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  1. danman31

    7/12 Games

    He got hit on the jersey. Not even sure it hit his body. It was chest high and he leaned out of the way, but it got his jersey solidly.
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    7/12 Games

    Sheets keeps this up, he gets dealt in the offseason. Him and Walker + another OFer isn't a bad package. Under the assumption that they are going to keep Abreu, there's no room for Sheets. Vaughn isn't far behind him so 1B/DH is Vaughn/Abreu.
  3. danman31

    7/11 Games

    Ryan Sweeney was a "golden god."
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    7/11 Games

    I was "watching" on gameday when I saw Robert was going to hit that inning. When I saw the ole "in play, run(s)" I was thinking, man it would be cool if he did. Damn near lost my mind when I saw it. He's going to put up some serious numbers in that park with that ball.
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    7/10 Games

    No Steele Walker in the lineup tonight. He on his way to Birmingham finally?
  6. danman31

    7/9 Games

    Both four-pitch walks. I know the assumption is he won't stay in Kanny long, but the four-pitch walks are as much a sign of him being too good for the level as anything else. If pitchers are still pitching around him, move him up.
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    7/9 Games

    I wonder why Steele Walker is still in Winston-Salem. Birmingham is trotting out Damek Tomshaw in the outfield.
  8. danman31

    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    70 extra base hits?! 70?! The dude had 28 in 500 plate appearances in the minors. You're asking him to double his power as he goes UP to the majors.
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    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    I don't dislike Madrigal as a prospect, but it's funny how he went from criminally underrated to criminally overrated in a month.
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    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    I don't see Madrigal being "merely below average" at power as more likely than Vaughn being a top 5-10 hitter in baseball, to be honest. The way Madrigal swings there's no way he's going to add notable power. I didn't think this was a controversial take. Listen to Law and Callis talk about Madrigal, and it's the same thing: There's just no path to him having a high OPS. He can hit for high average, walk an OK amount and be a slap hitter while being a good baserunner and very good fielder. That's still a limited ceiling though.
  11. danman31

    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    Vaughn has a lower ceiling?! Man, Madrigal has one good month and suddenly this guy is a rock star. Madrigal is the very definition of limited ceiling.
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    Mid-Year Top 10 Prospects

    Honestly shocked that so many have Madrigal over Vaughn. Robert Kopech Cease Vaughn Madrigal Dunning Collins Basabe Walker Thompson/Dalquist
  13. danman31

    7/7 Games

    Looking at what Mercedes has done since moving up to AAA gets me real excited for what Robert will do there.
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    Robert to Charlotte? Per his Instagram

    Ridiculous that Robert is able to mash AA without a "more fully realized plan in every at-bat."
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    Robert to Charlotte? Per his Instagram

    He's barely had more than one good month. Yes, the progress we're seeing is nice given that he has improved month-by-month, but I don't see the need to push him just yet. Unless the Sox really think AAA is "easier" for hitters given the hitting environment there and in Bham and they want to bump his trade value, I don't see it being necessary.
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    7/6 Games

    Didn't expect to see a Cash Cab reference here. I'm impressed
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    7/4 Games

    I can't imaging them bringing them to Chicago, but, man, the excitement in the fan base would be out of this world. Honestly, would love to see it. "They're all here, let's play ball."
  18. Good stuff. It's been less than a month though so we'll see how it plays out. I remember a couple of the guys getting off to hot starts in Arizona and then slumping the rest of the way. It does show how ridiculous Bush was last year.
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    7/4 Games

    DJ Gladney with his fourth homer. Dude is mashing the ball right now and still 17 for 10 days. Only thing is, his K rate is massive. At the least, he's an interesting prospect.
  20. danman31

    7/4 Games

    Simple off day with a day game following a late one. I think they give him another game or two in Arizona, not that they need to. Collins got 3 in the AZL, Burger got 4, Madrigal got 5. Vaughn is at 3. It's not long.
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    Crowded at 1B

    I think Sheets is turning himself into a trade piece and nothing more. He's still more of a throw in guy than a centerpiece in any notable deal anyway. The Sox could try to package Walker and Sheets to get some pitching. Not sure what that nets them, but that's what I'm thinking.
  22. danman31

    7/1 Games

    That's kind of where my head at is as well. Palka is getting another shot and I'm fine with that. If he continues to struggle in the bigs, I wouldn't mind seeing Mercedes get his roster spot (assuming Mercedes continues to rake). I don't think expect/want them to be playing the experiment game in 2020. This might be the last year they can do these "well, let's see if you're anything" type of experiments. We've gone through Engel, Delmonico, Cordell, Tilson, Palka (I'm probably missing a few) and none of them have stuck. One more in 2019 ain't gonna hurt anything.
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    7/1 Games

    Mercedes with another homer. I'm not in anyway calling for him to get a call to the bigs soon, but if he sustains monster numbers in AAA (and I mean monster considering the hitting conditions) the rest of the year, I'm willing to see him at least get a cup of coffee in the bigs to see if he's got it.
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    6/27 Games #CeaseDay

    It's the same ball as the majors this year.
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    6/25 Games

    Yeah, like I said, I have Walker ahead of Gonzalez now. I'm just saying I don't really know what to make of Walker's performance given all those W-S guys from last year have really struggled in Bham. I thought Gonzalez was for sure a big leaguer. I'm not sure what his ceiling is/was, but I thought his floor was a good 4th OF/below average everyday player. I think I missed on that.
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