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Thread: Jays signed John Axford and Jake Petricka today

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    Jays signed John Axford and Jake Petricka today

    So... thatís something. Petricka might actually be good.
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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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    Welcome home Johnny, welcome home.

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    Axford is very smart at least

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    Axford is a good dude. He hasn't lost his velocity. Hopefully he can find something. Good minor league signings.

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    Solid depth

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    Bullpen depth, on a low risk, high reward contract. You really can never complain about that! We have been able to upgrade our middle outfield depth, exponentially. I like this off-season for us, so far.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafro View Post
    Bullpen depth, on a low risk, high reward contract. You really can never complain about that! We have been able to upgrade our middle outfield depth, exponentially. I like this off-season for us, so far.
    Low risk but I wouldn't say either of these guys have very high reward potential
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Low risk but I wouldn't say either of these guys have very high reward potential
    Agreed. This doesn't move the needle, yet there's nothing wrong with the signings.

    We still look like a 3rd or 4th place team at this point of the off season

    Need to add a quality SP and another higher quality late inning BP arm to have a chance of changing that, all while hoping Boston does nothing of substance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nafro View Post
    Bullpen depth, on a low risk, high reward contract. You really can never complain about that! We have been able to upgrade our middle outfield depth, exponentially. I like this off-season for us, so far.
    Yeah a minor league deal for a non elite pitcher is never a bad thing. If itís the year they catch lightning in a bottle great, if not then no worries.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Low risk but I wouldn't say either of these guys have very high reward potential
    I could see Petricka putting up a couple 1+ win seasons. He sits 94 and has, at different times in his career, showed the ability to get GB rates in the 60s, and the ability to strike people out at something close to an average rate. He's one of my favourite MiLB contract relievers this offseason.
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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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    From a fantasy baseball perspective, Petricka has always been on my watch list in deep leagues. His potential was evident in his first few years, it seemed like with some minor changes he could easily become a high end Holds guy.

    He hasn't lost any velocity.

    I'm sure he's probably just as good as Tepera or Carlos Ramirez.

    Man the Jays pen is sad...

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    I could see Petricka putting up a couple 1+ win seasons. He sits 94 and has, at different times in his career, showed the ability to get GB rates in the 60s, and the ability to strike people out at something close to an average rate. He's one of my favourite MiLB contract relievers this offseason.
    Did you read or see something that suggests the K rate he posted last year is sustainable? Outside of it, he's never posted high K rates...he's been a low K, high BB, GB% machine.

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    Add Craig Breslow to the list.

    Albuquerque
    Petricka
    Axford
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    Not bad.
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    If they bring home Hutch on a similar deal I'd be happy. Dude has had nearly a K an inning primarily as a starter in his MLB career. Certainly worth a look while the Jays are in the dumpster looking for hidden gems on non-guaranteed contracts for the bullpen.

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    Shapiro's view on relief pitching is awesome. A relief ace (Osuna) is necessary, but for the middle relief crop, just find some guys with great K rates/velocity and see who sticks for a year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by glory View Post
    Shapiro's view on relief pitching is awesome. A relief ace (Osuna) is necessary, but for the middle relief crop, just find some guys with great K rates/velocity and see who sticks for a year.
    Yeah. What's left on the relief market is pretty gross, especially now Oh, Norris, and Romo have signed MLB deals. Outside of a cheap 2-year deal for Rosenthal, or 1-year flier on Uehara or Watson, there's not much out there that I'd want to give more than a MiLB deal.
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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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