Reds imploding in 9th of another 1-0 game; Ozuna beat Day 2 Raisel to make it 3-0 (and ruin the drama of would Braves really use Melancon, 15th on the team in K-BB%, in a 1-run game); now Suarez has dropped a pop up to let Albies get on with a second chance.
While I'm generally always rooting for a deciding game, Nick and O'Day are enough for me to be content to get to see them chase that One Shining Moment another week.
Will the Reds opening offer to FA Bauer include a stake in franchise ownership?
Yankees Rally in 9th Inning, Beat Indians to Sweep AL Wild-Card Series: Rival Rays are Up Next
(By Kristie Ackert)
Yea, no matter how the rest turn out, barring of course some kid's whose name I don't know turning into an all-star catcher, AR bombing will still be a big blow.
Even if we end up with a playoff team, losing out on an MVP candidate at catcher is still going to hurt.
GAME THREE )))))) (First Round)
CHICAGO WHITE S OX
Timothy Devon Anderson, Jr. - SS
Yasmani Grandal - C
Jose Dariel "J.D." Abreu Correa - 1B
Eloy Arturo Jimenez Solano - DH
Yoan Manuel Moncada Olivera - 3B
Luis Robert - CF
Nomar Shamir Mazara Jiminian - RF
Adam Engel - LF
Nicklaus Madrigal - 2B
Dane Anthony Dunning - RHP )) (2-0, 3.97 ERA)
OAKLAND A THLETICS
Thomas La Stella - 2B
Marcus Semien - SS
Jacob Ryan "J.R." Lamb - 3B
Mark Canha - RF
Matthew Olson - 1B
Khristopher Davis - DH
Robert Grossman - LF
Ramon Laureano - CF
Sean Murphy - C
Michael Bruce Fiers - RHP )) (6-3, 4.58 ERA)
These threads are about the strengths of the organization as a whole at the various positions, not the current strength of the major league team. I agree grades should not be “completely” based on players in the minors, especially ones who haven’t played an official game above low A. But the guy was considered to be the easiest 1:1 choice since Harper. That’s not nothing.
There's the matter of being the 21st pick and not 3rd, but if DL Hall could be in the ballpark of where Ian Anderson is now in a year, that would be nice.
Scanning the 2017 1st round if we re-did it today, I see Lewis, Gore, Hiura, Adell, Ramos and Pearson as guys you'd probably obviously prefer to him.
Hall head to head with the Shane Bazzes and Clarke Schmidts of the world will tell us a good deal of high in the league the peak Rutschman teams can get.