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  1. They must not like him out there very much.
  2. Sitting 96-97?! If so, that would be amazing. He usually sits 91-93, no? Anyone else see the game on Friday? Cuz if he can sit even 94-95, gotta think the ceiling is higher than a #3...
  3. Jean Carlos Encarnacion. A guy can dream, right?
  4. Yea I don’t think you really even think about a position change unless he turns out to have like a top 10 OPS in all of baseball, regardless of position, for multiple seasons. As Luke said, a huge amount of his value right now is tied to his position. If we’re having this conversation in 5 or 6 years, it would be an amazing outcome.
  5. Totally fair points all around. I suppose some playoff experience is better than none, albeit experience with much lower stakes.
  6. Agreed. Though some may be arguing that he wants to get guys experience in playoff situations, which is fine. But I don't think MiLB playoffs do much to prepare you for nationally televised MLB playoffs.
  7. Time to change his mechanics!
  8. I appreciate the effort to engage and educate the fans about how we value our players. It's such a welcome and stark contrast from Buck, Dan, et. al.
  9. He's gotta earn that one all over again
  10. Important question: What's the preferred nickname? AR or Rutsch?
  11. Just came here to start an obligatory Matt Harvey DFA'd thread hahaha! He's totally done, I think.
  12. I mean they certainly want to improve the level of international talent. But whether that is tied to optics, we have no idea. Though I do suppose some of these kids know each other or have the same managers, so it's connected in that way. But I don't think this trade was purely to increase our profile in Latin American markets.
  13. Fine, cuz you keep pressing this conspiracy theory of yours, I'll entertain you: What evidence do you have that the Cashner trade was made to increase our profile "below the equator" as you put it?
  14. And shedding it from his payroll at the same time!
  15. I like the deal. By getting players this young, we can let them grow in our system and play our way. As opposed to older, higher level, flawed players which is what more "traditional" return for Cashner would have looked like. Elias is putting his money where his mouth is.
  16. Agree he gets a TON of separation. It’s an interesting delivery and I’d be really curious to hear what it’s like facing him live. Does anyone remember those terrible old pitching machines at batting cages that were like catapults? You could see the ball load up super slow in the head of the catapult and then all of a sudden it would explode out? That’s kind of what his delivery reminds me of. And I always found those machines maddening to time. And Luke, being that he’s such a big kid already, you think there’s room for added Velo without some of the aformentioned risky mechanical changes, or is a 92-94 t96 guy going forward?
  17. joelala

    Zach Watson 2019

    The next Ryan McKenna?
  18. Looks like there's a kid named Yiddi Cappe still available. Top 10 prospect from Cuba, plays SS. Throw him the rest of the money and call it a day
  19. Nope, not a chance. Hayes is a top 50 prospect and the Pirates just traded away two key pieces of their farm for Archer last year which is turning out to be quite an embarrassment. Don't think they will want anything to do with Bundy for that price.
  20. joelala

    Tyler Skaggs dead.

    Devastating. Not that it really matters at all, but wondering if any O's played with him in either the Dbacks org or Angels org. Anyone who saw the start of tonight's game, was there a moment of silence in Tampa before first pitch?
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    Dean Kremer 2019

    Looks like he may not have had his best stuff last night but was able minimize damage. Signs of a guy who could stick as a starter. I’m still most excited about him from our “haul” last year. I think we see him get a few starts in September if we end up trading Cashner.
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