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by RagleGumm
Sat Aug 07, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: The Rotunda
Topic: Anthony Alford
Replies: 23
Views: 10679

Re: Anthony Alford

Jason Mackey is reporting that Alford's been called back up and will be in Cincinnati this afternoon.

Here's hoping he does well. He does have a 34.5% strikeout rate at AAA, which is less than ideal. On the other hand, he can't be that much worse than Phillip Evans.
by RagleGumm
Mon Aug 02, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: The Rotunda
Topic: Anthony Alford
Replies: 23
Views: 10679

Re: Anthony Alford

I agree with this. The only thing I will say is Alford seems like a 4A player. With that said, all these guys need to play to find out if they are legit major leaguers. Yep, that's my sense of Alford, too. I doubt he'll be more than a 4A guy. But he's certainly earned a promotion. If nothing else, ...
by RagleGumm
Mon Aug 02, 2021 6:07 pm
Forum: The Rotunda
Topic: Anthony Alford
Replies: 23
Views: 10679

Anthony Alford

At Indianapolis, Anthony Alford has put up a ridiculous slash line: .301/.424/.555. And he's hit eleven doubles and eleven home runs. Altogether, that's good for a wRC+ of 159. At this point, there's no reason not to DFA Polanco and give Alford another shot. The Pirates aren't going to pay Polanco $...
by RagleGumm
Mon Aug 02, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Dahn on the Farm
Topic: Other Prospects
Replies: 6
Views: 4840

Re: Other Prospects

OF, Matthew Fraizer (23) Slashing .317/.403/.583 for an OPS of .986 with 20 HR and 14 SB (Get this kid to Altoona!!) Very excited about Fraizer. Third round pick in the 2019 draft, #95 overall, out of the University of Arizona. Evidently, he made a pretty big swing adjustment and has been crushing ...
by RagleGumm
Fri Jul 30, 2021 6:44 pm
Forum: The Rotunda
Topic: Deadline Trades Around the League
Replies: 8
Views: 4315

Re: Deadline Trades Around the League

Kimbrel to the White Sox for Nick Madrigal and Codi Heuer. I have a feeling we're not going to like Madrigal being in the same division as the Pirates.

But that means the activity around a Rich Rod trade should be picking up right now.
by RagleGumm
Thu Jul 29, 2021 9:01 pm
Forum: The Rotunda
Topic: Where Did The Padres Get All The Money?!
Replies: 6
Views: 3508

Re: Where Did The Padres Get All The Money?!

Based on what I've read, Scherzer's contract is so loaded with deferrals and bonuses that the Padres will only be taking a $12 million or so hit against the luxury limit. Still, it looks like they're also trying to get Hosmer's contract off the books. No doubt they'll be looking to swallow a big chu...
by RagleGumm
Wed Jul 28, 2021 6:23 pm
Forum: The Rotunda
Topic: 40-man Roster Crunch
Replies: 13
Views: 6292

40-man Roster Crunch

This upcoming offseason, all of the following players will need to be added to the 40-man roster or they'll be available in the Rule 5 draft: Travis Swaggerty Mason Martin Canaan Smith-Njigba Cal Mitchell Steven Jennings Omar Cruz Liover Peguero Tahnaj Thomas Eddy Yean Diego Castillo (just acquired ...
by RagleGumm
Fri May 28, 2021 9:35 pm
Forum: The Rotunda
Topic: What an embarrassment
Replies: 14
Views: 7201

Re: What an embarrassment

Notice Baez on the video is celebrating with a safe call at home. He actually didn't realize until a second later that he had to get to first or the run wouldn't have counted. Frazier was the other screw up here. If he is at first base, there is no run and two-run inning in a 5-3 loss. No reason fo...