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  1. Justin Verlander 2018 Outlook

    Eh, it's two starts. I don't think it's wise to go with a sky is falling reaction based on everything else we've seen out of him this season.
  2. Bryce Harper 2018 Outlook

    It was going to eventually I think. His season is turning into a tale of two halves, where he languished on a .226 first half BABIP and is surging to the tune of a .453 second half BABIP. Both of those numbers are unsustainable over long periods of time, but for now he's more than making up for the batted balls sent straight into the fielders' gloves earlier this year. I think his end of year numbers will have us questioning why we questioned him in the first place.
  3. Vent & Rant Thread 2018

    That last one's on you. Why would you roster Ken Giles? That's like punching yourself in the face.
  4. Tyler Glasnow 2018 Outlook

    It would be but at this point he's a dynasty league stock. In redrafts he'll go into next season as a post hype sleeper.
  5. Tyler Glasnow 2018 Outlook

    I got him cheap in a trade back in May, pretty much as a throw in. Always been a big believer in his raw stuff and was willing to wait him out.
  6. Tyler Glasnow 2018 Outlook

    Tbf the Rays are out of contention this year. Might as well give him reps against big league competition.
  7. Ryan Borucki 2018 Outlook

    Not everyone has to be a strikeout guy to be effective. He's still developing, but I think the Buerhle comp is apt. He induces ground balls at a nice rate, 46.0%. He hits his spots, walking only 6.0% of batters so far. He also has a very good change-up. https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/ryan-borucki-and-baseballs-newest-plus-pitch/ I'm not claiming he'll become a top line guy. It's too early to say one way or another there. But he can be useful despite his low K totals. At the very least, he can help anchor your ratios. He's not a guy I'd sleep on.
  8. Ryan Borucki 2018 Outlook

    Eight innings and no earned runs against a solid Seattle team. Thinking he could be legit.
  9. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    I have to agree with murray. He's not playing OF. Can't even play first properly; would be a sight to behold in the outfield.
  10. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    Looks like the reverse jinx worked boys.
  11. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    It's a shame it's come to this for him, but he just isn't relevant right now. He's not playing much, and when he is he isn't contributing a whole lot on offense anymore and is still piss-poor on the defensive side. It was great to see a guy who was seemingly a career minor leaguer get the call and mash, but it looks like he's finally come back to earth.
  12. Tyler Glasnow 2018 Outlook

    Whether he's worth adding is league dependent, but keep in mind he was a top tier prospect for a reason. Glasnow has a lot of raw talent; if he ever gets his control issues in check he can be a dangerous pitcher.
  13. 2018 MLB Trade Rumors and Deadline Thread

    Nah, I like having a working liver.
  14. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    There are a lot of guys in both leagues that don't field well and are still in the lineup every day. I don't know what the numbers say, but I'd say the worse you are in the field the better you have to be at the plate if you want to keep your playing time. Also works the other way around. Martinez is at the point where his fielding is so bad that he'd have to be All Star level to stay in the game. At least, that's what it seems the Cardinals think. And with each Cardinal game I see, the more I find myself agreeing with their management on this issue. He's a truly atrocious fielder. Let me put it this way. Jose Martinez is having a worse season on the field than Chris Davis is having at the plate. He costs his team regularly, whether it's making stupid errors, or more often, missing plays that other 1B would at least have a shot at. Hell, half the time he doesn't even go for those plays.
  15. Jose Martinez 2018 Outlook

    A lot of them are guys playing out of their natural position. Hanley and Morse have been brought up. I love my Phillies but Hoskins isn't good in the outfield. Didn't like Schwarber when he first started out there though he's improved. Besides that Sano seemed bad every time I watched him and there's a reason EE is now a DH.