osforlife wrote:That being said, Mark Reynolds is a perfectly bad player capable of carrying a team for a month at a time. I wouldn't mind taking a flyer on him
ofahn wrote:I agree.
I would sign him to a AAA contract and if he gets hot I would bring him to Baltimore and ride him until he gets cold again. Then he's gone. If he gives us a stretch of 20 or so hot games it could make the difference on getting to the wildcard game.
LA Detective wrote:Thames or Stinson. Gausman, SJohnson, Wada and Hammel and maybe a pen guy or two would be ahead of Stinson. I really cant see him pitching for us in any capacity the rest of the year. I would only see a future depth value maybe.
osforlife wrote:Why would Stinson get claimed and not Thames?
ofahn wrote:Thames is a AAAA OF. In other words - a dime a dozen. Young pitchers always seem to get more chances than 4A OFs.
osforlife wrote:Thames has better numbers than Hoes in AAA, yet you seem to be high on LJ.?
ofahn wrote:Thames is 26 and has never had an OBA above .325 in the majors. Hoes is 23 and has been consistently improving. In fact, Hoes has an OPS in his first 26 ABs with Houston about equal to what Thames had in his last season in the majors. I don't see this as a hard choice.
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