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nevr say dye sox
06-24-2008, 01:06 PM
Chris Getz has been named to the All Stars Futures game, also he is a finalist to play on the USA team which will be competing in the 08' olymipics.

Frater Perdurabo
06-24-2008, 02:14 PM
Good for him!

I just do not understand why some people already have him pegged as a career AAAA player, when this is his first season in AAA.

:scratch:

jabrch
06-24-2008, 02:16 PM
Good for him!

I just do not understand why some people already have him pegged as a career AAAA player, when this is his first season in AAA.

:scratch:

In the perpetual race to jump to a conclusion, everyone feels that they need to be bold to win. It is way to early to make any conclusions on Getz, and unless you have seen a lot of him play, we really don't have enough information to make that call anyhow.

sox1970
06-24-2008, 02:24 PM
I really like Getz. He's very grindy, which makes you think Kenny likes him too.

He's been playing SS and LF too, so maybe he's being groomed as a bench player, that can play his way into the starting lineup.

nevr say dye sox
06-24-2008, 02:41 PM
I've seen him play quite a bit, I hink he is exactly what the sox need right now. I've posted this before and other people on the board have bashed me. He works the count extremely well, lays down bunts and can steal bases. He is a very gutsy high work ethic guy. He may be a career bench guy, however I think he could make an impact right now.

Mohoney
06-24-2008, 02:44 PM
What would be the best guess for Getz to actually have a chance to win a Major League job? Next year, 2010, or 2011?

GAsoxfan
06-24-2008, 02:46 PM
Good for him. Do you think he's passed Richar on the organizational "depth chart"?

sox1970
06-24-2008, 02:52 PM
Getz is 4-5 today. One bunt single, and an infield single.

nevr say dye sox
06-24-2008, 03:06 PM
the infield single today was a bunt that he beat out which moved the runner over. Something that we have trouble with at the major league level. I would think he should get a call up at the end of the year. Which means somebody would have to be taken off the major league roster because he's not on the 40 man. I'm not sure if he's past Richar on the depth chart, but believe me Getz has a chance to be a lot better than most people here think. He is exactly what Ozzie wants on this team, and my feeling is try to promote from within before we have to pay for it somewhere else. I think they should send Uribe down, and platoon Ramierez and Getz and see if he can help us now!

gogosox16
06-24-2008, 03:13 PM
the infield single today was a bunt that he beat out which moved the runner over. Something that we have trouble with at the major league level. I would think he should get a call up at the end of the year. Which means somebody would have to be taken off the major league roster because he's not on the 40 man. I'm not sure if he's past Richar on the depth chart, but believe me Getz has a chance to be a lot better than most people here think. He is exactly what Ozzie wants on this team, and my feeling is try to promote from within before we have to pay for it somewhere else. I think they should send Uribe down, and platoon Ramierez and Getz and see if he can help us now!
Sending down Uribe would not take him off the 40 man roster unless if we were to DFA him and that seems like the mosl likely thing to happen after Dewayne Wise gets DFA'd again when Paulie's back

oeo
06-24-2008, 03:18 PM
What would be the best guess for Getz to actually have a chance to win a Major League job? Next year, 2010, or 2011?

I'd say next year. Either him or Richar at 2B. Although, by the beginning of 2010, Beckham should be ready or at least very, very close.

gogosox16
06-24-2008, 03:20 PM
I'd say next year. Either him or Richar at 2B. Although, by the beginning of 2010, Beckham should be ready or at least very, very close.
No Becham at Short?

oeo
06-24-2008, 03:20 PM
the infield single today was a bunt that he beat out which moved the runner over. Something that we have trouble with at the major league level. I would think he should get a call up at the end of the year. Which means somebody would have to be taken off the major league roster because he's not on the 40 man. I'm not sure if he's past Richar on the depth chart, but believe me Getz has a chance to be a lot better than most people here think. He is exactly what Ozzie wants on this team, and my feeling is try to promote from within before we have to pay for it somewhere else. I think they should send Uribe down, and platoon Ramierez and Getz and see if he can help us now!

What has Ramirez done to deserve a platoon situation? He's earned the starting job. Sorry to Getz, he's having a great season, but we're solid up the middle right now.

oeo
06-24-2008, 03:22 PM
No Becham at Short?

That's still to be determined, but we may be looking at Alexei at SS, and Beckham at 2B.

EDIT: And then again, there may be the option to move Beckham to 3B. Whichever way we go doesn't matter, things look good for our infield in the upcoming years.

gogosox16
06-24-2008, 03:25 PM
That's still to be determined, but we may be looking at Alexei at SS, and Beckham at 2B.
Yea I would be happy with that. I'm just hoping the Sox can sign him right away after the CWS so he can get as much playing time as he can this year and next year to be ready for 2010

eriqjaffe
06-24-2008, 04:00 PM
I've seen him play quite a bit, I hink he is exactly what the sox need right now. ... He works the count extremely well, lays down bunts and can steal bases.Nothing Greg Walker can't fix!

nevr say dye sox
06-24-2008, 04:46 PM
So why hasn't he? I was watching the Cubs/Sox game Sun night and Dempster laid down a perfect bunt to move the runner over. I thought to myself why do we have so much trouble doing that. There is not one guy on the Sox right now I feel could lay down a bunt consistantly when needed. Maybe Ozuna is our best, but he's average at best.

oeo
06-24-2008, 04:49 PM
So why hasn't he? I was watching the Cubs/Sox game Sun night and Dempster laid down a perfect bunt to move the runner over. I thought to myself why do we have so much trouble doing that. There is not one guy on the Sox right now I feel could lay down a bunt consistantly when needed. Maybe Ozuna is our best, but he's average at best.

Alexei Ramirez. He's by far our best bunter, and actually pretty damn good at it.

BTW, Sox pitchers can usually lay down a bunt. It makes no sense why our position players can't do it, but when called upon, our pitchers have gotten the job done in the past.

btrain929
06-24-2008, 04:55 PM
Ozzie probably figures if we get a guy to 2nd or 3rd with less than 2 outs, we can't get them in to score anyways, so might as well swing away and go for a big inning (half teal).

But yes, I like Getz and would love for him to surprise on the MLB level. He reminds me of a way better Craig Counsell.

nevr say dye sox
06-24-2008, 05:06 PM
actually my buddy said the same exact thing...and he played/ roomed with Craig Counsell at Notre Dame.

TomBradley72
06-24-2008, 05:42 PM
I've seen him play quite a bit, I hink he is exactly what the sox need right now. I've posted this before and other people on the board have bashed me. He works the count extremely well, lays down bunts and can steal bases. He is a very gutsy high work ethic guy. He may be a career bench guy, however I think he could make an impact right now.

Getz at 2nd, Alexei in CF...goodbye Uribe?

Frater Perdurabo
06-24-2008, 08:31 PM
EDIT: And then again, there may be the option to move Beckham to 3B. Whichever way we go doesn't matter, things look good for our infield in the upcoming years.

I'm intrigued by your "EDIT" paragraph. Obviously I'd like the Sox to keep Crede, but I do think he's likely gone. That means we've got Fields' below-average glove for 2009 and 2010. But Beckham ought to be ready by 2011, when PK's contract is done. If Ramirez and Richar are good up the middle (perhaps with Getz as the utility guy), Fields could move to 1B to open up 3B for Beckham. He already seems to have "good enough" power for 3B, and his defensive skills at short should allow him to play 3B better than Fields. If they could just find a young catcher to develop and learn from AJ, their infield could be set for the next decade.

Daver
06-24-2008, 08:44 PM
I'm intrigued by your "EDIT" paragraph. Obviously I'd like the Sox to keep Crede, but I do think he's likely gone. That means we've got Fields' below-average glove for 2009 and 2010. But Beckham ought to be ready by 2011, when PK's contract is done. If Ramirez and Richar are good up the middle (perhaps with Getz as the utility guy), Fields could move to 1B to open up 3B for Beckham. He already seems to have "good enough" power for 3B, and his defensive skills at short should allow him to play 3B better than Fields. If they could just find a young catcher to develop and learn from AJ, their infield could be set for the next decade.

Donny Lucy is a pretty good catcher, he just can't hit, there is nothing AJ can teach him really, although he might be able to teach AJ to catch a knuckleballer,

Frater Perdurabo
06-25-2008, 05:55 PM
Donny Lucy is a pretty good catcher, he just can't hit, there is nothing AJ can teach him really, although he might be able to teach AJ to catch a knuckleballer,

Couldn't AJ teach him to be annoying to, and hated by, the opposition?:D:

btrain929
06-25-2008, 06:39 PM
Couldn't AJ teach him to be annoying to, and hated by, the opposition?:D:

Maybe by opposing teams, but not by opposing people. I saw Donny Lucy down at Spring Training. After every game, the girls were all over him.

Daver
06-25-2008, 08:21 PM
Couldn't AJ teach him to be annoying to, and hated by, the opposition?:D:

That is a skill you need to be born with, it can't be taught.

It is a skill I possess BTW.

Tragg
07-02-2008, 12:16 AM
Looking at Getz' stats, he seems to be a really good hitter. Not so sure about his D, though. Is at least okay? Any chance he can learn, say, left field.
He was a fairly high pick a few years ago.

johnnyg83
07-02-2008, 12:20 AM
I'm intrigued by your "EDIT" paragraph. Obviously I'd like the Sox to keep Crede, but I do think he's likely gone. That means we've got Fields' below-average glove for 2009 and 2010. But Beckham ought to be ready by 2011, when PK's contract is done. If Ramirez and Richar are good up the middle (perhaps with Getz as the utility guy), Fields could move to 1B to open up 3B for Beckham. He already seems to have "good enough" power for 3B, and his defensive skills at short should allow him to play 3B better than Fields. If they could just find a young catcher to develop and learn from AJ, their infield could be set for the next decade.


Couldn't agree more with this for a team supposedly depleted of prospects, our infield seems to have a lot of long-term options.

Frater Perdurabo
07-02-2008, 08:08 AM
Couldn't agree more with this for a team supposedly depleted of prospects, our infield seems to have a lot of long-term options.

Signing Alexei and drafting Beckham goes a long way toward fixing things. :smile:

Randar68
07-03-2008, 12:11 PM
What would be the best guess for Getz to actually have a chance to win a Major League job? Next year, 2010, or 2011?

Next year when Cabrera and Uribe are gone and Ramirez is your starting SS... sure as hell looks like there is an opening at 2B.

btrain929
07-03-2008, 12:42 PM
Does anybody know when the Future's Game is?

soxfan21
07-05-2008, 10:29 AM
Good for him, he deserves it.