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    Quote Originally Posted by Trevor0333 View Post
    Still Duesning at 2mill should not be on this team. Diamond could fill the Loogy role just as well. How anyone thinks he should be part of the team desperate for talent in other areas is silly. The pen is deep, its like the mentality is we have so much payroll available we dont care if we burn a few extra million here & there.
    But with this much payroll space, I would turn the question around, and ask whether the argument becomes that Dunse ought not to be on the roster anymore because he's had sufficient chances and his spot should be given to someone with better upside. Then it wouldn't really matter even if it were possible to pay him league-minimum.

    Unless and until higher salaries are added, I can't see making money be part of any roster decisions. Just pick the 40 best guys for the protected roster, and pick the 25 best after spring training is over.

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    Diamond is not a LOOGY

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Diamond is not a LOOGY
    Correct.
    Diamond's ceiling is a LOOGY
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thrylos View Post
    Correct.
    Diamond's ceiling is a LOOGY
    Lefties have a lifetime .859 OPS against him, righties have a .764 OPS against him.
    Claiming he can suddenly be a LOOGY is as inaccurate as it comes, people really need to start looking up these basic stats before making these claims.

    If people want to claim Duensing doesn't deserve 2 mil a year, fine, but don't claim the solution is to plug Diamond into a role that makes no sense for him.

    Frankly, I don't mind them having Swarzak take another look as a starter, he showed some nice improvement last year, he could fit eventually as a #5, which is more valuable then his current Middle Relief/non 7th or 8th inning set up guy.

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