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  1. 88-90 to 91-95 is a big jump...what's the catch? Don't wanna be too much of a cynic, but if it were that easy everyone would go get their 3-4 mph hike.
  2. What's the thought on Scott here now (this post was made 5 months ago)? I tend to agree with this line of thinking and would imagine the new regime would, but I don't know nearly enough about Scott to know if it's viable.
  3. Yeah, to be fair, I figured this was probably the case, his FIP there isn't that impressive. Still, I would've liked to see Gausman under a more forward-thinking organization, like the one we should theoretically have under Elias. I don't know if Atlanta fits that bill or not, but the point remains, I would've liked to see him under a different regime and have gotten something more substantial or potentially far more substantial back for him.
  4. Still can't believe that *expletive* Gausman trade. Would've liked to see what a competent organization could've done with his value. Well, I guess we already saw some of that in Atlanta. What still pisses me off about the Duquette regime is how little value we got from Gausman, Arrieta, Eduardo Rodriguez, and Zach Davies. We actually produced a decent amount of pitching talent in those year but got so little from it. Inexcusable from a low-mid payroll franchise that by definition must punch above its weight.
  5. Flash- bd

    Brady

    Brady clearly wants the OA on his side.
  6. Wow, this guy is less than 5 years older than me and went to a school right nearby from which I knew quite a few kids...kinda makes me wonder what I'm doing with my life.
  7. Haha indeed. Is it a good enough return in general though? Better than a D or a C?
  8. Even if they spend it on Víctor Víctor, is it even a good enough return?
  9. This one's pretty clearly an F, isn't it? Not sure what we were doing. Baffling especially because the returns for Machado and Britton were quite good compared to what could be expected, IMO.
  10. Yeah, it was tongue and cheek. Mods can feel free to remove that part if they don't see any humor in it.
  11. @Luke-OH You said you've been watching his starts closely, what did you take away from his start the other day (6 IP, 1 ER, 1 BB, 3 K)?
  12. Correct me if I'm wrong, but I don't see a Luis Ortiz thread. He had a good start the other day after a somewhat rough first start in the Orioles organization.
  13. So to save me reading 50 pages, is Victor Victor basically a foregone conclusion that he's signed?
  14. The Machado and Britton deals seem like they were quite good; this and the Gausman deal look pretty bad to me.
  15. Indeed, hence why it's not necessary for them to have ever "put a jock in". You could even argue it's an advantage.
  16. Whether you like it or not, some of the best GMs currently and in the past years "have never put a jock on."
  17. I know who to go to when I want to convince someone to buy my lemon of a car. Dan said very similar things when he was hired, as @Can_of_corn pointed out in another thread; I'm more interested in his actions. His trades so far this summer have been good, but he has a long track record here, and it's extremely spotty, as LookItsPuck points out, and tbh, he didn't even get into some of the moves that offended me most. Buck, well, look, I'll always be eternally grateful to him for working some kind of voodoo magic to get us consistently outwin what level we were really playing at, I'll always love him--he was immortalized on Seinfeld for god's sake, how much better does it get as a baseball manager?--but he definitely needs to go. Even more obviously than Dan.
  18. Gausman isn't that young, isn't that controllable (2 years left), and Bundy, while a bit younger (though a few months from turning 26), is a guy with a history of injuries, with decreased velocity that is only going to decrease further. I would trade them both for a good package without hesitation. Gausman, if we could extend him and do something to actually develop him, I wouldn't mind keeping around--as he's much more likely to age well than Bundy--but we should be opening up talks right away if that's the case.
  19. Flash- bd

    Yusniel Diaz 2018

    Gausman was pretty exciting too, to be fair, even if he's turned out badly. (Honestly, not sure you can't say that for Bundy too)
  20. It seems to me like a fantastic return. Yes, he should've been traded two seasons ago, or a year ago, and certainly this winter, but for the time we've actually traded him it looks to me like we've done quite well.
  21. Cheers, thanks for this, makes me much more optimistic! I knew there must've been something I was missing as basically everyone in the scouting community seems to rate him highly.
  22. Was it Dan's decision to trade away legitimate prospects/young players for marginal pieces that tended to be rentals? Because if so, I'm not sure I think Dan is the guy to be forward thinking enough to overcome massive financial disadvantages...
  23. I know this is a bit off topic, but why is Mountcastle rated so highly? With his plate discipline issues it seems unlikely to this humble, largely ignorant (hence why I ask!) observer's eyes, that he will ever hit enough to be anything more than an average-slightly above average OF, so what am I missing?
  24. Amen to that. It's hard to get the information I want from a 350 p. thread that has 3-4 new pages every time I refresh.
  25. Interesting idea. If we are to succeed in the AL East at a significant financial disadvantage to our rivals, we need a forward thinker. I don't know if Gary Rajsich is that but I get the feeling he's more likely to be that than Brady and if we want to get in on a real forward thinker he'll probably need to be someone who doesn't already have experience as a GM for another club.
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