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  1. bpilktree

    Mullins and Stewart aren't getting any younger

    Why spend extra money on a season like this. If you start cutting players you have to still pay them. Then you have to pay those guy's the extra money on top of that as a major league contract. the service time issue is always a thing to think about for guys like Stewart that may go up and down at some point. 30-50 games may make them super 2 at some point.
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    (Almost) All Things Manny Machado....

    I still believe he ends up in Cleveland. The Indians have taken a shot the last few years but now are reaching their window with their bullpen options about to hit free agency. I think Peter would ok a trade with them over any other team in the AL because it will give them a chance to knock out the Yanks or Sox in playoffs which Angelos would love. Machado to Indians for Bieber, Chang, Jones, and another low level pitcher would be a fair trade imo. It keeps the Indians with their top two guys but gives the Orioles some starting pitching and infield help on the left side of the infield.
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    Brenan Hanifee 2018

    Jordan Hicks. Then again he throws 105mph.
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    The Cubs are built to win championship just making the playoffs doesn't work for them so even if the Manny for Baez deal is not a major upgrade it is an upgrade that can make the difference from a division playoff loss or World Series champion they see it as a benefit. I also think the fact that the Dodgers are down this year and Nats have some major injury issues and teams like the Braves and Phils at the top but most likely not quite ready to go to World Series it makes them the clear frontrunner this season if they make the deal.
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    I would try to add one more guy to the deal. I would ask for Baez, Montgomery, Lange and Bote. Baez can take over at SS for Manny and play well and still 3 years of team control on the rather cheap end. Montogomery is a bullpen piece right now but I think he can be put into the rotation for us as a left handed starter on the cheap. Lange is a good pitching prospect 1st round pick last year out of LSU. and should be ready by late 2019 or 2020. He could be the replacement for Cashner in the rotation for the future and join the rotation as a young pitcher with control for 6 years. Bote is just a gamer that doesn't get a lot of recognition but does pretty much everything good. Solid hitter with some pop could walk ratio and can play a few positions. He could take over 3B right now if need be and handle his own. He won't wow you with anything but just a very good old fashion hard nose player.
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    Over the last 3 and a half years Schoop has put up a combined war of 8.8 while Baez was at 8.3 and is one year younger then Schoop yet some on here are acting like he is just an average player and a horrible return.
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    They don't need a corner outfielder when that is the place most of their prospects are at. They have Mancini, Hays, Santander, and Stewart all that fit as a corner outfield type. They need to look for either pitching or infield help.
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    Baez is 25 has put up a war of 3.4 and 2.9 the last two years and is on pace for over 4 this season. He has his faults with being a free swinger but to act like he is some bum you can pick up in the free agent heap is inaccurate. He can play both SS and 2nd base at above average and has a strong bat that hits for power.
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    Baez would play SS if here not Schoop many people wanted Baez to play short over Russell in Chicago. He has much better range then Schoop and not a huge drop off at arm either.
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    Cubs rumored to have deal (offer) for Manny

    Cubs might be trying to strike early. Arizona is free falling with Pollack out and may get in panic mode and come hard at a deal for Machado. Cubs could be trying to beat them to the punch with a much stronger deal of Baez over Russell.
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    Castro to start Wed!

    I am still not sure why they had to have another starter for Wednesday. Gausman was on normal rest and he has been pitching great right now. They could of let Gausman pitch Wednesday on normal rest then started Hess on normal rest Thursday then gave him an extra day the next time through.
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    Minor League Starting Pitching Comparison

    Lowthers whip is .55 not .85
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    Bundy velocity and farm system decline

    Hays and Mullins are two completely different players. Hays was on every national prospect top 25 so he is a true prospect. Mullins was on no top 100 and mostly around the 5-10 range of prospects on many peoples Orioles list.
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    Lack of infield heir apparents

    The Yankees didn't have a guy to take over for SS when Jeter retired but went out and got Castro and Didi in trades for marginal players. I expect we will see about a 10-12 guy turnover next season at the start then what we have currently. For the most part we are pretty set in the rotation for the next few years. The outfield has lots of depth in the minor leagues we have depth at catcher and 1st base. When they move guys at the deadline that is where they can look for infield prospects that are blocked. The Phillies have a lot of infield depth as do the Braves. Both teams could use Manny and some bullpen pieces.
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    Roster changes coming?

    Susac has been pretty impressive though he has an injury that he is just coming back from. IMO you pretty much know Caleb is a backup or bottom of the division starter at a position that we have the most major league ready players in the minors at. We are deeper in the outfield but those guys seem to need a bit more seasoning before they are ready to go to the majors.
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