Oh, in-season moves. Sorry. They made a bunch of small deals for the bullpen, but where was the lineup hole so large for a big deal? I had no beef with that this year. Their internal pitching solutions worked well. So did Bader and O'Neill adding some outfield life. Maybe this team claims Daniel Murphy if it knee Wong would keep breaking down.
Before the last season. If was over and everybody knew it.
Right, I said Garcia is the better fielder. But so is Gyorko, who can hit. So keep Gyorko as a utility guy, keep Munoz as a utility guy, bid Garcia adieu and get an everyday guy for third.
I could see the team making a couple of key additions. The guy wants to win. And, yes, the guy doesn't want to lose his talent base.
Yeah, mentioned that earlier. He stayed in the paint and let the shooter pick a spot. Come out, make the guy make a move and use your athleticism to play along the best you can.
Yeah, you better hit way better than that. Long line ahead.
No question the Brewers will be rubbed in the face of the Cards management team all offseason. And rightfully so. Yelich and Cain transformed that team. Moustakas was a nice late add too.
We have a lot of people in here trying to complain about stuff.
According to folks in the chat, he is a hot topic. That team is in funny spot out there, with some big, big decisions to make.
Look, his elbow is pretty much shot. It's not completely shot, or else he would have retired rather than Tommy Johning it again. But he was able to pitch OK at the end of the year after some rest and rehab. So he might have some innings left for next season. Given the depth this team has with pitching but the need it has to give some guys development time, that could make sense as he transitions toward an off-field role.
Again, Allen in 2016-17 was fine. Good in the regular season, great in the playoffs.
Reyes is on the team if healthy. The other guys are competing.
Those are some bad contracts! I wouldn't touch Davis. Melancon might be toast too. Cano might have a bit left, but where do you play him?
Sure, maybe some day those Cards you mention could be stars. But to compare WAR ratings with small sample sizes only makes the whole WAR metric even more questionable.
Yeah, but if you fall from contention and you are paying a ton to a guy who doesn't drive attendance, that is a problem. That contract prevents the Diamondbacks from doing other things.
Yes, they practice enough. By now guys are either good fielders or they aren't. They can work on things, yes, but now many guys are transformed as fielders with extra work at the big league level.
But it's not that easy to add name players, since there is so much money in the game. Teams can afford to keep guys longer and fewer really exciting players end up in free agency. But I agree about ticket sales, DeWitt can expect revenues to decline.
So far, that is who he is. Can he become more? He needs more evolution as a hitter to get there.
Yes, they all count. But drawing broad conclusions are one game is silly. Ask the Sharks about that. Or Vegas.
I agree, as I detailed earlier.