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    Birmingham Barons (AA)
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    the NBA thread (just kidding)
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    Theeee TANK
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  1. Jake

    AAP: Spencer Adams

    He's pitching somewhere? I can't find any stats on him, was wondering what happened to him.
  2. Jake

    Luis Robert cleared for Rehab Assignment

    Seby can't hit, I don't care how well he catches. Yes, 3 homer game notwithstanding. Unless Frank Menecchino just taught him something that he didn't know when he struck out 40% of his PA in Charlotte, Seby's gotta go and shouldn't be playing this much as it is.
  3. Seems like most of the outsiders in particular fail to appreciate the context of Jose getting hit all the time. I'm no fan of the "old ways" where you protect your guys by beaning people — but I also understand that it's frustrating when your guy gets drilled all the time and none of the people doing the drilling perceive much of a cost. So at some point, maybe rather than resort to throwing baseballs at each other it might be useful to at least show the opposition that you might get somebody telling you to F off if you can't safely execute your gameplan.
  4. He's a rock solid MLB starter, hard to complain about this.
  5. Jake

    Fangraph's 2021 Trade Value Series

    I'm still trying to figure out if Kopech and/or Eloy will be in the top 10 or left off entirely. EDIT: On reflection, I don't think they'll be on there at all. Eloy didn't make it last season and there's no way he's raised his stock enough to go into the top 10. Same goes for Kopech.
  6. The Athletic did a similar article a little while back and it was much better.
  7. Jake

    Fangraph's 2021 Trade Value Series

    FWIW, to me Moncada is the clear answer.
  8. Jake

    White Sox Future

    It's very hard to predict the future in baseball but I'd rather be the Sox than most of the other teams.
  9. Jake

    Fangraph's 2021 Trade Value Series

    Would you rather have Moncada on his current deal or Madrigal with his current contract situation?
  10. Well I've seen at least one comment from Tony that he's very happy with Burger's play so far but the last thing he wants to see is a young guy like that on the bench. I don't really know where he's supposed to play, I'm not super optimistic that he's going to defend at 2B. Could DH some but that's probably not the ideal role for him either.
  11. Seems impossible to evaluate from the outside whether Yoan "doesn't care" and while he's certainly no Charlie Hustle, it's not like it's very easy to tell whether some of his issues are due to something fixable or if he's just not the kind of person who is going to be super consistent at anything he does.
  12. Jake

    Micker Adolfo

    This is the only number that matters. Even promoting him to AAA would be borderline criminal at this point. He has to make more contact.
  13. I think it's right to point out that Rodon has never been a bad pitcher for any extended stretch. We've all felt disappointment with him not meeting high expectations, but if he pitches anything like he used to he's a good value. Will he? Well we don't know, that's why he didn't get a $10M+ deal. But I also think you can't rule out the possibility that Carlos finds some of that ceiling we've all been hoping for, either, so there's some real upside in the deal. I do think the main part of the deal that is questionable is that his health status makes it uncertain that he could cover the innings we might need. But I don't hate it and it's just not that much money.
  14. Jake

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    My interpretation of the signing was that Sox decided they weren't willing to force it defensively in RF with Brantley or Ozuna (who was even more of a reach on D) and must have preferred Eaton to Joc at least for the respective price points. If they signed Brantley now and saw him as RF only if/when Eaton is hurt, I could see that. FWIW, FG's crowdsourcing has Brantley getting 3/$45M. I can see an argument against that although I'd consider paying it if I was in charge of Jerry's money.
  15. Jake

    Sox sign Adam Eaton 1 year, $7m plus option

    Can someone explain what happened on the radio today?