Recent content by chawson

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    Red Sox DFA Ryan Weber and call up Michael Chavis.

    Maybe whatever he’s figured out the last five games works for a bit. I’d think it’s the last chance to showcase him as a possibly usable major leaguer (and not a project) before a trade.
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    The Red Sox ARE good. So now what?

    Spitballing here, but I could see a package like Dalbec, one of Potts/Arroyo/Chavis, and one of Groome/Ward/Bello or two of Politi/German/Feltman. The Nats have the worst system in baseball and even though Scherzer is a $10M rental, I could see them wanting quantity if they’re not going to get a...
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    Three True Outcomes, The Bobby Dalbec Thread.

    Cron’s had a rough few weeks since returning from the IL (lower back strain) but he was fantastic before that. Through May 5: .290/.394./.495, 133 wRC+ in 109 PA May 18-June 11: .186/.284/.271, 47 wRC+ in 67 PA He’s had some bad luck and launch angle issues lately, but his EV has been just as...
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    Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Worcester.

    Time for a Franchy update: He’s now hitting .435/.480/.826 for a 1.306 OPS since being sent down on 5/27. He’s 12 for his last 22, with, three doubles, two homers, two walks and one strikeout. Importantly, Cordero’s K rate in Worcester is 20%. Milwaukee’s Keston Hiura, who could be seen as a...
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    Knight Xander Bogaerts of the Order of Orange-Nassau

    That’s fair. I had thought Downs was limited at short but that’s a good solution if the bat is there.
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    The Red Sox ARE good. So now what?

    Don’t bite my head off, but this prospect surplus may interest the cellar-dwelling team with the worst minor league system in baseball, who currently employ a 3-time Cy Young winner who’ll soon be looking for a smart organization to finish his Hall of Fame career.
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    Knight Xander Bogaerts of the Order of Orange-Nassau

    You’re right. But that also seems universally true of anyone at this point. A year ago, Story and Seager all seemed (to me) like upgrades to Bogaerts on both sides of the ball. Since then, Lindor’s offensive baseline has substantially diminished; Seager’s ground ball rate spiked and defense...
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    PTBNLs named in Benintendi/Cordero trade

    Missing from all this is that Benintendi still can’t hit lefties at all, making him functionally a platoon player. He’s got a .520 OPS against them this season, which is even worse than he hit them for us. The Royals are a good team for him to hide that weakness. The AL Central only has four...
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    Three True Outcomes, The Bobby Dalbec Thread.

    Cron is the ideal, but he should have a lot of suitors at that salary and production. I’d send them Chavis or Groome in a heartbeat. Cabrera should cost much less. I could get down with his Howie Kendrick impression this year, and that kind of veteran presence might be helpful in a pennant...
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    Three True Outcomes, The Bobby Dalbec Thread.

    There’s a remarkable absence of references to Wily Mo Peña in this thread if you think about it. I think Dalbec should make an excellent trade chip at the deadline. Casas should be ready next summer and has a much better hit tool that should keep his average up even if the power doesn’t play...
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    Workman called up, Brewer DFAd

    Would placing Mata on the 60-day IL effectively add him to the major league roster in some way that affects his service time? I’m unclear on this. If so, maybe it’s Bazardo to the 60-? I’m kinda surprised Workman’s here when Brasier and Sale, plus potential other additions, are a couple months...
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    Workman called up, Brewer DFAd

    The pen is 3rd in the AL in fWAR and FIP on the season. A little more middle of the pack this past month, but that’s mostly on bad outings from Brice, Brewer and Andriese (and that one bad Whitlock outing). Barnes, Ottavino, Valdez, Taylor, Hernandez and Sawamura have all been quite good this...
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    Red Sox sign Marwin Gonzalez (1 year, 3 mil)

    Marwin’s been one of the most shift-affected hitters in the league this year, at least as a LHH. Statcast has him underperforming his wOBA by .84 points. That would be third-“unluckiest” among regulars except it’s misleading to call it unlucky — he just keeps hitting right into the shift. He’s...
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    Franchy Cordero to Triple-A Worcester.

    He’s right. View: https://twitter.com/redsoxstats/status/1398782496439951363?s=21
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    PTBNLs named in Benintendi/Cordero trade

    It’s mentioned upthread, but Cordero’s demotion may result in an extra year of control too. Re the PTBNLs, it should be in the next couple weeks. On the Mets, the range of prospects roughly matching #7 Khalil Lee has been narrowed some. RHP Matthew Allan (their #3 according to FanGraphs)...