OAFC BBS - All Topics: Archive: Let's get it over with
bring on the rookies.
Dan Johnson has lifted his average to 315 after a slow start. He has mashed every place he has ever played. What the blank are they waiting for.
I am all for the Dan Johnson in LF experiment.
Only thing I'd say if they are planning on calling up Johnson and trying him in the outfield they probably would be waiting until after the Boston series. Trotting a weak defensive first baseman out in left field to deal with the Green Monster in his first game could get ugly.
gibedaddy i couldn't have said it more perfect myself. give the guy a shot. LF, 1B, heck even SS I don't care. The guy has mashed and now it's his timefor the big show!
oh yea, bring on the rookies. At least we could have a reason to watch this season. The current team will not go to the playoffs so why not pull the plug.
Too early to pull the plug IMO.
I don't see Byrnes or Dotel with the A's after the trade deadline.
Yes the floor has pretty much dropped out on Byrnes trade value. The time to trade him was this offseason but I think it was one case where Beane was actually swayed by the fans not to trade a guy. Oops.
With all the criticism of Beane's offseason moves/non-moves, his decision not to deal Byrnes while his value was at its peak could possibly be the worst of them all.
I wish they would have traded Byrnes' roided ass. I think Beane's hunch was that Byrnes was not going to produce again like he did last year and it's looking like Beane was right.
More likely, I think, is that BB did not get a real taker for Byrnesy.
How many here were in favor of keeping Byrnes.
How many people here had given up on Kielty? Everyone! He just needed some time. It was early in the season as well. I think the same will happen for Byrnes. Give him some time.....its still early in the season. A month from now....I think some people in here will have a change of heart towards Byrnes. I've loved him from day one....and I still do. His defense might be shaky.....like on routine catches.....but when there is a diving play for the ball.....he always impresses and saves runs in the process. He's one of the best at making extreme hustle-diving plays. Like tonight.....he preserved the lead for us with that great diving catch.
that catch tonight was amazing.
Amen to that.....but I still think that diving catch for the foul ball was better...in fact, so far that is the catch of the year in all of baseball. I've never seen anyone lay themselves out and fly that high and far in the air to make a catch. BTW rff.....if I remember correctly, you're a Byrnes diehard too, aren't you? And concerning Dan Johnson....he's earned the opportunity to play in the bigs. I think our future looks sweet with him, Swish and Daric Barton in our lineup.
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