The quotes that you shared from me neither refute my point nor are contradictory. you just said yourself, “the question is how much and whether Pedro hits enough to be worth it”
I never specifically mentioned anyone by name and even my direct comment to you was,” Your point SEEMS TO BE THAT IF HE IS HITTING WELL ENOUGH….” Which you just confirmed in your own comment, which is whether Severino hits well enough to be worth his defense, which is exactly the attitude I inferred.
The comments that I am referencing claim that Severino’s offense-and Sisco’s as well-was sufficient to compensate for the defense. I always responded the same”no it doesn’t, league-average bedamned.”
I do not think anybody is making those arguments anymore, for which God be praised, but they certainly did.
That doesn't sound possible. The bat sliver hit him in the eye all the way at first base?
I need to find some video of that.
Found it, now I realize what you meant to say.
Hadn't ever seen that happen before.
I think of the Padres as being built on more of an sort-of ad hoc basis, through trades and free agent signings more than high draft picks, all backed by a decision to loosen the purse strings the last couple of years. But that's just a vague impression. Since having no first-round draft pick in 2015, they have picked 8th/24th/5th (three picks), 3rd, 7th, 6th and 8th, and I don't see any of their first-round picks on the 25-man roster yet. (C.J. Abrams is in the system, and there are probably others.)
I will take a closer look when I get a chance.
That seems like a good reason to try Lopez as a reliever this season. When Means, Zimmermann, Kremer, Akin and Lowther are all healthy the O's could put Lopez in the pen and see how he does.
With what we have seen so far I don't think the O's protect him this off season if he does not improve. Some pitchers improve when the game is on the line. Lopez does not seem to raise to the occasion as often as he needs to.