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  1. Theres actually a really good article in my opinion on the ringer about this exact ask. https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2019/12/6/20998574/free-agency-mike-moustakas-zack-wheeler-yasmani-grandal
  2. This is awesome. I'm not sure exactly what the take away is yet, but as a numbers junky, it looks like a crap shoot. Maybe once age and some other factors are built in theres more to gleam from it?
  3. So I just got done reading a funny article about Jason Heywards little brother getting ejected by arguing balls and strikes with a robot called strike. https://www.12up.com/posts/jason-heywards-brother-ejected-for-arguing-with-robot-umpire-video-01dqbcx5rggk/partners/40030?fbclid=IwAR25qYr7VAn2BLEnr-QHsSB_VM5720WzhMhqbILPPjTUi1cLGAqTzOIDy74 But this got me thinking about another question. Is there a mandate that teams play with a catcher? Because in reality, with no one on base, and less than 2 strikes, legitimately no one even needs to frame and present pitches for the umpire to see anymore. With 2 strikes you need him for drop ball 3rd strike. With men on, obviously for steals. But you could get an extra defender somewhere with less than 2 strikes. Has anyone in the rules committees thought about this?
  4. MarCakes21

    Rusney Castillo

    A name I had forgotten about, but SI just wrote an article on him. He's 32 years old, so probably wouldn't be worth a ton to a team like us, but what would a team trade for a player like this, assuming it had to also take on his salary so the red sox didn't push into the luxury tax. Or really just wait another year when he is a free agent, and another year older?
  5. I guess the real question is, does it matter where they play if they can cover for a league average CF in the corners some? And does some magical WAR number (oWAR and dWAR) make their deficiencies look better in one spot over the other. Like say today, you played Mancini in CF, knowing he was below average, but had above average COF, does his ability to hit at an elite CF level balance the dWAR number given you may plus dWAR numbers in COF?
  6. I considered starting a thread, but wanted to ask this question. Assuming all of Hays/Santander/Diaz become big leaguers of quality, who would play where? All three seem to be fringe CF, maybe debatably league average, but all seem to have above average bats for CF, and potentially average to below average bats for RF/LF. Does it matter in the long run or since one is next to the other, an above average fielding LF/RF could potentially make up for a average/below average CF.
  7. Anyone see what Corban Joseph is doing at AAA and now he's getting his cup of coffee in the bigs? May have been a fun asset, even though old, to keep this squad together here for minimum salary.
  8. Was this previously reported that the O's will be paying the $2.5 million in bonuses to Cashner? So the Red Sox are only paying him $1.6 mil for the remainder of the season. I think the fact that we got true lottery tickets and not even a top 20/30 guy in the Sox org is interesting given that we're giving up the money as well
  9. The talk is that at 3rd base, you move in an X, back left/back right/forward left/forward right. At SS, you have to move more laterally, and make longer runs for a ball, rather than reactionary movements. So a fuller frame, while maybe able to react the same, you may not be as "fast" once you fill out that is needed for the SS postion
  10. Yea but remember when Broxton was being talked about like this after his rookie season: https://blogs.fangraphs.com/how-keon-broxton-looks-like-the-brewers-best-player/ Crazy high exit velocities, plays center like Cain, hits like Chris Carter (lots of hard hits lots of Ks), oh yea, and he can run. The tools are there, though he's now older. Let's see what plays. No harm in this one.
  11. Think now would be a logical time to try to lock him up with an extension?
  12. I don't disagree that he should. But there's always the service time consideration. Unfortunately with him, it means he stays down even longer than others may. Mullins has already been here once, let him continue to develop at the big league level since his service clock is already well in place. I'd imagine this regime is considering those factors when they make decisions on the roster.
  13. Looking to pull on this topic a bit more as I don't understand the positional differences of WAR as much. Say Ryan we're below average defensively at 3rd (maybe -1 dWAR?) and average defensively at 1st, how much better would he have to hit at 1st than 3rd? Because there's already a positional difference between first and 3rd, so what would be the needed delta to make him more valuable at 1st than 3rd?
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