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by toonsterwu
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:38 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 902
Views: 41827

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

2 of Almora/Schwarber/Happ, Monty and a combo of the following guys; Zagunis, Zas, Albertos, Caritini, Tseng, De La Cruz for Betts or Benintendi (lead off hitter), Price (Red Sox throw in ~$50 mil of remaining ~$150) and Eduardo Rodriguez. Who says no? Red Sox. In terms of real life, much as i've p...
by toonsterwu
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:17 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: Bullpen Options

I definitely would be curious what it would take to get Robertson. Yankees are loaded in the pen,and they might have to shell out big bucks for Masahiro Tanaka. I mean, Sabathia's gone, leaving the core rotation as Severino/Gray and three big question marks. It's clear that their window is open, and...
by toonsterwu
Fri Oct 20, 2017 1:27 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Rank the Bullpen Potential...
Replies: 12
Views: 381

Re: Rank the Bullpen Potential...

I don't see them shifting Alzolay to the pen full-time (although I could see a scenario where he starts 2018 as a starter in AA, and if he does well, gets promoted (AAA or bigs) as a pen arm as he reaches his innings limits, and then he starts 2019 getting some more seasoning in AAA, or maybe gets a...
by toonsterwu
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Bullpen Options
Replies: 13
Views: 452

Re: FA Bullpen Options

We're gonna sign guys, no doubt about it, but I'd be as open to the idea of moving some arms into a fast-track pen lane. Anyhow, I offered up the combination of Gregerson/McGee, but Shaw/Swarzak and others would work as well. I would also explore the trade market. Brad Brach comes to mind ... but he...
by toonsterwu
Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Christian Yelich
Replies: 9
Views: 432

Re: Christian Yelich

Much as I've been talking about Yelich, I don't really expect them to move him UNLESS it's a sweet deal. I mean, Yelich himself is the type of deal that should be able to net a couple key building blocks for them, with his production, youth, and friendly contract. Chen's contract might be enough to ...
by toonsterwu
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Jim Hendry rides again
Replies: 20
Views: 671

Re: Jim Hendry rides again

As for Hendry, good for him. He's seen a stellar quick rebuild, and maybe he's learned some things with the Yankees. There were good moments under Hendry, so I wish him the best.
by toonsterwu
Sat Oct 14, 2017 7:17 am
Forum: General Baseball Discussion
Topic: Jim Hendry rides again
Replies: 20
Views: 671

Re: Jim Hendry rides again

So apparently they wanna drop their payroll significantly. Wonder what we could do to get a Stanton/Yelich package done? Like others said, an arm and a leg, and that might not be enough. That said, I think there's almost zero chance that they would shop them together. For all the talk about Stanton...
by toonsterwu
Fri Oct 13, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Do the Bears have an elite running game?
Replies: 74
Views: 950

Re: Do the Bears have an elite running game?

Since I'm being trolled in the game thread again, I'm going to respond here. The rush numbers have improved. But this is hardly "elite": 27 runs, 108 yards. Exactly 4.0 ypc It really comes down to what the All-22 shows, though. At a glance at that game, and I was out so wasn't paying huge...
by toonsterwu
Mon Oct 09, 2017 7:03 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA's Top Prospects by League
Replies: 21
Views: 1281

Re: BA's Top Prospects by League

I just feel like Peralta is just such a lazy comparison. I don't necessarily disagree with that. That was my first thought as well, that they went looking for a bad body shortstop. I mean, after all, if I think Paredes is going to hit for higher average and lower pop than Peralta, that's arguably a...
by toonsterwu
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:14 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA's Top Prospects by League
Replies: 21
Views: 1281

Re: BA's Top Prospects by League

It's possible that Paredes ends up hitting for more power ... after all, quickly scanning Peralta's history, there was a lot more power volatility from year to year than I recalled. In general, I view Paredes, if he pans out, as someone who should hit for a higher average than Peralta.
by toonsterwu
Mon Oct 09, 2017 3:06 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Do the Bears have an elite running game?
Replies: 74
Views: 950

Re: Do the Bears have an elite running game?

So I would argue that the Bears have an top back, a great tandem with Tarik Cohen. Heck, as a UVA fan, I always thought that with a better OL and QB, Smoke Mizzell might've been able to live up to his 5-star billing (although he didn't help himself). I haven't checked stats for the OL in ages, but I...
by toonsterwu
Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: BA's Top Prospects by League
Replies: 21
Views: 1281

Re: BA's Top Prospects by League

No Cubs in the MWL Top 20 but Isaac Paredes was 9 and Dylan Cease was 11. What did they say about Paredes? Basically the next Kinsler and the Cubs' Jay Buhner? Probably He got a Jhonny Peralta comp. That's reasonable for a positive scenario. There's a lot of similarities in terms of bad body but th...
by toonsterwu
Mon Oct 02, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Cubs Discussions
Topic: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals
Replies: 296
Views: 10305

Re: Discuss NLDS vs. Dusty Baker's Nationals

This was my least favorite match-up, but then again, there are only a handful of teams, and well, this has been the expected match-up for awhile now. Around mid-season, I wouldn't have given us much of a chance, but the Cubs are probably heading into the post-season in as good a spot as possible. Ye...
by toonsterwu
Sat Aug 12, 2017 4:42 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-11-17
Replies: 13
Views: 587

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 8-11-17

Eh, I was sorta high on Underwood, but he's had spurts before. This is a nice start, nice stretch, but he really had to finish strong, and start well in aaa next year. Too much stagnation for him in last couple of years. If it wasn't the state of the system, I'd move him to the pen already.
by toonsterwu
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:39 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Justin Wilson & Alex Avila for Candelario, Paredes & PTBNL/Cash
Replies: 228
Views: 7615

Re: Cubs Acquire Justin Wilson & Alex Avila for Candelario, Paredes & PTBNL/Cash

I loved this deal. Yes, it could hurt, but this was a go for it deal at a cost of a blocked guy in Candelario and a raw asset in Paredes. Its the type of move you live with when you go for it. i'm having trouble seeing how it could even hurt this is about as little i've cared about what we traded a...
by toonsterwu
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Gray to the Yankees
Replies: 8
Views: 745

Re: Gray to the Yankees

I get the intrigue with the assets and I'm not nearly as high in Gray as others, but I thought Yankees got a steal here. I'm not sure I've ever cared for Kaprelian as a midrotation arm, and Mateo needs a lot of time.
by toonsterwu
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs Acquire Justin Wilson & Alex Avila for Candelario, Paredes & PTBNL/Cash
Replies: 228
Views: 7615

Re: Cubs Acquire Justin Wilson & Alex Avila for Candelario, Paredes & PTBNL/Cash

I loved this deal. Yes, it could hurt, but this was a go for it deal at a cost of a blocked guy in Candelario and a raw asset in Paredes. Its the type of move you live with when you go for it.
by toonsterwu
Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:31 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Rays trade Beckham for nothing
Replies: 1
Views: 454

Re: Rays trade Beckham for nothing

Its an odd move, but they got a decent young arm to work with. Orioles get a shortstop to replace Hardy next year, but probably were better off keeping young arm, imo.
by toonsterwu
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Nats trade for Doolittle and Madson
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Nats trade for Doolittle and Madson

With Orioles selling, wouldn't be surprised if Nats went for someone like Brad Brach, if made available. Still, Brach should be in high demand. I had sorta wondered about Brach as a closer option this winter, but the Orioles were stupidly stubborn (could've moved Brach, moved Givens to setup, still ...
by toonsterwu
Mon Jul 17, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Nats trade for Doolittle and Madson
Replies: 16
Views: 1044

Re: Nats trade for Doolittle and Madson

I like Neuse enough, so this trade seems fine to me. At the end of the day, it was a trade the Nats couldn't pass on. They need all the pen help they can get, and with Ross out, they have to shift options around. Giving up last year's 2nd and 3rd sucks, but is a livable price for them. Don't think t...
by toonsterwu
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana
Replies: 273
Views: 9995

Re: Cubs trade Eloy, Cease, others for Quintana

I understand the deal, appreciate the value assessment, but I don't particularly love the deal. It's not an issue of Quintana. Love the contract, like the pitcher enough. It's more an issue that I'm not sure this team was at an all-in move position to thin out the system this much. It's an uphill cl...
by toonsterwu
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 16060

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

My delusions of grandeur having Little and/or Lange signing for a bit under slot are gone. Michael Rooker just got slot from the Twins at 1.935, for pick 35. Didn't expect that out of a 4th year junior, not to mention, I thought he was getting taken in the 30's BECAUSE he'd come cheaper. Little has...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 13, 2017 4:40 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 16060

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Still think JJ Schwarz can catch, but a team has to be patient, since he's still relatively raw back there, with Rivera grabbing all the reps. ===== As for the Cubs draft, I'm fine with it. Not super-excited, but I'm fine with it. I actually liked Lange a bit, but the problem is, the fastball dippin...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 13, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 440
Views: 16060

Re: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread

Going to be surprised if Oakland isn't in on Hiura or Bukauskas. I have never been huge on Bukauskus. I think he's a pen arm. A really good one, but ... I'm just not convinced he's a long term starter. I mean, I wasn't huge on Fulmer, and I liked Fulmer better than Bukauskus. This isn't to say he c...
by toonsterwu
Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:04 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Draft Thread
Replies: 317
Views: 16901

Re: 2017 Draft Thread

In the category of the only person that really cares is me, UVA does have two seniors that could be nice senior sign types if we need to go cheap somewhere. Robbie Coman is a bat-first catcher, the type of stick that should find a role in a system for a little bit. I don't have any thoughts that he'...

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