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We can't assume the health of the team will improve. A player like Reimold is seemingly injured every season. It will be great to have a healthy Markakis at the top of the lineup but we can't assume other key players like Jones, Wieters, etc. will play the same number of games they did last season.
Further, for all of the hope young players will progress, we have to factor in some players will regress or decline. Young pitchers are unpredictable. I have confidence Machado will turn into a great player but it's reasonable to factor in the possibility of a sophomore slump.
The season was fun but it's no sure thing the team will win 90 games.
We are replacing Davis with Markakis(Upgrade), Reynolds with Davis(Upgrade), and Thome with Betemit(Upgrade).
Why wasn't Davis the full time first basemen last season? Why weren't Betemit/Pierce the full time DH's? Why wasn't the guy who is going to take Saunders' spot starting instead of him? Is my attempt to be logical, illogical?
Reimold averaged 133 games per season the 4 years prior to last year. But a neck injury is obviously a major concern.
See above your post.
I don't want Saunders. Rather roll with a young guy.
How much you willing to pay? Fearing he might be a little pricey for his role. If we are trading JJ, then I think he is a good move to have an experienced set up man/closer in place in case. He wouldn't be my 1st choice in either role but he is capable.
haha, I love that you call him a better player. Andino wasn't great, but it's not like Casilla is Cano or something.
"roomers are for bitches and bitches get fucked up."
While 4MM+ for Koji is decent value, I don't really have much interest in spending 4MM on our bullpen. O'day, Ayala, Strop, Patton, Hunter, R5 turd is fine for now, and that assumes we deal our #1. Bullpen progression should mainly move one direction. Minors>Majors>Out of the organization.
Not at the major league level he didn't. You simply can't bank on Reimold to be an every day player. He'd be a great piece if he has his head scrwed on right (literally, it seems) but it's not like he's some sort of given.
He started red hot last year before he got injured (16 games) but he's played 142 major league games in the last 3 seasons.
His 4.75 million option was declined, so he's not worth that. I'm thinking 1/3 or 1/3.5.
I didn't realize he had to be Robinson Cano to be better than Robert freaking Andino.
So you're saying that if the team was healthy at the end of the year last year they would have been better than the team currently assembled (and healthy). If so, then FNT's statement, "The team, right now, on paper, is better than the team that finished 2012," would be incorrect -- no? That's the point I'm trying to make...right now we aren't as good. But, there's still a long way to go.
Why the hell does that matter one bit in terms of his health? Is he more likely to be injured on a major league field?
Casilla/Andino are basically exactly the same caliber. The only reason he makes sense at all is that he provides one skill we are completely devoid of(speed). I highly doubt he is the ED 2B, but I guess he is fine in the backup MIF/PR role. Last year we pinch ran Lew Ford.
I'm not sure what happened in this thread, but I have agreed with rnt's last ten posts. I still think I am right though.
I certainly don't agree with the idea that we caught lightning in a bottle last year and we needed major personnel moves over the offseason to stay competitive, particularly given that, as FTN noted, I don't see the rest of the AL East having made dramatic improvements. I will be disappointed, though, if we don't upgrade over Pearce or Valencia as the RH part of the DH platoon, and get a veteran starter like Saunders as a cushion. Still a lot of time, though, and I won't judge the offseason until it's over.
Yeah, I'd be both disappointed, and completely surprised, if both of those things do not happen in the next 2 months.
Then why get rid of Andino who provides the same thing (speed) and is loved in the clubhouse? Use Andino this year, bring in Schoop next year. If you are going to upgrade 2B, upgrade it. Don't bring in essentially the same guy. Is it because Casilla was approx. $300k cheaper? I hope not.
Maybe he found a diamond in Robertson. I have no idea, but it is a little head scratching to say the least.
This post was edited by fearthenoodle 16 months ago
I'm not talking about his health. I'm talking about his ability to contribute in a positive way to the ball club. He can't do that if he's not healthy just the same as he can't do that if he can't stick around the 25-man roster. He's played 142 games on the major league club in 3 years. Less than a full season. And you're talking about him as if he's immediately going to shore up our LF next season and we have nothing to worry about.
I responded directly to a comment questioning his ability to stay healthy. You responded to me. I didn't realize you were completely changing what was being talked about.
Nobody is worried about what Reimold will provide on the field. The only question is whether his neck will allow him to be on it.
You don't have to be. There are a ton of better 2B's than Andino. Unfortunately, Duquette didn't go out and get any of them.
I know some people are not big WAR fans on here but Casilla was a 2 WAR player last year according to BR and a 1.3 WAR player according to Fangraphs. Andino had a -0.1 rWAR and a -0.6 fWAR. So both metrics are in agreement that Casilla is about a 2 win upgrade.
They both might suck at hitting but Casilla is an upgrade defensively and on the basepaths.
This post was edited by jsh 16 months ago
Guys who were on the team last year, and currently not a part of the organization, were worth -1.4 wins last year. We haven't really started to add guys. But yes, I think if the team was healthy the entire year last year, they were better than our current team. That doesn't mean FTN's statement was incorrect.
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