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    Yes Guy!

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    So what's everyone's early pen prediction?

    I'm feeling:

    Osuna
    Biagini
    Loup
    Tepera
    Barnes
    Petricka
    Breslow

    Pretty gross
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    I think there is upside in Barnes and Tepera and that Biagini will be good if he focuses on the pen. But its certainly nothing you could classify as 'shut down'

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    So what's everyone's early pen prediction?

    I'm feeling:

    Osuna
    Biagini
    Loup
    Tepera
    Barnes
    Petricka
    Breslow

    Pretty gross
    Osuna
    Biagini
    Loup
    Tepera
    Barnes
    Mayza
    Axford

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    Quote Originally Posted by Abomination View Post
    Osuna
    Biagini
    Loup
    Tepera
    Barnes
    Mayza
    Axford
    I could see Axford throwing well in spring and earning a spot. I do hope Breslow looks good in ST and gets the second LHP spot over the kids. They have options, and can be kept as AAA depth, and Breslow is still a perfectly cromulent LOOGY.

    Edit: I take it back. Breslow is much worse than I thought he was. I thought he had destroyed lefties the last few years, but he has decidedly not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by glory View Post
    Yup, as I said in the other thread, I'm betting Diaz/Solarte end up with near everyday plate appearances by the end of the season. Tulo looks toast, and Travis has been hurt every year for four straight years. The only downside is we might see a lot of Gift as a back up, but whatever.
    At least Gift has options, as any replacement level middle infielder should have. That was a big problem with Goins, you had to roster him the whole year if you wanted to keep him.

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    Jordan Romano is my pick to make it to the Pen out of Spring Training.

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    My prediction is that Taylor Guerrieri makes the team as a reliever and does well if he can stay healthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    Bone spur issues in his ankle on February 14th. Surely this is fine and there is nothing to see here. Everything is fine.
    Tulo is fine... Nothing to see here








    Thanks Diaz and Solarte

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    Quote Originally Posted by Terminator View Post
    My prediction is that Taylor Guerrieri makes the team as a reliever and does well if he can stay healthy.
    I hope this happens. He’s my favourite of the scrap heap pickups.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    I could see Axford throwing well in spring and earning a spot. I do hope Breslow looks good in ST and gets the second LHP spot over the kids. They have options, and can be kept as AAA depth, and Breslow is still a perfectly cromulent LOOGY.

    Edit: I take it back. Breslow is much worse than I thought he was. I thought he had destroyed lefties the last few years, but he has decidedly not.
    That's a lot of guys on the 40 in the minors though (I hate relievers on the 40 and not in the majors). Obviously you send Pannone and Borucki down to start if they don't make the club...but I think you just cut Mayza and Dermody if they don't make it. For the RHP, I'm not sure who I give the pass to. Ramirez has spent so little time pitching, and was unhittable in a SSS last season that I think he gets a shot in the pen and if he doesn't he's the first up. Almost the entire team has options remaining, so we can work the shit out of the pen if choose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    So what's everyone's early pen prediction?

    I'm feeling:

    Osuna
    Biagini
    Loup
    Tepera
    Barnes
    Petricka
    Breslow

    Pretty gross
    Osuna
    Biagini
    Tepera
    Loup
    Barnes
    Breslow
    Alburquerque

    Then first called up are:

    Ramirez
    Dermody / Mayza

    I think our bullpen is going to be a strength for us this year. The only relievers out of options are Loup and the 3 veteran minor league signings with spring training invites. We can rotate players to keep them fresh and use people who are in form. My pick for this year's Leone (i.e. best of the rest) is Ramirez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTS View Post
    I hope this happens. He’s my favourite of the scrap heap pickups.
    Same here. I had to check rotoworld to make sure his arm is still attached and it appears that he should be ready for ST. His fastball velo has dropped a lot but maybe in the pen it can play up some to go along with his curveball. I wouldn't be surprised to see him become a solid low leverage guy for us this year.

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    Biagini has slimmed down quite a bit

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