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  1. #5566
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    Unless someone has a proven track record, prertt hard to put much weight in anything in the 2020 season given the small sample size.

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    Tellez with another HR giving them the lead. Hopefully he has a full time role next year there.

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    Atkins can go shopping

    $65M commitments for 2021
    after all the arb signings the payroll will be approximately $100M (about $20M alone on Vlady and Teo)

    At the very least Atkins should be able to sign 1 top FA and 1 or 2 second tier players. The best scenario is he signs 2 top FA's eg. Semien and Ray (or something along those lines)

    This is clear cut - no need to crunch any numbers or shed salary, he should be able to do it blind; the above even includes the $10M for Grichuk

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanton View Post
    Atkins can go shopping

    $65M commitments for 2021
    after all the arb signings the payroll will be approximately $100M (about $20M alone on Vlady and Teo)

    At the very least Atkins should be able to sign 1 top FA and 1 or 2 second tier players. The best scenario is he signs 2 top FA's eg. Semien and Ray (or something along those lines)

    This is clear cut - no need to crunch any numbers or shed salary, he should be able to do it blind; the above even includes the $10M for Grichuk
    I am pretty sure he has said as much. It would be nice to somehiw shed Grichuks salary but I don't know who would take him

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    Cant shed Grich salary most likely. Only flip him for an equally bad contract at another position.

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    He also said he wants more balance in the lineup, not just righty/lefty, but also the approaches that players take. Too many similar hitters in the lineup, easier to attack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mike_noodles View Post
    He also said he wants more balance in the lineup, not just righty/lefty, but also the approaches that players take. Too many similar hitters in the lineup, easier to attack.
    Can you elaborate on this a bit? I know itís not you who said it, but what would this look like to you? I donít think the team needs more free swingers. If anything Iíd be continuing to try to add patient OBP types of bats.

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    I actually like this teams approach at the plate. They're aggressive, don't strike out and generally get the bat on the ball. Seeing guys take the ball the other way is really good too. I'd vouch for more LH bats but I really haven't looked at an updated FA list but hopefully we can improve in that regard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps18-19 Champ View Post
    Cant shed Grich salary most likely. Only flip him for an equally bad contract at another position.
    His contract isn't that atrocious, pretty sure 9.5M in each of the next two seasons. I'd take a serviceable mid to back end SP who can eat innings for him, preferably on an expiring contract

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    With Yelich's collapse at the plate, the Brewers are looking like a team that will need to find some offense. They have lots of great pitching. Not saying they'd trade Woodruff or Burnes, but I wonder if there's a deal to be made in regards to Peralta, Houser, and Lauer? Especially if we bring back Semien and let Ray walk. Just spitballing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Powders View Post
    His contract isn't that atrocious, pretty sure 9.5M in each of the next two seasons. I'd take a serviceable mid to back end SP who can eat innings for him, preferably on an expiring contract

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    I doubt team would want to take on that extra 1 year, 9.5 million. It may not be atrocious, but it is unnecessarily high for a player who can't even get to 1 WAR with an everyday MLB role. Wouldn't almost any team just prefer to give that opportunity to a young player with upside in the organization and not spend the 9.5 million?

    I think Jays need to add an asset to move him. It could be done in a larger deal where you give Grichuk + prospects for an everyday player that may fit more of a positional need perhaps. The prospect package would depend on the type of player coming in return.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenny Powders View Post
    His contract isn't that atrocious, pretty sure 9.5M in each of the next two seasons. I'd take a serviceable mid to back end SP who can eat innings for him, preferably on an expiring contract

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    The contract isnt bad in terms of financial impact but it takes up space for fringe OF. You will probably have to flip him for a bounce back candidate too like a Rougned odor or kikuchi

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChongInc. View Post
    Can you elaborate on this a bit? I know itís not you who said it, but what would this look like to you? I donít think the team needs more free swingers. If anything Iíd be continuing to try to add patient OBP types of bats.
    I think what he's saying is that we have a bunch of guys in a row in the lineup that can be attacked by pitchers the same say. Makes it easier to game plan to pitch against us. They would like a better mixture of contact guys, good discipline, power, average, etc.

    My issue with that is that they may take the NBA approach to it (we got a 3 point specialist that will average 3 minutes and 1 shot per game) and add a left handed bat for example, that is basically only a pinch hitter and will not generally affect the team very much. It will be very hard to make the changes to the lineup that they're talking about without moving one of the star players.

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    So we pushed hard to get Robbie Grossman. I'm curious how that would have worked. Adding another everyday OF would really put a crunch on playing time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Raps18-19 Champ View Post
    The contract isnt bad in terms of financial impact but it takes up space for fringe OF. You will probably have to flip him for a bounce back candidate too like a Rougned odor or kikuchi
    I'd take a flyer on Kikuchi, but I think they could add him to a package of prospects to a rebuilding team like the Dbacks or Pirates in exchange for a major league player. Especially if we sweeten the pot with better prospects.

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