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    Seems a little high on Kershaw. Still the best pitcher when he's healthy, but he's spending more and more time on the DL for his back every season.

    $135M on Donaldson also seems a little low.

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    In what universe is Manny Machado getting $40M+ more than Bryce Harper?
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    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    OK, prospect writers are dumb. Yonny Chirinos had a great season in AAA last season, has been very good in 14 MLB innings this year, and at 24 projects as a league-average starter by Steamer and ZiPS, and the two FG guys have him as the system's 22nd best prospect. That doesn't make any sense.
    To be fair I think the Rays' system is quite deep which somewhat explains his low ranking but there's no way he's not at least a 45 FV and appears below someone like Jose De Leon who can't stay on the mound.

    Also, it's April 16 and fangraphs is still missing the Blue Jays, the entire AL Central and the entire NL West. I understand that as a mostly one person job with McDaniels joining halfway it's hard, the lists are in-depth and it's free content, but it's a pretty big shitshow that they're just barely above halfway done with no end in sight. At this rate they won't even be done by the draft.
    Quote Originally Posted by LetTheBallFly View Post
    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
    To be fair I think the Rays' system is quite deep which somewhat explains his low ranking but there's no way he's not at least a 45 FV and appears below someone like Jose De Leon who can't stay on the mound.

    Also, it's April 16 and fangraphs is still missing the Blue Jays, the entire AL Central and the entire NL West. I understand that as a mostly one person job with McDaniels joining halfway it's hard, the lists are in-depth and it's free content, but it's a pretty big shitshow that they're just barely above halfway done with no end in sight. At this rate they won't even be done by the draft.
    They've taken so long that I don't really even click on most of them anymore. Big mistake not keeping up with BP and BA.
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    Unfortunately, they really skimped out on the crickets on mine because they add a pretty flavourful crunch element on top of the coleslaw.

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    By the time the Jays list comes out, Bichette's hit tool will be up to a 60 ffs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeM View Post
    By the time the Jays list comes out, Bichette's hit tool will be up to a 60 ffs.
    Nah according to Kiley McDaniels he's a current 30 with future 50 hit tool at best.

    Edit: I think I missed a joke.
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    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    Bryce Harper shatters his bat on a swing and still hits the ball over the RF-CF fence in Citi Field. Barry Bonds-esque.
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    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
    Bryce Harper shatters his bat on a swing and still hits the ball over the RF-CF fence in Citi Field. Barry Bonds-esque.

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    And another Ranger bites the dust--Profar just got injured trying to get a double play--in a game the Rays already lost Matt Duffy to injury as well.

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    Jesus Christ, Bryce Harper should be the face of baseball.
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    Frag are you alive?
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    I know King isn't... little prick.

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    Good god the Marlins are terrible--7-0 Yankees as Gregorius hits a jack..

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    How were the Reds the team that finally figured out that Luis Castillo has absurd stuff? The Marlins are such a failure of an organization.
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    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Orgfiller View Post
    How were the Reds the team that finally figured out that Luis Castillo has absurd stuff? The Marlins are such a failure of an organization.
    Are you watching? His change is really on point.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jaysfan2014 View Post
    Good god the Marlins are terrible--7-0 Yankees as Gregorius hits a jack..
    11-0 now and Severino is picking them apart, rough night but at least they get to play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P2F View Post
    Are you watching? His change is really on point.
    Only a little but yeah his change was carving them up. His fastball also had all kinds of downward movement so when he dropped the change at 10 mph less it was simply unfair.
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    Synder is mediocre at best this year. Let me know when Synder is giving up less runs per game than Sanchez, until then I'll take Sanchez

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pendleton View Post
    11-0 now and Severino is picking them apart, rough night but at least they get to play.
    Postponements and blowouts... despite a few gems its been pretty boring baseball this year

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