Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Newsletter Excerpt, June 6, 2023 -- "AL West Notes"

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"Patching that one small hole may be worth doing. Looking ahead to the second half, the Astros will need to go through Corey Seager, Nathaniel Lowe, and Shohei Ohtani in the AL West. Potential playoff opponents will feature Josh Lowe, Luke Raley, Brandon Belt, and Anthony Rizzo. Having right-handed pitchers who can get lefties out is valuable, and you don’t want to trade off too much talent to play matchups. Still, the ability to attack platoons or make a good lefty hitter uncomfortable can be valuable, especially in leverage."