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by toonsterwu
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 28537

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Holy crap, that looks like a heck of a deal for the Rays for Archer. Interesting thing on the Orioles deals is it sure looks like Duquette's talk about focusing on international spending is true. Gotta think Victor Victor Mesa is there's ... you don't make these moves to add money unless you have a ...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 28537

Re: Regular Season Rumors

In other news, the Yanks traded Tyler Austin for Lance Lynn and the Red Sox got Ian Kinsler. Kinsler and Pedroia don't get along, from their year together at ASU. This could be fun. Wasn't it more Kinsler not liking Pedroia for taking his position than anything, or is there something else I'm forge...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jul 31, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 28537

Re: Regular Season Rumors

3 team trade...... Almora and prospects to Marlins, Realmuto to Nats, Bryce, Maybin and Ziegler to Cubs Then separate trade of Happ and Monty and prospects for DeGrom I really doubt the Marlins do that. They are supposedly asking for Robles and Kieboom already, two likely top 50 guys, and the Natio...
by toonsterwu
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 28537

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Cubswin11 wrote:
toonsterwu wrote:makes me wonder if it's Brach, who I'm decidedly lukewarm on. I think he got over-used the last few years and isn't nearly the same guy he once was.

He got traded to the Braves today


ah sorry missed that, busy day.
by toonsterwu
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 28537

Re: Regular Season Rumors

Neuby wrote:Greg Holland
Chris Tillman
Enny Romero
Tim Federowicz

New Iowa shuttle candiates hitting the free agent wire this week.


I'd put a big heck no on Holland/Tillman. Tillman is done, IMO, as a starter. Maybe he can find something in the pen ... maybe.
by toonsterwu
Mon Jul 30, 2018 12:19 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Regular Season Rumors
Replies: 614
Views: 28537

Re: Regular Season Rumors

nevermind. missed the Brach trade.
by toonsterwu
Sun Jul 29, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-29-18
Replies: 15
Views: 658

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-29-18

Still think there's a ton of similarities between Steele and Zach Britton. The Orioles mistake was giving up on Britton as a starter too early. I don't suspect the Cubs will make that same mistake.
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 107
Views: 5310

Re: Sources: Cubs have a deal in place for Cole Hamels

The PTBNL piques my interest. It could be nothing, but I seem to recall some trades where PTBNL was put in there to give an opposing team time to assess a group of players to pick from. Admittedly, considering the Rangers ate a huge chunk, giving up Lacy and perhaps a lesser pitching prospect seems ...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 107
Views: 5310

Re: Sources: Cubs have a deal in place for Cole Hamels

On a separate side note, looks like Rollie Lacy is the headliner of the deal. You have to make this deal every day, considering the Rangers are eating some of the contract. That said, I can't help but be mildly curious to see how Rollie develops. He lacks huge upside, but is polished and has a start...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 3:13 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 107
Views: 5310

Re: Sources: Cubs have a deal in place for Cole Hamels

Sounds like a good deal. I wouldn't want Hamels long term, but he's had a nice bounce back this season, and it seems like the Rangers are eating a lot of the deal and we're not giving up some top level talent, so all in all ... okay. Should add some stability to the back end of the rotation. Fangra...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Happ (not the serial killer) to Yankees
Replies: 8
Views: 557

Re: Happ (not the serial killer) to Yankees

It's Drury and McKinney and potentially more going to Toronto. less than nothing I'm somewhat stunned that JA Happ only got Drury/McKinney. McKinney is squat ... a useful AAA OF, emergency option, I guess, unless he turns it around. Seems like the Blue Jays just fell in love with the idea of Drury....
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 27, 2018 1:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Cole Hamels for Eddie Butler, Rollie Lacy & PTBNL
Replies: 107
Views: 5310

Re: Sources: Cubs have a deal in place for Cole Hamels

Sounds like a good deal. I wouldn't want Hamels long term, but he's had a nice bounce back this season, and it seems like the Rangers are eating a lot of the deal and we're not giving up some top level talent, so all in all ... okay. Should add some stability to the back end of the rotation. Fangrap...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Red Sox acquire Eovaldi
Replies: 7
Views: 608

Re: Red Sox acquire Eovaldi

Think this is a good trade for the Red Sox, solid for the Rays. Beeks is intriguing, but it's still hard for me to buy that he's anything more than an overachieving end of the rotation ceiling type. Good secondaries helps overcome some of that, so he's a good asset, but Eovaldi might've been one of ...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Britton to Yankees
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: Britton to Yankees

Looks like a solid return for the Orioles. A healthy Britton probably nets more, but there's been too much uncertainty on his health. It would've been a high price to pay from our system, in that it would've taken key depth away, but Tate was a 2nd tier guy for the Yankees and they desperately need...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-25-18
Replies: 38
Views: 958

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-25-18

Total side note, but Uelman has some intrigue. He has a legitimate power sinker, and there's, by most accounts I've seen, the potential for some decent secondary offerings. He just doesn't have the polish on it yet, but if he can become as polished and consistent as, say, Rollie Lacy, that's a very ...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jul 25, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Britton to Yankees
Replies: 11
Views: 768

Re: Britton to Yankees

Looks like a solid return for the Orioles. A healthy Britton probably nets more, but there's been too much uncertainty on his health. It would've been a high price to pay from our system, in that it would've taken key depth away, but Tate was a 2nd tier guy for the Yankees and they desperately neede...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:35 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Brad Hand & Adam Cimber to Cleveland for Francisco Mejía
Replies: 30
Views: 1331

Re: Brad Hand & Adam Cimber to Cleveland for Francisco Mejía

A great win for the Padres ... an understandable move for the Indians. I think this is a huge win for the Padres. They got an elite positional prospect. Those guys don't get moved much. I think he can stick at catcher, but if not, he'll get a chance somewhere. Brad Hand is nice, but a good pro scout...
by toonsterwu
Fri Jul 20, 2018 3:27 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs acquire Jesse Chavez from Texas!
Replies: 32
Views: 1571

Re: Cubs acquire Jesse Chavez from Texas!

I was actually sorta intrigued by Thomas, but this is a move you make in a heartbeat. At best, Thomas is a pitch-ability left, with a likely ceiling as a 4/5 starter. A good scouting department should be able to find those guys, and we have plenty of guys with similar ceilings to Thomas. This is a r...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-11-18
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-11-18

I know Lacy's ceiling is limited, but that's a heck of a nice start to A+. I actually expect, with his polish, he should be fine in A+, and the real test will be AA.
by toonsterwu
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Manny Machado Traded to the Dodgers
Replies: 469
Views: 33848

Re: The Manny Machado Thread

Supposedly, if Justus Sheffield is included, the Yankees could get him, which would be a surprise to all. That said, Yankees would be foolish to deal Justus Sheffield. Very curious what the package the Yankees offered was. I'm still betting on the D-backs here - their core is built for now, they hav...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jul 11, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-11-18
Replies: 18
Views: 760

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-11-18

What's the Myrtle Beach rotation now? Lange, Lacy, Uelman, Abbott, Miller? I'm assuming Lacy is sliding into Clark's spot for now, with a decision to be made when Clark returns? Abbott's sort of scuffled since going up, but Uelman's been solid (although he hasn't gotten the ground balls). Curious if...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:48 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 Mid Season Top 20
Replies: 46
Views: 2158

Re: 2018 Mid Season Top 20

I don't love Bote in the top 5 (if he's eligible), but I guess ... there isn't much there. I'd take him over Lange. The idea of Bote as top 5 is ... ugh. I'm tempted to rank Duncan Robinson far higher, which sort of goes against my own rule on guys like him ... guys with command, but average stuff, ...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jul 10, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 Mid Season Top 20
Replies: 46
Views: 2158

Re: 2018 Mid Season Top 20

Is it? I can see arguments either way, for Adbert or for Miguel. Here's the thing ... I'm not so sure either Miguel Amaya and Adbert Alzolay are top tier level guys, guys that have the talent to ever be a, say, top 15 type prospect. They are close, but the reason I lean Amaya is two fold ... a) It's...
by toonsterwu
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:42 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: 2018 Mid Season Top 20
Replies: 46
Views: 2158

Re: 2018 Mid Season Top 20

I'd take that report with a grain of salt in that the commentator notes that he's judging arm strength on the back fields in spring. Doesn't mean he's not wrong, but weren't there some reports of ODLC in the 94-95 range this year? Thought there was. As for a list ... ugh ... it ain't pretty. I think...
by toonsterwu
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:06 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-1-18
Replies: 37
Views: 916

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 7-1-18

Well, as debated as he was, going to be fun to follow Richan's start to his career.

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