Monday, November 27, 2017

Monday Morning Hot Links

I hope everyone's done being all Thankful and crap, and has caught a full-blown case of materialism. That's what makes this country work.

Random 2017 Astros fact

Via MLBTR, here are the projected arbitration numbers for the Astros:

-Keuchel: $12.6m
-Springer: $8.9m
-Gattis: $6.6m
-Fiers: $5.7m
-Giles: $5.0m
-McHugh: $4.8m
-Peacock: $2.9m
-McCullers: $2.6m

Fiers looks, to me, like a non-tender candidate. The deadline to offer a contract to arbitration-eligible players is Friday.

*Anthony Castrovince proposes a Joe Musgrove-for-Zach Britton trade with Baltimore. I propose never doing anything with Baltimore other than beating the piss out of them.

*Want some bullpen help? The Rays look like they're going to trade arbitration-eligible closer Alex Colome. Colome broke out in 2016 with a 1.91 ERA (2.92 FIP) and striking out 11.28 batters per nine innings. He came back to earth in 2017 (3.24 ERA / 3.37 FIP, 7.83 K/9) but is projected to make about $6m in arbitration this year.

*Whoa hey the Rangers signed Doug Fister.

*Today is the last day for 25% off the entire store and free shipping at $50 from BreakingT.

*Buster Olney writes that players like Scott Rolen have become collateral damage in the Hall of Fame's election process.

*The University of Tennessee remains a dumpster fire.

*From about a month ago (but I just read it yesterday): How one man's bad math helped ruin decades of English soccer.


Chas R said...

Hard to say about Fires' fate. He's a decent back of the rotation pitcher and we are certain to need 7-8 Sos to get through the entire season. $5.7m isn't a lot of $ for a guy who will give us ~20 starts and 150+innings as a #5 or #6 SP.

Anonymous said...

The Astros should negotiate a deal for Zach Britton & back out at the last second like the O’s did at the deadline last summer. Seriously, I’d be surprised if the Astros ever dealt with the O’s again after that fiasco. F*** Britton – we got Verlander.

Anonymous said...

World Champions!