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2022 Game 149: 9/22 Houston 7:05PM


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#41 85Knight

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:28 PM

Thats the thing. He and Kremer deserve to be penciled in. You can essentially pencil in GRod as well. So two guys you are looking for through FA/trade. THat still leaves you with guys like Voth, Hall, Wells, eventually Means that are in the pen and can be stretched out or AAA


Bradish and Kremer have surpassed Grayson and Hall at this point and that's a great problem to have. Add a TOR starter and hope Means comes back strong and we're set for next year.

#42 Mackus

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:28 PM

I also think Mateo could find a bit more offense in the bat. Hes not gonna walk but if he can find a way to make more contact the avg and slug can go up and make him a league avg hitter


His hot streak in July/August pushed his season numbers up well above the barely passable line. An 80 OPS+ is ok with the defense he provides. If there is upside to push more than that, then great. If the hot streak is a mirage and he's a low 60s guy next year, then he loses the job and Gunnar slides in. It's nice to have Plan B already on hand.
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#43 Mackus

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:29 PM


Bradish and Kremer have surpassed Grayson and Hall at this point and that's a great problem to have. Add a TOR starter and hope Means comes back strong and we're set for next year.

Surpassed Hall but not Rodriguez, IMO. If I can only pick on them to keep, it's Grayson. Fortunately, we get to keep all of them.
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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:30 PM

Bradish and Kremer have surpassed Grayson and Hall at this point and that's a great problem to have. Add a TOR starter and hope Means comes back strong and we're set for next year.

GRod is gonna be a stud. IM convinced. THat said, IM fine with saying those two have surpassed him. For now



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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:31 PM

GRod is gonna be a stud. IM convinced. THat said, IM fine with saying those two have surpassed him. For now


I agree. That's why I said it's a good problem to have.

#46 Mackus

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:32 PM

Love that they are letting him finish.

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:32 PM

His hot streak in July/August pushed his season numbers up well above the barely passable line. An 80 OPS+ is ok with the defense he provides. If there is upside to push more than that, then great. If the hot streak is a mirage and he's a low 60s guy next year, then he loses the job and Gunnar slides in. It's nice to have Plan B already on hand.

Im not even sure it would be GUnnar. Ortiz is the guy. But yes, we have in house insurance



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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:33 PM

Love that they are letting him finish.

THink he goes if a batter gets on. But he absolutely deserves the chance and Im glad Hyde is giving it to him. Its important for a yong player



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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:35 PM


Great. But not instead. They can easily afford two elite players. Both could be starting pitchers or one starter and one position player. If the latter, then that position player could be SS, but 1B, corner OF, and 2B are also options.


Yeah, I don’t want just one move.

#50 Mike B

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:36 PM

Might be getting tired.


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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:36 PM

Having Rutschman behind the plate is going to be a benefit to the rotation as well. Pitchers know they can throw their nastiest slider or curve because they know he'll get down and block it should it bounce. You'd never have seen that with the likes of Luis Severino behind the plate.



#52 Mike B

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:36 PM

Or not.   

 

1 more Kyle.


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#53 mdrunning

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:37 PM

Might be getting tired.

I think he's getting a little over-excited.



#54 Mackus

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:37 PM

I think if it were a bigger lead he'd get another batter.
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#55 Mike B

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:38 PM

Magnificent.

 

Let’s go Mountain!


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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:38 PM

Only 8 2/3 innings pitched? Slacker. :)



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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:39 PM

I think if it were a bigger lead he'd get another batter.

Yeah, you can't let this game be ruined with one swing of the bat.



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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:39 PM

I think he's getting a little over-excited.

That too.  

It is the right move to go to Felix


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#59 85Knight

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:39 PM

You had to take him out right there but damn.

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Posted 22 September 2022 - 08:39 PM

Not being a CG 1-2 hitter will open more comparables, but before Means when was the last game this good?




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