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Everything posted by Tryptamine

  1. With the enormous amount of available money, and that they and the Yankees are the most heavily involved for Correa, it makes sense.
  2. Sounds like a decent chance Rodon and Kikuchi are coming off the market tonight.
  3. They pretty much have to get a SS, and while I don't see them giving Correa 350M, there has been interest in Trevor Story. Add him, Conforto and Kikuchi and the Cubs are decent for '22, with a lot of money open for '23.
  4. Two teams with super deep pockets. I'd call it 50/50 at best that either reach FA.
  5. I truly truly hate that website, not because it tries to value players, but because so many people try to use it to justify trades that just have zero chance in the real world, but they insist it does because the numbers are similar. This is not directed at the poster above, it's just something I've seen dozens of times on various sites and it's always suggesting heavily lopsided deals.
  6. Should we play a game where we see which one of our terrible teams(CHC/BAL) signs a non roster filler FA first?
  7. He was also very good in 2020. Over the last 2 seasons his mlb rank for those throwing 200+ innings. 251 2/3IP (10th) 3.00 ERA (9th) 3.02 FIP (4th) 3.22 xFIP (6th) 10.94 k/9 (6th) 6.4 fWAR (6th)
  8. Arguing for the sake of arguing is such fun.
  9. ERod was a huge swing and miss by my Cubs and the Orioles as well. He's age appropriate, has very strong peripherals and didn't sniff the contracts guys like Gausman and Stroman will.
  10. You do not wait until the year you're ready to compete to start filling out a roster with FA. If you do that, you're at the mercy of whatever talent that FA class has to offer and you have to over pay your targets because you can't afford to lose them. If the Orioles honestly believe they can compete in 2023, they should be actively pouncing on players to begin filling out the roster now and then filling in whatever other needs they have next off-season.
  11. You might as well just says he's not available then. No one is going to give up that type of payment for a guy who has never pitched a full season, due to repeated arm fatigue, and has his peripherals. Yes, he's obviously underestimated by FIP and xFIP because they don't take into consideration quality of contact much in the way Kyle Hendricks is, but you're also talking about a guy who has posted a 4.26 ERA, 7.32 K/9 since the spider tack crack down on June 15th. There's too much uncertainty floating around him to warrant that kind of package. If Robert Hassell and a back end of the Padre to
  12. Just about every single time an article gets posted here, someone goes on a rant about how it's terrible, it's lazy, the writer hates the Orioles, they don't know what they're talking about, etc. Not every article, especially national articles, need or want incredibly in depth analysis. As far as an article about why the pitching is bad, the average baseball fan isn't nearly educated enough in advanced statistics to understand it, nor do most want to. You have to remember that 95+% of fans idea of advanced stats are OPS and whip, so taking the time to write these advanced articles that
  13. I'm not sure they're the 1st,2nd or even the 3rd worst team as currently constructed. I think the Cubs,Dbacks and Nationals claim those spots. Since throwing the combined no hitter against the Dodgers on June 24th the Cubs have gone 10-32 good for a league worst .238 winning percentage over that stretch. There's a lot of terrible in MLB right now.
  14. I'm still not sure what to make of Kilian. He's absolutely destroying the minors this year. Has an absurdly low bb%, is 94-96 and touching 98. Has a put away secondary, but the reviews are pretty bland. Clearly Hoyer sees something that isn't being reported. The results do not match the write ups at all.
  15. I wonder if they're set on extending him. They have an enormous amount of money available to grab a Correa/Story type.
  16. I love it. Hoyer has killed it so far.
  17. Not actively shopping people in one of the more seller friendly markets we've seen recently is a mistake.
  18. I was actually pretty surprised by how good the Rizzo haul was. I didn't think they'd get a 50 fv prospect let alone a 50 and 45.
  19. Yup a good haul for Graveman. Not a superstar, but a guy who could give you 3fWAR seasons for cheap.
  20. Cubs got Oakland's #9 and #12 for Chafin. Oakland has a pretty bad farm, but it's still a nice haul for a rental on a mid reliever.
  21. You guys are massively underestimating what it would take to get Ramirez. In his down year of 2019 he was worth 3.4 fwar, every other year since 2016 he has been worth at least, or on pace to exceed, 4.7 fwar. He has 2 very cheap club options in '22-23. He would certainly bring back multiple top 10 prospects and need a headliner like Grayson.
  22. It's not that simple. What likely happened is that a certain $ amount was floated to a pool of players. A dollar amount that allowed him to make certain moves later in the draft as a strategy. For all we know, Kjerstad may have been the only one to agree. With that said, the general consensus, by a lot more than one site, is that Hjerstad is not up to the Martin,Lacy, Gonzales and maybe even Veen level, but he's not terribly far off and still a top 100-125 guy with a fairly low risk factor by prospect standards.
  23. Even if he doesn't have a designated position, he'll still likely see 500PAs this year, especially with the notoriously fragile Pham. Unlike some in this thread have said, he certainly wont be cheap to acquire. 5 years of control for a guy who was on 4+fWAR pace last year is going to require a big impact player or top notch prospects.
  24. Can we stop with this already. People saw him make a bad fielding gaffe in the 2015 playoffs and since then they think he's a complete defensive butcher. He's a slightly below average defensive left fielder with a plus arm.
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