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Started by MongoLikeSox, June 15, 2023, 09:05:30 AM
Quote from: longgame on June 28, 2023, 11:18:41 AMCertainly as of today they have to be penciled in as sellers. But I can see them saying "we're almost in the hunt for a WC spot" and double down. The problem is they can't figure out how to build a lineup. I like Verdugo and think an outfield built around him and Yoshida could be good. Extend Verdugo before he puts up even more numbers and you've locked in your RF and LF for a few years. Devers is here for the rest of his career so is 3B his place or can he DH? I can't see him moving in the field and the fielding at 3B has been too undependable. Signs he improves then signs he's regressed. If he's DH, then don't sign any more aging DH types because you want him in the lineup every day. Who else is a keeper on the offensive side? I can't think of anyone. Casas projects at best to be mediocre. Duran may be a 4th OF. Duvall appears to be a rental. I simply don't think Hernandez adds anything and was not impressed with Story. Wong may be okay at catcher but not someone to necessarily build around. The pitching just always seems to be a mess between injuries and lack of performance. Signing old guys is not a viable strategy. Fortunately we have Bello and Whitlock, but let's get a bona fide ace. I'm not impressed with Jansen, runs cold at times, but we could do worse. Bullpen arms always have to be sorted out so that's a whole other story. But if we're starting a game with Ort then that signifies a serious lack of talent in that group.
Quote from: elktonnick on June 28, 2023, 11:51:43 AM.......Personally I think the organization is lost. They became so data driven they lost the culture of playing solid baseball. If I had my way I would clean house,coaches manager and most of the fo personnel. They need a new culture, one that defeats mediocrity.