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    Brian Walton
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    Carpenter and CMart are now officially free agents.

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    Brian Walton
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    Brian Walton
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    Rays LHR Ryan Sherriff was claimed off waivers by the Phillies.

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    Brian Walton
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    Brian Walton
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    Lugo was with the Cardinals for the latter part of 2009.

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    Brian Walton
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    Brian Walton
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    Food for thought…

    Not a great difference maker had Carpenter batted up to .224, but Randy hitting just .216 would have been a big deal.

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    bicyclemike
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    Interesting, and that might bode well for Carp to get a shot somewhere next year.

    On the other hand, I wonder what the methodology is for this metric. Watching Carp, he would hit the ball hard quite often, but he seemed to consistently hit it between first and second. He was easy to defend. He did have several shots to the outfield that were run down.

    But in conclusion, does this metric tend to overly minimize hitting the ball to all fields, and overly optimize players who tend to hit the ball in the same area more often?

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    Brian Walton
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    Here is the definition of xBA. It is unclear to me if an individual player’s hitting approach and shifting against him is taken into account.

    https://www.mlb.com/glossary/statcast/expected-batting-average

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    Brian Walton
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    1982 willie
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    Carp may have been unlucky at times but I believe that his approach and the fact he’s older are the biggest factors for him not hitting.

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    gscottar
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    Ozuna eligible to play at the beginning of 2022.

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    Brian Walton
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    Cordoba returns to the Central Division.

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    Brian Walton
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    stlcard25
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    I could see Gant dominating over there and then coming back in a few years. He certainly had more success than the usual type that goes overseas. I wonder if we will see more of those middle of the road types moving this off-season rather than the typical “last chance” guys (Mikolas, Nick Martinez)?

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    blingboy
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    I could see Gant dominating over there

    Do they have a bigger strike zone?

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    gscottar
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    I wonder if we will see more of those middle of the road types moving this off-season rather than the typical “last chance” guys (Mikolas, Nick Martinez)?

    It sure seems that way. A number of MLB players have signed deals with Korean and Japanese teams already this offseason. No doubt it is from the lockout.

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    bicyclemike
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    I am sure the union does not like guys deflecting to the Asian leagues. But a lot of guys no doubt want to make sure they have paychecks coming next year, and hope that in the long run they can build value and come back here once things are fully operational.

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    Brian Walton
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    The Pirates did not even protect Nogowski on their Triple-A roster, so the Braves snapped him up.

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    1982 willie
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    Well Freeman may not be there so they may need a first baseman. I think freeman should walk. The team has benefited from paying him less. All he is asking for in return is some security of extra years. If freeman was showing signs of decline I might understand but haven’t really seen it.

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    CariocaCardinal
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    Didnt we pick before the Braves? Why didnt we pick Nogowski up?

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    Mrperkins
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    The Braves plucked Nogowski from the Giants, where he had signed as a minor league free agent.

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    Brian Walton
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    CC asked:

    Didnt we pick before the Braves? Why didnt we pick Nogowski up?

    One can safely assume the Cardinals wanted DeLuzio, an outfielder, more than the 1B-only Nogowski.

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    CariocaCardinal
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    Yes Brian. The question is why.

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    gscottar
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