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I'm excited to get Smith but can't help but feel we sold low on Gallardo. I thought he would be much better next season healthy.

 

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33 minutes ago, ArtVanDelay said:

You realize Trumbo was a 2 WAR player and had one of the least productive 40 home run seasons of all time?

I'm not ready to anoint DD executive of the year, but you're really diving way too much into modern day metrics if you're trying claim that Trumbo didn't have a productive season last year. 47 home runs is 47 home runs (with a respectable batting avg). And I don't care what your "WAR" says. 

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3 minutes ago, pwhite said:

I'm excited to get Smith but can't help but feel we sold low on Gallardo. I thought he would be much better next season healthy.

 

Here's the rub. They had to roll the dice with Gallardo OR Jimenez. I hate them both, but Gallardo has been on a downward spiral for years. Loss of velocity, injuries, etc. I'm absolutely fine with this trade. In fact, I'm amazed that any team would be interested in either pitcher. 

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13 minutes ago, wildbillhiccup said:

I'm not ready to anoint DD executive of the year, but you're really diving way too much into modern day metrics if you're trying claim that Trumbo didn't have a productive season last year. 47 home runs is 47 home runs (with a respectable batting avg). And I don't care what your "WAR" says. 

Not sure why I'm even responding to this, but 47 home runs means very little when you combine it with poor OBP and defense. 

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13 minutes ago, paulcoates said:

Why didn't Seattle just sign Hammel?

Lots of possibilities.

  1. Hammel wants too much money.
  2. Hammel wants too many years.
  3. Hammel wants to play somewhere else.
  4. Hammel's wife hates the rain.

 

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20 minutes ago, pwhite said:

I'm excited to get Smith but can't help but feel we sold low on Gallardo. I thought he would be much better next season healthy.

 

Ehh, we had to trade one of the 3 and he is the only one that had not shown signs of getting better. Miley is a lefty with a strong track record and Ubaldo, while frustrating, can go through periods of not only being one of the better pitchers on the team, but all of baseball.

The 1st and last years salary are sunk cost. They used Gallardo to fill an obvious hole and save money. Im in.

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29 minutes ago, xian4 said:

 

Now the Gallardo-Smith deal makes a bit more sense for Seattle.

I wanted Dyson.  Oh well, the Orioles are still better right now.

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2 hours ago, ArtVanDelay said:

Bautista is terrible defensively. 

He is worse than Trumbo at this point. 

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3 hours ago, Can_of_corn said:

In their defense he wasn't very good last year.

Maybe they think they can get 5IP/Start out of Gallardo like Texas did.

No he wasn't.  Maybe he'll do better at the Yard.  I was hoping Gallardo would bounce back and be #4 for us.  Trade Miley while you're at it Duquette.  

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1 minute ago, 25 Nuggets said:

Now the Gallardo-Smith deal makes a bit more sense for Seattle.

I wanted Dyson.  Oh well, the Orioles are still better right now.

I, on the other hand, am even more excited as we took Dyson off the market without me having to cheer for him. 

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Smith on going from Safeco Field to Camden Yards: “You kind of make of it what you want. No one complains about hitting at Camden Yards, I can assure you of that …. There are pros and cons of every ballpark, but, as for hitting at Camden Yards, you can’t help but be excited about it.

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I think players have an exaggerated opinion on how much of a hitters park OPACY is.

Last season, for instance, it was 18th for HR.  Safeco was sixth.

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