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Castellanos to Reds , rumored 4/64M

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5 minutes ago, caulfield12 said:

https://theathletic.com/1485331/2019/12/24/what-were-dallas-keuchel-and-james-mccann-like-as-battery-mates-at-arkansas/?source=dailyemail
McCain and Keuchel were batterymates at Arkansas, so he’s likely not getting traded...certainly not in the first half of the season

I don’t know why anyone wants to trade McCann. He doesn’t cost that much, we’re not cash strapped anyhow, he won’t return that much in a trade, and even if his high points last year were flukes, he’ll probably put up a mid .700s OPS as a backup catcher, giving us one of the best C tandems in MLB and allowing us to rest him or E without resorting to anything super ugly looking.

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1 hour ago, caulfield12 said:

https://theathletic.com/1485331/2019/12/24/what-were-dallas-keuchel-and-james-mccann-like-as-battery-mates-at-arkansas/?source=dailyemail
McCain and Keuchel were batterymates at Arkansas, so he’s likely not getting traded...certainly not in the first half of the season

They didn’t sign Grandal so that Kuechel could work with a worse framer due to some relationship ten years ago.  This makes no difference IMO.

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2 hours ago, Chicago White Sox said:

They didn’t sign Grandal so that Kuechel could work with a worse framer due to some relationship ten years ago.  This makes no difference IMO.

While true, McCann is arguably a better game caller. Depends on what that pitcher prefers in hindsight. 

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9 minutes ago, SoxAce said:

While true, McCann is arguably a better game caller. Depends on what that pitcher prefers in hindsight. 

Did you see that Fangraphs article on Keuchel?  He was way better when an elite framer in Flowers caught him vs Brian McCann.  Grandal’s strength of turning of low zone balls into strikes matches up perfectly with Dallas’ sinker and he really should be working primarily with Yasmani.

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7 minutes ago, Chicago White Sox said:

Did you see that Fangraphs article on Keuchel?  He was way better when an elite framer in Flowers caught him vs Brian McCann.  Grandal’s strength of turning of low zone balls into strikes matches up perfectly with Dallas’ sinker and he really should be working primarily with Yasmani.

I did. But it may not be a decision Ricky or even Keuchel himself makes. We already know McCann is catching Giolito.. we'll see if he also catches Keuchel too.

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Morosi is still listing the White Sox as interested. He has the Rangers, Cubs, Chisox and Giants as interested.

 

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5 minutes ago, Orlando said:

 

Morosi is still listing the White Sox as interested. He has the Rangers, Cubs, Chisox and Giants as interested.

 

Are they trying to contend?  Trading Mazara just to sign Nick doesn't make a lot of sense unless they are. Maybe they feel they are.

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5 minutes ago, chitownsportsfan said:

Are they trying to contend?  Trading Mazara just to sign Nick doesn't make a lot of sense unless they are. Maybe they feel they are.

They traded Mazara due to having what, 4 left handed OFs?

And yes, trading for Kluber and having been on Donaldson would seem to imply they want to contend.

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21 minutes ago, chitownsportsfan said:

Are they trying to contend?  Trading Mazara just to sign Nick doesn't make a lot of sense unless they are. Maybe they feel they are.

Of course they are. They were just trying to sign Rendon.

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43 minutes ago, bmags said:

Of course they are. They were just trying to sign Rendon.

interesting, had no idea.  based on their fan graphs depth charts projections they need a lot more position player help.

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47 minutes ago, bmags said:

Of course they are. They were just trying to sign Rendon.

White Sox tried to sign Machado and immediately turtled upon missing so I'm not sure trying to sign Rendon is a sure sign.

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The Rangers might actually want him to play 3B full-time as opposed to OF. I'm not sure if you're better off hiding him in a corner OF spot or 3B. 

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Just now, chw42 said:

The Rangers might actually want him to play 3B full-time as opposed to OF. I'm not sure if you're better off hiding him in a corner OF spot or 3B. 

He's like all-time bad at 3B

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Just now, mqr said:

He's like all-time bad at 3B

I didn't look at the DRS numbers till now, but holy crap. UZR wasn't as mean to him. 

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Sign Castellanos and put him in Center and witness a poor fielding outfiled of Jiminez, Castellanos, and Mazara but will take it because your going to get 120 doubles, and over 100 HR's. Just have Engel ready for late innings.

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Just now, chw42 said:

I didn't look at the DRS numbers till now, but holy crap. UZR wasn't as mean to him. 

Yeah he's one of the worst 3rd basemen in DRS . All time bad. 

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1 minute ago, Chisox378 said:

Sign Castellanos and put him in Center and witness a poor fielding outfiled of Jiminez, Castellanos, and Mazara but will take it because your going to get 120 doubles, and over 100 HR's. Just have Engel ready for late innings.

You make about as much sense talking baseball as my 2 month old nephew.  Note: my nephew doesn't talk nor know what a baseball is.... Kinda like you,

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Just now, cjgalloway said:

You make about as much sense talking baseball as my 2 month old nephew.  Note: my nephew doesn't talk nor know what a baseball is.... Kinda like you,

Why thank you my fellow Dear Watson!

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8 minutes ago, Chisox378 said:

Sign Castellanos and put him in Center and witness a poor fielding outfiled of Jiminez, Castellanos, and Mazara but will take it because your going to get 120 doubles, and over 100 HR's. Just have Engel ready for late innings.

LOL out of curiosity, where does Robert fit in with this plan?

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1 minute ago, Orlando said:

LOL out of curiosity, where does Robert fit in with this plan?

Good Point.  Castellanos has no fit, unless we trade McCann and/or Mazara. Remember, we also have that nifty hitting catcher Yermin Mercedes.

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22 minutes ago, Chisox378 said:

Sign Castellanos and put him in Center and witness a poor fielding outfiled of Jiminez, Castellanos, and Mazara but will take it because your going to get 120 doubles, and over 100 HR's. Just have Engel ready for late innings.

 

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