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  1. I've read some ideas that teams will not have a full 60 player pool to start off with so they have room to add players without having to release anyone and subjecting them to waivers. It would also let you basically trade anyone because you could add someone to the 60 man at any time. Any idea if teams are planning on doing this? I suppose we'll find out tomorrow.
  2. The answer to #2 depends on #1 except then Adell would start in CF. Would not surprise me for Detmers to be training with the practice squad and get a chance to make the team if/when injuries happen. #4 and #5 would probably be answered by #6. Makes sense to have a 6 man and not overwork anyone. Teams with a true Ace might go with a 4 man rotation to get their studs as many starts as possible. #7 depends on what happens during "spring" training. Probably carry more pitchers and not let starters go too deep. #8 Maddon will do what needs to do to win. #9 I can see teams that aren't looking to compete shed payroll. Maybe the Tigers look to move Boyd or the Rockies move Jon Gray. #10 really depends on who is in and who is out. Answer goes back to teams shedding payroll if they are out of it. Teams also might just hold at that point for the comp pick.
  3. The players have no incentive to agree to a deal unless they get paid more than the amount they'd get from a 48 game season and full-prorated salary. The 72 game @ 70% guaranteed pays them approximately 48-49 games worth so why would the players agree to play 24 more games for 1 game more salary? It would also come with expanded playoffs which would primarily benefit the owners. I was originally on the owners side because I just wanted baseball back but with the 48 game baseline, I support the players because the owners have not made any effort to improve the money the players would get in any of their proposals. They are negotiating in bad faith because they have not come off of their original position at all.
  4. He played 159 games as a 23 year old and then played between 145-154 for the next 7 seasons before playing 63 last year. It would be unrealistic to think he’d play 162 in his age 32 season. It’s less than a day off every 2 weeks. For a guy with 2 PRP injections within the last 18 months, him playing 150-155 would be great. Letting a combination of Fletcher, La Stella, Goodwin, Rengifo, and Adell play 12 more games so Upton stays fresh and healthy (as a 32 year old) isn’t going to ruin the season.
  5. Thanks for providing the data I’d been looking for. I agree that we’ll be able to get more starts from our better pitchers this season but you still only have 162 games to amass those innings. We have a plethora of guys who will be able to contribute quality innings. There were 5 AL teams in the top 15 and 9 AL teams in the bottom 10. Bundy and Teheran averaged 5 1/3 IP per start last season so I’m not sure who we’re getting 7 inning starts from to boost the average. i think we have good pitching depth and we should be able to get a lot of starts from the top 8 guys we have but to boost the IP, starters have to go deeper in games, it’s not necessarily a bad thing but we don’t have guys that are going to throw 7 innings each start. Last season, we had issues getting starts out of the guys we had because there were constant injuries. This year, I think, we’ll have the starts covered but the biggest area to improve from the rotation will be having them pitch deeper into games.
  6. Only two teams had more IP from their starters last season, the Nationals and Mets. Here’s the top 5: 1. Mets 941.1 2. Nationals 938.2 3. Indians 930.1 4. Astros 907.1 5. Dodgers 893.2 6-11 were between 880 and 890. The Angels were dead last 20 innings behind the Rays at 680. It should probably be amended based on how often we used an opener last season (I’ve wanted to go back and see how many innings that would add to our “starters” but haven’t been bored enough to check). Getting up to 880 would be huge to help take pressure off the bullpen. The Giants were 16 at 849 IP so I think getting to 850 would be a good realistic goal.
  7. So he won’t be up for the first 5 games
  8. Pretty sure it was Barria that lost weight.
  9. I get that Arte has a history of acting like this but I don’t see why the Dodgers would have still done the trade. Their other trades changed their payroll and roster so the Angels trade wouldn’t have brought them under the threshold and they would still need to cut players they wouldn’t necessarily want to cut. By all accounts, the trade was originally in the Angels favor and the changes to the Sox/Twins trades took away the few positives for the Dodgers to move Pederson/Stripling to the Angels. Pujols, Wilson, Wells, and Hamilton are all examples of Arte getting in the way to the detriment of the club but I don’t think Arte can be the one to blame for this falling through. There’s just no way the Dodgers didn’t try to change the trade with the Angels giving up prospects or taking on money. Our payroll is already the highest it’s ever been and this move would have taken us pretty close to the tax line originally, I can’t blame Arte for not wanting to take on more money. If more info comes out to place the blame on Arte, I’ll gladly shift the blame to his shoulders but right now, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt from looking at the trade from the Dodgers’ perspective and why they would even do it in the first place.
  10. I don’t think the trade would have taken the Dodgers under the tax line anymore so it makes sense the Dodgers would change things.
  11. If we were willing to trade two top 10 prospects, we’d have Kluber.
  12. Giving up Adams is a fair deal. As long as we don’t give up Adell or Marsh, we come out on top.
  13. You should probably get really upset about it before all the details are out.
  14. Stripling (and Andriese FWIW) was over 50% GB last season which was about top 20 for starters. Anybody know if we have good infield defense?