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  1. It’s really going to be odd if LaStella is sitting all the time considering how he hit last year (if that continues). Not sure why they haven't given him some kind of chance at 1B yet. All-star and back to a platoon player from one year to the next.
  2. Adams could be smart for them if theyre considering Mookie doesn’t stay passed this year. Would need a stopgap for a few years though
  3. Guess is it is Stripling due to the question marks around his health. Think it could mean Sandoval or Soriano moving to add back to their depth.
  4. It was 100% Arte driven. A person in the FO told me Billy spent the weekend trying to dissuade Arte.
  5. No doubt Simmons is the best and smartest defender in our infield.. however, when we think about modern roster construction, it’s hard to continue to carry three infield regulars (not including catcher) that aren’t likely to slug .400+ (Fletch, Simmons, Rengifo). Now, obviously there’s arguments favorable to each (Simmons the defense, Rengifo the offensive ceiling and low salary, and Fletch the best mix of the two with low salary), but it seems like one of them will need to be decided on in the next year to move (or let walk in Simmons case). Let’s not forget that La Stella could regress to a borderline .400 SLG, as well (as in 4 of his 6 seasons). As Jeff said, Andrelton restructuring and continuing to play on the cheap makes it worth our while, but with the opportunities we have within the organization from a young MLB player base, it also makes plenty of sense to go in a different direction given the cost difference. That money could be spent upgrading at catcher, or pouring even more money into pitching as a safety blanket.
  6. There was a game about 1.5-2 weeks ago where Ohtani hit a weak grounder about half way to third and got thrown out only because he didnt run full speed (ball was bobbled iirc). Gubi/Victor even called it out that they didnt know what he was doing. I think this does speak to a larger attitude he has right now.
  7. Really missing La Stella’s bat right now.. Upton’s terrible offensive numbers in July were brought up enough, so here’s a couple others that really need to get going again: July: Simmons : .225 BA / .608 OPS Rengifo : .239 BA / .685 OPS
  8. Greinke + Ray > Cole. Perhaps not in performance, but based on ability to address the need sooner, and expected outcomes. If we make no impact acquisition now, and lose out on Cole, which is a good possibility, then what? More Cahill’s and Harvey’s? I’m more curious if Arte would sign off on bringing Greinke back again.
  9. Sounds like we’ll be getting swept by the cholos Let’s hope this is a bounce back for Pena, and Barria proves himself
  10. In the 5 games since ASG, he’s been batting .368 w/ OPS over 1.000+ and 11 RBI so i’d give at least 1/4th the concern..