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by toonsterwu
Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Actual MLB Draft Day(s) Thread
Replies: 359
Views: 9595

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: 359
Views: 9595

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: 359
Views: 9595

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: 14867

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'...
by toonsterwu
Tue Jun 06, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-5-17
Replies: 16
Views: 748

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 6-5-17

I really cannot wait for Amaya to play real games stateside. I'm obviously excited for that group of 2015 IFAs (Paredes, Amaya, Albertos, Gutierrez, Marquez, Carrera, Ocampo, Sierra), but going all the way back to 2015 the stuff on Amaya's been nothing but outstanding. The things I've read, his per...
by toonsterwu
Fri May 26, 2017 9:34 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 282
Views: 11321

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

I'd trade Happ over Eloy in a second. We can afford to gamble on potential, and I'm not convinced yet that Happ had made major jumps from what he was. Eloy, if he pans out, is a higher level talent than Happ, and worth the short term gamble. Two names to throw in there (may have been mentioned) depe...
by toonsterwu
Thu May 25, 2017 3:29 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 282
Views: 11321

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

A lot of these elite arm, big trades requires two top level prospects to ship out, and much as I have said I like the system's depth this year moreso than past years, there are plenty of teams with more quality depth than us. Like I noted, yes, you can piece together, say, Javier Baez, Eloy Jimenez...
by toonsterwu
Thu May 25, 2017 3:04 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 282
Views: 11321

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

Cease is high reward, but he's also very high risk. If he can be viewed as a centerpiece by another team, then we should get much more certain value for him. I obviously would only include any of our high end prospects in the right deals, but I'd much rather part with Cease than someone like Happ o...
by toonsterwu
Wed May 24, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 282
Views: 11321

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

I think we'll do our damnedest to get a guy early. I think Zagunis, Caratini, and Candelario are all kind of tailor-made for Oakland. The question is what's it going to take as a lead piece? If a quantity package of that group and Cease(or Clifton, if Billy likes him) can get it done, I'm sure we'd...
by toonsterwu
Wed May 24, 2017 3:42 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 282
Views: 11321

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

I'm really hoping Cease can be the centerpiece to a big trade. He could potentially, but I'm not sure if I want him to. Only way you move him is if it's in a package for a relatively young starter, and even then, at some point, you have to gamble on developing your own arms. Now, I'm not saying I w...
by toonsterwu
Wed May 24, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 282
Views: 11321

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

Personally, I think we don't go totally into the deep end at the deadline. If only because I doubt those guys get moved. Gray is the guy I think we may go after. Buuuuuut, I definitely think we CAN go into the deep end. Okay, maybe I should've phrased it differently. Yes, we can go into the deep en...
by toonsterwu
Wed May 24, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 282
Views: 11321

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

The main thing is, we really don't have the chips to make that big trade They absolutely do A lot of these elite arm, big trades requires two top level prospects to ship out, and much as I have said I like the system's depth this year moreso than past years, there are plenty of teams with more qual...
by toonsterwu
Wed May 24, 2017 1:53 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 282
Views: 11321

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

I tend to think that the Cubs may end up looking in the stopgap/rental bin more than many people are thinking. The main thing is, we really don't have the chips to make that big trade (and leaving aside, as UK noted above, baseball etiquette would likely suggest that Cole/Quintana would not be dealt...
by toonsterwu
Wed May 24, 2017 1:36 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-23-17
Replies: 14
Views: 616

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-23-17

I really don't have any expectations or high hopes on Duncan Robinson. He's the type of arm that, to me, has to prove it each step up the ladder, however fair or unfair that may be, as it was with Kyle Hendricks for me. That said ... a strike-throwing older college arm who, if the old reports still ...
by toonsterwu
Mon May 22, 2017 4:50 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-21-17
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-21-17

Hudson goes 6 6 1 1 2 2, with 10/3 GO/FO. He's been extremely good outside that first outing. Really wish we'd hear some sort of report on his stuff. First 2 outings, but your point remains. 22 IP, 17 H, 4 R, 13/8 K/BB, 0 HR his last 4 starts. Even that first outing wasn't that bad. Not great, but ...
by toonsterwu
Mon May 22, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-21-17
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-21-17

Bear Cub wrote:Time to move Daury Torrez to Iowa Theo.


Eh ... 22 innings of work, albeit excellent work ... if they decide to move him up, great, but I'm perfectly fine leaving Torrez at AA.
by toonsterwu
Mon May 22, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-21-17
Replies: 21
Views: 668

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-21-17

Good for Latin Jeff Cirillo, he's had a good month of hitting for power I admit, I might be missing some jokes these days, as I'm not around as much, so if this is some joke, I apologize, but ... peak Jeff Cirillo, in his early Brewers days, off the top, was a really good player, and Gleyber looks ...
by toonsterwu
Sat May 20, 2017 12:00 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-19-17
Replies: 26
Views: 666

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-19-17

Clifton: 6.2 IP / 2 Ks / 2 BBs/ 3 Hs / 2 HBPs and a WP / 8:6 GO/AO Now here's a kid that's easy to get excited about, and someone who is a testament to the teaching in the system building and developing an arm, as by most accounts, he's physically matured and gotten better. It's been a fairly excit...
by toonsterwu
Sat May 20, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-19-17
Replies: 26
Views: 666

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-19-17

Tom's not impressed when's de la Cruz is economical and gets through 7 because he only has a strikeout. He's not impressed with 5 Ks in 5.1 because he runs out of gas in the 6th. Shrug indeed. Does it even matter that I've singled out the HR multiple times as what drags down the outing? That makes ...
by toonsterwu
Thu May 18, 2017 12:47 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 282
Views: 11321

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

See, I would challenge both of you on that notion. This isn't to say that I think either of those ideas would happen. That said, certainly, Theo Epstein/Jed Hoyer haven't shied away from a deal if they felt it benefited their club. I mean, one only has to look at the Nomar trade they made with the C...
by toonsterwu
Thu May 18, 2017 8:11 am
Forum: Transactions
Topic: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates
Replies: 282
Views: 11321

Re: The Starting Pitching Trade Candidates

I don't believe he's been mentioned but something I'm keeping an eye out on are the Nationals. With Erick Fedde looking like he could jump to the bigs this year, plus their desperate need for pen help and the high price that the White Sox have placed on Robertson, I do wonder if there's some sort of...
by toonsterwu
Tue May 09, 2017 12:52 pm
Forum: Transactions
Topic: Szczur DFA; Zastryzny called up
Replies: 30
Views: 1420

Re: Szczur DFA; Zastryzny called up

I like Szczur, but really not surprised at the middling return. Every organization has Szczur type players. These decent defensive OF's that have some ability to be good role players/bench guys. There's always a mild tendency to over-value these guys, including by myself, within one team's one fan b...
by toonsterwu
Fri May 05, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-17
Replies: 11
Views: 567

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-5-17

On Vosler ... it really comes down to how much of this power development is real. The most likely guess/outcome is that this is a flash-in-the-pan, like davell said, his one shining moment. If this power holds, though ... and that's a big IF ... I could see him worm his way into being say, the numbe...
by toonsterwu
Mon May 01, 2017 10:40 pm
Forum: Minor Leagues
Topic: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-1-17
Replies: 11
Views: 541

Re: Minor League Discussion & Boxes, 5-1-17

Going to be mildly surprised if the Keys/Pelicans game gets going. Was gonna head on over to Harry Grove, but weather calls for rain, and it's been sprinkling/drizzling in the area already.
by toonsterwu
Mon Apr 24, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Amateur Baseball
Topic: 2017 Draft Thread
Replies: 317
Views: 14867

Re: 2017 Draft Thread

I've actually been somewhat stunned at Adam Haseley's meteoric rise up the charts. At one point last year, I really wondered if he would be a better pitcher than a hitter, but now, he's supposed to be the top college OF? I get why (the numbers are stunning this year, but most importantly, the power ...

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