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I apologize sir, wrong person's wall, haha.
Not sure how that happened.
Dang, you came back.
I agree with you on Grienke and Cain.
But I still believe Hamels is staying, I still believe ownership will allow it.
As for the Phillies situation, it's basically an ownership call, if they don't mind going over the threshold, then he will be re-signed.
They do have some contracts coming off the books which will help, but probably still not enough to sign Hamels for 20 mill and stay below the threshold, but I still believe he will be re-signed as the ownership will most likely allow it.
Grienke is staying, IMO. Simple as that.
Cain, well Cain is intresting, out of all three, he is the most likey to hit FA.
But as for San Fran's inability to score runs, they need to secure the staff and Sabean will eventually see that and will lock up Cain and Lincecum to longer term extensions then they would like.
I apoligize about this wall to wall thing once again but my computer is being a tool on that article.
Anyways, why do you think that Hamels will hit free agency for sure?
I mean, I certainly don't see Greinke hitting free agency due to the anxiety isues and how well he pitched with the Brewers.
I don't see Hamels hitting free agency either, Ruben Amaro Jr. has a tendency to work out extensions in January with his star players and no matter the salary cap issue, he will re-sign, I'll bet on it.
Now I can see Cain hitting free agency the most out of these three and I think he will, but I still think he will re-sign.
I wrote an article comparing Derrick Rose to Michael Jordan, mainly on the similarities they share, which is surprising. I would love to hear your thoughts on it. Thanks.
That's a link to all Drabek's minor league stats.
Anyways, you seem like a very logical and open minded fan who clearly knows his stuff and it was a very nice conversation with you.
I'm not sure if there's much more you could argue/discuss about.
"Just like most young pitchers who struggle with control." Drabek is in the same boat as well.
He was ranked the 12th best prospect heading into the season by Johnathon Mayo and MLB.com for good reason.
A-Rod won't do much in 2012 but he will do enough. Teixeira is a little overrated, he hit .306 the season before he came to New York but ever since he cam to NY his average has dipped. Do I think he should hit .300 again? No but a .270 average is resonable to go along with his power stroke.
I doubt think Jeter will hit .285, I think he will hit around .270 and continue to lose a step on D but his experience and pedigree alone should be valuable to the Yankees.
I honestly don't expect the same year from Granderson but I can see him hitting .270 with 35 home runs.
As for the Jays staff, I believe Morrow will continue to showw improvements. He allowed 2 runs in 21 innings in September, showed great mound presence and learned how to pitch.
He started going all out on every pitch instead of paceing himself. He used his overpowering fastball to his advantage, used his nasty slider very effectivley and used a new cut fastball in September. With those 3 plus pitches and his improving curveball he will overpower hitters and have a career year. IMO.
Jeter and A-rod are declining, Teixeira has declined lately as well. But I doubt Granderson will repeat, they have Montero and Betances and Banueles. Who both have shown control issues.
The Jays are going in the right direction and unless the Yankees start to strengthen their system they will keep declining, don't expect another 97 win season, they're overrated.
And to think I actually thought you were a fairly smart baseball fan. Guess not.
Drabek has stood out since he got drafted, he has a very tidy stat line in the Minors and showed god ability once he came up two seasons ago and was good at the start of last season.
As for the Yankees, they are declining unless they start to go younger they will keep declining. They still will compete but I wouldn't count for another 97 win year.