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    Giolito thread

    Last year's list was ... not great, Bob. American League Cy Young winner Blake Snell was my best pick, and Xander Bogaerts also did what I hoped he'd do in a healthy, full season. I still think some of those guys are good breakout candidates for 2019 -- Max Kepler for sure, Nomar Mazara again, Byron Buxton forever, Lucas Giolito now that he's healthy and has his velocity back -- but for this column I'll stick with new names. (behind paywall) http://www.espn.com/mlb/insider/story/_/id/26316165/keith-law-mlb-breakout-players-2019
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    SOUTH REGION

    Wooten is a freakin’ J.Bell clone. Remember watching Pritchard’s father at KU. Iowa, Weiskamp and Garza willed the team to a comeback. Iowa lives and dies by the three and free throw shooting. TN will be too much, but nice ending to season by essentially winning road game at Cincy. TN was pretty seriously tested into final minutes by Volgate. Cant wait to trade Tyler Smith for Nunge/Pemsl, Patrick McCaffery and Joe Touissant. DJ Carton, go away traitor (went to my high school)...will happily root for Clones tonight.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Unless Witt is “super Christian.” I’m only partially joking, Dayton Moore drafts at least 25% on character, supposedly. Fellowship of Christian Athletes is adjacent to Kauffman. KC, at any rate, is desperate to to get some demoralized fans back...especially with Perez out for the year and Gordon fading into oblivion. They select Rutschman, trade Merrifield and Duffy this year and Salvador next.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Clement, former UK PM?
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    Sox vs. Angels 3:10 PM March 22nd 2019

    Do Ozzie and KW have any more kids left? When do we draft Hahn’s son and award him with a $625,000 signing bonus?
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    We helped by providing them Guerra, half our bullpen the last 2-3 years, Saladino. Stearns is savvy. They somehow delve deep to find helpful pieces like Thames (JPN) and Aguilar (buried on CLE death chart) for low or no cost...it’s not like most of their position prospects hit, but they still have managed to piece together the devastating lockdown pen, Moustakas on the cheap, Yelich on the cheap in terms of assets surrendered, Cain at fair market value and lots of starting pitching depth to make up for no traditional TOR guy.
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    Sox vs. Angels 3:10 PM March 22nd 2019

    Moncada Conspiracy Theory Debunked...did the umpires also hate Trout and Judge to ring them up on questionable strike 3’s the 2nd and 3rd most in MLB? Looks like Rodon has another typical stat line for him...Javy Vazquez Jr. Get hot Leury Bird!
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    Classic Hahn playing 3 dimensional chess on a checkers board...they could have added Cain in the middle of 2017 when KC was tanking and convinced him to stay by bringing in Escobar and eventually Shields back. While they were at it, Moose for third.
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    Thoughts on the Sox shifting Moncada to 3b?

    Speaking LAD/CHC, Chris Taylor and Kiki Gonzalez, veterans who grew up knowing they needed to be able to play anywhere to increase their value/versatility. Can add Zobrist and Baez, too. Conversely, has switching positions so frequently hindered the development of the much younger Ian Happ? Or he just sucks wherever they put him? We moved Viciedo from 3B to 1B to LF to RF to DH I think. Josh Fields to left when Crede returned. Of course Uribe was the classic super utility guy after his he ate his way off SS. 9 names. 1 under limit.
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    Lowrie performing so well at this age was completely unpredictable...
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    Betts might be heading for a megadeal that actually tops Trout on an open market. Not bad for 5’9.” There’s just no way they can also afford Bogaerts (not to mention extending Benintendi) unless they expand Fenway by 8-10000 seats. J.Bradley, Porcello, Pedroia...some names to watch who will be available.
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    $54-60 million perceived worth on FA market, there’s your surplus value...compared to the Jimenez deal.
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    Robert is likely the future in CF...although he can play any OF position, theoretically.
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    Fine, then we have to move Anderson or Moncada...neither are ideal choices.
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    Still only has something like 9 career fWAR. Would seem to profile just decent offensively at 1B. More of a complementary player imo. Nice piece to have, if you have another 3-4 of him, you could do worse. Just not sure he’s worth $60 million in this market. M.Ozuna and Puig have the gaudier career numbers for RF. The Cards can’t keep Ozuna, Wacha and Carpenter as well.
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    White Sox Sign Alcides Escobar

    Cueing Greg775 rant in 3, 2, 1...
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    Not even sure McAvoy in Split manic phase could come up with that delusion of grandeur.
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    On the plus side, my navy Ja Morant jersey is on the way from a Chinese factory. The list of difference~making free agents is plummeting off a cliff, down to about 10~12 realistic options, and that's without Bogaerts or Rendon potentially signing extensions.
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    Chris Sale nearing extension with Boston

    S.Marte or Archer...?
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    Eloy officially got paid

    100% agreed. Yet aother $50+ million this offseason that could have been earmarked to Machado/Harper to turn this thing around...
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    Eloy officially got paid

    The bottom line is we don’t (yet) have any other young players we either should or could lock up...like the Indians, five or six at one point were locked up to team-friendly deals...especially pitching (obviously not Bauer!)
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    Eloy officially got paid

    Would anyone even dare offer Lopez, Rodon, Kopech or Cease a deal like that, as of today? For how much? How many years?
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    Giolito thread

    He was at 94-96, touching 97 once or twice. Herrera at 96. Ruiz consistently 97-99, to give you idea of a “hot” gun or not.
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