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  1. Fall Winslow

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    Ethier is out indefinitely w/the back stuff
    Still not sure where Toles or Thompson will be, unless they announced something and I missed it
     
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    Ethier is out. Gutierrez is in. Toles is probably in, and my guess is that leaves Thompson out. Although the LA Times said Thompson and SVS are battling for a spot. But my guess is they want a RH backup at 1B, hence my thinking that SVS is in.
     
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    They can't help themselves when it comes to overthinking the shit out of things and being "Cute" with their decisions.

    Open statement to FUCKTARDS: Field the best team you can and stop playing chess, just because you can.
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    SVS has been looking better at the plate as the Spring has gone on so him as the other RH platoon is most likely. They may also elect to have Thompson play everyday in AAA just to get him as many AB's as possible so that if say Gutierrez is worse than expected, Pederson fails against LHP or Puig falls flat he can jump in full time.
     
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    I was confused by the LA Times article saying SVS and Trayce were battling it out for the final OF spot. I've been under the impression that it was Segedin vs SVS for a spot. With Trayce on the roster that makes Utley(?) the main backup at 1B, which doesn't seem ideal. Getting Thompson the everyday ABs in the minors seems like the easy choice.
     
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    Other final roster battles:
    • Kiké vs Taylor (probably Kiké if he's healthy, otherwise Taylor)
    • Barnes vs Wilson (does anyone know the details of Wilson's contract? If he has an opt-out clause, then he probably gets the spot over Barnes. If he doesn't have an opt-out... he might still get the spot over Barnes. Close race.)
     
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    irish DSP Staff Member Administrator

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    the beginning of the end? :stirpot:

    According to Andy McCullough of the L.A. Times, Dodgers manager Dave Roberts recently sent struggling outfielder Yasiel Puig to a Minor League game to work on his mechanics, something the second-year manager said must improve:

    Yasiel Puig took part in a minor league game designed to give him an opportunity to work out the kinks in the mechanics of his swing. “It’s got to be better,” Roberts said. “And he understands that.”
     
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    I wonder if CKwG's suggestion that Puig could be held off the opening-day roster is an actual possibility? In that scenario, Thompson could start everyday in RF for the big club and Puig could have time to work on his mechanics.
     
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    If it really is a battle between SVS and Trayce, the thinking may be that JT can slide over and be that right handed backup at 1B and they'll just pick their spots w/that instead of running w/SVS. JT was league average against LHP in 2015 and better before that..if they feel he's coming back around then I could see a scenario there. I mean SVS was league average against LHP last year, so if that's about where they think both could be - combined w/ Trayce just basically having much better ABs than Puig and being more deserving of the starting spot in RF..there you go? It's really a downer for a World Series contender to have a prospect/project like Puig in the lineup everyday..not really fair to the rest of the guys in the lineup when his ABs are so hard to watch.
     
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    Cumflood in the basement, film at 11! :D :D :D
     
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    Possible, I hadn't thought of that. Turner to 1B with Kiké/Taylor at 3B, and if they want to give Joc a day off too they can put Trayce in CF. Moving more people around, but I guess it accomplishes the same thing - so the Thompson vs SVS competition could be real. Of course, Trayce hasn't outplayed SVS this Spring, so I guess even if it is a competition between those two, then SVS should win.
     
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    it's beginning to sound more likely
    when your manager says stuff like "his swing mechanics must improve" and "he's got to be better" publicly... a roster spot is anything but secure
    i personally think he'll never return to form in la
    too much pressure, too many distractions
    he needs to be somewhere detached, like milwaukee, where i do believe (without the pressure, postseason expectations) he could become close to the player he once was
    but imo that's just not going to happen here
     
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    lol
    • Cardinals second baseman Kolten Wong believes he should be the everyday starter, and said that he would rather be traded than be part of a [proposed] platoon. Wong is batting .184 this spring.
     
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    If that's the case - and I think it's definitely plausible - I'd like to see it begin with game one. Why send Trayce down for three weeks for Puig to show that the bad ABs he had in ST weren't just a fluke?
     
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    I don't get why there's pressure. It's his mechanics, approach, etc. I just don't understand why it matters which city is playing in.
     
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    I agree, it's the money owed to the under performers that are owning our team so far:lowscore:hate these guaranteed contracts
     
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    Position stability could also be a factor in a supposed battle between SVS and Trayce..while there's depth, the corner OF spots are just less stable thanks to Puig and Ethier and their variety of issues ( Adrian's back stuff could change that tho, knock on wood).
    But I could also understand if SVS does get a spot, at least for now, because of his spring and the fact that he was at least league average VS LHP last year.
    Just on the whole, SVS's days are numbered..Bellinger's playing every position that SVS is, so maybe that'll factor in as well if they have an eye toward the not so distant future.
    Not that Bellinger is coming for SVS's role specifically of course..Bellinger has to play everyday, but they could end up calling him up and starting him in LF by July and then moving him down to 1B to get those ABs on Adrian's off days ( cutting into SVS's role).
    Combine that w/ Trayce's development just being more important when it comes to LAD's future and JT's ability to play 1B and there would seem to be enough variables to possibly show SVS the door.
    There's of course the thought that Trayce could be sent to AAA to get everyday work, but also have to keep in mind that AAA ABs don't really replicate show ABs.
    We often see that with Puig..he goes down and hits .340 and looks like a king and then comes back up and settles into .260
    It's just not the same work..you wanna give guys big boy/show work if possible.
    Guess we'll see soon enough.
     
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    Taylor, Thompson, Urias and Bobby Wilson have all been option/reassigned to the minors. SVS, Hernandez and Barnes have made the OD roster
     
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    And Toles, yes?
    Wilson has got to be pissed
     
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