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Thread: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Crumbley View Post
    Their GM compared him to a young Jeter.


    I'm guessing the little league model?

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by oneupper View Post
    Small Sample size but Torreyes is a freak of nature.

    In his first 31 PAs at AA. ZERO Ks. ZERO. The Kid's 20 y/o. He WILL be a major leaguer.
    I agree. His hit tool is unreal.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    The Reds are going to get Wood tonight.
    must.... resist...
    Suck it up cupcake.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    While Didi Gregorius has split time in AAA (rehab) and the Majors, he has 4 home runs, 4 doubles, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts in 46 plate appearances in 2013.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by jojo View Post
    Most of Denorfia's career has been spent in extreme pitcher's environments (wOBA=.320 @ home and wOBA-.350 on the road) and he's been a plus defender in the corner outfield slots. He's one of those undervalued guys IMHO. While he does have platoon splits, he could be a a very solid starter in a more friendly park-kinda in the vane of a Randy Winn.

    I think Denorfia could be a solution in left.
    B-R likes him a lot if you move him to a neutral run environment, and likes him a whole lot more in GABP, if you mess around with their neutralized batting tool for him.

    http://www.baseball-reference.com/pl...ch01-bat.shtml
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    While Didi Gregorius has split time in AAA (rehab) and the Majors, he has 4 home runs, 4 doubles, 3 walks and 3 strikeouts in 46 plate appearances in 2013.
    I've been watching him. I don't think he's as good as he's shown thus far, but he certainly is winning some fans over in 'zona. Excellent start for him.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    I get irritated when people talk about how we traded Stubbs for Choo. No, it was mainly Didi that we traded in order to get Choo. I think the Reds TV team mentioned Stubbs for Choo just this weekend

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by _Sir_Charles_ View Post
    I've been watching him. I don't think he's as good as he's shown thus far, but he certainly is winning some fans over in 'zona. Excellent start for him.
    No one is as good as he has shown thus far. His OPS is 1.700+

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Yonder Alonso now has a .730 OPS in just about 700 plate appearances since being traded. Remember when people wanted to keep him instead of Joey Votto?

    Dave Sappelt has yet to accumulate 100 plate appearances on the rebuilding Cubs (despite now being 26 years old). His OPS this year (in an obviously small sample size) is .250. Remember when people thought he was the starting CF of the future?

    This regime has PROVEN that it really knows what it's doing when it comes to trading prospects. No one gets it right all the time, but I have full faith in their ability to sort out who to deal and who to keep.

    It will be interesting to see who, if anyone, gets dealt in order to upgrade the OF, the only noticeable weakness on the roster.



    *Of course the jury is still out on Grandal vs. Mesoraco, but I don't think anyone is lamenting that decision based off of current performances...
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Re: Alonso

    Petco.

    He has publicly stated he changed his game because power doesn't play in Petco.

    And did anyone really want to keep him over Votto, or did some people just want Votto to man up, quit being a "me first" player and to move to left field and let the far lesser athletic Alonso play first so the team could be better overall?

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    One more: JC Sulbaran has an 8.60 ERA in AA since being traded to Kansas City.
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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    I think people were saying keep Alonso if you could trade for Jose B at the time.

    If I'm Votto I wouldn't want to move to left field either.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by R_Webb18 View Post
    If I'm Votto I wouldn't want to move to left field either.
    Do what is best for the team.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    Do what is best for the team.
    I think Mat Latos was best for this team.

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    Re: Tracking - Alonso, Grandal, Volquez, Boxberger, Sappelt, Wood, Torreyes

    Quote Originally Posted by Always Red View Post
    I think Mat Latos was best for this team.
    Unless Joey Votto knew in July that the Reds would land Mat Latos in December, his decision was based on what he wanted. Mat Latos worked out great for the Reds. I wouldn't undue that trade at all. But Votto didn't want to move for his own selfish reasons (that he had worked hard to get to where he was at first base defensively over the years).


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