Good for the Mets. Seriously. No joke. They deserve to act like they’re from a big market, because, here’s the wild thing, they are. How’sever, it is shameful how Cleveland punts every year. Offsetting Browns’ recent success? Baker Mayfield? More like Baker could field anywhere on that team. Also, what’s with all the sweets going from Cleveland? Lindor truffle, Cookie…Lucky it’s Shane Bieber vs. Shane Keebler or he would’ve been traded too. Cleveland’s front office calling up teams, “We got a Double-A middle infielder named Ferrero Rocher, any interest?”

The final trade was Francisco Lindor and Carlos Carrasco for Andres Gimenez, Amed Rosario, Josh Wolf and Isiah Greene. I’ll let Prospect Itch discuss Wolf and Greene, if there’s anything to discuss. Getting back just those two shortstops is a jizzoke. If Andres Gimenez does well, he’s shipped to a big market in three years. If he does poorly, Gimenez and Jake Bauers hit in the heart of the order for the next five years. How bad was this offseason? Teams are struggling to give away superstars. Okay, okay, OKAY! Enough vitriol on the state of MLB teams not being competitive. It’s a bore. I realize it. It just gets me so goosed up! Breathe, Grey, breathe!

So, Francisco Lindor, welcome to the Mets. You may have been born in Puerto Rico and grew up in Florida, but you will now have to accentuate whichever family member lived or worked on Long Island, no matter how distant the relative. It is a Mets narrative staple. If you don’t have anyone from Massapequa or its surrounding areas, you best make someone up. Between Stroman, Lindor, Dom, Conforto, Nimmo, Alonso, deGrom, Thor returning, Wilpons leaving–holy crap, the Mets are a fun team. This is all an elaborate plot to make the Mets’ tragic return to Mets’ing that much more devastating, isn’t it? Prior to this trade in early drafts, y’all were out there throwing away Lindor after years and years of production, due to one two-month span. Those people were giant dopes. Wanna dig into his stats? Fine, his HR/FB% was goofy low for a guy whose HardHit% and Launch Angle went up. He had a 25.6% Line Drive rate, the highest mark of his career, and his walks went up. Lindor just turned 27 years old, and if anyone’s on the verge of having their best season of their already-great career, it’s Lindor. For 2021, I’ll give Francisco Lindor projections of 112/34/87/.283/17 in 608 ABs. Anyway, here’s what else I saw this offseason for 2021 fantasy baseball:

Carlos Carrasco – Also, traded to the Mets. Carrasco was one of the few guys helped by a partial season. Need to get some innings in, but don’t want to go 200 IP? 2020 had exactly what you needed! Now that I’ve seen Carrasco post remarkably similar numbers to every other season in his career minus his fluky bad 2019, when he was obviously dealing with more important things than baseball — MORE IMPORTANT THAN BASEBALL WHAT — and I trust Carrasco completely to be solid again. I already drafted him, and would absolutely again, though his trade might throw some helium in the thought bubbles about him, raising his price. In the NL East and a much better ballpark, he will be the ace we saw every year of his career, except one. Also, since no one (or maybe very few) will be throwing 200 IP this year, his inability to go 200 innings in 2021 won’t hurt him either. For 2021, I’ll give Carlos Carrasco projections of 12-7/3.36/1.14/187 in 164 IP.

Andres Gimenez – Went the other way in the trade. Already gave you my Andres Gimenez fantasy. Since his trade, I upped his projections since he doesn’t have to fight for playing time in an awful lineup, but, yeah, awful lineup. Also, there’s now a real worry that he will hit so much his batting average will bottom out and he won’t have any respite from the everyday duties and do doody after doody. Lots of doodies with duties. Of course, I’m still drafting him as a middle infidel. For 2021, will now give Andres Gimenez projections of 84/13/55/.251/27 in 527 ABs.

Amed Rosario – Also, went to Cleveland. Might be the biggest value change of anyone. Well, except Yu Chang. I said that time may Chang me, but Yu Chang time… Chang had his value obliterated. Rosario went from an afterthought, who shouldn’t have been drafted prior to this trade, to being an interesting late MI. MI crazy? I don’t think so. In two 500+ AB seasons, he was rosterable in 12-team leagues, and moves to a better ballpark. Not saying he will be Lindor lite, but he might be Andres Gimenez drafted later. Call him Andres 300 ADP. For 2021, I’ll give Amed Rosario projections of 61/12/59/.256/21 in 510 ABs.

Hansel Robles – Signed with the Twins. One of my favorite images in recent baseball history is Hansel Robles pointing up to his outfielders as a ball sails out for a home run. Not once, not twice, but nearly every time he gives up a gopher ball, he points up as pitchers do, and the ball just soars away into the night. Hansel, you are an absolute goof.

Jose Alvarado – Traded to the Phils. The best way to clear up a closerfudge of a bullpen is for a team with no great closer trading or signing a great closer. The Phils did the opposite of that. They made it more closerfudgey — Closererfudge? Closerfudgier? A near-full-fledged fudge? Near full-fudged? Cougs, please send for help I can’t stop making bad portmanteaus. Alvarado would likely fit into the set-up role, but with Hector Neris in front of him, it might just become a committee. The only thing a committee ever made better is jerk seasoning, and we’re all out of seasoning! For 2021, I’ll give Jose Alvarado projections of 2-4/4.23/1.37/75, 7 saves in 58 IP.

Ervin Santana – Signed a minor league deal with the Royals. This gives the Royals Carlos and Ervin Santana. If you’re going with the offseason strategy that you don’t want to make a Santana jersey for only one person, Danny Santana is out there as a free agent.

Robbie Grossman – Signed with the Tigers. Woo boy, hot stove, amiright? The first big-money outfielder signing! By those big-market Tigers! I honestly half expect to hear the Tigers accidentally signed Grossman by looking at Robbie, saying, “Gross, man,” and they want their money back. For 2021, I’ll give Robbie Grossman projections of 61/15/66/.238/10 in 464 ABs.

Curt Casali – Signed with the Giants. Curt Casali, Fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-fa-far better, run, run, run, run, run, run, run–Wait a second, Curt Casali sounds like lyrics from Psycho Killer and now he moves to San Fran…Oh my God, Curt Casali is the Zodiac Killer.

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Will
Will
1 year ago

Schwarber to the Nats, one year $10 million. Soto to move to right field.

Cubs end up with nothing in return for Schwarber.

Will
Will
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

LOL, yep. The commenters on the Cubs blogs are livid.

Smitty
Reply to  Will
1 year ago

10 million for a guy who hit .188, but could hit 30. Lots of big money flyin around

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

Welp… that helps. Guess I’ll hold. Thanks guys.

Brian
Brian
1 year ago

One more Betts trade offer, and this is one I think I actually might do, but wanted to run it by you.

I was offered Alex Bregman, Eddie Rosario, and Jose Abreu for Mookie and my fourteenth round pick (it’s a Dynasty league, where each team can keep up thirteen players). Abreu would be an upgrade over Josh Bell (who I might not keep if I make this trade) and Bregman would be an upgrade over Suarez (who I could still keep or trade straight up for Brandon Lowe).

I think I should probably do this. Thoughts?

Woolly the Mammoth
Woolly the Mammoth
Reply to  Brian
1 year ago

I wouldn’t trade Betts for that return.

toolshed
toolshed
1 year ago

I just read that Cleveland now has a payroll lower than Pit? I spit out my coffee and had to check. How is it possible?

toolshed
toolshed
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Not sure Pit has anyone who qualifies as a major league hitter.

Will
Will
Reply to  toolshed
1 year ago

There are several players including Betts and Trout who wil make more on their own than Cleveland’s entire team this season.

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
1 year ago

Yankees sign a pitcher! Jhoulys Chacin.
Hot stove is getting fired up.
I expect your weekend will be busy writing up that sleeper post for Monday. Haha

Sweatpants Nation
Sweatpants Nation
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Gotta own the back pages

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Last one for you….would you trade your Bieber ($19) + Eloy ($10) for any of the following guys?

1. Treat Urner ($15)
2. Soto ($14)
3. Bellinger ($12)
4. Mondesi ($11)
5. Lindor ($15)

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

2:1 deal only?

Bieber + Eloy for Soto, I’d consider that. Especially if Walks or OBP matter

NUX
NUX
1 year ago

OTC!

My guess is you would have prob taken Solak if the guy before you didn’t just do that. I had Solak at the top of my queue but switched to Gimenez at the last second. I can’t lay off the triple elig guys. Its a big problem

NUX
NUX
Reply to  NUX
1 year ago

Well done though, I did have Tandy next up myself. In a draft without you, he slides another round or two and its glorious

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I sure do!

Smitty
1 year ago

Lost a good one today,. RIP Tommy

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Grey,

I just got a very interesting trade offer.

I would get these three prospects: Luis Matos, Nick Bitsko, and either Cole Henry or Heston Kerstad

I give up: Deivi Cruz

Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

sorry Deivi Garcia

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

would u make the deal?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

The deal changed slightly. the deal is this:

I give up Deivi Garcia, minor league prospects Nick Yorke, and Logan Wyatt
I get minor league prospects: Nick Bitsko, Luis Matos and Cole Henry.

Thoughts?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

what would you consider a fair deal with that trade offer

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Are you in contention in 2021 to try to win? Or are you trying to go so crazy young bc you think you are a ways away from winning?

Last year, around this time. I traded Deivi Garcia away for Jeter Downs and 2 first round draft picks. If you have to move Deivi Garcia off your team. Find the yanks fan that will overpay for him.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey,

Who would u rather have at SS Baez or C. Seager?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Grey just got a trade offer that I am thinking about accepting and wanted your opinion on it:

I give up Nick Castellanos ($35), Didi Gregorius ($22), Ke”bryan Hayes ($5) and minor leaguer Nick Yorke.

I get Javier Baez ($33), Kyle Tucker ($5) and two of these three prospects (Luis Matos, Nick Bitkos, and Cole Henry)

If so, which two prospects should I ask for?

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Is there a reason you are trying to go super young right now?

It seems strange to trade off a guy like Deivi Garcia now that he is on the cusp for that type of package. Yesterday, I was saying to get Matos. And I do still like him. But I disagree slightly with Grey here. You can get more for Deivi if you had to move him. But you’ll get a shizz ton more back come spring training or around opening day. I’d suggest you decline. Based off of the gigantic roster you posted yesterday, league is crazy deep. So I get why some of these players need to be owned. I just think you are overpaying for them with the Cronenworth and Deivi offers

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

Hey Grey! Last year, I drafted LouBob in a keeper league for $21 ($260 budget). I can keep him for $24 this year + know he’s a stud (not concerned about his final month). That said, do you think I’m really saving any $ by keeping him for $24 vs just paying the price to redraft him?

Currently keeping Acuna ($32), Eloy ($10), Story ($19), Bieber ($19), and Machado ($31).

I have two open keeper spots for the following options: LouBob ($24), Clint Frazier ($4), Burnes ($4), Ryu ($17), Snell ($19), Cookie ($12), Austin Nola ($8).

Thanks!

PS – love the Patreon, everyone should subscribe!

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Thanks again!

Zeus
Zeus
1 year ago

Don’t forget this is still the Mets.

All sorts of calamities could befall them

What is funny is that most of my Met fan friends reacted to the trade negatively like Gimenez is the next god.

Seriously though this is a great trade to go for it now while DeGrom is still DeGrom and you have a good offensive nucleus.

Stil F the Mets. I will continue to root for them to go 0-162 every year.

J-FOH
J-FOH
1 year ago

Lindor to the injury factory? What’s the over/under on 400 AB’s? 300?

J-FOH
J-FOH
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I love me some Mets but they produce injuries like the pirates produce bad teams

rotisserie.jedi
rotisserie.jedi
1 year ago

HA! Title Of The Year!

You really need to pace yourself. January Grey drops the mic!

“Sweet Lindor Truffles and Cookie!” ROTFLMAO

How are you going to top that?

Dong Show
Dong Show
1 year ago

Grey I know you just did a sleeper post on him (and it’s the whole reason I’m making a run at him in my dynasty): Framber Valdez, do you think he’s closer to a real life 2/3 type of arm or a backend 4/5 type arm?

He was pretty much an afterthought on his own team last year until Verlander went down and Urquidy barley pitched thus forcing him into the rotation. That curve is B E A utiful but control has always been his issue and he still gets Hit really hard. Kind meh statcast to him.

But he’s also the kind of arm I love to gamble on and I feel the fantasy industry hasn’t hyped his value up too much yet which is good for me I hope.

Guy is considering my Nick Anderson (closers whatever) and Willy Adames (I have Correa and Mondesi) for Framber. That feel market value fair right now?

Dong Show
Dong Show
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Good I wont tell my trade partner that little nugget of info then haha

Thank you Grey!!

Dave D
Dave D
1 year ago

It’s the third consecutive Grey post highlighting a player from my early Razz DC team. Go figure. This is getting predictable but I cant complain.

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Well, I got inspired to do that in 1982/3 when watching this:

https://www.nbc.com/voyagers/video/voyagers/4091457

Dave D
Dave D
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Yeah. That was a pretty cool show, huh? Not many people remember that one. Its kind of forgotten. It made a huge impression on me at the time.

Hernan
Hernan
Reply to  Dave D
1 year ago

Travis Kelce and Hollywood Brown, or Tyreek Hill and Mark Andrews???, asking for a “friend”…, happy for Lindor, Boricua Power!!!!!

Jimmy
Jimmy
1 year ago

Hey Grey..would you drop Jose Garcia for Miguel Amaya? 5×5 20 team keeper league…my only catcher is Sean Murphy….my SS are Bo, Willy Adames and Groshans…Geraldo Perdomo is available as well…I love Amaya! Thoughts?

Rakeman
Rakeman
1 year ago

Great stuff once again! I know your thoughts on drafting a SP before pick 50 in roto leagues. Do you feel the same way in bestball where there are no pickups? Pitchers fly off the board in a 9 pitcher best ball format. Best you can often get by pick 50 is Ryu.

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
1 year ago

Thanks, I drafted well and made some good pick ups. Lots of credit to you and your writers here at razzball. You probably recognize some names that came with Grey’s seal of approval: Lamet, Grish, Sixto, Burnes etc. Funny thing, however, with that team I was unable to win (came 2nd).

Realizing it’s early, who would be your next two keepers (so essentially Keeper 7 and 8) on that list if we were to go with Flaherty and Tucker as #5 and 6.

DeGrom might be available for trade. Would you move Flaherty plus any name not Acuna, Betts, Tatis and Belliinger to acquire DeGrom?

Thanks Grey, really do appreciate your work!

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Awesome, much gratitude!!

Draft Strategy question: If my keeper bats are Acuna, Betts, Tatis, Bellinger and Tucker, thinking I have a great start in HR, RBI, R and SB’s. Maybe a little light on batting average … so thinking I should be targeting some higher average types. Is this how you would approach?
Last year I was light on average, I focused my draft on well rounded players like Grisham, Biggio and Tucker to join my Acuna, Betts, Tatis and Bellinger. However, my batting average suffered because of it.

Dr Sauce
Dr Sauce
1 year ago

Great recap and enjoying the sleeper and fantasy outlook posts, lots to unpack on those pieces!

Realize it’s early but I am starting to think a little on my keepers for next year. For context, I play in an ESPN, 5X5, head to head, 6 player keeper (no limits, no salaries, keep for as long as you like etc). We don’t use CI or MI. We start standard infield positions, 5 OF, 1 utililty, 5 SP and 4 RP. I have worked my team and been a little lucky as top 4 keepers are Acuna, Betts, Tatis and Bellinger (obvious no brainers).
For the last two, I’m thinking Kyle Tucker and Jack Flaherty. However, I also have Trent Grisham, Cavan Biggio, Randy Arozarena, Lamet, Sixto, Ryu and Corbin Burnes.
Would you exchange Tucker/Flaherty with any of the previous list?

Phil
Phil
1 year ago

HAHAHA, I love you Grey. Your Curt Casali blurb made me die laughing.

Coolwhip
1 year ago

Cleveland just wanted to cut calories and salaries.

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

Good morning Grey. Hope you are well. I received two trade offers for Cronenworth and wanted your take on them.

One team offered me Jesse Winker
Another offered Daulton Jefferies

Accept one or hold?

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

there are a few I am looking at for my auction draft:

Dominic Smith
Profar
JBJ
Alex Dickerson
Heyward
Victor Reyes (Who is high in my radar)
Austin Riley
Jarrod Walsh
Berti
Mullins
Brosseau (Also high on my radar)
Gardner
Markakis
Choo
Leury Garcia

Thoughts

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

the three that are high on my radar are: Garcia, Brouseau, and Reyes

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I agree in order Reyes, Brouseau, and then Garcia

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Tommy Lasorda passed away at 93

Phil
Phil
Reply to  Scott Kimmel
1 year ago

But who are your current OFs? I imagine this is a dynasty or keeper league if trades are currently being offered to you. Also, who are your infielders?

Keep in mind that it’s still unclear as to where Cronenworth will be playing now that they signed Kim to play second, but it will probably be left field (Grisham in center and Will Myers in right).

Scott Kimmel
Scott Kimmel
Reply to  Phil
1 year ago

then where is Pham playing?

Chucky
Chucky
1 year ago

Are you downgrading Cleveland pitching, without Lindor up the middle? Bieber, Plesac, Civale, et.al.?

Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
Duda Want to Build a Snowman?
1 year ago

This trade also will have Degrom and Bieber pulling a freaky Friday! Now biebs will be the one with a 4-win Cy Young season.

Rabbit
Rabbit
1 year ago

Does the Lindor trade hurt JoRam’s value?

LenFuego
LenFuego
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Probably an HR or two and a SB or two as well … neither one of the new guys is an OBP guy and Lindor was, so shave off maybe 40 ABs? As a Mets fan, I am hyped about the trade, but as a Ramirez owner, I am bummed … hoping for that Braves trade!

Dan
Dan
1 year ago

Good recap! Who do you think that the trade puts next in line for Cleveland’s rotation? Out of Adam Plutko, Logan Allan, Cal Quantril or maybe even Scott Moss? My first instinct is maybe Allan or Moss b/c no other lefties in the rotation, but not sure how the pecking order looks.

NUX
NUX
Reply to  Dan
1 year ago

Good point on the lefty thing and I do agree with Grey in that Allen prob gets first shot. I’ll be watching closely and adding Quantril if Logan Allen isn’t getting it done in the first start or three.

Plutko wouldn’t be able to keep the job if they give him the job through the first couple of turns in the rotation. The Itch LOVES him some Scott Moss, so if he gets a chance, I’d be very interested too

Ante GALIC
Ante GALIC
1 year ago

Grey!!!

Great fantasy update report!!!

a. I like all of these guys but especially Lindor and Carrasco. Carrasco is going after the top 15-ish so he could return dividends if you get him inside the top 15 for SP, right?

b. Have a nice weekend or a Greyt weekend, your choice. I’ll take either after yesterday’s gaffe.

c. MLB quote of the day for January 8, 2021

1. Jason Giambi, born January 8, 1971

‘It’s a lot different when you’re down three and a guy (Jason Giambi) hits a (grand) slam. That’s pretty special. The rain was starting to come down pretty hard. Quite an atmosphere.’

Robin Ventura

2. Mike Cameron, born January 8, 1973

‘We all have bad days in the baseball field. To be able to run out there and chase down the ball and being able to compete, you’ve got to be happy. Some say the grind of the season will break you down mentally. But the way I look at it is I get a chance to run around for three hours and play baseball. I get a chance to go in my little kid’s world and have fun. The challenge of it makes it fun, and by me getting better every year that makes it more fun.’

Mike Cameron in Baseball Digest (July 2002)

3. Carl Pavano, born January 8, 1976

‘Never did I wake up and say, ‘This stinks,’ or ‘I’m so unlucky.’ Even when I went through that, I felt like I was lucky to get traded for Pedro Martinez. I was lucky enough to play in the big leagues. I was lucky enough to put on a uniform every day. I was lucky enough to give up the seventieth home run to Mark McGwire.’

Carl Pavano in The Miami Herald (February 28, 2004)

4. Jeff Francoeur, born January 8, 1984

‘Not many kids get a chance to play for the team they grew up watching. It’s awesome, a dream come true.’

Jeff Francoeur in USA Today (Sports, 08/03/2005)

5. Harvey Haddix, died January 8, 1994

‘Every once in a while a little guy squeezes in among the giants and shows he can play baseball, too. Such was the case with the diminutive Harvey Haddix, a wee left-hander who stood just five-feet, nine-inches, weighed a mere 160 pounds and in his early days was often mistaken for being a batboy. Haddix, whose nickname was ‘The Kitten,’ was no pussycat on the mound. In his first full year in the majors, 1953, he won 20 games. He won 18 the following year, and was in double figures six other times.’

Author Rich Westcott in No-Hitters (McFarland Publishing, 02/15/2000, Harvey Haddix, Page 195)

Cheers,
Ante

Malicious Phenoms
Malicious Phenoms
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

Didn’t Pavano also get “lucky” with Alyssa Milano

Cram It
Cram It
1 year ago

LFGM!

mcmi11ions
mcmi11ions
Reply to  Cram It
1 year ago

LFGM!

EnglishMetsFan
EnglishMetsFan
Reply to  mcmi11ions
1 year ago

LET’S F*CKING GO METS

Cram It
Cram It
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

I feel like there is every spring. I know how this goes though. We’ll suddenly find out deGrom is injured, Conforto has COVID for 3 months, and Jeff McNeil was spotted storming the Capitol building. But I’ll stay happy in the moment while I can.

Not the real Hubie Brooks
Not the real Hubie Brooks
1 year ago

As fake Hubie Brooks and a real Mets fan, I’m 90% thrilled and 10% concerned that this will be Alomar redux or Baerga redux redux. But I don’t own of these guys.

I do have a keeper question about guys I do own: which 5 of the following would you keep in a 5×5 15 team mixer (no penalties for draft position, no contracts)?

Adalberto
Corey Seager
Kyle Tucker
JD Martinez
Yoan Moncada
Luke Voit

Blake Snell
Lance Lynn
Dinelson Lamet
Josh Hader

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
1 year ago

he’s far too young to be the zodiac killer, however it’s likely he’s into serial killer lore and knows about what you speak.

i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
i don't want to brag but i have irritable bowel syndrome
Reply to  Grey
1 year ago

yeah tag team serial killing, tag out when ya get old. classic.

hondo
hondo
1 year ago

First!! I stayed up until now just so I could get that in before WilliamHung beat me to it.

Anyway,now the Mets are talking about getting Kyle Seager.

As a Nats fan,this might not be a fun season.Certainly less so than 2019.

hondo
hondo
Reply to  hondo
1 year ago

Curses! Foiled again.
And so 2021 truly begins.

c
c
Reply to  hondo
1 year ago

as a Braves fan, I wouldn’t mind the Mets getting Seager. Bryant sort of scares me, but Seager is pretty meh.

c
c
1 year ago

Man, Rosario and Gimenez are, essentially, the same player. However, the Indians seem to get a LOT of these types of profiles. JoRam was similar coming up. Here’s the mlb.com take on JoRam in 2012:

While Francisco Lindor might be the middle infielder at Class A Lake County most people paid attention to in 2012, and with good reason, the guy who took over the job as his double play partner in June should not be overlooked. All the diminutive switch-hitter has done since making his United States debut in 2011 is hit, showing a knack for making consistent contact to all fields, not striking out and hitting for average while showing outstanding bat control. He has plus speed that allows him to steal bases and also works to his advantage defensively. Ramirez is looking like he’s going to be a very good defender at second with good hands, excellent range and an average arm. Indians fans might want to get used to seeing him alongside Lindor in the Cleveland lineup in the future.

I think the Indians could tap into the power for Gimenez and Rosario. If they both could reach, say, 20 HR without sacrificing OBP, then the Indians could be fun.

I wonder if the Braves will now back up the truck and trade Anderson, Waters + for JoRam?