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  1. You know who was a pretty consistent 30+ home run hitter? Mickey Tettleton after he was traded to Detroit hit 30 or better 4 times. 😭
  2. I don't know.... he was hitting over .800 earlier in the season. He's been slumping badly as of late and has now slipped down to .455. If he doesn't turn things around soon he'll be back at AAA in no time.
  3. Sisco and Severino are the Lew Ford of catchers.
  4. I know it's an incredibly small sample size - but I'm a sucker for these kinds of stories. Journeyman pitcher suddenly learns to pitch at age 35? I know he'll come back to earth at some point... but I'll be pulling for him all the way.
  5. You could be right... I wouldn't mind seeing how Bannon could perform at the top of the order. I like his .obp.
  6. Well not to quibble, and, Hyde may have forgotten, but Ruiz played 1 game at second in 2019 and in 2020.
  7. I usually wait to see how @DrungoHazewood votes in these polls and then vote the same way, but I got tired of waiting for him to vote so I went with between 66-70 picking 68 as the most likely final win total.
  8. This is a great question... first, I'm excited to have a 162 game season to look forward to. But that wasn't your question. I agree with Trey Mancini for the reasons you stated. 2nd is finally seeing what Austin Hays can do given a full season. 3rd is Bruce Zimmerman. He seems like he could be the real deal. It would be nice to have another solid young pitcher (along with Jason Means) to anchor the rotation.
  9. Lew Ford single handedly killed this franchise.
  10. He's working on some new ways of catching and throwing the ball... that's what spring training is for. 😂
  11. Yeah, but other than when he's not been durable, he's been durable.
  12. Lol... I guess the same reason you used the small sample size of his 2020 season to project his 2021 potential. But seriously, Ruiz only has 812 plate appearances over 5 years and Franco has 2782 over 7 years so I figure the longer track record for Franco was a better predictor (but also it made my case better). At the end of the day I think we're in agreement that Franco is a slight upgrade... so if the deal is right... why not?
  13. Franco's 162 game average over 7 years is .252 / .304 / .433 Ruiz's projection for 2021 is .232 / .309 / .397 While Franco is a little better I'm not sure he's that much better. As always, God is in the details of the contract.
  14. As usual, very well said Frobby. I liked him for a lot of the same reasons. He was just a solid player. He had his limitations in the field obviously, but he was a consistent hitter, a doubles machine, and he knew how to get on base. I always enjoyed watching him play and whenever he was at bat in a high leverage spot I always felt like we had a chance. I hate that injuries and COVID cut his career short. 3000 hits were always going to be a reach, but I'm confident he could have added at least a couple of hundred more but for the aberration of the 2020 season and his last wrist injury.
  15. Just 127 hits away from being in the top 100 of all time. I hope he gets the opportunity to try for it.
  16. Weams you're one of the reasons I enjoy the Hangout so much. Thanks for all you do to help make the OH a daily destination for me and so many others. Wishing you all the best as you navigate these health challenges. You and your family are in my thoughts.
  17. Scott appears to have had a nice outing yesterday against the Yankees. 1 IP with 2 KO's.
  18. Great to see him out there! So many feels!
  19. Yes, he's still firmly committed to not trying anything new because the approach he's been using has worked so well for him in the past.
  20. Agreed, but I would add the caveat that its hard to find a decent knuckleballer.
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