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  1. Buttercup

    How is this possible?

    Catchers like Stassi and Grandal could lose a lot of value if/when balls and strikes are called by computers.
  2. Buttercup

    How is this possible?

    I believe fangraphs recently introduced pitch framing to its catcher WAR evaluation. BR doesn’t include framing. Which is a huge difference.
  3. Buttercup

    How is this possible?

    Scioscia use to work with the catchers. Just saying...
  4. Or if you work in retail, food, barbers, mailmen, teachers... damn, it’s going to be hard for Albert to find work after he’s done DHing. It’s the only job he can qualify for and he barely can do that. He can’t even stand long enough for the de facto retirement job, Walmart greeter
  5. Buttercup

    More teams jump in on Harper bid

    And what about keeping Ohtani around? I realize it’s a few years out but the longer you wait the more expensive he may become. If he can be healthy, which is a big if still. He may break Trouts (upcoming) record for highest annual salary. It’s a long ways out but I’m sure the front office is thinking that far ahead when looking at Harper and Trout contracts.
  6. Buttercup

    Crisis in Baseball

    At least some players are trying. It’s a long season “Major League Baseball has a Cocaine Problem” https://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_597b505ae4b02a4ebb75150b
  7. Buttercup

    Crisis in Baseball

    Youth is where it’s at in terms of production and value since steroid use went down. If they’d allow steroids you’d see bigger contracts as players wouldn’t degrade once they hit their early thirties.
  8. https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2018/12/mlb-working-toward-new-system-for-cuban-amateur-players.html It’ll be interesting to see how Eppler and Company employ this new possible stream of talent.
  9. It’s a left handed bat with potential for a good OBP
  10. Buttercup

    Phillies sign Cutch, 3yr, 50 mil

    I picture the negotiating going like this Klentak - “we’ll give you $40 million over three years” McCutcheon’s agent “even Mike Scioscia got 50 million...”
  11. If this happens Eppler better watch his back for future Angels GM Jeff Mathis. I hear he can really handle a roster
  12. Can’t. That would mean giving up a draft pick. Same goes for Keuchel and Grandal. Machado and Kikuchi are clear though I’m not sure where the sarcasm meets reality in what I said
  13. Buttercup

    Best way to improve team

    I’m not saying he would. I’m saying not everyone loves it in Southern California. I did a phone interview with Trout once. I totally froze. He definitely doesn’t want my opinion.
  14. Buttercup

    Best way to improve team

    I married a Jersey Girl. I’ve been under a lot of pressure to move... I guess I just see it as Trout has made a lot of money and is essentially guaranteed to make ludicrous money and get to choose where he wants to pay his taxes . I see only two reasons he absolutely stays. 1. He gets offered the largest contract in sports history and likes it here. 2. He gets offered the largest contract in sports history and is afraid of injury. Im not yet convinced he likes it that much here. I left SoCal because I found I liked NorCal better. And I was offered less money
  15. Buttercup

    Best way to improve team

    At those odds you can’t trade him. Coming from you Mr. Fletcher, that makes me sleep better. I’ll yield from signing a big two and suggest signing two starters and trading Skaggs.