LarryChip10

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  1. Officially activated 8 min ago, if your league is like mine and you can't add (IL) players... just a heads up.
  2. Plesac just got saved by Cole who stranded three runners. (I just saw highlights, and Plesac caused all of this... all 3 ER. He kicks a ball that would have gone straight to 2'nd baseman for an out, then gets a bunt, doesn't throw home for some reason... then awkwardly underhands to 1'st baseman. How was that NOT an error? It was like Bradley had an effing grenade thrown to him or something, he caught it and just started tap dancing for the base... just beyond laughable!!!) Either way, the inning could have ended w/ a hit and a BB... NO RUNS. But of course not, cause this $hit ALWAYS happens to my pitchers and is usually of the wtf, beyond bizarro variety just like this! I give up, I'm drafting (9) kickers next year rather than pitchers, its much safer!
  3. The last part is so unneeded, and that's a mere 5 IP to draw your laugh-a-thon? (The real problem as I've stated, is in 360+ IP in the minors, he's been well above a 4BB/9) 4BB in 5 IP today is the only concern... todays ERA/WHIP have no merit.
  4. If he falls flat on his face, does Stroop step back into the role?
  5. I meant to say "2 outs, nobody on"... in the first sentence. I'm feeling dyslexic... lol
  6. I watched him today, 1'st inning could have been a breeze... but w 2 on, nobody out, and a 1-2 count... he appeared to overthrow the fastball till he walked a guy. Then walked the next guy, then hit a guy w/ 2 strikes. A seeing eye grounder back up the middle plated two ER, but ALL of that was avoidable. Yes, nervous first inning and all, but he was missing by a ton and getting help from the blue. That first inning, it was 99 FB, and a 78-79 12/6 curve. It didn't play well w/ out the third pitch, just too much speed differential and guys could pick it up easily. In fact, the two RBI single had the guy fooled, way out in front, but he still put it in play given the slow speed. From there he did settle down, but appeared to be overthrowing the FB all day, flying open and wanting to watch the K (if that makes sense), rather than finishing the pitch. I didn't see the HR, but heard it was a wall scraper. One of the "hits" was BS, hit Moncada's glove as he was in perfect position to make an out. That aside, he could have had a much worse line TBH, but his stuff is legit! Needs to mix in the slider and change more, but if he learns to trust the FB and not overthrow, the other pitches will play nicely. Mixed bag, could have been much worse, but he's got Ace level stuff... pretty much what we already knew.
  7. I’m disappointed, but it was time to jump ship a month ago in hindsight. 7 games in a row w/ @ least (2) HR’s given up. 🤢🤢🤢🤮🤮🤮🤮
  8. All good points... just eluding to his BB/9 being similar this year to his entire 360+ INN in his MiLB career. It’s more than enough data to suggest a tempered long term outlook in the Biggs. Kid has all the talent, and is a Hoss body type, thus the easy (non max effort) gas, but the BB will haunt if he doesn’t get beyond said problem. I do like the fact he can talk to and learn from Giolitto. Perfect example of a talented guy who made changes to find success. I own Cease, I want to see him succeed... I’m just leery and willing to trade if someone wants to overpay.
  9. yup yup yup!!! You can't spell dynasty w/ out "soto".
  10. I've said before concerning all the ATL young SP's, who all have BB issues... as long as you are a high K kinda pitcher, you can get yourself out of trouble. The walks are infuriating, but almost better than pitch to contact guys who may have a similar WHIP, but giving up hit after hit, guys can go 1'st to 3'rd, and score from second on seeing eye ground balls. (That said, this HR surge is just dangerous each way because extra guys on base and ridiculous HR totals will end your day early regardless.) I'm optimistic on Cease, his stuff is certainly top notch, and maybe he shows well due to teams having never seen him for a couple months... but the BB problems will be directly tied to his long and short term success! An almost 5BB/9% simply won't cut it @ any level, and definitely when rockets fly out of that bandbox he will now call home.
  11. I've said before concerning all the ATL young SP's, who all have BB issues... as long as you are a high K kinda pitcher, you can get yourself out of trouble. The walks are infuriating, but almost better than pitch to contact guys who may have a similar WHIP, but giving up hit after hit, guys can go 1'st to 3'rd, and score from second on seeing eye ground balls. (That said, this HR surge is just dangerous each way because extra guys on base and ridiculous HR totals will end your day early regardless.) I'm optimistic on Cease, his stuff is certainly top notch, and maybe he shows well due to teams having never seen him for a couple months... but the BB problems will be directly tied to his long and short term success! An almost 5BB/9% simply won't cut it @ any level, and definitely when rockets fly out of that bandbox he will now call home.
  12. Duck fart to right... perfect game gone...0
  13. Yamamoto just got jobbed hard by the home town scorer... his own mind you... Kingery hits a line drive to center w/ 2 outs, horrible play on ball (came in, then back but thought he still had it tracked...) and it HITS off his glove but goes for a 2 RBI double? Seriously?
  14. Maybe they have mistakenly lumped his HPB stats into his hard hit%...? w/ all the disappointed owners talking about he's trash, he's droppable... (He still hasn't had a prolonged hot streak, but his prorated season #'s are nowhere near as bad as you'd think. The lack of SB's is directly tied to hitting 8'th, but he's still a baby and IMO a very serviceable 4-5OF.)
  15. He throws hard and it isn't straight. Showed well overall in a tough matchup vs. the hot hitting Braves, but that changeup? off speed pitch he threw to K Freddie Freeman was just filthy!!! It broke downward and away, simultaneously and violently! If he can do that to lefties, and have a natural advantage w/ FB Slider against righties, I feel he's worthy of a rotation spot in CHI. I'd agree w/ Oswald that he's game by game ATM, but I was very impressed w/ his arsenal overall.
  16. And 12 BB in those 16 INN this month... that's not a good sign. If he does come up he's going to get absolutely hammered in the Bigs and sen't right back down. BB are the silent killer. I'm almost tempted to sell high when the buzz grows for imminent promotion as this 4.5ish BB/9 trend in 2019 is right in line w/ 360+ IP in his Milb career. In that park where balls fly, he's doomed w/out some serious corrections!
  17. With speed becoming so scarce, and most speed guys profiling as the Punch & Judy slapper types that don't walk enough or have on base skills, Vidal is very intriguing! For those in the know, is he as crazy fast as his numbers say? Or just "fast" w/ great reads and knows how to grab a bag? Thanks in advance...
  18. For those who lack an iron stomach, don't watch the highlights on tv tonight. Bottom line walking the first guy you face isn't good, then you throw an 0-2 fastball down broadway to a fastball loving HR hitter that is at the top of the zone... it gets crushed. How does a guy w/ a nasty slider even consider doing this? What was obvious is most sliders were "back up" type, starting on the inside to RH hitters, and flatly breaking over the heart of the plate. Last time I saw him pitch it was starting on the outside edge and biting hard like usual, but beyond obvious to hitters that it was a ball from the second it left his hand. So after the game is tied, lets just walk a pinch hitter barely over .200 after getting ahead 1-2, cause yeah. Next guy smashes a single, and once again after getting up 0-2, an elevated fastball flies out of the yard in walkoff fashion. 5 ER in a blink, and other than a release point or mechanical issue of some sort, the guy looks fine. Velo is there, he's getting ahead of most hitters, but that wipeout slider that put him in CY Young talks last year has vanished. IDK what to do, he's on the verge of losing the gig and it's hard to defend the numbers. He's not a shy guy, very animated outwardly, but maybe the NY microscope is too much? Maybe the Mets curse and all they currently embody, maybe he's just lost his confidence? Whatever the reason, he's a train wreck every other outing and a death sentence in Roto. I'm about to flat drop, but will sleep on it I guess.
  19. I'm getting "immense" ly excited, see above, live footage... 🍾 this has got to be it!!! (24 HR's so far combined @ 2B is the kinda thing that wins people leagues! There was a GIF someone posted a couple years back of him and Trout swinging side by side, wish I could find it because that was the moment I added him. It was uncanny, mind blowing!) Keston Hiura to the rescue (fingers crossed!)
  20. Well, it's the Mets... Calloway is still there somehow, it's almost not surprising to watch. now I own him, and just watched him single handedly undo my last week of good pitching in Roto. I'm disgusted, but by no means surprised. (FWIW, just saw the highlights and Diaz piping elevated fastballs w/ two strikes, right down the heart... inexcusable and he knows better!!!) Era pushing 5, WHIP pushing 1.4 Is this a MUTS microcosm, or is Diaz just one of those guys who can't hang in the NY setting? IDK, maybe a mets fan has more insight...?
  21. The other facet not really talked about w/ the ridiculous HR #’s, is the effect on SP’s... wins. The SP’s have seen huge K spikes, but a direct correlation in ERA spike given all the long balls... but what goes unnoticed is the propensity for late inning HR’s vs. Closers, has constantly taken away dub-ya’s from the starters. Nola threw and absolute gem, and Wheeler did today as well... yet a couple dingers that are the new norm in the 8’th/9’th and nobody will remember. We will all just talk about another Diaz meltdown, what’s wrong w/ Neris.? The Juiced balls are affecting everything and it’s kinda getting ridiculous IMO.
  22. Mind you, right after Neris s--- the bed... Im considering punting saves going forward, as this seems to be a daily occurrence of the “top guys” needing laundry service! It’s maddening.
  23. It was stated by GM and coach that C-Mart will be closing a couple days back. That said, Closers are always in chaos and nobody knows how things will ever shake out honestly. Mo was the last Ron Popeil we may ever see!
  24. On point! MIL needs a bolt of lightning and it’s right there... dumbfounding, but covered in every possible way. As others have said, they deserve to miss out by one game rather than ten... just to take a never ending rash of s--- for the lies and lunacy!!! Swarzak was a sneaky good add IMO, but when I look @ the BP’s of the big boys, were talking 3-4 legit closers AND a half dozen Swarzaks. It’s gluttonous and intimidating! It overcomes a good SP’s bad day when you can go six innings if needed w/ all-star level RP’s. My point is we fans of smaller market teams teams will continue to suffer, pull our hair out, and wonder what could have been... while cooperations and their CEO’s, CFO’s, count their money by raking it into large piles and playing like leaves in the front yard. I feel for MIL fans, this team IS special and deserves a shot at going Big this year! Hiura as Members Only stated May wind up damaged by this, may go the Vlad Jr. route when recalled? On a fantasy level that’s s---y, but for long suffering MIL fans, that would be a crime!
  25. Not trying to get off topic, but follow me here for a second... My beloved Braves are being equally stupid. They have a good 5-6 young/high upside SP’s that all of baseball covet (position wise), yet GLARING issues in the BP, and no proven closer. A simple trade or two, and problems solved. Jackson, Minter, Tuki, Nuke PLUS the new additions and a weakness becomes a strength, instantly! When you consider that you have a small window before SP’s that will never join your rotation lose their luster and youth, why the hell has AA refused to be proactive, “seize the moment”, and make a legitimate run @ a ring rather than limp (hopefully) into the post season? Point is, despite the obvious to us fans and reporters, the brass will do what they and only they feel is right. It sucks, and the MIL situation isn’t apples to apples, but very few teams seem to ever do what’s obviously needed. MIL & ATL being smaller market teams just work differently than the Yanks, Dodgers, Sawx, Stros, etc... and routinely pay the price! When the stars align, go BIG! Look what the Giants did w/ a mediocre squad recently. 3 rings in 5 years because they didn’t play games, rather put the best possible team out they could and went for it! (Getting hot and lucky helped obviously, but rings are rings!)