In their attempt to rebuild the rotation, the New York Mets must explore the idea of trades. One target to consider is Cleveland Indians’ Carlos Carrasco. /PRNewswire/ — The “CF & CFRP Market by Source (Virgin, Recycled), Precursor (PAN, Pitch, Rayon), Resin (Thermosetting, Thermoplastic), Manufacturing Process,… Homes are flying off the market in Dallas this year. In fact, The News reported that home sales in September were 27% higher than the same month last year…. The
CLEVELAND, OHIO – SEPTEMBER 30: Starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco #59 of the Cleveland Indians pitches during the first inning of Game Two of the American League Wild Card Series against the New York Yankees at Progressive Field on September 30, 2020 in Cleveland, Ohio. (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
I can hear it already. New York Mets fans are lining up to complain about Carlos Carrasco’s age, health, and/or salary. How dare I? How dare I suggest the Mets go beyond just signing the highest-paid free agent starting pitchers?
Now that I got this out of the way, let’s examine why a trade for Carrasco isn’t such a bad thing.
I think the Cleveland Indians are going to sell a few pieces this winter. The perfect zero attendance in 2020 certainly hurt their revenue stream. This means expensive pieces like Francisco Lindor are probably getting moved.
While there haven’t been many rumors about Carrasco, he is the one pitcher in the rotation performing well and earning big bucks. At 34-years-old next season with a $12 million salary coming his way, it’s a bit pricey for a frugal ball club.
This is where the Mets come in. Money will be no issue for them under Steve Cohen, right? Well, we don’t quite know for sure how the future Mets owner will look at dollar and cents. What we can understand is that the club cannot solve all of their problems by paying free agents.
The free agent market of starting pitching isn’t an elite one which has me scouring the rest of the league for guys like Carrasco—good pitchers making money on teams that would probably not like to have the payroll hit.
Signed through 2023 at a rate not much higher than what Rick Porcello was set to make in 2020, Carrasco is quite affordable.
In 2020, Carrasco made 12 starts and had a fantastic rebound campaign for the Indians. He was 3-4 with a 2.91 ERA. This was even more impressive considering his 2019 leukemia diagnosis.
I don’t know about you, but any person that can overcome something like this and still perform their job at a high level has the toughness I wouldn’t mind seeing on my team.
Since 2014, Carrasco has been one of the top pitchers in the Cleveland rotation. From 2014-2018, he was 68-43 with a 3.27 ERA. I know he’s probably nearing the twilight of his career. As an additional piece to the Mets’ starting five behind Jacob deGrom, Trevor Bauer/Marcus Stroman, and a few other potential names, I like it.
The Indians are in a position where they might possibly sell Carrasco for less than he’s actually worth. The front office is probably already crunching some numbers to see who they can and cannot afford.
The Mets and Indians have been a good match in several potential big trades in recent years. Cleveland has needed some outfield help for quite some team. Wouldn’t you know, the Mets have a surplus.
I’m not sure how I would feel about trading Brandon Nimmo to Cleveland for Carrasco. Nimmo is a few years younger and more affordable. However, I’m not so sure the Mets will re-sign or extend him anyway.
Maybe more realistic, the Mets could always move J.D. Davis in a trade for Carrasco. I feel similarly with Davis going to Cleveland for Carrasco. The Mets are addressing their need for starting pitching help, but also surrendering a talented young bat in the process.
Fortunately, these decisions aren’t up to me. I can still look around the league and find players that match up well with what the Flushing Baseball Club needs most. This winter it’s starting pitching. At the right price, Carrasco seems like a good player to consider.
Author: by Adrian Cervantes
Global CF & CFRP Market (2020 to 2025) – Reduction in the Cost of Carbon Fiber Presents Opportunities
DUBLIN, Oct. 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The “CF & CFRP Market by Source (Virgin, Recycled), Precursor (PAN, Pitch, Rayon), Resin (Thermosetting, Thermoplastic), Manufacturing Process, End-use Industry, and Region – Global Forecast to 2025” report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com’s offering.
The global CF & CFRP market size is projected to grow from USD 17.5 billion in 2020 to USD 31.5 billion by 2025, at a CAGR of 12.4%
The CF & CFRP materials offer exceptional properties, such as low weight, stiffness, strength, tenacity, density, thermal & electrical conductivity, fatigue, and corrosion resistance. Owing to these outstanding properties, conventional materials, such as aluminum and steel, are less preferred in high-performance applications in various end-use industries, including aerospace & defense, wind energy, sporting goods, and among others. However, the global pandemic disease COVID-19 has forced the composite component manufacturers to shut down their operations partially, which is expected to decrease the demand for CF & CFRP in 2020.
The virgin carbon fiber segment of Carbon Fiber to be the fastest-growing segment.
The carbon fiber based on the source is segmented into virgin carbon fiber and recycled carbon fiber. Virgin is made from precursors such as PAN and pitch. These fibers find applications in various aerospace & defense, wind energy, sporting goods, and other industries. Virgin carbon fiber offers better thermal and mechanical properties than recycled carbon fiber. They are preferred over recycled carbon fiber in high-end aerospace applications.
PAN carbon fiber to be the faster-growing precursor type, in terms of value.
C PAN-based carbon fiber is a type of fiber produced by the carbonization of PAN precursor. Having high tensile strength and high elastic modulus, it is extensively used for structural material composites in aerospace & defense, automotive, and sporting goods industries. These properties are driving the use of PAN carbon fiber in various end-use industries.
Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the new aircraft deliveries and wind energy installations are expected to reduce in 2020, which will result in reduced demand for PAN carbon fiber from these industries. The demand is expected to recover after 2020.
The thermoplastic segment to be the fastest-growing resin type, in terms of value, in the CF & CFRP market.
The application of thermoplastic polymer as a matrix material in CFRP composites has grown significantly in recent years. The thermoplastic resin is used with continuous fiber to create structural composite products. The main advantage of thermoplastic resin as matrix material is that, unlike thermoset resin, the composite formed can be reshaped and reformed. The composite formed is also easily recyclable. These factors are expected to drive the thermoplastic resin in the CFRP market during the forecast period.
The filament winding to be the fastest-growing manufacturing process, in terms of value, in the CF & CFRP market.
The filament winding process produces hollow or circular components such as compressed air tanks, high-pressure CO2 tanks & bottles, water softener systems, rescue air tanks, sailboat masts, CNG tanks, light poles, and other construction materials. This automated process is used to make highly engineered structures. The increased demand for CFRP from CNG and CHG tanks applications is expected to drive the filament winding CFRP market during the forecast period.
The COVID-19 pandemic has reduced the demand for CFRP tanks. Due to the lockdown situation, the demand for CFRP tanks has reduced from the gas transportation industry. The demand is expected to recover after the pandemic situation.
APAC is projected to be the fastest-growing CF & CFRP industry.
APAC is projected to be the fastest-growing CF & CFRP market during the forecast period. The region comprises countries such as Japan, China, South Korea, and Taiwan, having significant potential owing to the presence of established raw material suppliers, product manufacturers, and increasing new aircraft deliveries and wind energy installations in the region. There is a high demand for CF & CFRP from the wind energy, sporting goods, and aerospace industry in the region.
However, COVID-19 has negatively affected these industries in the APAC region. Japan, China, and Malaysia provide various components to aircraft manufacturers; China is the world’s largest wind energy installer. The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in less demand for the new aircraft and less wind energy installations, which are expected to reduce composite consumption in these countries in 2020.
Key Topics Covered:
2 Research Methodology
3 Executive Summary
4 Premium Insights
4.1 Attractive Opportunities in the CF & CFRP Market
4.2 CFRP Market, by End-Use Industry and Region, 2019
4.3 Carbon Fiber Market, by Source
4.4 Carbon Fiber Market, by Precursor Type
4.5 CFRP Market, by Resin Type
4.6 CFRP Market, by Manufacturing Process
4.7 CFRP Market, by End-Use Industry
4.8 CFRP Market, by Key Countries
5 Market Overview
5.2 Market Dynamics
18.104.22.168 Government Stimulus Packages for Aerospace and Other Industries for COVID-19 Crisis
22.214.171.124 Increase in Demand for Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
126.96.36.199 Increasing Demand from Wind Energy Industry
188.8.131.52 Decrease in Number of Commercial Aircraft Deliveries
184.108.40.206 Disruption in Supply Chain and Lower Production Capacity Utilization due to COVID-19 Pandemic
220.127.116.11 High Cost of Carbon Fiber
18.104.22.168 Reduction in the Cost of Carbon Fiber
22.214.171.124 Potential Opportunities in New Applications
126.96.36.199 Growing Demand from Emerging Markets
188.8.131.52 Maintaining Uninterrupted Supply Chain and Operating at Full Capacity
184.108.40.206 Liquidity Crunch
220.127.116.11 Development of Technology to Reduce Cycle Time
5.3 Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
5.4 Value Chain Analysis
5.5 Value Chain Analysis and Impact of COVID-19
5.6 Pricing Analysis
5.7 Manuafturing Process Analysis
5.8 Patent Analysis
5.9 PESTEL Analysis
5.10 Case Study
6 Macroeconomic Overview and Key Trends
7 Carbon Fiber Market, by Source
10 CFRP Market, by Manufacturing Process
11 CFRP Market, by End-Use Industry
13 Competitive Landscape
14 Company Profiles
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What’s trending in Dallas’ luxury home market, and how the pandemic has changed some buyers’ thinking
Homes are flying off the market in Dallas this year. In fact, The News reported that home sales in September were 27% higher than the same month last year. The number is part of a steady increase in home sales during the COVID-19 pandemic, due primarily to low interest rates, Steve Brown reported.
Luxury real estate agents are certainly aware of the trend, and they’re seeing listings move fast.
Christy Berry, a founding agent with Compass DFW who sells luxury homes from Preston Hollow to Uptown Dallas condos, attributes the trend to the influx of buyers from out-of-state.
“The biggest thing right now is the people coming from California, Chicago, New York,” Berry said.
But what are they asking for when searching for a home in Dallas?
Berry said she sees one of two things: people are upsizing or downsizing. She said clients either want more space or they’re downsizing because they don’t want to clean their larger homes anymore.
In terms of layout and amenities, however, Berry’s luxury clients seem to be influenced by pandemic life. She said they’re looking for home offices, at-home gyms or exercise rooms and “everyone wants a pool.”
Berry said the homes that are being built in 2020 will undoubtedly cater to work-from-home life.
“The office, the studies are going to be in every house, and the outdoor space is going to be more prevalent,” she said.
One of Berry’s current listings, a $2,975,000 home in North Dallas, has those amenities. There’s a wood-paneled study, an in-home gym, and a large outdoor area with a pool. The home at 4610 Royal Lane has five bedrooms, five bathrooms and two half-bathrooms in its 8,237 square feet.
1/54610 Royal Lane, Dallas, Texas.(Sean Gallagher / Sean Gallagher Photography LLC / Sean Gallagher / Sean Gallagher Photography LLC)
For more photos of the home, visit the listing webpage.
Nancy Johnson, Compass’ top agent in East Dallas, has noticed clients gravitating toward specific aesthetic elements. She agrees with Berry that everyone wants a pool and an office, and many buyers are coming from California.
Johnson said she’s found that families are willing to spend more money to have an updated, complete home, rather than buying a home to renovate.
“Because the interest rates are so low, people are preferring houses — they’re willing to spend more — for a house that’s already done,” Johnson said.
She added that clients want natural light, and they’re still interested in the all-white interior aesthetics and neutral, earthy tones that have been popular in recent years. One unique feature she’s noticed is the white exterior and contrasting black windows, a design that’s present in a few of her current listings.
Black has made a comeback, Johnson said, Clients are trading the recently popular brass interior elements for darker tones.
The home at 6815 Carolyncrest, one of Johnson’s current Lakewood listings, features that white exterior with black-trimmed windows and earth-toned accents. It’s a five-bedroom, five-bathroom, and one half-bathroom home with a pool in the backyard. It’s 5,128 square feet and listed for $1,995,000.
1/5Interior of 6815 Carolyncrest Drive in Lakewood.(Shoot2Sell Real Estate Photography)
Visit the listing webpage for more photos of the home.
Johnson has seen families go for five-bedroom homes recently, which she attributes to larger family sizes or the desire for a guest room. She’s also noticed many of her younger clients moving to be closer to their extended families, given that the pandemic has freed up many from the need to live in close proximity to work.
All in all, the homes are selling fast, and market inventory is low.
“Good houses, as long as they’re priced correctly, good houses are selling very quickly,” Johnson said.
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Author: By Mary Grace Granados10:57 AM on Oct 16, 2020 CDT
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