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Offline Lintyfresh85

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #175: December 30, 2015, 02:05:15 AM »
The Washington Nationals had five aces in their rotation last year.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #176: December 30, 2015, 08:28:22 AM »
I think Betances could wear down this year because of his workload the last 2 years, but Miller and Chapman should be elite barring injury and Betances certainly should be dominant. Will be fun to watch for sure.
Except that this move will  make it easier to reduce his workload. He's not going to be given the ball in the 7th with 1 out and told to get to the 9th.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #179: December 30, 2015, 10:18:22 PM »
http://www.rotoworld.com/headlines/mlb/488371/report-os-white-sox-leaders-for-cespedes?ls=roto:NYM:topheadlines

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MLB.com's Jesse Sanchez reports that the White Sox and Orioles are "emerging as leaders for now" in the chase for free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes.

Sanchez also ticks off the Angels and Giants as suitors for Cespedes' services. Not mentioned, the Mets, who fell off the map earlier this month after offering the 30-year-old outfielder a reported token deal of two or three years. Cespedes is likely looking for something closer to a six-year, $100 million contract. He was a monster in August and September, socking 17 homers and 44 RBI in 57 games for the Mets after being dealt from the Tigers.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #180: December 30, 2015, 11:26:17 PM »
Orioles allegedly not in on Cespedes, according to another source:

http://www.nj.com/mets/index.ssf/2015/12/baltimore_orioles_arent_remotely_close_to_deal_wit.html

People on the White Sox board I also post on are pretty excited about Cespedes already, but the Giants are supposed to be in the hunt too

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #181: December 31, 2015, 08:24:18 AM »
What is the thought on how he will age?  high K rates (20+% Ks), high power, far above average O-swing rate but near average contact rate the past couple of years (within .6%). 

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #182: December 31, 2015, 01:09:19 PM »
What is the thought on how he will age?  high K rates (20+% Ks), high power, far above average O-swing rate but near average contact rate the past couple of years (within .6%).

Most people predict badly, but it's so hard to predict when.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #183: December 31, 2015, 07:54:35 PM »
Looks like the Dodgers in on Kenta Maeda

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #184: December 31, 2015, 10:44:49 PM »
Who is Kenta Maeda ?

Looks like the Dodgers in on Kenta Maeda


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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #186: January 02, 2016, 11:06:22 AM »
Hearing from my sources that Alex Gordon is going back to KC.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #187: January 02, 2016, 02:15:43 PM »
Hearing from my sources that Alex Gordon is going back to KC.

NOW, you're telling us you have sources???

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #188: January 02, 2016, 02:56:04 PM »
NOW, you're telling us you have sources???
It's a small community here in Lincoln. News about AG travels fast.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #189: January 03, 2016, 01:22:15 AM »
Jon Morosi reporting that the Padres and Ian Desmond are in discussions. Is their pick protected?

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #190: January 03, 2016, 01:34:29 AM »
Jon Morosi reporting that the Padres and Ian Desmond are in discussions. Is their pick protected?

#8, so yes...

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #191: January 03, 2016, 08:56:19 AM »
Jon Morosi reporting that the Padres and Ian Desmond are in discussions. Is their pick protected?

:pray:

Please let that happen.  The Padres are my new favorite train wreck to watch and seeing Ean Desmond strikeout at Petco would be awesome.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #192: January 03, 2016, 01:15:05 PM »
:pray:

Please let that happen.  The Padres are my new favorite train wreck to watch and seeing Ean Desmond strikeout at Petco would be awesome.

What about seeing him hit it to the warning track?  He's hit some monster shots, but they aren't all monster shots.  Turn five of his homers into flyouts, and what does that do to his OPS?

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #193: January 03, 2016, 02:23:21 PM »
Jon Morosi reporting that the Padres and Ian Desmond are in discussions. Is their pick protected?
Doesn't matter. The Nats will still get the comp pick in the same place as it would be if a team with an unprotected pick signed him.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #194: January 03, 2016, 08:15:59 PM »
Doesn't matter. The Nats will still get the comp pick in the same place as it would be if a team with an unprotected pick signed him.

Eh, not quite. If the pick is not protected, it's taken away, thus moving up our compensation picks.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #195: January 04, 2016, 02:12:09 PM »
Why are ppl rooting against Desi?

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #196: January 05, 2016, 09:08:28 AM »
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/01/stewart-dbacks-wont-sacrifice-another-draft-pick-for-free-agent-signing.html

can someone explain why this makes sense to me? I'd think that teams would do the opposite- i.e. the cost attached to each subsequent signing is less than the prior signing, so if you're going to give up one pick you might as well give up several

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #197: January 05, 2016, 09:17:19 AM »
http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/01/stewart-dbacks-wont-sacrifice-another-draft-pick-for-free-agent-signing.html

can someone explain why this makes sense to me? I'd think that teams would do the opposite- i.e. the cost attached to each subsequent signing is less than the prior signing, so if you're going to give up one pick you might as well give up several

It helps if you take every Diamondbacks move and assume it makes the OPPOSITE of sense.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #198: January 05, 2016, 10:56:43 AM »
It helps if you take every Diamondbacks move and assume it makes the OPPOSITE of sense.

Like being in the Army.

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Re: 2015-16 Offseason Discussion and News
« Reply #199: January 05, 2016, 09:09:12 PM »
And the Dodgers got AA