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#741 howieramone2

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Posted 26 March 2019 - 08:09 AM

 

That will be the excuse next year, there just aren't any good ones.....which is why waiting for the perfect moment to add talent is BS. It might not be there......add it while you can.

Doesn't sound like it will be an excuse. Also, we added plenty of talent. Don't confuse free agency with Christmas.


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Posted 26 March 2019 - 08:23 AM

 

Really, it is? The way Pressly was pitching, he's worth way more than $17.5M over 2 years. For me there isn't much of a difference between being paid as the closer and being paid to throw high leverage innings.

Pressly had 1 good year. Last year at this time we had members who wanted to DFA both him and Gibson. No way he'll perform through that deal and no way we would have extended him based solely on his career year.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:38 AM

 

Pressly had 1 good year. Last year at this time we had members who wanted to DFA both him and Gibson. No way he'll perform through that deal and no way we would have extended him based solely on his career year.

 

Those people would have been nuts last year. Pressly was one of the best relievers on the team as it surged to the playoffs in the second half of 2017. His 2018 performance wasn't a big surprise to those who saw some of the things happening with his improved whiff rate and spin rate on his pitches as the 2017 season carried on.

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Posted 27 March 2019 - 10:50 AM

 

Doesn't sound like it will be an excuse. Also, we added plenty of talent. Don't confuse free agency with Christmas.

 

Sounds exactly like Christmas, the rich kids usually get the best toys unless the parents of the middle class kids stray out of their comfort zone a bit. Which many do, just not ours.

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Posted 28 March 2019 - 05:59 AM

Pressly had 1 good year. Last year at this time we had members who wanted to DFA both him and Gibson. No way he'll perform through that deal and no way we would have extended him based solely on his career year.


Can you point us to the posts of members wanting to DFA both Pressly and Gibson?

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