OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: Kielty is already hurt
Please, Billy Beane. Don't make us go into this season with a rookie and a semi-rookie in the corners. We need Eric Byrnes.
Amen!BTW what ails BK?
He strained a calf muscle while running bases. OK, so this isn't a major injury, but it demonstrates the problem with having just Kielty, Swisher and Thomas to rotate through the left and right field positions.
amen. that underscores Byrnes' value and could make BB reticent to make a deal. i mean, i think we're ok with prospects and our future is bright...so don't pull tha trigger.
screw kielty. for real.
EYLEEN came up with Kielty's new name last season...
The other attribute about Eric Byrnes, he is never injured. Which is really amazing considering his affinity for walls.
Oh no.. now I am SAD - NOT
Kielty is the weakest link of the OF positions with little injury could be blessing for Byrnsie, Thomas, and Swish. Beane should give Carrot Top to Pittsburgh, so the Bucs can have a Grieve and Kielty at corner outfield. Pittsburgh fans will be hoping Steelers training camp to hurry up.
I know Beane's great moves overshadow his bad ones. But, IMO, Kielty and Jeremy Brown (probably) were not good acquisitions. It would be nice to have to eat my words on Kielty (Brown I don't care about, since we suddenly have several young good prospects at catcher), but I sure wouldn't hold my breah.
This is good news if you are in the "Let's keep Byrnes" camp. I am. I don't dislike Kielty, but if Billy is going to rest his season on this guy, he is nuts. He is hurt often, can't get the switch hitting down, and doesn't seem to have any spark. Can we trade HIM to Pittsburgh for prospects?
Thanks, oaktowngreen. Carrot Top is pretty good, too!
Was anyone else a bit put off by the interview with Kielty on the official website? I know what he's trying to say, but I wish athletes would stop occasionally to consider how the "I just want to have some fun" bit sounds to fans whose ticket prices go up every year so that these players can make a lot of money to have their fun. Dude, you play baseball for a living, and you make more than most research scientists. How much more fun do you need? We all hope he has a better year, but the "I just don't care" attitude is a little too cavalier for my taste.
kkdaz, i'm training (getting a phd) to become a research scientist - in infectious diseases - and unless you're really high up in a company or have really great grant funding at a major university, you don't even make close to what kielty gets, let alone the major league minimum. but i guess figuring out how a disease works so you can treat it or prevent it isn't as important as baseball
You're right, Ph.D.'s are not as important as baseball players, not to us anyway.
Hey, I'm a Jonas Salk fan and I'll take polio vaccine over the ability to switch hit (or not) any day. But aside from the obvious social injustice of the salary inequity, I just didn't like the tone of his interview and I was surprised they posted it on the official sight. If he has more fun when he plays better, then I too hope Kielty has more fun this year. It just bugs me when I hear these highly compensated guys say talk about having fun, as if that's their goal. Sure it's a nice by-product, but not much of a mission statement.
Methinks Urban was scraping the bottom of the barrel for a story. He should've taken a day off.
In the off-season, Kielty told one of his friends he was going to hit more than .300 this year. His friend told him, you have a better chance of being Ronald McDonald.
I think he is mimicking Byrnsie's "wild" hair in hopes of finding some of that Byrnsie magic.
Will he be Ronald McDonald or Krusty the Klown?
I for one hope that the "Bozo Look" works for the kid. The Richie Cinningham thing sure didn't. Look what the "Charles Manson" look did for Damon last year, heck it may have broken the curse! Captain CaVeMaN!!!!
goldtymer,nothing personal. I always wanted to be a redhead, although I wanted more of an auburn shade than carrot. ;-)
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