Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

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Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby Edgy MD » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:15 pm

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Getting passed on the depth chart just as I'm on the verge... IT HURTS!! IT HURTS, LAGARES!! Montero knows what it feels like. Who do you think got passed by deGrom? IT BURNS!!

So I'm taking my little d back out there, where I'm sixth or seventh on a depth chart of five. Oh, the injustice!! IT'S SEARING PAIN!!

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What happens with me this year? Will a spot open up? Will the timing be right so the opening happens while I'm playing well? Help me out, here.
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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby MFS62 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:19 pm

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He'll have to soothe that pain in a spa in Las Vegas for the early part of the year. Then he will be recalled mid year and hit .247/.287/.386 in 35 games.

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby LeiterWagnerFasterStrongr » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:28 am

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Kinda sucks being a defensive replacement whose best position is manned by someone who needs no defensive replacement.

But, yeah, if Johnny Lags ever misses a month or two, this guy's churning out Web Gems like Ben and Jerry churn out tortured-sounding novelty flavors.

But, yeah, as it stands, I think he's going for 50 midseason PAs or so, then going as a deadline deal throw-in.
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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby themetfairy » Thu Feb 19, 2015 1:37 am

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby Frayed Knot » Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:34 am

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Never mind that, get to the REAL important question concerning MdD (not that it'll matter in most cases): Does he get filed alphabetically under den or Dekker?
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Postby John Cougar Lunchbucket » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:31 am

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Surprised he wasn't traded along with Muffy, Tejada, Gee and Carmine Ronzonni for something we could use some of.

He'll do alright as a reserve CF, with the Twins or maybe the Rockies.

For us, useful only if Lagares gets hurt or starts to suck.
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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:44 am

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He can certainly provide some Dykstrability to Lagares' Wilsonianness. The problem with that scenario is that Mookie had to rip his shoulder and shatter his eyeball for Lenny to get into the mix.

For now, it's hard to think of him as worthy of getting ahead of Nieuwenhuis. And he's going to be 27. Just one in a series of logjams that Sandy seems to cultivate.
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Postby Ashie62 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:26 pm

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby Edgy MD » Thu Feb 19, 2015 2:42 pm

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I'll take that bet.

I mean, come on. A .667 OPS is a perfectly viable output by a defense-first bench player in 2014. It's not ideal, but considering he's something like the team's seventh option and he burned down the town in Las Vegas last year, I'm pretty glad we have him.

Definitely understand why folks are surprised he wasn't dealt off. He's in danger of stagnating in our system. And every team needs a ball hawk. He was probably the 51s' MVP.

I'll go with .265 / .335 / .371 // .706 in 44 games. Five-for-seven in steals.

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby smg58 » Thu Feb 19, 2015 4:14 pm

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby Lefty Specialist » Fri Feb 20, 2015 4:06 pm

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Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby d'Kong76 » Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:45 pm

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I'll go with the part-of-trade scenario.

Re: Forecasts for Fifteen: Matt den Dekker

Postby Edgy MD » Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:06 pm

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A buncha yas (including d'Kong again) predicted a midseason trade. But midseason came early this year.

Let no one say that den Dekker isn't in midseason form.
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