My prediction: We sign Robert for a total of $65 mil. Yours?

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Re: My prediction: We sign Robert for a total of $65 mil. Yo

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2019 Minor League Player of the Year is Luis Robert.

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Re: My prediction: We sign Robert for a total of $65 mil. Yo

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good thing we didn't sign him, he'd be even more expensive now
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Re: My prediction: We sign Robert for a total of $65 mil. Yo

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If any team can blow his development, it's the White Sox.

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I think the Cards should have signed him but his K/BB is [expletive]. It will be hard for him to go above the 110 wRC+ mark over course of the season with that ratio unless he bats > .280

We already have a guy with similar peripherals and power ability.

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Man, he's got a really quiet stance and swing.

https://www.milb.com/video/robert-blast ... 1000007557

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GeddyWrox wrote:Man, he's got a really quiet stance and swing.

https://www.milb.com/video/robert-blast ... 1000007557
That swing looked effortless.

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Re: My prediction: We sign Robert for a total of $65 mil. Yo

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If we didn't have Arozarena and Carlson waiting in the wings I would be upset about missing out on him but it's not like we only have Adolis Garcia to fall back on.

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JoeMcKim wrote:If we didn't have Arozarena and Carlson waiting in the wings I would be upset about missing out on him but it's not like we only have Adolis Garcia to fall back on.
Arozarena has a 40 future value. Robert's is 55.

O'Neill's is 50 and higher than Randy's.

FWIW. I don't think Arozarena projects beyond a role player if he's not in CF full time. But some say he might project to a late bloomer/Pham type at minimum.

I am guessing the team wants to roll the dice with O'Neill to make/break himself for April-June 2020 and if he fails, it's Carlson time. Otherwise Carlson will float and take the place of the lowest productive OF.

We can all compare AA/AAA numbers and things like that but there's a reason Robert was signed to a huge deal. Randy Arozarena isn't going to sniff that kind of production. IMO. Though I'd be concerned with Robert's plate discipline, you got to trust the scouts.

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Big Amoco Sign wrote:you got to trust the scouts.
Which scouts, the ones who convinced the Cards to draft Pete Kozma over Porcello? :D :D :D :D


Low blow (directed at the Cards regime of the time) but I couldn't help it.

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Re: My prediction: We sign Robert for a total of $65 mil. Yo

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Big Amoco Sign wrote:I am guessing the team wants to roll the dice with O'Neill to make/break himself for April-June 2020 and if he fails, it's Carlson time.
Spoiler alert: Break.


Hopefully Carlson has an insane spring so we don't have to delay the inevitable.

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