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    Sticky: “Christ, he’s [Munson] tough. I hit him square on...

    “Christ, he’s [Munson] tough. I hit him square on the arm with 100 mph fastball he just grinned. Later. . . I got a note from him, ‘I took your best f*cking shot, you cockroach (Signed) The White...
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    Sticky: Risk / reward. Do you take the " surer" thing and...

    Risk / reward. Do you take the " surer" thing and go with the resume' or gamble on a young gun? Decisions, decisions. I'm inclined to gamble on Gil and save the dough to spend elsewhere. Although...
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    Sticky: What was the point Spliff? I quote " Olson would...

    What was the point Spliff? I quote " Olson would put up crazy power numbers at Yankee Stadium."

    Personally I love the power guys, no replacing a three run blast. However this team has plenty of...
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    Sticky: Does this team, as currently constructed, need...

    Does this team, as currently constructed, need more power?
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    Sticky: I agree. At the right price Olson would be a very...

    I agree. At the right price Olson would be a very good fit, although I wouldn't want to go too long. That in my mind is the rub. The price is too high. I also agree Rizzo didn't help his cause in a...
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    Sticky: 2019-21 Olson: .257 .354 .522 .876 2019-21...

    2019-21 Olson: .257 .354 .522 .876

    2019-21 Rizzo: .273 .387 .490 .876

    2019-21 Freeman: 304 .402 .544 .946

    Phoba, not all that different or much better for Olson when averaging last three...
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    Sticky: There's the rub. Not likely Oakland takes less.

    There's the rub. Not likely Oakland takes less.
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    Sticky: Bullseye.

    Bullseye.
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    Sticky: [/B] That stings! However at the time it...

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    That stings! However at the time it seemed like the right move. I wish Alcantara all the best. In fact part of me hopes he makes the Yankees regret the decision. The larger part of me is...
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    Sticky: ^^^ I tend to agree. Even more so if he comes...

    ^^^ I tend to agree. Even more so if he comes with a team discount. (might be wishful thinking, but....you never know. He may love it in NY)
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    Sticky: Runner, if interested in taking a closer look,...

    Runner, if interested in taking a closer look, these two cited below are worth a read.

    https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/37347/robo-strike-zone-not-simple-think/
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    Sticky: We will have to wait and see as it is probably on...

    We will have to wait and see as it is probably on the table for negotiation. However based on info I gathered early last year, it seems there will still be an umpiring crew to handle everything on...
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    Sticky: Olson :.252 .348 .511 .859 27 yrs old Rizzo:...

    Olson :.252 .348 .511 .859 27 yrs old

    Rizzo: 268 .369 .481 .850 31 yrs old

    Freeman: 295 .384 .509 .893 31 yrs old
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    Sticky: It will come down to $$$. Rizzo is getting older...

    It will come down to $$$. Rizzo is getting older and cost could be an issue, I doubt he's looking for a raise from his $16M. Olson is due $12M and would cost Yankees Peraza, Gil, Vasquez according to...
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    Sticky: Prospects: Yes. There is tremendous opposition to an...

    Yes. There is tremendous opposition to an international draft from the foreign contingent. The Athletic covers in a lengthy and detailed piece, members of various constituencies — MLB, the MLBPA,...
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    Sticky: Prospects: Day, KB or Phoba may have a definitive answer,...

    Day, KB or Phoba may have a definitive answer, but, with the academy system in place in the D.R. many of the kids are theoretically, but not contractually committed to the Academy sponsor. You also...
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    Sticky: Clown, you may be right re: Wells. IDK for...

    Clown, you may be right re: Wells. IDK for certain. As of this moment they still have him listed as a C. I do recall Day mentioning he may eventually be a 1B.
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    Sticky: I imagine DJ could play 3B, although is that the...

    I imagine DJ could play 3B, although is that the wisest decision considering his age. He's played a total of 143 games at 3B of his 1344 career total. He's a 2B, I fear stretching him at 3B maybe...
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    Sticky: Prospects: Lucas @DBITLefty All 11 of Randy Vasquez's...

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    All 11 of Randy Vasquez's strikeouts yesterday. Since his promotion to Hudson Valley, he has a 2.74 ERA over 23 innings, with 38 strikeouts and only 5 walks.

    (Also, he's now...
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    Sticky: Yes they were. If memory serves, Ricky had a...

    Yes they were. If memory serves, Ricky had a banner year as did Donnie BB, I think it was his MVP year? Winfield had a very good season as well. Billy brawling....great season. Ed Whitson and all...
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    Sticky: Agree. "IF" . You then have a hole at 3B. Imo,...

    Agree. "IF" . You then have a hole at 3B. Imo, question remains, is 1B an immediate area of need? I think the answer is no, with potentially Rizzo and Voit good options. Is SS an immediate area of...
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    Sticky: Probably was there however no vivid recollection,...

    Probably was there however no vivid recollection, maybe because I'm trying to forget. ;)
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    Sticky: Mets, I agree. I have always felt, and stated...

    Mets, I agree. I have always felt, and stated more than once, the indentured servitude is an issue the MLB must address. Prime production years are had at deep discount. My sense is they will try to...
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    Sticky: Prospects: I'm on board as well, all ears.

    I'm on board as well, all ears.
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    Sticky: I stand corrected, my apologies, believe I...

    I stand corrected, my apologies, believe I mentioned his brief stint (8 games) at AAA yesterday.

    The question is does he start the season (if and when) in AAA or does the Yankee brain trust deem...
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