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  1. 1 hour ago, chasfh said:

    Right as you are, remember also that Adames was traded by a guy who simply doesn’t believe in the concept of prospects, no matter how much they rake or shove in the minors, beyond their usefulness as spendable currency. 

    DD was all about the "here and now" for sure and spending lots of cash. I guess we had a good run and he certainly benefited but without a championship it's bittersweet.  

  2. 1 hour ago, Gehringer_2 said:

    Haase  - and catchers in general, need to realize that once you have the ball you can still block the plate. Haase let him have more than he needed to.

    And Casey needs Hill in the OF  today. Two triples out to CF.

    Ever since you mentioned Badoo not catching up to fastballs I have noticed this quite a bit and his last AB was perfect example. two heaters middle middle..maybe a bit up but he was not close

  3. 23 minutes ago, ktpinnacle said:

    If you include a .300+ career BA, the list is even shorter.  600 doubles is an exclusive club, but so many older players were triples hitters as well.  The current active leader in triples is Dexter Fowler with 82.  He's tied for 263rd.


  4. I think they are playing Willie in hopes of him hitting like 2020 and replacing either Hector Castro or Goodrum as a utility player with some extra base power but defensively he still seems to fall short of them especially in the outfield. Also remember everyone Al traded for gets a Loooong look. See Lugo.Dawel. 

    2022 progress might be measured by how few of these players are on the 26...3 we struggle for .500...2 we're over .500...1 we are in playoff contention and zero we're Champs.

  5. 43 minutes ago, 84 Lives!!! said:

    I'm a believer in Wentz.

    Tork has 26 HR's on the year...

    Me too. I think I said here a while back he would be better than Manning and I still think he might. Expecting a big jump next season in year two after TJ. Plus I am not super impressed with Manning.

  6. 2 hours ago, Yoda said:

    We don't know that yet. Probably so, but by how much?

    They've had a ton of things go right and even AJ would tell you that. What if Hasse was a fluke? What if Baddoo was a fluke? Late relievers tend to be great one year, bad the next. We don't know that he has the ability to will them into being great. He does own the Diamondbacks worst record ever for a full-time manager. They could just as easily revert to a 65 win team next year. 

    Having said that, 17-9 gets them to 81 wins. That's actually pretty doable. We do have 6 games vs the white sox and 3 vs the Rays, but who knows. 

    edit: 7 with the Rays. On second thought, let's hope for 75?

    Unfortunately this is very true. Fragile is the rebuild but on the flip side we could get improvements from the starting staff, Boyd all year and hopefully an influx of real talent in free agency that fixes shortstop. At the least we will have the first meaningfull off season in many years and guarded optimism.  

  7. Going into 2022 we have exactly one outfielder set in stone and thats Grossman. The rest can change in a hurry but Badoo remains probable and Greene will be solid at some point. The rest will more than likely fizzle out with Hills defense and speed keeping him as 4th outfielder. 


    Infield its Schoop and  Candy.The rest are bench players, unproven  or wanna be's. 

  8. Just saw the Royals have pushed Adalberto Mondesi off Shortstop due to injury concerns and Lopez playing well. Plus they have Witt coming up soon. He is only 26 and has 2 more years of control. maybe we should try to get him ? I have heard Dan and Jim rave about his defense.

  9. I remain high on Wentz. He is a good bet to make the staff at some point early 2022. I will be very surprised if Verlander comes back but certainly will be happy if he does although it's still risky given age, first year back from TJ troubles, loss of draft pick and $$$.

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