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    Trout about to sign 12/430 deal

    Its kind of funny to think about, but this might not even be Trout's last contract. I think this covers his age 27-38 years. If he is able to keep up being really, really good, there is a chance he is close to some of the extremely rare career milestones. This article from fangraphs has some projected career totals for some traditional stats and has Trout at a 10% chance to hit 700 HR and a 2% chance to break the home run record. If he is anywhere close to those numbers, I can't see him retiring unless he is Pujols level of bad. Obviously that next contract wouldn't be for a ton of money, but just the idea that he could potentially break records and retire as a member of a different organization after signing a 12 year deal is kind of funny to me.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Listening to the PBR podcast and they brought up something interesting in regards to Witt. They said he has moved to lead off for his team and that opposing teams probably aren't going to be able to pitch around him because his team has a bunch of other division 1 talent on it.
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    Dane Dunning had Tommy John today

    Right, right, but see that would cost money and we need that money to pay Eloy in 7 years.
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    Trout about to sign 12/430 deal

    I wonder if he has bonuses for things like MVPs in the contract. Considering there is a decent chance he wins a few more, he could potentially make even more on top of the $430m.
  5. The thing that really got me mad was when he said that Getz has dragged us back to about being average in terms of modern advances in terms of analytics and player development. Part of undergoing a rebuild is to reallocate money so you can be out in front on things like these, not simply drag yourself back to an acceptable range from an unacceptably bad level. Like, great we got rapsodo units, but it would have been nice to have gotten them before most colleges and some high schools started using them.
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    Roster Cuts Thread

    I think the AAA hitting coach this year was the Marlins ML hitting coach. Normally I wouldn't want someone from the Marlins, but they did actually have a lot of good hitters.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    That's why the summer circuit is so huge for the high school guys. Its the only time most of them will be consistently facing like competition. Once you get into their HS seasons, besides the pop up player who just developed recently, most guys really only slide down draft boards because you really aren't going to see anything new that is good, but you might see something new that is bad.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    ARod hit .505 with 9 HRs and 35 stolen bases without a caught stealing in 33 games, but it sounds like he also used a wood bat in games so that is a difficult comparison. Griffey only played his JR and SR years of HS (spent the others at spring training instead of on his HS team) but hit .478 with 17 homeruns combined over the two years and I think 54 games. Trout hit .531 with 18 HRs and 20 steals in 81 at bats as a senior. Harper batted .626/.723/1.339 with 14 homers, 22 doubles, 9 triples, 36 steals, 76 runs and 55 RBI in 115 games as a high school sophomore (his last year of high school). Then as a 17 year old playing at a JuCo (with a wood bat) he hit .442/.524/.986 with 29 home runs, 89 RBI, 88 runs and 18 stolen bases in 62 games. Really though you shouldn't compare stats. Nothing about the games these guys played in is anything coming close to standardized. They played with different types of bats against different levels of competition over different time periods and in different weather conditions. To me, the only thing you should look for in the numbers is new concerns and if anything supports or contradicts previous scouting reports. For instance, we knew Witt had power and his 8 homeruns confirms that. On the other hand, we though Abrams had a really good hit tool but he hasn't hit as well this year so maybe we should look at that again or see if there are other factors.
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    Cargo close to signing with Indians

    Great deal for them. Potential solution to their biggest weakness on a minor league deal and cheap ML salary.
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Never let facts get in the way of a good rant
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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Everything. Just, everything.
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    Gomez: Sox, Eloy nearing $100 million extension

    Agreed, but it could also be something like TA's deal where a certain number of years are guaranteed and then there are option years. Maybe the 100 over 8 is the guarantee and then there is a team option for another year or two at a reasonable amount.
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    Mlb experimenting with rule changes in independent league

    And you had to throw it where the hitter wanted it and there weren't foul balls and you could just throw a ball at a player to get them out and you played until a certain number of runs instead of innings and on and on and on. There have been so many rule changes to baseball over the years yet still any time people want to change one small part of the game people get upset about things like the "purity" of the game. Its all so stupid. You evolve or you die. The key is figuring out how to evolve to make it better and not worse.
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    Dunning to Meet with Dr. Andrews

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    2019 MLB draft thread

    Another interesting add to the 2019 class. He is ranked #14 on fangraphs 2020 draft board. So that is the #14 and #23 guys on the 2020 draft board who have been added to the 2019 class in the last two days.