2024 Free Agent Pick Up Hype

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  1. kdpnutter

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    Let's hear you talk about big free agent pick ups whether it was, minor league guys you think is gonna make an impact in a few years or a guys you think is gonna help this year.
     
  2. Colemanchu

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    You go first.
     
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  3. Fmode11

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    Well... will need to sit down and go through it all but something immediately jumped out to me. I might have overlooked why Timpegoose was quick to let this gentleman leave the Braves organization. He simply may have scared the home crowd away from the ball park...

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    :bag: - Michael Jackson of the MLB
     
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  4. Roggie

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    Does he have a unibrow and lipstick on only half of his mouth?

    HarkTheSound This is what I meant by hilariously ugly faces on here.
     
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  5. kdpnutter

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    Sancho Gomez, a cast off from Atlanta that has struggled at the plate the last few years, but were hoping that Gomez continues to play gold glove second baseman and should be an upgrade over now back up Utility INF Jason Kipnis. Were hoping Gomez returns to his OBP of 2018-2021. Gomez at 28 could be the 2B for a few years until Gee Gee Russell gets up to the majors.



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    Juan Mercado came over from Puerto Rico and received a 3 year deal from Boston for an easy 2.5 million per year. Mercado not the fastest guy in the world but plays solid defense and after the horrible defense last year in Boston, Mercado gives us another middle infielder but the fact he is durable helps alot as we hope he avoid the DL. Looks to be serviceable at the bat also.





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    Stephen Strasburg, could be an All-Star pitcher when healthy, and we are hoping he can do that, at a minimal risk of only 3.4 million we are hoping to see Strasburg as the 5.6 5.1 WAR player and sub 3 ERA but more importantly we are hoping he stays healthy all year and can give us some solid innings as a front end starter. Low risk, high reward type player.

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    Carlos Ayala, put up some good numbers the past few years, has some great stamina but hasn't developed the third pitch that people had hoped. Being a lefty adds some help down in the bullpen in AA and could be a solid bullpen arm in the future for the Red Sox this year he should do some work at AA. Maybe a September call up if he pitches really well.
     
  6. Fmode11

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    Detroit lands SP Faulkner who previously pitched in Houston for the last 3 years. Tallying a combined 9.3 WAR over the previous two seasons, Faulkner will come in and provide consistency for Detroit after an up and down season where the team fell far short of expectations. With one elite pitch, and 3 other solid pitches, the recent uptick in his movement after announcing his signing will hopefully bolster his 8.3 K/9 rate from last season. Faulkner is being paid $70,000,000 over 4 years.
     
  7. Fmode11

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    Thought about taking a flyer on him. I suppose in your position only giving him 1 year, only way to go is up!
     
  8. kdpnutter

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    Yeah and at worst case if he does well can always extend him for cheap.
     
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    Holy $hit
     
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