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    Another ugly season is in the rearview mirror, so now we can finally turn our focus to the only question that has really been relevant since the team faded out of contention in June or July: How do we fix this thing?

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    Comments 155 Comments
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Last year, I showed nine and it didn't have Caleb Thielbar or Josmil Pinto, and Tim Wood wasn't even in the organization yet. So, it's a just-for-fun list.
    1. goulik's Avatar
      goulik -
      Darnell, Achter, Romero, Vargas, Watts, Kepler, Polanco, Ibarra, Turpen, Oliveros, Rohlfing
    1. goulik's Avatar
      goulik -
      My original list had 11 names which Seth said 4 we're not on it and I had 6 correct. Subtracting Wimmers since he never fully came back from injury to his previous level of pitching gives me six known. Comparing those six to the other lists you can tell how many of the "other names" are right or wrong therefore only two of the four (Ibarra, Beresford, Turpin, Dean) can be correct based on the list I had with 8 correct. If Polanco is on the list than Beresford is not based on Shane's first list. Using all the lists any combos that include Ortiz or Dean seems to eliminate too many candidates leaving us with my list above which I could argue about later. Off to work, cannot see if I am correct now for next 11hours....
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by goulik View Post
      Darnell, Achter, Romero, Vargas, Watts, Kepler, Polanco, Ibarra, Turpen, Oliveros, Rohlfing
      Eight.
    1. goulik's Avatar
      goulik -
      Darnell, Achter, Romero, Vargas, Watts, Kepler, Rohlfing, Beresford, Bigley, Dean, Ibarra
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      I am really quite stuck at 8, then. I have 13 guys worthy, but only 8 make the list. I cannot imagine who the other three are.
    1. goulik's Avatar
      goulik -
      30 seconds after that last list I saw a flaw. If this list is correct then Seth made a previous mistake in his numbers. I will wait to see how many I have before trying to fix it though...
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by goulik View Post
      Darnell, Achter, Romero, Vargas, Watts, Kepler, Rohlfing, Beresford, Bigley, Dean, Ibarra
      Seven.
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      You gotta answer this of these 8:

      Darnell, Achter, Romero, Vargas, Kepler, Polanco, Watts, Ibarra.
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
      You gotta answer this of these 8:

      Darnell, Achter, Romero, Vargas, Kepler, Polanco, Watts, Ibarra.
      seven
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      For the record, my very first guess included Oliveros . . .
    1. goulik's Avatar
      goulik -
      My wife is frustrated now because I spent too much time going through all the possibilities and submissions and could not find a way to make this work if given the right numbers by Seth so I'd like to ask that you glance through the guesses to check to see if you made a mistake... I may have made my own but I am not seeing it yet.
      Darnell, Achter, Romero, Vargas, Wimmers, Watts, Kepler, Dean, Ibarra, Oliveros, Polanco
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
      For the record, my very first guess included Oliveros . . .
      Good guess!
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Quote Originally Posted by goulik View Post
      Darnell, Achter, Romero, Vargas, Wimmers, Watts, Kepler, Dean, Ibarra, Oliveros, Polanco
      Ten!!
    1. goulik's Avatar
      goulik -
      Achter, Darnell, Romero, Vargas, Kepler, Wimmers, Kepler, Polanco, Dean, Ibarra, Oliveros
    1. goulik's Avatar
      goulik -
      I said Kepler twice...Bigley instead of second Kepler
    1. Seth Stohs's Avatar
      Seth Stohs -
      Nine
    1. goulik's Avatar
      goulik -
      Achter, Darnell, Vargas, Kepler, Watts, Wimmers, Rohlfing, Polanco, Oliveros, Dean, Ibarra
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      Can't be Dean, right? And it shouldn't be, either. Wait, is Danny Rohlfing one of them? I could have sworn something doesn't add up right from one of my first guesses then.

      Darnell, Achter, Romero, Vargas, Wimmers, Watts, Kepler, Rohlfing, Ibarra, Oliveros, Polanco.
    1. Shane Wahl's Avatar
      Shane Wahl -
      I have to ask . . . why no Beresford? It seems moderately crazy not to protect him. I mean . . . it's not that likely he would be taken, but I also don't think it is that unlikely either. I think he is exactly the guy to keep around if anything involving Florimon, Dozier, and Rosario doesn't work out.
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