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Sports Guy

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  1. 6 Ks, no BBs, 22 swingstr% and 62% str%
  2. It’s probably the easiest thing to do.
  3. Picking 8th right now then. All the more reason to hope for a bad week W/L record wise.
  4. Not sure how anyone can see a role for Mullins but not Sisco.
  5. Mullins will never be a GG and he will never play enough to even qualify for it. All Hyde is doing is trying to give a player confidence. BTw, for what I read, Hyde said that he thinks Mullins should get GG votes this year. I don’t know that he has projected him to be a future GGer. Do you have a link with him saying that?
  6. I don’t see how Mullins means more to the future than Nunez or Sisco.
  7. If Harvey gets hurt, you still can be pretty good back there. I like Armstrong as well. As I said, Pop will figure into things here, perhaps as early as June. I don’t have an issue if they sign a vet for the pen either.
  8. The common issue with most of these guys is a poor BA. These numbers change if they can outperform those BA totals. That being said, Mountcastle is the only one I think he’s off on.
  9. I’m perfectly fine with a Tate/Scott/Harvey back end. Pop will eventually figure into that mix as well.
  10. Good performances from the young players, health and lots of losses.
  11. The Os have a lot of young arms..some will fizzle out, some will be starters and others will be relievers. Not worried about Elias being able to find your 6th-8th members of the pen.
  12. Yep. It’s definitely a conscious decision to improve on the talent up the middle, as it should be.
  13. They won’t have to. In other words, they can probably get him to sign a very cheap deal if they want to keep him, which they should. I would guess he signs for around 1M, give or take.
  14. If you have money left over and no one really left to sign and you obtain an arm you like for asset you won’t use, how can anyone be upset by that? I don’t care what he said in the past. Plans change. Things are presented to you and you decide to pivot off of your original intentions. It would be worth getting upset over if he DIDN’T do this.
  15. I think I heard Big Ben say that the Os starters had allowed 1 run or less in 10 of the last 17 games. As you pointed out, there have been other games where they only allowed 2 or 3 runs as well. It really boils down to one thing, for the most part. The IF stinks. The Os flat out need more IF talent.
  16. This is what happens when you aren’t good. Just have to focus on what’s going well.
  17. Perfect example of why Velazquez shouldn’t be in the 40 man roster conversations. He is a dime a dozen guy.
  18. Yea, he hasn’t really been that good.
  19. Gotta love how he bounced back last night. His rough start the other night wasn’t totally his fault, so for him to get past that first mental hurdle and perform as well as he did against that offense is pretty impressive to see. The pitch count got elevated but he threw 67% of his pitches for strikes and had a 30% swingstr%. Outstanding numbers.
  20. https://www.masnsports.com/school-of-roch/2020/09/examining-the-chris-davis-situation.html Roch mentions the idea that Nunez could be nontendered. I dismissed this before as I think it’s a poor idea BUT I could see the team doing it. As I mentioned with the Castro situation, non tenders are expected to be at a record high and if a team feels they can get similar production for 1/5 of the cost, they will do it. I don’t think the team should do that with Nunez but I do feel some players need to be gone/traded, so it is something to look for. Even at arb1 money, he isn’t going to make a lot, so I would think you could find some team that will take a 30 homer/800 OPS bat making a few million dollars. Not everyone has enough options to just step right in and give you production close to that.
  21. It makes sense. We may not like it but next year is a 120 game season, the Os save X amount of dollars and then can release him. The only issue, of course, is that by keeping him, you risk exposing a young player to the rule 5. It’s possible that you lose a player that gives you enough cheap production to make up for whatever money you would save by cutting Davis...ie, if you save 7 million by cutting Davis but lose Alex Wells to the rule 5, you could end up with a situation where Wells could have easily made up that 7 million with very cheap production. As long as they don’t lose anyone of real consequence, I’m good with that. But you can’t keep him just to save money and then lose 1 or more young players because of it.
  22. Well it’s not just CO...we have DH/1st/CO bats, not to mention a potential issue with too much depth of pitchers who need to be on the 40 man.
  23. Some trades need to be made, there is no doubt about that.
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