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    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Is the power enough to overcome other concerns already mentioned?

    #147478
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    One of the P-D writers had an article yesterday advocating for LaStella. I don’t know, the only way Schoop or LaStella would make sense is if they are a lot cheaper than Wong otherwise it would make sense to bring Wong back since he is by far the superior defensive player.

    #147479
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    I also read in a MLBTR chat where someone posted that if Molina doesn’t return to the Cardinals what about a straight up trade of CMart for Gary Sanchez. Who would say no?

    #147482
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Heads up that jj posted this on the “2021 Rotation” thread just yesterday and there was some discussion about CMart and Sanchez there already.

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    Yep I just saw that. I will take my comments there on that trade idea.

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    Just a general observation but there are some in the industry who believe there could be a flurry of activity just before and after the December 2 non-tender deadline. Some teams may want to trade potential non-tender candidates so they can get something in return and then the players that are actually non-tendered could be signed cheaper than normal by other teams. There seems to be a consensus that more players than normal will be non-tendered this year due to revenue concerns.

    #147520
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    Drew Smyly 1 year, $11 million.

    #147521
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    This and the Ray deal speak well to the middle of the market, at least in the early returns.

    #147522
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    Perhaps the vaccines are giving teams a little more certainty in their models to make decisions on spending for next year. Of course, Atlanta only has $100M committed for next year anyway, even if you include Smyly. So perhaps they have more flexibility than some to begin with.

    #147526
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Another question. Did Smyly take the rotation spot and the money that the Braves would have used on Waino? Only they know, but it could not have helped his chances there…

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    Tough break for the Padres to lose their shiny new acquisition so quickly.

    #147533
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    Since we were talking Braves pitching, I found this very interesting…

    #147535
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    I’d say that our ‘bridge pitchers’ are Gant, Helsley, maybe Cabrera and Reyes, and possibly CMart.

    I’d like to see Cabrera and Reyes get a chance to start before they get pigeonholed as ‘bridge pitchers’.

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    Another question. Did Smyly take the rotation spot and the money that the Braves would have used on Waino? Only they know, but it could not have helped his chances there…

    That is a good point. You wouldn’t think the Braves would sign two veteran free agent pitchers.

    Also, I am surprised Smyly could get $11M at this time. He was ok in the abbreviated 2020 but prior to that has been ineffective or hurt for quite some time.

    Would Waino want at least that much from the Cardinals? He has been every bit as good as Smyly the last two years. I doubt the Cardinals want to spend that much on him. Will there be a hometown discount?

    #147564
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    I agree with you overall, but not on the last point. Smyly was FANASTIC in 2020. Added 2-3 MPH to his FB. Out of this world 37.8% K rate. 2.01 FIP. 8 years younger than Waino. If I was building a roster and could take one or the other, my choice wouldn’t be Waino. Apparently, the Braves saw it the same way, and in fact, may have overpaid to get Smyly.

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    Smyly may have gotten the Pomeranz bump. Will he be worth the money? Perhaps not, but it’s a small gamble long-term.

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    Smyly’s injury history would concern me. They say there is no such thing as a bad one year deal but I am not sure that is true. Greg Holland says hello.

    Based on his previous deals the last two year Waino doesn’t seem to be worried about chasing the last dollar but I am sure he also wants to feel respected.

    #147570
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    The Braves clearly don’t mind rolling the dice on short term deals. On the oft-injured veteran pitcher side, last year, it was Cole Hamels and it backfired. On the hitter side, Donaldson in 2019 and Ozuna in 2020 both paid off.

    Let’s not forget that Waino has a checkered injury history as well and will turn 40 in August. The miles are going to show at some point.

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    #147774
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    A big no to Upton. Look elsewhere. What is the non tender deadline?

    #147777
    Brian WaltonBrian Walton
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    The non-tender deadline is December 2.

    #147805
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    If the Cardinals were dumb enough to trade for Justin Upton then someone on Clark Avenue would need their head examined. We don’t need to do anything stupid to mess up next winter’s plans.

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    That’s a terrible idea. I’m not sure Adell is a sure thing, with his swing and miss issues. I would not want Upton, and I definitely wouldn’t want to give up Libby for that.

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    This just a bunch of nonsense being talked about by a radio personality having a slow day. BTW, there’s a really cool interview with Zack Thompson by all three of the hosts at 101.1, The Fast Lane, that happened yesterday afternoon (11-19-20). Search for their website and find the recording of yesterday afternoon’s show.

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    Mud, the show is nearly 3 hours long. Any idea how far into the show the Thompson interview is?

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