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  1. Revad

    What's up with all these 1-year deals?

    What would Stoneman do? Seem to recall a few years of, "we really like the guys we have."
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    Craziness... 3 way trade idea?

    Because then you have the salary dollars to sign Harper? And a year of Arenado?
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    Fletcher versus Ward

    I'm not seeing it as a straight platoon, as others have pointed out La Stella to this point has been more of a part-time player/pinch hitter. Assuming Cozart plays second, I think Fletcher gets at least half the starts at third and also spells Cozart (who does seem to miss a lot of time) as well.
  4. Seems to me like Fletcher will get more opportunity in 2019, but what do you think? Which is on the roster opening day, and which player is more valuable overall?
  5. Yes I can see that but seems like Bour plus La Stella lefty roles could have been combined into a single player, leaving a roster spot for the younger guys. On the other hand it looks like on of Fletcher or Ward will be a starter and they can always shuffled back to AAA to take turns. Maybe when Pujols goes on the DL Thaiss will get a shot.
  6. Not only that but will likely see 13 pitchers to start the year so there's no room. I suppose Ward has a chance to open the season in the bigs if he beats out Fletcher. I'm still scratching my head about the Bour signing especially so early in the off-season- that's not going to help Ward or Thaiss get any time for MLB.
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    Bud Norris

    He made.$3 million last year, I imagine it would be around the same this year. Maybe 2 years $7-8 million for a multi-inning guy or closer if needed.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Plus the draft.pick
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Herrera may be a good sign for the White Sox, who will likely trade him this year. Spend maybe $5 million in salary before they trade the other $13 million on his contract and come away with prospects. Not sure they really need a closer this year.
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    Bud Norris

    I recall heading something about his attitude here on AW when he was with us, though I thought it was.pretty cool when he volunteered to start at the end of 2017 after pitching in relief for the whole season. I think it cost him some incentive money. Last year with the Cards though: If getting Norris meant we could also take some.flyers or.pick up offensive help I guess I'd be ok with it. Need a closer.
  11. I'd give him two years max to make the playoffs. What he's accomplished will definitely help the Angels for years to come, but I agree we now need a more aggressive stance to upgrading the major league team.. I'm afraid this off-season may be sunk, there's plenty of talent out there still but I'd hoped to see an big acquisition at catcher and one big pitcher and it doesn't look likely at this point. What I wrote back around September was we'd have one major and one minor or mid-level FA signing and one major trade, with plenty of little adds. I based that on expecting up and approve the plan out of respect for Pujols and Trout as time may be running out. Feels a bit like Billy's just rounding out the roster and waiting for the trade deadline which isn't a terrible strategy. If we're somehow in it, add and if not pick up some prospects. But this has to be the last year of that from my perspective, even if it means overpaying a bit for key parts. I do wonder if I'd be gripping if we'd overpaid for Corbin, or what my reaction would be if we signed Kimbrel. Somewhere theres a balance but I'm feeling underwhelmed by Eppler's recent performance.
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    Bud Norris

    Will it come down to that point where Norris as closer has to be considered as an option? I guess I mean are we at that point now with Kimbrel too expensive, Ottavino's market extremely competitive and not much left in FA closer after that. Norris may not be the best clubhouse guy and may be prone to a grand slam here or there but he does have closing experience plus can do a multi-inning role of needed.
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    The Kikuchi Thread

    Five years is enough time to recover from shoulder surgery, I think. Actually I’d feel better with an option for a sixth year to increase the chances of three healthy years. Could the Original Ryu contract with the Dodgers be a model?
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    FA Flashback

    It’s risky I agree, would Happ for 2 years at $23m be better? I just think Chatwood could turn it around, pure hunch.
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    FA Flashback

    I’d do a buy low on Chatwood salary dump if the Cubs would take $4-5 million of the 2019 salary. It’s only two years with $12.5 in ‘19 and $13 in $20. Still has that upside so I think it’s worth the gamble.