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  1. If Harvey is pitching like he did last year. If Conforto is hitting like he did in April. If Wheeler has come back and is throwing well. Then maybe. Harvey looks bad. Wheeler having setbacks. Conforto hitting awful and maybe injured. So not even close.
  2. Yeah... similar players. Think Mookie might have a little better hit tool and a little less eye. Now put Cutch in Fenway. Yowzers.
  3. Tre, I've got 2B/3B out the wazoo and a bunch of dead catchers, so we can talk.
  4. I would say yes. Gold glove defense and amazing base stealer when young. Not overwhelmingly qualified but he's in for me.
  5. The Americans
  6. Maybe what they should do is trade Pujols and Trout for Mazara and Perez? Then at least they could have 150mil to spend.
  7. Going to see it next month. Stoked.
  8. I remembered the final scene, but wasn't really sure if there was anything else we needed to know from last year. I agree that a "previously" would have been nice. First ep was pretty good. Loved this show - hope they finish strong.
  9. My team is 4th in Fantrax despite being mostly terrible. If things keep going this way I will be a very active GM. Catcher - I have 57 total plate appearances as Gary Sanchez is consigned to AAA forever and Schwarber blew up First base - 122pa, 280/344/654 is the line my backup is putting up. All Chris Carter does is hit homers Second base - Lemahieu 118pa 302/353/434 and Utley 111pa 298/405/436 Shortstop - Asdrubal has been great, will surely cool off, and Villar 120pa 257/364/366 is my backup Third base - Go Brandon Drury (104pa 310/327/600) right now Todd Frazier would be on the bench Left field - D Peralta 260/321/439 Center field - Trout doing Trout things, 313/398/565 Right field - Bruce 234/284/467 Bench - Matt Joyce heading for Cookie-dom (48pa 351/500/730), and Reimold too (45pa 333/378/619) Pitching - hey, look how good my offense is!
  10. For serious... let's say he averages 8 wins per season over those next 4 years and you get 5 wins this season. For that you pay 130mil. At $8mil/win, that's 37 wins/296 million in value, getting you a cool 166 million in surplus value. Plus a bonus for him being elite - the 8th win above replacement is worth more than the 7th. Plus a bonus for marketability. Call it an even 200mil. Texas can throw down Mazara (let's say 3 WAR average), Gallo (2 WAR average) and Profar (2 WAR average - I love the guy and would go higher, but being conservative). Plus Luis Ortiz or some other pitching prospects. Those 3 guys will give you 3 seasons of basically free WAR (league minimum salary) so that's 21 WAR in free value, or about 168 million in surplus. They'll earn some surplus in arbitration as well, maybe that gets you close to 200mil. The Angels will probably want you to overpay, though, so in addition to Ortiz, you're probably throwing in Dillon Tate and maybe even Martin Perez, who is healthy and pitching now, and signed through 2020 with 3 nice cheap team options. Or maybe the Angels like Brinson instead of Gallo since they need a CF. That's probably more realistic. So there you go.... Mazara, Brinson, Profar, Tate/Ortiz, Martin Perez. If you're Texas, do you want to do that? You've got Trout, Hamels, Beltre, Fielder, Choo, Darvish... and you're praying Joey Gallo works out and that you can somehow get through the season with Derek Holland and Colby Lewis as prominent players in your rotation.
  11. Jeff Locke, 6ip 8k 2bb 5h... IN COORS. Lowered his WHIP to 2.186 for the season.
  12. In other news... my team is leading the league in PAs. Which I'm sure is totally meaningful.
  13. What was Doso's plan at 2B? I guess praying for Profar and maybe Ahmed would see some time there? That one looks ugly. OTOH they are leading the league in IP so far.
  14. 50 rounds and nobody drafted this Hazelbaker fella.
  15. 2B Lemahieu 462/462/808 (no walks, the bum) RF Bruce 333/357/630 C Montero 278/333/611 (gonna need you to play 162 games, bud) 1B Chris Carter 261/333/739 LF Peralta 313/371/500 3B Frazier 207/258/448 SS Asdrubal 240/240/280 (my entire middle infield has no walks!) CF Trout 185/303/333 (in danger of benching) Bench 1B Hosmer 308/379/385 SS Villar 250/423/450 OF Keon Broxton 0-for-11 this year OF De Aza 0-for-7 this year Sp1 Wainwright 1.818 WHIP Sp2 Gibson 1.969 WHIP Sp3 Nicasio 1.444 WHIP Sp4 Sabathia 1.33 WHIP Sp5 Locke 1.50 WHIP Sp6 Karns 1.60 WHIP Sp7 Chen 1.80 WHIP