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  1. Willie Calhoun 2018 Outlook

    I've always been a fan. The hype isn't there because he's probably not going to be much of a defender, he's a little dude, he's got a rather soft body, and he's playing OF now, a fairly easy position to fill. But this dude rakes. Period. Everywhere he's been.
  2. Willie Calhoun 2018 Outlook

    He's not 2B eligible in my Fantrax league either
  3. Francisco Mejia 2017 Outlook

    This doesn't make any sense to me unless they plan to play him. Why start his service clock now? He's going to be up for the next month, then would have to stay in AAA for that much longer next year to avoid Super-2 and gain the extra year of arbitration. To me, this move suggests the Indians view him as an upgrade to the lineup and one that's worth the extra $$ and losing a year of control. If you're not going to play him, bringing him up makes little to no sense.
  4. August Closer Thread 2017

    So I just looked at Buchter's last 5 games, and he's pitched the 9th in his last 3 outings (though non-save situations), the 8th in the two prior, and pitched behind Maurer in 3 of those 5. I'll take Buchter.
  5. August Closer Thread 2017

    MLB.com story on Rosenthal and the Cards situation ... doesn't sound great
  6. July Closer Thread 2017

    Kintzler on the block now ... Twins just traded FOR Jaime Garcia, and now consider themselves sellers.
  7. July Closer Thread 2017

    This White Sox bullpen is a tire fire ... Minaya was mentioned earlier as having the K-rate and velo, but he's rocking a 5+ ERA with a 1.3+ WHIP. Infante doesn't have a great K-rate and is rocking a 4.5+ ERA and 1.5+ WHIP. They might as well just hope Clippard figures something out. Half these guys probably don't make the big league roster for a team with a quality bullpen.
  8. July Closer Thread 2017

    I just think it all depends on the return. Detroit probably should move Wilson, but if they're getting offers as light as what they got for JDM, maybe they should hold. The buyers have plenty of places to shop right now ... that may not be the case next year. And while the return may be less next summer than it is now, they also have Wilson closing games in the early part of the year next year. How much did all those games blown by K-Rod earlier this year affect the team and where they are now? Will it be different next year? Maybe. Who knows?
  9. July Closer Thread 2017

    I'm not convinced of this. Wilson is under contract for 2018 - arbitration, so he'll get a raise but he's only making $2.7MM this year, so he's still going to be a bargain at closer. Obviously can't account for the idiocy that is Al Avila, but JD Martinez was an unrestricted FA next year ... so Avila at least got *something* for him. I'm not sure the return this year will be "exponentially" more than it would be next year given how the market has played out. It's a similar situation to Brad Hand in SD ... Wilson is quite valuable to the Tigers, is good at his job, is cheap, and has another year under contract. They can hold him and trade him over the winter, or trade him before the deadline next year. They shouldn't give him away. And if you're a team still looking for bullpen help, you're calling ALLLLLLLL of these teams and driving down the price. What seller blinks first? SD with Hand? I doubt it. DET with Wilson? Their fallback option of keeping him as a closer for next year is pretty solid. NYM with Reed? FLA with Ramos? ATL with Johnson? SF with Dyson? LAA with Norris? CHW with anyone? It's a buyer's market now that the teams with the most glaring needs have already made big moves.
  10. July Closer Thread 2017

    I actually think it would do the opposite ... there's quite a few teams willing to sell, and only a few buyers left.
  11. July Closer Thread 2017

    Yeah -- usage was definitely pointing to Rondon, but if he sucks, who cares?
  12. July Closer Thread 2017

    Just looked up Brad Hand's contract situation -- I'm starting to think he's not going anywhere unless AJ Preller gets a Chapman-like return. The rumors are he's asking for the moon, and he should be. Hand's only 27. He's making $1.375MM this year and has 2 more years of arbitration in 2018 and 2019. No other reliever on the market blends the effectiveness of Hand with the team control and cheap price tag. The Yankees have made their bullpen buys; the Nationals have bought bullpen help; the Royals bought bullpen help from the Padres; the Mariners bought bullpen help; the Brewers bought bullpen help. There are certainly other bullpen buyers (Boston, Arizona, LAD, Colorado, Houston, Tampa, etc.), but given Hand's value to San Diego (nothing prevents them from making him the closer, letting him close this year and next, then flipping him at next year's deadline where he still has 1.5 years of team control), the available bullpen arms (plenty of others that won't carry nearly Hand's price tag), and the market of buyers ... I think Hand's going to end up staying in SD unless someone blows Preller away.
  13. MLB Pipeline Updated Top 100

    Not a fantasy list -- more of a real life list / industry view. Fisher is low because he's widely panned for his glove/arm. Hoskins is a 1B-only prospect.
  14. July Closer Thread 2017

    I still believe Blevins is a Loogy that's getting exposed with more usage. Paul Sewald is an interesting arm here, and has been the primary RHP set-up man of late.
  15. July Closer Thread 2017

    The quote I heard (not from Bowden and paraphrased) was that Preller wouldn't be asking for more if he was selling Kershaw.