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  1. I don't think there 's a whole lot to see here on this injury. Tim Riordan, a producer on SiriusXM Fantasy, attended the game NH game yesterday and said that Vlad Jr was in the dugout and moving around good. At one point, he dropped a ball over the dug out rail and hoped over the rail to grab it. That said, because he dropped the ball, the Blue Jays have sufficient rationale to hold him back till 2019.
    7 points
  2. He's being treated plenty fairly because the MLB is working within the rules that the MLBPA agreed to. And you only don't care what he did because he's on your fantasy team - I think anyone clearly guilty of assaulting a woman can rot on the sidelines for the rest of the year. And that's coming from a Jays fan. As for what his suspension will be, everywhere I've read is saying the suspension is separate from the admin leave - there's no time served. He's getting paid to stay away, and once the MLB sorts out what they want to do with him, the suspension starts then. A
    6 points
  3. Sorry, but this makes no sense. The reason that they're not competitive this year is because they haven't had their best team on the field. A young player like Vlad can easily light a fire on a team that's otherwise going through the motions. Besides, you don't have to be in first in order to be perceived as a good team, and there are plenty of teams that won't make the postseason who aren't out of the race before the ASB. Being in New York I get to listen to a lot of complaints about the Mets. No one was expecting them to make a run at a championship this year, but the common refrain was "At
    5 points
  4. I don't think rattling off this list of players is anywhere near as convincing as you've pretended it to be. Honestly, we can just go through this player by player to see how the Jays' situation compares: Trout was called up on July 8th, 2011 at which point the LAA was 48-42, in 2nd place and only 1 GB. Soto was called up on May 20th of this year, at which point WSN was 24-21, in 4th, and 4 GB. Lindor was called up on June 14th, 2015 at which point CLE was 29-33, in 4th and 6.5 GB. Seager was called up on September 3rd, 2015, at which point LAD was
    4 points
  5. I'll look for some more. See the below though with quotes for Sickels on the subject. https://www.fangraphs.com/tht/the-double-a-jump-2/ Here's another: https://www.fangraphs.com/tht/understanding-minor-league-levels/
    4 points
  6. What about Trout, Soto, lindor, Seager, Betts, Harper, Correa, stanton, rizzo, Bregman, Bellinger, Torres, and basically every other hitter who was called up at a reasonable time or earlier time? Not all those teams were projected to be in the playoffs at their call up time. Bryant is basically the one real example where it was egregious. And it got ugly towards the end. Maybe Springer was up there too. Could it happen with Vlad? Sure, I'm not going to guarantee anything. But I'd bet he's up before the second week of 2019 pretty easily.
    4 points
  7. And as a Giants fan, so ready for MadBum's return!
    4 points
  8. It's almost as if each situation is unique to the player, and none of this is very relevant.
    3 points
  9. I totally agree- His numbers at this point are just stupid honestly. And so is the fact that he's not up. I get it comes down to money as always and with the team having really no real chance at being competitive they want to optimize the amount of years they have their young guys under control. But If I were Vladdy ( hey we can all dream right?) I'd be pretty pissed off that I was held back from starting my career essentially because the team wanted to save money and you better believe that would factor in my decision as to whether or not I sign a long term deal with them.
    3 points
  10. "discussed the possibility of promoting Vladimir Guerrero Jr. to Triple-A within the next month" so there has been discussion....about the possibility....that Vlad gets promoted to AAA....within the next month... Doesn't at all sound like a player that is anywhere close to the majors.
    3 points
  11. Funny that you mention splits... Arenado HOME last 2 years .323 BA, 44 HR, 161 RBI, 131 R, 47 2B, 157 G Areando AWAY last 2 years .280 BA, 34 HR, 102 RBI, 85 R, 31 2B, 162 G Bryant HOME last 2 years .268 BA, 35 HR, 82 RBI, 121 R, 31 2B, 156 G Bryant AWAY last 2 years .318 BA, 33 HR, 93 RBI, 111 R, 42 2B, 150 G Nados worst split (road) > Bryants worst split (home). At worst they're a push. Nados best split (home) >> Bryants best split (away). Not close Point being : A ton of players have obvious splits
    3 points
  12. I started him this week. SD is one of the worst teams in the league at striking out, and Smith seems to be a K per inning pitcher. I have him in over Tallion and Weaver. Can't start everyone so I went with the match up. I'm not sure why people are upset, down on, or trashing this kid. He was drafted in like 0% of normal leagues. He's a FA, waiver wire flyer who's put up pretty decent numbers to date. He should be no more than one of your match up SPs, and if you're relying on Smith to be a rotation staple on your team then you either drafted poorly, or are suffering from in
    3 points
  13. There's no way if Guerrero is producing a 220+ wrc that he doesn't get the call. Just too much pressure from MLB, MLBPA, Guerrero's representation, the media, fans, etc. Guerrero has the type of bat that the projects a BIG impact RIGHT NOW. They are waiting for super 2 deadline and that is it. The days of youth toiling around in the minors for several years to "learn" the game of baseball are over IMO. Nobody does that anymore, and for good reason. I've heard the Blue Jays manager is going to be fired soon .. i think a Guerrero call up shortly
    3 points
  14. I believe Beeks was scheduled to start tonight's game, and the starter is now Josh Smith. So yes, Beeks lined up to start Thursday. We dont know where yet. Nothing official yet.
    2 points
  15. No need to bump that soon. If you are that hard up for help go to some recently WHIR threads, offer some advice, and leave your link. However, you answer your ?, no, I wouldn't give up whit for that. Iglesias is back, Hughes isn't going to be getting saves (and anyone in that pen could be as good or better as a closer than him). You go from Whit to one of those guys, and the other goes to the bench. Honestly, Anderson should be on the WW IMO. Stand pat.
    2 points
  16. Well, I've heard that the pitching is better in AA than in AAA. Due to younger up and coming arms vs career minor leaguers in AAA. Correa wasnt in AAA very long if I remember correctly.
    2 points
  17. Here's the tweet: Doesn't sound like anything is imminent.
    2 points
  18. There’s a reason nobody else is reporting this and it has nothing to do with a grand conspiracy to save Peyton’s legacy/ego
    2 points
  19. https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/white-sox-prospect-eloy-jimenez-named-southern-league-player-of-month/
    2 points
  20. Create a story that engages people? That’s what they should call him up for? Makes much more sense than the truck load of money, that waiting 10 months saves. Anyone with delusions that the Jays are ANY one player away from contending, needs to reevaluate their roster. I’m not sure what the allure is, of sneaking in as the last wild card, especially if you have to sacrifice the future to do so. Who or what is going to prevent them from keeping him down until next year’s service time date? They’re saying all the right things so far, and I just don’t think public percept
    2 points
  21. Whether he's playing hurt or not, he's worthless now even with the extra position eligibility. Another ugly Ofer while his teammates tee off on KC pitching. A shame really. Whatever gains he made last year are all gone. Last year looks like an outlier, whether he was motivated by his walk year and/or had some extra "diet" help.
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. You got ripped off. Assuming you mean Nelson Cruz, he’s actually in decline and has little value in a dynasty. Richards is more valuable due to age and potential. Cruz is better this season though. Torres is good but not close to the level of Stanton, Bryant or Arenado and might never be on it. Just going by this season it’s highly unlikely that Torres’s stats will ultimately be better than Stanton’s. Worse, you’re not even keeping him. Bryant is a far better keeper than Arenado, Arenado is a free agent after next season and his stats are inflated by Coors as can be easily seen by his splits.
    2 points
  24. Chapman also committed the actions for which he was suspended in October of 2015, and only suspended on March 1st of the following year after MLB conducted a lengthy investigation - a period of four months. Osuna was just arrested a few weeks ago and has not even logged a single hearing in court. Stash if you wish, but I’d bet he’s gone for at least the remainder of this season.
    2 points
  25. Well you should. Because that's the most important factor in when he returns this season, if at all.
    2 points
  26. That gaze he gave Fiers though.. I thought he was gonna melt on the mound lol
    2 points
  27. You've nailed it. I mean, Oakland will trade anybody if the price is right but it's a strong bet he's staying with Oakland this year. If you're going to sell him from your team that's fine but don't do it because you fear him getting traded out of Oakland. He's staying put this year unless somebody comes calling and offers the moon. It could happen but it's not likely. The Beanes will be happy enough to keep him a bit longer and trade when he's getting too expensive. Though this is a fun opinion piece from some Indians fan. https://believelandball.com/2018/06/01/cleveland-indians-tribe-target-
    2 points
  28. Stanton with a bomb off Fiers. And sounds like he enjoyed every second of it.
    2 points
  29. this Bryant long term, is probably better then Arenado, because Nolan might not be there forever, and his splits. I wish Stanton had not gone to NY. But by next year, i think he rakes again. I love Torres, but he basically has to become Stanton, to make this deal a push.
    2 points
  30. If you have the bench spot and don't think he'll do anything in Great American, then he's probably worth a stash on your bench since they go right back to Coors afterwards.
    2 points
  31. These guys are still professional ball players, struggling or not. AZ has put up 36 runs in the past 5 games, not saying they are hot by any means but they arent some double AA club either. A quick look at the box score and it looks like he got touched up by Goldy and Peralta...
    2 points
  32. That isn't accurate. Over his last 15 days, he has 17 Ks in 17.2 IP...that's 8.7 k/9. And despite last night's start, he still has a 3.57 ERA and 0.97 WHIP over those 15 days, along with a couple of wins. Not bad for a FA pickup.
    2 points
  33. PABLO LOPEZ, SP MIA 6'3 200 LBS Age: 22 '18 Stats (Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp; AA) 8 Starts ERA: 0.62 WHIP: 0.87 OPP AVG: .184 K:BB: 51/8 Figured this guy has dominated long enough to finally receive his own thread. Lopez was considered more-or-less a throw in on the David Phelps trade a season ago, however he has emerged as the best of the four player haul received by the Marlins. A Tommy John survivor, Lopez plays off a solid three pitch mix (fastball/change/slider) including a heater that he can dial up to 97
    1 point
  34. I don't know why the other owner would make the trade with no DeGrom? But you could try. I would take the Arenado side, even if he refuses Walker. Osuna might not pitch this year, or very little. Nolan is a keeper. And it frees up room to keep Soto
    1 point
  35. I don't see this helping you much if not neutral. DeGrom is definitely tier above Morton (even with recent success) and Rizzo will go on a tear soon. Arenado is clearly better player but as a whole, I don't see this deal helping you this year. However, like you mentioned it may help your keeper situation and it may come down to how Osuna situation gets resolved.
    1 point
  36. September call-up is literally the worst of all options for the team. No way that happens. This report, if true, all but confirms they are manipulating the service time until next April.
    1 point
  37. MLB channel says the Jays are considering moving him to AAA. I'd like to see him there for a week or two, then the majors
    1 point
  38. I think this move is mutually beneficial. I still question whether Morton can retain the current uptick velocity over the course of the entire season ( he has never been the picture of health). I value deGrom a bit higher despite the early returns on Morton. Morton is a better bet for wins (Houston) as long as he stays on the field, and obviously Iglesias is a contributing asset currently, while Osuna's long term outlook is still murky (even upon reinstatement). Rizzo was red hot in May, which is a sign of things to come in what I expect to be a second half explosi
    1 point
  39. I would drop Godley for just about anything.
    1 point
  40. I'd take the Bumgarner/Brantley side on this deal. Bumgarner never really relied on max velocity to dominate. His fastball is basically on par to what it has always been during his career (hovering around 91). Last year it actually ticked up from that of his 2016 year. His injuries have been of the fluky variety and at age 28 theres nothing to suggest he won't return to dominating fashion. Brantley has always produced when on the field, however injuries are his biggest obstacle. He appears healthy this season and has recaptured the elite pitch recognition that mad
    1 point
  41. An average player has 13 home runs and 32 RBI this season? Arenado has 12 home runs and 36 RBI by the way. Stanton has top 5 exit velocity and is hitting the ball harder this year than last year (42.9% this year and 38.9% next year). He doesn’t need to return to top 10 OF status as he never left that list and at 28 he’s hardly in decline. It’s incredibly silly to rate a player based on 2 months. With the same logic J.D. Martinez is now better than him because he’s having a career year with a much higher than normal BABIP.
    1 point
  42. Yea dropping cargo makes zero sense if that's the reason for dropping him. He faces disco, romano and Mahle before heading straight back to Coors.
    1 point
  43. I'd probably give VV a shot, not sure what he does against MIL, his career is 4.2 IP with 2 earned, so who knows. He's been pitching well this year and maybe he's figures some things out. Montas looks decent as have Kingham/Romero at times, I'm sure they'll all have their ups and downs but I might give Montas a chance.
    1 point
  44. Well to put a guy on administrative leave for over a month and put a suspension on top seems ridiculous when chapman only got 30 games and a gun was involved.
    1 point
  45. Stanton/Bryant by a hair for me because of the very limited Torres sample size. Though absolutely Arenado is the best player in this deal. However, long term, if he doesn't stay in Coors, he will still be very good but not THIS good. Help?
    1 point
  46. That's a very good question. Other than possibly predicting this will only last for that long and then he'll fall off, I can't think of any reason why that makes any sense. I think he can have pretty solid value for the ROS as long as he's batting leadoff for them, and there's no reason why he won't continue to do so vs. RHP. Sure, he's old and doesn't play much against LHP, but it looks like last year was an anomaly sandwiched between his good 2016 season and now this season.
    1 point
  47. XFL 2020 Championship Final: Team Tebow vs Team Kaepernick Showdown for America's soul *cue electric guitar solo*
    1 point
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