Theo said they may have to get someone who hasn't played third to play there. Putting two and two together.
Escobar has played third before, so.....
Originally Posted by MurrayBannerman
Rowson was hired in June. Castro's walk rate was 2.3% prior to his hiring. In the subsequent months, Castro's walk went went to 4.5%, 5.8%, 9.0%, and 6.8%.
Castro may very well have been affected, but it seems like he was affected more with putting the ball in play, which was actually out of the ordinary with a career low BABIP. He showed that if he can continue to improve his walk totals, he can fit incredibly well anywhere in the lineup.
Well, I will take what his agent has stated over intenet banter that means nothing. This also seems like when the pressure is on Castro, he wilts, and this was just over a contract. I would hate to see what he does in a playoff race when and if the Flubs can actually get to one in the next ten years and I actually like the moves Theo has done.
Originally Posted by MurrayBannerman
Not even going to dignify the LaHair bit with a response.
Wouldnt expect you to. Fact is a heck of a reality dose when somebody walked more times in less then 300 at bats.
They'll probably get a nice marketing bump too. They'll label them the new big three and target the black community.
Honestly, that's a market they really need to tap into... I think. If you go to a Braves game now, it's nothing but your typical family of 4 from the burbs, with a smokin hot tennis/soccer mom and dad who works full time in corporate America. That is literally it... during the summer you'll see some students there from HS and college, but not a ton and most of them get so drunk before the game, that they get kicked out before it's over. Although they have their own version of the Wrigley Bleachers, up in the RF corner of the nosebleeds at Turner.
Cubs are one of the three finalists for Victorino.
-coming off his worst statisctical season in years
-32 years old who relies on speed
-wants 4 year deal
Let him sign in LA or something. However, I have a gut feeling we definitely get him as a placeholder till one of the young kids are ready, and then he only has 1 year left on that deal by the time one of them are ready to play everyday.
edit: after posting that, just saw a headline that the Sawx are in the lead for him.... good.
Boston is offering 3 years $38 mil for Victorino...pass.
Also Phillies are discussing Cliff Lee for Justin Upton.
I don't see a single reason why Arizona should do that. Also makes no sense since they've been saying for months that they want a SS in exchange for Upton. Maybe Arizona leaked it to see if it would pressure the Braves into sending Simmons to Arizona?
I think the Phillies will pay some of Lee's contract.
I would imagine so, he's owed $25M EACH of the next three years. It just doesn't make sense to trade a franchise caliber outfielder, for a 34 year old pitcher who has logged a boatload of innings. Jupton only makes $9.75M next year, and 14.5M the two years after that. A Lee for Upton deal just doesn't make any sense, on any level.
I would rather the Sox keep AJ, Flowers is decent but he never hit higher then .220 in his career. Not exactly a feared hitter in the line-up. AJ is such a rare commodity in the game today, a catcher that can call a good game and handle a pitching staff while putting up offensive numbers, I would hate to lose that.
Agreed, but that organization's so incompetent that I honestly wouldn't be surprised if they stubbornly held on to the Bobcats name moving forward despite the entire area effectively being Philip J. Fry if they brought back the Hornets.
Originally Posted by Blackhawkswincup
Escobar traded to Rays
Miami payroll is really a joke at this point ,, Absolutely horrid how they lied to Miami voters/mayor and fans about how things were going to be different after new stadium
Loria's effectively killed baseball in two markets now. I honestly see this as being fanbase-killing, especially with how obviously they fleeced the locals. I hope that they draw in the low thousands next year and beyond and that the city's lease is ironclad and that they can't leave under any circumstance whatsoever.
Sadly though, Loria would probably just sit back, cut the payroll even more now, and still make money with an empty stadium thanks to the national TV cut he'll get.
I don't agree with Loria's gutting of the team, however, if that's what they want to do, so be it.
The so-called Marlins fans can go to hell. I'm far more concerned with Loria's feelings than theirs.
Here is the problem with the so-called Marlins fans, they are spoiled rotten by winning and need to get off their ****ing high horse. If they don't want to, **** em. They'll probably get to see yet another yet World Series championship within the next 5 years.