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"alex perdue" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

07:32 min | Last month

"alex perdue" Discussed on Effectively Wild: A FanGraphs Baseball Podcast

"This is for the best there's nothing else we could have hoped for, which is interesting because I'm not sure it's what my fan reaction would have been just as someone who's very sentimental and I feel like I would have had more internal conflict over this. But from a logical practical standpoint, I think it's very hard to argue with making Olsen the first baseman of the future for the long term here. I mean, you know, he is four and a half years younger than Freddie Freeman. It makes sense to bring in someone who has a ceiling very close to what you saw from Freeman and that is a good exciting move, even if I think I personally would have had a lot of conflicting feelings if I were a raised man. Yeah, I just, you know, I can appreciate how you don't have to do much in the way of mental gymnastics to get excited about Matt Olson. You can get excited about him as a player just on his own. You can get excited about him as a relatively young guy who is coming off an incredible season. You can get excited about him as like a local product, right? People, people in Atlanta seem to live it when they're athletes are from nearby. And they have a couple that they've signed to this off season, right? They have also they have Colin McHugh. So, you know, you don't have to do much work to be enthusiastic about that piece, but I agree that, you know, we don't want to say that everyone in the fan base is reacting the same way to this. I think there are plenty of people who feel like a greater effort should have been made to bring free men back, but it is kind of surprising that the guy who, you know, had such an incredible career with them and who was there through the very, very lean times and who they made a point of not moving during those lean times was moved on from so quickly. I don't know, I guess maybe like for Jones is like a more persuasive debater than I was anticipating. Yeah. It's interesting. I don't know whether winning the World Series. I mean, often it creates a kind of grace period, even if things don't go so great for a while. I mean, if you're a nationals fan, maybe you're thinking, well, we're bad right now, but still we did win that really exciting World Series recently. So maybe part of that is in effect here where we had just won a World Series. So how upset can you be about anything? On the other hand, if you just want a World Series, there's even less excuse for bringing back the face of your franchise who was a great player during that season and then a postseason hero and so personable and career franchise brave, et cetera, et cetera. So you can't argue that they don't have money to spend or it's not like a well we lost with you we can lose without you sort of situation. So I don't know whether that makes it easier or harder, but definitely having metals makes it a lot easier. I think that's the key if you were going to trade a franchise player or allow one to leave then replacing him immediately with someone who is arguably just as good and also younger and then signing him to a long-term extension that definitely does take some of this thing out of it. If he happens to be a local kid, even better, so it's not trading Mookie betts and getting Alex perdue go back who's a good player, but not Mookie betts. He's given you a lot of the value that Freddie Freeman is. Maybe not the same personality or maybe it'll just take time to develop the bond that braves fans had with Freddie Freeman, but yeah, it helps to get another superstar at the same position immediately and they moved so quickly too. It wasn't even like days or weeks went by between Freeman leaving and also coming in. Also came in before Freeman officially left, so it really just sort of settled things very quickly. So in the absence of Freeman, what do you see as this raster strengths? I mean, coming off a World Series, there's obviously quite a bit. That's pretty strong here, but I think my favorite piece is the bullpen, you know, obviously it was pretty phenomenal in October last year and looking at some of the changes they've made as Meg mentioned, Colin McHugh, Kenley Janssen is also here. There are some downsides. It looks like Luke Jackson might be out to start the season with an elbow issue on the 60 day I also could be a while, but this bullpen is just with a lot of fun to watch last year and I think should only be more so, no. Yeah, and they're going to get one of the most exciting players in baseball back at some point in the middle of the season. We don't quite know what Ronald lacuna junior will look like when he is able to return, but this is not a bad lineup in his absence and it will only get stronger with his addition. So that part's pretty cool. What's the weakness? Going off with Meg just said about the lineup. It is like a very good lineup, but the one point here at that stands out to me is DH. I think we'll see Alex Dickerson there quite a bit to start the year, then that shifts when you get Acuna back, you know, then you can perhaps as soon as in the mix, there are others, but it's just like it's fine at that spot, and it's like, if you really wanted to go out and really add some firepower, you now have that spot in the lineup as a NL team with the DH now and that's just not really there, which is like, it's perfectly fine, but it does seem like when you're looking at a roster that's pretty well rounded. That was what stood out to me. I feel a little, I just said that Ronald green junior is one of the strengths, and that's definitely true. But there's a seeming commitment, at least right now, to play him in center field when he returns. How do we feel about that decision that feels stressful to me? But I don't know. I find Adam Duvall to be very frustrating as a player because he did not grade out badly in the field last year, but I feel like the idea of Adam Duvall center Fielder doesn't quite sit like logically in my mind. So I don't know what to make of their outfield configuration. I mean, they'll obviously be better once Acuna's back, but some of the defensive choices here might be a little suspect to me. I don't know. Yeah, that's fair. I don't know, maybe they're banking on the magic that happened with Duval and soyer and everyone they acquired down the stretch last season who everyone was like yawn at their trade deadline moves like good for them for trying, I guess, but the guys that got were not anything special, and then suddenly they were incredible for the rest of the season and in the playoffs as well. So I don't know whether they've fallen prey to thinking that they can just continually do that and get any Rosario and bring him back and he'll be amazing. I don't know. But yeah, I guess there's no true center Fielder on the roster, which it's kind of a weak time for center fielders in general around the league. It seems like they're just like aren't a whole lot of star center fielders right now. It seems like we're kind of in a lull for that position, which just happens sort of cyclically sometimes. So I don't know. I mean, Acuna coming off the injury, who knows? I guess that shows that they are pretty confident that he will be back at full speed, which I certainly hope is the case because I would hate for the days of Acuna going after 30, 30, 40, 40, 50, 50, who knows to be completely out of reach that probably happens with most power hitters anyway as they get older and as maybe they slow down or.

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"alex perdue" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast

Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast

05:03 min | 11 months ago

"alex perdue" Discussed on Yanks Go Yard: A New York Yankees podcast

"Richard zabel bit of a no hitter going. We get a little while. Garrett could literally never be garbage got ross. So what top here. I wanted to ask a red sox. Fan who is very level headed. I think in you. And wanna know if if you guys have come to terms with the mookie betts raid or what the healing process has been. Because i've been watching. A lot of alex perdue go this year. And it's not it's not a good straight up trade but alex for dugo is frigging pretty good and he fits the identity of your team. I think perfectly. So what's what's it been like over the last year yourself. You know..

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"alex perdue" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

04:34 min | 3 years ago

"alex perdue" Discussed on ESPN Chicago 1000 - WMVP

"This game so force, Dave Roberts to make a tough decision. The pitch and that's down low. Second and third. There's nobody out and it's Martin. With account wanted to. Right. Hater fires swag, and it is and had of chase. And what are they saying they said foul ball? Martin does it think so he'd ever even hesitated running up the first base line. Triggers this, like, are you kidding me? EJ. Of come close to that. I'm surprised that we don't have. Oh, no. I don't think that's that could be costly. Wow. Did not touch them ball. DJ Rayburn the hotel fire busy vowed did. That's strikeout at an owl. Hit somewhere and an RBI. Mark back in, in a one to download away went back tried to slider down away this time. Martin wooden bite. Taylor at third months. He had second dodgers tied at two on the Bellinger home run. Now tied by the way, Cody Bellinger in this series against pubs left-handers by for seven three homers and three walls. Did you to swang is that it gets the strikeout? So Martin is out. Wow. That was offered. Swing. I feel like Russell Martin. Is having a hard time with the shadows right now. Because his wings were committing early and Missy bylaw. So we're going to have a pinch hitter here scarlet. Is being called back or Alex Perdue go looks like do go hit the home run yesterday in. They've had Tim Collins up. Christine here because Kyle garlicky was just about in the battle FOX. Those times on the on deck circle. You get a whistle from the skipper the bench, goats going back. I mean he was mentally prepared themselves for the bag. Soy late decision there. They got up. Throwing left hander slick Caleb, Ferguson. The dodgers bullpen. So if indeed the. Cubs pitch around Purdue as they are. They're gonna put him on. Get reviewed of the play. Overdue. Go intentionally one. Were you was gonna hit? That was the. In my opinion, the right move and setting up his sitting obviously, the execution kissed got the strike out of Russell Martin. And with first base open allows you to how many pitches. Were you. I don't know. The global checker slipping second. Gary, you, it's seventy eight pitches. Okay. The pitch. That's down at him. I feel like you've gotta hit for. You know you don't like your bullpen, but..

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