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McBain
Re: Hosmer
Mon Feb 19, 2018 10:55
208.87.238.180 (XFF: 173.93.190.104)

More evidence that Preller's the Chief Scout, not a General Manager. He wants this guy. He will pay what it takes to get this guy, whether it's giving up a good pitching prospect for a one-year shortstop or outbidding himself for a free agent 1b. Go back a couple of years and you can see it in Hedges. Need a backup catcher? Bring up the kid and burn his service time for no reason...and make sure he gets next to zero experience while you're at it.

We're lucky that Cherington bailed us out on Sandoval.

I bet Myers stays, hopefully in LF.

The improved infield won't hurt Perdomo, for sure, but his limitations are more stuff than defense. There's surely some value in playing good D behind the oncoming young pitchers, but most of that wave won't be here this year, so they'll be relying on a different 3b and possibly a different SS.

  • Hosmerlongdistancefriar, Sun Feb 18 12:28
    Regardless of whether it is a good idea, Hosmer is now a Padre. With Headley, Galvas, and Hosmer the in field defense should be much better which should help Perdomo especially. I like that the... more
    • Re: Hosmer — McBain, Mon Feb 19 10:55
      • Re: HosmerWahoo willy, Sun Mar 4 23:24
        Glad itís my money but happy to have him... thatsís where I come down. I also think this team is going to finish over .500 - even without a major league caliber pitching staff. And I think 19 is... more
        • After one monthMcBain, Wed May 2 09:45
          Could be worse....could be raining. https://78.media.tumblr.com/5d65ba9ec71c08a2fab34e3213fd06af/tumblr_ovo8axfJlT1w8qokno1_500.gif Good Hosmer's OBP. Lucchesi and Villanueva, although the latter... more
          • Those Up the Middle SpotsMark, Fri May 4 09:55
            Basically, it's Hedges and Margot that are concerning. Seemed like the defense would hold out for them both, but it's pretty shocking how bad they've both been in terms of hitting the ball. Given... more
            • Re: Those Up the Middle SpotsMcBain, Fri May 4 16:46
              Yep. Asuaje and Spang were placeholders for Urias, unless we decide to use him at short. But any mock lineups for the 2019-2024 dynasty included Hedges and Margot. Galvis. It's way too early to bring ... more
              • Here's the WorstMark, Fri May 4 17:09
                Galvis: .235/.323/.287 with defensive WAR according to Fangraphs at -0.4 Freely available talent: Alcides Escobar: .218/.279/.336 with defensive WAR according to Fangraphs at 0.0 I don't mind using... more
                • Re: Here's the WorstWahoo Willy, Sat May 19 18:05
                  I have to admit for falling for Galvis after the first week. I've also been bummed to see Manny start so poorly. But I'm not giving up yet. Franchy has been a revelation. I've actually been to quite... more
                  • Re: Here's the WorstAnonymous, Mon May 21 16:41
                    The role of Grumpy Phil Nevin is now being played by Zach Cozart. Can the Rays survive the backlash? It's a great experiment, using lower quality arms early. It probably won't force any matchup... more
                    • Re: Here's the WorstWahoo Willy, Wed May 23 13:19
                      I think AJ got caught completely surprised by the downturn in the FA market. I think a lot of GMs did. A wannabe Sludge Merchant got another dredging? I do think you're right, i think it remains to... more
        • Re: HosmerMcBain, Mon Mar 5 19:19
          The 5/105 part of Hosmer is just fine. Better than fine. It's the 39 million dollar insurance policy on the backend that stinks. All the risk is on the team's side. It's a "WTF do I care?" clause by... more
          • On That Roster ConstructionMark, Tue Mar 6 14:10
            It's a hell of a lot easier if Tatis and Urias turn into all stars right? I have a feeling they're supremely confident in their top tier prospects and their ability to tell the difference between... more
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