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nitetrain8601
07-24-2004, 12:46 AM
basically said, every good guy has a price tag and that some names we should think of are Larry Walker and Denny Bautista of Arizona. I would do it for some prospects.

doublem23
07-24-2004, 12:49 AM
Hmmm... I wonder how Walker has hit away from Coors the last few years. That and were is he going to play? Especially if Maggs comes back? We're starting that logjam for corner outfielders/first basemen/designated hitters again.

SEALgep
07-24-2004, 12:52 AM
Hmmm... I wonder how Walker has hit away from Coors the last few years. That and were is he going to play? Especially if Maggs comes back? We're starting that logjam for corner outfielders/first basemen/designated hitters again.I'm not necessarily advocating or shooting down the Walker scenerio, but US Cellular hasn't been that far from Coor's Field from a offensive production park. My guess is that Walker would do very well here, assuming he stayed healthy.

Aidan
07-24-2004, 12:54 AM
basically said, every good guy has a price tag and that some names we should think of are Larry Walker and Denny Bautista of Arizona. I would do it for some prospects.Larry Walker would be nice but he's making almost $13 million dollars this season.

munchman33
07-24-2004, 01:25 AM
Danny Bautista would be a great pickup. He has a little power, but mostly just gets hits. Big ones.

DSpivack
07-24-2004, 01:30 AM
I'm not a sabermetrician or anything, but a cheap option would be Frank Catalonotto, no?

jeremyb1
07-24-2004, 01:37 AM
Catolonatto would be a decent bet and I'd check out Burnitz also.

Win1ForMe
07-24-2004, 02:02 AM
Larry Walker might be the one guy to win the "Player More Likely Than Magglio Ordonez to Finish the Season on the DL" award. I'd pass.

His 2003 home/road splits were terrible BTW; 2002 wasn't as bad.

OEO Magglio
07-24-2004, 02:06 AM
I'm not a sabermetrician or anything, but a cheap option would be Frank Catalonotto, no?I like that idea.

Aidan
07-24-2004, 02:13 AM
Catalanotto is an excellent suggestion. He is a utility guy who could play right field for us and keep Crazy Carl as our DH. He could leadoff for us with Aaron Rowand as our #2 in the lineup. He is only due $1 million the rest of the way as well. Best trade proposition that I've seen anyone make. :gulp:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=1843525
Frank Catalanotto (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5907), OF
The Blue Jays would rather rid themselves of Carlos Delgado (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5178), who's taking up $18.5 million -- or about a third -- of their payroll. But now that Delgado has said he won't waive his no-trade clause, the Jays might look to swap Catalanotto.

A career .299 hitter, Catalanotto is a solid bat who could play the outfield or DH for a number of interested teams. He doesn't provide much in the way of power -- he has just one homer this year -- and a recent return from a stint on the DL (hamstring) could give teams pause.

But he's relatively affordable -- he has just over $1 million remaining on his contract this season -- and could be a nice boost for a team with offensive woes like the Marlins or Dodgers.He has great numbers and I would give my left nut for him to be our leadoff man. Look at this...

Frank Catalanotto (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5907)
.333 AVG
.374 OBP
1 HR
24 RBI

He can also play 1B, 2B, 3B, LF, and RF. DAMN!!!

HomeFish
07-24-2004, 02:13 AM
Catalanatto could also be used as a utility player if and when Magglio and Frank return. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but in fantasy baseball he was qualified for about 4 positions; LF, RF, 2B, 1B, and maybe 3B as well.

fuzzy_patters
07-24-2004, 02:16 AM
Catalanatto could also be used as a utility player if and when Magglio and Frank return. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but in fantasy baseball he was qualified for about 4 positions; LF, RF, 2B, 1B, and maybe 3B as well.
I believe he came up as a 2B.

Aidan
07-24-2004, 02:21 AM
I believe he came up as a 2B.Yep, he has played 1B, 2B, 3B, LF, and RF. DAMN, he would be great and would only cost us $1 million for the rest of the season. :o:

Frank Catalanotto's career fielding:
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/fielding?statsId=5907

This guy only has 28 career errors, even with playing all those different positions. :o:

Nard
07-24-2004, 02:25 AM
Frank Cattltltlynotnotylo, now that's a good suggestion.

Has that guy not KILLED the Sox? Man. He's gotta be like .800 against us this season.

OEO Magglio
07-24-2004, 02:27 AM
Frank Cattltltlynotnotylo, now that's a good suggestion.

Has that guy not KILLED the Sox? Man. He's gotta be like .800 against us this season.He's a guy that can get on base, is a very good situational hitter, not a lot of money, seems like a perfect fit to me. I really hope kenny makes a serious run for this guy.

Aidan
07-24-2004, 02:29 AM
Frank Cattltltlynotnotylo, now that's a good suggestion.

Has that guy not KILLED the Sox? Man. He's gotta be like .800 against us this season.His career numbers versus the current White Sox pitching staff...

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/bvsp?batterId=3746&teamId=4

83 At Bats
.301 AVG
.863 OPS
4 HR
12 RBI

How is this guy not more popular and not making alot more money? He's a career .300 hitter, has a career .361 OBP, and seems like a perfect leadoff man. Is it because he doesn't have much speed?

lowesox
07-24-2004, 02:32 AM
Catolonatto would be a decent bet and I'd check out Burnitz also.
I'd love Catolonatto. He's one of those guys who's just loaded with fire who'll do anything to win. In fact, I might even go as far as to say that he's a... grinder.

kojak
07-24-2004, 02:36 AM
Is Danny Tartabull still available?

Aidan
07-24-2004, 02:43 AM
Is Danny Tartabull still available?No, but I think we may be able to trade for Baines for the stretch run... oh wait, he's in the dugout sleeping already. :tongue:

Cowch44
07-24-2004, 02:44 AM
I'd love Catolonatto. He's one of those guys who's just loaded with fire who'll do anything to win. In fact, I might even go as far as to say that he's a... grinder.
He also looks like a mouse, kinda like Posada is a rat.

Aidan
07-24-2004, 02:48 AM
He also looks like a mouse, kinda like Posada is a rat.They do, haha!

"The Mouse"
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_112131.jpg

"The Rat"
http://mlb.mlb.com/images/players/mugshot/ph_120691.jpg

HomeFish
07-24-2004, 02:52 AM
That's RBI Mouse to you!

nasox
07-24-2004, 03:07 AM
Catalanotto would be great. The only problem with him I can see is that all of us here at WSI would have to spell his name right!

mdep524
07-24-2004, 03:09 AM
Catalanotto is an excellent suggestion. He is a utility guy who could play right field for us and keep Crazy Carl as our DH. He could leadoff for us with Aaron Rowand as ourt #2 in the lineup. He is only due $1 million the rest of the way as well. Best trade proposition that I've seen anyone make. :gulp:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?id=1843525
He has great numbers and I would give my left nut for him to be our leadoff man. Look at this...

Frank Catalanotto (http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/players/profile?statsId=5907)
.333 AVG
.374 OBP
1 HR
24 RBI

He can also play 1B, 2B, 3B, LF, and RF. DAMN!!!
After seeing those numbers, that versatility and that salary, I am jumping on the Catalanotto bandwagon. :D: :D:

He'd be a great fit for this team, plus, we can never have too many Italians on the team, and we've yet to replace Graffanino. :redneck :cool:

FarWestChicago
07-24-2004, 03:12 AM
Catalanotto would be great. The only problem with him I can see is that all of us here at WSI would have to spell his name right!LOL, look how many people can spell Valentin. http://www.flyingsock.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

Aidan
07-24-2004, 03:15 AM
LOL, look how many people can spell Valentin. http://www.flyingsock.com/vbulletin/images/smilies/biggrin.gifUmmm, don't you mean Valentine? Get it right dammit! :D:

ClaudelSleptHere
07-24-2004, 03:58 AM
and as far as spelling his name right, I believe he'd have a one syllable nickname after his first game with the Sox...

Cowch44
07-24-2004, 04:00 AM
and as far as spelling his name right, I believe he'd have a one syllable nickname after his first game with the Sox...
we could call him mouse....why not?
kinda weird that his name begins with cat but he is a mouse.:?:

hose
07-24-2004, 07:46 AM
Catalanotto is only about 60% healthy and is playing hurt.

He has a 3 inch tear in his right external oblique fascia that will require srurgery as soon as the season ends.

Catalanotto would have a lot of clubs interested in him if he was 100% healthy.

Aidan
07-24-2004, 08:06 AM
Catalanotto is only about 60% healthy and is playing hurt.

He has a 3 inch tear in his right external oblique fascia that will require srurgery as soon as the season ends.

Catalanotto would have a lot of clubs interested in him if he was 100% healthy.Ahhh, that explains everything. I was wondering why he wasn't a big name in trade talks.

samram
07-24-2004, 08:21 AM
Ahhh, that explains everything. I was wondering why he wasn't a big name in trade talks.
I've also read somewhere that they're not interested in trading him. That's another reason why his name hasn't come up very much.

Maximo
07-24-2004, 11:29 AM
Catalanatto could also be used as a utility player if and when Magglio and Frank return. I'm not sure if this is still the case, but in fantasy baseball he was qualified for about 4 positions; LF, RF, 2B, 1B, and maybe 3B as well.
Too bad he can't also catch a little. Then again, if he could, he'd be a lot more expensive and probably "untouchable".