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ChuckS last won the day on January 10 2016

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  1. ChuckS

    The Victor Victor Mesa/Sandy Gaston thread

    Didn't we already trade away some of the slot money we acquired?
  2. ChuckS

    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    Britton's slider has been under utilized. When used the correct way he can make hitters look silly with it and t can get both lefties and righties out. Pearce was an example. Two of those three strikes were sliders.
  3. Buck was born and raised in Florida. He's also managed in Texas and Arizona, some of the hottest places in the country. Something tells me he wouldn't mind the heat. Maybe Buck wants to stay in baseball. Maybe he wants to call it a career. I don't think there has been any indication one way or the other.
  4. ChuckS

    Ex-Orioles in the postseason

    I'm rooting for the Braves. I suppose the Brewers are next even though Schoop is usually on the bench. Dodgers would be third. Nothing against Machado......but the Dodgers are essentially the Yankees of the NL. All six of the O's involved in the post season could be on the Yankees and I'd still root for them to get bounced in the division series.
  5. Vegas over/under will probably be right around 100 losses. There is a good chance we end up with the # 1 pick again. I don't think we will lose 115 games.
  6. I like both, but we can't afford to whiff on this pick. There is a much higher chance of striking out on Witt. The college catcher is a safe pick. So Rutschman for now unless Witt really separates himself his senior year of HS.
  7. I like DJ in left a lot better than in right.
  8. ChuckS

    Renato Nunez Claimed from Texas

    Wow that's very promising regarding Mountcastle's defense at third base. They don't seem to like his offense that much. .255-.265 hitter with 18-22 HR power? He better be able to stick at third with that line.
  9. ChuckS

    An Early Look at the 2019 Draft

    Safer pick than Witt Jr. We really can't strike out on these first round picks over the next few years. I'm taking the Oregon State Catcher if there are no major changes to either player's stock over the next year.
  10. ChuckS

    Will Chris Davis make it to 502 PA?

    The only hope is that he is so embarrassed by his play and unhappy playing baseball that he is open to negotiating some type of buyout and even then I doubt we would recoup a large percentage of the money that he is owed. Other than that we have no leverage. If he's content on riding out the contract and just showing up to collect a paycheck, I doubt he cares if he isn't playing. In fact, he has to expect that at this point that his playing time is going to shrink considerably going into 2019 and beyond. I think he will be DFA at some point in the 2019 season without a buyout being negotiated. They'll give him one last chance to see if he can turn it around even though the chances of that happening are slim to none.
  11. ChuckS

    Will Chris Davis make it to 502 PA?

    Understatement of the year. You'd be hard pressed to find any Triple A player who is not better than Davis right now. In fact, I really don't think Davis could even hit Triple A or Double A pitching at this point.
  12. ChuckS

    2019 Draft Order Tracker

    Since it's official now that we are getting the # 1 overall pick I did a quick search of recent first round draft picks and how they are coming along. I was surprised with how many recent # 1's have turned out to be complete busts or are headed that way. The Astros had the first overall pick three years in a row from 2012 to 2014. They hit on Carlos Correa in 2012 but completely struck out in 2013 with Mark Appel and 2014 with Brady Aiken (both pitchers). Appel and Aiken will be lucky to ever be solid big league contributors at this point. Amazing how well the Astros have done despite those picks. Mickey Moniak (CF), who the Phillies took in 2016 could be heading into bust territory as well, really mediocre #'s in his second pro season in A ball. 2015 first overall, Dansby Swanson (SS) isn't a bust by any measurement but if we ended up taking Bobby Witt Jr. and he was putting up a combined sub .700 OPS in his age 23 and 24 seasons in the bigs, I think most on this board would be pretty disappointed over that production. The main take away from all this, is that we are just as likely to end up with a Tim Beckham or Dansby Swanson as we are with a Carlos Correa. Kind of a 50/50 proposition. It's tough to imagine winning again in the next five or seven years if we don't get a Correa type or two in the organization over the next few seasons, so fingers crossed.
  13. Rogers was the third piece of the trade, and seems like he will be a fifth starter at best. Anything you've seen in particular that would make you think he could be a nugget? I'm much more excited to see what Tate and Carroll can become.
  14. ChuckS

    How Long is the Road to Contention?

    At this moment it is infinite IMO. We neither have the talent in the organization right now at any level or the financial resources to make contending a possibility the next three years. We have plenty of potential complimentary pieces but the next two drafts and international signings will determine if we can contend again in the next five years. More top end talent is needed. I see a bunch of potential regulars and 3-5 starters but not a lot of potential stars that winning teams need. I’m writing off 19-21. In a best case scenario 21 is a .500 season and we start winning again in 22.
  15. ChuckS

    Mesa Brothers Declared Free Agents By MLB

    Miami has a huge advantage here. If we were signing an Asian player and it was down to us and Miami I would have a lot more confidence. All we have going for us being able to offer the most money. And to a player coming from nothing, what is a few million dollars when you stand to make millions regardless. Being the worst team in baseball by a large margin doesn't help either. Call me a pessimist, but I'm not expecting to land VVM. Will be pleasantly surprised if we do. I also wouldn't discount other teams being involved.