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Old 08-29-2019, 07:52 AM
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Default Giolito's improvement by the numbers

Trib article on the improvement of Giolito. Says his 2.93 improvement on ERA is the second largest improvement in MLB history year to year.

https://www.chicagotribune.com/sport...ovu-story.html
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Old 08-29-2019, 03:26 PM
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Hoping for a strong finish to solidify the effort.
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:38 AM
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I hope that Cease will follow suit . maybe he can talk to Giolito's high school coach, but probably not since he now works for the Giants.
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Old 08-30-2019, 08:01 AM
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Cease had a few decent outings here and there. He has the potential to be great but only time will tell. To me, Cease, Kopech, Rodon, and Lopez are all big question marks in some capacity. This rotation is in no way locked down for the future.

It's why I think signing Gerrit Cole this offseason should be priority #1 and the front office shouldn't be cute like they were with Machado.
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Old 08-30-2019, 02:03 PM
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Cease had a few decent outings here and there. He has the potential to be great but only time will tell. To me, Cease, Kopech, Rodon, and Lopez are all big question marks in some capacity. This rotation is in no way locked down for the future.

It's why I think signing Gerrit Cole this offseason should be priority #1 and the front office shouldn't be cute like they were with Machado.
I'm not sold on Cole because he is looking for a long contract. We need someone who is willing to take a two year deal with an option for the third year. I'm looking at Baumgartner or Cole Hamels for that-playoff experience.

We need a RF like a fish needs water. Castellanos is a FA this year.

If we can score Castellanos and either Baumgartner or Hamels, we should be sitting pretty.
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Old 08-30-2019, 03:16 PM
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I'm not sold on Cole because he is looking for a long contract. We need someone who is willing to take a two year deal with an option for the third year. I'm looking at Baumgartner or Cole Hamels for that-playoff experience.

We need a RF like a fish needs water. Castellanos is a FA this year.

If we can score Castellanos and either Baumgartner or Hamels, we should be sitting pretty.
Cole is a Scott Boras agent. We may as well forget about him.
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Old 08-30-2019, 04:40 PM
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I'm not sold on Cole because he is looking for a long contract. We need someone who is willing to take a two year deal with an option for the third year. I'm looking at Baumgartner or Cole Hamels for that-playoff experience.

We need a RF like a fish needs water. Castellanos is a FA this year.

If we can score Castellanos and either Baumgartner or Hamels, we should be sitting pretty.
I would love to give Cole $30mil X6 years, but not sure Jerry will do 6 years for a pitcher, plus he is going to be highly sought after.

Bumgarner will not be a 2 year plus option guy, he's getting 4-5 years. Would love to grab him for 4 years with option.

Have always liked Castellanos, has put up consistent numbers for the last 4 years and will be only 28 next year. He's having a monster second half with the Cubs, hopefully 3 years will do it for him, as the defensive analytics still don't love him so that will tamper down his earning potential.

Also think they need another OFer with defensive versatility and preferably be lefty. Trade for Pederson to play some CF and RF vs righties and have Castellanos and Eloy rotating at DH and a corner spot.

Those additions plus Robert, Madrigal, and a healthy Kopech is a very dangerous team.
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Old 09-01-2019, 02:38 PM
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Word is Borass is looking for 8 years for Cole.

All it takes is one owner...(just like it only takes one juror to set you free).

I'm glad JR is not going to be that one owner.
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