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by swerb » Fri May 18, 2007 9:28 am
by consigliere » Fri May 18, 2007 9:57 am
by Dozen » Fri May 18, 2007 10:23 am
by MadThinker88 » Fri May 18, 2007 10:29 am
by consigliere » Fri May 18, 2007 10:56 am
Dozen wrote:IMO, a defensive-minded SS isnt our #1 need but it is a need. Consig, do we have enough chips to fill all 3 of these voids this year?
by Dozen » Fri May 18, 2007 11:01 am
by dpdad » Fri May 18, 2007 12:08 pm
by dazindiansfanuk » Fri May 18, 2007 12:12 pm
by consigliere » Fri May 18, 2007 12:54 pm
by MadThinker88 » Fri May 18, 2007 12:55 pm
by KFletch » Fri May 18, 2007 1:27 pm
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri May 18, 2007 1:39 pm
by Hoover » Fri May 18, 2007 1:42 pm
by intenso » Fri May 18, 2007 1:48 pm
MadThinker88 wrote::? I thought part of the Texeria issue in Texas was the fact that Boras is his agent and he will hit the free agent market after this season.
by Dozen » Fri May 18, 2007 1:53 pm
It's risky to move Jhonny, because moving him will get inside his head, and destroy his hitting. When Blake was moved to RF, his hitting went into the dumper. He's more comfortable in the infield, now he's starting to turn it around.
If you move JP, you risk his hitting going into the crapper. He doesn't strike anyone as a super-confident individual. He's not the kind of guy who can handle a major position change.
It's not a move that needs to be made anyway. The team is starting to hit, and will get much better as the season warms up.
by Hoover » Fri May 18, 2007 2:13 pm
Dozen wrote:Is this a fact or an opinion? As long as his checks clear he does what he's told and I would hope he is a team guy.
by consigliere » Fri May 18, 2007 2:32 pm
by Andouble » Fri May 18, 2007 2:41 pm
by intenso » Fri May 18, 2007 2:44 pm
Andouble wrote:I know Omar is the one we want, but what are some of the other veteran SS's that come to mind?
by consigliere » Fri May 18, 2007 3:06 pm
by Dozen » Fri May 18, 2007 3:27 pm
Hoover wrote:Dozen wrote:Is this a fact or an opinion? As long as his checks clear he does what he's told and I would hope he is a team guy.Everything's an opinion on the net. Opinions are like buttholes, everyone's got one. Listening to Jhonny in interviews, watching him play for years, is enough to show he's not the most confident guy in the world. Moving him to 3rd is just a bad idea, plus it's unnecessary.Tribe's made very few errors over the past 2 weeks, but they lack range at key positions. However, they'll never be the best defensive club, even with a grade A SS. But many World Series teams don't have great defense. The team's in 1st place now, there's no need for major changes.If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it
by leadpipe » Fri May 18, 2007 3:46 pm
by Dozen » Fri May 18, 2007 3:48 pm
Lead Pipe wrote:Moving Peralta from short to second is like turning your radio up when the engine knocks. He's not a major league middle infielder.As far as hurting his confidence, well, that's less of a problem than having a cipher at the most important defensive position on the field, in relation to winning games.
by Mr. MacPhisto » Fri May 18, 2007 4:59 pm
Consigliere wrote:Also, Peralta's range and body type are more suited to 3B and 2B....and his arm makes him a good option at 3B. I'm not trading Barfield, and Peralta has a ton of experience in the minors at 3B, so I'd move Peralta there first. That may not happen until after the season though.....but if come July it is apparent his defensive is still struggling, I would not be surprised to see him moved to 3B and we get a vet like Omar to play SS.
by consigliere » Fri May 18, 2007 5:06 pm
by KChmura » Fri May 18, 2007 7:10 pm
Mr. MacPhisto wrote:I don't like Carmona much at 2B or 3B because his greatest defensive liability is moving to his left. SS presents the greatest problem there because of so much movement to the left, but the reaction time would be cut down at 3B so he might not be best there. 2B may be a viable option. Barfield would have to be traded in that eventuality. Would LF be a possibility? Jhonny could focus more on becoming a power hitter in LF as mobility wouldn't be as big an issue in LF. Cabrera is still hitting well in Akron, though his errors are up a bit. He's not ready but I think he may have a future at SS. Omar may not be a real option in trade for this year as he's struggling behind the plate and has already committed as many errors as he did all of last year (still fewer than Jhonny). I'm not sure where to look for a SS. Should we find a AAA guy in an org that already has a good SS or trade for a MLBer?
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