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Tryptamine

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  1. be careful using those 20/80 rankings. Some sites are incredibly slow to update them, if they ever do at all.Fangraphs is particularly bad at this
  2. While I would love that, giving international money to Baltimore is a waste of time and I have to imagine the Cubs would be forced to part ways with their new #1 prospect Miguel Amaya who is having quite the season for a 19 year old catcher in A ball.
  3. Last year Melky Cabrera put up a .285/.324/.423 line good for 17HRs and a .747OPS in 156 games. That gave him a grand total of -.2fWAR. In 2018 no one offered him a mlb job. He signed on a minor league deal to play with the Indians and then was cut a few weeks after he was promoted to the majors. While Jones may play better defense, the bat isn't any better and no one is interested in a sub 100wRC+ guy playing RF unless they're defensive monster which Jones is certainly not at this point.
  4. They stole that idea from a website I post on and we weren't talking about Machado we were talking about whether we'd give that up for Jacob Degrom. There is no way in hell the Cubs would be that stupid.
  5. I own him as well and should the Brewers not land Machado, I expect Hiura gets called up a week or so later.
  6. Hiura is going to hit, no doubt in my mind. He doesn't have a ton of pop though, you're looking at 20-25HRs in his best years unless he goes all Ozzie Albies on us. One thing that makes Hiura so enticing as that he has an extremely high floor. He doesn't have mega allstar ceiling. You're probably looking at .300/.360/.525 in his best seasons, He's also basically MLB ready which is why he ranks so high. You could plug him in tomorrow and he'd have some measure of success.
  7. Yeah, his demotion makes zero sense. You don't send down a guy with 2.25FIP. That's the 17th best FIP amongst all relievers. Between that and Colorado sending down Jon Gray, I'm starting to wonder what some of these GMs are doing.
  8. I"ve been here since Brian Roberts actually. What was that like 10 years ago at this point if not longer?
  9. Bregman was drafted #2 overall in the 2015 draft, if anyone put a 40 rating on him they are a true moron. My guess is most places had him as a 55 to 60 coming out of the draft. So I guess congratulations on thinking the #2 over pick was going to be good.
  10. If you're scouting by looking solely at the box scores and stats, then you're doing it very wrong.
  11. You need to stop using preaseason numbers to evaluate these guys. Their values can be completely different, for example Yordan Alvarez. Some had him top 100ish some didn't, but not some have him as high as in the top 30. There's a huge difference in value there.
  12. No reason to even discuss Whitley, you're not getting the #1 pitching prospect in baseball. These struggles you speak of cover an entire 21 innings during which he has a 3.24FIP and is striking out nearly 13 people per 9 innings. Anyways, Giles will be back soon, there was never a reason to send him down to begin with. The kid is sporting an incredibly good 2.25FIP to begin with.
  13. If Florial was only striking out something like 20% of the time with his upside, he'd be a top 10 prospect in the game and completely untouchable in a Machdo trade. He'd essentially be Victor Robles 2.0. Your expectations are completely unrealistic.
  14. I'll take it you guys haven't seen the rumors of the Cubs being interested in Adam Jones yet.
  15. If the Brewers are going to give up Hiura+ for Machado then as a Cub fan I want them to make that trade.
  16. Getting the pick is basically a failure in itself in a year where the team was never competitive. Outside of Machado suffering a major injury it was worst case scenario.
  17. But there's proof this ever even happened to begin with.
  18. You're stuck in the past. New skinny Schwarber is a plus defender in left field with an above average to plus arm.
  19. There's is absolutely zero chance the Cubs give 3+ years of Schwarber for 3 months of Machado. No one is doing that for a 1fWAR upgrade.
  20. You think the Cubs are actively trying to dump a 25 year old with an .870OPS, on pace to hit nearly 35bombs, put up a 5fWAR season and oh yeah he's still club controlled for 3 more years after this year?
  21. Hiura isn't going anywhere, he's not long from taking Villar's job at 2B. If Baltimore got him for 3 months of Manny that would be absolute robbery. He's about as safe a bet as there is to rake in the major leagues besides Vlad Jr. I think something like Corbin Burnes, I could see one of Corbin Burnes/Brandon Woodruff, one of Corey Ray/Brett Phillips then someone farther off.
  22. You're wrong, BA has Lux as #83 on their latest top 100 and his plus May's stock has continued to swell. Just for the record, Verdugo is 26 and Ruiz is 27 as well.
  23. Depends on the who makes the list. BA started doing revisions fairly often often, while guys like LAW and Sickels stick to the preseason, midseason, postseason revisions.
  24. Where a prospect started the year doesn't matter. lux is now viewed as a guy that should be in or near the top 50. May is viewed as a top 100 guy and Verdugo was a top 50 guy himself.
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