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Old 10-18-2013, 06:58 AM
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Originally Posted by Vernam View Post
Does he swing at balls out of the strike zone? Does he never walk? I'm afraid I know the answers to those questions.
Nobody knows what his plate patience will be at the big league level, but he is a hitter for both average and power. Hopefully whoever our new hitting coach is can help with that and has to be better at that than Manto.

I like this move for two reasons: we lock down a power hitter for a below market price (yes we are taking a bit of a risk) and now we can move Viciedo either this winter or next summer before Boras tries to take us to the cleaners for a power-only bat.

I hope we don't expect a monster season right away, he's going to have to adjust.

Don't stop now, Hahn, we need a few more young talented bats.
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