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Good catch BW. I didn’t scroll down far enough on the roster matrix to get to Palm Beach!
We have one unproven catcher on the 40man in Knizner.
I’d prefer a veteran presence to 50/50 time share with Knizner, rather than Yadi. Jason Castro would be my choice.
7 yr peak war at BR (Jaws) might be what BW is referring to?
Not sure how to expand on “when healthy” vs “when playing”.
thanks, I had already googled 3 pages worth (that article included) and really didn’t find the answer I was looking for.
I did see the players of each participant team do get postseason shares. I’ve always believed the postseason revenue was distributed between postseason teams, but was looking for conformation. If we’re in the hunt, it will make selling off at the deadline less desirable to our ownership.
“thick of the division race” :
Last offseason owners put an emphasis on postseason revenue like it’s the prize at the end of the rainbow.
Is that shared equally amongst 30 teams? Or just the participants? The latter would suggest our ownership wouldn’t sell off at the deadline and have their sights set on a postseason run to pull in as much postseason revenue as possible.
25, your scenario could come to pass, it is a possibility, but it reads more like an accelerated wish list that I’d bet against.
Seems you want Carlos and Fowler out of the picture asap, by benching Fowler and trading Carlos. The patient approach of wearing them off the seasons roster, like Carpenter and Miller, seems much more likely.
Is the FO done reducing budget commitments? Six arb players are coming up on the Wednesday, Dec. 2nd deadline. Will all be tendered?
Flaherty, Hicks and Reyes are locks to be tendered for me. What about Brebbia, Gant and Bader? Is there a non-tender or two in the bunch?
Maybe a trade in the final week before the deadline?
25, so you have Fowler as the worst outfielder getting benched and Carlos as successful and being traded at the deadline. That’s the opposite of last season, so most recent production is carrying very little weight for you.
Last season Edman was a starting outfielder for one-third of the team games. Today he appears to be the 2Bman. There’s a third of a season for someone to start in the outfield. Whether that’s 54 starts, or 20 remains undecided.
Yah, BW asked me to quit using it so I did.
So Carlos can be bought out next winter. Maybe that incentive will produce a 2017 season from him next year.
Sorry, looks like I hit a nerve. I was just joking around about the surname because I previously called JMart “Bozo”, for months, and CMart’s current conduct is rather clown like also. Didn’t mean to offend.
Fast forward to the present and they are two negative war players.
I vote the org put a 5 year ban on the Martinez surname. The last two have been real bozos.November 24, 2020 at 11:00 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #148130
A one year obviously never becomes a multi-year burden contract. The budget always has built in flexibility to adapt to next winters roster, even if the funds need to go in-house to arb player raises. Young players that are deemed ready never get blocked which allows the funds to float from 3B, to LF, to a SP’r. A very flexible approach to meeting changing roster needs.November 24, 2020 at 10:41 am in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #148128
I like how ATL tries for one year FA contracts, especially the expensive ones like Donaldson, Ozuna and Morton.
That “termination of a contract” above caught my eye. Probably too good to be true.November 23, 2020 at 7:12 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #148086
BR has Kolten Wong as Hernandez #1 comparable. MLBTR expects Cesar to sign a 1/6mil contract and Wong a 2/16mil. Cesar as a career leadoff man does have the OBP to replace Wong in the batting order and he does hit LHP’s better than Kolten.
Exactly. Committed to to managing future $ losses.
Wong? Commitment to winning?
How many Gold Glove leadoff men get paid to go away by a club committed to winning?
Hard pass on Turner
“So if you use 2021 with the expectation of finding out exactly what you have in O’Neill, Carlson and Thomas, it causes no harm.”
Today, about 75% of our position player roster would be “sell low” candidates in a trade. Not only would STL find out exactly what we have in 2021 by playing our youth, but so would MLB, for any transactions next winter. We could spend 2021 raising the value of OUR roster, by committing to their playing time.
DFA’d by BAL at 25 yrs old, non-tendered by the NYM at age 29, Justin Turner signed a minors deal with the LAD, with a 2014 ST invite, to compete for a utility infielder spot. He had accumulated 926 PA’s, a .684 ops and 8 HR. Now he’s a household name and MLBTR expects him to sign a 2/24mil contract for his ages 36 and 37 seasons. How’s that for a late bloomer?
The 2020 Orioles outfield ranked 7th best of 30 teams, by brWAR, name one starting outfielder.
The 2020 Giants outfield ranked 8th of 30 teams, by brWAR, name one starting outfielder who isn’t Yaz’s grandson.
No-one knew these players as household names, but they produced, given the chance.November 21, 2020 at 4:13 pm in reply to: Trade Ideas/Acquisition Ideas/Non-Cards Rumors – 2019-2020 #147916
We hope O’Neill can develop into Hunter Renfro type of production. Tyler has started 100 games, Hunter 368. It’s a tough comparable with differing stages of their careers. Tyler is a poor mans Renfro, at this time offensively.
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25, I hadn’t considered the Fowler DH option, which would open up outfield starts significantly. Good thought, currently there is more depth behind Fowler than there is behind Carpenter at 3B.