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  1. Frank_Thomas

    Moncada being called up

    QUOTE (caulfield12 @ Jul 19, 2017 -> 06:36 PM) Single=Throw one Twinkie on the field Double=2 (or packet filled with 2, lol) Triple=3 HR=4 SB=??? (Still working on it) That would be way cool marketing, the Chevy Pride Girls could pick them all up after they littered the field, of course, it wouldn't delay the game at all, haha... I actually really like this lol.
  2. Polo, clippard, Rutherford, clarkin MLBN done deal
  3. Tito Polo, OF: The Pirates signed Polo out of Colombia in the spring of 2012. He emerged as an interesting talent by hitting .291/.374/.475 in the Gulf Coast Rookie League in 2014, but slumped to just .236/.313/.328 in the Low-A South Atlantic League in 2015, though he did steal 46 bases. He returned to West Virginia to open 2016 and hit a strong .302/.368/.551 in 225 at-bats, leading to his promotion to the High-A Florida State League, where he slashed .276/.351/.346 in 214 at-bats for Bradenton. Polo is 5-9, 185, a right-handed hitter and thrower born August 23rd, 1994. His best physical tool is speed and he's aggressive about using it on the bases, but unfortunately his weak arm and mediocre defensive instincts will likely limit him to left field at the highest levels. He's well-built physically and has some pop in his bat, but his strike zone judgment is erratic and his power evaporates every time he's promoted. He then makes adjustments and gets the pop back, but whether that will remain true when he reaches Double-A and Triple-A (let alone the majors) remains to be seen. He's an interesting speculative investment and would be a Grade C+ prospect at this point.
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    Robertson deal close?

    QUOTE (SoxPride18 @ Jul 17, 2017 -> 07:03 AM) As others have said, you're going to have to temper your expectations in what we actually get Nightengale actually said the same prospects surprisingly in his latest prediction article featured both Frazier and Robertson and named some specific players we would be getting back which is odd. Below is what he said about Robertson. YANKEES: A ROBERTSON REUNION The Yankees, one of the biggest surprises the first half, were planning to be aggressive at the trade deadline, right up until losing 18 of their last 25 games before the All-Star break. The Yankees sought Quintana, are in the Gray talks, and would like to pry first baseman Eric Hosmer from the Royals, too, but the Yankees’ strategy is nothing like those of their ancestors. They actually value their prospects. They’re not about to junk their entire rebuilding project to try to win the AL East. They instead will make moves for the present, and future, without costing top prospects. Prediction: The Yankees acquire Robertson from the White Sox and Prado from the Marlins, getting salary relief from each team, and giving up nothing more valuable than 22-year-old third baseman Miguel Andujar. If the price is right, they could grab Athletics first baseman Yonder Alonso, too https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/484205001/
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    Frazier to Boston Rumors getting heavy

    Not sure if this was posted yet but saw got on Bleacher Report. Nightingales predictions for the trade deadline. Someone said it was interesting he names Groome and Chavis as the prospects for Frazier and D-Rob, well he doubles up here. TODD FRaZIER It’s no secret that the Boston Red Sox committed a huge blunder trading third baseman Travis Shaw to the Milwaukee Brewers during the winter, and even a bigger one when they shelled out $95 million to Pablo Sandoval less than three years ago, only to designate him for assignment last week. It wound up costing them $6.8 million for every home run and $1.6 million every RBI. They’re now going with a third-base platoon of Brock Holt and Deven Marrero, and are waiting for elite third base prospect Rafael Devers to arrive, but they need to take care of this black hole quickly as possible. They are trying to decide between Todd Frazier of the Chicago White Sox, who’s a free agent after the season, and Miami Marlin Martin Prado, who still is owed $28.5 million after this year. Prediction: The Red Sox would love to acquire Frazier and closer David Robertson to be Craig Kimbrel’s setup man, but it would cost No. 2 prospect Jason Groome and No. 9 prospect Michael Chavis. If they instead take reliever Tommy Kahnle and Frazier, they would have to give up only Chavis and a fringe prospect. https://www.google.com/amp/amp.usatoday.com/story/484205001/
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    Robertson deal close?

    QUOTE (TheFutureIsNear @ Jul 16, 2017 -> 09:00 PM) I too would be extremely interested in acquiring Mateo to transition him into CF. Billy Hamilton with 15 HR potential? Yeah sign me up. Assuming Mateo could use his speed and transfer well to CF of course. I agree I would love Mateo, I know he has fallen off but a year ago he was a can't miss prospect and still young. If you can add Mateo in a system that already has Moncada, Robert, Jimenez, and Collins I'd be over the moon. Personally I think the Yankees would consider a D-Rob for Mateo trade.
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    Frazier to Boston Rumors getting heavy

    QUOTE (TheFutureIsNear @ Jul 15, 2017 -> 07:51 PM) Overkill? How? To what? Do we have an abundance of 3B prospects in not aware of? Or just hitting prospects in general? And personally I like Dalbeck more than Chavis but that's just going off the scouting reports I've read.
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    Frazier to Boston Rumors getting heavy

    What about Dalbeck? He's blocked by Devers and I like what I've read about him, is he a possibility ?
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    Q traded to Cubs/Jimenez, Cease ++ to Sox

    QUOTE (daa84 @ Jul 13, 2017 -> 12:25 PM) so in addition to having a stacked farm system - also keep on mind how absolutely little money we have tied up beyond in 2018 and beyond Great point. Can be used to fill those positions that aren't taken by members of the core or if someone's development takes longer than anticipated. More importantly it could be used at one of the big name FA coming up and will help fill out a bullpen. Realistically do we get anymore top-100 prospects from the players we still have to trade?
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    Q traded to Cubs/Jimenez, Cease ++ to Sox

    Can't believe this actually happened, with all the social media smoke yesterday and phantom tweets and Katy perry a booty hole it's like you can't make this stuff up. It was good scooping between Cease being scratched and Jimenez sitting yesterday and lines up with Hahns time line.
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    Q may get moved "sooner than you think"

    QUOTE (Quin @ Jul 13, 2017 -> 12:01 AM) If the Rosenthal tweet is real - anyone think he might have taken it down because Rick Hahn did a last call (a la Sale to Nats) and someone like the Brewers stepped in? What did the tweet even say?
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    Q may get moved "sooner than you think"

    QUOTE (hi8is @ Jul 12, 2017 -> 11:54 PM) Are we seriously giving this Cubs stuff weight? Lol That's what I'm trying to figure out too did anyone actually see Rosenthals tweet? Is that what led to the hype it was it cause Cease has been scratched two days in a row and EJ was activated and given another day off after the Futures game (which was on Sunday)?
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    Q may get moved "sooner than you think"

    QUOTE (Eminor3rd @ Jul 12, 2017 -> 11:17 PM) If we get Jimenez, we'll take ANYONE as a 2nd piece. I really like the write ups I've read but is he actually that great of a prospect? Could you imagine the reaction here if it was just him and a few anyone's people would freak. Cease is interesting as a 2nd piece MLB pipeline says he is anywhere from 94-98 and a true "hammer" curveball that has been compared to Dwight Gooden. Struggles with consistency and needs work on his change which is something we can fix or have in the past. The TJ thing worries me a little though. But if EJ is as good as people say I think it's a heck of a 1-2 for Q. I just think this is much a do about nothing but I still don't know the whole story behind the deleted tweet or whatever.
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    Q may get moved "sooner than you think"

    QUOTE (OklahomaBrave @ Jul 12, 2017 -> 11:10 PM) Other than the generational talent etc. etc. comments I think the main hold up on trading him is because he isn't able to be valued properly. A guy with a lot of hype, warranted or not, can't be the BIG centerpiece. We'd have to trade him as a 2nd/3rd piece when he could be a year and a half away from being the majority of a deal. So while I think they do love him, it's equally about recognizing its irresponsible to trade an asset before it reaches maturation. From the Sox perspective, no matter how much talent Maitan has, it would be equally irresponsible to accept such an unknown quantity as a headliner. I'm sure they'd love him as a second piece, but Braves wouldn't consider that. Is an Albies, Maitian, and a pitcher or Acuna, Matian, and a pitcher out of the question for Q?
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    Q may get moved "sooner than you think"

    QUOTE (SoxAce @ Jul 12, 2017 -> 11:04 PM) I'm not a Candelario fan either... at all. Said that months ago when I was gushing over Ian Happ before he got called up. Candelario makes sense for the Cubs though since he's blocked, personally after Jimenez nothing really excites me without Happ or Schwarber in the conversation. I also thought Melky would be a great player on the Cubs, seems like they could use his intensity and the fun he brings. Obviously that would mean they would have to trade one of Happ, Almora Jr., or Scharwber (who I really think they need to trade while his value is still there. Him playing D I think is hurting him at the plate, and he needs to be in the AL as a 1B or DH or another team that needs a 1B).
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