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#181 nicksaviking

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:39 PM

You do realize catchers have a massive impact on MLB games compared to kickers, right?


The really good ones, but there tend to only be a couple of those a year in the whole league.

There's rarely much difference between the 7th best catcher and the 27th best.

#182 nicksaviking

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Posted 04 June 2018 - 09:41 PM

Gonna need pitchers too. Or be willing to trade highly valued prospects.


I thought your reference to "type" was aimed at the type of hitters they were selecting.

#183 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 05:18 AM

My take.

I'm not sure why they are playing the slot game (if that's what's going on). Seems that a lot of teams are doing this, and they won't have the bonus pool to compete.

That said, I think it's wise not to draft college pitchers. They don't need pitchers quick to the show at this point as they have a ton in the high minors. HS pitchers make a lot more sense given less mileage on their arms and the upside that comes with.
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#184 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:11 AM

https://www.fangraph...ne-draft-recap/
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One of the best opening day rosters in years. Now go get 'em.


#185 Mike Sixel

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Posted 05 June 2018 - 09:27 AM

I thought your reference to "type" was aimed at the type of hitters they were selecting.


It was. I was saying if they keep to type, they are going to need to start making trades to have pitchers

One of the best opening day rosters in years. Now go get 'em.


#186 Obsvr

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Posted 08 June 2018 - 03:38 PM

Our boy Larnach just went deep in the first inning against the Gophers.

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