MLBTR Originals

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  1. TheodoreRoosevelt 5 years ago

    You guys are doing a great job with the original content. Much appreciated!

  2. Prince_Fielders_Donuts 5 years ago

    Trevor Cahill is underated IMO, dude deserves an extension i just wish the Brewers could produce some good young arms besides Gallardo.

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      Jake Odorizzi is a sure thing. It sure would have been nice if they had signed Dylan Covey.

      Anyway, I think they are the dark horse for ZachGreinke is he were to be traded. I suppose something like Lawrie, Odorizzi, Jeffress, and Gamel might get things started.

      • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

        Greinke won’t be traded, at least not for more than a year. Frankly he’s what Moore can point to and say “see I’m not a total screw up.” If the Royals really have any shot of making a run on the division with some of what’s coming up from the farm, they need 2009 Greinke.

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          Well their system is the best in Baseball, and Dayton Moore has a lot to do with that…But trading Greinke will only make the system better. I know you are a Royals fan — Can you imagine Jesus Montero in our system with Hosmer, Moose, and Myers among the 4 lefties and Giavotella and Robinson? I don’t think he will be around post contract and trading gim (and keeping Soria) might only make them a better team in the future…

          Although this is a reason why I wont Greinke…He could be a great veteran presense to Monty, Lamb, Duffy, and Dwyer…Plus, he is a great pitcher, it’s just his contract will be up soon and if they aren’t going to re-sign him (they should) it might not be worth keeping him. This is what I think for example..

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            They’re better off trading Soria to get what they want for the farm.

            Though I wouldn’t call the Royals farm system the best in baseball… don’t even know if top 5 is right. At the very least Tampa Bay and Oakland are definitely ahead of them.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Not a chance. Royals are definetly #1 and they might have the best farm system of all time. Myers, Hosmer Moustakas, Collins, Cuthbert, Giavotella, Robinson, Lamb, Montgomery, Perez, Colon, Duffy, Dwyer, C Robinson, Sample, Arguelles, Smith, Espinal, Eibner, Ventura, Yambati, Santiago, Moreno, Simmons, Antonio, Richardson, Sandford, Pimentel, Crow, Adam, Coleman, Teaford, Hardy, Chapman are better than any system in Baseball and maybe as a whole, the history of Baseball. And everyone who knows the minors would agree. Not saying you don’t know the minors, I’m just saying.

            I wouldn’t trade Soria. He is one of the best closers in Baseball and closrs are very hard to find, and he is also under contract (cheap contract) until 2014.

            Talk to me.

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            No offense my online friend, but have you been drinking?

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            No, but no offense, I’m guessing you don’t follow MILB.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            No, but no offense, I’m guessing you don’t follow MILB.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            No, but no offense, I’m guessing you don’t follow MILB.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            But in all fairness my good online friend, I’m not old enough to drink, so you should have pieced that together dawg!

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            Your grammar is not up to it’s usual standard… I was half wondering if you were drinking and typing. Note to self stop watching Sherlock Holmesian stuff… makes me think I’m perceptive. That said, I did see the movie Machete today… violent, hilariously insane and over the top acting by everyone not named Danny Trejo, I highly suggest it.

            I do follow the MiLB and have seen massive strides in the Royals farm but I still won’t call them the best in baseball, let alone the best in MILB history.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Well when I said “do you not follow MILB” — That was a joke…I know you know your Baseball whether it’s MLB or MiLB. And you obviously have your opinions, and if you think the Royals farm system isn’t the best in Baseball…Thats obviously your opinion…But seriously, many say that there hasn’t been as good of a trio (Moose, Myers, and Hosmer) in any organization in a long long time. Plus you add in the 6 lefties and the lower level Royals, plus the Naturals in NW Arkansas — Bottom line, the Royals organization is shaping up to be the best if not one of the best in Baseball. It’s just been great drafting by Dayton since ’07. But I really do think you need to believe in their organization as the best in Baseball. Although if you’re trying to score points with Grant Green or Stephen Parker…I understand!

            My grammar, well I’m not exactly Mavis Beacon or Albert Einstein…I’ve always told you this…I pretty much only know Baseball…I can’t spell, I’m not good with words like perceptive…I’m just a Baseball guy as you know.

            The A’s and the Rays, well they are probably, I’m saying probably in the top 5 with the Royals and Jays. I also really like the Indians farm system. There was a really good podcast from John Manuel and Jim Callis that I urge you to check out…Seriously it’s good. I’m going to name a sleeper for you to check out, Kyle Petter. John Manuel really likes him in the Indians organization…2010 34th rounder and is pretty much a poor mans Billy Wagner or Tim Collins if you will. Has good stuff. I really like those 5 that I mentioned as the top 5 in Baseball with the Royals, A’s, Jays, Indians, and Rays in that order. The Astros is also in that mix. They’ve completely turned their organization around to what is a newly very impressive system. Also a big fan of the Tigers recent draftees but I wouldn’t say they are even top 15. The Yankees also have a good thing going with Betances now looking like a future ace. Anyway, just pointing a few things out. But always good talking to you man…Still surprised you watch those kinds of movies. I always thought of you as a disney type of guy!! (joke)

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            I’m far too tired to respond to everything, so I’ll be brief but annoying. My crack about your grammar was more of a back handed compliment, tonight you were off making me suspect libations.

            As for the Disney movie crack… Sir I’m dishonored, I shall meet you on the field of battle. Joking. Still I think Walt Disney to be one of this country’s worst heroes.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Maybe, but again…I have no idea what the word liberations means. When we talk, it has to be easy words, like good, bad, yes, no, chalupa, ceiling, prospect, Moustakas, and absolutley….Yes?

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            I’m far too tired to respond to everything, so I’ll be brief but annoying. My crack about your grammar was more of a back handed compliment, tonight you were off making me suspect libations.

            As for the Disney movie crack… Sir I’m dishonored, I shall meet you on the field of battle. Joking. Still I think Walt Disney to be one of this country’s worst heroes.

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            I’m far too tired to respond to everything, so I’ll be brief but annoying. My crack about your grammar was more of a back handed compliment, tonight you were off making me suspect libations.

            As for the Disney movie crack… Sir I’m dishonored, I shall meet you on the field of battle. Joking. Still I think Walt Disney to be one of this country’s worst heroes.

          • jwredsox 5 years ago

            Has moose been giving a position yet? reports I read said he still might not have the skill for third. And I would wait on Myers. He hasn’t even played past high A and a lot can happen with catchers. Good example: Myers and Jarrod Salthalamacchia have almost the same high A stats in Salty’s 20 yr old year and he is having a lot of trouble getting acclimated to the majors. Catchers are very hard to project. And I like Hosmer’s BB and K rates but do we know how he hits lefties?

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Myers isn’t a future catcher. Moose is a 3B. Hosmer hits lefties.

          • jwredsox 5 years ago

            Thanks. And my bad not realizing Myers wasn’t a catcher.

          • jwredsox 5 years ago

            Has moose been giving a position yet? reports I read said he still might not have the skill for third. And I would wait on Myers. He hasn’t even played past high A and a lot can happen with catchers. Good example: Myers and Jarrod Salthalamacchia have almost the same high A stats in Salty’s 20 yr old year and he is having a lot of trouble getting acclimated to the majors. Catchers are very hard to project. And I like Hosmer’s BB and K rates but do we know how he hits lefties?

          • jwredsox 5 years ago

            Has moose been giving a position yet? reports I read said he still might not have the skill for third. And I would wait on Myers. He hasn’t even played past high A and a lot can happen with catchers. Good example: Myers and Jarrod Salthalamacchia have almost the same high A stats in Salty’s 20 yr old year and he is having a lot of trouble getting acclimated to the majors. Catchers are very hard to project. And I like Hosmer’s BB and K rates but do we know how he hits lefties?

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Well when I said “do you not follow MILB” — That was a joke…I know you know your Baseball whether it’s MLB or MiLB. And you obviously have your opinions, and if you think the Royals farm system isn’t the best in Baseball…Thats obviously your opinion…But seriously, many say that there hasn’t been as good of a trio (Moose, Myers, and Hosmer) in any organization in a long long time. Plus you add in the 6 lefties and the lower level Royals, plus the Naturals in NW Arkansas — Bottom line, the Royals organization is shaping up to be the best if not one of the best in Baseball. It’s just been great drafting by Dayton since ’07. But I really do think you need to believe in their organization as the best in Baseball. Although if you’re trying to score points with Grant Green or Stephen Parker…I understand!

            My grammar, well I’m not exactly Mavis Beacon or Albert Einstein…I’ve always told you this…I pretty much only know Baseball…I can’t spell, I’m not good with words like perceptive…I’m just a Baseball guy as you know.

            The A’s and the Rays, well they are probably, I’m saying probably in the top 5 with the Royals and Jays. I also really like the Indians farm system. There was a really good podcast from John Manuel and Jim Callis that I urge you to check out…Seriously it’s good. I’m going to name a sleeper for you to check out, Kyle Petter. John Manuel really likes him in the Indians organization…2010 34th rounder and is pretty much a poor mans Billy Wagner or Tim Collins if you will. Has good stuff. I really like those 5 that I mentioned as the top 5 in Baseball with the Royals, A’s, Jays, Indians, and Rays in that order. The Astros is also in that mix. They’ve completely turned their organization around to what is a newly very impressive system. Also a big fan of the Tigers recent draftees but I wouldn’t say they are even top 15. The Yankees also have a good thing going with Betances now looking like a future ace. Anyway, just pointing a few things out. But always good talking to you man…Still surprised you watch those kinds of movies. I always thought of you as a disney type of guy!! (joke)

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Well when I said “do you not follow MILB” — That was a joke…I know you know your Baseball whether it’s MLB or MiLB. And you obviously have your opinions, and if you think the Royals farm system isn’t the best in Baseball…Thats obviously your opinion…But seriously, many say that there hasn’t been as good of a trio (Moose, Myers, and Hosmer) in any organization in a long long time. Plus you add in the 6 lefties and the lower level Royals, plus the Naturals in NW Arkansas — Bottom line, the Royals organization is shaping up to be the best if not one of the best in Baseball. It’s just been great drafting by Dayton since ’07. But I really do think you need to believe in their organization as the best in Baseball. Although if you’re trying to score points with Grant Green or Stephen Parker…I understand!

            My grammar, well I’m not exactly Mavis Beacon or Albert Einstein…I’ve always told you this…I pretty much only know Baseball…I can’t spell, I’m not good with words like perceptive…I’m just a Baseball guy as you know.

            The A’s and the Rays, well they are probably, I’m saying probably in the top 5 with the Royals and Jays. I also really like the Indians farm system. There was a really good podcast from John Manuel and Jim Callis that I urge you to check out…Seriously it’s good. I’m going to name a sleeper for you to check out, Kyle Petter. John Manuel really likes him in the Indians organization…2010 34th rounder and is pretty much a poor mans Billy Wagner or Tim Collins if you will. Has good stuff. I really like those 5 that I mentioned as the top 5 in Baseball with the Royals, A’s, Jays, Indians, and Rays in that order. The Astros is also in that mix. They’ve completely turned their organization around to what is a newly very impressive system. Also a big fan of the Tigers recent draftees but I wouldn’t say they are even top 15. The Yankees also have a good thing going with Betances now looking like a future ace. Anyway, just pointing a few things out. But always good talking to you man…Still surprised you watch those kinds of movies. I always thought of you as a disney type of guy!! (joke)

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            Your grammar is not up to it’s usual standard… I was half wondering if you were drinking and typing. Note to self stop watching Sherlock Holmesian stuff… makes me think I’m perceptive. That said, I did see the movie Machete today… violent, hilariously insane and over the top acting by everyone not named Danny Trejo, I highly suggest it.

            I do follow the MiLB and have seen massive strides in the Royals farm but I still won’t call them the best in baseball, let alone the best in MILB history.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            But in all fairness my good online friend, I’m not old enough to drink, so you should have pieced that together dawg!

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            But in all fairness my good online friend, I’m not old enough to drink, so you should have pieced that together dawg!

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            And I didn’t mean that in any mean way at all…Your my dude!

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            And I didn’t mean that in any mean way at all…Your my dude!

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            And I didn’t mean that in any mean way at all…Your my dude!

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            No offense my online friend, but have you been drinking?

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            No offense my online friend, but have you been drinking?

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Not a chance. Royals are definetly #1 and they might have the best farm system of all time. Myers, Hosmer Moustakas, Collins, Cuthbert, Giavotella, Robinson, Lamb, Montgomery, Perez, Colon, Duffy, Dwyer, C Robinson, Sample, Arguelles, Smith, Espinal, Eibner, Ventura, Yambati, Santiago, Moreno, Simmons, Antonio, Richardson, Sandford, Pimentel, Crow, Adam, Coleman, Teaford, Hardy, Chapman are better than any system in Baseball and maybe as a whole, the history of Baseball. And everyone who knows the minors would agree. Not saying you don’t know the minors, I’m just saying.

            I wouldn’t trade Soria. He is one of the best closers in Baseball and closrs are very hard to find, and he is also under contract (cheap contract) until 2014.

            Talk to me.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Not a chance. Royals are definetly #1 and they might have the best farm system of all time. Myers, Hosmer Moustakas, Collins, Cuthbert, Giavotella, Robinson, Lamb, Montgomery, Perez, Colon, Duffy, Dwyer, C Robinson, Sample, Arguelles, Smith, Espinal, Eibner, Ventura, Yambati, Santiago, Moreno, Simmons, Antonio, Richardson, Sandford, Pimentel, Crow, Adam, Coleman, Teaford, Hardy, Chapman are better than any system in Baseball and maybe as a whole, the history of Baseball. And everyone who knows the minors would agree. Not saying you don’t know the minors, I’m just saying.

            I wouldn’t trade Soria. He is one of the best closers in Baseball and closrs are very hard to find, and he is also under contract (cheap contract) until 2014.

            Talk to me.

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            They’re better off trading Soria to get what they want for the farm.

            Though I wouldn’t call the Royals farm system the best in baseball… don’t even know if top 5 is right. At the very least Tampa Bay and Oakland are definitely ahead of them.

          • Montero… for Grienke??? Cashman would be fired on the spot no offense to Zach!

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            No. That wouldn’t even be all that the Royals would get. Montero, Betances, and Adams.

          • Hey buddy, don’t f*ck with me. The Yankees won’t trade any of them(except maybe Adams, even though I’m against that) especially for Grienke. You’re pushing your luck

          • Montero… for Grienke??? Cashman would be fired on the spot no offense to Zach!

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          Well their system is the best in Baseball, and Dayton Moore has a lot to do with that…But trading Greinke will only make the system better. I know you are a Royals fan — Can you imagine Jesus Montero in our system with Hosmer, Moose, and Myers among the 4 lefties and Giavotella and Robinson? I don’t think he will be around post contract and trading gim (and keeping Soria) might only make them a better team in the future…

          Although this is a reason why I wont Greinke…He could be a great veteran presense to Monty, Lamb, Duffy, and Dwyer…Plus, he is a great pitcher, it’s just his contract will be up soon and if they aren’t going to re-sign him (they should) it might not be worth keeping him. This is what I think for example..

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          Well their system is the best in Baseball, and Dayton Moore has a lot to do with that…But trading Greinke will only make the system better. I know you are a Royals fan — Can you imagine Jesus Montero in our system with Hosmer, Moose, and Myers among the 4 lefties and Giavotella and Robinson? I don’t think he will be around post contract and trading gim (and keeping Soria) might only make them a better team in the future…

          Although this is a reason why I wont Greinke…He could be a great veteran presense to Monty, Lamb, Duffy, and Dwyer…Plus, he is a great pitcher, it’s just his contract will be up soon and if they aren’t going to re-sign him (they should) it might not be worth keeping him. This is what I think for example..

      • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

        Greinke won’t be traded, at least not for more than a year. Frankly he’s what Moore can point to and say “see I’m not a total screw up.” If the Royals really have any shot of making a run on the division with some of what’s coming up from the farm, they need 2009 Greinke.

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      Jake Odorizzi is a sure thing. It sure would have been nice if they had signed Dylan Covey.

      Anyway, I think they are the dark horse for ZachGreinke is he were to be traded. I suppose something like Lawrie, Odorizzi, Jeffress, and Gamel might get things started.

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      Jake Odorizzi is a sure thing. It sure would have been nice if they had signed Dylan Covey.

      Anyway, I think they are the dark horse for ZachGreinke is he were to be traded. I suppose something like Lawrie, Odorizzi, Jeffress, and Gamel might get things started.

    • jwredsox 5 years ago

      Cahill’s K/9 is too low. Oakland needs to see him strike out more guys to justify it.

      • Doesen’t matter when he has a sub 2 ERA, and good groundball rate that is going to thrive with the A’s great defense.

      • Doesen’t matter when he has a sub 2 ERA, and good groundball rate that is going to thrive with the A’s great defense.

        • jwredsox 5 years ago

          And it gets you an FIP over 4.00

          His GB rate is very good but his k/9 is still low. He doesn’t need to get it up to 8 because of his GB% but he can’t stay in the lows 5’s.

      • Doesen’t matter when he has a sub 2 ERA, and good groundball rate that is going to thrive with the A’s great defense.

    • jwredsox 5 years ago

      Cahill’s K/9 is too low. Oakland needs to see him strike out more guys to justify it.

    • jwredsox 5 years ago

      Cahill’s K/9 is too low. Oakland needs to see him strike out more guys to justify it.

  3. Prince_Fielders_Donuts 5 years ago

    Trevor Cahill is underated IMO, dude deserves an extension i just wish the Brewers could produce some good young arms besides Gallardo.

  4. Jesus Montero will not be traded… just putting out there I’m not bothering with the Soria or Lee rumors, but I will listen to trades Involving people not named David Phelps, Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, or Gary Sanchez

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      well I have news for you Brian Cashman, thats probably not going to happen. Betances, Banuelos, or Montero will be dangled for a great pitcher like Greinke for example.

      • I told you buddy, don’t f*ck with me. You can go drool over the Royals system, but even Cashman said they wouldn’t trade Montero after the Lee rumors broke down. Besides, after this year? Grienke doesen’t have as much value as he had, so no.

  5. Jesus Montero will not be traded… just putting out there I’m not bothering with the Soria or Lee rumors, but I will listen to trades Involving people not named David Phelps, Manny Banuelos, Dellin Betances, or Gary Sanchez

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