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  1. No giant leap from Powell coming. He is just a piece for us. My guess is that there will be multiple different starters at SG and the hot hand approach will be in effect. Don't rule out guys like RHJ and Stanley Johnson for having some impact as the season goes along. They clearly aren't reaching the hype we had on them when they were drafted, but they can defend and will have their few games a year that gets us excited about them again. Powell has stretches of effectiveness mixed in with stretches where he looks bad - I don't really expect that to change. BTW, raps fan that probably seen 80 games last year when including the playoffs. We will lean heavily on Siakam, Lowry, Gasol, Ibaka and FVV and hope that guys like OG, Powell, RHJ, Stanley Johnson and even guys like Boucher and Davis can help piece together a solid rotation and bench (which has been our strong suit the last couple seasons).
  2. Completely agree. The system is broken for the RB position. The most exciting position in football should be compensated. However, the argument at hand is whether or not Pollard can hold down the position and my belief from what I have read and considering the o-line factor is that he will be able to...
  3. If I'm Zeke I'm hurrying back before people realize that the Cowboys O-line is a large part of the success. Don't get me wrong, Zeke is a top 5 NFL back and that's being conservative. But my personal belief is that the cowboys have spent so much on their o-line that you can make an average back become an above average back. End of the day the cowboys need Dak to make another leap. If he does, along with that o-line and the weapons they have at WR, I think Tony Pollard will be more than capable of handling the cowboys RB spot. BTW, the cowboys spent a 4th round pick on this kid. This isn;'t some flyer in the 7th round or a practice squad guy. They invested a bit in him and clearly had him rated really high internally.
  4. Fantasy football is all about piecing together a team week to week. If Pollard can be an RB2 for 5-6 weeks until zeke returns then why it that a bad thing? If he performs well he would make for a top handcuff when zeke does come back.
  5. I still have him for now. Lots of talks and the Texans do likely sign someone, but it hasn't happened yet!
  6. I would assume the 'car' is a closing gig and 'steering the car' is having the stuff to be a closer. I guess maintaining control could be him having trouble staying awake at times while driving? lol
  7. Magill looked strong in the 9th. Got Meadows to ground out and caught Pham looking at a 95mph FB on the outside corner. Choi hit a deep fly ball to end the game. Looked very in control.
  8. Someone like Margot is more of what I was thinking. Other than a couple short stretches what has he done these last 2 seasons? The question then becomes whether or not he could handle playing CF. He is pretty athletic but CF is a completely different ballgame altogether. Point is, someone is going to have to find a spot to give this kid a chance soon. Just don't think it's zero chance that it is the padres haha
  9. Not sure about zero chance. The Padres want starting pitching and will likely try to make a trade this offseason. France could be part of that trade, or he could have the chance to fill an open position from a trade. Urias could be a necessary piece in a trade. He is more than capable at 2B from what I have seen, but I'm a little surprised he hasn't played some OF this year. With Reyes gone and Myers being someone they want to move the best chance for playing time might be out there.
  10. Here are the numbers in the minors this season vs LHP: .313avg 1.012ops 8HR 20K in 83 ABs vs RHP: .294avg .984ops 20HR 61K in 211 ABs Almost identical HR per AB against RHP as LHP. Slightly higher K rate against RHP. Slightly lower OPS against RHP. The stats tell me that he is more than capable against RHP, even if he is slightly better against LHP. He has a higher BB rate against RHP as well so while he hits slightly better against LHP he isn't having too much trouble taking pitches from RHP. I think the batting stance change was a key for him. He always had the power in that big 6"4 frame, but clearly he is getting a better read on pitches by opening things up!
  11. Law of averages was bound to kick in! Good chance he still hits or comes very close to a 40HR season.
  12. 41 days between games. So that would be 6 weeks. That would put most of us to the end of our 1st round playoff matchups I believe?
  13. Does anyone consider Vaughn potentially the top pick? Consider the catcher factor and everything?
  14. Sounds like the opinion around the league is that Myers is a negative given his contract. Talks that SD could give up Urias just to dump Myers contract. Not sure if its that bad but sounds like SD could trade an asset to a team if they take back Myers. Maybe they use Yates to do that? The alternative is to move Reyes or Renfroe for a SP opening more time for Myers.
  15. Beauty of the 10 day DL is that you give him 3-4 days for the swelling to go down and another couple days to get back into baseball routines and he is only a couple days from being activated. Rays might have just put him on the DL anyways with Duffy ready to return and Diaz clearly going to miss at least 1-2 games. I just don't see the soft label. Yandy might have a similar issue that Stanton has where he is so much lean muscle and so little body fat that he tends to be more prone to injuries. I don't think this is an example of that however - just incredibly bad luck!