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Microline133 last won the day on February 12 2018

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About Microline133

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    Maynard, Massachusetts


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  1. It's just fancy code for "buying" a player from another team. I'm not familiar with any circumstances where the amount of cash is contingent on what happens with the player, unlike some other sports with conditional draft picks and such. In baseball, it is typically just a fixed amount.
  2. Just to be clear, the CT Tigers have been in Norwich the whole time, since they moved from Oneonta, NY. They didn't move again.
  3. It's interesting just how many of the modern era players that have hit 55+ doubles occurred in the 1999-2002 range, with a gap between that and Ramirez/Castellanos in the last couple of years. You only have two players (Carpenter and Roberts) in that interim stretch. I'm curious if there's something underlying there that saw a spike in that occurrence during that very limited stretch of time.
  4. I wasn't as encouraged based on my look in Connecticut. Some of the highlight stuff was necessitated by delayed reads and late breaks on the ball. I think he's a solid corner outfielder long term, but I don't think his early glove work in CF should give hope of more than that.
  5. Framing isn't just about fooling an umpire to get a ball called as a strike. It's also about properly receiving those pitches on the edges of the strike zone -- that are actually strikes in the first place -- to insure they are called strikes by the umpire. Improperly receiving those pitches can result in them being called balls at times. That's more a skill than the manipulation of a person.
  6. He's right, at least in part, on Burrows. The decision isn't as clear cut as most fans likely believe. He's shown more and more tendency toward a relief future, finishes the year on the IL, and there's other priorities for some of that 40-man space. It's not an obvious decision.
  7. Furthering this....one with a significant injury history throughout his minor league development (knee, back, shoulder).
  8. The reason there's been hype around Azocar over the years has been the twitchy, explosive athleticism and broad range of impressive tools. Plus runner, plus glove, flashes a double plus arm, the ball jumps off his bat. The thing holding him back had always been swing and miss....he still hacks a ton, but he's showing more patience and a better overall approach in two strike counts this year. I won't say its complete fool's gold. I do see him as a viable extra outfielder in the big leagues. As for this year's power surge, his home park plays well for HR, and he has hit 7 of his 10 at home. Combine that with some maturation in the approach, and there you have it.
  9. Woodrow is in no way, shape, or form the type of guy you worry about protecting. He's not really even a prospect.
  10. Kody Clemens, not Kacy. He was a high-round draft choice in 2018 that they've already pushed to High-A.
  11. Solid catch-and-throw catcher with good feel for the game, particularly for his age; easy contact; no juice; good bloodlines.
  12. He "disrespected" Trump and Trump is always the victim. Duh!
  13. Because Kreidler can defend at a premium position and has some offensive potential. Packard is very limited defensively, and based on my limited look in Connecticut this year, I'm not sure the swing is going to play against high-velo arms and the sequencing he'll face at higher levels. I'm pretty skeptical of Packard at this early stage.
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