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CWS sign RHP Mac Welsh who pitched in one college game. Hilarious. Maybe he won a bottle cap contest? 

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2 minutes ago, pcq said:

CWS sign RHP Mac Welsh who pitched in one college game. Hilarious. Maybe he won a bottle cap contest? 

I'm guessing it's someone who has really taken to a data-driven approach to pitching and has worked with some cutting edge programs. There is a story about a 38 year old who hasnt pitched in 10 years getting his arm up to 98 MPH through all the new approaches to science based pitching.

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22 minutes ago, pcq said:

CWS sign RHP Mac Welsh who pitched in one college game. Hilarious. Maybe he won a bottle cap contest? 

Either another Disney movie or he’s really good at water polo?

And we share the same birthday and an affinity for The Sandlot, lol.  Went to Louisville, got into one game his senior year.

 

Majoring in mechanical engineering... After college, he wants to work in space exploration... Person with the greatest influence on his athletic career was his dad, who has always provided what he has needed to practice... Hobbies and interests include disc golf and fishing... Favorite movie is The Sandlot... Favorite TV show is Scrubs... Favorite athlete is Mike Trout... Favorite cereal is Cracklin’ Oat Bran... Favorite candy bar is Snickers... Favorite food is chicken parmesan... Favorite team is the Cincinnati Reds... Favorite restaurant is Chipotle... Earned a score of 33 on his ACT... His father Chris played professional baseball from 1977-87 and is now a sportscaster for the Cincinnati Reds.

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2 hours ago, pcq said:

CWS sign RHP Mac Welsh who pitched in one college game. Hilarious. Maybe he won a bottle cap contest? 

It is a minor league deal.

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Interesting the Reds are trying to extend Gray. Don't see these kind if deals often.

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42 minutes ago, BlackSox13 said:

Interesting the Reds are trying to extend Gray. Don't see these kind if deals often.

Guess their pitching coach/staff sees something the Yankees don't/didn't...or it's all predicated on getting him out of NY and giving him a fresh start and confidence with an extension behind him.

You think they would have learned with Homer Bailey, but maybe not.

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31 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

Guess their pitching coach/staff sees something the Yankees don't/didn't...or it's all predicated on getting him out of NY and giving him a fresh start and confidence with an extension behind him.

You think they would have learned with Homer Bailey, but maybe not.

Their pitching coach was Gray's pitching coach in college.

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7 minutes ago, Sleepy Harold said:

 

$3.5 mil per Passan.  Hell of a deal for the Rangers.

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12 minutes ago, bschmaranz said:

$3.5 mil per Passan.  Hell of a deal for the Rangers.

I was surprised to see how useful Cabrera has still been the last couple seasons. I am also surprised that he's only 32. 

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Harper to Braves out...as well as Machado to Rangers, unless they are dumping Odor.  3B more logical destination for Cabrera.

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3 minutes ago, Sleepy Harold said:

 

 

3 hours ago, Sleepy Harold said:

 

My all free agent team is finally coming off the board.

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Just now, lockwood243 said:

Damn. Gold glove right-fielder w/ .800+ OPS. Great deal.

Heck of a lot better deal than Michael Brantley

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8 minutes ago, Sleepy Harold said:

 

Holy moly that is cheap

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21 minutes ago, Sleepy Harold said:

 

The upcoming labor stoppage is gonna be looooooooong

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23 minutes ago, Sleepy Harold said:

 

This goes back to the question I just recently asked, but if pure free agents are this cheap, you have to think that this is going to hit trade values for similar players on the trade market.  If you can get Markakis for $6 million dollars, or trade for Pederson with an eight figure annual hit, that has to hit his trade value.

If nothing else, it makes me thankful that RH and the Sox decided to start their rebuild a couple of years back and not trying to sell right now.  An argument could well be made that the Quintana trade was the absolute top of the mountain in trade value with what has happened since then.

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