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russ99
07-10-2007, 10:57 AM
Shea Hillenbrand was released today by the Angels. I wonder if Kenny might be interested...

Linky (http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2007/baseball/mlb/07/09/angels.hillenbrand.ap/index.html)

Frater Perdurabo
07-10-2007, 10:59 AM
Couldn't hurt...

Frater Perdurabo
07-10-2007, 11:04 AM
Upon more cogitation, I think he would be a good fit to DH against lefties (Thome is very average v. LHP and could be more effective with regular rest), pinch-hit and play a little first and third.

DickAllen72
07-10-2007, 11:17 AM
He's hitting .254????? Sign him up!!!!!! He'd be one of our top hitters!!! (I'm not even sure if I'm joking or not!)

Fenway
07-10-2007, 11:18 AM
Shea is a cancer in every clubhouse he goes to.

He is NOT WORTH it.

Frater Perdurabo
07-10-2007, 11:21 AM
Shea is a cancer in every clubhouse he goes to.

He is NOT WORTH it.

Wasn't that the rap on Everett and AJ, too?

I think Thome, Buehrle and Konerko would keep him in line.

MisterB
07-10-2007, 11:25 AM
Upon more cogitation, I think he would be a good fit to DH against lefties (Thome is very average v. LHP and could be more effective with regular rest), pinch-hit and play a little first and third.

He was traded by the Jays last year amid his compaints of not playing enough and the Angels just released him for the same reason. I don't think having a part-time role on a sub .500 team is going to be very appealing to Mr. Hillenbrand.

The only way I'd see him being signed is if they wanted him as Crede's replacement for the remainder of the season and Fields being sent back to AAA.

santo=dorf
07-10-2007, 11:28 AM
Wasn't that the rap on Everett and AJ, too?

I think Thome, Buehrle and Konerko would keep him in line.
His numbers ****ing suck. Sheesh.

.254 batting average
.275 OBP
.325 SLG
One of those is rounded up because his season OPS is .599.

That's worse than Erstad, and at least Darin isn't a clubhouse cancer.
Against LHP: .260/.283/.340 That's awful
Thome against LHP: .215/.325/.371

So even against LHP Thome makes outs at a lesser rate and hits for much more power.

Convinced yet?

soxinem1
07-10-2007, 11:42 AM
Why contemplate adding another struggling, unproductive player?

He was never that good when he was a regular, defensively he was for ****.

In other words, NOT INTERESTED!

Rockin Robin
07-10-2007, 11:46 AM
Absolutely not.

Why bother? If he doesn't play as much as he thinks he should, he's a nightmare.

His numbers are not worth the risk.

The Racehorse
07-10-2007, 12:15 PM
He's a better whiner than a hitter... no thanks.

veeter
07-10-2007, 12:21 PM
He was traded by the Jays last year amid his compaints of not playing enough and the Angels just released him for the same reason. I don't think having a part-time role on a sub .500 team is going to be very appealing to Mr. Hillenbrand.

The only way I'd see him being signed is if they wanted him as Crede's replacement for the remainder of the season and Fields being sent back to AAA.And Josh is doing just fine for himself. So...no way.

thomas35forever
07-10-2007, 02:16 PM
Ozzie and him might beat the living snot out of each other after one argument.

Seriously though, the guy was a one-hit wonder with the Red Sox. After they traded him, he fell into mediocrity, where he is destined to stay in my opinion.

JB98
07-10-2007, 05:32 PM
KW should not consider adding a mediocre veteran like this under any circumstances. It would be ludicrous to have Hillenbrand take ABs away from someone like Fields.

No interest whatsoever.

MarySwiss
07-12-2007, 06:52 PM
Sorry to come late to the party. (It's this JOB thing!) But it does my li'l heart good to see that the majority of the posters here agree--as do I--that this guy would be a HUGE mistake. As Fenway pointed out, he's had a reputation for being difficult. True, Frater, that was the rap on AJ and Carl as well, but the difference is this guy thinks he should play all the time, and his numbers just do not bear that out.

FedEx227
07-12-2007, 07:15 PM
Sorry to come late to the party. (It's this JOB thing!) But it does my li'l heart good to see that the majority of the posters here agree--as do I--that this guy would be a HUGE mistake. As Fenway pointed out, he's had a reputation for being difficult. True, Frater, that was the rap on AJ and Carl as well, but the difference is this guy thinks he should play all the time, and his numbers just do not bear that out.

I'm in no way condoning the Sox getting him, he is absolutely nothing that we need. But to be fair, his career numbers are NOT bad.

Career averages:
.285/.322/.442, 19 HR, 84 RBI, 79 Ks, 24 BB

I'd say those are reputable to a guy who should play every day.

Chicken Dinner
07-12-2007, 10:09 PM
If he can't pitch out of the bullpen then he is not welcome.

santo=dorf
07-12-2007, 10:31 PM
I'm in no way condoning the Sox getting him, he is absolutely nothing that we need. But to be fair, his career numbers are NOT bad.

Career averages:
.285/.322/.442, 19 HR, 84 RBI, 79 Ks, 24 BB

I'd say those are reputable to a guy who should play every day.
A .322 OBP blows, and for a DH it is horrible.

thedudeabides
07-12-2007, 11:09 PM
This incident was just a year ago in case everyone forgot. Shea is bad news:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2525630

Mohoney
07-13-2007, 01:20 AM
I don't think having a part-time role on a sub .500 team is going to be very appealing to Mr. Hillenbrand.

It might be more appealing than sitting at home, though.

SOXSINCE'70
07-13-2007, 06:28 AM
This team needs more bullpen help,
as many have mentioned before me.

Take it away,Hawk.

:hawk
"Nnnnnnnnno".