Arizona Diamondbacks off season thread 2017-2018

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  1. overseascardfan

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    I don't get all of the buzz over Machado... Yes, he's still young (he'll be 26 next year), but he's never put up "great" numbers. Never had an OPS above 900. Never had more than 96 RBI... and he's a high strikeout guy. He's a nice player for sure... but man, I don't see him anywhere close to the level of player as a Goldy... or even JD Martinez.
     
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    Machado is considered a great defensive 3B (possibly tops in MLB). The two years before last year he was top 3 in fWAR for 3B. Really only behind Donaldson and Bryant.
     
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    Yea... saw that. Still think the fanfare over him is dramatically overblown, but hey, in todays' MLB where .260 hitters, SP's pitchers who can pitch 4-5 innings and RP's who can save a few games here and there make gazillions, I shouldn't be surprised...
     
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    Buster Olney
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    The Yankees have been digging into background/scouting on Diamondbacks lefty Patrick Corbin, one of the starting pitching options they've considered. He had a strong second half in 2017; eligible for FA after 2018.
     
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    I want to thank @dbacks Mgr Torey Lovullo, GM Mike Hazen, coaches and my teammates for a great 2017 season, you are a great organization. Muchisimas gracias mis hermanos! [​IMG]
     
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    If he's playing shortstop, those numbers on offense are really impressive.
     
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    Corbin in the AL East would be a disaster. Not buying the interest in him or Drury.
     
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    I like Drury and think he should get more time.
     
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    I don't think so, Corbin had a pretty good year last year. He's not going to carry a rotation into the playoffs by himself, but he can certainly help a club get there.
     
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    Like he did for the Dbacks
     
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    He had an up and down year but I hope ARZ does not just give him and Drury away, we need to get at least one significant piece, maybe Chance Adams.
     
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    Unfortunately, Drury needs to be at his natural position -- 3B. And that's not going to happen while Jake Lamb is (having his great 1st-half seasons) with the D-backs.

    Drury has been a disappointment at both part-time LF and regular 2B. He just isn't one of those players whom you can drop into any position and not affect his hitting.

    And he is not the kind of power hitter that most teams want at a corner position. If only they could have cleared his head in the transition to 2B, but it didn't happen.
     
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    Ok and don't kill me this is just coming out. Move Lamb to RF?
     
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    That would still have Drury at a corner (power) position.
     

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