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  1. they didn't even have a back of the rotation last year with 3 guys getting them 435 of their starter innings and 13 other guys giving them 370. their opportunities to improve the top of the rotation for 2019 were slim to none for 2019. Unless of course you consider Keuchel a top of the rotation guy which I don't. So once Corbin got paid about 30 mil more than he should have it's a moot point. You can win without a dominant rotation. It's the one area where you can be solid/good and still get to the playoffs and go deep. But it sure as hell helps to have at least one guy that is a true ace. I think that will be the last piece of the puzzle for the halos. Once they shore up a few positions on offense and get Ohtani back healthy as well as solidify the pen, they'll make that trade for a truly dominant starter. I can also see them signing one in the next couple of years as well. But that #1 guy will be something we do prior to 2021 or maybe 2022. They're not going to do it before a few of their prospects get going though. It would be nice if our system could produce a dominant starter though. When's the last time that happened? Weaver?
  2. I think the pen is gonna be fine.
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    Yusei Kikuchi

    first contract japanese pitchers have a pretty solid success rate. I think 5/60 with an arb opt in is pretty accurate considering that he's entering his age 28 season. We might even see a 4 yr term for him around 50m. this has to be our guy right now. It would actually surprise me if we don't get him.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    the way the draft is structured these days and the way the Halos use their pool, the second round pick becomes very important because of the amount of money you lose if you don't have it. It's a big reason why they've been successful at getting high upside players or having that extra flexibility if you need to pay your first or third round pick over slot. It's not a huge deal but I am sure they have a bunch of math on this they've done behind the scenes to calculate the type of player it's worth doing it for.
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    Bryce Harper to the Dodgers?

    I think our new AW mascot should be an elephant eating a Banana. btw, did Scotty use the term 'japs'?
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    Angels sign Cozart to 3-year deal

    bump. 1yr anniversary tomorrow.
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    Bryce Harper to the Dodgers?

    1 yr ago tomorrow, we signed Zack Cozart
  8. Skaggs, Heaney and Barria pitched about 435 innings last year to an ERA of about 3.90. so that leaves about 370 ip to replace although we probably need to get about another 75 innings or so on top of that in order to make the entire group more effective. They had a 4.86 ERA in those 370 ip. the above trio avg'd about 145ip each. If we had another two starters who did the same, that would put us around 725. That's still not enough from your top 5. If we got the innings up to about 880 and the era down to about 4.00, that would mean about 35-40 fewer runs from our starters than the previous year. Putting us firmly in the middle of the pack. Not only do we need two starters that can share that load, but we need our depth to pitch much better. Guys like Pena, Trop, Canning and Suarez. We had 16 players make starts last year. That number needs to be cut in half. I really do think that our offense will be improved next year even though the additions have been underwhelming. and I think our pen will be improved as well - especially if they aren't overworked.
  9. no one is pretending to be happy about our current rotation.
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    Bryce Harper to the Dodgers?

    I never said you did. I'm not arguing with you.
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    Bryce Harper to the Dodgers?

    only anti-semites say stuff like that.
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    Bryce Harper to the Dodgers?

    the big things that those three franchises (and the cubs) did a few years back was to go hard after the international market players before the rules changed as well as keep their prospects. The reason it makes sense for them to sign a Harper or Machado etc is that they kept guys like Betts, Bogaerts, Bradley, Bellinger, Seager, Beuhler, Severino, Andujar, Judge, Sanchez, Torres, etc. Now they are filling in or did fill in around them. None of them purchased good teams.
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    Bryce Harper to the Dodgers?

    the other reason this could work out in our favor is if Harper took less to sign with the Dogs than going with a team like the White Sox then it may set the bar a little lower for what we need to beat in order to keep Trout. Frankly, I am more interested in the terms than I am the team.
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    2018 Hot Stove League

    Bellinger is a plus CFer but that still doesn't offset Realmuto's value at the C position. The big difference is the 5 vs. 2 years of control. Also, Relamuto is probably around his max in terms of where he's gonna be from a production standpoint whereas Bellinger is entering his age 23 season and could actually get better. I wouldn't make that trade.
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    Bryce Harper to the Dodgers?

    we should sign Hunter Strickland