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3 hours ago, wildbillhiccup said:

Curious why why think so? To me there are more red flags surrounding Vargas then just about any other pitcher. 

I live about 2 hours south of KC, so I get to see a lot of Royals coverage. Vargas is a rhythm pitcher, not overpowering stuff. The true "crafty lefty". I think his game ages well, and when he is on, which has been more often than not recently, he is very good. I wonder what red flags you are referring to. He came back from a pretty serious injury and pitched better than ever.

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48 minutes ago, theobird said:

I live about 2 hours south of KC, so I get to see a lot of Royals coverage. Vargas is a rhythm pitcher, not overpowering stuff. The true "crafty lefty". I think his game ages well, and when he is on, which has been more often than not recently, he is very good. I wonder what red flags you are referring to. He came back from a pretty serious injury and pitched better than ever.

Did he really pitch better than ever though? His post all-star break era was 6.38 and he really only had three good months (April, May June). Those numbers seem journeymanesque to me. 

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Speaking of KC lefties, how about Mike Minor?  He may or may not be a free agent this offseason - having a mutual option for 1 more year at 10 mil.  Last year, he had a very successful comeback - but as a reliever - and ended up the season closing for KC.  But back in 2013, he was a 204 innings pitcher who looked like one of the top young lefty starters in baseball.  A torn labrum right before the 2015 season had him out for 2 seasons.  

Question is - Do you make a major (see what I did there?) investment in someone like him - as a 30 year old starter?  It might be gutsy or thinking outside the box,  but is it smart?  I don't know.     

 

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On 10/19/2017 at 7:16 AM, Aglets said:

Sabathia makes a good deal of sense, but will he leave NY?

He'll be expensive, but so  will any SP who's been successful.

I doubt the Girardi departure will change his desire to stay in NY.  If he signs elsewhere, I think it will be because he sees a path to the World Series there.

Sabathia at 38 (next July) is likely to spend a fair amount of time on the DL each season until the end of his career, whenever that may be. 

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I just can't imagine the Orioles landing anyone in the Cobb/Lynn tier let alone Darvish/Arrieta tier. Correct me if I'm wrong,  but wasn't Ubaldo the largest FA contract BAL has given to a pitcher? Cobb and Lynn are going to get double that and Darvish/Arrieta triple.

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1 hour ago, Tryptamine said:

I just can't imagine the Orioles landing anyone in the Cobb/Lynn tier let alone Darvish/Arrieta tier. Correct me if I'm wrong,  but wasn't Ubaldo the largest FA contract BAL has given to a pitcher? Cobb and Lynn are going to get double that and Darvish/Arrieta triple.

I agree with you completely. 

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1 hour ago, Tryptamine said:

I just can't imagine the Orioles landing anyone in the Cobb/Lynn tier let alone Darvish/Arrieta tier. Correct me if I'm wrong,  but wasn't Ubaldo the largest FA contract BAL has given to a pitcher? Cobb and Lynn are going to get double that and Darvish/Arrieta triple.

As litmus tests go, this is a good one to see if the O's really are "all in" for 2018.

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