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Vestigio
01-07-2005, 09:46 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-mets-cairo&prov=ap&type=lgns

With Cairo going to the Mets, who do you think the Sox should sign now, Iguchi or Cora?

Nick@Nite
01-07-2005, 09:50 PM
Cora. C'mon Kenny, reel him in.

beckett21
01-07-2005, 09:54 PM
I'd be happy with either.

I know nothing about Iguchi, honestly, but he seems to have potential. Cora would be a nice utilityman to have. If not a starter.

Brian26
01-07-2005, 09:57 PM
Both :D:

Iguchi sounds like he could be a star.

A. Cavatica
01-07-2005, 10:07 PM
Iguchi. Cora's a proven player, at a poor level of play, and wouldn't be a significant upgrade over Harris. Iguchi at least has a chance of being a contributor.

johnny_mostil
01-07-2005, 10:30 PM
http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-mets-cairo&prov=ap&type=lgns

With Cairo going to the Mets, who do you think the Sox should sign now, Iguchi or Cora?
"Yes".

johnny_mostil
01-07-2005, 10:40 PM
Iguchi. Cora's a proven player, at a poor level of play, and wouldn't be a significant upgrade over Harris. Iguchi at least has a chance of being a contributor.
Poor? No, inconsistent. Cora's OBP last season was .364. He's a middle infielder. Don't expect them all to hit .300 with 25 homers, if they do they get all uppity and want $12 million a year.

There's a structural problem with Cora, he swings lefthanded, and the question is, is he an upgrade:

Over Valdez, who he'd replace on the roster, and
In the kinds of situations he'd be likely to play?
There was a serious problem last season because either Harris or Valentin had to play against lefties and neither could hit a lefty with a tennis racket. Harris' OBP vs RHP was 366, not all that different than Meerkat II, who doesn't really hits lefties, either. The sample size is too small to draw any conclusions, but Wilson Valdez did hit lefties last season.

Signing Cora just to make sure Valdez doesn't make the team would be squirrelly.

winning ugly 72
01-07-2005, 10:49 PM
i would take either we need another infielder

HomeFish
01-07-2005, 11:05 PM
I don't get the excitement over Cora. He's like another WIllie Harris.

veeter
01-07-2005, 11:06 PM
Cora won me over with that at-bat against Matt Clement last season. He fouled off like 20 piches then hit a homerun. The at-bat was awesome and it helped but the Scrubs.

beckett21
01-07-2005, 11:16 PM
Cora won me over with that at-bat against Matt Clement last season. He fouled off like 20 piches then hit a homerun. The at-bat was awesome and it helped but the Scrubs.
That's the one thing about him that stands out to me. The guy's a player if for no other reason than that one AB! :cool:

Brian26
01-07-2005, 11:26 PM
That's the one thing about him that stands out to me. The guy's a player if for no other reason than that one AB! :cool:
True.

And Dunn and Casey from the Reds will always have a soft spot in my heart after last September as well.

A. Cavatica
01-07-2005, 11:29 PM
Poor? No, inconsistent. Cora's OBP last season was .364. He's a middle infielder. Don't expect them all to hit .300 with 25 homers, if they do they get all uppity and want $12 million a year.
He was 28 last year, had only 405 AB, and was playing for a contract. Translation: career year. He put up a .287 OBP/.338 SLG the year before, in 477 AB. His career record stands at .314/.351 in 1961 AB, with 18 steals and 11 caught. That's poor.

As for fielding, he has a .981 FP and a 4.18 RF (at 2B, career).

Willie has a third as many career AB and will be 27 next year. His respective numbers are .305 OBP/.296 SLG/39 SB/9 CS/.989 FP/4.32 RF. Cora through age 26 was at .306/.347, so you lose 50 points of slugging with Harris but get a better fielder, a better baserunner, two years of potential, and a lower paycheck. And Harris did post better slugging percentages in the minors.

mjharrison72
01-08-2005, 11:32 AM
He was 28 last year, had only 405 AB, and was playing for a contract. Translation: career year. He put up a .287 OBP/.338 SLG the year before, in 477 AB. His career record stands at .314/.351 in 1961 AB, with 18 steals and 11 caught. That's poor.

As for fielding, he has a .981 FP and a 4.18 RF (at 2B, career).

Willie has a third as many career AB and will be 27 next year. His respective numbers are .305 OBP/.296 SLG/39 SB/9 CS/.989 FP/4.32 RF. Cora through age 26 was at .306/.347, so you lose 50 points of slugging with Harris but get a better fielder, a better baserunner, two years of potential, and a lower paycheck. And Harris did post better slugging percentages in the minors.The key is the lower paycheck. I say Iguchi is worth the risk, because there's a chance for outstanding potential there. I don't really see the potential with Cora. I see more potential with Wilson Valdez, and for that reason, I say Iguchi or stick with who we've got.
-M