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    Adam Frazier to Padres

    Pretty mediocre return for the pirates, I think only one of the prospects is ranked inside the Padres top30 by longenhagen albeit suwinsky probably also is like in the 20s range if you update.
  2. Yeah, Tony acted Badly there but he also stuck with yermin and kept him in the middle of the lineup almost every day even when yermin struggled.
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    Lance Lynn locked up 2 years 38 mill + club option

    I really like the extension. Even if he does get hurt his contract ends before the current core gets expensive in arb or needs to be resigned so there isn't much risk and there is a solid chance he ages well and is good for those two years before they can sign a new guy or one or two of the young guys in the minors are ready.
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    The Eloy-Vaughn-Burger-Sheets Conundrum

    Yeah, I like burger but apart from the injury concerns there are also some concerns about his plate discipline. He can hit and has power but he also had a 4 to 1 k to bb ratio in AAA (26/6) while Vaughn probably will be more like 20/12 (less than 2 to 1). That is a big difference
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    Should Tim Anderson try to add more power to his game?

    He is currently under performing a little but he has hit 20 Homers before. I don't think he should change his approach, he could go for more pull side power but then he probably his a 230 hitter with a 280 opb. I rather have him hit 300/340/470 than 230/280/450
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    Machado and Harper: Hindsight

    I think lindor is better Than he has played so far this year and had some bad luck but he also massively benefitted from the juiced ball. He is a pretty small dude like 170 or so and was hitting high 30s Homers, that was probably a result of the juiced ball. I think really he is more a mid 20s bomb guy the next couple years before he starts to decline. I think it is good the Sox didn't sign a Guy like harper and Machado. They will need all the money to pay and retain their core (once arbitration and later free agency kicks in) and possibly buy some pitchers in the next couple years.
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    2021 Plan for Kopech and Crochet

    Is there any way to still make crochet a starter? They Sox likely are going to be competitive the next 4-5 years and crochet is doing well in the pen. Are they going to keep him there? Or sending him down in the minors? Or trying to stretch him out as a multi inning reliever in the majors and working on his third pitch there even if it means he occasionally gives up a 2 run bomb on it and loses a couple games?
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    White Sox power outage

    Robert and eloy are 30 hr guys, eloy probably a 40 Homer guy. That is already over 30 bombs missing. Grandal is about where you expect him to be (but now out), vaughn is about on a 20 hr pace which is solid but more like average (not saying he can't be better in the future), abreu has slightly regressed (high 20s pace) and Tim has regressed a lot (mid teens pace this year). And then you have several no power guys (0-5 homer pace) getting at bats like Hamilton, Goodwin,madrigal (now out), leury, mendick, Eaton (now out)
  9. I like the 1-2 they got. They did punt a lot of picks to get it done with seniors but They got Montgomery at 21, Kath at 57 and McDougal at 155 Longenhagen has Kath at 27, Montgomery at 36. That is a solid plus for those two spots and McDougal has upside too, Burke probably is an OK depth piece too
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    Houston Astros

    I wonder if they are cheating again 2019: O swing 29.3% Contact 80.7% 2020 O swing 30.8% Contact 79.9% 2021 O swing 28.4% Contact 81.0% Their plate discipline was still good last year but did take a step back and this year it is even better than 2019. Knowing what pitch comes could help with that
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    White Sox select Colson Montgomery #22 overall

    Yeah but speed correlates with the ability to stick at shortstop, a guy who is a fringe average runner at 19 and 6"4 might quickly be below average when he gains another 20 pounds of muscle. But yeah, the power is also some concern because he doesn't have as much room to grow as a guy who is 25 pounds lighter and a year younger. So a lot depends on his present power, if it is legit with wood bats already that would be great but if it doesn't really show in games it would be some concern. I'm looking forward to see his minor league exit velos. His tee exit velo at perfect game was good but not absolute top of the line at perfect game (top guys like Witt hit 100 but there are also good drafted HS hitters in the low 90s.
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    White Sox select Colson Montgomery #22 overall

    I think he is a solid get at 21. Yeah there are some warts with him (old for hs, mediocre runner, not much physical projection, might not be a middle infielder but has to go to third) but we are talking a late first rounder here and you get a Guy who is legimitalely big already (so lack of projection matters less), who could hit for legit power and even some chance he sticks at short. Best case is you get a cal ripken type who is "too big for shortstop" but still can handle it and hit for some serious power. There obviously is risk too, he could maybe even grow out of 3rd and be more of a first baseman if he bulks up more and there are questions about the hit tool like with any hs player (in that case there is not much defense to fall back) but in the 20s you are not getting a blue chip guy with no faults and even the chance that you get a SS who can hit 25-30 bombs is a great thing.
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    2021 MLB Draft Day 1 Thread

    Probably a deal to go overslot later like the Os too.
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    2021 MLB Draft Day 1 Thread

    0Orioles "trading down" again and take a lower ranked player to go for quantity in round 2-5 with overslot. We will see how that will work out.
  15. I wouldn't say the draft was a big driving force in their success yet. Maybe it will be in the future if Vaughn, crochet, Burger, madrigal all hit big, but really most of their productive guys right now are from trades (giolito, Lynn, cease, eloy) or international signings (abreu, Robert) or free agent signings (grandal). The only drafted guys with double digit career WAR are Anderson and rodon. I would say the biggest factor was how well the Sox hit on those big trades. Sure they had great players to sell but Really almost none of their guys busted and kopech, cease, giolito, dunning (who brought in Lynn) and eloy all seem to be above average mlb players.