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  1. He deserves a bench spot. Not much else to say here. Has more tools than Solano and can fill in at 3b, 2b, and apparently 1b now.
  2. I hope we can keep him. He is a high floor type with great experience on the back end of the rotation. He would help more than he would hurt the team next year. I just hope he can drink the cool aid and try to be part of something that the front office is putting together.
  3. The farm is just terrible. No real high upside besides Kolek maybe. Our position players are as average as they come. We just put a lot of emphasis on stacking the MLB roster so now maybe we can hit the ground running with incoming prospects. It's not like we had a great farm system prior to the trades but as of now we have a terrible farm system. Some few possible bright spots Anderson and maybe Davis as stated above but nothing that pops out at you. We have done a decent job in semi recent years in the draft ie. Stanton, Yellich so maybe there is some hope there. Only one 50+ prospect which is considered average what a shame. It is hard to criticize when Heaney, Moran, Marisnick, Kike, Barnes, and compensatory draft picks turned into basically Cosart, D. Gordon, Morris, Wates, and whatever Haren ends up turning into. Maybe that will be a bad trade in hindsight, but can't deny they view those front 3 as big pieces moving forward. The farm would be perceived much differently if those first 3 were still around. Saying that, if they get a 2/3 SP with Kolek, 4/5 SP with Nicolino and Williams (high floor guys), a starting catcher in Realmuto, a starting 2B from Romero/Twine/Anderson (and Dietrich), and develop half a bullpen of solid relievers from Urena, Conley, Dayton, Caminero, etc., that's a real good compliment to what they have and they'll be fine. I'm not that down on this given the MLB control time of the current MLB team. But they should absolutely invest in some international signing this next calendar year and really need to have a strong draft because if they bomb a year or two of talent acquisition with this very limited depth, it could look scary on the 4-5 year plan. Not a criticism, you are actually saying the same thing I said. I meant that we got rid of the best pieces in a average farm system which left us with a below average farm but with a more balanced and major league ready team. What we have left in the farm is below average by all standards but we will have an opportunity to build here over the next few seasons. I'm not concerned with 2b situation as you mention that we have so many options here because I feel front office has plans for Gordon to be there for some time. If Gordon can replicate anything similar to what he did last year he is a far better 2b option than anything in the farm. Romero and Dietrich have backup potential on any regular MLB infield and if Anderson or Twine can put it together have the best upside of the 4. I wouldn't be surprised to see Anderson at 3b in the future (plus arm and power potential) and if Twine can make more contact would be a nice option at SS or 2B (he is very very young).
  4. The farm is just terrible. No real high upside besides Kolek maybe. Our position players are as average as they come. We just put a lot of emphasis on stacking the MLB roster so now maybe we can hit the ground running with incoming prospects. It's not like we had a great farm system prior to the trades but as of now we have a terrible farm system. Some few possible bright spots Anderson and maybe Davis as stated above but nothing that pops out at you. We have done a decent job in semi recent years in the draft ie. Stanton, Yellich so maybe there is some hope there. Only one 50+ prospect which is considered average what a shame.
  5. Expensive but would make a difference to our recently thinned out rotation.
  6. I'd rather DD begin the season in AAA, playing 3rd exclusively to see if he can handle the position defensively. If so, maybe he's a stopgap until the next 3rd base prospect is ready (I'm holding out hope that Brian Anderson develops). At the very least, the flexibility could increase his trade value. Martin Prado is the stopgap until Anderson develops. He's a college product, shouldn't take too much longer than that if he's the real deal. Fair enough, but you never know what could happen over the next 2 years. Having DD ready to play 3rd if necessary would be a nice luxury to have. I'd still rather him be learning to play 3rd in AAA on an every day basis than sitting on the bench here. Why? He's useless in triple A and as of now we have very little power off the bench. And without him Solano is your utility infielder, and he's about as useless as a poopy flavored lolly pop. Dietrich is capable of playing all four infield positions and he would really be our 10th man; even if an OFer gets injured, you have Prado ready to move to the OF and Dietrich can step right in at third. If any of the IFers get hurt, Dietrich can be your Ed Lucas and step in temporarily anywhere. If we have any player on the bench accumulating 300+ ABs this year I really hope it's Dietrich. Dietrich being the starter in case of injury is why you should want him in AAA, so he's getting every day PA and time on defense. If he's on the bench, he's just getting a few PA a week. Not something that benefits the team much, and hinders him This is logical for sure. DD should be on the field as much as possible which means he should be in AAA getting reps. He would be our best fit for a 10th man that could possibly become a starter with development.
  7. Salty should get some of his mojo back. He is serviceable at best with last years numbers. I expect more.
  8. He also had a good sowing in the AFL if I'm not mistaken. It feels like the huge gap between the perception of Avery Romero and Justin Bohn isn't in line with reality Couldn't agree more. More versatile with the glove and better speed on the bases with just about the same numbers at the plate last year besides a lower BA but higher everything else. I guess draft results are playing a big part here.
  9. based on two months last year. Gordon's career outside of those are not pretty. You continue to ignore sample size and take statistical aberrations at face value, defying all common logicpos Is positive progression not important? Above average minor league numbers, two years figuring out the major league game while playing two positions, third year at 2b full time and an all-star appearance. Seems like a he's on the right track. Inexpensive and if he can figure out getting on base at a higher clip (which many players do) great upside for a second baseman.
  10. Maybe not but not making the top 20? Obviously should be top 20!!
  11. One very productive season when not injured. Will make a difference and is fairly cheap. I like this to an extent. WS experience is a plus and the guy may be able to display some power even in the big park. Wish we could have gotten a little more but we would have had to give up some prospects and spend a lot more. May be a steal if he stays healthy.
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