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  1. Sure, if we gave him away for free, *maybe* some...

    Sure, if we gave him away for free, *maybe* some team would pick him out of the dozen similar talented AAA players to give a shot to. But that's about it.
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    You mean how long did it take for someone to...

    You mean how long did it take for someone to write a book and the fans noticed that OBP had caught on?

    But regardless, this isn't 1980s baseball. The front offices are exponentially smaller, and...
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    Bill James projections are terribly high for...

    Bill James projections are terribly high for everyone, every year. Every single fan base goes through this every year for the last few, it seems.
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    Sticky: That's pretty trivial for a statistician to check...

    That's pretty trivial for a statistician to check against.

    (and they have)
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    Sticky: Sure we are. With pitch f/x it's not that hard at...

    Sure we are. With pitch f/x it's not that hard at all to isolate and valuate.
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    Sticky: Holy balls no we are not letting Kyle #$#@$#@...

    Holy balls no we are not letting Kyle #$#@$#@ Schwarber impact the decision of who catches for the 2015 and 2016 Cubs.
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    Sticky: Holy crap that guy thinks 0.68 BB/K is bad. How...

    Holy crap that guy thinks 0.68 BB/K is bad. How on earth does he think he's qualified to write about prospects?
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    At this precise moment, we have three reliable...

    At this precise moment, we have three reliable MLB infielders. He wouldn't be just for depth.
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    The biggest lesson I learn from KC is that it's...

    The biggest lesson I learn from KC is that it's always good to be as good as you can be, because you can be not that great, overperform a little to get in, and get hot at the right time.
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    I'm almost positive our first nine-figure deal is...

    I'm almost positive our first nine-figure deal is going to Lester, to the degree that I wouldn't be surprised if a handshake deal was already in place.
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    I really hope not. We don't have a lot of needs...

    I really hope not. We don't have a lot of needs that can be addressed via trade, and I'd like to move past the mindset of "we have a few guys who are good, let's see what we can get in a trade" and...
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    It could blow up in a blaze of pitching injuries...

    It could blow up in a blaze of pitching injuries because TINSTAAP, but the Mets are a team on the rise.
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    He's fine. He's not an elite offensive hitter and...

    He's fine. He's not an elite offensive hitter and he's not getting hits to fall. Give him 30 points of BABIP and he's basically average for his positions at the plate, then throw in the baserunning...
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    Baez is young enough that it's reasonable to hope...

    Baez is young enough that it's reasonable to hope for rapid improvement in that regard. If Baez is still whiffing this much at 26, then he's probably worthless.
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    If I throw a tennis ball into a random AAA locker...

    If I throw a tennis ball into a random AAA locker room, I will on average hit at least two guys who can kinda hit lefties and play corner infield.
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    The problem is that smoothing out the variance...

    The problem is that smoothing out the variance for Olt still leaves him a worthless player, that's how low he is. He's a worthless player who also got negative variance.
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    Except for Rizzo and Castro. They can take their...

    Except for Rizzo and Castro. They can take their 95 losses per year and like it.
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    As long as he's in above the MLB average for OBP...

    As long as he's in above the MLB average for OBP and SLG, yes.
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    Playing time and roster spots are limited. If the...

    Playing time and roster spots are limited. If the most spirited defense you can come up with for a guy is "out of the hundreds players in professional baseball history to be as bad as him, one or two...
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    He just had a chance with his eyes right, and he...

    He just had a chance with his eyes right, and he put up one of the worst offensive lines in MLB history.

    It's uncannily exactly what you'd expect given his recent performance before this year,...
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    Sammy did it. We need to hook Javy up with Jeff...

    Sammy did it. We need to hook Javy up with Jeff Pentland.
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    Yes. And he's still striking out a lot.

    Yes. And he's still striking out a lot.
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    Yeah, holy amazeballs Soler. I had no idea he had...

    Yeah, holy amazeballs Soler. I had no idea he had this in him.
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    Me and that article spent some special alone time...

    Me and that article spent some special alone time this week.
  25. Good to know!

    Good to know!
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