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Everything posted by BigPapi44

  1. Outlook? He will be hit by many pitches this year.
  2. Enjoyed the rankings. Wonder what led to Aquino's ranking though? Is he even going to get a starting gig at this point?
  3. I'm not going to lie. This move is not the best for Betts, but it's not the worst either. Let's be realistic. His HRs are likely going down and I would have some concern for his RBI numbers too. Still, he will be valuable, but I would move him down with his present outlook.
  4. Anything on the locals out of Boston as to whether or not anything is imminent? Surprised based on the RW blurbs that believed a deal would likely be announced yesterday or today.
  5. The size has always been a concern. I think the Yanks will continue to groom him as a starter until there is reason to move him to the pen. He struggled a bit at AAA, which his age relative to the league, is understandable. For sure, he needs to sharpen his control moving forward, but the stuff has been nasty and to date he has shown the ability to at least pitch 5+ innings.
  6. My interpretation of the comments was that he will begin the season as a starter, not that he is a lock to make their starting rotation. And if he doesn't make the team, he will go back down to AAA and pitch as a starter as opposed to being put in the A's bullpen.
  7. Marlins would really need breakouts from Brinson and Diaz, among others to sniff .500, imo. Arguably, they will play in the most competitive division this year (Nats, Phils, Braves and even the Mets look solid) so there won't be many gimme wins either. As noted, all is not lost they do have some good young talent that could help them in the near future. Still, without some really strong FA signings and breakouts by younger guys they are not likely competing for anything meaningful (title/wild card) in this division in the next 2-3 years, imo.
  8. Surprised by this signing as well, more because they already signed the Japanese FA. Perhaps, they did not think he would last this long and at a discounted rate versus what they thought they would have to pay. There remain a lot of unknowns. How good is the Japanese guy they signed, do they trade Senzel (now being reported on the trade block per RW). I wonder if they value Aquino ahead of Winker? Right now, it is all speculative. Hopefully a trade happens to free-up playing time for him in Cincy, or he is the one that gets dealt.
  9. Jays are still paying Tulo this year, I believe, so I would also nominate him.
  10. That's not a real strong strategy, imo. I agree, power is becoming easier, but that doesn't mean you should just ignore him. It just means that you will need a higher average/speed in other position categories. Point being, I understand the logic but I still think it depends on the price you are paying for same.
  11. Did Lowe play enough OF to qualify in Yahoo? I see him listed as a 2B on his Yahoo page, but I don't actually see the draft area where it might list his other positions.
  12. Deivi Garcia - Yanks (they were close to promoting him last year, so I would anticipate he will be up soon) AJ Puk - A's (I'm assuming that Luzardo starts the year in the rotation. I suspect that Puk needs some further seasoning, but if he hits the ground running the A's won't hesitate to bring him up) Carter Kieboom - Nats (depending on whether or not he has a job out of ST, if he goes down, I would anticipate he would be one of the first guys called up if injury/performance dictate it) Jazz Chisholm - Marlins (He might need more time in the minors, but a hot start coupled by an injury/performance, may trigger a call. I don't think that would take place until the second half of the season though) Spencer Howard - Phillies (Another to watch in ST. If he does not make the rotation, he should be one of the first guys called up by the Phils)
  13. Agree on Pearson, though the Jays will likely use service time, so mark whatever day it lapses.
  14. I'm with this post. Obviously he is talented, but at this point what are you paying for? I'd rather have a guy that has a better track record, even at less upside, over Senzel. Until he proves he can stay healthy, I am not a buyer. As someone who has a parent with vertigo, it is not something that necessarily just goes away. Caveat emptor.
  15. I hope he gets 500+ABs this year. IF so, I think he has a chance to lead the AL in home runs.
  16. All hope is not lost. Injuries, the need to rest guys, etc., may end up leading to him getting time there in any event. Let's first let him crack the lineup and start producing before worrying too much about everything else.
  17. That's a good point on Zimmerman, great mentor to have there. Cabrera also gets high marks, from ex-teammates, for his leadership too, and also having Kendrick. He is well positioned to learn from some really great leaders.
  18. Hopefully he lights it up in spring training and makes their decision that much more difficult.
  19. Solak was pretty good last year and has a lot of versatility. Wondering though with the off-season moves, and possibly Castellanos going to the Rangers if there is any path to a full-time gig. Curious in people's thoughts, and specifically any Rangers' fans that have a sense of what his role may be in 2020.
  20. Is there a path to playing time in TBay? Pham is gone. I suspect they will use Martinez in a variety of roles, as I would have thought the international guy they signed would mostly be playing first base but maybe Martinez will platoon there. He is apparently awful defensively in the OF. Hoping Randy gets hot in the Spring.
  21. What's the upside with both the bat and the arm, assuming someone wants him as a pitcher/dual role?
  22. @brockpapersizer what kind of numbers (5x5 format) are you thinking for Sean Murphy this year, assuming he plays 120-130 games?
  23. Another important factor is where they intend to bat him in the lineup, far more valuable to be in the top 5 in the order versus bottom 3 or something in that range, imo.
  24. Thanks Tony. As a Mercado owner, this has me feeling much better. I suspect that Mercado may play both CF and RF and that Reyes will DH almost exclusively.