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  1. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    There’s also the possibility that a new CBA could be more player-friendly as a whole but not help the high-end guys as much. The team control/arbitration system keeps a lot of younger players from making anywhere near their market value. If that changes and teams have to pay them more, there might be less to splash on big free agents.
  2. Josh James - SP HOU

    Here's his 2019 outlook thread
  3. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    McNeil hype in here seems a little nuts. He had an 85.2 average exit velocity last year which is well below league average. Statcast gave him a .322 xwOBA compared to his actual .368 wOBA. Steamer projects him to slash 275/328/421. Surprise breakouts at 26 are suspicious even when the statistical indicators are better than that. I like McNeil’s contact skills but he doesn’t hit the ball hard. A 9.7 K rate is awesome but would be hard for anyone to maintain, and I really doubt he keeps hitting so many triples. Not saying the Mets needed to sign Lowrie, McNeil would probably have been sufficient for a utility role, but I’m not seeing a budding star here.
  4. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    Even as a bench bat it’s hard to see where Davis fits with the Mets. They’ve got Frazier and McNeil who can play 3B and Smith and Alonso at 1B. Corner OF is pretty well stocked too especially if Cespedes ever gets healthy. Davis does have an option left so maybe they just plan to stash him at AAA for a while. Not like they gave up a ton, although I assume any prospect who gets traded from the Mets to the Astros is probably underrated.
  5. Ross Stripling 2019 Outlook

    It helps, but he’s a long way from a guarantee. Still only room for one of him, Maeda and Urias to start the season in the rotation. And the Dodgers are still going after Kluber.
  6. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    He may not hit that many but this is definitely good for his fantasy value. Much better park, hopefully steadier playing time and a good lineup spot. We’ll see where his ADP ends up but I feel like he’s jaded enough owners that he’ll still be reasonably priced.
  7. Rockies Prospect Hell-Signing Murphy?

    I've read a lot of articles on this and they all say Murphy will play 1B for the Rockies. That's probably because he's an atrocious defender at 2B. He produced -18 defensive runs saved in 71 games there last year. If you don't like DRS, you can choose some other metric, but they all say he's awful. I wouldn't cut bait on Hampson over this. Ryan McMahon maybe, but not Hampson. If someone in your dynasty league is selling, buy.
  8. new prospect list- Prospects1500

    His bat is pretty exciting although he could cut down the Ks a bit. Defense is the bigger issue - if he stays at 3B he's probably a legit top 50 prospect, but he might end up at 1B.
  9. Brandon Nimmo 2019 Outlook

    Yeah that's a terrible fantasy situation. Only bright side is he'd probably play every day, even vs. lefties. I liked it better when his name came up in Kluber rumors. Send him to Cleveland!
  10. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    Luke Weaver was worse than anyone expected in 2018 and still produced 1.3 WAR. Even last year is who he is, he's still a cost-controlled back-end SP which is pretty valuable to MLB teams. If he regains his 2017 form, Arizona probably wins the trade. Carson Kelly isn't garbage. He entered this past season as a top 50 prospect. He's a very good defensive catcher who has hit OK in the minors. His MLB hitting numbers are awful but also a very small sample. Don't know a lot about Andy Young, from what I read he's potentially a useful utility guy. The Diamondbacks are getting at least 2 years of team control on all 3 guys, plus 3 arb years. That's not a bad haul for one year of Goldschmidt.
  11. Andrew Knizner C STL

    Carson Kelly going to AZ in the Goldschmidt deal. I hadn't thought too hard about Knizner because the opportunity wasn't great, but now it's there. May be behind Yadi for a couple years still but he now has every chance to be his long-term replacement.
  12. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    The chances of the Mets beating out both the Braves and Phillies over 162 games for the NL East title are not great. The chances of them sneaking into the wild card, then being a terrifying team to face in the postseason with their elite starting pitching and closer, are pretty decent.
  13. 2018-19 Off-Season and Hot Stove Thread

    So the Phillies are trading Santana and didn't tender Bour... I assume that means the Hoskins in the OF experiment is over and he's headed back to 1B. That leaves their corner OF situation looking pretty terrible - Aaron Altherr probably starts if they had to play a game this week. Seems like they've set themselves up to go after Harper more than Machado.
  14. Peter Alonso 1b NYM

    Unless they put Alonso in the trade. Highly unlikely but it would be nice to have him land somewhere he could DH.
  15. Austin Riley 3B ATL

    The Donaldson signing may actually be a positive for Riley, because it suggests the Braves don't really view Camargo as an everyday 3B. Donaldson's on a 1-year deal, so if Riley has a good 2019 he could position himself to take over long-term.