It's not surprising that the draft is looking different than many mock boards due to the lack of 2020 data to go off of due to the lack of games to evaluate.
Elias is clearly not afraid to go with a guy with one plus plus tool (power) which is a bit surprising for the #2 overall pick. His hit tool is probably plus as well, but the K-BB ratio prior to his short junior year makes him a bit of question mark when he has to face professional pitching on a nightly basis.
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Beats me, I dunno.
It's my hope that teams get back to a slashing style of play...putting pressure on the defense, more balls in play. I don't know what analytics and metrics would lead a team to believe that's a good idea but it's nice to think about.
It's the one reason I did like the runner on 2nd to start extra innings. Forced teams to play small ball, move a runner over, etc.
Sure..but there isn’t a magic button that gets pushed when it’s time to contend. Just because you want to doesn’t mean you will.
So, there is no magic formula on when you contend. However, learning to win, learning from vets, etc…that is important. That is needed. The right players can help with that right now.
This is why what I have an issue with. Some of you feel that just because guys are brought up, that it means we are contenders. It’s not going to work like that, at least it’s not likely that it will.
And then what happens when guys struggle, ala 2021. Do you just keep pushing things back? At what point do you say enough is enough?
Im There now. 2021 was the year I expected to see real progress but then covid hit and that hurt a team like the Os, perhaps more than most teams. So, I pushed it back to 2022. There is no money on the roster. You have Grayson and Adley, amongst others coming up. You have trade options and FA that can help the team and not break the bank long term.
I don’t agree with it at all but I can understand why some want to wait. What I don’t get is why people get all up in arms about those that don’t want to wait and then also say signing guys now ruin anything. When people say that, it makes me think they either don’t understand what is being done here, don’t understand finances or they don’t believe in the players that are in the organization now.