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Tragg
07-27-2001, 09:24 PM
Is there any logic behind playing him, when he has no future on this team, depriving Liefer or Rowand of much needed at bats and experience?

Jerry_Manuel
07-27-2001, 09:26 PM
Maybe trying to showcase him for a trade.

Mathew
07-27-2001, 09:40 PM
Leifer should have no future here, that poor man's Russ Branyan thing the other day was right on. Baseball is speed and OBP not the odd homerun after 15 strikeouts! I guess I'll sound incompetant here(kermit) LEIFER SUCKS!

Jerry_Manuel
07-27-2001, 09:45 PM
Just to make a point, Singleton is taking at bats away from Rowand. Canseco is taking a way at bats from Liefer. Not saying Liefer should play or Canseco shouldn't play. Just saying because Liefer doesn't play center.

Tragg
07-27-2001, 09:57 PM
Yes you are right JM.

As for Liefer, he is a lefty - we have few lefties.
He has power.
As for being a branyon, how do we know, as he hasn't had that many plate appearances. We've got to give these guys a chance.

Not to beat a dead horse, but everyone said "christenson proved hhe couldn't hit here". How did he prove that? Was it his less than 10 at bats this year? His 19 last year? His 52 the year before? He wasn't given a chance here.

You've got to give these young players some real time before you decide one way or the other. And this is the time of the year to give them time - when we're out of the race and we have veteran stiffs in front of them.

Jerry_Manuel
07-27-2001, 10:05 PM
Not to beat a dead horse, but everyone said "christenson proved hhe couldn't hit here". How did he prove that? Was it his less than 10 at bats this year? His 19 last year? His 52 the year before? He wasn't given a chance here.

McKay couldn't hit in Charlotte and that place is a hitters ballpark.
He may not have been given a full chance here but he never really made you say "Damn look at his numbers we need to get him some playing time" Liefer has done well in the minors but never showed it here in his September call ups. And never got a full shot because of a certain someone being here from time to time...

:harold
You must mean Frank Thomas!