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For this exercise, let's say 4 SP (Cobb, Cashner, Bundy, Hess) and 8-man 'pen to start the season. If my math is off there, let me know.

Super-Locks
Givens
Bleier
Karns
Castro

Near-Locks
Fry
Wright (possible 5th SP)

Final Two
Scott
Rogers (possible 5th SP)

Odds are, one of these will be a waiver claim guy who can start games, but just for fun. 

Who you got? I've got 5 lefties which is definitely weird. 

 

 

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10 minutes ago, interloper said:

I regret to inform everyone the thread has been dunked on and is now closed.

I agree with your locks.  I'll be interested to see if Karns can last a full season, injury free.  If Wright is on the team, I will flip out.

Curious to see if Bleier can still be effective without striking anyone out.

I think we are going to see a lot of people pass through the bullpen this year.

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30 minutes ago, interloper said:

For this exercise, let's say 4 SP (Cobb, Cashner, Bundy, Hess) and 8-man 'pen to start the season. If my math is off there, let me know.

Super-Locks
Givens
Bleier
Karns
Castro

Near-Locks
Fry
Wright (possible 5th SP)

Final Two
Scott
Rogers (possible 5th SP)

Odds are, one of these will be a waiver claim guy who can start games, but just for fun. 

Who you got? I've got 5 lefties which is definitely weird. 

 

 

Evan Phillips has been lights out. In another thread you said you saw Arajuo making the team. Hmm?????

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Not sure Karns is a lock. He may well rehab to build up innings with the goal of potentially joining the rotation instead.

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37 minutes ago, interloper said:

I regret to inform everyone the thread has been dunked on and is now closed.

Yep. That was a Zion Williamson throw down. @Moose Milligan broke the glass, yanked the rim off it's hinges and walked out of the gym with it in tow. 

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2 minutes ago, wildbillhiccup said:

Yep. That was a Zion Williamson throw down. @Moose Milligan broke the glass, yanked the rim off it's hinges and walked out of the gym with it in tow. 

That's taking it a bit far.  I felt like I was just stating the obvious.  

Zion hasn't done this, either.

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2 minutes ago, wildbillhiccup said:

Yep. That was a Zion Williamson throw down. @Moose Milligan broke the glass, yanked the rim off it's hinges and walked out of the gym with it in tow. 

Has he broken a backboard or just that pair of shoes?

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53 minutes ago, interloper said:

For this exercise, let's say 4 SP (Cobb, Cashner, Bundy, Hess) and 8-man 'pen to start the season. If my math is off there, let me know.

Super-Locks
Givens
Bleier
Karns
Castro

Near-Locks
Fry
Wright (possible 5th SP)

Final Two
Scott
Rogers (possible 5th SP)

Odds are, one of these will be a waiver claim guy who can start games, but just for fun. 

Who you got? I've got 5 lefties which is definitely weird. 

 

 

Great thread & post. I think this is spot on. The most precarious spot is probably Scott (pretty sure he has options).

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34 minutes ago, sportsfan8703 said:

Evan Phillips has been lights out. In another thread you said you saw Arajuo making the team. Hmm?????

Oh woops lol. I did say that. Hmmmm back to the drawing board.

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15 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Has he broken a backboard or just that pair of shoes?

Just the shoes, but I’m pretty sure he’d have no trouble breaking a backboard if that was a useful exercise.    

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1 hour ago, interloper said:

For this exercise, let's say 4 SP (Cobb, Cashner, Bundy, Hess) and 8-man 'pen to start the season. If my math is off there, let me know.

Super-Locks
Givens
Bleier
Karns
Castro

Near-Locks
Fry
Wright (possible 5th SP)

Final Two
Scott
Rogers (possible 5th SP)

Odds are, one of these will be a waiver claim guy who can start games, but just for fun. 

Who you got? I've got 5 lefties which is definitely weird. 

 

 

I'm subbing out Scott for Araujo for 17 days. 

Agree Karns could possibly be held back to stretch out but I still think he's a lock. 

Wright and Rogers are vulnerable if there's a waiver claim SP or something. 

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