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pudge
08-06-2010, 05:06 PM
In a conversation with a non-Sox fan friend, this statement came up regarding Dayan, and I don't recall this being the case, but wondered how true it is:

"I mean, basically, EVERY team in the league (including the Sox) passed on him initially. If Kenny caught lightning in a bottle, so be it. I would more chalk this up to luck then any foresight by Kenny."

Coops4Aces
08-06-2010, 05:12 PM
Just a quick google search:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/06/dayan-viciedo-d.html

Rdy2PlayBall
08-06-2010, 05:29 PM
I thought the Yankees and other teams were in on him...

eriqjaffe
08-06-2010, 05:43 PM
Just a quick google search:

http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/06/dayan-viciedo-d.htmlHe can play shortstop? That sounds terrifying.

DumpJerry
08-06-2010, 05:48 PM
He can play shortstop? That sounds terrifying.
The article left out the fact that he has come out of the Bullpen.


Yeah, he's been a Pitcher, too.

Pablo_Honey
08-06-2010, 05:52 PM
He can play shortstop? That sounds terrifying.
Well he does have a good arm, and I'd assume he was more nimble when he was younger so it's not entirely out of possibility. Kind of reminds me how best hitters in high school usually play shortstop and then their average gloves force teams to move them to third base or somewhere else.

BadBobbyJenks
08-06-2010, 05:53 PM
We were in competition with the Yanks to sign him. That statement makes no sense.

kjhanson
08-06-2010, 06:19 PM
The following story reports "firm offers" before he worked out.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081111&content_id=3674944&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws&partnerId=rss_cws

I think it's worth noting that he was basically a college freshman (19) when the Sox signed him. Now he's a mature 21 year-old who is hitting .328 with a .552 SLG.

Nine years ago another 21 year-old entered the major leagues and hit a similar .329/.610 in his first year -- playing partially as a 3B....

(waiting for people to mention that Dayan has done it in 67 ABs and the other guy did it in 590)

Coops4Aces
08-06-2010, 06:27 PM
The following story reports "firm offers" before he worked out.

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20081111&content_id=3674944&vkey=news_cws&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws&partnerId=rss_cws

I think it's worth noting that he was basically a college freshman (19) when the Sox signed him. Now he's a mature 21 year-old who is hitting .328 with a .552 SLG.

Nine years ago another 21 year-old entered the major leagues and hit a similar .329/.610 in his first year -- playing partially as a 3B....

(waiting for people to mention that Dayan has done it in 67 ABs and the other guy did it in 590)

Man I can't believe Pujols is already 30. It feels like yesterday when he came up and started hammering the ball.

Pablo_Honey
08-06-2010, 06:28 PM
(waiting for people to mention that Dayan has done it in 67 ABs and the other guy did it in 590)
More like the "other guy" also knew how to draw a good amount of walks and had a considerably better swing.

wsgdf
08-06-2010, 06:28 PM
Nine years ago another 21 year-old entered the major leagues and hit a similar .329/.610 in his first year -- playing partially as a 3B....

(waiting for people to mention that Dayan has done it in 67 ABs and the other guy did it in 590)


Yeah, 590 ABs where he also posted a .403 OBP. At this pace, the only shot Viciedo has of doing that would be to actually BAT .403.

I'm very excited about him, but I hope he develops the ability to draw a walk to go with his already proven ability to make extremely hard contact.

kjhanson
08-06-2010, 06:55 PM
Yeah, 590 ABs where he also posted a .403 OBP. At this pace, the only shot Viciedo has of doing that would be to actually BAT .403.


(I conveniently left out OBP from the slash line. Yeah, I had an agenda.)