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Postby Tim » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:09 pm

CubinNY wrote:Nelson Velasquez called up.

And sitting behind Heyward.
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Postby d_money » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:38 pm

When’s the last time Heyward hit the IL? Ever? I don’t recall.
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby muntjack » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:40 pm

Giving Jason Heyward and Andrelton Simmons PAs on this team is so obviously bad for the organization, nevermind the fans.
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Postby Derwood » Mon Jun 20, 2022 10:46 pm

d_money wrote:When’s the last time Heyward hit the IL? Ever? I don’t recall.


Really? I feel like he has 2 or 3 IL stints every season
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Postby Cubswin11 » Tue Jun 21, 2022 12:01 am

d_money wrote:When’s the last time Heyward hit the IL? Ever? I don’t recall.

He came off the IL like 2-3 weeks ago and he missed all that time in 2018 or 2019 with the concussion he got trying to rob Fowler’s walk off dong vs us when he actually was hitting well.
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby Andy » Tue Jun 21, 2022 2:08 am

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d_money wrote:When’s the last time Heyward hit the IL? Ever? I don’t recall.

He came off the IL like 2-3 weeks ago and he missed all that time in 2018 or 2019 with the concussion he got trying to rob Fowler’s walk off dong vs us when he actually was hitting well.

He also got IL'd in 16 after making the greatest catch I've ever seen unfold as it happened in SF.
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Postby itisallpartoftheplan » Tue Jun 21, 2022 4:06 pm



Stout to shut us down this week.

PTR getting some cash to make himself less poor.
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby Bertz » Thu Jun 23, 2022 3:28 pm

I'm increasingly wondering if an Ian Happ trade or non-trade will be the canary in the coal mine for what to expect this winter.

If Jed's planning to build a "aim for 82 wins and hope for the best" type squad next year, there's not really much reason to hold onto a premium left fielder. Especially with how much of the funnest parts of the farm are outfielders who will potentially start being on the MLB radar late next year.

But if the plan is to actually start to try next year, it's hard to see dumpimg a guy who projects north of 3 WAR, no matter how low on the defensive spectrum he lies. Even if you think he's replaceable, you're at least doubling his salary to do so, and while the books are fairly clean they're not *that* clean. Also of the good players on the roster, he's probably the safest. Like while each of Hoerner, Happ, and Seiya project between 3-3.5 WAR, Hoerner's injuries and Seiya's lack of MLB track record give them considerably more downside risk.

It's not definitive, again scarcity at 1B and LF aren't quite the same as other positions. There may also be Happ-specific things the org doesn't love, like they don't buy his slashed K-rate, but I think this will be the biggest data point for what to expect over the winter. Even moreso than how MLB-adjacent the returns for Willson and Robertson are.
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:02 pm

Bertz wrote:I'm increasingly wondering if an Ian Happ trade or non-trade will be the canary in the coal mine for what to expect this winter.

If Jed's planning to build a "aim for 82 wins and hope for the best" type squad next year, there's not really much reason to hold onto a premium left fielder. Especially with how much of the funnest parts of the farm are outfielders who will potentially start being on the MLB radar late next year.

But if the plan is to actually start to try next year, it's hard to see dumpimg a guy who projects north of 3 WAR, no matter how low on the defensive spectrum he lies. Even if you think he's replaceable, you're at least doubling his salary to do so, and while the books are fairly clean they're not *that* clean. Also of the good players on the roster, he's probably the safest. Like while each of Hoerner, Happ, and Seiya project between 3-3.5 WAR, Hoerner's injuries and Seiya's lack of MLB track record give them considerably more downside risk.

It's not definitive, again scarcity at 1B and LF aren't quite the same as other positions. There may also be Happ-specific things the org doesn't love, like they don't buy his slashed K-rate, but I think this will be the biggest data point for what to expect over the winter. Even moreso than how MLB-adjacent the returns for Willson and Robertson are.


This might not be a popular take, but I'd like to trade him regardless. Happ having a career year with 1.5 years to free agency is never going to have more value, a LF only player without elite consistency isn't a guy who makes sense to give a long term deal for his 30s, and since he's now locked to LF he plays a position where it's both easy in the league-wide sense but also in the current org sense to replace(Ortega, Velazquez, Davis). If you can turn Happ into a useful part of the 2023 team then you can come out ahead as soon as next year.
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Postby Backtobanks » Thu Jun 23, 2022 4:30 pm

Bertz wrote:I'm increasingly wondering if an Ian Happ trade or non-trade will be the canary in the coal mine for what to expect this winter.

If Jed's planning to build a "aim for 82 wins and hope for the best" type squad next year, there's not really much reason to hold onto a premium left fielder. Especially with how much of the funnest parts of the farm are outfielders who will potentially start being on the MLB radar late next year.

But if the plan is to actually start to try next year, it's hard to see dumpimg a guy who projects north of 3 WAR, no matter how low on the defensive spectrum he lies. Even if you think he's replaceable, you're at least doubling his salary to do so, and while the books are fairly clean they're not *that* clean. Also of the good players on the roster, he's probably the safest. Like while each of Hoerner, Happ, and Seiya project between 3-3.5 WAR, Hoerner's injuries and Seiya's lack of MLB track record give them considerably more downside risk.

It's not definitive, again scarcity at 1B and LF aren't quite the same as other positions. There may also be Happ-specific things the org doesn't love, like they don't buy his slashed K-rate, but I think this will be the biggest data point for what to expect over the winter. Even moreso than how MLB-adjacent the returns for Willson and Robertson are.


If Jed is planning to aim for 82 wins, he's either delusional or Tom is open the pocketbook really wide.
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Thu Jun 23, 2022 5:36 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:This might not be a popular take, but I'd like to trade him regardless. Happ having a career year with 1.5 years to free agency is never going to have more value, a LF only player without elite consistency isn't a guy who makes sense to give a long term deal for his 30s, and since he's now locked to LF he plays a position where it's both easy in the league-wide sense but also in the current org sense to replace(Ortega, Velazquez, Davis). If you can turn Happ into a useful part of the 2023 team then you can come out ahead as soon as next year.


Yep. I’d add a little spice and say trading Happ should be higher priority than Contreras. Years of control, younger, cheaper - people eat that stuff up. I’d look to the Gallo deal (which included a more or less ready LHH MIF/IF in Josh Smith + 3 other players in the org’s top 30 at the time)
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Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:42 pm

Aim for 82 wins is the trying method for next year isn't it?
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Fri Jun 24, 2022 7:50 pm

The Giants picked up Calhoun and cash for Duggar…Feel like bodes fell for the Cubs selling back of the roster players, Calhoun’s got some talent and figure the Cubs cam aim for someone a little more prospect-y
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Postby Bertz » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:07 pm



Bote up Nelly down presumably tomorrow. Bote is on the 60 Day IL so there'll be a DFA as well (Leiter?).
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Postby Bertz » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:34 pm



Oh this is much much better!
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Postby Tim » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:49 pm

Bertz wrote:https://twitter.com/MLBastian/status/1540448076057530368?t=7Tiv9Udm9u8QP_ekww1vzw&s=19

Oh this is much much better!

If only that read "Heyward"
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby Derwood » Fri Jun 24, 2022 9:51 pm

Amazing how Jed went 0-for the entire off season. What a disaster
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby We Got The Whole 9 » Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:00 pm

Robertson looks like a decent chip :shrug:
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:24 am

Thinking nonsense thoughts…the Jays, Twins, and Phillies maybe seem the most likely trade partners? The Twins can be sneaky players for Contreras with Simeon Woods-Richardson to dangle and some LHH depth organizationally (Matt Wallner?). The Jays seem like a fit for Happ, the LHH OF options are Ramiel Tapiel and Bradley Zimmer. I wonder how available Biggio might be? Might prefer Spencer Horowitz anyway at this stage anyway

The Phillies have used only a handful of starters this year, Suarez the only lefty, seem like a great Miley fit. They’ve got some talented lefties like Jones and Dohy that stalled, I like Jhailyn Ortiz enough as a developmental power bat already in the upper minors
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Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:07 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:Thinking nonsense thoughts…the Jays, Twins, and Phillies maybe seem the most likely trade partners? The Twins can be sneaky players for Contreras with Simeon Woods-Richardson to dangle and some LHH depth organizationally (Matt Wallner?). The Jays seem like a fit for Happ, the LHH OF options are Ramiel Tapiel and Bradley Zimmer. I wonder how available Biggio might be? Might prefer Spencer Horowitz anyway at this stage anyway

The Phillies have used only a handful of starters this year, Suarez the only lefty, seem like a great Miley fit. They’ve got some talented lefties like Jones and Dohy that stalled, I like Jhailyn Ortiz enough as a developmental power bat already in the upper minors


The Twins are also a potential Happ destination. It might be too late considering he's currently getting regular run at 1B(though he hasn't hit in MLB yet), but I'd love to get my hands on Kirilloff.
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Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:26 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:The Twins are also a potential Happ destination. It might be too late considering he's currently getting regular run at 1B(though he hasn't hit in MLB yet), but I'd love to get my hands on Kirilloff.


Yeees, and I can’t imagine there’s a better time to ask either. Larnach’s passed him, he hasn’t hit in the MLs, both starting COFs are LHHs, there’s some injuries, Arraez has taken 1B and is also a high contact LHH…Exactly the kind of plug and play post-hype LH bat this team could use, he’s mashed in AAA this year to help alleviate some injury concerns
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby TomtheBombadil » Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:34 pm

Also the Giants getting some talent for Duggar seems worth mentioning in the case of Rafael Ortega. Duggar’s a better defensive CF/OF but Ortega’s definitely outhitting him and IIRC is cheaper…The Phillies with Castellanos in LF again seem like a fit

Trading one or more of these back of the roster veterans besides Robertson seems key to a turnaround somehow :dontknow: …Trading Ortega would open up the shot to cycle guys like Young, Hill, Mervis, Roederer sooner rather than later
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Re: 2022 In Season Thread

Postby Transmogrified Tiger » Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:55 pm

TomtheBombadil wrote:Also the Giants getting some talent for Duggar seems worth mentioning in the case of Rafael Ortega. Duggar’s a better defensive CF/OF but Ortega’s definitely outhitting him and IIRC is cheaper…The Phillies with Castellanos in LF again seem like a fit

Trading one or more of these back of the roster veterans besides Robertson seems key to a turnaround somehow :dontknow: …Trading Ortega would open up the shot to cycle guys like Young, Hill, Mervis, Roederer sooner rather than later


Ortega is a year further from arbitration, but more importantly he's 2.5 years older, which makes it a harder sell for a material return at 31 than 28. I'm not overly enthusiastic about Ortega, but between his age and the way he can help the team in the short run(raising the roster's floor, hitting left handed on a roster/high minors devoid of LHH) I find it hard to see a net positive trade outcome for him. Wisdom could be a different story if the right deal came along given his younger age and defensive value, but again someone has to play 3B and there's no reason a team can't be competitive with Wisdom playing 3B in the meantime.
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Postby JeffH » Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:57 pm

Transmogrified Tiger wrote:Wisdom could be a different story if the right deal came along given his younger age and defensive value, but again someone has to play 3B and there's no reason a team can't be competitive with Wisdom playing 3B in the meantime.


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