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  1. At what point do we make this kid a closer? He’s always seemed destined for the move. Edit——just read a few posts back to see this has been covered. Just ignore me
  2. I’m surprised at how little consideration McCoy is being given. His defense is solid and he’s had no difficulty at adjusting to AA with the bat. I’m not saying call him up yet, but he should be in the conversation.
  3. I've looked at past drafts a number of times over the years, and what always stands out is how rare it is for players after the first few rounds to have significant MLB success. After the first few rounds it truly is an educated crapshoot with terrible odds. So the strategy of going overslot early and paying for it later doesn't bother me in the slightest when the return is someone like Gunnar. I like that we weighted heavily towards position players this draft because we actually have some pitching depth and are terribly thin in the field. And I like that we focused up the middle, positions that traditionally have the most adaptable athletes. Not just because they can more easily adapt to new positions, but because we've been feeling how limiting it is when your top young players are best suited defensively for 1B/DH. Projecting some of the position changes, we seem to go 1 (occasionally 2) deep at every position now (though highly debatable what that means). The goal for the next year is obviously to add a handful of additional top prospects, and then improve the depth. I honestly have no opinion on Day 2 results beyond that......we're a year away from even having the slightest idea how we did yesterday. I appreciate the insights and player evals, but I take all of this with a high level of skepticism.
  4. Thanks for the update. You’d like to think we’d have a top 10 system after the 2020 draft and it looks like we’re tracking.
  5. Happy to see this. I hope he hits enough early on to buy him time to adapt. Has struck me as a guy who could be a surprising asset in the future but might take time to distinguish himself.
  6. The visiting clubhouse attendant. Everyone’s always in such a good mood there lately.
  7. Thanks....was wondering what happened.
  8. I check the minor league results every day because the starter prospects are so fun to track. I’d include Fenter on that list....Delmarva has been incredible. Gives me some hope that the rebuild will have a nice running start. I’ve had 15 starters on my watch list....and I’m also not factoring Ortiz or Tate. Also not expecting anything from Harvey.
  9. I'm trying to take his SSS with a grain of salt, but it seems like every time I check a box score he's just killing it.
  10. To share my theory about CD would be to slander based on suspicion, which would be unfair. But it’s pretty common in life that the simplest theory is the correct one. What i I will say is that given my theory about how we got to this place with CD, there is no reason to expect that any amount of time will allow for a productive return on the remainder of his contract, nor will we have the opportunity to reduce the financial loss we’re committed to. Davis was a blast to watch for a short time. What we’re watching now is just sad. Move on.
  11. I was thinking the 2019 Dwight Smith Jr. could be like the 1989 Mike Devereaux. And the 2019 Rio Ruiz like the 1989 Craig Worthington. Could the 2019 David Hess be like the 1989 Bob Milacki? I tried to connect 2019 John Means with 1989 Jeff Ballard but I'm reaching. The kind of idiotic mental exercise that's only possible in the first week of a season.
  12. 30th seems generous (yes I know there are 30 teams). But strangely, I’m more energized about 2019 than I’ve been the last few years. We’re years away. There is no 1989 season coming. But we’re headed somewhere and I’m ready for the journey to begin, growing pains and all. Let’s go!
  13. I’m all for giving a 23 year old rookie another Chance on a team that is just beginning a multi-year rebuild. I mean, read that sentence again.
  14. “Every team is going to win 54 games, every team is going to lose 54 games. It’s what you do with the other 54 games that matters.” That’s the adage that came to mind when I saw the green monster standings. 47 wins. Brutal.
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