December 2018

I think it might work!
Posted by Tuner on 12/08/18
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I ran across this article at lookoutlanding -- https://www.lookoutlanding.com/2018/12/7/18131068/fpf-no-really-guys-im-... Give it a read... go ahead...no really--I mean it!... I'll wait... *taps fingers patiently*...I can do this all day... *taps fingers some more* Read it? Great! Whaddya think? Now--Now I know what you're going to say...I know it sounds preposterous, ridiculous, frivolous, scandalous and whatever else, but, come ON! This might be just what it takes to make a good end for Felix, and make the season interesting. Just imagine, giving the King one more opportunity to matter, to... Read More
Git R Dunn Dept.
Posted by jemanji on 12/08/18
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. Daddy-O pointed out, quite adroitly, that owning the #31 asset of anything (Sheffield) isn't worthy of a fireworks launch if there are 32 people milling around looking for dance partners.  True dat.  The Mariners did not rake back an Edwin Diaz 4 years younger and here are a couple of pernts to take with you: ..... 1) Teams usually don't.  Usually the top 10 prospects in baseball, if they are ML-ready, are untouchable for anybody anyway.  ... well, you might as well try to deal for Kluber. ..... 2) Dipoto made a big pernt, with a megaphone, that he was going for ---- > ML-readiness.  Not... Read More
Posted by jemanji on 12/07/18
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. Again, Dr. D is proceeding from the presumption that there isn't a lot of overview material around that captures Dipoto's intent.  Dr. D plowed through every significant source around and found little to orient him.  Dipoto did claim that the M's' minor league system had moved from Bottom 10 to Top 5. A start on an overview might be the below.  Kyle Lewis was easily the #1 before the trades; now he drops to #4 before Sheffield, Kelenik and Dunn. ..... 1.  James Paxton for org #1 JUSTUS SHEFFIELD, LHP #31 IN BASEBALL and #1 in M's org, ready to compete in March, compared by Marc at USSM to... Read More
Alllllll aboard
Posted by jemanji on 12/07/18
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. Sorry about the duplicate.  This is the right one.  :- ) .... Floating around Lookout Landing, USSM, John Sickels/Minor League Ball?  Even SportSpyder, Fangraphs' individual trade reviews and scouring the earth for those Bud Light commercials where a no-nonsense king scales the walls of a prissy King of Clubs?  There was nothing, anywhere, that consolidated the M's teardown and made sense of the operation as a whole. Oh, sure, there was snark, such as "what person of average intelligence could process this" but in terms of a real code-break of this WWII transmission?  Nothing whatsoever... Read More
A loss of hope?
Posted by jemanji on 12/07/18
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. Floating around Lookout Landing, USSM, John Sickels/Minor League Ball?  Even SportSpyder, Fangraphs' individual trade reviews and scouring the earth for those Bud Light commercials where a no-nonsense king scales the walls of a prissy King of Clubs? There was nothing, anywhere, that consolidated the M's teardown and made sense of the operation as a whole. Oh, sure, there was snark, such as "what person of average intelligence could process this" but in terms of a real code-break of this WWII transmission?  Nothing whatsoever.  .... Which leaves Dr. D with a blank check to offer his own... Read More
2 months' delay on the arb clock and then ......
Posted by jemanji on 12/07/18
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. Sheffield is the #31 prospect in pro baseball; Baseball America has this to add about the 22-year-old lefty: Originally acquired in the trade that sent reliever Andrew Miller to Cleveland, Sheffield ranked as the Yankees’ top prospect. The lefthander used a mix of three pitches that each ranked as above-average or better to blitz the upper levels of New York’s system en route to his big league debut toward the end of the season. He starts his arsenal with a fastball that sits in the low to mid-90s, and couples the pitch with a slider and changeup that each grade as 55s on the 20-to-80... Read More
It's going to be a weird broth
Posted by moethedog on 12/03/18
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OK, you've likely seen the report:  Segura and potentially another player to Philadelphia for JP Crawford and (get this, if you haven't seen the reports) Carlos Santana, a slow 32-year old-ish man of the 1B/DH variety.  The M's are reportedly "resistant" to getting Santana in the deal. No matter, we will.  At least we will get to hear a whole bunch of "Black Magic Woman" as he comes to the plate. Move one thread to the right and you'll see my feelings about a straight-up Segura for Crawford swap. Basically we would give up a guy who projects to keep hitting, just like he is (or maybe better)... Read More