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Chavy helped WIN the game today with his glove.
PLAYOFF watch stats- Average .200 2-2 2R 1RBI 2BB FINALLY, Chavez is the hero of the game, along with Scooter. Today the A'S WIN, in part, because of Chavez.
Chavy, as always with the glove and, today with the bat, is our MVP of the day.
PLAYOFF Watch stats- AB13 H3 Ave. .231 HR1 R1 RBI1 BB3 K5 LOB3 K in the 4th was huge. Ball put in play gets at least 1 run. Fox announcers and I have stressed that if Chavez does not hit, the A'S lose. It really doesn't matter that much what Thomas does. Chavez is the key to the A'S chances. Let's get them tomorrow, Eric.
Eric needs some more right in the center of plate like the one he hit out in game 3 vs Minn.
Nasty pitch on the Chavez K in the 4th BUT everyone in the stadium knew a slider low and away was coming.
ABSOLUTELY pathetic defense by chavez so far in this series
if we lose this game and this series we can look at that ground ball DP that he just flat out misplayed and hang it all on his head. There are moments in games that change to outcome of a whole series and that could be one of those plays.
A's not hitting with RISP this series sure doesn't help either.
Playoff Watch stats- G5 AB17 H4 Ave.234 HR2 R2 RBI2 BB3 K7 LOB4 Have we seen enough of Chavez in post seasons yet?
FUCKING MENTAL midget!
I hate to say it, but mental midget seems to be an appropriate description. He still shows no heart, IMO.
I knew this thread would be alive and well. what a P.O.S. I can live with anemic hitting but his glove is his asset. that was a chokejob. second day in a row he pulled this. joke. at least get your body in front of the ball...none of that ole' shit.
eric chavez. franchise player or weakest link? grrr.
Playoff Watch stats- G6 AB20 H4 Ave.200 HR2 R2 RBI2 BB3 K8(eight) LOB4 I honestly think the A'S should seriously consider trading Chavez in the off season. History suggests that Chavez IS NOT and never will be the "Franchise player" necessary to lead the A'S to a WS championship. He's had his chance and has failed. It will be difficult for me to follow the A'S next year with Chavez on the roster.
geeez chavez makes fielding 3rd base the best there is common , the mistake was letting miggy go we needed both of them the awsome 3rd base guy who hits 25 hr but dont count on him for big at bats and the SS who does hit the clutch hit they worked great together but not alone at least for chavez.
Did anybody hear the candid conversatition between the strikeout brothers in the dugout during the third inning? To me it shows the attitude of the A's franchise player and why he constantly fails. He sits by Swisher just smiling and making excuses "Man, just missed that one", show some freakin emotion!! Making jokes about how he wore some stupid arm sleeve or something and struckout 3 times "but we won so i will do it for the team".....Does that sound like a winner?? A franchise player?? How about an average player with an above average glove. If that is all he brings to this franchise, trade him and move Scutaro to third because he is just as effective with the glove, and sadly the bat. I swear he reminds me of Pedro Serrano in Major League. Strikes out and says "That was a beautiful pitch" Get this guy a live chicken or something.
sacto & all,
N0 BB kept Chavez over Miggy because he felt Chavez had a bigger up side in the long run. Obviously, that was a mistake. BB should rectify this mistake by trading Chavez in the off season. The A'S will not win a WS with Chavez on the roster. IMHO
Miggy was expendable because Crosby was ready to come up.
Problem is they didn't know that Crosby's middle name is Crystal.
Tejada may have hit in the "clutch" in the regular season but his postseason #s with the bat aren't much better than Chavez. Plus, it's not like Tejada had any brain freezes like not scoring in game 5 of the 2001 ALDS when Giambi got a hit and him stop running in game 3 of the 2003 ALDS against BoSox.
Whose the BETTER LEADER and INSPIRATION to other team members? Who would you rather have REPRESENT the A'S? TEJADA- end of argument.
No doubt Tejada was the heart and soul for the A's but I just don't think if he were on the A's, the team would be whipping up on the Tigers right now and he'd too probably be having another lousy postseason performance like he did from 00-03.
The problem there is that Chavez is a match with Beane's choice of field manager and Tejada was not...
listen chavez is a key to winning he is a great 3rd baseman and good bat not great, just he needed miggy at SS.
THIS IS THE END! Playoff Watch stats- G7 AB 23 H 5 Ave.217 HR 2 R 2 RBI 3 BB 4 K 8 LOB 5 Look for a restart of this thread NEXT SPRING. I am sure of a restart as long as Chavez, our great"franchise player", is with the team.
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