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Re: Indians @ Royals 5/17 the train keeps rolling

Unread postby peeker643 » Wed May 18, 2011 10:24 am

Kingpin74 wrote:Does Cabrera have too much power to be hitting 2nd at this point?


Not at all. The power is really a function of what makes hima good #2 hitter to begin with and that's pitch recognition and bat control.

If dude finishes with 15 HRs I'll still be shocked but he's dangerous at #2 because he's developing into a guy who can do a variety of things to hurt you. That includes hitting the ball anywhere on the field, dropping a bunt down, working a count with pretty solid plate discipline and making you pay for fastballs you miss with or throw to give your catcher a chance to make a play on Brantley or whoever else may be on 1B.
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Re: Indians @ Royals 5/17 the train keeps rolling

Unread postby British_Pharaoh » Wed May 18, 2011 10:45 am

Kingpin74 wrote:Does Cabrera have too much power to be hitting 2nd at this point?

He leads the team in hits, he gets on base a fair amount. Keep him second. Him and Brantley are like Alomar and Omar right now

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Re: Indians @ Royals 5/17 the train keeps rolling

Unread postby rebelwithoutaclue » Wed May 18, 2011 11:06 am

skatingtripods wrote:Aaron Crow is filthy.



He's obviously their best pitcher right now and what do you do with your best pitcher, who you drafted as a starter? That's right you.... put him in the bullpen where he pitches 3 or so innings a week.... wait what? Yup, just keep trotting out Kyle Davies and Sean O'Sullivan every 5th day with this guy sitting in the pen; that's why you're The Royals.
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Re: Indians @ Royals 5/17 the train keeps rolling

Unread postby Adverb Harry » Wed May 18, 2011 11:18 am

rebelwithoutaclue wrote:
skatingtripods wrote:Aaron Crow is filthy.



He's obviously their best pitcher right now and what do you do with your best pitcher, who you drafted as a starter? That's right you.... put him in the bullpen where he pitches 3 or so innings a week.... wait what? Yup, just keep trotting out Kyle Davies and Sean O'Sullivan every 5th day with this guy sitting in the pen; that's why you're The Royals.


Yeah, what's with that? I'd be pretty frustrated if I were a Royals fan...they're supposed to have this great farm system, but their handling of prospects is way worse than anything we ever griped about here in Cleveland. Makes you wonder how promising their chances really are over the next few seasons when they're expected to contend.
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Re: Indians @ Royals 5/17 the train keeps rolling

Unread postby skatingtripods » Wed May 18, 2011 11:45 am

rebelwithoutaclue wrote:He's obviously their best pitcher right now and what do you do with your best pitcher, who you drafted as a starter? That's right you.... put him in the bullpen where he pitches 3 or so innings a week.... wait what? Yup, just keep trotting out Kyle Davies and Sean O'Sullivan every 5th day with this guy sitting in the pen; that's why you're The Royals.


Agree. It'd be a little different if he was protecting leads (and the Royals were able to contend), but he's got 2 holds.

That organization has to be ridiculously frustrating to be a fan of.
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