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  1. Are they better than they were from 1998-2011?
  2. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    The basis of my conclusion is the way he pitched at the end of last year. The drop in velocity. The changes to his off-speed pitches. Watching him warm up before his last start and seeing not one ball hit the catcher's mitt. Also, the fact that his injury was a shoulder injury, and they are tough to come back from. Also, the fact that he altered his motion to favor the shoulder in 2016 and was not able to find his old motion all last season. Pitchers have been screwing up their mechanics to favor injuries for a long time, going back to Dizzy Dean, whose toe was broken in the 1937 All Star game and his alteration of his mechanics ruining what was left of his career. If I'm wrong, good for him. If I'm right, he is Brad Bergesen II.
  3. So it's less than a Month.

    Not necessarily. The Yankees have a strong preference for hard throwers, which is why they gave us Bleier. Cortes is of no interest to them.
  4. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    I don't know what he's going to get, I just don't think he'll make a major league roster.
  5. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    I'll be surprised if Tillman is on a major league roster after spring training. I think he's done.
  6. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    C'mon, man, put your cards on the table.
  7. Are There Three Internal SP Candidates

    Jose Mesa Jr.
  8. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Where have I heard that before?
  9. Any rankings that rate Beckham higher than Gregorius at SS needs to be regarded with serious skepticism.
  10. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Nothing is a foregone conclusion and I didn't say it is. What I specifically said was they could look at Schoop and Beckham at 3B (and at 2B) to see if there is a better configuration than Beckham at SS and Schoop at 2B. I don't see anything wrong with that on a team that likely won't win more than 75 games.
  11. Os requesting offers on Machado

    Did Beckham convince you that he was a consistently good defensive shortstop? He didn't convince me.
  12. Os requesting offers on Machado

    I wouldn't do it to please Manny, I'd do it to figure out what our best configuration is. Manny doesn't matter at all at this point.
  13. Os requesting offers on Machado

    It makes sense if you want to give Schoop and Beckham opportunities to show whether or not they can play 3B in what will likely be a wasted year.
  14. Tanner Scott Prefers the Bullpen

    So he can be the left-handed Mike Wright. I wish we could sub out pitching development to a third-party contractor. We suck at it.
  15. Os requesting offers on Machado

    The Dodgers would be the Yankees? Who knew?
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