A Realistic View at 2013: Part II

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    who do you think can jump higher? Drew, Iggy or Ciriaco?

     
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    You know, there are  a lot of reasons to "ignore" on this forum. A new one is invented every day. 

     
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    You know, there are  a lot of reasons to "ignore" on this forum. A new one is invented every day. 



    i thought it was a valid question. it would help me answer a tougher question

     
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    Linares batting 8th in Pawtucket? I don't get it. The guy looks in some ways to be right there with Nava / Sweeney etc...

     

    I can only speculate and that is probably not even appropriate since I know nothing really as to why.  I wonder if they don't see him receptive to revising his approach maybe? Possibly not committing to conditioning to the level they want. Is he happy as heck with the money he is already making, compared to the $10 a month salary in Cuba and just not motivated? 

    Complete speculation on my part. No accusations as I do not know. I just don't get why he is so far down on the list. He is deep injury depth. That appears to be all.



    Boom, you may well be on to something. My spring training observations were that he has some pop in his bat, but he is not a well-conditioned athlete. I know this is baseball so being a well-conditioned athlete is secondary to talent and instincts sometimes, but the rest of our outfield prospects, as well as some of those on the MLB roster, are all much faster and more athletic. I feel like I've been bashing him all spring, but being thick is one thing (I have first-hand knowledge of that!) and jiggling while you're running is another. Linares jiggles.

     
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    For those of us who watched the WBC, it seemed like a lot of Cuban players were chubby. Maybe it's the food they preferred or the motivation was just not there. Lots of chubby Cuban players.

     
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    Linares:

    2013 AAA (8 AB) .125  0  0  .125/.222/.347

    2013 ST (29 AB) .345  2  6  .355/.586/.941

     

    2012 AAA (216)  .297  8  29  .321/.480/.801

    2012 AA  (238)   .333  8  33  .403/.538/.941

    2012 ST (19 AB) .158  0  0  .158/.158/.316

     

    2011 AAA (64)     .233  3  12  .281/.500/.781

    2011  ST (25 AB) .320  1  3  .353/.548/.901

     

    He has missed time here and there, but he had a nice ST in 2011 before getting hurt, a really good AA & AAA season in 2012 (Combined: .316  16  62 in 412 AB), and a really good 2013 ST.

    I'm not sure what more he needs to do at the plate to get a shot. I have read he is a very good fielder, but maybe it is his conditioning that has prevented promotion.

     
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    I haven't watched him but he sounds like Panda for the Giants.  Great hitter and a good fielder but is often out of shape and came to ST out of shape this year and is dealing with injuries--which he always gets when out shape.  He was benched two seasons ago, but I think he was the WS MVP last year if it wasn't Posey.  Always has strains, cramps, etc.  A strange article in the paper this week about him where he says next year is when he will be finally mature enough to have to start taking better care of his body and getting in shape?????  I think he is probably 30-40 lbs. overweight right now.  I predict he will be one of these guys whose career will be significantly shortened because of his  approach.  Maybe the RS see Linares as one of these types.  Over the years we've seen these types that eat themselves out of a lot of salary and extra years as a specialist, DH, BP specialist, etc.

     
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    I haven't watched him but he sounds like Panda for the Giants.  Great hitter and a good fielder but is often out of shape and came to ST out of shape this year and is dealing with injuries--which he always gets when out shape.  He was benched two seasons ago, but I think he was the WS MVP last year if it wasn't Posey.  Always has strains, cramps, etc.  A strange article in the paper this week about him where he says next year is when he will be finally mature enough to have to start taking better care of his body and getting in shape?????  I think he is probably 30-40 lbs. overweight right now.  I predict he will be one of these guys whose career will be significantly shortened because of his  approach.  Maybe the RS see Linares as one of these types.  Over the years we've seen these types that eat themselves out of a lot of salary and extra years as a specialist, DH, BP specialist, etc.




    Very good points, but there are a few players that have been overweight their whole careers and stay off the DL pretty well... like Papi up until very recently.

     
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    Linares is listed under 200  I've seen him play and he's no where near as overweight as the Panda,

    What the Red Sox are trying to do with him has been a mystery for the past couple years. I would like to see him given a chance,



    Maybe when JBJ goes down for his 20 days, Linbares will get a look.

    Nava sometimes runs out of gas by the end of the season, so maybe Linares could come up for him if it happens again. Otherwise, it will take an injury or a phenomenal hot streak in AAA by JCL to get him a shot in 2013.

     
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    Sox leaders in OBP for 2013:

    Iggy     .615

    Nava     .556

    Gomes  .429

    Ciriaco  .429

    Pedey   .400

    S Vict    .375

    JBJ        .364

    Ells       .320

    Midds   .273

    Ross     .167

    Napoli  .130

     

    SLG%

    Iggy     .667

    Nava    .571

    Ciriaco .500

    Midds   .400

    Ellsb    .394

    Pedey  .364

    Gomes .364

    S Vict   .318

    Naps    .261

    JBJ       .235

    Ross     .167

     

     
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    Re: A Realistic View at 2013: Part II

    RED SOX (3-2)
    Ellsbury CF
    Victorino RF
    Pedroia 2B
    Napoli DH
    Middlebrooks 3B
    Nava 1B
    Saltalamacchia C
    Bradley Jr. LF
    Iglesias SS
    Pitching: LHP Jon Lester (1-0, 3.60).

    BLUE JAYS (2-3)
    Reyes SS
    Davis RF
    Cabrera LF
    Encarnacion 1B
    Arencibia DH
    DeRosa 5
    Izturis 2B
    Blanco C
    Bonifacio CF
    Pitching: R.A. Dickey (0-1, 4.50).

     

    We get to see Nava at 1B today. It's probably a good thing to give Naps a bit of a rest at DH. It's a long season, and he's never had a 600+ PA season.

    We face the knuckler today. Could be a wild one.

    4-2 sounds so much better than 3-3.

    Laughing

     
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    Am also in wtf ? camp re Linares. But he's not on the 40 man roster, so a move would be necessitated. Hassan ? Britton ?  Hmm. If Bradley Jr. struggles and Big Papi isn't healthy, we'll need more offense .

    IRT his perceived weight, I'd always read he had base stealing speed, and he's often played centerfield. Have people observed his speed / lack thereof personally ?

    Jidge , what diid you see in ST ?

    Also, it wasn't that long ago San Diego had a pudgy-looking kid in the minors whom few scouts thought had  a chance in big leagues, who later worked out alright. Some here might remember him, fellow named Tony Gwynn.

     
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    Am also in wtf ? camp re Linares. But he's not on the 40 man roster, so a move would be necessitated. Hassan ? Britton ?  Hmm. If Bradley Jr. struggles and Big Papi isn't healthy, we'll need more offense .

    IRT his perceived weight, I'd always read he had base stealing speed, and he's often played centerfield. Have people observed his speed / lack thereof personally ?

    Jidge , what diid you see in ST ?

    Also, it wasn't that long ago San Diego had a pudgy-looking kid in the minors whom few scouts thought had  a chance in big leagues, who later worked out alright. Some here might remember him, fellow named Tony Gwynn.



    Yes, Tony probably "jiggled" a little when he ran too.

    I do think the lack of needing to be on the 40 man roster could be the biggest reason he has not gotten a true shot at the bigs. He'd really have to "wow" the top brass to decide to give up on Hassan or Britton to make room.

    Once he has to be put on the 40 man roster, we should find out what they really think of him.

     
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    Hassan and Britton are definite DFA candidates. And what does it take to see Mike Carp get an AB? If he isn't a DFA candidate I don't know who is.

     
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    Hassan and Britton are definite DFA candidates. And what does it take to see Mike Carp get an AB? If he isn't a DFA candidate I don't know who is.

     




    Ells hit a homer then Carp pinch hit for Vic and lined out to short.

    How old is Linares?

     

     
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    Hassan and Britton are definite DFA candidates.




    Drake Britton is a 23 year old lefty starter who throws 93-95 with quality stats. You don't cut that to put a 28 year old corner OF who had a .321 OB average in AAA on the 40 man. A old, fat, no speed, no patience corner OF. There is no conspiracy here. The guy isn't that good.

     
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    Britton has the stuff but also has never produced. Plus the DUI now. He is a DFA candidate. Or a rule 5 soon.

     
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    Will Middlebrooks is a beast. That's all.

     
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    Will-Da-Beast.  moon has named him well.

    Of course, moon also wanted to trade him for Gavin Floyd.  Sorry moon, but you knew I had to bring that up at some point... Wink

     
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    What the ... Price, Hamels, Dickey, and Strasburg all shelled.

     
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    What the ... Price, Hamels, Dickey, and Strasburg all shelled.




    And Lester looks like an early Cy Young candidate. Go figure.

     
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    Linares is listed under 200  I've seen him play and he's no where near as overweight as the Panda,

    What the Red Sox are trying to do with him has been a mystery for the past couple years. I would like to see him given a chance,



    You're correct, he is nowhere near as overweight as Panda, nor is he under 200 lbs. Put another way, if he is under 200 then I just dropped fifty to get down to 160. I've stood within ten feet of him and he is 220 if he's an ounce, and that's on a frame that's not much taller than 5'9".

     
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    Britton has the stuff but also has never produced. Plus the DUI now. He is a DFA candidate. Or a rule 5 soon.

     



    Rule 5 does not apply to 40-man roster members.

     

     
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    Hassan and Britton are definite DFA candidates. And what does it take to see Mike Carp get an AB? If he isn't a DFA candidate I don't know who is.

     

     

    A 13 run lead!

     
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