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  1. What LaRussa did was a total d*** move (coming from a total d*** it shouldn't be a surprise), BUT if Mercedes is so mentally fragile that he let that destroy his career, I don't think he was destined to have a long and fruitful career anyway. Mercedes turns out to be a nice, feel-good story for the first couple of months of 2021 and that seems to be the end of the story.
  2. There's some pretty compelling video out there of him repeatedly rubbing/pressing his fingers in the web of his glove for some reason during his no hitter. I think it's widely accepted he was a sticky beneficiary but to what extent his struggles in his last start were related to the crackdown or what is lingering injury related rust, who knows. His spin rates were down on all pitches yesterday. His next start is against the Marlins and after that Detroit. If he looks shaky in those starts, it may be a bumpy ride...
  3. 100% this. If Holland is being used to showcase his 'skills" for a trade, Matheny is an idiot.
  4. Being "all in" on Buxton or Mondesi sounds like a great way to ruin a summer...or develop a drinking problem.
  5. Rays manager Kevin Cash told reporters on Friday that Luis Patino is a "full go" for Friday's start against the Blue Jays. The 21-year-old hurler won't be functioning as an opener in this one and could work as many as six or seven innings in this one depending on how he's doing. Patino has been outstanding at Triple-A Durham this season, posting a 2.21 ERA and 29/5 K/BB ratio across 20 1/3 innings.
  6. Posted April 24 Best advice I never took. Conversely, how about a shout out to lucky 3 who saw big things in mid-April: Posted April 16 Have a feeling this guy is going to be a great pick up. He hit .375/.389/.781 with 4 2Bs, 3 HRs, and 4 SBs in 32 ABs during spring training. He is a physical specimen with power and speed. He's started the last 3 games after transferring to the 40-man and being called up from the alternate site. He's hit in all 3 games going oppo for a triple last night that looked t
  7. I NEVER quote myself...' But I'm gonna quote myself... Things look mighty different 10 days later 😜
  8. OK. it is now "officially" OFFICIAL: 🤩 Rays purchased the contract of INF Wander Franco from Triple-A Durham. Let the fun begin. Franco will bat second and play third base in his major league debut Tuesday against the Red Sox. Regarded as the consensus No. 1 prospect in the game, the 20-year-old finally got the call after slashing .323/.376/.601 with 24 extra-base hits (including seven homers) and five stolen bases and a 20/12 K/BB ratio over 38 games in Triple-A this season. He's capable of making an impact across the board in fantasy leagues and should already be
  9. I'll throw the name Abraham Toro out there. He's been raking since he was called up to replace Bregman and his numbers in AAA support the success. Also, just 1 K since his call up. Also, the Astros play 14 games in 14 days starting with 7 games this week against Orioles and Tigers then the Orioles again and finishing with the Indians on the 4th of July.
  10. From an article on priority free agent pickups on Yahoo this afternoon by Andy Behrens (he had just mentioned Brandon Belt for context): ---------- Bobby Bradley, 1B, Cleveland Indians (17%) OK, this is more like it. Bradley is eight years younger than Belt, far less predictable, and thus (arguably) more fun. His power credentials are well established, as he banged out 33 homers at Triple-A Columbus back in 2019. When he hits 'em, they are fully hit: Bradley has been raking since being recalled by Cleveland. He entered Thursday 11-for-31 with three bombs and thr
  11. As I said several posts above, it's a small sample size. He's a lottery ticket with alot of playing time. It could be nothing...or it could be something. But if you wait to see for sure, he'll be gone.
  12. That's fine. He was free. If it's more than that, that's even better.
  13. If you need pop, I can't think of a better lottery pick. He'll be playing at 1st base pretty much everyday since they jettisoned Jake Bauers and he has 70 graded power by scouts and that's fairly rare. Has always come with alot of swing and miss but so far he's cut back on that.
  14. He will. He's played 2 games at DH and 8 at 1st. Should get to 10 by this weekend.
  15. It doesn't matter. He and Buxton have alot of ability but not the one that's the most vital - availability. It's fun to dream on their skills but I just don't see either ever coming close to 162 games.
  16. If he could stay healthy just ONE FREAKIN' SEASON, I could easily see a 20 HR/50 SB year. Of course, that'll be the year after I finally gave up and stopped drafting him. Still, he does have sneaky power.
  17. MONDESI! JUST>>>STAY>>>HEALTHY! ...please 🤞
  18. A brief blurb from Pitcherlist.com this afternoon, posted pretty much the same time I submitted the above: Bobby Barrels is back to bop some bombs. The swing-and-miss slugger has been surprisingly anything but in the early going, with a K rate of just 13%. While that won’t last with his Contact% of 72%, it’s still a big improvement from his first cup of coffee (63% Contact%) and certainly good enough to give him a real chance to be a productive major league hitter with his pop. He’s already crushed a ball at 114 mph with 3 barrels, and he could put on a 2019 Aristedes Aquino-like run (wel
  19. 1. Mark Canha (R) LF 2. Ramon Laureano (R) CF 3. Matt Olson (L) 1B 4. Mitch Moreland (L) DH 5. Matt Chapman (R) 3B 6. Seth Brown (L) RF 7. Elvis Andrus (R) SS 8. Tony Kemp (L) 2B 9. Aramis Garcia (R) C
  20. I'm getting Adolis Garcia vibes. Maybe someone who figured it out a little later in their prospect life but has made enough adjustments to have a decent career. It's really a little too early to make any conclusions as to whether Bradley has made significant strides or it's just a hot start but the power has always been absolutely legit with him. There'll be slumps as there are with any player but if he's changed his approach enough to hit even .245-.250, watch out. The strikeouts I can live with...everyone strikes out now. At the very least he should get ample time to prove him
  21. And as I recall, they are particularly brutal to southpaws. If he does well tonight, I'll tip my cap but there's no way I'd start him tonight unless it was a Hail Mary.
  22. He's got the same "stuff" as he had when he went 3IP 3ER against the Yankees last week and the same "stuff" he had when he went 3.1 IP and 4 ER against the Yankees the start before that. And neither of those line-ups is nearly as scary as the white Sox. I'm a big, BIG fan of the kid but I'm sitting tonight. Hope he proves me wrong.
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