-brainer pickup in mixed fantasy leagues, right? Well, it's complicated. With Kendrys Morales due to come off the disabled list on Friday, the Blue Jays are about to find themselves in the same situation they were in toward the end of spring training. There just might not be a spot for Hernandez to receive regular at-bats. Kevin Pillar obviously isn’t going anywhere while Curtis Granderson and Steve Pearce have formed an effective platoon in left field. Supplanting the scuffling Randal Grichuk could eventually happen, but we’re probably not at that point yet. Grichuk is out of options, so there’s incentive to take a long look at him rather than give up after 17 games. It’s true that Hernandez has posted some promising numbers since coming over from the Astros in the Francisco Liriano deal last summer, but he’s also struck out in 35.7 percent of his plate appearances. Let’s not pretend that he doesn’t have his share of flaws. I’d love to see him stick around, but would it benefit him to see sporadic at-bats in the majors? Speculate if you must -- he's still out there in 79 percent of Yahoo leagues -- but just be prepared for a possible return trip to the minors, as frustrating as that might be.
  6. Rate this Trade - WHIR

    Looks like someone laid the pipe, and it wasn’t you. Sick of Story, so you went and got DeJong and his 43% K rate? And I want no part of Wade Davis in Coors in the summer. I think you’re going to really regret making this trade.
  7. Mar/April Closer Thread 2018

    But you just did.
  8. J.A. Happ 2018 Outlook

    Over the last few years he’s like a 3.35 ERA/1.24 WHIP type pitcher, even if he drops back down to 8.50 K/9. An extremely useful pitcher. Might just sit him @NYY, @BOS, etc. He’s a great back end of the rotation type SP. Love owning him. Always get him extremely late and he just produces.
  9. 4/18 - GAMEDAY THREAD

    Eddie Murphy reference (I hope)? Nice!
  10. Teoscar Hernandez 2018 Outlook

    Dude has been awesome. Some chatter on twitter from TOR writers that there’s still some question about playing time once Kendrys is back. He’s making their decision hard.
  11. Matt Davidson 2018 Outlook

    One thing of note (SSS ALERT!)— Davidson has 9 hits so far. 5 of them are HRs. He’s currently hitting .200 with a .190 BABIP. If he has just two more hits fall, his BABIP would sit at .285, which is what it was last year, and his BA would be .244. I still like the drop in K rate, the increase in BB rate, and am not yet off the train.
  12. 4/18 - GAMEDAY THREAD

    China Dahl also just came off the DL in the minors. He’d likely strain a hammy walking to the phone to take the call.
  13. Mar/April Closer Thread 2018

    Except if it’s a committee based on handedness of bat, the odds favor Giles getting more opportunities over the course of the season. No shares in any, but I think Giles is a great buy low right now if you have a panicked owner.