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About GuidoSarducci

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  1. You also need to consider that we are subtracting Chris Davis in place of Mancini. I think that could net us 4 wins. If we see improvements from younger players and we might just squeak into the playoffs. I think some players have pretty much peaked, such as Sisco/Severino. But we also have younger players who could see improvement and breakout years. We could also be like the 2012 Orioles who outperformed their Pythagorean record by 11 wins (won 93 when run differential predicted 82)
  2. The Baltimore Orioles will not win the World Series in 2020. This is how the Orioles might win the World Series next year (2021) 1. Trevor Bauer (SP) - $35 million. The biggest need for the Orioles a TOR starter. Bauer is the best FA pitcher on the market, and will command a large contract. 2. DJ LeMahieu (2B/3B) - $15 million. Would have to decide whether it makes more sense to have LeMaheiu at third and Alberto at second or vice versa. 3. Alex Colome (CP) - $10 million. While the Orioles bullpen did performances, there was a real problem with closer. Colome fulfills this need. Rotation: 1. Bauer 2. Means 3. Cobb 4/5 Two of Akin/Kremer/Eschelman Bullpen: Lakins/Scott/Armstrong/Fry CP: Colome Lineup: C Two of Severino/Sisco/Rustchman 1B Mancini 2B LeMahieu SS Iglesias 3B Alberto LF Mountcastle/Stewart CF Hays/Mullins RF Santander DH - platoon of Stewart/Severino/Sisco/etc.
  3. What I'm wondering is, if this stuff is so important, how are there so many international prospects in the MLB that don't come from as rich countries? Maybe this is bias on my part , but how do the players coming out of the Dominican Republic and Venezuela, who presumably don't have access to those resources, compete just as well as the ones coming out the US?
  4. Kershaw sucks in a playoff series! How utterly shocking ...
  5. And the Yanks go down!
  6. Winker mostly DH'd. Senzel plays CF. He was drafted with the Reds 1st pick (#2 overall) in 2016. He should be locked in as their CF at least for next year. Their starting LF was 32-year old Shogo Akiyama who posted a .654 OPS. Even DJ Stewart would be an upgrade there. Of course, they could be looking for more of a sure-thing upgrade, but that requires either money or surrendering prospects. Any single player we have, would not generate interest, but if we bundle some guys together, it might work.
  7. Neither Nunez or Ruiz are really upgrades for anyone. Nunez is almost strictly a DH, who doesn't hit all that well for a dedicated DH. Ruiz is a well below average 3B. They might not even make they 25 man on the O's next year. But let's say we were to package DJ Stewart, Jose Iglesias and Pedro Severino to the Reds. Could that get us an organizational top 20 prospect? Those guys are upgrades than what the Reds have now, and all are cheap except Iglesias - but his contract is cheap relative to production and its only a one-year commitment. Stewart is also young and under team control, so if he breaks out then you fill a hole with a productive player on the cheap for a few years. For an organization on a budget, if they decide they are going to make a run this might be a smarter route.
  8. This is mainly because of the holes at 3B/1B. If Trey is coming back that answers 1B question. We also have more quality outfielders that can't all make the roster and probably an extra catcher. Iglesias doesn't add much the club if they aren't going to compete. We could also package a few of these guys together.
  9. Following the Reds dismal playoff exit in which they failed to score a single run through 23 innings, its obvious they need some offensive upgrades. The Orioles have some young, cost controlled talent on offense that they may be able to jettison. This may be more up the Reds alley vs. FA as they don't have a big budget being a mid-small market. Looking at the Reds roster they have some obvious holes at SS, LF and Catcher. Would they be a good trade candidates ? I'm not too familiar with their pitching prospects.
  10. DJ LeMahieu is a free agent at the end of the year
  11. From I recall, didn't seem like a knuckleball so much as an eephus pitch.
  12. But seriously, I wonder what our record was with Davis and without. It seems like it was ironically better with him in the lineup Edit: Ok, we were 7-9 with Davis, and'we're current 22-31, so that means without Davis we were 15-22. Record with Davis: .438 (7/16) Record without Davis: .405 (15/37) Edit2: Even better, in 2 of the games Davis had one PA or less, which were both losses. So really in games where he got at least 3 PAs, we were .500.
  13. I didn't appreciate how Hyde burned him by letting him face Voit again, with a fairly predictable result. Yes, game was lost at that point, but still he could have let him off the hook.
  14. After the Alex Cobb experiment, I think not
  15. I think there's only been about 30 or so players to lead all of MLB in homers more than once. And Chris Davis is one of them.
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