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  1. Loaisiga would be the more likely candidate to shift to the bullpen IMO. If German doesn't stay in the rotation he'll be on the AAA shuttle bus for starts when needed.
  2. Definitely some concerning numbers coming out of spring for Skaggs. Have to hope it's a matter of his mechanics coming together.
  3. Particularly when the Severino and Hicks extensions have shown that they can lock up core players for pretty reasonable sums. So the whole saving pennies to keep the kids excuse also doesn't really fly.
  4. I think it's probably worth bearing in mind that even if he doesn't win the 1b spot with NYY, it's not like he's going to be taken out back and shot. He and Voit both have minor league options and Bird specifically could walk into playing time if he were dealt.
  5. I got the digital version of Baseball Forecaster this year. I'm probably being dumb but I can't work out how to tell what "page number " I'm on to access the March update from the Baseball HQ website.
  6. I can't remember anyone out that long for a "calf strain." Yeesh.
  7. Not only is Baltimore's current team terrible but their entire organization is on the ropes. Such a shame because I think their stadium is one of the best in baseball.
  8. Eh, I disagree that it signals a change. They still have Adams, Loaisiga, and a bunch of younger guys too, all who could step up as early as next year. They traded one kind of risk for another I suppose, but from a position of strength. Paxton is the right kind of risk to take on for where they're at.
  9. Paxton has shown he can dominate major league lineups. Sheffield hasn't, and might never. That's the definition of a prospect.
  10. Sanchez has opted to under go a left shoulder debridement. Apparently it's been bothering him for a couple years. Reports are that he will be ready for Opening Day, according to Cashman. I would speculate this rules out any of the trade rumors floating around. Anecdotally I had a medial epicondyle debridement on my elbow several years ago. Mine was an open surgery (not arthroscopic). They basically detached the tendon, cleaned up the ragged edges and scar tissue, and reattached it to the bone. I imagine for Gary it will be arthroscopic but basically still just a cleanup op.
  11. I don't know if fans just see him as the next Jesus Montero or what, but I don't get it. He had a lost year, it happens. You got a taste in the postseason of what he's capable of giving you for years to come.
  12. Just saw a report that the Yankees are also "lukewarm" on Machado, in part because of his playoff antics.
  13. I suppose your predicted chain of events coming to pass. I think Corbin + Machado is more likely than Goldschmidt + big name SP trade.