Name I keep coming back to: Drew Smyly Would also consider Martin Perez for this role, because I believe if/when he moves to the pen he can be a real asset out there.
I don’t know. I think you have go to into the season with four experienced MLB guys and the winner of the spring battle (LT/BG/RD/DS) taking Pineda’s turn. Anything less is leaving too much to chance for a 101-win team. Just my opinion.
Hard to say. Is it likely that trio can give you 200 innings, let alone more if you’re asking them to cover Pineda’s suspension too? You can only add players of this caliber in the winter and it’s easy to go veteran -> kid. It’s much worse to go kid -> kid -> kid
@Brandon_Warne I don’t think it’s about value in those innings as much as it’s about marginal value over the base case. If Procello gives up 1.60 HR/9 as he has in 2 of the last 3 seasons, how much marginal value over Smeltzer/Thorpe/Dobnak is that? I don’t think it’s enough.
Yep. Only questions are his NTC — and if the 2019 (full) or 2020 (12 teams) rules apply — and if the traditionally risk-averse Twins FO will jump at a guy who is 33 with four years left on his deal.
Seems like Darvish is more likely but no reason not to be open minded.
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Written it a few times but they really should go into next season with winner of Dobnak/Smeltzer/Graterol filling in for Pineda but ultimately being starters 6-7-8. Not uncommon to need 30 starts a season (total) outside your top 5 guys.
Something people aren’t talking about enough: how many innings you can sign up for with Rick Porcello and Julio Teheran. There’s value in that.
Most starts with at least six innings pitched since 2017 — AL pitchers: • 82 - Justin Verlander • 62 - RICK PORCELLO • 59 - Chris Sale • 58 - Trevor Bauer • 56 - José Berríos • 55 - Masahiro Tanaka • 55 - Corey Kluber
Yep. I can envision two potentially good scenarios (just thoughtsicles not inside info): Bumgarner/Shaw Keuchel/Donaldson I think both would be solid, but the cost definitely wouldn’t be the same.
As expected, Oklahoma is in the College Football Playoff at No. 4. That means Baylor heads to the Sugar Bowl. The Alamo Bowl should be selecting between Texas and Kansas State, which then has some effects down the line. You'd think they'd want the Longhorns, but we'll see.