Dark One

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  1. Ronald Acuna - OF ATL

    It's not a bad situation at all, they were able to shed themselves of Kemp. He's not blocked, he's simply working through some early season struggles which gives the organization the ability to save face for a little while in terms of "See? Starting him in AAA had nothing to do with gaining an extra year of team control or we would have called him up on April 13th", when in fact it had everything to do with it and was likely the only reason. The early season struggles fit into the organization's narrative perfectly as it will be tougher for Acuna to go the Kris Bryant/Maikel Franco sue the team route. I'd be willing to bet that as soon as he goes on a hot streak, he's up, possibly even sooner if he has a monster game.
  2. Dinelson Lamet 2018 Outlook

    Had a feeling this was where it was headed the whole time given the secrecy of the MRI results. At least he's an easy drop now for folks in non-keeper leagues.
  3. Shohei Ohtani 2018 Outlook

    Two things - first, on a normal rotation they would likely shut him down sooner on an innings cap, so a six man rotation at least gives you a chance to possibly have him available late in the season. Second - if he pitches on a Monday there's still a decent chance you'll get two starts from him in that week, even if the A's have an off day that week. Pitching on Monday and then the following Sunday would still keep him on his normal schedule.
  4. Dinelson Lamet 2018 Outlook

    What do they have to gain by refusing to divulge the extent of his injury? Ticket buyers? That organization is as shady as it gets, which is unfortunate given the prowess of their scouting system.
  5. Ryan McMahon 2018 Outlook

    Absolutely unreal to bring him up not even to platoon, but to ride the bench. Desmond's at 1B again and he's 3 for 22 off of Greinke in his career with no walks and 7 K's, so they can't even use his record against Greinke as an excuse.
  6. Ryan McMahon 2018 Outlook

    Straight platoon - benched against a lefty again. He hit over .300 against LHP last season so I'd personally give him a chance to be the everyday 1B before reverting to the platoon and simply use Parra/Desmond as the platoon combo. Don't call him up to stunt his development.
  7. Anyone know if Lillard will be available Friday yet? I haven't been able to find anything. I would assume if his wife is still in labor this could drag on a bit.
  8. Ryan McMahon 2018 Outlook

    This was my thought as well - if he's a platoon bat he would at least be on the right side of the platoon, but he hit .304 against LHP last season, so if you're going to keep him up, let him develop as an everyday player and platoon Desmond/Parra in LF. Don't worry about Desmond's salary - admit it was a mistake and reduce his playing time.
  9. Ryan McMahon 2018 Outlook

    May as well re-post this from the MiLB forum: Odd that they sent down David Dahl but kept McMahon up if the intent is to send him down as well. I keep reading that with the Cargo signing they're likely to go with Desmond and his bust of a contract at 1B with Parra in LF; however, I'm also seeing speculation (at Roster Resource in particular) that McMahon takes the job. Anyone have any further insight into this?
  10. Ryan McMahon - 3B COL

    Odd that they sent down David Dahl but kept McMahon up if the intent is to send him down as well. I keep reading that with the Cargo signing they're likely to go with Desmond and his bust of a contract at 1B with Parra in LF; however, I'm also seeing speculation (at Roster Resource in particular) that McMahon takes the job. Anyone have any further insight into this?
  11. Eloy Jimenez - OF CWS

    I think only if he absolutely mashes does he come up earlier than September. The organization has absolutely no reason to rush him. As others have suggested, keep him on the watch list and keep checking for updates. No need to clog up your roster unless you have an available NA slot or equivalent.
  12. Nick Senzel- 3B Reds

    I think Senzel playing at 2B to begin the year speaks volumes in terms of his time frame being elevated. The organization seems to be immediately addressing the "blocked by Suarez" issue. If the organization only anticipated Senzel getting a September cup of coffee, I'd imagine they wouldn't be in a hurry to prep him at other positions.
  13. The reason new members can't start threads in this section is to prevent precisely what you're doing here - asking for advice before showing you can contribute to the community first. This thread is stickied to the top of the forum page for a reason:
  14. Vetoable Trade???

    I am so sick of the "unless there's collusion" argument for not vetoing. How do you define collusion? If a rule in the league is that you can't veto unless there's collusion, then I want collusion defined before agreeing to play in it. Otherwise there's far too many grey areas. A trade this unbalanced hurts the rest of the league. I could certainly see a trade like this for something like Vlad Jr./Whitley (clear cut top 10 prospects) to both save salary and get better long term for a manager that feels like they need a rebuild, but this is a straight salary dump of one of the very best players in the game. The second trade is almost as bad as the first. Easy veto.
  15. Definitely Story, you have Gordon (right now Moncada's biggest asset is his speed, so you won't miss it), while Story is focused this year and has already proven what his power upside can be at the MLB level in addition to having the Coors safety net. While both Moncada and Story strike out a ton, Story also fills a need at a premium position in a lineup better positioned to win now.
  16. Shohei Ohtani - Angels

    For what it's worth - Angels GM Billy Eppler denied that report: "That is incorrect," Eppler told MLB.com's Maria Guardado. "We have not laid out plans for anyone at this time." https://www.mlb.com/news/the-latest-on-shohei-ohtanis-roster-status/c-269296128
  17. Gary Harris 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    I want him on the IL list as well, but the blurb says "could" miss 3-4 games and was written before he missed last night's game, so if he misses a total of 3 games he would return for the 03/23 game (a total of 6 days from 03/17 to 03/23). If he misses 4 or more games the earliest he could return would be 03/26, more than 7 days. So "3-4 games" is unfortunately not clear enough for Yahoo to definitely make the change. I'm hoping a subsequent update will clarify further.
  18. Gary Harris 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    Actually, the rule is that if a player is projected to miss 7+ days they get the IL tag. "At least 3-4 games" unfortunately is still too vague for them to give him the designation I guess. Extremely frustrating when each playoff matchup is 7 days or less, especially when you're in a keeper league and absolutely cannot drop him. https://help.yahoo.com/kb/fantasy-basketball/sln28136.html
  19. Luis Castillo 2018 Outlook

    Anyone know why he's suddenly listed as day-to-day on Yahoo? I can't find any information.
  20. Gary Harris 2017-2018 Season Outlook

    Precisely, it's all about the MRI - it's all speculation until the results are in.
  21. Already ruled out for his third straight game and still no INJ designation. My understanding is that once an injury due to absence hits 3 straight games the player gets the tag.
  22. A.J. Puk - SP OAK

    Guys, there's no reason to get hung up on taking the whole "maybe once" thing so literally. It's simply someone showing a ton of gushing enthusiasm for the prospect. For the record, the individual quoted from the BA chat last June stated "Lefthanded arms this electric come around maybe once a decade. He’s easy No. 1 in that group, followed by Allard, Keller, Adams, Groome". He's not saying he's better or is going to be better than Kershaw/Madbum/Sale/etc. Obviously Puk still has a ton to prove, the enthusiastic quote is coming from what the evaluator sees in Puk's arm, it's still on Puk to go out there and harness the talent, listen to his coaching staff and ultimately field results. No one, including the evaluator, knows how that's going to play out yet.
  23. Thomas Pannone - TOR SP

    He started out with Cleveland, then was traded to Toronto in the Joe Smith deal. The thread title just hasn't been updated yet.
  24. Heliot Ramos vs Estevan Florial

    Wrong forum. This is the correct one: http://forums.rotoworld.com/forum/23-bench-coach-help-forum/
  25. Luis Robert - OF - CHW

    He's there (in Yahoo)