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  1. #616
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    Quote Originally Posted by blams View Post
    Dont have to lock players into positions. Not like being at 2nd would have hindered his offensive outbreak

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  2. #617
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    No you don't have to lock in a player to a position. But there's nothing wrong with not taking on a big salary in a rebuilding year, and seeing what we have with Anderson at SS and Moncada at 3B, while leaving Madrigal's position controversy free and wide open. Also by the numbers this year, aside from defense, Machado hasn't been better than Moncada or Anderson. So we are paying 1.9 million for 2 players outperforming a player making 30 million lol.

    Moncada 20190

    Age: 24
    2019 Salary: $575,000
    GP: 99
    PA: 417
    BA: .305
    OBP: .361
    OPS: .916
    SLG: .555
    H: 116
    R: 60
    RBI: 63
    SB: 7
    BB: 31
    K: 116
    WAR: 3.3
    F

    Tim Anderson 2019
    Age: 26
    2019 Salary: $1,400,000
    GP: 94
    PA: 387
    BA: .332
    OBP: .354
    OPS: .853
    SLG: .499
    H: 124
    R: 59
    RBI: 46
    SB: 16
    BB: 10
    K: 178
    WAR: 2.9

    Manny Machado 2019
    Age: 26
    2019 Salary: $30,000,000
    GP: 123
    PA: 529
    BA: .265
    OBP: .333
    OPS: .801
    SLG: .468
    H: 126
    R: 67
    RBI: 71
    SB: 4
    BB: 46
    K: 105
    WAR: 2.9

    We keep talking about this was a wasted opportunity to get a star player? The 2 star offensive players had no one to compete with them in a weak FA class. That's the absolute worst time to sign a guy like Harper or Machado. And both have grossly under-performed for the money they got. We won by default of not signing either one. Our biggest need is no longer 3B, that's Moncada's spot, or SS, that's Tim Anderson's spot, or CF, that will be Roberts. We need Starting Pitching, and maybe in 2 years, we can go after Mookie Betts to put in RF. He actually consistently puts up elite numbers worthy of a mega deal. We expect to at least fight for a playoff spot in 2020. By 2021 Free Agency, we should be firing on all cylinders. Robert and Madrigal should both have a year of MLB experience. Vaughn should be joing the ML roster that season. Hopefully we land a pitcher this Winter, and Giolito, Cease, Kopech, and 1 of Dunning/Rodon/Lopez create a dominant rotation. We will know what we have in Collins by then as well.

    This would be bar none the best lineup in baseball, and we should have the money to do it:

    RF Mookie
    CF Robert
    LF Eloy
    1B Abreu/Vaughn
    DH Vaughn/Collins/Abreu
    2B Madrigal
    SS Anderson
    3B Moncada
    C McCann/Collins/(Mercedes or Zavala)

  3. #618
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    Quote Originally Posted by blams View Post
    Dont have to lock players into positions. Not like being at 2nd would have hindered his offensive outbreak

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    Moncada at 3B leaves 2B for Madrigal, it's that simple, for me anyway. Opinions vary ...
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  4. #619
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muttman73 View Post
    Moncada at 3B leaves 2B for Madrigal, it's that simple, for me anyway. Opinions vary ...
    For the price and being able to use all our savings on actual needs, thatís how I feel. Youíre supposed to take advantage of having a young roster where your players are on cheap deals. We need an OF, SP, RP. We have the money to do it. We have the exciting young core to attract it.

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