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  1. Fall Winslow

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    Yes, they still need to clear at least one more spot, but the thinking is there are couple players on the current 40-man who could wind up on the DL.

    Ruf and SVS were somewhat redundant players, both being right-handed and playing OF/1B. I think this significantly increases the chances of SVS staying on the 40-man roster or even making the 25-man roster.
     
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    Trayce's slow recovery offers SVS an opp as well since he still brings a little value spotting in CF when necessary.
    But yeah, SVS has caught a couple breaks so far..he may avoid the guillotine in the near future, but the chances of Bellinger's early promotion still lurks, so his chances of surviving the season ultimately could be low.
    Never know tho..Puig's hamstrings may go nuclear again or some other injury or two or three hits and he sticks
     
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    MLB Network's Top 100 Players Right Now
    *#20-1 announced tonight

    100. Yu Darvish
    99. Wilson Ramos
    98. Salvador Perez
    97. Yadier Molina
    96. Cole Hamels
    95. Rick Porcello
    94. Anthony Rendon
    93. Carlos Santana
    92. Lorenzo Cain
    91. Adrian Gonzalez
    90. Yasmani Grandal

    89. Trevor Story
    88. Troy Tulowitzki
    87. Addison Russell
    86. Carlos Martinez
    85. Wade Davis
    84. Justin Upton
    83. Chris Davis
    82. Dellin Betances
    81. Mark Melancon
    80. Gary Sanchez
    79. Hanley Ramirez
    78. Aaron Sanchez
    77. Jose Quintana
    76. Jason Kipnis
    75. Carlos Carrasco
    74. Michael Brantley
    73. Jackie Bradley Jr
    72. Kyle Schwarber
    71. Khris Davis
    70. Brandon Belt
    69. Ben Zobrist
    68. Masahiro Tanaka
    67. Stephen Strasburg
    66. Jose Abreu
    65. Kenley Jansen
    64. Zack Greinke
    63. DJ LeMahieu
    62. Dexter Fowler
    61. Adam Eaton
    60. Carlos Gonzalez
    59. Kyle Hendricks
    58. Matt Carpenter
    57. Evan Longoria
    56. Justin Turner
    55. Dustin Pedroia
    54. Andrew McCutchen
    53. Jonathan Lucroy
    52. Aroldis Chapman
    51. JD Martinez
    50. David Price
    49. Ian Kinsler
    48. Jacob deGrom
    47. Johnny Cueto
    46. AJ Pollock
    45. Trea Turner
    44. Xander Bogaerts
    43. Justin Verlander
    42. Brandon Crawford
    41. George Springer
    40. Christian Yelich
    39. Zach Britton
    38. Andrew Miller
    37. Kyle Seager
    36. Charlie Blackmon
    35. Brian Dozier
    34. Nelson Cruz
    33. Starling Marte
    32. Ryan Braun
    31. Daniel Murphy
    30. Chris Sale
    29. Jon Lester
    28. Jake Arrieta
    27. Adrian Beltre
    26. Edwin Encarnacion
    25. Corey Kluber
    24. Noah Syndergaard
    23. Madison Bumgarner
    22. Giancarlo Stanton
    21. Yoenis Cespedes
     
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    Villar not on this list is dumb.
    Unless it means he is in the top 20.
    Which means its smart.
    Ryan Braun is a top 30 player still basically.
    Adrian Beltre is still elite after all these years.
    Shame we let that guy go.
     
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    Joc is better than A-Gon by a decent margin
     
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    I assume Villar is #1 or #2 on the list. It has to be either Villar, Puig or Puig, Villar.
     
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    lastatman DSP Legend Staff Member Moderator

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    Top 20... just off the top of my head:

    Kersh
    Cory
    Max
    Arenado
    Bryant
    Trout
    Pujols
    Harper
    Posey
    Rizzo
    Goldshmidt
    Cabrera

    Without looking it up, who else?
     
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    rube DSP Legend Staff Member Administrator

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    Guess which Cub was on it last year that isnt on it this year?
    Hint... he was in the top 40.
     
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    Pujols? Did I miss something?

    Altuve
    Donaldson
    Max Scherzer (if you are going to win the Cy Young over Kershaw, you better be in the top 20 mother fckr)
    Jonathan Villar?
     
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    Got Max on my list. Pujols? Probably I missed it.
     
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    Ahh, I missed Max on your list. I was questioning Pujols because I thought he was pretty much a scrub at this point, not a top 20 player.
     
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    MLB Network's Top 100 Players Right Now
    *In full, #20-1 added

    100. Yu Darvish
    99. Wilson Ramos
    98. Salvador Perez
    97. Yadier Molina
    96. Cole Hamels
    95. Rick Porcello
    94. Anthony Rendon
    93. Carlos Santana
    92. Lorenzo Cain
    91. Adrian Gonzalez
    90. Yasmani Grandal

    89. Trevor Story
    88. Troy Tulowitzki
    87. Addison Russell
    86. Carlos Martinez
    85. Wade Davis
    84. Justin Upton
    83. Chris Davis
    82. Dellin Betances
    81. Mark Melancon
    80. Gary Sanchez
    79. Hanley Ramirez
    78. Aaron Sanchez
    77. Jose Quintana
    76. Jason Kipnis
    75. Carlos Carrasco
    74. Michael Brantley
    73. Jackie Bradley Jr
    72. Kyle Schwarber
    71. Khris Davis
    70. Brandon Belt
    69. Ben Zobrist
    68. Masahiro Tanaka
    67. Stephen Strasburg
    66. Jose Abreu
    65. Kenley Jansen
    64. Zack Greinke
    63. DJ LeMahieu
    62. Dexter Fowler
    61. Adam Eaton
    60. Carlos Gonzalez
    59. Kyle Hendricks
    58. Matt Carpenter
    57. Evan Longoria
    56. Justin Turner
    55. Dustin Pedroia
    54. Andrew McCutchen
    53. Jonathan Lucroy
    52. Aroldis Chapman
    51. JD Martinez
    50. David Price
    49. Ian Kinsler
    48. Jacob deGrom
    47. Johnny Cueto
    46. AJ Pollock
    45. Trea Turner
    44. Xander Bogaerts
    43. Justin Verlander
    42. Brandon Crawford
    41. George Springer
    40. Christian Yelich
    39. Zach Britton
    38. Andrew Miller
    37. Kyle Seager
    36. Charlie Blackmon
    35. Brian Dozier
    34. Nelson Cruz
    33. Starling Marte
    32. Ryan Braun
    31. Daniel Murphy
    30. Chris Sale
    29. Jon Lester
    28. Jake Arrieta
    27. Adrian Beltre
    26. Edwin Encarnacion
    25. Corey Kluber
    24. Noah Syndergaard
    23. Madison Bumgarner
    22. Giancarlo Stanton
    21. Yoenis Cespedes
    20. Carlos Correa
    19. Francisco Lindor
    18. Freddie Freeman
    17. Buster Posey
    16. Anthony Rizzo
    15. Robinson Cano
    14. Max Scherzer
    13. Paul Goldschmidt
    12. Nolan Arenado
    11. Corey Seager
    10. Joey Votto
    9. Bryce Harper
    8. Mookie Betts
    7. Manny Machado
    6. Miguel Cabrera
    5. Jose Altuve
    4. Kris Bryant
    3. Josh Donaldson
    2. Clayton Kershaw
    1. Mike Trout
     
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    joc, upon being notified of not making the top 100...

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    he should definitely sit out the wbc
    fuck that exhibition, especially coming off such a sub-par season [for him]

    Adrian Gonzalez suffering from tennis elbow, may miss WBC
    by Matthew Moreno | Dodger Blue — 2 hours ago

    Coming off a season in which they finished just two wins shy of reaching the World Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers return the same core for 2017. It required significant financial commitment, with Los Angeles re-signing Rich Hill, Kenley Jansen and Justin Turner for a combined $194 million.

    The trio is reunited with the likes of Adrian Gonzalez, Clayton Kershaw and Corey Seager, among others. Pitchers and catchers reported to Spring Training on Wednesday, and though some position players have already arrived at Camelback Ranch, they’re not due in camp until Monday.

    On Friday, Adrian Gonzalez was one of multiple players to check-in early. However, he’ll be inactive for two weeks due to suffering from tennis elbow, according to Ken Gurnick of MLB.com:

    Ken Gurnick ✔@kengurnick
    Adrian Gonzalez has tennis (right) elbow from working out and
    can't swing a bat for two weeks. WBC availability in doubt.
    11:30 AM - 17 Feb 2017

    After playing through pain, Gonzalez received an epidural last May to treat lower back pain. He missed three consecutive games, then didn’t start in a fourth though appeared as a pinch-hitter.

    Prior to that May 17-20 stretch, Gonzalez last missed three straight games in August 2005. The last time Gonzalez did not appear in four consecutive games was twice in September 2004 after joining the Texas Rangers from the Minor Leagues.

    Gonzalez has suffered from a bulging disc in his neck and nerve issues that affected the lower half of his body. It’s done little to affect his durability however, as Gonzalez has appeared in at least 156 games since becoming a full-time player for the San Diego Padres in 2006.

    Over parts of five seasons with the Dodgers, Gonzalez is batting .283/.344/.463 with 147 doubles, 98 home runs and 418 RBI over 664 games.

    As for potentially missing the 2017 World Baseball Classic, Mexico begins play against Italy on March 9 at Estadio Charros de Jalisco in Guadalajara.

    With Gonzalez temporarily unavailable, the Dodgers could get an extended look at prospect Cody Bellinger, who is in big league camp a second straight year.
     
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    Kershaw throws bullpen session
    by Matthew Moreno | Dodger Blue — 17 minutes ago

    The first day of Spring Training for Clayton Kershaw not only included the customary physical and settling in at Camelback Ranch, but he also was one of several Los Angeles Dodgers pitchers who elected to throw a bullpen session.

    On Thursday, Rich Hill, Kenley Jansen, Scott Kazmir, Kenta Maeda, Hyun-Jin Ryu, Brock Stewart and Ross Stripling were among those to throw their first official bullpen session of the spring. As for Kershaw, he’s looking to make every start this season after missing more than eight weeks in 2016 due to a back injury.

    The left-hander reported to camp in good health and without any lingering concerns over the herniated disc that forced him to the disabled list for only the second time in his career.

    Kershaw threw another bullpen session on Friday, which ESPN’s Doug Padilla captured some video of:



    Last year’s back injury has resulted in Kershaw being more aware of his body and no longer as keen to push through soreness or pain during workouts. Kershaw’s 21 starts in 2016 matched a career low, set as a rookie during 2008; his 149 innings pitched were the second-lowest total.

    The 28-year-old was otherwise his dominant self, going 12-4 with a 1.69 ERA, 230 ERA+, 1.80 FIP and 0.73 WHIP.
     
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    Joc will really be sad if Bellinger does what many think he's capable of and he falls just a step or so behind Seager.
    Bellinger gonna run by Joc like the Patriots in the 4th quarter against ATL
     
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    Damn, we have 6% of the top 100 players in baseball.
    Considering there are 30 teams, pretty, pretty, pretty good, I would say.
    Even more mystifying why the WS drought is so long...
    I'll have to ask Darth about this....
     
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    Yeah, I didn't think Pujols was top 20 any longer, but I was surprised to not see him 20-100, considering his 31 HR 119 RBI season last year. Especially with Adrian making the list with what were, in my opinion, inferior stats.
     
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    Pujols is done... good luck with that Anaheim!
     
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