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#41 TwentyThirtyFive

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 08:34 PM


According to baseball reference Stowers played 1 game at DH this spring. 9 left 8 right.

There is no way I believe this but Ill accept it because I skimmed a lot. My point remains. I suspect Santander gets the lions share of his starts in the OF


Stowers overall playing time Im not sure about. My question is does Vavra steal time from him vs RHP. I dont expect Stowers to get much run when a lefty starts.

#42 BobPhelan

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 08:43 PM

He excels against lefties so that would be a mistake.

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 08:46 PM


He excels against lefties so that would be a mistake.

He excelled against lefties in AAA last year. In other words the minors. Aint my call. I have nothing against the kid. Havent seen him enough. Just appears he might not be a Hyde guy. Or a FO guy. Or both.

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 08:49 PM

If he can hit lefties in the minors he'll probably have some success at the major league level.

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 08:50 PM

He excelled against lefties in AAA last year. In other words the minors. Aint my call. I have nothing against the kid. Havent seen him enough. Just appears he might not be a Hyde guy. Or a FO guy. Or both.


This FO drafted him and he’s exceeded expectations.

I’m not really arguing with you, I agree with you that it seems they don’t think a ton of him. Not sure why. He was supposedly a decent defender in the minors, sometimes there is an adjustment for outfielders, and he can’t be any worse than Santander (and maybe even Hays if the metrics are right).

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Posted 30 March 2023 - 08:52 PM

He was a 2nd round draft pick. I know the MLB draft is a crapshoot, but I'd hope they had decent expectations from a 2nd round pick.

#47 Mashed Potatoes

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 03:38 AM

83-79
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Posted 31 March 2023 - 08:39 AM

162-0


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#49 jamesdean

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 09:19 AM

Not trying to cover my butt but if they're to even sniff the play-offs, I think Rodriquez and Hall have to be here most of the season and making an impactful difference.  If they don't, then I doubt they're much better than a .500 team.  



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Posted 31 March 2023 - 10:28 AM

Not trying to cover my butt but if they're to even sniff the play-offs, I think Rodriquez and Hall have to be here most of the season and making an impactful difference.  If they don't, then I doubt they're much better than a .500 team.  


It's not a big jump from .500 to getting to the playoffs. 



#51 Slidemaster

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 12:49 PM


It's not a big jump from .500 to getting to the playoffs.


Maybe not numerically, but I'd argue that making that jump from decent to very good is harder to do than going from terrible to decent.

#52 jamesdean

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Posted 31 March 2023 - 01:44 PM


It's not a big jump from .500 to getting to the playoffs. 

Maybe relative to what other teams are doing if they're also hovering around .500.  But I think breaking even probably doesn't get them in the post season.  Like Slidemaster said, it's not a huge difference in numbers but I do think if Rodriguez and Hall are performing up to their talent level, it changes the whole dynamic of the team a lot.  Finishing 81-81 probably won't satisfy many fans out there. 



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Posted 31 March 2023 - 05:29 PM

Maybe relative to what other teams are doing if they're also hovering around .500.  But I think breaking even probably doesn't get them in the post season.  Like Slidemaster said, it's not a huge difference in numbers but I do think if Rodriguez and Hall are performing up to their talent level, it changes the whole dynamic of the team a lot.  Finishing 81-81 probably won't satisfy many fans out there. 

Nor should it. This team was set up for a terrific playoff shot with just a couple of key offseason moves. The FO did none of them. If we end up at .500 all it will do is raise the what if question.

 

Its better to try and not make than not try. The FO didn't try.



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Posted 02 April 2023 - 10:29 AM

My prediction, which Ricker can confirm was made before opening day, is 83-79.

I see a huge range though in potential outcome with this team so I have very little confidence in that prediction.
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#55 Mackus

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Posted 02 April 2023 - 12:02 PM

Nor should it. This team was set up for a terrific playoff shot with just a couple of key offseason moves. The FO did none of them. If we end up at .500 all it will do is raise the what if question.

 

Its better to try and not make than not try. The FO didn't try.

 

Agree with this.  Basically, the better they are, the more frustrating the offseason will continue to be.  The exception would be if Gibson, Irvin, and Frazier all have strong seasons and end up as 3-4 win players.



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Posted 06 August 2023 - 04:15 PM

Plenty of games left to play but figure this would be a fun bump to mark them hitting 70 



#57 CantonJester

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Posted 06 August 2023 - 04:20 PM

I thought I was bullish predicting 86 wins. 

 

Shoot, they can finish the season playing .500 ball and still hit 95 wins. 



#58 Slidemaster

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Posted 06 August 2023 - 04:41 PM

Too young, too confident, and too inexperienced to know they have no right to be as good as they are.

It isn't my original prediction, but who cares. I'll go with 103 wins.

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Posted 06 August 2023 - 04:53 PM

I was in on 100-62

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Posted 06 August 2023 - 05:10 PM

Ok I hang my head in shame. But at least I am willing to admit the team is ahead of schedule unlike the FO.....lol






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