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Lip Man 1
06-18-2008, 11:50 PM
I don't know how to react to this...still in somewhat of a shock....according to Mark Gonzales of the Tribune Ozzie is now "considering" using Ozuna or Uribe at first this weekend if a late inning switch has to be made.

:o:

Lip

IlliniSox4Life
06-18-2008, 11:55 PM
Uh, why not Dye, and put somebody in the OF?

I suppose Uribe could probably do a decent job.

chisoxmike
06-18-2008, 11:57 PM
:scratch:

thedudeabides
06-18-2008, 11:58 PM
Ozzie's mind starts wandering and he can't keep it to himself. Although, Juan's arm would be a plus at first.

ChiSoxGirl
06-18-2008, 11:58 PM
I don't know how to react to this...still in somewhat of a shock....according to Mark Gonzales of the Tribune Ozzie is now "considering" using Ozuna or Uribe at first this weekend if a late inning switch has to be made.

:o:

Lip

:shocked::thud:

Risk
06-19-2008, 12:00 AM
Words fail.:o:

Risk

It's Dankerific
06-19-2008, 12:01 AM
Or, like a previous poster mentioned, BA at first, Swisher in CF

ha.

Lets just keep Toby Hall away from 1b

chisoxfanatic
06-19-2008, 12:01 AM
I'd play Thome at first before Ozuna or Uribe!

Tragg
06-19-2008, 12:02 AM
I don't know how to react to this...still in somewhat of a shock....according to Mark Gonzales of the Tribune Ozzie is now "considering" using Ozuna or Uribe at first this weekend if a late inning switch has to be made.


Good gracious.

Just can't let talent like Ozuna or Uribe just wallow away on the bench.

chisoxfanatic
06-19-2008, 12:02 AM
Or, like a previous poster mentioned, BA at first, Swisher in CF

BA can do anything!

voodoochile
06-19-2008, 12:03 AM
If a double switch has to be done, why not Crede and then the other guy takes over at 3rd?

Though why you would PH for Swisher is beyond me.

jabrch
06-19-2008, 12:08 AM
I have nightmares of Hall ripping up his shoulder playing 1B for the first time in a long time...

I'd rather not think about it. Let's keep Swish at 1B and not double switch off of him.

It's Dankerific
06-19-2008, 12:11 AM
If a double switch has to be done, why not Crede and then the other guy takes over at 3rd?

Though why you would PH for Swisher is beyond me.

I have nightmares of Hall ripping up his shoulder playing 1B for the first time in a long time...

I'd rather not think about it. Let's keep Swish at 1B and not double switch off of him.

Maybe he means in case of injury? I can't imagine a situation where you'd want to pinch hit for swisher in our current situation. a pinch runner late in a game to tie maybe?

It's Dankerific
06-19-2008, 12:12 AM
BA can do anything!

Excellent point. It would be worth it just to see the anti-FOBA in full force. the laughs would last months. He'd be damn good on the popups to the right side of the infield!

We have to remember, if steve lyons played every position, how hard can it be? ;)

chisoxfanatic
06-19-2008, 12:16 AM
Excellent point. It would be worth it just to see the anti-FOBA in full force. the laughs would last months. He'd be damn good on the popups to the right side of the infield!

We have to remember, if steve lyons played every position, how hard can it be? ;)

If Jenks needs a day off, I say Ozzie should send him to the pen to warm up, proving to the anti-FOBAs that he is the true utility player. :cool:

DumpJerry
06-19-2008, 12:25 AM
I'd play Thome at first before Ozuna or Uribe!
I'm sorry, but that's just crazy talk. Thome's knees can't take First any more. Put him there for a game and he's out of commission for the next four or five games.

Mohoney
06-19-2008, 12:33 AM
Well, the 40 man roster is full, and I don't see any other option for Ozzie.

I can't exactly blame him and Kenny for putting faith in a guy that has never been on the DL in his 10+ year ML career.

kittle42
06-19-2008, 12:33 AM
And this is the effect on baseball when Jerry Manuel starts managing again.

:jerry

You better come ready to play...First Base!

The Immigrant
06-19-2008, 12:39 AM
Ozuna and Uribe would both do fine at first base. Sorry to interrupt the **** show.

IlliniSox4Life
06-19-2008, 12:43 AM
The only reasons I can see for having somebody play 1B other than Swisher while Paulie is on the DL are 1) Swisher gets injured, 2) Swisher gets on base late in a tie game and we need more speed aboard, 3) Swisher commits no less than five consecutive errors at 1B, 4) I can't really think of a fourth. He's hitting good enough lately that you won't PH for him. He's a switch hitter so even playing lefty/righty matchups won't come into play. He's young enough that he doesn't need a whole lot of time off, and can certainly go a few weeks without an off day.

IlliniSox4Life
06-19-2008, 12:44 AM
Ozuna and Uribe would both do fine at first base. Sorry to interrupt the **** show.

The truth is they probably would. The question is why consider it?

voodoochile
06-19-2008, 12:45 AM
Ozuna and Uribe would both do fine at first base. Sorry to interrupt the **** show.

I agree. So would Cabrera and Crede...

Mohoney
06-19-2008, 12:50 AM
I agree. So would Cabrera and Crede...

I don't want either guy moving from where they are. I'll go with a wing and a prayer at 1B over moving a Gold Glove caliber defender out of position, as I'm sure you would.

milrtyme28
06-19-2008, 12:51 AM
Does Wise play 1b? Just curious?

IlliniSox4Life
06-19-2008, 01:10 AM
I don't want either guy moving from where they are. I'll go with a wing and a prayer at 1B over moving a Gold Glove caliber defender out of position, as I'm sure you would.

Uribe is a GG caliber SS.

IlliniSox4Life
06-19-2008, 01:11 AM
Does Wise play 1b? Just curious?

Apparently everybody can play 1B.


New promotion while Paulie is out: First baseman for a day!

drewcifer
06-19-2008, 01:13 AM
Eldred.

Christ - That guy hit the fastest exiting HR I ever saw this spring. Keep everything the same.

Mohoney
06-19-2008, 01:16 AM
Uribe is a GG caliber SS.

I was referring to moving Cabrera or Crede to 1B and plugging in the vacancy with a lesser defender. I'm not sure how a bench player like Uribe factors into this argument.

I_Liked_Manuel
06-19-2008, 01:42 AM
The truth is they probably would. The question is why consider it?

3/4 of the guys being tossed around in this thread for first base would look ridiculous trying to field a bunt - the cubs have some scrappy guys on its roster, and there's no doubt in my mind that if dye, thome, etc. play first, the cubs are bunting in that direction until we stop it.

JB98
06-19-2008, 01:49 AM
Barring injury, Swisher should play every inning of every game at 1B until Konerko returns.

dij22
06-19-2008, 02:47 AM
I was referring to moving Cabrera or Crede to 1B and plugging in the vacancy with a lesser defender

Why move one of the two best defensive players away from a premium position? Just move Dye to 1st should an injury to Swisher necessitate it, I say. He's useless in right, he'll be slightly less useless playing first base, hopefully.

Mohoney
06-19-2008, 02:52 AM
Why move one of the two best defensive players away from a premium position?

That was my point. I think you misread my post.

Frater Perdurabo
06-19-2008, 07:11 AM
Barring injury, Swisher should play every inning of every game at 1B until Konerko returns.

Thank you!

Carolina Kenny
06-19-2008, 07:56 AM
I don't know how to react to this...still in somewhat of a shock....according to Mark Gonzales of the Tribune Ozzie is now "considering" using Ozuna or Uribe at first this weekend if a late inning switch has to be made.

:o:

Lip

Uribe is probably the best defensive 1st baseman on the club.
He is Prefundo!!

Bucky F. Dent
06-19-2008, 08:35 AM
Barring injury, Swisher should play every inning of every game at 1B until Konerko returns.

Yep!

balke
06-19-2008, 09:32 AM
I'm sorry, but that's just crazy talk. Thome's knees can't take First any more. Put him there for a game and he's out of commission for the next four or five games.

I think its ridiculous to think he can't play 3 games at 1B in an entire season of baseball. Stretch, catch. He's not handicapped in anyway, he's just a little older.

Carolina Kenny
06-19-2008, 09:46 AM
Don't forget Toby Hall, that kid can play 1st!!

Jeckle2000
06-19-2008, 11:42 AM
I think people are reading too much into this. As far as I can tell all Ozzie is trying to say is that if something happens to Swisher then Uribe might play a few innings at 1B late in the game. I doubt he is even considering letting him start there...

LITTLE NELL
06-19-2008, 11:52 AM
With 6 games in NL parks coming up would this not be a good time to bring up Brad Eldred, he has 24 HRS and 64 ribbies.

MsSoxVixen22
06-19-2008, 11:54 AM
I'd play Thome at first before Ozuna or Uribe!



Me too! Ozuna at 1st base scares the **** out of me!

oeo
06-19-2008, 11:58 AM
I don't know how to react to this...still in somewhat of a shock....according to Mark Gonzales of the Tribune Ozzie is now "considering" using Ozuna or Uribe at first this weekend if a late inning switch has to be made.

:o:

Lip

Who cares? :scratch:

If there's no one else on the bench, are we just going to leave first base open?

A lot of stuff would have to go wrong in order for this to happen. You're overreacting.

Thigpen "57"
06-19-2008, 12:42 PM
I think Timo Perez might be available. (Teal implied)

http://www.baseball-reference.com/boxes/CHA/CHA200506010.shtml

Seriously though, Ozzie is not going to start someone other than Swish, unless its an emergency... I hope.