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Post#3 » by Quake Griffin » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:14 pm

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Re: Jose De Leon for Logan Forsythe Trade 

Post#4 » by TKainZero » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:07 pm

Sucks to lose JDL. But forsythe is a good player!
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Re: Jose De Leon for Logan Forsythe Trade 

Post#5 » by Kilroy » Wed Feb 1, 2017 3:26 am

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Post#6 » by Ranma » Sun Feb 5, 2017 12:50 am

I've been meaning to post my opinion on the trade but haven't found time until now. I've mentioned before in other threads that I didn't want to give up Jose De Leon straight up for either Brian Dozer or Ian Kinsler, so you know I'm not satisfied with giving him up for just Logan Forsythe.

Having said that, I get why the Dodgers pulled the trigger. Forsythe, in a vacuum, is a welcomed addition. Friedman is familiar with and has a high opinion of him during his days in Tampa Bay. His former Rays teammates love him noting his blue-collar work ethic. He's basically a replacement for Chase Utley in the grit department. However, despite comparisons to Brian Dozier, he's more of a solid addition than All-Star, which I guess, is the point towards stabilizing the keystone position in the infield.

It was no secret that the Twins wanted 2 good pitching prospects for Dozier, so despite the reports that they asked for 3 of our top prospects, I'm sure they would have "settled" for De Leon and Brock Stewart, which is not to say that I would have made such a deal either. Speaking of Stewart, the Dodgers front office seems to value him more than De Leon right now despite the disparity in their prospect rankings. Both are low-round finds with swing-and-miss stuff who need to refine a 3rd pitch. It was Stewart and not De Leon who the Dodgers called up first to fill in when our starters were dropping like flies this past season.

There seems to be some injury concern and a certain level of disappointment with JDL from the Dodgers I guess for him not being ready to step up when we needed him to. I mentioned before that it was high time that we either use Jose or trade him as his value as a trade asset is approaching diminishing value, so I get the urgency to deal him, but I would have preferred to use him this upcoming season over trading him. I even get why the front office seem to prefer Stewart over him since Brock has higher velocity on his fastball while Jose relies more on deception in his delivery. Still, De Leon was likely to have his trade value increase by pitching more in MLB action unless injury were to strike him down, which apparently is a notable concern.

Despite my opinion and the similarities by comparison, I'm not too worried of Jose De Leon becoming the next Pedro Martinez. Obviously, that is an unlikely scenario regardless of who the prospect is, but I also mentioned before that I thought De Leon had a decent chance to be an ace for the starting rotation in Minnesota. However, I don't think he has nearly the same likelihood of that happening on Tampa Bay's staff only because of the talent already on their roster.

Personally, if we had to make a deal, I would have preferred dealing him for a top 2B prospect over the established veteran. For instance, SS/2B Jorge Mateo would have made sense in a 1-for-1 deal if that option was available. Mateo was the Yankees' top prospect before dealing Aroldis Chapman for a package that included SS Gleyber Torres. Torres usurped Mateo's position in NYY's prospect rankings and MLB Pipeline currently has De Leon (33rd) higher than Mateo (47th) while Torres is their 3rd best prospect in baseball.

According to MLB Pipeline's profile of him, Jorge Mateo has 80 speed, 60 arm strength, and 55 fielding to go along with 40 power and 50 hitting ability. Obviously, he's not quite ready with reports of him needing more plate discipline and to be less erratic in the field at SS, which makes 2B a more likely position for him. Also, he was suspended for insubordination, which is a major turn-off for Friedman & Co (and me too, to be honest).

With our closing window to win a championship during Clayton Kershaw's prime, I understand the priority to go after the safer established veteran, especially with Forsythe's team-friendly contract, but I don't see Forsythe's short-term production helping us much more than our internal options nor being worth the long-term benefit in losing out on developing a premium prospect whether it is De Leon or Mateo.
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Re: Jose De Leon for Logan Forsythe Trade 

Post#7 » by Quake Griffin » Tue Feb 7, 2017 3:01 pm

I actually agreed with a lot of what you said until you said you don't see his short term production helping us "much more" than our internal options.

I can't get down with that.

You either:
a) Think Willie can play the position.
b) Think Kike will hit this year after getting past his father's health issues; or
c) Believe Austin Barnes to be an everyday 2B with a proven hit tool at this level.

To those 3 I say no way and the only way I can kinda see it is if Willie loses weight and is ready by 2018, Forsythe's last year here.


I like DeLeon and I think he's going to be better than where the FO had him. That's where I disagree with this trade but it does seem like they didn't like him as much as the rankings. From that perspective, I understand this deal.
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Post#9 » by Ranma » Thu Feb 9, 2017 1:13 pm

Quake Griffin wrote:I actually agreed with a lot of what you said until you said you don't see his short term production helping us "much more" than our internal options.

I can't get down with that.

You either:
a) Think Willie can play the position.
b) Think Kike will hit this year after getting past his father's health issues; or
c) Believe Austin Barnes to be an everyday 2B with a proven hit tool at this level.

To those 3 I say no way and the only way I can kinda see it is if Willie loses weight and is ready by 2018, Forsythe's last year here.


I like DeLeon and I think he's going to be better than where the FO had him. That's where I disagree with this trade but it does seem like they didn't like him as much as the rankings. From that perspective, I understand this deal.


I hope to be proven wrong but no on A (right now) but I'm open to B and C being possibilities with C the likeliest between the two. Forsythe helps in giving us a reasonable expectation of production. Both Kike and Barnes are wildcards who should easily surpass last season's respective production (not exactly a high bar) and maybe either recapture their previous form or live up to potential. I'm not saying the latter options are likely just possible.

And even if we did continue to struggle at 2B with those two and whomever else internally, we should still be able to make a deal of Forsythe for De Leon some time before the trade deadline as Jose's trade value--barring injury--should continue to rise assuming he pitches in MLB during the 1st half of the 2017 season while Forsythe will continue to provide steady production with less time left of team control. At that point, Brian Dozier or whomever else could still be in play to solve our quandary over the keystone.

Overpaying for Forsythe now makes sense if the Dodgers don't plan to use De Leon or anticipate that he will get hurt again. Obviously, the organization also prefers to have a complete team to start the season with, but that to me, is not worth paying the premium price on a deal when it should be available later on.


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I was going to post a tweet about this before I saw your post. This seems to confirm our suspicions of the organization having more faith in and preferring Brock Stewart over Jose De Leon. To be honest, Stewart's profile as a late bloomer in his mid-20s who already excels with 3 pitches with so little pitching experience (and wear and tear on his arm) is exciting. One could certainly argue that he's got more promise than De Leon and I'm beginning to be convinced.
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Re: Jose De Leon for Logan Forsythe Trade 

Post#10 » by Quake Griffin » Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:28 pm

To me Brian Dozier is quickly becoming one of the most overrated players in baseball and I'm glad he's not on our team.

I'm not talking value for value etc. etc.
I don't want him to be a Dodger at all and I'm glad the Twins punted his value somewhere into the stratosphere.

I like Forsythe's make up much better. They're a wash defensively and I'll take the OBP bat over the historically terrible OBP bat.

I'm glad he's our guy and I don't view it as settling at all.
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Re: Jose De Leon for Logan Forsythe Trade 

Post#11 » by Neddy » Sun Feb 12, 2017 5:57 pm

Quake Griffin wrote:To me Brian Dozier is quickly becoming one of the most overrated players in baseball and I'm glad he's not on our team.

I'm not talking value for value etc. etc.
I don't want him to be a Dodger at all and I'm glad the Twins punted his value somewhere into the stratosphere.

I like Forsythe's make up much better. They're a wash defensively and I'll take the OBP bat over the historically terrible OBP bat.

I'm glad he's our guy and I don't view it as settling at all.


with Utley back on the roster, I sure hope we don't platoon Logan.
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