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CF Kotsay-Continue to provide solid D and on base
raider great stuff. Think you're wrong about street, however. Slusser indicated that he's a lock to make the roster. I'm not sure what he can improve upon in AAA. He's the real deal by all reports.
Street will make the team, Scutaro won't.
yeah yc. neither will meyer in my opinion.
what we need is a poll or contest....
Agree with yc, Street will make the team, Scutaro won't. Although it is likely both will break with the team since the 5th starter is likely to spend his first week or two (maybe more, if Baltimore weather is typical) at AAA. Although I must add, Ginter's D sucks. If he has any options he could end up at AAA to start the season.
Yes, Haren pitched. I think we've been through the whole rotation now, including 3-4 candidates for the 5th spot, with every single pitcher getting bombed his last outing.
ginter won't be AAA. we need RH pop and bb's ego wouldn't allow that anyway.
With our pitching, I think we have a lot of upside. Zito has something to prove but in the past few years has been a bit spotty. Harden will be great when he finally gets it all together. But I think this is going to be a long year for the bullpen!
I dont see us having a weak pen at all. In fact...it looks very strong. ESPECIALLY with Street in it. Cruz and Duke are going to have HUGE roles and I think they will thrive in them. I dont have faith in DOTEL at all. I never did. He'll blow a bunch of saves by giving up the bomb that ties or loses the game...and Street will have to come in and fix things.
what i meant by a long year for the pen is that they are going to get a lot of work!
Well, both Ginter and Thomas hit their 2nd HRs of the Spring. Byrnes hit #5.
RFF, most definitely, we improved our depth in the pen by sacrificing guys who can go 7-8 innings. As an added bonus, hopefully we won't see Dotel, or our closer in the 8th inning. In games where we are ahead, I can see Rincon, Cruz and Calero getting started in the 6th inning and work for no more than an inning each.
Alomar retired, so would Billy trade Scooter the
Nah, I think the Rays are going with Gotay, or is it Cantu, but they have a good prospect there. If there were a chance to move Scooter he will.
I think your question has merit, rocket. Knowing the A's, if Scutaro doesn't make the team ... and I don't think he will ... I think Beane will try to get him on someone else's major league roster. And the Rays have a dire need at 2nd base. I believe the A's are rather thrilled with what they've seen in Omar Quintanilla and Macha is already on record saying he would have no qualms calling him up in case of injury.
yeah dj, one that that hasn't been mentioned about bb is how he looks out for guys he deals. I mean Huddy to ATl, and Mulder to STL. That's pretty cool. I'd like them to deal scooter if he doesn't make the squad. Of course, we wouldn't get much more than a minor leaguer (not even a prospect).
I just wish Ginter was better at defense. Neither of the two have much range, but Scutaro plays everything he gets to and was either #1 or #3 (can't recall which) in fewest errors for a 2b last season. I think Ginter's range may be a tad less, but he also makes too many errors for my money. If they keep him in lieu of Scutaro, he'd better be the offensive player they hope he will be.
I actually think Ginter's poor "D" (and the fact he's unproven) might keep BB from dealing bryrnes. Otherwise, we'd have zero RH pop.
With Scutaro's homer today, I have a ray of hope they will keep him and not Ginter.
You're STILL dreaming Sacto.
I like Scooty!
I like Scooter too, and what he did for our clib last year, but I think they are going to keep Ginter and Ellis, Scutaro will probably go to AAA and get called up in a month or two or will get traded for prospects.
don't get too hyped about the prospects we'd get for scooter...his value ain't that high...do love his performance though. he's not a AAA player, his a big leaguer.
Yeh, dealing Scooter to a team which would likely keep him in the bigs would likely be Beane's main goal. It would be nice if we could get a decent LH reliever though.
Including a bomb for Marco.
yeah dj, a lefty closer would be cool. makes sense. I think bb could swing that.
Well, they're not saying it is serious, but Crosby is having his ribs x-rayed. He had to quit during BP, after being hit in the ribs the prior day. So, the A's are likely to hold onto Scooter for now, I would guess. Not only did he have a good offensive day yesterday, evidently he made a spectacular play and (glove) flip to Ellis(ss) to turn a DP. Also, Swisher's swing/timing is way off. Thomas & Kielty could get more playing time than anticipated.
Please, they're not going to get rid of Ginter. He has legitimate HR power from the right side and can play (barely adequately) all over the field. With Ellis coming off a season-long lay-off but looking good in ST, he'll be the starter, but Ginter will get lots of starts, plus he'll be used to rest Chavez and Durazo or fill in for an injury. Keeping Scutaro instead of him just is not going to happen. Scutaro's only chance was to clearly beat out Ellis or for the team to decide on carrying only 11 pitchers.
dansward...no question. the a's have a scarcity of RH bats. ginter ain't goin anywhere.
Hmmm. Did someone say they were getting rid of Ginter? I must've missed it.
yeah missed that one too dj.
"Hmmm. Did someone say they were getting rid of Ginter? I must've missed it."
dansward, yes, I am fully aware of what I wrote. I still ask did somebody say we were getting rid of Ginter? I sure didn't. His D does suck, however. "If he has any options he could end up at AAA to start the season." Well, he could (but I highly doubt he will) even if he did, he's still in the organization. Hey, if they decide Meyer ... or Street, for that matter ... need more seasoning at AAA, do you interpret that as we're getting rid of them? "Getting rid of them" ... at least to me ... means dealing to another team. Take a look at my prior post, where I did indeed say in so many words they may "get rid" of Scutaro. But that really wouldn't be "getting rid in order to dump", they would try to place him with a team who would keep him in the majors.
Yea, I would think Beane will work something out to keep scooter in the bigs. He sent Bobby Smith down who has major league experience(rather than cutting altogether), there's Bocachica who also has experience there too. We also have Ginter as well. I would like to keep Scooter around as a backup for Crosby too.
Well, given Ginter's BELOW average defense, I would not be surprised to see them keep all three with the big team.
Another bomb for Scooter today.
studying hitters, knowing the pitches, Wash's help = Scooter overcoming limited range to be a good defensive 2B.
I like Scooty! (or have I said that before?)
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