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2013 MLB Regular Season Wrapup Discussion Thread

Another Cubbie was sent away as Scott Hairston was sent to the Nats.

There is talk the Cubs want to sign trade target, Matt Garza, to a contract extension.
I wish the Phillies would stop scoring runs

trying to delay the blowup
When you thought Matt Kemp was over his injury bug...........think,think again.
WOW CARLOS GOMEZ SAVES IT
Originally posted by jrg:
WOW CARLOS GOMEZ SAVES IT

Should be traded to a contender.
Final out of the game

Originally posted by robniner:
Originally posted by jrg:
WOW CARLOS GOMEZ SAVES IT

Should be traded to a contender.

Why on earth would they trade a young budding star with a very good contract.? Its stupid to trade young stars with reasonable contracts.
Ya, I'd LOVE to have Gomez in STL.

Not gonna happen tho
Originally posted by jrg:
Ya, I'd LOVE to have Gomez in STL.

Not gonna happen tho

Hey now, lets not get crazy. Gomez is good, but hes no Jon Jay.
Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)
Sources: Francoeur agrees with #SFGiants.
(https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/354585344643043328)
Originally posted by valrod33:
Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)
Sources: Francoeur agrees with #SFGiants.
(https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/354585344643043328)

Meltdown on the Giants board on how he can't hit for a decent average.
Originally posted by valrod33:
Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal)
Sources: Francoeur agrees with #SFGiants.
(https://twitter.com/Ken_Rosenthal/status/354585344643043328)

Championship! (hopefully this means the end of Torres)
BASEBALL AMERICA'S MIDSEASON TOP 50 PROSPECTS

1 Byron Buxton of Twins
No. 1 talent in last year's draft is even
better than expected with power, speed,
defense and an extremely advanced
hitting approach

2 Oscar
Taveras of Cardinals
Has been limited by an ankle injury, but
power, hitting ability still evident.

3 Miguel Sano 3b Twins
Best power in the minors, one of the
best arms. Hitting ability has taken a
step forward.

4 Xander
Bogaerts ss Red Sox
Of an impressive group of shortstop
prospects, Bogaerts has best combo of
hit and power tools.

5 Francisco
Lindor ss Indians
Smooth-swinging switch-hitter has
plenty of range and soft hands at
shortstop.

6 Archie
Bradley rhp Diamondbacks
Bundy-Bradley debate continues. Dylan
Bundy won '12, Bradley is going to win
'13 and '14 by default.

7 Taijuan
Walker rhp Mariners
Scout: "He could pitch in the big
leagues right now." Improved control is
remaining to-do item.

8 Christian
Yelich of Marlins
Injuries have ruined his first half of the
season, but they haven't screwed up
his excellent swing.

9 Carlos
Correa ss Astros
Correa doesn't run all that well, but he
does everything else you'd look for in a
shortstop.

10 Javier Baez ss Cubs
Earlier this year became second Florida
State Leaguer to hit four home runs in
one game.

11 Jameson
Taillon rhp Pirates
Arrival of Gerrit Cole gives Pirates one
future frontline starter; Taillon isn't far
behind.

12 Michael
Wacha rhp Cardinals
In a thinner organization, he'd have
made more than three big league starts
this year.

13 Gregory
Polanco of Pirates
When Polanco joins Pirates outfield,
club will field three legitimate center
fielders.

14 Tyler Skaggs lhp Diamondbacks
Pitching in Reno skews his stats, but
has posted 2.62 ERA away from Reno
this year.

15 Nick
Castellanos of Tigers
Took a month to adjust to Triple-A.
Since May 1: .321 AVG, 8 HR, 33 BB, 35
SO.

16 Albert
Almora of Cubs
Missed first month with hamate injury,
but has made up for lost time since
returning.

17 Dylan Bundy rhp Orioles
Tommy John surgery is a significant
setback, but teams would still love to
have him.

18 Jorge Soler of Cubs
Will miss two months with stress
fracture in leg, but talent is too good to
ignore.

19 Addison
Russell ss Athletics
Slow start behind him, Russell has
caught up to the Cal League, will soon
surpass it.

20 George
Springer of Astros
He gets caught on his front foot at
times, but his power and speed are
worth some strikeouts.

21 Jackie
Bradley of Red Sox
Ceiling is lower than some he outranks,
but he's a safe bet to be an long-time
regular in center field.

22 Jonathan
Singleton 1b Astros
Returned from suspension to
immediately reclaim status as top first
base prospect in a thin class.

23 Noah
Syndergaard rhp Mets
Improved breaking ball has made his
mid-90s fastball an even deadlier
weapon.

24 Carlos
Martinez rhp Cardinals
Either going to be a future closer or a
solid middle of rotation starter with plus
stuff.

25 Travis
d'Arnaud c Mets
When healthy, he's top catching
prospect in minors, but healthy months
are few and far between.

26 Yordano
Ventura rhp Royals
With an improved curveball and an
average changeup to go with a 100 mph
fastball, isn't far from big leagues.

27 Robert
Stephenson rhp Reds
Not many starting pitchers can touch
100 mph consistently, especially with
potential plus secondary stuff.

28 Kyle Zimmer rhp Royals
Results have generally been awful, but
his stuff is just as good as it was when
he was drafted last year.

29 Taylor
Guerrieri rhp Rays
Rays move pitching prospects slowly,
but Guerrieri's 1.70 career ERA shows
it's working for him.

30 Austin
Hedges c Padres
Not far away from claiming title of best
catching prospect away from injured
d'Arnaud.

31 Mike
Foltynewicz rhp Astros
Fastball sat at 91-94 mph when he was
drafted; now he touches 100 mph
regularly.

32 Alex Meyer rhp Twins
His acquisition helped fill Twins' most
desperate need—nearly big league-
ready power pitching.

33 Andrew
Heaney lhp Marlins
On strict pitch counts as he comes back
from strained lat, but has dominated in
short stints.

34 Gary
Sanchez c Yankees
Reports are more optimistic that he
could stay behind the plate long-term.

35 Joc
Pederson of Dodgers
Overshadowed by Yasiel Puig's
breakout year, but Pederson too can
hit, hit for power, field and run.

36 Billy
Hamilton of Reds
Move to outfield has gone well, has
best speed in baseball, but his
lefthanded swing still needs work.

37 Anthony
Ranaudo rhp Red Sox
If not for his track record of injuries/
ineffectiveness, he'd rate even higher.

38 Danny
Hultzen lhp Mariners
Stint on disabled list with rotator cuff
strain has opposing scouts concerned,
but solid in first start back.

39 Alen Hanson ss Pirates
Might end up as a second baseman
long term, but he hits enough that such
a move won't be a problem.

40 Max Fried lhp Padres
As you would expect from young flame-
throwing lefty, has shown flashes of
brilliance around bouts of wildness.

41 Garin
Cecchini 3b Red Sox
One of the breakout stars of 2013 ranks
second in minors in on-base
percentage.

42 Aaron
Sanchez rhp Blue Jays
Has missed a month with a shoulder
injury, but was throwing in mid-90s in
his return from the DL.

43 Jesse Biddle lhp Phillies
Had one of best outings of year with 16
Ks against Harrisburg in April, but his
control frequently wavers.

44 Mike Olt 3b Rangers
Vision problems ruined his April, but
since his return he's back to being a
low-average, big-power third baseman.

45 Rafael De
Paula rhp Yankees
Long-awaited U.S. debut has gone as
expected for De Paula who is moving
quickly through minors.

46 Lance
McCullers Jr. rhp Astros
His changeup has a long ways to go,
but few pitchers in minors can match
his fastball/breaking ball combo.

47 Kolten Wong 2b Cardinals
Not flashy, but a safe bet to have a
lengthy big league career as a solid all-
around second baseman.

48 Adam Eaton of Diamondbacks
Big league arrival has been delayed by
elbow injury, but Diamondbacks could
use him now.

49 Kyle Crick rhp Giants
Another injured pitcher who has
recently returned to the mound, Crick is
next in Giants' long line of power arms.

50
Raul
Adalberto
Mondesi
ss Royals
Has survived Sally League as a 17-
year-old shortstop while hitting for
cycle and homering twice in one game.
Haha, Carlos Martinez is not gonna be in the bullpen. They specifically sent him to AAA to further groom him as a starter...and he's been dominant
Intentionally pass me huh?