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Old 07-16-2010, 11:56 PM
Lillian Lillian is offline
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He struggled when he got promoted to AAA, but he has really put it together. He has at least one extra base hit in each of his last 6 games, including 6 doubles, 2 triples and a homer.
He's hitting .421 in his last 10 games, and is now over .300 at Charlotte, after hitting .326 at Birmingham.
Given his very good defense, do you think he might be next year's pick for third?
If Viciedo is ready to play full time next year, would he be able to hold down first base?
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:25 AM
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He struggled when he got promoted to AAA, but he has really put it together. He has at least one extra base hit in each of his last 6 games, including 6 doubles, 2 triples and a homer.
He's hitting .421 in his last 10 games, and is now over .300 at Charlotte, after hitting .326 at Birmingham.
Given his very good defense, do you think he might be next year's pick for third?
If Viciedo is ready to play full time next year, would he be able to hold down first base?
It'd be awesome if Morel was ready for 3rd next year. But Viciedo at first is another no thanks. That guy has DH written all over him. But so does Quentin. So who knows what happens to Dayan. But back on topic, Morel at 3rd would be awesome
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:34 AM
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Sounds like a trading chip for the deadline.
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Old 07-17-2010, 09:15 AM
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Sounds like a trading chip for the deadline.
For an experienced third baseman who is a good fielder and hits well? OK

I'm not interested in another lost decade of revolving doors at the hot corner.
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Old 07-17-2010, 11:32 AM
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Sounds like a trading chip for the deadline.
Bingo. Not excited about losing him, but he's definitely being dangled as trade bait.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:05 PM
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Morel-Ramirez-Beckham-Viciedo would be a young/cheap infield for a few years...which could free up salary for pitching or AJ's successor.

I think Viciedo could develop into a decent 1st baseman...he's only 21.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:29 PM
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Great ....let's find some declining veteran to trade him for.

One might note that the SOX have no real 3rd baseman.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:01 PM
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Morel-Ramirez-Beckham-Viciedo would be a young/cheap infield for a few years...which could free up salary for pitching or AJ's successor.

I think Viciedo could develop into a decent 1st baseman...he's only 21.

We have AJ's successor in Flowers already, and Floyd, Danks, Peavy, and Buehrle are all under team control for the next few years with Hudson being a strong candidate as well. I have a strong feeling that at least 1 of Dayan or Morel will be traded at the deadline. Not for a rental though, not Kenny's style. I'm hoping for a surprise trade that brings us a good OF under contract for at least a little while. Dayan, Morel, and Jor. Danks could net us a pretty good arb. eligible player that a non contending team doesnt want to pay.
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:39 PM
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Morel-Ramirez-Beckham-Viciedo would be a young/cheap infield for a few years...which could free up salary for pitching or AJ's successor.

I think Viciedo could develop into a decent 1st baseman...he's only 21.
I'd keep Morel. At some point, you need a guy to come through your system and allocate resources elsewhere.
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Old 07-17-2010, 12:48 PM
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I'd rather not trade Morel.
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Old 07-17-2010, 05:30 PM
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I'd rather not trade Morel.
I agree.
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Old 07-18-2010, 01:13 AM
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I'd rather not trade Morel.
I agree. But that's the million dollar question for Kenny: Do you trade away Morel if it can land you a power bat and go for broke this year?

I know some people think all of our prospects turn out to be garbage, but at some point this organization is going to have to develop some of its own talent to be a consistent contender. Good fielding and hitting 3Bs are hard to come by.
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Old 07-18-2010, 11:35 AM
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I agree. But that's the million dollar question for Kenny: Do you trade away Morel if it can land you a power bat and go for broke this year?

I know some people think all of our prospects turn out to be garbage, but at some point this organization is going to have to develop some of it's own talent to be a consistent contender. Good fielding and hitting 3Bs are hard to come by.
IMO you get your best chance to win a WS by getting yourself into the playoffs consistently and as often as you can. That will take development of young players.
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Old 07-18-2010, 12:10 PM
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IMO you get your best chance to win a WS by getting yourself into the playoffs consistently and as often as you can. That will take development of young players.
Or you trade those unproven prospects for more proven players like KW has in the past. Serious question, Has KW ever traded for a rent-a-player? Griffey is the only 1 that comes to my mind, but he doesnt really count since he was more or less given to us. Kenny seems to always be able to trade for players that we can keep(peavy, rios, Q, gavin, ect...). I dont see how anyone could complain if we traded Morel and others(not named Hudson or Mitchell) for an established player under 30 that is under control for the next few years.
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