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  1. Josh Donaldson 2018 Outlook

    With his upcoming FA value nearly being entirely tanked, wondering if Donaldson and his agent are hoping, perhaps in part, that he isn't traded (as unlikely as it may be) so that he would at least have a QO to fall back on (Jays would, in all likelihood, still offer up a QO to him).
  2. Avisail Garcia 2018 Outlook

    And takes his first BB of the season to boot!
  3. Vent & Rant Thread 2018

    Lovely Sunday afternoon so far. Thank goodness for Springer of rain.
  4. June Closer Thread 2018

    Not happening. Yankees have realistic WS aspirations, Betances can become unreliable at the snap of a finger (remember last year's playoffs, among other instances?), Kahnle is in the minors and may not become effective at all if/when he is recalled and Green doesn't have closing experience and is excelling in the role he is currently in. Robertson would be next in line if something happens to Chapman and that's how it's going to be the rest of the way. That would be the reason for a stash, not because of him being moved.
  5. May Closer Thread 2018

    Jays up 6-3 over the Phillies. - Oh in the 7th - Clippard warming up for the 8th *Loup may come in to face Odubel and maybe to turn Santana around Loup not warming up; inning is all Clippard's. - Tepera likely to get the save opp if this lead holds
  6. Has started seven consecutive games since his call up and has made the most of it. - .389 BA, .478 OBP, 2 R, 7 H, 0 HR, 6 RBI, 2 SB A quick glance at his minor league career log shows excellent OBP every year and makes frequent contact (doesn't K all too much) which all bodes well for his speedster specialty skill set. In Houston's loaded lineup, he'll likely always be slotted towards the bottom of the order. He is a left-handed bat, so question may remain if he would sit against southpaws if he struggles at all at the major league level against lefties, especially since the Astros have a lot of OF depth that would want/need at bats when they're all healthy (Reddick, Fisher currently hurt). Thus, the bigger overarching question is what his playing time will look like if he keeps up his excellent play when the OF becomes healthy. Can it be Reddick/Kemp/Springer? Marwin can still float in between in the IF/OF, but then Fisher and eventually Tucker still lurks (bye bye Marisnick, finally!). https://www.baseball-reference.com/register/player.fcgi?id=kemp--000ton
  7. May Closer Thread 2018

    Yep, makes total sense to me. Especially for a closer that has command issues, better to ensure that he works out any kinks before the ninth so that the Brewers can have a chance to rally in the ninth rather than just losing the game outright directly due to a blown save. If Counsell feels good about Knebel with these two back-to-back outings, I'd surmise Knebel may see a save opp as early as this weekend as I'd guess that he will be unavailable tomorrow (having already pitched Wed + Thurs). Doubt they'd trot him out for three consecutive games right off of the injury.
  8. May Closer Thread 2018

    Giles gets it done. 1H, 0BB, 1K
  9. May Closer Thread 2018

    Houston's situation for those interested: Astros up 4-2 over the A's since the 6th: - Peacock 6th + 7th spotless - Devenski 8th spotless - Giles now in the 9th ... let's see what happens ....
  10. One spot available for me to slot in one of these relievers: - Devenski > healthy, may or may not get save opps - Norris > day to day, likely still be the closer upon return for the time being - Knebel > looks good in rehab, should return "later this week" from what I've been reading Thanks!
  11. May Closer Thread 2018

    For the love of all things sane, can the Stros just go old school and just leave the ball in Devenski's capable hands to close out games from hereon in? By old school, I mean just a set in stone 9th inning closer and be done with it. None of this matchups business.
  12. Nelson Cruz 2018 Outlook

    Worth mentioning that he may not have OF eligibility in leagues this season. Only played 5 games out there last season. DH spot only.
  13. Baseball America 2018 Top 100

    - Bo Bichette #8 >> wow, what a quantum leap from last season! - Mickey Moniak >> 2016 1st overall pick ... not even ranked. - Brendan Rodgers #22 >> what a drop from last season! Not saying any of the above are or aren't accurate. They're just the most notable things that jumped out to me.
  14. Minnesota vs. New Orleans Divisional Game

    Ruth, Gehrig, Dimaggio, Mantle, .... Costanza? Brady, .... Keenum, Foles, Bortles??? wowza!
  15. Bortles - 12/23 > 87 yds passing - 10 carries > 88 yds rushing