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Question: World Series  (Voting closed: October 24, 2017, 11:59:40 PM)
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Astros in 4 - 0 (0%)
Dodgers in 4 - 0 (0%)
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« Reply #19155 on: December 14, 2017, 02:16:50 PM »

Hosmer wants too much $$$. He's an up and down guy. One year up, next year down. And he's a groundball hitter. Those tend not to fly over the Green Monster.
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« Reply #19156 on: December 14, 2017, 02:32:24 PM »

What am I missing?  When did Christian Arroyo become such a big name?

I guess Nightengale thinks he knows prospects so well that he can say one team's (CHISOX) offer is better than the other.

Funny.

Sure, man - sign me up for Hosmer - if we have to choose one or the other for the Sox.  Would certainly take both he and JD but I am OK if we dont pay the exhorbitance for that power.
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« Reply #19157 on: December 14, 2017, 03:07:40 PM »

https://www.si.com/mlb/video/2017/12/12/shohei-ohtani-damaged-ucl-pitching-elbow-los-angeles-angels?google_editors_picks=true

Angels pitcher/outfielder Shohei Ohtani has a damaged ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, according to a physical obtained by Yahoo Sports. The UCL is the ligament that requires Tommy John surgery to repair, a procedure that often keeps pitchers out of baseball for more than a year.

Japan sold Angels damaged goods. What's the number of days allowed for return on that item?
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« Reply #19158 on: December 14, 2017, 03:19:04 PM »

MLB is unhappy with you knowing about Ohtani!

 On Tuesday, Yahoo Sports published excerpts of a recent physical examination Ohtani underwent in Japan that revealed a first-degree sprain of the ulnar collateral ligament in the elbow of his prized right arm. Such sprains, or small tears, are quite common among professional pitchers, but the report caused consternation.

All interested teams received a copy of Ohtani's physical, the contents of which were intended to be kept confidential. Any leak from a league official could violate federal laws that govern the disclosure of medical information.

The Angels are not believed to have leaked the results. Neither are Ohtani's representatives at Creative Artists Agency.

The Angels signed the 23-year-old star pitcher and hitter last week after a whirlwind courtship. Roughly two dozen teams submitted answers to a questionnaire he devised for interested suitors. He narrowed down his finalists to seven teams after a few days, and picked the Angels two weeks before his deadline to decide.

Ohtani underwent two MRI examinations as part of his pre-signing physical with the Angels, and the team has said it is satisfied with the results.


http://beta.latimes.com/sports/angels/la-sp-angels-shohei-ohtani-20171214-story.html
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« Reply #19159 on: December 14, 2017, 03:56:45 PM »

Hosmer wants too much $$$. He's an up and down guy. One year up, next year down. And he's a groundball hitter. Those tend not to fly over the Green Monster.

Fact he has a big ground ball rate is a positive - as more and more players each year adjust theirvswings and hit more dingers.

No.  Not just the ball.  Not the supplements.  Technique factors in

Hosmer is a winner.  What do you consider "too much money"?
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« Reply #19160 on: December 14, 2017, 04:27:54 PM »

Hosmer could be ok, lefty with decent power, hits to the opposite field, could use the wall to his advantage as so many succesful LH have in past, and plays a very good 1st base.

JDM seems more of a crap shoot.
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« Reply #19161 on: December 14, 2017, 04:33:04 PM »

Martinez no doubt has prodigious power.

I guess that ties in with a Bradley trade.
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« Reply #19162 on: December 15, 2017, 12:00:52 PM »

Phils expect to be a player for Harper when they cant afford Galvis

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/12/phillies-trade-freddy-galvis-padres.html

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« Reply #19163 on: December 15, 2017, 02:21:37 PM »

Phils expect to be a player for Harper when they cant afford Galvis

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2017/12/phillies-trade-freddy-galvis-padres.html

heh

How'd you draw THAT conclusion, Scooter? Crawford has been in the pipeline for a few years.
Maybe you stick to going undefeated in your football picks.
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« Reply #19164 on: December 15, 2017, 02:48:44 PM »

heh

You're right - Freddy sucks

If you do a better job assessing like that this year .......

#philsmediocrity
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« Reply #19165 on: December 15, 2017, 02:52:20 PM »

heh

You're right - Freddy sucks

If you do a better job assessing like that this year .......

#philsmediocrity
Hey, the Phils just splashed 60/3 on a player who will solidify their DH spot, so there's that.
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« Reply #19166 on: December 15, 2017, 02:52:29 PM »

heh

You're right - Freddy sucks

If you do a better job assessing like that this year .......

#philsmediocrity

Meanwhile, per nj.com:

As the Winter Meetings ended, the Phillies lit up the hot stove.

Hours after shipping shortstop Freddy Galvis to the San Diego Padres, the Phillies gave credence to a rumor that had emerged in November by signing first baseman Carlos Santana.

Sources: phillies agree to deal with Carlos Santana

-- Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) December 15, 2017
While the three-year, $60M move came across as a big surprise to many, here's why it works and sets Philadelphia's front office up for bigger moves.

-Santana is really good, and represents what the Phillies want: Since the start of the 2011 season, Santana has averaged 24 home runs and 98 walks per season. Power and patience is a tenant of what this Phillies regime wants in offensive players. Santana provides that.

-Rhys Hoskins can play left field: If last year's rookie phenom was strictly a first baseman, this deal wouldn't work. Santana--despite starting as a catcher before a debilitating injury and logging some time at third base and corner outfield spots--is a first baseman. In fact, he's pretty good defensively. While Hoskins isn't a very good defensive outfielder, he's passable out there and likely can be playing 81 games at Citizens Bank Park.
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« Reply #19167 on: December 15, 2017, 02:53:54 PM »

And Fredy won't hit 20 homers in SD, and will likely continue his seriously lacking OBP. But you go ahead with your genius analyses, kid.
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« Reply #19168 on: December 15, 2017, 03:42:56 PM »

Hosmer could be ok, lefty with decent power, hits to the opposite field, could use the wall to his advantage as so many succesful LH have in past, and plays a very good 1st base.

JDM seems more of a crap shoot.

What does the Santana signing do for Hosmer's demand?
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