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  1. I can get behind an organizational hitting philosophy rooted in Ted Williams/Rogers Hornsby principles.
  2. I actually found it quite entertaining. To each their own I guess.
  3. My hope is that cost cutting is more strategic than forced, and that once we are putting a major league product on the field, spending will support that. This announcement makes me feel better about that possibility, but really time will tell.
  4. It willing be telling to see how Elias handles these situations as the team becomes competitive again. While you can argue the merit of doing this type of deal with Means specifically, the idea of doing business this way would give me much more confidence in our franchise moving forward.
  5. Wouldn’t it be the Tampa thing to extend him?
  6. I’m with you Frobby! I fall in love with the toolsy, big outfielders (see Bigbie, Larry). Will be fun to watch his season unfold, as I feel a full-potential Hays really makes this lineup (and future team potential) dynamic.
  7. I get it. My intent wasn’t to be derogatory, just more cheeky. We have all seen these type of pickups work from time to time. My point was that it wasn’t viewed as an event.
  8. Won’t it be so exciting for our fan base then these threads won’t be necessary?!?No offense wildcard because I agree with you. But having the talent and depth in our system where we wouldn’t be as worried about other teams castoffs will be refreshing.
  9. I don’t know about you guys, but there are certain thread titles that I get excited to read, and not always for the OP, but moreso for the replies!!! Thanks for your optimism and fandom Guido!!
  10. From my very novice understanding of this process, I guess the snails pace piece is building the infrastructure and relationships internationally. One would hope (expect) after a couple years of consistent allocation of resources both fiscally and physically, then the dam would break as far as the rewards.
  11. I feel like it is really tough to evaluate the future of a bullpen just because of the unknowns. Who really knows what flawed starter will be thrown to the bullpen and be a stud....I don’t think anyone saw Zach Britton coming. I guess the good news is that when you have the depth the Os are growing, it gives a decent indication that there can be impact arms in the pen.
  12. I understand the OP grade of an A, but I would imagine that grade takes into account what our organization was as much as what it currently is. If you compare it to our history, I would agree with the A grade. But comparing to other organizations, I would think a B is probably more realistic. I say this having done zero research to support this comment. Either way, I am happy with the state of the pitching, and think next year will be a big one to see what we actually have.
  13. Pretty happy with this list, but here is my question for those that know much more than me: what players (if any) with a good 2020 season could be on this list next season? We will graduate Mountcastle, and hopefully add 2020 draft picks, but who in the system could make the jump?
  14. I guess it just depends on how good of a year they have next year.
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