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Problem is, even a hurler with great shape, spin, & efficiency still isn’t a major league pitcher — not even a reliever — if he has no control. This guy makes Phillippe Aumont look like Greg Maddux.
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My holiday is already finished & we get not just 1 present for it, but 8. Problem is, when the gift-giver has to spring for 8 presents, you invariably end up with 8 crappy presents. So, I guess my Hanukkah presents from the Phillies were Kent Emanuel, Garrett Stubbs, Donny Sands, Yoan Lopez, Scott Moss, Johan Camargo, Ryan Sheriff, and Nick Nelson.
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Yeah, but the lack of hustle hasn’t been an issue for 2 years, the defensive miscues were at SS, and blaming him for McCutchen’s injury was always preposterous. There may well have been fans who wanted to ship him out after 2020, but the reasons which gave rise to the fans’ wrath are not likely to recur in 2022.
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The Phillies are paying him $6M for this year & $8M for next year. If there’s any sign at all that he has learned to hit, they might as well call him up & give him a look-see. The offensive bar for a utility infielder is not high and, in the off chance that he can hit like he did in 2019, they could do worse for an everyday 2nd baseman in 2023.
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Segura in 2019-2020 was nowhere near 2021 Didi. By wRC+, which is the gold standard for measuring offense, Segura’s wRC+ was 91 in 2019 — which was, by far, his worst offensive season in the last 6 years. For context, that 91 wRC+ translates to a. .280/.323/.420/.743 slash line. So, even in his worst offensive season in the last 6 years, it’s not like he was an offensive black hole. Didi, on the other hand, had a 68 wRC+ last year. He was a massive black hole in the lineup.
I would trade anyone if the right deal came along, but it’s hard for me to imagine that Segura would fetch us a player or prospect who’s good enough to make the trade worthwhile. After all, trading him away would make the infield defense even worse & would open up a huge hole in an infield which already has 1 huge hole. Even if Bryson Stott is a success right out of the gate (which is unlikely), he can’t play 2 positions at once.