LambeauLeap1250 WSSP


  
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next  [ 47 posts ]  New Topic   Add Reply

First Baseman for 2020

Author Message
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#21

Posted: November 06, 2019, 2:35 PM Post
Posts: 4645
Bird's able to draw walks, and he has power...

But he can't really get above the Uecker line. A left-handed Mark Reynolds.

Minor-league deal with NRI at the most.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#22

Posted: November 06, 2019, 6:35 PM Post
Posts: 12131
Matt Adams should come pretty cheap. He faded badly in the 2nd half though,


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#23

Posted: November 06, 2019, 9:23 PM Post
Posts: 499
JohnBriggs12 said:
Matt Adams should come pretty cheap. He faded badly in the 2nd half though,


Adams .226/.276..Even cheap he would be a down grade over Thames. Big downgrade. Adams may be a minor lg. contract target, but not as an everyday 1B. Moreland might be a better FA option if they can get him on the cheaper side. There just isn't that much out there besides Kendrick and he is rumored to be re-signing with the Nats.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#24

Posted: November 06, 2019, 10:18 PM Post
Posts: 3741
Have to think that they'll be going with Braun at first, and are thinking about Shaw playing there too if his bat comes back around.

Outfield of Yelich/Cain and either Grisham or Ray.

The David Stearns era: Controllable Young Talent. Watch the Jedi work his magic!


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Online  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#25

Posted: November 07, 2019, 8:07 AM Post
Posts: 1777
Location: Madison, WI
Can't blame Stearns for losing Choi in the roster crunch, but it sure would be nice to have him now. Looking back at the return for Ji-man makes me want to puke. Always liked Ji-Man and, yep, it sucked that we couldn't find a way to keep him.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#26

Posted: November 07, 2019, 8:34 AM Post
Posts: 12131
3and2Fastball said:
Have to think that they'll be going with Braun at first, and are thinking about Shaw playing there too if his bat comes back around.

Outfield of Yelich/Cain and either Grisham or Ray.


They'd be compromising their outfield depth by moving Braun to 1B. Cain needs days off and they do have a nice option in Gamel, but honestly Grisham is not proven by any means and if he gets off to a slow start, he'll probably be optioned. They desperately need another RH hitting corner OF if they move Braun to 1B. If they keep him in LF sharing time with Grisham and or Gamel, they need a RH bat at a corner infield spot.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Online  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#27

Posted: November 07, 2019, 8:50 AM Post
User avatar
Global Moderator
Posts: 11016
JosephC said:
Can't blame Stearns for losing Choi in the roster crunch, but it sure would be nice to have him now. Looking back at the return for Ji-man makes me want to puke. Always liked Ji-Man and, yep, it sucked that we couldn't find a way to keep him.


Speaking of...are there any guys in the foreign leagues worth signing to play 1st?

"Dustin Pedroia doesn't have the strength or bat speed to hit major-league pitching consistently, and he has no power......He probably has a future as a backup infielder if he can stop rolling over to third base and shortstop." Keith Law, 2006


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#28

Posted: November 07, 2019, 8:56 AM Post
Posts: 12150
Choi is nothing special. He posted an .822 OPS this year...at 1B that is hardly special. Hardly a crippling move that will cost us tons of money. If you wanted to find a cringy move Jonathan Villar would probably be more appropriate. Though there I am not really sure Villar+Hiura is anything we really would want anyway.

That being said losing a run of the mill 1B isn't much of a huge loss.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#29

Posted: November 07, 2019, 9:51 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 151
MrTPlush said:
Choi is nothing special. He posted an .822 OPS this year...at 1B that is hardly special. Hardly a crippling move that will cost us tons of money. If you wanted to find a cringy move Jonathan Villar would probably be more appropriate. Though there I am not really sure Villar+Hiura is anything we really would want anyway.

That being said losing a run of the mill 1B isn't much of a huge loss.


I think his point was that Choi is cheap and basically produced as good as Thames this year. He would have been an ideal lefty replacement for a fraction of the cost. I agree its not a bad move or huge loss, but it would have been a perfect fit.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#30

Posted: November 07, 2019, 10:09 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 9486
Surhoff5 said:
MrTPlush said:
Choi is nothing special. He posted an .822 OPS this year...at 1B that is hardly special. Hardly a crippling move that will cost us tons of money. If you wanted to find a cringy move Jonathan Villar would probably be more appropriate. Though there I am not really sure Villar+Hiura is anything we really would want anyway.

That being said losing a run of the mill 1B isn't much of a huge loss.


I think his point was that Choi is cheap and basically produced as good as Thames this year. He would have been an ideal lefty replacement for a fraction of the cost. I agree its not a bad move or huge loss, but it would have been a perfect fit.


Except that it's totally a "hindsight is 20/20" argument. Thames and Choi have nearly identical skillsets, so there is really no way that the Brewers would have hung on to both of them the last two seasons. I get the feeling that the Brewers originally signed Choi to a minors deal as insurance against a big Thames regression in 2018. When Thames came out of the chute fine, on top of Aguilar knocking the snot out of the ball, it made Choi expendable. Their attempt to catch lightning in a bottle with Brad Miller obviously didn't work out, but it made a ton of sense at the time.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Online  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#31

Posted: November 07, 2019, 10:21 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 2633
Brad Miller in limited plate appearances was on pace to be as good or better than Choi this year.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#32

Posted: November 07, 2019, 10:26 AM Post
User avatar
Posts: 151
Joey Meyer Bombs said:
Surhoff5 said:
MrTPlush said:
Choi is nothing special. He posted an .822 OPS this year...at 1B that is hardly special. Hardly a crippling move that will cost us tons of money. If you wanted to find a cringy move Jonathan Villar would probably be more appropriate. Though there I am not really sure Villar+Hiura is anything we really would want anyway.

That being said losing a run of the mill 1B isn't much of a huge loss.


I think his point was that Choi is cheap and basically produced as good as Thames this year. He would have been an ideal lefty replacement for a fraction of the cost. I agree its not a bad move or huge loss, but it would have been a perfect fit.


Except that it's totally a "hindsight is 20/20" argument. Thames and Choi have nearly identical skillsets, so there is really no way that the Brewers would have hung on to both of them the last two seasons. I get the feeling that the Brewers originally signed Choi to a minors deal as insurance against a big Thames regression in 2018. When Thames came out of the chute fine, on top of Aguilar knocking the snot out of the ball, it made Choi expendable. Their attempt to catch lightning in a bottle with Brad Miller obviously didn't work out, but it made a ton of sense at the time.


Oh I am 100% in agreement that this is a hindsight argument and I certainly don't think he is a big loss.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#33

Posted: November 07, 2019, 3:04 PM Post
Posts: 4645
JohnBriggs12 said:
3and2Fastball said:
Have to think that they'll be going with Braun at first, and are thinking about Shaw playing there too if his bat comes back around.

Outfield of Yelich/Cain and either Grisham or Ray.


They'd be compromising their outfield depth by moving Braun to 1B. Cain needs days off and they do have a nice option in Gamel, but honestly Grisham is not proven by any means and if he gets off to a slow start, he'll probably be optioned. They desperately need another RH hitting corner OF if they move Braun to 1B. If they keep him in LF sharing time with Grisham and or Gamel, they need a RH bat at a corner infield spot.


*COUGH*Shouldn't have waived Troy Stokes*COUGH*


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#34

Posted: November 07, 2019, 3:07 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 9486
clancyphile said:
JohnBriggs12 said:
3and2Fastball said:
Have to think that they'll be going with Braun at first, and are thinking about Shaw playing there too if his bat comes back around.

Outfield of Yelich/Cain and either Grisham or Ray.


They'd be compromising their outfield depth by moving Braun to 1B. Cain needs days off and they do have a nice option in Gamel, but honestly Grisham is not proven by any means and if he gets off to a slow start, he'll probably be optioned. They desperately need another RH hitting corner OF if they move Braun to 1B. If they keep him in LF sharing time with Grisham and or Gamel, they need a RH bat at a corner infield spot.


*COUGH*Shouldn't have waived Troy Stokes*COUGH*


Yeah, that .726 OPS he put up while playing in a hitter's haven last year was gonna help. [rolling eyes]


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Online  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#35

Posted: November 07, 2019, 3:43 PM Post
Posts: 788
Location: Washburn, WI
JohnBriggs12 said:
3and2Fastball said:
Have to think that they'll be going with Braun at first, and are thinking about Shaw playing there too if his bat comes back around.

Outfield of Yelich/Cain and either Grisham or Ray.


They'd be compromising their outfield depth by moving Braun to 1B. Cain needs days off and they do have a nice option in Gamel, but honestly Grisham is not proven by any means and if he gets off to a slow start, he'll probably be optioned. They desperately need another RH hitting corner OF if they move Braun to 1B. If they keep him in LF sharing time with Grisham and or Gamel, they need a RH bat at a corner infield spot.


I agree with this take. Grisham is not a lock by any means. And Gamel is not a guy you want starting 120+ games for you. I could see the Brewers signing an outfielder and a lot of people will probably question why. But rolling with Grisham and not having any sort of backup plan is a very risky move. I would rather sign an outfielder and have Grisham get his 300+ at bats filling in or spot starting without risking a possible black hole. Especially if Arcia is starting at SS.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#36

Posted: November 07, 2019, 7:03 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 6186
Joey Meyer Bombs said:
Yeah, that .726 OPS he put up while playing in a hitter's haven last year was gonna help. [rolling eyes]

5'8" guys play real well at 1B too.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#37

Posted: November 08, 2019, 10:29 AM Post
Posts: 284
I think the Brewers are planning on resigning Moose and 1st will covered by current in house options like- Braun, Shaw, Gamel, etc. or someone taken off the FA scrap pile (Bird, Matt Adams, etc.).

Resigning Grandal and playing him a bunch at 1st base wastes his value as a +hitting Catcher. Speaking of Grandal, I really like him but I'm starting to hope the Brewers don't sign him just because I think his price will get high and Catchers do not age well into their mid 30's. I would just sign Jason Castro and platoon him with Pina. Use the $$$ elsewhere.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#38

Posted: November 08, 2019, 12:23 PM Post
User avatar
Posts: 140
homer said:
Speaking of...are there any guys in the foreign leagues worth signing to play 1st?



Yoshitomo Tsutsugo might be posted.. he can play 1B.. don't know too much about him..

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/10/ ... osted.html


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#39

Posted: November 08, 2019, 2:22 PM Post
Posts: 547
Im saying Wilmer Flores -


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Offline  Re: First Baseman for 2020
#40

Posted: November 08, 2019, 7:37 PM Post
Posts: 4645
Yount19 said:
homer said:
Speaking of...are there any guys in the foreign leagues worth signing to play 1st?



Yoshitomo Tsutsugo might be posted.. he can play 1B.. don't know too much about him..

https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2019/10/ ... osted.html


Here is his B-R page:
https://www.baseball-reference.com/regi ... utsu000yos

Mostly played outfield, significant experience at 1B and 3B, but none recent.

VERY nice OBP skills and power... bats left-handed, which could be very beneficial in Miller Park.

I'd go for that.


 Top
 
Quote   Reply 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Go to page Previous  1, 2, 3  Next  [ 47 posts ]  New Topic   Add Reply
  


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bill hAll Star, MadScientist and 10 guests

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search this forum (phpBB search):
Jump to:  
Search entire board (Google search):
Google
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Test