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#101 bighat

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 07:02 AM

 

And locked into a 3-year deal.

Just baffled at that contract - did Texas not do their homework? All they needed was a Twins fan whispering in their ear in the offseason: "Don't do it"....

 

Just goes to show you how, when teams get in trouble with SPs, they'll just throw money at it and hope for the best. Reminds me of the Kevin Correia and Mike Pelfrey era.


#102 spycake

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Posted 11 September 2020 - 08:30 AM

 

And locked into a 3-year deal.

 

 

Just baffled at that contract - did Texas not do their homework? All they needed was a Twins fan whispering in their ear in the offseason: "Don't do it"....

 

Just goes to show you how, when teams get in trouble with SPs, they'll just throw money at it and hope for the best. Reminds me of the Kevin Correia and Mike Pelfrey era.

 

Gibson hasn't been good in 2020, but remember it's only been 9 starts under really weird circumstances. And 3/28 isn't that big of a contract for a pitcher with Gibson's track record (inconsistent, but 10.2 bWAR, 13.1 fWAR in last 7 seasons). MLBTR predicted 2/18 for him, a Fangraphs writer predicted 3/45, their crowdsource 2/20 -- 3/28 doesn't seem out of line by those measures either.

 

The Rangers gave virtually the same contract to Mike Minor and Lance Lynn the last couple years, so if they're just doing it blindly they've gotten pretty good results on it overall. (Not that I expect Gibson to turn out as well as those two.)


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 07:07 AM

From Phil Miller today (9/16/20):

 

"Former Twins AAA OF Adam Brett Walker was named Player of the Year by the independent American Association, the only minor league to play in 2020. Walker, Twins’ 3rd-round pick in 2012, hit .268 w/ 50 RBI and league-best 22 home runs for his hometown team, the Milwaukee Milkmen."


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:23 AM

 

the Milwaukee Milkmen

 

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 10:26 AM

 

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"Yes, but I came here for an argument."

"OH! Oh! I'm sorry! This is milkmen." (under his breath) "Stupid git."

 

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A mistake made more than once starts to look like a decision.


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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:13 AM

Saw earlier where the Cubbies called up the venerable Jason Adam to anchor their pen. For those of you with faulty memories, Jason is the haul we received for Josh Willingham a half dozen years ago.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:19 AM

 

Saw earlier where the Cubbies called up the venerable Jason Adam to anchor their pen. For those of you with faulty memories, Jason is the haul we received for Josh Willingham a half dozen years ago.

That is a blast from the past! Adam has actually been fairly effective last year (for the Jays) and this year -- 17 Ks in 9.1 IP for the Cubs this year, albeit in very low leverage work.

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 11:49 AM

 

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Wonder if Ronnie Soak is there...


#109 Shaitan

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 08:04 PM

Ronald Torreyes designated today.

https://www.mlbtrade...assignment.html


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Posted 17 September 2020 - 06:45 AM

Jason Adam update: picked up a win for the Cubs last night with a scoreless 10th inning vs Cleveland, including a strikeout of Lindor.

#111 John Kelsey

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Posted 17 September 2020 - 09:12 AM

John Curtiss has been pretty lights out for the Rays. Between him and Nick Anderson, the Rays might have the two most upsetting "ones that got away" in their bullpen (not including guys that left in trades).

 

They've also gotten some decent innings from Aaron Slegers this year. 


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Posted 18 September 2020 - 08:19 AM

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Posted 19 September 2020 - 03:06 PM

Checking up on Brusdar Graterol... he's been great for the Dodgers with a 3.10 ERA / 2.90 FIP and 0.984 WHIP, but the weirdest thing is that he's not striking anybody out! He's got a 5.3 K/9, but a phenomenal 1.3 BB/9. It's just so odd to see Brusdar striking out guys like he's Kevin Correia, but is otherwise getting outs similar to how Dobnak was (before the regression came).

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 10:02 AM

Checking up on Brusdar Graterol... he's been great for the Dodgers with a 3.10 ERA / 2.90 FIP and 0.984 WHIP, but the weirdest thing is that he's not striking anybody out! He's got a 5.3 K/9, but a phenomenal 1.3 BB/9. It's just so odd to see Brusdar striking out guys like he's Kevin Correia, but is otherwise getting outs similar to how Dobnak was (before the regression came).


Maybe the Dodgers are preaching a pitch to contact method unless the strikeout is absolutely needed?? I noticed that Dustin May throws 100 but only has 34 K's in 47 innings?? You'd think a guy with as much swing and miss stuff as Dustin May has that he'd K a few more people?

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Posted 21 September 2020 - 04:33 PM

Kyle Gibson getting shelled again today. 8 R (7 ER) in 4 IP, with 5 hits and 5 BB. His ERA is up to 5.87, and stands to be 2-6 at the end of the day. I thought he was a decent candidate for a small deal to come back, but the Rangers came heavy. Oops.


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Posted 21 September 2020 - 04:58 PM

 

Kyle Gibson getting shelled again today. 8 R (7 ER) in 4 IP, with 5 hits and 5 BB. His ERA is up to 5.87, and stands to be 2-6 at the end of the day. I thought he was a decent candidate for a small deal to come back, but the Rangers came heavy. Oops.

Gibson had a complete game shutout in his last start, vs a decent team in the Astros, no less. But yes, it appears that any Lance Lynn style transformation for him is a work in progress, at best.

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