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  1. Was this previously reported that the O's will be paying the $2.5 million in bonuses to Cashner? So the Red Sox are only paying him $1.6 mil for the remainder of the season. I think the fact that we got true lottery tickets and not even a top 20/30 guy in the Sox org is interesting given that we're giving up the money as well
  2. The talk is that at 3rd base, you move in an X, back left/back right/forward left/forward right. At SS, you have to move more laterally, and make longer runs for a ball, rather than reactionary movements. So a fuller frame, while maybe able to react the same, you may not be as "fast" once you fill out that is needed for the SS postion
  3. Yea but remember when Broxton was being talked about like this after his rookie season: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/how-keon-broxton-looks-like-the-brewers-best-player/ Crazy high exit velocities, plays center like Cain, hits like Chris Carter (lots of hard hits lots of Ks), oh yea, and he can run. The tools are there, though he's now older. Let's see what plays. No harm in this one.
  4. Think now would be a logical time to try to lock him up with an extension?
  5. I don't disagree that he should. But there's always the service time consideration. Unfortunately with him, it means he stays down even longer than others may. Mullins has already been here once, let him continue to develop at the big league level since his service clock is already well in place. I'd imagine this regime is considering those factors when they make decisions on the roster.
  6. Looking to pull on this topic a bit more as I don't understand the positional differences of WAR as much. Say Ryan we're below average defensively at 3rd (maybe -1 dWAR?) and average defensively at 1st, how much better would he have to hit at 1st than 3rd? Because there's already a positional difference between first and 3rd, so what would be the needed delta to make him more valuable at 1st than 3rd?
  7. So did Seth Smith....as a RF, and we all know how that played out in Baltimore. Even though we thought he'd help, most didn't want him by mid season and neither did the Mariners.
  8. MarCakes21

    Epic Fail

    Thanks for putting it together. Probably better to do with OPS+ and ERA+ to have them normalized to some degree, but it is an interesting take.
  9. We use analytics? Crazy.
  10. Kinda, and maybe to start the game. But what if you had Davis play 1B, and Mancini (just picking a name) DH. Then moved Manicini to first, therefore forefitting the DH. Davis only has to field the first half inning, and then he comes out. There's always a loophole.
  11. Bump. So anyone have new stances on the most important player? Or who is the most important player from here on out? Machado has established that he's elite, and should (NEEDS) to be traded. Maybe at this point its Britton/Brach as they have potential value that needs to be revived. Or Jones to get him to a contender and revive value.
  12. I'm in the boat of pass on all remaining FAs. This team will either outperform expectations like they always do or flounder away, like is expected of them. If they outperform, then guys like Cashner, Rasmus, Tillman, Beckham, Hays/Santander will all step up big time. If they flounder you'll get a lot of use out of the Rule 5 pitchers, and be able to trade guys in the last year of their contracts for something. Jones, Manny, Brach should net quality pieces for future years.
  13. I'm going to go the other way around. Everyone thought this team would win 70 games, so we signed Cashner and Tillman and now we have a bright spot to win 90+? I doubt it. So I'll take Manny in hopes that his trade value boosts as high as possible and we can flip him for ~3 good prospects for someone's stretch run.
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