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  • in reply to: Roster Matrix #246657
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    Positionally, I didn’t see LJ Jones, Travis Honeyman, or Jonathan Mejia either.

    in reply to: Roster Matrix #246654
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    I kind of thought Ruben Menes, Alec Willis, and Alan Reyes would find a home in Palm Beach.

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    jj-cf-stl
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    My wife manages the pen better than Oli. She picks him apart every game and not with hindsight either. It’s sad she has better insight than our manager, but she knows baseball. Oh well, maybe we can pick up some more wannabes (her term) this coming deadline.

    its mind numbing how poor his choices were in this series.

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    It’s kind of amazing that the Dodgers spent $300M on a pitcher that will be third in their rotation.

    They also spent a lot on Ohtani who won’t pitch this year at all. Then there’s Buehler and Paxton, not that Glasnow is a model citizen for health. They’ll just buy someone at the deadline though if it falls apart.

    in reply to: Goldschmidt & Arenado Numbers 2024 #245115
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    gscottar
    With Arenado I will go with .270/26/85. Solid numbers but not worth his lofty salary.

    Arenado, even with the slip in defense was worth $21.1M last year.

    But you can’t judge a contract in a vacuum. He’s now played 3 years with STL and they’ve paid him $105M.

    Per Fangraphs, he’s been worth $31.5M, $57.4M, and $21.1M in those three years ~ $110M.

    Factoring in the Colorado money – 3 years ~ $36M would give you a surplus value of $41M after 3 years.

    Since you are assuming another year similar to 2023 – We can see that he would still give us a surplus value of $27.1M.

    His salary will start to drop in 2025-2027 ~ (with Col $) to $27M, $22M, and $15M.

    in reply to: Roster Matrix #244896
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    Am I correct that one more position player will be cut – likely Fermin?

    in reply to: Roster Matrix #244759
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    Do you mean OBryan?

    I thought Pallante is obviously on

    in reply to: Roster Matrix #244736
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    I knew Siani would make the roster. It just made sense

    in reply to: Reserve SS search #243326
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    mudville

    And then, whoever does the most to impress during ST gets Edman’s spot on the roster. The candidates would seem to be Moises Gomez, Matt Koperniak, Alphonso Rivas, and Jared Young.

    I would think Siani would be 1st in line above that group.

    in reply to: 2024 Bullpen #242413
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    Zuniga got shut down in August if I remember correctly. Will he even be ready to pitch in spring training?

    in reply to: Roster Matrix #242227
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    Is this the AAAA signings/trades team?

    CA Jonathan Morales (Rockies)
    1B Jared Young (Cubs)
    2B Bryan Torres (Brewers)
    SS Cesar Prieto (Orioles)
    3B Buddy Kennedy (Diamondbacks)
    LF Alfonso Rivas (Angels)
    CF Michael Siani (Reds)
    RF Matt Lloyd (Reds)
    DH Gavin Collins (Indians)

    P Josh James (Astros)
    P Nick Raquet (Indy Ball)
    P Riley O’Brien (Mariners)
    P Joe Corbett (Rangers)
    P Benito Garcia (Mets)

    Prieto is better than AAAA, but I needed a SS!

    in reply to: 2024 Rotation #242225
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    BReed – This seems more anecdotal than anything. Liberatore averaged 93.4 MPH on his fastball in 2022, which is barely above those final starts you listed.

    One thing is true though. He pitches way better when he can get his FB velocity up. That first start was likely adrenaline or something. If he can’t do that every 5 days, he should take his place in the bullpen, where he’s able to bring that velocity every time.

    in reply to: 2024 Rotation #242224
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    blingboy

    It’s not just Marmol, it’s the system that puts inexperienced staff in a position to ruin a pitcher. Matheny and Liliquist ran Matt Bowman out there 75 times one year and he was never the same. A very promising career right over a cliff.

    That is completely different than Liberatore.

    Bowman was not a promising prospect. He was a rule 5 draft pick from the Mets~! Do you care equally about the promising career of Ryan Fernandez?

    in reply to: Who Are the Minor League Starting Pitchers? #242129
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    Jnevel

    Flood – who are you moving out of the Palm Beach rotation for Showalter and is that person just going to relief or being cut?

    With all the tandem starts they do now, maybe it would be best to go with 7 man rotations haha.

    in reply to: Who Are the Minor League Starting Pitchers? #242124
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    Brian Walton

    Thanks for the replies, Pads!

    No problem. Sorry if I am a bit more apathetic than usual about the new bullpen guys. We had a clear need for bullpen help and have not gotten it at all. It’s just frustrating to see a clear need and see it not get addressed.

    in reply to: Who Are the Minor League Starting Pitchers? #242113
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    2) If L/T are both in the StL pen, who are the other six relievers? And more importantly, where did the others go?

    Here are the most prominent eight pen names over and above L/T:
    Helsley
    Gallegos
    King
    Romero
    Kittredge
    Robertson
    Pallante
    Fernandez (R5)

    And if they sign another veteran reliever, this will only get tighter…

    I do want to address this too. I couldn’t care less about 3 of those names or where they end up – King, Robertson, Fernandez – Likewise, O’Brien, Zuniga, Naughton, Wk Rodriguez, Raquet, and James are all just bullpen filler imo, some with more promise than others, but still just filler.

    in reply to: Who Are the Minor League Starting Pitchers? #242103
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    1) If Liberatore and Thompson are both in the StL pen, who is the #6 starter in waiting? Rom? It would almost have to be, as none of the other Memphis starters on your list are ready.

    2) If L/T are both in the StL pen, who are the other six relievers? And more importantly, where did the others go?

    I think, without a doubt, one of our top 5 starters won’t be able to go due to injury, if not Liberator or Thompson themself, so Libby and ZT will be in that spot. Secondly, the other would be in the bullpen.

    3) You don’t think Rajcic is ready for Double-A, where he ended 2023 as the Pitcher of the Year?

    I don’t know how they will fit in the other guys otherwise. They need to see what they have in Bedell for one. Then some of the guys here have spoken highly of Cornwell, so I left him in the rotation. Rajcic was just a casualty of numbers.

    4) You think Savacool and Henderson will not even get a chance to start as pros, but will go straight to the pen? That indicates they only got one starter out of the entire 2023 draft… I’d be really surprised if they give up on them starting that quickly.

    Similar to Rajcic here, just casualty of numbers. If things were to hold, I think both guys will actually be in a tandem with one of the other starters anyway.

    in reply to: Who Are the Minor League Starting Pitchers? #241965
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    Oh I have Thompson and Liberatore in the majors.

    in reply to: Who Are the Minor League Starting Pitchers? #241963
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    Memphis
    Rom
    Klofffenstein
    Graceffo
    McGreevy
    Santos
    Robberse

    Springfield
    Cornwell
    Baker
    Bedell
    Hjerpe
    Roby
    Hence

    Peoria
    Paniagua
    Mills
    Hansen
    Mautz
    Rajcic
    Rincon

    Palm Beach
    Chen-Wei Lin
    Mathews
    Menes (not in your list)
    Willis
    Davila
    Showalter

    Leftovers (13)
    AAA bullpen: Thomas
    AA bullpen: Lunn, Komar, Pereira, Gragg
    A+ bullpen: Rodriguez, Winquest, Savacool, Arias, Henderson
    A bullpen: Salas, Saladin

    Love – Out til June – TJ surgery

    in reply to: Matt Carpenter resigned #241833
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    Arbitration exists for a reason. I don’t have a problem with that and wouldn’t consider it ‘fighting’ either.

    If the players always get what they want, they will keep asking for more and more money in those hearings. The system is designed to cap the earnings.

    in reply to: Matt Carpenter resigned #241831
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    Didn’t they make some money off Naile going overseas too?

    in reply to: Matt Carpenter resigned #241810
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    I very much think Baker will make the team, given he is a RH hitter.

    in reply to: 2024 Budget #241778
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    mudville

    The organization could lose about $$60M in payroll for Goldschmidt and Arenado alone over the 2024-2025 offseason plus an additional $20M for not bringing Lynn and Gibson back.

    We would have arb raises for Donovan, Nootbaar, Gorman, Edman, Carlson, Helsley, Romero, King, and Pallante. That would account for $15M.

    Gray goes from $10M to $25M, another $15M. So losing Goldschmidt along doesn’t even account for internal raises on returning players.

    Also trading Arenado doesn’t really solve anything, other than freeing up money by creating a hole. He won’t bring anything back in a trade. For his age 34-36 seasons, he would essentially be on a 3yr deal at either $74M or $64M depending on how the Rockies money is accounted for.

    in reply to: Matt Carpenter resigned #241776
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    ZTR

    Was there seriously not a better use for $740,000?

    Where is he going to play? We don’t need him to DH.

    I honestly do not understand or see any upside to this move whatsoever….

    Trying to find the silver lining, he crushed it in 2022 so maybe he can re-capture that magic (unfortunately, we don’t have the righfield porch like Yankee Stadium ~ 1.605 home OPS that year)

    If they are set with Edman at CF, then Burleson is the one hurt by this as the LH DH bat, but he can start in AAA again, and I guess they want Donovan in that role mostly. That might be good for Burleson to get regular at-bats in April and May.

    Likewise, Siani probably won’t make the roster with Carlson being the primary outfield backup. This signing probably displaces Fermin, like BW said on the actual roster.

    in reply to: International Signings #241706
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    Rodriguez-$400K

    Ryan Rodriguez, the RHP from Mexico?

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