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    Trevor Rosenthal cleared waivers and is a free agent again.

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    Greg Holland returned to the Nats to try to start over again.

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    Rafael Ortega has been called up by the Braves.

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    Tyler Lyons, who was at Triple-A, was released by the Pirates.

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    Mentioning Lyons and the Pirates made me think of Siegrist not making the Pirates active roster last year, then refusing to report to AAA. Does anybody know if he ever did anything after that?

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    If Siegrist signed anywhere for 2019, I missed it.

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    Trevor Rosenthal also signed with the Yankees on a minor league deal.

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    Brian wrote:
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    When Mo does something like this he is accused of ‘dumpster diving.’ The Yankees do it with regularity and they call it ‘filtering.’ Sometimes they come up with a gem. But I don’t think Trevor is that kind of find.

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    It appears that Oscar Mercado is turning into a real factor for the Indians. Who did the Cards get for him in trade or was he a Rule 5 claim?

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    It appears that Oscar Mercado is turning into a real factor for the Indians. Who did the Cards get for him in trade or was he a Rule 5 claim?

    Conner Capel, a LH OF who’s currently 22 and had a below average .222/.279/.365 line at Springfield with a solid cup of tea at Memphis this year.

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    Jhon Torres, a RH OF who tore up the GCL last year and is currently a 19 year old at Johnson City and has a .259/.358/.519 line. He’s thought of as the better get for the Cards and is a top 10 team prospect on many ranking sites. He didn’t fare so well in his first taste of full season baseball earlier this year though.

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    When Mo does something like this he is accused of ‘dumpster diving.’ The Yankees do it with regularity and they call it ‘filtering.’ Sometimes they come up with a gem. But I don’t think Trevor is that kind of find.

    The Yankees have one of the deepest bullpens in baseball. They don’t need Rosenthal to be successful. It is just a depth move for them and if he happens to turn it around then it is just a bonus. And the Nats are paying for it.

    Mo, on the other hand, sometimes signs washed up relievers for bigger money and counts on them to be a significant contributor only to see them bomb. (Broxton, Holland, Gregerson). Cecil doesn’t really apply here because he was fairly well thought of when we signed him. It just didn’t work out.

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    Dotel was also a Cardinal for the latter part of the 2011 season.

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    Some guys are just workaholics and can’t stop working hard after their playing days are done. 😉

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    Holland was washed up when signed? He was a National League All-Star and led the entire league in saves the year before he joined the Cardinals.

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    Holland was washed up when signed? He was a National League All-Star and led the entire league in saves the year before he joined the Cardinals.

    Well he washed up by May 1. Close enough.

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    The best thing about Dotel as a pitcher was his dominance over Ryan Braun. He owned him. I want to say something to the tune of 1 for 18 with 15 strikeouts.

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    Holland was washed up when signed? He was a National League All-Star and led the entire league in saves the year before he joined the Cardinals.

    He was also terrible after the All-Star Game.

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    My point is simple. Holland was not washed up when signed by the Cardinals.

    I wish we didn’t have to go through this again, but memories are clearly shaky. Holland tried to pitch through a finger injury before going on the DL in August 2017.

    Holland ERAs by month, 2017:

    April 1.50
    May 1.17
    June 1.69
    July 2.25
    August 13.50
    Sept 1.86

    Which one is not like the others?

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    Let’s just say he was washed up but we didn’t know it until it was too late. I think that is a fair statement. You can throw him out of the equation if you want. I was just disputing the notion that Cashman was getting a pass that Mo wouldn’t have gotten. Rosenthal is nothing more than a lottery ticket for Cashman.

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    So, who do you think will be added to 40-man? I am on record predicting Jake Woodford.

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