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Team is looking very good.

 

Gaby looks ready for a better year than his rookie campaign.

 

Infante is excellent at 2B - with the glove and at the plate.

 

Hanley is Hanley, the best SS in the game.

 

Morrison looks much better in LF and brings his solid bat and high OBP to the batter's box.

 

If Coghlan is not ready, then Bonifacio and/or Wise aren't terrible.

 

Stanton looks more and more like a special, special player. He'll hit forty home runs by accident this year and there is no better defensive right fielder in the National League. He could be an all timer.

 

Buck is impressive and brings needed stability and experience to a key position.

 

Bench is serviceable with Helms and Dobbs and Boni and whomever and a catcher with Baker ready to return later in the year.

 

Pitching staff is good and deep with useful people in the minors ready to backfill when and if needed.

 

Nice club with the plenty of upside from the young pitchers and position players.

 

Obsession over third base should not deter fans from welcoming the coming season with considerable optimism.

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The fact is, we could be much better. There was a major lack of planning. Loria counted on Dom to be ready because he didn't want to spend anymore money. Dom isn't ready, which means we get a back up in a starter role. Something that happens way to frequently with this team due to lack of planning.

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The fact is, we could be much better. There was a major lack of planning. Loria counted on Dom to be ready because he didn't want to spend anymore money. Dom isn't ready, which means we get a back up in a starter role. Something that happens way to frequently with this team due to lack of planning.

 

 

 

Dominguez may never be ready.

 

There is nothing in his minor league performances that indicates he will be a major leaguer hitter of any substance.

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The fact is, we could be much better. There was a major lack of planning. Loria counted on Dom to be ready because he didn't want to spend anymore money. Dom isn't ready, which means we get a back up in a starter role. Something that happens way to frequently with this team due to lack of planning.

 

 

 

Dominguez may never be ready.

 

There is nothing in his minor league performances that indicates he will be a major leaguer hitter of any substance.

He's 20.

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The fact is, we could be much better. There was a major lack of planning. Loria counted on Dom to be ready because he didn't want to spend anymore money. Dom isn't ready, which means we get a back up in a starter role. Something that happens way to frequently with this team due to lack of planning.

 

 

 

Dominguez may never be ready.

 

There is nothing in his minor league performances that indicates he will be a major leaguer hitter of any substance.

 

This is super, super silly. Like, it reveals an utter lack of understanding of how to judge Dominguez and prospects as a whole.

 

If all Dominguez ever does is match his minor league track record of .750 OPS, he can be a 3+ win player every year.

 

Pedro Feliz is a career .700 OPS hitter, and he provided 15 wins over a 7 year period prior to last because of his glove. He really doesn't have to hit much of his glove is what everyone in the world says it is.

 

And beyond that, as Benched said, he's super young, and he's been young for every level in the minors. There's a lot to like about him becoming, at worst, an average player.

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The fact is, we could be much better. There was a major lack of planning. Loria counted on Dom to be ready because he didn't want to spend anymore money. Dom isn't ready, which means we get a back up in a starter role. Something that happens way to frequently with this team due to lack of planning.

 

 

 

Dominguez may never be ready.

 

There is nothing in his minor league performances that indicates he will be a major leaguer hitter of any substance.

He's 20.

 

20 is the new 35.

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Donnie bleepin Murphy is going to hit a walk-off in the first game of the season.

 

 

 

Hopefully Donnie will be the starting third baseman.

Why in the world would you hope for this?

 

Closing our eyes to the problem at 3rd is stupid, and it's pretty obvious the team put all of its hope into Dominguez somehow being ready to start at the age of 20 in the majors, despite not playing above AA before (and not hitting well either). They should have at least explored trying to get someone as a free-agent (considering there were many cheap options) who could also start, just in case. Instead they decided Dominguez was the guy for some reason, and now we're stuck with either Bonifacio or Murphy at third, two players who are both below replacement level. That's not what we need right now.

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Is Baker really going to make the team? That would just be another dumb decision, at this point.

 

Dobbs makes a lot more sense for this team, right now. Left-handed hitter, been good in Spring Training, can play 3B and even has some experience at corner outfield. Bottom line is, Baker can't play a position, right now. Waste of a roster spot, specifically in the National League.

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Is Baker really going to make the team? That would just be another dumb decision, at this point.

 

Dobbs makes a lot more sense for this team, right now. Left-handed hitter, been good in Spring Training, can play 3B and even has some experience at corner outfield. Bottom line is, Baker can't play a position, right now. Waste of a roster spot, specifically in the National League.

 

 

 

Baker will be on the roster when he can catch.

 

If Dobbs does not make the team, the FO is completely clueless.

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Is Baker really going to make the team? That would just be another dumb decision, at this point.

 

Dobbs makes a lot more sense for this team, right now. Left-handed hitter, been good in Spring Training, can play 3B and even has some experience at corner outfield. Bottom line is, Baker can't play a position, right now. Waste of a roster spot, specifically in the National League.

 

 

 

Baker will be on the roster when he can catch.

 

If Dobbs does not make the team, the FO is completely clueless.

 

Everybody here forgets : Edwin will be granted his wish, and Bonifacio will be an everyday player. How comforting!

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:rolleyes:

 

Stanton hurt. Vasquez hurt. Cogs hurt. Anibal hurt.

 

JJ, Ricky, Volstad all look terrible.

 

Hensley and Mujica look bad, Choate and Dunn look worse.

 

West same old slug. James is helpless.

 

Best pitching is by two guys who won't make the ml roster.

 

Defense sucks, Hanley has FIVE errors.

 

Hopefully, everything will turn around in the last two weeks before opening day.

 

Hope is a wonderful thing.

 

 

Team is looking very good.

 

Gaby looks ready for a better year than his rookie campaign.

 

Infante is excellent at 2B - with the glove and at the plate.

 

Hanley is Hanley, the best SS in the game.

 

Morrison looks much better in LF and brings his solid bat and high OBP to the batter's box.

 

If Coghlan is not ready, then Bonifacio and/or Wise aren't terrible.

 

Stanton looks more and more like a special, special player. He'll hit forty home runs by accident this year and there is no better defensive right fielder in the National League. He could be an all timer.

 

Buck is impressive and brings needed stability and experience to a key position.

 

Bench is serviceable with Helms and Dobbs and Boni and whomever and a catcher with Baker ready to return later in the year.

 

Pitching staff is good and deep with useful people in the minors ready to backfill when and if needed.

 

Nice club with the plenty of upside from the young pitchers and position players.

 

Obsession over third base should not deter fans from welcoming the coming season with considerable optimism.

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:rolleyes:

 

 

Stanton hurt. Vasquez hurt. Cogs hurt. Anibal hurt.

 

JJ, Ricky, Volstad all look terrible.

 

Hensley and Mujica look bad, Choate and Dunn look worse.

 

West same old slug. James is helpless.

 

Best pitching is by two guys who won't make the ml roster.

 

Defense sucks, Hanley has FIVE errors.

 

Hopefully, everything will turn around in the last two weeks before opening day.

 

Hope is a wonderful thing.

 

 

Team is looking very good.

 

Gaby looks ready for a better year than his rookie campaign.

 

Infante is excellent at 2B - with the glove and at the plate.

 

Hanley is Hanley, the best SS in the game.

 

Morrison looks much better in LF and brings his solid bat and high OBP to the batter's box.

 

If Coghlan is not ready, then Bonifacio and/or Wise aren't terrible.

 

Stanton looks more and more like a special, special player. He'll hit forty home runs by accident this year and there is no better defensive right fielder in the National League. He could be an all timer.

 

Buck is impressive and brings needed stability and experience to a key position.

 

Bench is serviceable with Helms and Dobbs and Boni and whomever and a catcher with Baker ready to return later in the year.

 

Pitching staff is good and deep with useful people in the minors ready to backfill when and if needed.

 

Nice club with the plenty of upside from the young pitchers and position players.

 

Obsession over third base should not deter fans from welcoming the coming season with considerable optimism.

 

 

OUCH! :lol

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Name a better one.

 

And not, "I am afraid of running into the fence" Heyward.

 

 

Off the top of my head, Justin Upton, Andres Torres, and Jay Bruce are all head and shoulders better. Heyward is probably better as well.

 

He's pretty good, and he really came on toward the end of the year, but it's hyperbole to say he's the best in the League.

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