Dbacks sign OF Kole Calhoun

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    Actually, reports are that the Mets are finalizing a trade for Starling Marte.

    And what concerns me most is Hazen trying to build this team like the Red Sox, rather than the NL team that it is. NL teams need to be able to play small ball and not be so dependent on the home run. Souza was far better suited to the AL than the NL. So is Calhoun.

    And I'm not necessarily saying throw careless money around. Just don't get cheap and bring in a poor fit for the sake of $$$.
     
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    They’ll have to mix and match with Varsho, Beer and Smith. I think it’ll be Varsho in 2021 then Tomas and Ray are off the books and they can spend. Unfortunately there’s not much in terms of sure things past 2020 besides Escobar and Marte. I think Kelly and Walker are due for some regression. Jury’s still out on both but I do feel Kelly is legit.
     
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    Varsho has never played the outfield in his professional career and is still at least a year away as a hitter. Beer is strictly a 1B/DH and is still at least 2 years away as a hitter. If by Smith you mean Pavin Smith, he is strictly a 1B and is at least a year away. The 40 man roster is entirely barren in terms of MLB capable starting outfielders and second baseman, outside of Peralta, Ketel Marte, Escobar (if you move him to 2B and leave a gaping hole at 3B) and (sort of) Calhoun.
     
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    Varsho has played a handful of games in the OF. I think maybe 35 or so in the minors but they should get him more experience there. Beer has played about 70+ games in the OF bit I’m more concerned about his offense at this point.
     
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    So someone that hit 33 home runs, and has been a Gold Glove finalist 4 years in a row is barely an OF?

    okaaaaaaaay

    Hazen still has money to spend. Judge the roster when ST hits
     
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    Locastro is a good utility outfielder and has a good chance to produce over what Dyson did. They will mtl indeed add another positional signing, but they won't offer anything very long term. That leaves them with fewer options. In the meantime they're high on Rojas who started out well then slipped. If they can get his OBP up he'll get his shot. Varsho could surprise. Cron and Beer could press for a spot, but are positionally limited right now. There could be a trade partner still.
     
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    At this point, any outfield prospect besides Carroll and Robinson should be fair game in a trade, as should at least one, if not two, of Pavin Smith, Cron and Beer. In addition, Varsho might be expendable if they believe Carson Kelly is their long term catcher.
     
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    They'll keep Varsho as insurance if Kelly or Vogt are injured. He'll get plenty of OF work in ST also. They'd have to get a good young solid CF/2B candidate who's ready to go to move him along with a few of the others, imo. They'd have to have a higher ceiling then Vargas and as good or better right now. Interesting part will be if Lamb starts out well, how they will play that against RHP? He could wind up the starter at 3B with Escobar moving to 2nd, then back to 3rd vs. lefties with Marte at 2B. Locastro would then be starting the CF against LHP with Rojas and Varsho being in the mix as well, if there is no other OF trade/signing.

    OF vs. RHP is solid ~ Peralta, Marte, Calhoun
     
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    Lamb is beyond done, as the last two seasons showed. Rojas is garbage, and last season showed. Varsho is at least two years away, as last season showed. And the mix and match line-ups are a disaster, as the last three seasons have showed.
     
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    Doubt the FO feels the way you do about Lamb or the youngsters. They are capable and every viable franchise has to develop from within and add intelligently. They've learned their lessons in that department hopefully.

    I'll grant that moving Marte and Escobar isn't ideal but most play matchup Ball today and they are more than adept and capable of playing that way.

    Remember the Dodgers are mostly destroying everyone right now, not just the division.
     
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    Just remember that the moving back and forth got Marte hurt. And Lamb is now 29 years old, not anywhere near a youngster in baseball terms...
     
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    Those new unis look too much like the Giants. Especially with black hat only.
     
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    Do you have proof? You and BC continue to toss this around as if you have conducted some sort of scientific study to prove this out.
    Having played competitive baseball through college and a couple of years after, I have never witnessed someone getting injured simply because, on occasion, they switched between 2B and CF.
     
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