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by toonsterwu
Thu Jan 16, 2020 5:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

I quite like the Diamondbacks system, actually, but more from a upside/depth perspective. Considering the shambles it was in, Hazen and Co. have done a fantastic job. All that said, I don't see them trading away Gallen, and the problem with that system is that there is a lack of upper level quality,...
by toonsterwu
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Can't help but wonder if the Nationals are trying to set something up. Now, Asdrubal Cabrera and Starlin Castro additions can both be explained away as a team trying to make sure it has options in case it misses out on it's top options. Heck, if Starlin hits like he did the 2nd half of the year ... ...
by toonsterwu
Sun Jan 05, 2020 10:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Hairyducked Idiot wrote:This is going to end with them doing actual nothing and trying to get under the LT in 2021 instead.


I think that's very plausible, but as someone posted a couple weeks ago, it isn't hard to get under LT if you deal Quintana.
by toonsterwu
Mon Dec 30, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Honestly, this might not be a fair comparison, but for some reason, I sort of think Trey McNutt with Spencer Howard. A guy that flashed raw upside (IIRC, there were some positive reports on McNutt's secondaries in A ball, enough so that IIRC, there was some debate here about Archer vs. McNutt). Phys...
by toonsterwu
Sat Dec 28, 2019 4:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

To be very clear, my preferred scenario, assuming a long term need to get cut some payroll and getting some young talent as well, is something I mentioned recently, which is trading Darvish, who I believe, with the remaining market left, might be able to get enough interest where a team would take o...
by toonsterwu
Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:21 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Oy, I just don't love the Braves prospects as much as others, I guess. I think out of Pache/Waters, one of them will likely be a solid MLB OF, but I don't love either guy. I'm not that huge on Austin Riley. Honestly, the positional guy I really sort of like in that system is Braden Shewmake. The pit...
by toonsterwu
Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1217
Views: 61083

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

I'm mildly fascinated skimming through this entire discussion, or I'm a little bored up at 3am. My general thoughts on Eloy are: a) His approach always made me wonder if that K rate might bump up a little. I think this year is more a young bat getting tested in the bigs, but I recall reading somewhe...
by toonsterwu
Wed Dec 25, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1217
Views: 61083

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

The dynamics are obviously a bit different, but if Corey Kluber could only get some A ball lottery ticket offers, outside of their final deal, I really question how much we could get for Quintana. As with all trades, all it takes is one team, but clearly, the organization, whether we like it or not...
by toonsterwu
Tue Dec 24, 2019 3:06 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat
Replies: 1217
Views: 61083

Re: 2019-20 Offseason Rumors/General Chit-Chat

The dynamics are obviously a bit different, but if Corey Kluber could only get some A ball lottery ticket offers, outside of their final deal, I really question how much we could get for Quintana. As with all trades, all it takes is one team, but clearly, the organization, whether we like it or not,...
by toonsterwu
Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Ha my bad misread the contract last night.
by toonsterwu
Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:45 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

If the only goal is getting under, then yeah, that could work. If getting under is only one goal ... and there are secondary goals (like staying competitive next year, rebuilding the system a bit, cleaning up the sheets for the future a bit), then things are slightly different (deleted original comm...
by toonsterwu
Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Honestly, with the way the pitching market has fallen ... I keep thinking that, if the goal is to get under ... that there might be a chance we could move Darvish. Angels still have a boatload of money to spend, still haven't upgraded the rotation, and the remaining money on Darvish's deal isn't tha...
by toonsterwu
Sat Dec 14, 2019 7:57 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

I have my doubts the Nationals would fork over Victor Robles in any Kris Bryant trade, particularly after what's happened the last two years, with Harper/Rendon leaving. I do think Robles hits more, enough that he isn't a negative offensively. That said, the Nationals are probably content with stopg...
by toonsterwu
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:05 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rendon to Angels
Replies: 8
Views: 657

Re: Rendon to Angels

Still think the offense needs another bat, but with Adell likely getting time in CF (basically what we hope Brennan Davis can become) and Rendon, the offense jumps a lot. Still think another bat in there would give them better depth and consistency when Ohtani isn't DH'ing. Not sure how much Upton a...
by toonsterwu
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:58 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

Anyhow, with Rendon off the table, we'll probably see soon enough whether there's any legs to this. Donaldson should move fast - I'm guessing Nationals nab him and announce it soon. Phillies and KB, which was mentioned above, makes sense, as they are desperate to push forward and Alec Bohm probably ...
by toonsterwu
Thu Dec 12, 2019 2:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread
Replies: 355
Views: 19842

Re: Potential Kris Bryant trade thread

I don't particularly think they will trade Bryant (mainly because what the Cubs will likely want (an appropriate return for a in-his prime MVP caliber player), it's hard to see teams giving it to them since the chances of Bryant signing long-term before FA seem fairly slim), but I'm always fine with...
by toonsterwu
Fri Oct 11, 2019 3:46 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread
Replies: 5229
Views: 463657

Re: General Baseball Chit-Chat Thread

With the report of the Nationals offer to Rendon with, surprise surprise, quite a bit of deferred money. I went looking around cots at what deferred money they have out there. The craziest thing to me is that Scherzer is not making any actual salary this season or the next two... of course he's goi...
by toonsterwu
Thu Sep 26, 2019 1:14 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Impeach The Ricketts
Replies: 3
Views: 1120

Re: Impeach The Ricketts

It's funny, I've spent years arguing that this front office shouldn't be glorified, and yet, there were no major moves that screamed out as being horrible at that immediate point in time (I supported Heyward signing, didn't love the Quintana trade but value was fine for a guy on that contract coming...
by toonsterwu
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Hultzen finally makes it; guy who looks at cameras DFA'd
Replies: 19
Views: 2432

Re: Hultzen finally makes it; guy who looks at cameras DFA'd

I'm biased, but Hultzen's start against South Carolina in the CWS was one of the more impressive starts, at any level, that I'd ever seen. It's been a long time, but IIRC, he struck out 8 of the first 9 batters, while throwing up and being sick in between innings. He thoroughly dominated a South Car...
by toonsterwu
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:54 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Greinke to Astros
Replies: 13
Views: 2176

Re: Greinke to Astros

Fascinating moves by the DIamondbacks. They give up Greinke and Jasrado Chisholm, a personal favorite that had stalled badly this year, and add a good arm in Zac Gallen, plus some interesting prospects. Honestly, I'm floored the Marlins gave up Gallen for just Jasrado Chisholm, considering the year ...
by toonsterwu
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:41 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs get Castellanos for Lange and Richan
Replies: 54
Views: 6100

Re: Cubs get Castellanos for Lange and Richan

If things are so hammer tight on the budget, then its up to the FO to make some decisions on how to reallocate resources. We can go PTR all day long, but it is what is for now and no amount of wishing and hoping will change that. Thing is, in terms of individual moves and actions, I haven't found mu...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jun 28, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-27-19
Replies: 11
Views: 1697

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-27-19

I think Ademan has been one of the bright spots this year. Love that he seems to be walking more and controlling it a bit better. I'm of mixed opinions on whether or not they should find a way to send him up to AA later in the year ... a part of me is curious (I mean, only so interested I can get on...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 28996

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

I'm just curious what their plan is with all these arms in terms of timeline ... are they going to go slow and work them slowly up the ladder, stretching them out? I mean, we're slowly getting some arms into the upper levels, so it's hard to see these draft picks squeezing guys out of spots out tha...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 28996

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Draft vaguely reminds me of our 2008 draft (Cashner, Shafer, Chris Carpenter, Justin Bristow early on). I actually liked that draft at the time, so I'll reserve judgment on this one, but time obviously hasn't made that class look all that great. I'm just curious what their plan is with all these ar...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 04, 2019 7:33 pm
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 288
Views: 28996

Re: 2019 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Draft vaguely reminds me of our 2008 draft (Cashner, Shafer, Chris Carpenter, Justin Bristow early on). I actually liked that draft at the time, so I'll reserve judgment on this one, but time obviously hasn't made that class look all that great. I'm just curious what their plan is with all these arm...

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