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  1. Stuff looked pretty good, especially when he was ahead in the count, he was able to sit them down (hence the 8Ks). The Cubs got most of their damage against him in the 4th. He gave up a single to Schwarber, hit Contreras, and then gave up a 3 run bomb to freaking Descalso. Kris Bryant later drove in Hayward (who was walked) on a nice little double, but besides that the Cubs didn’t really square him up in his short outing. The worst part about the start was his inefficient pitch count pretty much throughout. He was taking counts very deep every time and went like 35 pitches through two inning and 55 after three. I knew regardless of the struggles in the 4th, he was looking at short night. Again, stuff looked really good. Just kind of scares me that because of the struggles the 2nd and 3rd time through lineup, and the inefficiency, that they may eventually go back to using him as a RP if their rotation can get to the point where there is a lot of good startings going, like possibly after Nelson returns.
  2. I agree. As an Angles fan, I thought before the season Jim Johnson was weirdly going to end up getting saves this year. I am however still on the Keynan side of things. I think the last two days were more about Key just coming off the DL. I think even more so last night because he did pitch the day before. Coming back from an elbow discomfort, I thought that was the smart too. His command before the injury was a little bit unsettling. But I actually thought Scioscia was on board with him closing it out. He was one of the more consistent guys I’ve seen him use in a while. I think as long as Keynan continues to show decent command he will end up/stay there.
  3. Needed to bring this back because I think it’s going to be the truth. Soto doesn’t run like Ronald so the hype won’t be as crazy, but Juan’s bat is all kinds of special. Checking this guys game on as much as I can right now. Reminds me of Votto. I think he is pushing his way to AA early this summer and will be talked about coming up after the first month next MLB season. I know it might take a decent amount, but I would honestly be checking how much it would take to acquire this guy, if I didn’t already have him in every league. He should be held in high regards right now by any competent owner. I still think most are underrating it because he hasn’t dont it enough or at a hit level yet, but it is coming. If guy stays healthy, he is going to be a fantasy monster.
  4. Absolutely. I see the Xander comp for sure. Most likely a little less in the average department, counting stats (specifically power/speed) I can see being very similar. I was just referring to the limited fantasy potential some saw in Lindor coming up, and how I believe Adames in falling into a similar bin. Lindor showed more speed than Adames has, but Lindor had a max of 11 home runs in one season down there. He then of course popped off for 30+ last season in the bigs. I can see Adames growing into some unannounced power. I feel like most people expected Xander to grow into an elite fantasy SS throughout his prospect rankings. Maybe it that was just me. Again though, I think the Xander comp is right on point.
  5. Agreed. Never really ideal. At the time I didn't think it was the worst thing in the world. He walked Sanchez in a 1 run game, to face then face the bottom of lineup (Walker, Andujar, Torres). Bedrosian hasn't given up a run in his last 5 outings and the stuff has looked better. Again, I still don't think this makes a huge swing. But Kenyan also doesn't have a track record in the role by any means. I am an owner/fan of Kenyan for sure. But I am in a league deep enough to speculate on Bedrosian again here too already.
  6. Kenyan blew one against the Yankees up 3-2. It wasn't horrible, he just started off with a walk to Sanchez and then Adujar ripped a double. They then intentionally loaded the bases and Gardner hit a sack fly. He got out of it after that and left the inning tied up at 3-3. I am hoping the Angels walk it off here so it doesn't seem to hurt as much. I still don't think it will move the needle much, I think he has some decent leash right now. But not a great outing either.
  7. I couldn't agree more. I have been thinking the exact thing this season with Adames. He definitely seems to have some prospect fatigue going for him in leagues, there wasn't a ton of interest in him in mine either. I decided to go after him because I watched some videos of his swing and he has a sick stroke. He is a much bigger dude than I imagined too. I can see him growing into his frame (which might eventually kick him to 3rd base) and developing some 20+ home run power for sure. He runs some too and might mix in 12-15 stolen bases. I think he is polished enough both offensively & defensively to be up with the Rays ASAP. I think he is someone that is going to come onto the scene and surprise like Lindor. I am not comparing him to Francisco, I just think he's a young dude still growing into has body and has underrated counting number ability.
  8. Really enjoyed having Kenyan in for 0-7 ball game only to give up a 2 run bomb to Moreland. Obviously not a really long term concern because of one outing, but I surely could have done without that. Thanks Mike
  9. Man... I read through this thread all throughout the day and this is one of the most talked about situations from the moment Knebel went down. Like pitch by pitch breakdowns daily. I’m not trying to be a dick, but honestly just go look.
  10. This has been one of the dumbest things I’ve seen in a while. It has zero to do with what it does to my fantasy team. I just will never understand why they would bring a top 50 prospect in baseball up just to ride the pine. I am totally fine if they believe Siemien and Lowrie should be playing everyday, but then leave Frank down in the minors! This dude needs to continue his development and should be an impact bat for the As long term. The reasoning to bring this guy up for this will never make sense to me. The As currently aren’t going anywhere this season, so why do this to part of your future.
  11. I think that is an interesting guy to throw in the mix. I am a huge Trammell fan for fantasy as well. Any player that can put up a .281with 13 homers and 41 bags at 19 is gold. But I will go out and say that IF Soto goes through this season healthy, even Trammell won't sniff the type of love this guy is deservingly going to get. I know with both it is a small sample so far, and that they have plenty to go. Trammell is currently sporting a career .289 average, while Soto is walking with a hefty .364. Also, while comparing the early K/BB they both have going on, Trammell so far in his career is 183 ks to 737 Abs (25%), while his BB is 96 of 737 (13%). Soto is sporting a 43 ks to 324 Ab's (13%) and 32 BB of 324 Ab's (10%). All in all - we are talking two of my favorite young guys for fantasy. I obviously think Trammell with the wheels can really make a dent when he's up, and I do not think Soto will touch 20 of those. But I do think Soto has a generational type hit tool working right now, almost even like Francisco Meija on steroids (even though in baseball I shouldn't really use that phrase). I can see the power continuing boom, while the batting title type makeup continues. I am surely on board with the idea that if Soto is healthy all season, he will not only at least elevate to at least AA this season, but he will be the #1 bat heading into 2019.
  12. What minor league stats? Lol.. all 2 season the guy had down there. Dude is sick with it. Throws flames and it moves. Also, FYI I’m not calling for the end of Holland by any means, I just thought that comment was funny.
  13. Kind of a confusing move to me. Even if he is “rested” I feel like he hasn’t thrown more than like 50 innings ever. Not sure why they are even messing with him, let’s just see if he can make it through a season first. But it is the Orioles.. and it is a pitcher... so never mind this all makes sense.
  14. While that may be true. The proven number one indicator for pitching injuries are tied to decreased velocity. That’s why they are always spoken about as they should be. This us is especially true for a guy like Box.
  15. Yeah there is for sure another thread already running for him. Dude is a top 100 prospect so pretty much no way there couldn’t be. He could be part of the early group coming up this season. It will eventually come down to him and Sheffield fighting for a spot. But it won’t be right now because of the CC injury. They have already brought up their crop today and he wasn’t one of them.
  16. As a life long Angels fan I have a really hard time disagreeing with this. As much as I personally want it to be Middleton. I think it is going to be Jim Johnson next. The problem is does anyone see Johnson being good enough to keep it? Because if not, we are back where the SF Giants speculation was. Adding the guy who you think is next (Dyson) or the guy who you think has better stuff and might ultimately win out (Strickland).
  17. I don’t think that would stop any moves from happening for too long. Bad business decisions are tough to hide when the guy pitching is the difference between wins & loses. I’m not touting his downfall. I just play in really deep leagues like I assume most on here do. From what I seen it’s worth some conversation/speculating.
  18. I think the only people that don’t want to talk about Rivero replacements are because they have Rivero shares and feel it’s too dang early to be this screwed. I fully understand it’s only 2 games into the longest season in pro sports, but dude looked terrible. It echos what he showed in the spring too. I have a bid on Kontos in for tomorrow. Would love to stack him and Strickland early on because of this thread.
  19. Great. That is your opinion, and you are entitled to just that. I obviously don’t think that is the case at all. I’m not getting into the Mixon lovers hill battle. I didn’t think he should have been getting the “start” over Mixon this year either. I am still a big Mixon fan so I thought it should have been his show from the beginning. That still doesn’t change that fact that I’ve watched plenty of good things with Hill over his career, enough so to be intrigued where he lands. I don’t think the box score shows everything with Hill. The Cinci oline, play calling, and overall offense have been way down since he first busted out. I think he took care of his ankle injury early enough where he can be full speed for OTA’s and is still only 25 years old. So hate on whatever stat you like. But I’m still personally intrigued.
  20. One I am just interested to see where he lands is Jeremey Hill. He had a rough last couple seasons, but I don’t know if I would attribute that all just to him. The offensive line in Cinci has gone way down hill since he busted on the scene his rookie season. During that season though I thought he looked like he was going to be one of the next really good ones. I was a big fan at LSU. He is a big bodied guy who is also very agile. I think that player is still there. I dont think he gets a big deal, or anywhere where he is the only guy. But I am still intrigued just to see what team he does land with.
  21. Stop with the Ben retiring stuff. I don’t even care as it pertains to the 1st/2nd guys for next year, but it isn’t happening. I don’t care what he has said. I keep waiting for Bovada to come out with that prop so I can bet a s--- ton on him coming back next season. Ben is a drama queen and just loves when he is being talked about, and even more so when he gets to hear how great he is and how important he is the the Steelers. I of course know how obviously important he is to the Steelers and even the NFL. But dude is a baby and he is playing next season. Leveon & Brown shouldn’t be knocked because of any of that fake hypothetical non sense. Its already been said but it’s Zeke, Bell, Gurley, Dj and Ab in any order you prefer, but the Ben stuff isn’t any part of why I might or might not take Gurley or any of the others ahead.
  22. Totally missing the point. That’s not what I was saying at all. I wasn’t even referring to this one game in particular. I know games are always different when you play “what if”. This game lead me to even explain why it’s tough owning such talented guys with so many obstacles to overcome. Gordon is just the most extreme case of it. Geez this is why I do a lot more of just reading than interacting. People don’t like to actually read or think & everyone just wants to preach.
  23. My bad - maybe I could have made it easier and only wrote one terrible sentence of "insight" like I have seen consistently from your meaningless posts. Good gif though.
  24. Looking bad at this weekend, it is a pretty tough pill to swallow knowing that the difference in my matchup to go to finals was between me starting Gordon over Sheppard. Obviously Sheppard hadn't done anything the past few weeks, and Gordon was trending up. I also I feel the need to reinforce my decisions by checking every "expert" site ranking out there (please don't lecture me on how crappy most those guys are), and every site I saw had Gordon ranked ahead, while typically placing him in the mid teens. I think there are a lot of things that made me lean Gordon, but I realized in a way grabbing him this season was almost the worse thing I could have done. Hear me out.. First, I want to be clear i'm talking about THIS SEASON only, I am not referring to anything how I feel about the dude moving forward. One Qb added to the mix, and I will no doubt be targeting him early. But back to my point... No matter the matchup or really any other thing considered, Gordon is so tough to bench because we have seen what he has done even when he has had seemingly zero positive things on his side (matchups, qb, team, etc.). I fought the notion that this guy would need time back into "game shape", or that he would even need a competent Qb. Hell you can read every page in this thread how he did with Hoyer, Cambell, Weeden. I was one of the ones that really thought with this guy, it really didn't matter. He is without a doubt one of the most talented human beings to play on the football field, I truly believe that. I also think anyone that was along for the ride back in 2013 (me), is extremely biased and invested in the guy because we saw him turn water into wine consistently. I know it has been said a ton, but the fact this guy lead the league in receiving yards, while missing two games, with the team and Qbs he had, should be one of the best seasons ever. Now, as I get back to the curse of having JG on the squad this year, he simply has too much talent to leave on the bench, which in that way makes having him right now a curse. I think what I didn't do properly is simple look at what he really currently has. I hadn't hardly watched the Browns all season long until this guy was coming back. I watch almost every game, every week, and I will even watch gamepass weekly to check things out. All of this is minus the Browns for sure. They aren't the only team, but I would say they were the one I ignore the most. After watching Kizer these past 3 weeks - I do not care what anyone says to me, my opinion is this guy should not be close to playing in games right now. I would go as far to say that I don't think he will be a starting Qb for any other team in his career. If I ran the Browns, I would say my goal next season is Kizer isn't even one of my top 3 Qbs. I do not even see a chance of developing into a starter. I think he fundamentally has so many things wrong, he shouldn't have even made it to this level. He is a prime example of analytic scouting. Big body, athletic, big arm, etc. Kizer has zero feel in the pocket, I honestly do not know if he can read coverages at all, and he is the most inaccurate qb I have quite possibly ever seen. I think Kizer from a all around Qb game, makes Tom Savage look like a pro bowler. Regardless, he is a massive downgrade from the herd the browns rolled out there in 2013. Also, I no a fan of Hugh's play calling the past month I have watched. I will go a little easier on him because I know that is a tough thing to handle when you are trotting out that group, and more so when you are strapped to Kizer pulling the trigger. Even without those things capping Hugh, he is still no Kyle Shanahan or Norv Turner, both of the OCs Gordon was running with during his monster days. I know Hugh did some decent things in Cinci with Dalton, and got the ball to Aj Green, as he should. But the stuff he has been drawing up is very vanilla and predictable. Overall, my point is Gordon is so talented and tantalizing that it is tough to really ever bench the guy when you own him, and more importantly when he is eligible play. I am still not going to be giving credit to all the haters and say they were right, because at the end of the day this guy was a free agent add for nothing, and is still a monster. I am just saying when you have someone that talented they can be a liability because of being a fan and bias. But after watching this month, Kizer can't even hang with Hoyer/Cambell/Weeden, Hugh isnt Shanahan/Norv, and this sure is hell isn't 2013. Here is to hoping the Browns can FINALLY not screw it up this offseason and get a Qb. Gordon has the skills to be the at the top, but he is going to need a lot of changes to do so.
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