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Old 11-22-2019, 11:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Flight #24 View Post
The more I think on this the more I like it. He can hit, solidifying the lineup. He frames well, so he helps the young pitchers develop. He wants to groom Collins. He indirectly addresses DH either by hitting or allowing Collins/McCann (if he hits like he did for most of last year) to DH.

Is this enough to make a successful offseason? Of course not. But it's a pretty big and impactful move. Quibbling about "it doesn't do much by itself" is exactly like complaining after a season opening 5-game win streak that "it'll take a lot more than 5 wins to get to the playoffs."
Well stated.
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