Jump to content


  • Content Count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Rydawg last won the day on August 14 2018

Rydawg had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

1,317 Excellent

About Rydawg

  • Birthday 05/12/1971

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. News Flash! He's terrible. We don't need an innings eater. We need the young guys to use those innings to finish their development. That's how I see it anyway. The money is wasted already.
  2. But is blocking one of our young pitchers worth it in order to receive some fringe prospect that will at best be a utility player or a middle relief pitcher? This is the era of hording prospects. Look what we went through to trade JT. I say just get the best deal now and let the kids develop.
  3. I think the most prudent thing to do next is to trade Straily. He has some value because he has two seasons of control. But the main reason is to clear a spot for the young guys. Chen would be preferable but no one is going to trade for him. We have Alcantra, Lopez, Smith, and Richards that are ready to pitch at MLB level. We also have Urena and Chen. That's six without Straily. We also have more depth in the minors with Gallen ready to come up and Dugger, Gonzalez, and Hernandez almost ready as well. So we have 10 pitchers to juggle in the rotation. We aren't competing this year so why block a path for the young guys? As for Chen, I honestly would consider just cutting him. The money is wasted at this point. He has no trade value at all and even if he pitches half decent his trade value will be minimal regardless. We are eating this contract one way or the other. Just bite the bullet and clear another path for the young arms.
  4. No way Alcantra is in the pen. He's either in our rotation or in New Orleans. He needs the innings.
  5. Rydawg

    Realmuto traded to Phillies

    I don't understand this logic. What's worse than TJS in an elbow? That's the worst case scenario. I would be concerned if it was shoulder pain because that's much more difficult to diagnose and overcome.
  6. Rydawg

    Realmuto traded to Phillies

    Blasphemy! @pollythewog is always funny!
  7. Rydawg

    Realmuto traded to Phillies

    But is this money for the new IFA signing period in June? The money we acquired for Mesa was for the 2018 season and not the 2019. Wouldn't the 75% cap reset for the 2019 period?
  8. Rydawg

    Realmuto traded to Phillies

    I think the rule is that it can only be traded in $250K increments.
  9. Rydawg

    Realmuto traded to Phillies

    I'm good with this trade but the return is kind of boring. In Sixto we received a flame throwing top 30 prospect who has legit top of the rotation stuff and a great name. In Alfaro we are getting a young MLB catcher with the potential to be above average and five years of control. This is the part that I am good with. I have never heard of Will Stewart and have no idea who he is. That doesn't mean much because I'm just a schmuck on a laptop and not a scout. However, there are couple of things that I have been able to find on line about Stewart. He was a 20th round pick which means he has never really been highly regarded. That's fine because every once in a while these types of draft picks surprise you and really exceed all expectations. Then I see that while he had a break out year last season, which was his first in full season ball, his previous two seasons weren't so hot. So, did Stewart break out or was it a fluke season? I would have liked a more solid prospect at this point as a part of this deal. Then, we got International slot money as the 4th component of this trade. That's great because it shows we are still looking to invest in the IFA market. However, just $250K ? Couldn't we have asked them for more? Couldn't we have gotten $500K instead? Look at how many trades we had to make just to piece together the Mesa money last year. So yes, Sixto and Alfaro are good gets and even sort of safe bets to have a positive impact on the Marlins for the future. But I just wish the other two pieces of the trade were a little better.
  10. Rydawg

    Curtis Granderson signs

    I disagree. There a some nice young SP options for us this season that should be fun to watch. Alcantra, Lopez, and Richards are young with some upside. Caleb Smith has some nice potential as well. Then we have the more established SP like Urena and Straily. Also, Conley and Streck are decent late inning options.
  11. Rydawg

    Curtis Granderson signs

    I love you Silver but that's a terrible lineup. Prado and Granderson are washed up. O'brien is a big if that hasn't had sustained success in MLB. Also, who knows if Brinson figures it out or not. Anderson, Castro and to a lesser extent Rojas are the only players that aren't passed their prime or waiting to break out. That's as close to a Milb lineup as you will find in the MLB in my opinion.
  12. Rydawg

    Realmuto traded to Phillies

    But he was awesome in Death Wish!
  13. Rydawg

    Realmuto traded to Phillies

    Yes, even Diaz was a former top 100 prospect at ine point before we traded for him. Too soon to judge the trades.
  14. Rydawg

    Realmuto traded to Phillies

    I hope you're right but this has cluster fuck written all over it so far.