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Travis Sawchik
12:59
Sano (good), Buxton (bad), Springer (good), Lindor with power? (Exit velo is up ... very goo), Bundy with a cutter (good)
Erik
12:59
Byron Buxton has already cost his team 0.4 wins. (Yet they're somehow 5-1!) How much longer can he keep up these struggles before he gets sent down again? Does he still count as being rushed to the big leagues at this point?
Travis Sawchik
12:59
It seems like Buxton has been jerked around a little bit in development. He's also making swing changes. But I'm not sure how much that explains his K issues
Something to root for?
1:00
Which of the following Reds players who probably won’t be there when the rebuld is compete might have decent value at trade deadline with a good first half performance – Cingrani, Feldman, Storen, Wood, Turner, Barnhart, Gennett, Suarez, Kivlehan, Schebler.
Travis Sawchik
1:02
I'd be curious to see what Cingrain could do if he develops a second pitch ... not sure there's a ton of great returns to be had there
trigger finger
1:02
at what point in the season do you think stats have more or less settled and these players are who they are? I'm debating dropping aaron judge for a hotter bat, but I am not sure if he will rebound or not.
Travis Sawchik
1:03
Judge hasn't been having terrible at bats, and he was better this spring in regard to contact, so it's wise to be patient
Minty
1:03
While he hasn't been great overall this first week, is this the year Gallo finally gets a chance to stay up at 1B or LF?
Travis Sawchik
1:03
Let's let Gallo be something between Adam Dunn and Russell Branyan for a full season
jon
1:04
Jason Heyward, back from the dead.
Travis Sawchik
1:04
Maybe!
Q-Ball
1:05
Heyward scalded 5 balls yesterday, all 100 mph or over, with 3 hits robbed by Brewers. He has struck out only once in first 23 PAs. Think he's fixed?
Travis Sawchik
1:05
Another early-season thing to follow
Moltar
1:07
Are you as confused as I am about the Dodgers and Urias? Why is he starting in AAA if they're so concerned about saving his arm? If they wanted to conserve innings, why not have him not throw in spring training at all and just ramp up in extended spring? otherwise might as well get what they can from him in the majors while they can.
Travis Sawchik
1:08
Yeah, I don't understand why teams worried about innings have the said arm on the same timetable as other arms. Why not start him in May? Same thing with Strasburg and the infamous innings limit back in 2012... Sept/Oct availability is more important than April
Hakeem
1:08
Would you drop Jose Reyes to simply hold on to, and stash Conforto with the hopes of Conforto FINALLY getting proper PT - even if it means waiting a month or two?
Travis Sawchik
1:08
Yes. Skills over role/current PT
Paul
1:09
Andruw Jones put up 60.9 fWAR through his age-29 season. He would go on to put up 6.2 more.
Travis Sawchik
1:09
That's an Aging cliff not a curve. Is McCutchen similar?
LegalEagle
1:09
Would the Dodgers even realistically be involved in Otani or Harper given their price tag? Wouldn't seem like something the front office would do.
Travis Sawchik
1:10
Oh I think so. It's about spending on what a player will do not what he's done. And these will be free agents in their early-to-mid 20s not 30-somethings .... Dodgers will have plenty to spend
Lars
1:10
Was it ever announced which team August Fagerstrom went to work for?
Travis Sawchik
1:11
Nope. And I can't tell you
Reginald Denton III
1:11
Is Mark Reynolds worth a roll of the dice while Desmond is injured? I have Hosmer and J. Bell as options at 1B and wouldn't mind a boost there.
Travis Sawchik
1:11
When he's playing at home, sure
Josiah
1:12
Urias isn't at AAA. He's at extended spring training.
Travis Sawchik
1:12
I guess I need to check on this
Snuds
1:12
Which side of this trade do you like Lindor/Puig or Segura, Gomez & Price?
Travis Sawchik
1:12
The side Lindor is on every time ... And Puig has some upside now that he's trying to elevate the ball more often
Connie Mac N' Cheese
1:13
How worried should the Nationals be about Turner's injury?
Travis Sawchik
1:13
It's wait-and-see at this point
GERB
1:13
Thoughts on what we've seen of Brantley so far? I'm a little concerned
Travis Sawchik
1:14
Michael? He's had some nice swings and he's hit 100 mph exit velo.
Babe Lincoln
1:14
Re the increase in 3 true outcomes: we may eventually need to start reducing how much we (quantitatively) value defense, right?
Travis Sawchik
1:15
Yeah, if the trends continue, sure. Fewer balls in play make defenders less valuable. Maybe the Orioles are just ahead of everyone on this
Terry's Sarape
1:15
Steve Carlton in 1980 was the last 300 inning pitcher - will we ever see another one? Will 200 innings be hard to reach as well?
Travis Sawchik
1:16
Ever is a long time. It seems impossible to think of right now
Murdoc
1:16
Did you see the 60 Minutes feature on Otani? If so, what were your takeaways?
Travis Sawchik
1:17
I haven't. I DVR'd 60 minutes and I think the Masters ran long ... I will try to find it
JKD
1:17
Regarding BABIP: I am a Nats fan and, obviously, worried a little bit about the bullpen. They've allowed a .371 BABIP so far. So, yeah, it's a thing to look at.
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