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    Sticky: . Chris Bassitt called up to "compete" with...

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    Chris Bassitt called up to "compete" with Carroll.

    Fastballs with funky body and arm motion from 89-96 mph, including one with screwball motion at around 91-mph, 80-85-mph slider with bite,...
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    Sticky: . I'd be shocked if the Braves weren't looking...

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    I'd be shocked if the Braves weren't looking for an All-Star in exchange for a catcher that's hit more than 20 HRs in each of the last two years.

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    . Are the Cubs destined for greatness???? ...

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    Are the Cubs destined for greatness????

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/mlb/phil-rogers-cubs-adding-prospect-jorge-soler-to-display-case?ymd=20140826&content_id=91557982&vkey=news_mlb
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    Sticky: . Why does this guy lead the league in PAs and...

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    Why does this guy lead the league in PAs and ABs, but only have 42 RBIs after 124 GPs? You're gonna pay possibly $14 million a year for THAT?

    Far more interesting is Chris Davis. After 53...
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    Sticky: . Almost no one skips AA. That tells me a...

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    Almost no one skips AA. That tells me a gentlemens' agreement is in force for him to be in the Big Show this year.

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    Sticky: . Won't happen. Everyone is terrified of...

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    Won't happen. Everyone is terrified of ending up like the Phillies.

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    Sticky: . Not sure if Noesi, Volquez and Peavy at the...

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    Not sure if Noesi, Volquez and Peavy at the end of the rotation gets us into next year's playoffs, but it would be an improvement.

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    Sticky: . My prediction is that we get Volquez, Peavy,...

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    My prediction is that we get Volquez, Peavy, Liriano, and Rasmus as our off-season free agents.

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    Sticky: . I would insist on Joe Hardy AND Lola. .

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    I would insist on Joe Hardy AND Lola.

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    Sticky: . Looks like they've given up on him as a 3rd...

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    Looks like they've given up on him as a 3rd baseman. Pity.

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    Sticky: . Staff ERA under Nieto: 5.71 Staff ERA...

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    Staff ERA under Nieto: 5.71

    Staff ERA under Rivera: 2.81

    The same Rivera with an OPS higher than Salty or Jason Castro.

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    Sticky: . ...You have a better option for less than $8...

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    ...You have a better option for less than $8 million a year or giving up Avisail?

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    Sticky: . I say trade for Rene Rivera of the Friars,...

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    I say trade for Rene Rivera of the Friars, and dump the Flower.

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  14. Thread: Trade Deadline

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    . I'd like to pick up Randall Delgado. The...

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    I'd like to pick up Randall Delgado. The Snakes don't seem interested in him anymore.

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    Sticky: . Let's wait for the off-season, when we cut...

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    Let's wait for the off-season, when we cut ties with Dunn, Konerko, Viciendo, DeAza, Flowers, Guerra, Belisario, Lindstrom, Beckham, Paulino, Surkamp, Boggs, Hanson, Tuiasosopo, Veal, and Wang....
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    It reminded me of Kevin Costner saying to Shoeless Joe, "Here comes my curveball, see if you can hit it".

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    Sticky: . Cueto asks for $24 million a year, "settles"...

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    Cueto asks for $24 million a year, "settles" for $22 million a year for 6-7 years. We get Volquez and Liriano.

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    Sticky: . Rene Rivera of the Friars is gaining an...

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    Rene Rivera of the Friars is gaining an extraordinary reputation for defense and low staff ERA under him. OPS of .744 isn't bad for a catcher.

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    Sticky: . Maikel Cleto is back; I love this guy's...

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    Maikel Cleto is back; I love this guy's splits:

    At home (Charlotte) batters are hitting .381 off him, but on the road .178.

    He went through stretches earlier this year with both the Sox...
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    Sticky: . We AREN'T going to make the playoffs. ...

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    We AREN'T going to make the playoffs. Lindstrom is a free agent and won't be re-signed. Belisario is a free agent and should have been flushed long ago. Jones' injuries are so severe he's...
  21. Thread: Trade Deadline

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    . Sox musta concluded it would cost more than...

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    Sox musta concluded it would cost more than $14 million a year to acquire a free agent to replaced Danks as the number 3 starter, and hence pulled him off the market. That's scary.

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    Trade Deadline

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    The Cards get Lackey and a weird contract, that says he plays next year for the MLB minimum because he missed the 2012 season with the Red Sox.

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    Sticky: . Tommy John on top of back surgery? He's...

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    Tommy John on top of back surgery? He's gone for all of next year. What a loss; a genuine 4-pitch hard thrower I was assuming would go to the next winter leagues and become a starter.

    The...
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    Sticky: . Our second round draft choice, Spencer...

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    Our second round draft choice, Spencer Adams, looked just as good: http://www.baseball-reference.com/minors/player.cgi?id=adams-002spe

    Third-rounder Jace Fry:...
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    Sticky: . Take a shot for less money and years on...

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    Take a shot for less money and years on Colby Rasmus, as a left-fielder, and never playing against lefties.

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