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  1. RBM

    Payroll update

    ...and I really like how you‘ve come around on Luis Rengifo in the past two months!
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    The Eppler way?

    He obviously wants to win now. It’s interesting because two of the four new players you mentioned were on a 97 win team last year and another was on a 91 win team. One of baseball’s beautiful reminders is the principle that the whole is greater than the sum of it’s parts. Think 2002 Angels. This team Eppler put together will compete if healthy.
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    What's up with all these 1-year deals?

    Good news! You are wrong... The payroll is not the same as three years ago. See the attached - $160 M in 2017. For 2019 we are already at $175 M even if we do nothing else. https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/heres-every-mlb-teams-opening-day-payroll-for-2017/amp/
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    Ohtani DH question

    Did Ohtani hit lefties better at the end of the season? His splits for the year were not good at all. LHP .222 / .300 / .354 / .654 / 2 HR RHP .313 / .387 / .656 / 1.043 / 20 HR Justin Bour is also not good against LHP's and Pujols is equally good/bad against both. It could present a lineup flaw against LHP's so I think they could use a solid right handed hitting 4th outfielder who could spell Ohtani/Bour/Calhoun against LHP’s.
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    What's up with all these 1-year deals?

    Looking at the roster in November we needed 2 starting pitchers, a catcher, bullpen help and a plan for 1B. Eppler did all of this. Will it pan out? Time will tell but I think these signings put us in a good place to start the season and we are better off than if we had only adressed a couple of the holes with higher priced, multi year contracts.
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    Payroll update

    Got it. So I’m guessing Eppler’s probably done for now. I like what he’s done this offseason - addition without subtraction.
  7. RBM

    Payroll update

    Does this include the arbitration increases?
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    Sonny Gray about to be traded

    If we add another arm I would pass on Sonny Gray and look at Clay Buchholz. I think he has big upside. I'm not sure what kind of deal he is expecting but based on his injuries we may be able to get him on the cheap.
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    Fletcher versus Ward

    I really think Cozart will be at 3B and Fletcher at 2B. It’s a better defensive fit for the team. La Stella will probably be the left handed bat off the bench and a spot starter at 2B or 3B. Ward will probably be in SLC.
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    lol A's (Kyler Murray)

    Murray will give the NFL a go. Football is the way to go for a QB drafted in the 1st round. Remember, Tebow was drafted with the 25th pick in 2010 and made $9.6 M in his three years. The difference here is Murray could be a difference maker in either sport and Tebow was, well, Tebow. I’ll be rooting for Murray in the NFL.
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    Fletcher versus Ward

    I think we start the season with Fletcher at 2B, Cozart at 3B and Ward in AAA. We finish the season with Fletcher at 3B, Rengifo at 2B and Ward in AAA or traded.
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    One Bold Idea....

    Interesting. I like this deal for the Angels but I don’t think the Padres are ready to let go of Wil Myers. Also, they would need to be ok increasing their 2019 payroll by about $18.5 M.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    I think Lowrie ends up at 3B and Frazier moves to 1B unless they can talk Cano into moving to 1B with Lowrie taking 2B. McNeil will be the UIF. Interesting offseason fot the Mets.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    LeBlanc and Lucroy WAR may = Grandal WAR.
  15. You’re right, great point. They will all start at AAA. Even if the teams think a prospect is MLB ready to start the year they keep them at AAA for a few weeks to get an extra year of service time. The Braves did it last year with Ronald Acuna and the Cubs did it with Kris Bryant in 2015. The Blue Jays will probably do it with Vladi Jr. this year. If they start him in AAA for a few weeks they get an extra year of control.