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 Post subject: Re: Why SP Should be the #1 Priority
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 5:27 am 
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NSMaster56 wrote:
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I just think a veteran QUALITY catcher could be so valuable at a time when we have so many young pitchers emerging. Someone that can throw runners out & hit, as well as call a good game.

Also, instead of once again having unproven corner OF's, how about a Nick Swisher for RF?


Wouldn't that move only make sense/make the most sense if the Bucs traded any combo of the Marte/Snider/Tabata trio for another quality player or players?


Sure. I think Tabata isn't very good.


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 Post subject: Re: Why SP Should be the #1 Priority
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Would you give Jake Peavy 3 years/36-40 million? He posted a 3.37 in the AL, 219 innings pitched, .234 BAA


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 10:17 am 
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Would you give Jake Peavy 3 years/36-40 million? He posted a 3.37 in the AL, 219 innings pitched, .234 BAA


I would, but I think he will get more than that in years and dollars. Despite his injury history, he is only 31 and has such a great pedigree, he's the 2nd best SP available.

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Barrys Dopers wrote:
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Would you give Jake Peavy 3 years/36-40 million? He posted a 3.37 in the AL, 219 innings pitched, .234 BAA


I would, but I think he will get more than that in years and dollars. Despite his injury history, he is only 31 and has such a great pedigree, he's the 2nd best SP available.


ESPN Rumors (I know, take it with a grain of salt) claims that he will be going for right around that.


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 Post subject: Re: Why SP Should be the #1 Priority
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:34 pm 
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I would be thrilled with that signing.

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rellimie wrote:
Barrys Dopers wrote:
rellimie wrote:
Would you give Jake Peavy 3 years/36-40 million? He posted a 3.37 in the AL, 219 innings pitched, .234 BAA


I would, but I think he will get more than that in years and dollars. Despite his injury history, he is only 31 and has such a great pedigree, he's the 2nd best SP available.


ESPN Rumors (I know, take it with a grain of salt) claims that he will be going for right around that.


Yeah, I think under the old financial structure they would be correct, but I have a suspicion that we will see some big surprises at the top end this year (like Werth's deal a few years ago). All it takes is one team and those that miss out on Greinke and Hamilton will have cash to throw around.

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Hey, Derek Lowe wants to start again. Jk jk I'M KIDDING.


What about Micah Owings? He can pitch and pinch hit!

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 Post subject: Re: Why SP Should be the #1 Priority
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The Twins declined their option on Matt Capps.

I know he was a polarizing figure here, but he's only going to be 29 next year and is a quality BP arm.

He could serve as a solid setup guy and, if he did, possible Jose Veras/Octavio Dotel-like trade bait.

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 Post subject: Re: Why SP Should be the #1 Priority
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 9:15 pm 
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NSMaster56 wrote:
The Twins declined their option on Matt Capps.

I know he was a polarizing figure here, but he's only going to be 29 next year and is a quality BP arm.

He could serve as a solid setup guy and, if he did, possible Jose Veras/Octavio Dotel-like trade bait.


When you say BP, should I assume you mean batting practice?


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 Post subject: Re: Why SP Should be the #1 Priority
PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 11:28 pm 
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BBF wrote:
NSMaster56 wrote:
The Twins declined their option on Matt Capps.

I know he was a polarizing figure here, but he's only going to be 29 next year and is a quality BP arm.

He could serve as a solid setup guy and, if he did, possible Jose Veras/Octavio Dotel-like trade bait.


When you say BP, should I assume you mean batting practice?


:lol:

Nah, I'm just lazy and use BP for 'BullPen'. But still :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Why SP Should be the #1 Priority
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NSMaster56 wrote:
The Twins declined their option on Matt Capps.

I know he was a polarizing figure here, but he's only going to be 29 next year and is a quality BP arm.

He could serve as a solid setup guy and, if he did, possible Jose Veras/Octavio Dotel-like trade bait.


I'd be fine with Capps is a non-closer role. In fact, I signed him for 2013 in OOTP13, lol. If he costs about $1-2 million he'd be a nice add.

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 Post subject: Re: Why SP Should be the #1 Priority
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OP was more than solid on its own merits, but watching the Giants these playoffs just proves the title of this thread even more.

Seeing them mow down the Tigers and those amazing comebacks vs. CIN and STL should prove to any baseball fan that pitching is essential.

Their 'pen is electric and their starting rotation is so good that they've let Lincecum shine out of said electric pen.

Like the Pirates, the Giants weren't the most productive offensive team, but moreso than the Pirates, they were sound defensively and with a top-notch rotation.

The Pirates would be wise to pursue pitching first and 'live with' their young, still growing offense.

As the Giants have proven yet again, pitching and defense is key and bats can be had at the deadline (Pence and Scutaro).

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