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  1. 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
  2. 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.
  3. That's fine. He was free. If it's more than that, that's even better.
  4. 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.
  5. He will. He's played 2 games at DH and 8 at 1st. Should get to 10 by this weekend.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. MONDESI! JUST>>>STAY>>>HEALTHY! ...please 🤞
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. TUE, JUN 15, 9:24 AM ROTOWIRE.COM Angels manager Joe Maddon said after Monday's 8-5 loss to the Athletics that Rendon was removed in the seventh inning after he "felt something in his triceps" when he made a diving play at third base, Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times reports. Spin: Rendon went 1-for-3 with a base hit before being replaced at third base by Kean Wong. The injury in question occurred in the fifth, when he was unable to get a glove on Chad Pinder's liner down the third-base line that went for a double. Maddon admitted that the Angels are unsure about the severity
  15. I suspect Patino gets the 1st shot at that rotation spot. He's earned it.
  16. This. Just my opinion, but I believe the Twins may be getting ready to move on from Sano. Since Larnach is considered the better defensive OF and 1st base might keep Kirillof healthier, they may go that route to keep them both in the line-up. If/when Cruz is traded, another spot will open.
  17. I think Patino gets first crack at that spot. He looked very good in his sss earlier this season and Baz was just promoted yesterday to AAA. Patino has earned at least a chance and I think TB wants to get a look at how Baz handles AAA before they consider bringing him to the bigs. It'd be different if the Rays had no other options but their SP cupboard is pretty full. If any team can roll with this gutpunch, they can.
  18. I agree. Everyone is touting Shane Baz (and with good reason. His numbers have been fantastic this season) but he was just promoted to AAA yesterday while Patino has been excellent too and he's already proven himself (albeit in a small sample size) in the majors. Patino has earned the right to get first crack at that spot in the rotation imo.
  19. Power hitters are streaky. The HR's will return and it's not like he's fallen off a cliff. He's still at .272 on the year and has 4 RBI in his last 5 games. He strikes out alot but so does everyone, it seems, in baseball today. As long as he's productive with the ones he doesn't miss and he keeps that AVG. above Mendoza, the coaches will be satisfied and so will I.
  20. Some people have gotten so burned by him in the past, it'll take alot of doing to change their minds. Unless you get bowled over, just hold on and enjoy the ride as I'm pretty sure this is for real. Sometimes a player just has more value on your team than he he could ever get back for you in a trade.
  21. Trevor Larnach (L) LF Josh Donaldson (R) 3B Nelson Cruz (R) DH Alex Kirilloff (L) RF Miguel Sano (R) 1B Ryan Jeffers (R) C Nick Gordon (L) 2B Andrelton Simmons (R) SS Gilberto Celestino (R) CF
  22. I thought the same when I read it. No "I'm going to prove to the teams that passed on me at the draft that they made a mistake." No arrogance, No chest thumping, No attitude... Just "I wanna play the game, do what I can and they'll promote me when I'm ready" I'm no Red Sox fan but I think I'll be a big Triston Casas fan
  23. France has been hit by a pitch 5x in the last 5 days (2x on 6/8) and has 10 HBP this season! He's on pace for almost 30! What's up with that? Does he crowd the plate or something? Make faces at the pitcher or talk smack about his mother? I can't recall seeing this many HBP in such a short amount of time Any insight?
  24. From CBSSports.com this morning: Ray continues to shine bright Blue Jays SP Robbie Ray has been the post, post-hype sleeper of the year -- by far -- and he was at his most dominant of the season on Tuesday night. Ray went 6 1/3 innings and allowed just five hits and one earned run. Oh yeah, and he didn't walk a single batter while racking up 13 strikeouts! He also generated 22 swinging strikes on 102 pitches, with 14 coming on the slider. The new Robbie Ray throws the ball in the strike zone and hitters can't get to him. Specifically, his fastball is simply just always in the strike
  25. Breaking News: Twins placed OF Kyle Garlick on the 10-day injured list with a sports hernia. The Twins just can't seem to catch a break in the outfield as the injuries continue to pile up there. Garlick had been pressed into extended action with the injuries to Byron Buxton, Jake Cave and Max Kepler. The 29-year-old was hitting .232/.280/.465 with five long balls, 10 RBI and a 32/6 K/BB ratio in 107 plate appearances. One obstacle out of the way...
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