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3 hours ago, jidady said:

FWIW, I'm expecting another late start to the season and another year without the minors. If there's going to be a vaccine, it's not coming from the US. We're too far behind on our research. So, owners will cut costs again.

Yeah, I was discussing this on twitter today. While I have complicated feelings about it, I do think that MLB running the minors starting this season makes it a little more likely there will be some kind of minor league season, even if it's something like 25% capacity and mandatory masking. A lot of it's just going to come down to if people start taking masking, social distancing, and voluntary stay-at-home seriously or not. 

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Happy Thanksgiving gentlemen. 2020 didn't end the way we wanted but I was thankful we had baseball at all and it was a **** of a run. Enjoy coming here and talking with you guys.

DOB had an interesting note on Tyler Matzek. He said Anthopolous did not include Matzek in the original pool for Summer Camp. Snitker looked it over and called AA saying Matzek looked good in Spring a

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10 minutes ago, K26dp said:

 A lot of it's just going to come down to if people start taking masking, social distancing, and voluntary stay-at-home seriously or not. 

Yup. A Canadian friend was joking the other day that the rest of the world knows the secret, but they're refusing to tell America. I cannot believe how far behind we are from the rest of civilization.

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1 hour ago, jidady said:

Yup. A Canadian friend was joking the other day that the rest of the world knows the secret, but they're refusing to tell America. I cannot believe how far behind we are from the rest of civilization.

I'm in Alabama which I know has a poor reputation, but honestly, I've been very impressed with the mask wearing. I vacationed out of state a few weeks ago and I'll tell you this: the state of Alabama is doing a much better job than other states from what I have seen. 

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A buddy and I were discussing Riley. I think we should package him and a prospect and see if we eat Arenado's deal, we could get him. Fill left field, and we have a pretty good squad. I like Riley, but, he seems like he may take a few more years to develop his stroke, and those are prime winning years for us, and FF. I like Ozuna, but, I would trade for Arenado before I would resign him.

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21 minutes ago, JDFIII said:

A buddy and I were discussing Riley. I think we should package him and a prospect and see if we eat Arenado's deal, we could get him. Fill left field, and we have a pretty good squad. I like Riley, but, he seems like he may take a few more years to develop his stroke, and those are prime winning years for us, and FF. I like Ozuna, but, I would trade for Arenado before I would resign him.

Why though? I'd rather resign Ozuna for a little more than half of Arenado's annual salary and roll with Riley at 3B. Of the three players mentioned, two of them had similar numbers this year and Ozuna is not one of them.

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2 minutes ago, Malachore said:

This is a pipe dream because it requires AA to trade significant prospects and LM to spend money but I'd love to see them reaign Ozuna and trade for Bryant so that Riley can take a year in Gwinnett. 

Don't think the Cubs would move him right now. His value took a hit this year. He hit .206/.293/.351. Teams would use that to try and drive down the price 

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9 minutes ago, Unknøwn said:

Don't think the Cubs would move him right now. His value took a hit this year. He hit .206/.293/.351. Teams would use that to try and drive down the price 

They going to wait till deadline? He's a FA next year so their window is closing and they supposedly want to shed payroll.

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21 minutes ago, Malachore said:

They going to wait till deadline? He's a FA next year so their window is closing and they supposedly want to shed payroll.

I think they move Baez this winter because he likely brings more value. Hes a SS/2B with those big numbers. They could look to move Bryant now but I'm not sure they will just yet. He could be the best bat available next year if he comes out hot.

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32 minutes ago, Malachore said:

This is a pipe dream because it requires AA to trade significant prospects and LM to spend money but I'd love to see them reaign Ozuna and trade for Bryant so that Riley can take a year in Gwinnett. 

I dunno....Riley made strides.

He is still a work in progress but another full "normal" off-season and hopefully full 2021 would help him more than being in the minors IMO.

 

 

 

 

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It's too early to be giving up on a guy with 30-40 HR potential. He hasn't even played a full season in the majors yet and he's only 23. Give it some time and let him continue to develop. In a year or two if he hasn't advanced then yes you start looking but trading him right now is foolish IMO.

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7 minutes ago, Ransack said:

It's too early to be giving up on a guy with 30-40 HR potential. He hasn't even played a full season in the majors yet and he's only 23. Give it some time and let him continue to develop. In a year or two if he hasn't advanced then yes you start looking but trading him right now is foolish IMO.

Moving on probably wasn't the right word tbh. I guess I more so meant get some help for him while he continues to develop. Someone who can play 3B to help our lineup out if he continues to struggle

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1 hour ago, falconsd56 said:

I dunno....Riley made strides.

He is still a work in progress but another full "normal" off-season and hopefully full 2021 would help him more than being in the minors IMO.

 

 

 

 

He never really popped off to me, he had some streaks of hard hit outs and he adjusted to the slider better and worse at hitting the fastball. To me he just flipped what he couldn't hit, obviously they can be more patient in regular season but that also depends on how or if they replace Ozuna's production.

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Anthopolous said Acuna played hurt all postseason. The wrist wasn't bad enough to keep him out but AA said it was sore all October. 

He said they do plan to keep Freeman and will work towards a deal. He mentioned they want to keep it from being a question all the players and coaches have to answer so its likely something that's addressed this offseason.

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1 hour ago, Malachore said:

He never really popped off to me, he had some streaks of hard hit outs and he adjusted to the slider better and worse at hitting the fastball. To me he just flipped what he couldn't hit, obviously they can be more patient in regular season but that also depends on how or if they replace Ozuna's production.

What impressed me the most was Riley's professionalism. Other than one baserunning miscue, he was absolute nails the entire postseason. The same applies to Dansby.

During the forced rebuild, I'd emphasized the importance of position players. I looooooooove our infield. It might be the best in baseball.

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