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Andres Gimenez New York Mets

New No. 1 prospect on the Mets.

Alex Patton Alex
Jose Urena Miami Marlins

We picked him up for $3 in the XFL. Not the first coward/a$$hole/bum that I've owned....and undoubtedly won't be the last.

Tim McLeod tlmcleod

Need a page for Andres Gimenez ... BP's #1 Mets' prospect for 2019.

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Jose Urena Miami Marlins

I think he's going to be an opportunity for anyone willing to have a coward / a$$hole / bum on their roster ... because there will be some owners who will not forget his beaning of Acuna ... 

Howard Lynch LynchMob
That seems about right, his improvements last year will mean he should get at least $9.
carter carter GypsySoul
J.T. Realmuto Miami Marlins

What metric is this?

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Luke Weaver Arizona Diamondbacks

The D-Backs acquired Luke Weaver in the Goldschmidt deal b/c Shelby Miller was not available.  

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Paul Goldschmidt St. Louis Cardinals

And off to the Cards, for two MLBers who could be labeled "post-hype prospects" ... Luke Weaver and Carson Kelly.

Owed $14 mil this year ... probably worth $25 mil.  So the Cards will not only get an underpriced year of a perennial MVP candidate ... but also most likely a 1st round pick in 2020.

NL Central is going to be brutal next year.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Carlos Santana Seattle Mariners

19 games at 3B!  So close, and yet so far . . . I think $13 is a pretty accurate price.  

Mike Dean TMU2009
Didi Gregorius New York Yankees

Ranked ninth in the AL in slugging against RHP (.519).

Jose Ramirez was fourth (.586). Everyone else in the top 10 bats right.

Alex Patton Alex
Carlos Santana Seattle Mariners

Moving from Philly to Seattle, along with another trip around the sun, isn't going to help him turn back into a 30+ HR hitter again.  And if he falls below 20...?

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Pat Corbin Washington Nationals

Going from Ahmed-Marte behind him, to Trea Turner-Kendrick, is not going to be kind to Corbin.  Last year a .202 BA on ground balls ... compared to .242 the year before.

Phil Ponebshek Texpope
Gary Sanchez New York Yankees

Hard to imagine there's a universe where his D is a positive, but perhaps because his failures -- when he has them -- are so obvious, we recall them so clearly.  When he has passed balls, they're REAL passed balls, and his effort to block them sometimes looks like OBJ chasing an onside kick.

We had him last year at $25, and felt fine about it, with the results you see above.  At $20?  We might go to the well again.

Mike Dean TMU2009

Sanchez not only fails to make the 2018 Trailers in the Bill James Handbook (Chirinos thread), he's deemed a positive when wearing a catcher's mask by both Fangraphs (Def 5.9) and Baseball-Reference (dWAR 0.5).

I don't know anyone who watched a lot of Yankee games who agrees.

Alex Patton Alex
J.T. Realmuto Miami Marlins

According to the New York papers, the Yankees are at least tempted to trade Sanchez for Realmuto. I wonder if Brian Cashman, as he mulls this over, looks at the 3-year trailers in the Bill James Handbook?

Hundely, Nick -39

Realmuto, J.T. -25

Butera, Drew -24

Lucroy, Jonathan -22

Narvaez, Omar -21

Rupp, Cameron -20

Alex Patton Alex
Robinson Chirinos Houston Astros

It's easy to see that his offense slipped. Most of the defensive metrics say his defense also slipped but remained a positive (B-R dWAR 0.3, Fangraphs Def 3.3).

Not so with John Dewan's Defensive Runs Saves. He goes from +2 in 2017 to -11 last year. Only five catchers (Hundley, Garver, Narvaez, Ellis and Lucroy) were worse.

In the end, though, doesn't it still depend on what the scouts tell you? If you're a GM, don't you talk to someone who has carefully watched Chirinos play this year before you acquire him?

Alex Patton Alex

He stays in State, moving to the Astros on a one-year deal. No salary disclosed. I had such high hopes for Garrett Stubbs, sigh....

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Merrill Kelly Arizona Diamondbacks

It took a while, but Kelly finally gets his first comment. He has signed on with Arizona, a two year $5.5 million deal with team options on 2021 and 2022. Until Taijuan Walker returns, he'll likely have a spot in the DBacks rotation. Here's his KBO stats.

https://mykbostats.com/players/1135-Merill-Kelly-SK-Wyverns

Tim McLeod tlmcleod
Pat Corbin Washington Nationals
Nick Senzel Cincinnati Reds

Nick Senzel (elbow) said he's expected to be ready to swing a bat by the end of December.

2018 was a lost year for Senzel, who battled through vertigo issues before later requiring season-ending surgery to repair a torn tendon in his right index finger. He then tried the outfield in the instructional league in the fall before undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs from his left elbow. The good news is that his rehab is going well and he now considers himself at "90 percent." Senzel mostly saw time between second base and third base in Triple-A this past season, but there could be a spot for him in center field after the club recently non-tendered Billy Hamilton. The 23-year-old remains a player to be excited about for the long-term even though 2018 didn't go as planned.
Source: Reds.mlb.com

Howard Lynch LynchMob

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