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That Alfaro throw was just little league bad decision making. And by our "July" (which is early May), none of our catchers will attempt that. Just eat it. So bad.
 

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It sucks because I really believe in Bloom’s prospect plan, but I doubt ownership has the patience to see it through.
 

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That Alfaro throw was just little league bad decision making. And by our "July" (which is early May), none of our catchers will attempt that. Just eat it. So bad.
Alfaro on the roster is utterly perplexing. The guy can't hit, can't catch, and can't throw. Literally just use a minor league catcher that can't hit at all and can play the position.
 

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It sucks because I really believe in Bloom’s prospect plan, but I doubt ownership has the patience to see it through.
Demote Bloom to scouting director and draft honcho but give him veto on trades but still hire a Dumbo-type?
 

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It sucks because I really believe in Bloom’s prospect plan, but I doubt ownership has the patience to see it through.
It's easy to base your strategy on guys that are like 6-7 years away. Dude was hired from the Rays to make something from nothing in the interim, results matter.
 

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Alfaro on the roster is utterly perplexing. The guy can't hit, can't catch, and can't throw. Literally just use a minor league catcher that can't hit at all and can play the position.
There's a reason and I don't think he is as bad as we've seen defensively. But that throw is not one a fringe player should be making. All catchers know you get a free pass by eating it. Except for him apparently.

His bat is abysmal though
 

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This would indeed look good

CF Duran L
LF Yoshida R
3B Devers L
2B Story R
RF Verdugo L
1B Dalbec R
DH Casas L
SS Mayer L
C Wong R

or switch Story and Yoshida or anyone 6-8
When did Yoshida become a right handed hitter?
 

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It's easy to base your strategy on guys that are like 6-7 years away. Dude was hired from the Rays to make something from nothing in the interim, results matter.
Oh I know. He’s basically hot until year 5 or I’ll be completely on the fire Bloom train. Some guys better pan out.
 

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Alfaro on the roster is utterly perplexing. The guy can't hit, can't catch, and can't throw. Literally just use a minor league catcher that can't hit at all and can play the position.
He's the motocycle catcher from Bang the Drum Slowly, except he's not a fictional character.
 

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Sitting in a sea of Mest. That last inning sucked but the ninth might be kind of fun
 

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How much would it take to get CV back?

Enrique and Caleb Hamilton should be enough, no?
 

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No evidence to my knowledge that is the case. "The downs" is an English colloquial synonym for hills. My guess is that is where the term came from. Either way, DOB sucks at calling baseball games, and Aquaman is illustrating why there are no underwater baseball leagues.
 

Ale Xander

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Good on paper. Mayer better be great at SS with the glove. Otherwise, this is a pretty average defense.
Or Rafaela at SS, move Mayer to 3B or 2B and move Devers or Story to DH? But then you have to play Casas at 1B (and Dalbec at UT)