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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:39 pm 
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If the Jays want to build something around Bichette, Biggio and Vlad Jr for competing a year or two from now, then now is the time to front-load a deal to a top-tier free agent pitcher or two. You can't rely on everyone being both available and willing to come the winter you decide you're ready. Fuck that.


Would like to see them go after a reliable Keuchel, Porcello or Teheran-type, guys who give 170-190 no-nonsense innings. I feel like they're valuable just because of the pressure that goes off the bullpen.

Chase Anderson was a good pickup to that end. He'll give them 130 perfectly adequate innings. Lots of starting pitchers on the open market, I'm sure they'll find a couple of guys.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:42 pm 
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E.L. wrote:
Bosc wrote:
If the Jays want to build something around Bichette, Biggio and Vlad Jr for competing a year or two from now, then now is the time to front-load a deal to a top-tier free agent pitcher or two. You can't rely on everyone being both available and willing to come the winter you decide you're ready. Fuck that.


Would like to see them go after a reliable Keuchel, Porcello or Teheran-type, guys who give 170-190 no-nonsense innings. I feel like they're valuable just because of the pressure that goes off the bullpen.

Chase Anderson was a good pickup to that end. He'll give them 130 perfectly adequate innings. Lots of starting pitchers on the open market, I'm sure they'll find a couple of guys.


Yeah, those guys are important. What was traded for him aside, there's definitely value in having R.A. Dickey go out and reliably throw 200 innings, every 5th day. But I still feel like they will need at least one guy to really move the needle. The Anderson pickup is a good move but if they have any designs on a championship, they might need an overpay on an ace. Front-load the deal while the kids are cheap.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:55 pm 
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Rox did little more than shed salary, doubt it goes toward anything productive this offseason.


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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Thread
PostPosted: Wed Nov 06, 2019 11:46 am 
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Anyone watching Premier 12 Olympic Baseball Qualifying? What an unexpectedly great tournament so far!

The teams are a mix of top prospects (USA), Japanese and Korean pros and journeymen. A real motley crew but the talent is there.

Stayed up late to watch for former first-round prospect Phillippe Aumont dominate a portly Cuban lineup for Canada. Not sure why he never panned out in the majors, but his breaking pitches and cutter were unhittable. Dude will probably get a Japan or Korean league offer from this.

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 Post subject: Re: 2019 MLB Thread
PostPosted: Tue Nov 12, 2019 11:24 pm 
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Gabe Kapler named successor to manager Bruce Bochy in San Francisco. No surprise, given he and team president Farhan Zaidi both come from the Dodgers.

Canned after two years in Philly, but it's his time in Los Angeles and his handling of sexual assaults involving his players that hangs over this hiring: https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2019/2/6/ ... a-phillies

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Holy shit...this sign stealing thing may end up being a pretty big deal.


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