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by consigliere » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:15 pm
by DGeneral » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:24 pm
by Steve Buffum » Fri Mar 23, 2007 4:54 pm
DGeneral wrote:I am in total agreement. Well stated and very troublesome. Follows a familiar pattern we all have noted about this FO not willing to take risks on young talent. What's disturbing is they ARE NOT holding Hafner-Jhonny-Victor to the same standard.
by DGeneral » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:21 pm
Steve Buffum wrote:This is all on Garko, IMO. If he makes the team, it is because he did enough to improve. If he doesn't, I'm not sure I can wail and gnash that the team's evaluation of his improvement is that far off. I would rather have Garko on the roster. I think he is a good hitter. I think drawing a lot of global conclusions from whether he's on the roster or not is kinda far-fetched..
by Steve Buffum » Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:26 pm
DGeneral wrote:They did it with Phillips last year, This years horrific blunder looks like poor Ryan Garko.
by consigliere » Fri Mar 23, 2007 6:11 pm
by leadpipe » Fri Mar 23, 2007 7:20 pm
by Dozen » Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:49 pm
by bookelly » Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:17 am
by ramllov » Sat Mar 24, 2007 4:10 pm
by DGeneral » Sun Mar 25, 2007 10:42 pm
ramllov wrote:However, facts are facts. The infield has three young players at 3rd base, SS and 2nd base. These three players have to play.
ramllov wrote:Two months in Buffalo will not hurt him, in fact, it could help him. He is not a polished first baseman.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:39 pm
DGeneral wrote:Why are you not concerned about Marte's ability to hit major league hitting. Why are you not concerned about a Sophmore slump for Barfield. Why aren't you concerned about Jhonny's poor range and lack of speed?Why are you concerned about Garko learning a non critical defensive position?
Garko has nothing to prove in AAA, he is ready to mash big league pitching, demoting him to AAA will hurt is confidence. Making an issue about his defense is a joke and a stupid reason to get Blake and other lesser journeyman more AB's
by hermanfontenot » Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:59 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Mon Mar 26, 2007 3:58 pm
HermanFontenot wrote:With all due respect, I fail to see what two months in Buffalo will do to significantly improve Garko's defense. And the unearned runs we prevent with Iowa SchoolBoy Legend Blake at first will pale in comparison to the black hole he presents us in the batting order.Garko will generate more runs with his bat than he will give up with his glove, and that's right now.I know this sounds tinfoil-hattish, but I've long suspected the organization of simply lying about Garko's deficiencies, in order to clear the way for Casey Blake to get 500 ABs at first. Ever since the BP fiasco I've had a very difficult time believing what the FO and the manager says.
by hermanfontenot » Mon Mar 26, 2007 4:15 pm
I'm not convinced that Blake will be a black hole on offense. It's hard to really pinpoint exactly what Blake provides on offense and it is true that when you look at his stats this year should be an "off" year for him, but baseball doesn't always work that way.
by consigliere » Mon Mar 26, 2007 5:14 pm
by consigliere » Mon Mar 26, 2007 11:26 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Tue Mar 27, 2007 3:00 am
Consigliere wrote:After thinking about this more.....what if Nixon may be heading to the DL and Garko AND Francisco (or Choo) make the team? I'd be down with that. I know Nixon was supposed to be all the way back by the time the season starts, but he still isn't playing every day and isn't usually playing the entire game when he does play. He may need a few more weeks to get to 100%.
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