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Everything posted by loro1991

  1. Giants offense is also terrible, he looked solid otherwise
  2. Bumgarner hit 2 homeruns on opening day last year and we still lost
  3. He can take a walk, he just needs to be able to hit the slide/curve
  4. Anyone else on the Jorge Soler post-post-post hype pick him up for free sleeper train Hitting cleanup, playing everyday, who else on waivers in a deep league even has those two accolades? 5 HR this spring, BEST SHAPE OF HIS LIFE
  5. he got traded, I'm dumb, the "bold" prediction was Vaughn's about Frazier (and he said opportunity to leadoff) not Sporers anyways lol
  6. I was under the impression that Frazier was leading off, per Paul Sporer's 10 bold predictions thing
  7. Urias starting the year in the rotation with recent news of Hill starting the season on the IL (Knee strain) along with Kershaw. He will obviously be hard up for 6 ip QS's and very possibly moved to the bullpen soon, but he is a solid pickup in deep mixed leagues for ratio help. I picked him up, no expectation that he sticks, but if he can get me 4 solid IP over a couple starts I am more than happy to have him as a 5th/6th SP with his upside.
  8. I picked him up and am now learning that this guy can't take a walk, reaally low bb%. Hopeful for some upside though
  9. Well this stupid new 3 batters minimum rule for 2020 might keep closers from going the way of the dinosaur. I still hate it. Talk about a boon for Kimbrel, not that he truly needed it.
  10. Agree 100%, it's the right thing for a FO to do. Though I am waiting for and expecting, especially with how this offseason and talk of tanking has gone on, for a team like the Padres or Reds to start the season with a player like Senzel or Paddock up to make a 'statement' about being ready to compete and to try and get a fanbase excited. Regardless of service time. Don't get me wrong I know it's not practical but I think we will see it at some point. Could serve as a culture shift for some teams that have been losing.
  11. I swear, if the Red's twitter makes a comment like that about Senzel looking like he's been in CF his whole life and they DON'T start the season with him up....
  12. Nah, we have keepers. I laid out the details in a comment afterwards. I need to put my league settings back in my sig
  13. That's exactly what I was thinking. It sounds like he has a really good shot to crack the rotation. I asked Nick Pollack of Pitcherlist his thoughts on Sheffield two days ago and he replied this: Hey there! I’m a fan entering the year, especially with his polished changeup. Only question is when he gets his shot with the Mariners, but I could see it happening around the end of April after his service time extends him another year.
  14. I know it's just spring but he's really not even worth speculating on as a 3rd or 4th source of potential saves at this point. I thought he was done for good last year with the gray arm tissue thing. I can't see the payoff being worth the risk or roster slot at all, even in a league where saves are really hard to come by and valuable.
  15. Just picked him up, dropped my speculative RP. I think he is starting to warrant a lot more discussion, as I have seen practically none. Per ESPN today 3/8 Sheffield fired 3.2 scoreless innings in an afternoon intrasquad game Thursday during which he faced Dee Gordon, Mitch Haniger (back), Edwin Encarnacion and Ichiro Suzuki, Greg Johns of MLB.com reports. Spin: The promising prospect certainly faced a formidable test in the form of a quartet of hitters with a combined 16 All-Star appearances between them, and he came through with flying colors. Sheffield allowed just two
  16. Anyone have an eye on Bumgarners fb velocity today? Been listening on radio, saw comments elswhere saying 89
  17. 2 more HR off Melancon in 1 inning. Stick a fork in him already
  18. Guy got drilled in the head last year on top of the bone bruise. He is a safe bet for elite OPS as his hit tool is on Joey Votto's level. The power is discouraging, and he's not coming at much of a discount, but he's up there with Rendon and Votto for safest OBP/SLG ratio bets you can have, with the potential to go off at any time. I had him last year and understand the frustration or hesitance, but his baseball IQ and talent pedigree are at the highest level.
  19. Smith has the advnatage but Bochy seldomly uses lefty's to close out games regularly, he goes committee with Smith likely to be on top of it. If Melancon flames out completely though it's harder to say. I think he will get some opportunities for sure, they both will. -lifelong giants fan/SF native
  20. I got him 4th round, 80th overall in a pitching heavy league. I know everything points to a decline, but since he is my SP4 I felt like I was in a better place to take a risk. I think he has a relatively high floor even if his numbers aren't as sexy as they used to be. Hoping he's healthy again and has another one in the tank
  21. I like Bundy this year, lot of people don't realize he had a Kp9 over 9 last season. The injury risk is baked in to his draft price already, you can get him in the last round. The guy was a #1 overall draft pick for a reason.
  22. Any chance Verdugo gets regular playing time? IDK the status of LA OF right now
  23. If he has anything going for him it's that the Phillies are in contention. And while Kapler is gonna make it needlessly complicated, at a certain point he's going to stop using Neris and bad pitchers in spots where they blow games. As opposed to noncontending team that wants to build a less valuable RP up to trade him. I'm optimistic
  24. Hopefully but not 100% sold yet, it's Kapler. Very encouraging, at the least. I think he will get more chances. Just would not be surprised if Kapler makes it frustrating.
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