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Everything posted by lbjames6

  1. Rumor is he'll be up within the next month or so.
  2. Anyone running this trash can out there tonight?
  3. I was just trying to give Rhys some props because he won me a lot of money that season haha. Olson did have an awesome season as well that year too. At any rate, we've got a gem on our hands now. I don't expect it to last all season but hopefully he doesn't slump too hard.
  4. Rhys Hoskins two years ago had the hottest start of any rookie I've ever seen. Austin Riley has to keep doing this for another month or so to rival that.
  5. So what are people's thoughts after he shut down Boston last night?
  6. He's been benched twice in the last 2 weeks. Last time was 6 days ago against Rich Hill. The other time was 13 days ago against Caleb Smith . Both games were against lefties. These aren't routine days off, they're still jerking him around against lefties.
  7. Every time Josh Bell homers I go back to this post and laugh my a** off.
  8. As of now, there's nothing new that has happened. I think that "official" status update was just to give us plebeians some clarity. He's still doing live hitting and likely on track for a rehab assignment for a few days after that before they take him off the IL.
  9. At the end of the day, for the owners they're still running a business. Profit is all that matters to some people.
  10. Jeez, some people are just never completely happy. The man hits two home runs back to back but that's not enough for one game.
  11. The great thing about fantasy sports is you can lose your first round pick for a while and still do well if you drafted a good team. Your first round pick generally does not win you your league by themselves. It will not be a lost season if he's out for 6 weeks in the beginning of the season. That's a hasty generalization you're making there, especially for someone that has apparently been doing this for 20 years.
  12. They optioned Jake Noll to open a spot.
  13. He was a top 60 hitter last year hitting .200. If he hit .250 he'd be a top 25-30 bat. For comparison's sake, Rhys Hoskins hit .246 last year with 34 homers and was around the 35th best hitter. Gallo has hit 40 the last two seasons.
  14. I guess I read it as they know he has a significant sprain and would need surgery. Reading comprehension fail.
  15. That's complete speculation on their part. I'm not buying it until I hear something from the Rays.
  16. Looks like Caleb is a must start at home. I'm really interested to see how he fares @PHI next week but I think we might have something here...
  17. The first one was definitely supposed to be an out. Lucked out and had the wind trick the outfielders. What should have been a pop out on any other day turned into two runs. KB owners will take it, nonetheless.
  18. I would throw this start out of the window honestly. He was incredibly unlucky. Yeah, he walked some guys but he also should have gotten out of the first two innings unscathed if it wasn't for the wind completely screwing Kelly and the fielders. The ball was whipping around in the air like a boomerang. Pretty frustrating to watch but I'm not too concerned about this start.
  19. Kelly is doing fine, he's just getting insanely unlucky.
  20. If he does well against the Nats tomorrow I think there will be a mass exodus to pick him up. You'll see all kinds of articles touting him as a pickup. It generally takes the casuals a little longer to catch on to the sleepers (hence why we call them that name.)
  21. If I remember correctly Kris changed his approach at the plate and instead of pulling the ball he tried to hit to the gaps or opposite field. He made this change a couple of years ago and he's been largely mediocre since. EDIT: found an article referencing what I'm referring to.
  22. I thought it was known that sliding into first is slower; yet people still do it. Regardless of the fact, it is great to see the hustle. I just don't want the guy to get hurt!
  23. Players can jump into the top 20 in any given season if they have the potential. Ronald Acuña was being drafted around rounds 8-10 last season and now he's a first round draft pick. Blake Snell was being drafted around rounds 15 and lower--and this season he's going in the third round or higher. Bellinger was ranked in the top 20 last season by someone I respect as a writer (Grey from Razzball) and even though he was wrong he still recognized he had the potential to finish there. Progression in skill based sports is not always linear. The kid could have figured it out and this year he blows up. Some people like to sell high on stock when they believe it's reached its highest value, and I think that's a smart idea. However, how high can you go with selling Bellinger? Most people aren't keen to trading their first and second round picks within a week of the season starting. I think it's worth a shot to float an offer to an owner of a player you were targeting in spring training and see what happens. If you don't get your trade target, then just hold onto him and reap the benefits of a possible MVP level season. There's more than one way to win a league.