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LITTLE NELL
12-11-2010, 05:14 AM
Whats wrong with TCQ back to LF, Pierre to CF and Rios in RF.
I know some will say Pierre does not have the arm for CF but whats the difference if he can't throw anybody out from LF or CF. There is no doubt he has the speed to play CF and maybe TCQ will feel more comfortable back in LF and have a 2008 season again.

SephClone89
12-11-2010, 06:30 AM
This seems like a really bad idea.

SCCWS
12-11-2010, 08:14 AM
Most throws from CF are longer than those from LF

DumpJerry
12-11-2010, 08:43 AM
Pierre actually did better than expected last year in LF.

SI1020
12-11-2010, 08:45 AM
Most throws from CF are longer than those from LF Agreed. LF is the only place to put a weak armed outfielder.

Brian26
12-11-2010, 09:05 AM
I think Rios is our best CF based on range and reading balls off the bat. Pierre is more suited for LF since he has the weakest arm. Pierre has good makeup speed, but his CF days should be over.

Lyle Mouton
12-11-2010, 09:10 AM
It's also important to note that Pierre was, in the first half at least, a very good left fielder.

soltrain21
12-11-2010, 09:30 AM
They had one good song, and that's it.

Oh, and Pierre should never ever play CF. Terrible idea.

kufram
12-11-2010, 10:43 AM
I'd be happy to stick with the outfield we had last year and if Andrew Jones can be signed for the 4th man then even better. TCQ's fielding, although not pretty and very maligned here, didn't cost us anything measurable in games lost in my opinion. If we get the same rbi rate from him it's worth it.

I think someone needs to listen to Thome and start stressing defense much more much earlier. Major League outfielding is a dying skill to a large extent. There are still good outrfielders around but the average skill is diminishing, I think due to the huge emphasis on hitting. With an arm like TCQ's you should be able to improve the accuracy so that runners don't take the extra base for granted.

DickAllen72
12-11-2010, 11:26 AM
Whats wrong with TCQ back to LF, Pierre to CF and Rios in RF.

While that would improve the defense in RF, it would downgrade the defense in LF and CF.

To improve the outfield they would have to acquire a legit RFer and then either replace CQ or move him back to LF in place of Pierre.

fox23
12-11-2010, 12:00 PM
I'm fine with Beckham not going back to that song. I like the Metallica song more.

Whitesox029
12-11-2010, 12:00 PM
I thought this was going to be a thread about Beckham's intro music.
EDIT: Looks like fox23 beat me to it.

soltrain21
12-11-2010, 12:03 PM
I thought this was going to be a thread about Beckham's intro music.
EDIT: Looks like fox23 beat me to it.

And I beat him to it! Hmpf.

A. Cavatica
12-11-2010, 12:15 PM
The CF makes the most plays in the outfield, followed by the LF. So you need speed in center and left more than you do in right.

And a strong arm is most valuable in RF.

So if you have a poor outfielder without a lot of speed and a strong-enough arm, right field is the place to hide him.

I never understood why the Sox played Ordonez in right and Carlos Lee in left -- I would have flip-flopped them.

fox23
12-11-2010, 12:41 PM
And I beat him to it! Hmpf.

Yeah, I'm just a follower!

Whitesox029
12-11-2010, 12:51 PM
And I beat him to it! Hmpf.
Yeah, I figured that was what you were referencing, but you didn't mention Gordon :smile:

Nelfox02
12-11-2010, 11:48 PM
I'd be happy to stick with the outfield we had last year and if Andrew Jones can be signed for the 4th man then even better.

agree with this but I am doubtful that we can re up Andruw......havent really heard much on this front but am assuming after the somewhat solid season he played last year and who is agent is that he will be looking for a raise....

would rather have "in house options" fill the 4th OF spot and put cash toward the pen at this point

Lip Man 1
12-12-2010, 11:26 AM
The Braves are looking at bringing him back.

Lip