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Old 03-25-2013, 01:12 PM
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Default How Much PT will our bench guys see?

C. Gillaspie
A. Sanchez
H. Gimenez
D. Wise/J. Danks

What are your thoughts?

I'm a believer in Beckham this year i'd love to see 25HR, but realistically Gillaspie has to be #1 to see significant PT, LHB, decent defense, pretty good control of the strike zone?
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:22 PM
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Gimenez-- 35 starts
Gillaspie-- 45 starts at 3B, some 1B, and some pinch hitting
Wise-- 20 starts in CF, 5 or 10 in LF and RF, some pinch running and hitting
Sanchez-- 10-15 starts at SS, 5-10 starts at 2B, pinch running.

Hopefully the regulars stay healthy. Not the greatest looking bench, but not necessarily a bad bench.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:25 PM
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Gimenez-- 35 starts
Gillaspie-- 45 starts at 3B, some 1B, and some pinch hitting
Wise-- 20 starts in CF, 5 or 10 in LF and RF, some pinch running and hitting
Sanchez-- 10-15 starts at SS, 5-10 starts at 2B, pinch running.

Hopefully the regulars stay healthy. Not the greatest looking bench, but not necessarily a bad bench.

Sounds good. Am I wrong or can Gimenez also play the OF?
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:37 PM
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Hopefully more than last year so we don't get worn down by late August.

Gillaspie and Sanchez are decent bench guys plus we have Morel and Escobar if they get hurt or falter. The IF is pretty well backed up.

Would prefer better backup options at C and OF, and it sounds like we don't have much immediate help in AAA, so Hahn my need to make a deal if an OF or Flowers misses significant time or falls into a really bad slump.
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Old 03-25-2013, 01:51 PM
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It's a double edged sword. These bench guys don't impress me or I suspect a lot of baseball. If they play you are seriously hurting your chances of winning, but as Russ said, if they DON'T play then it will be the same old second half blues like we've seen so often the past 10 years.

Damned if you do, damned if you don't.

Maybe they can contend and actually pick up some help at the deadline? (Should that be in pink??)

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Old 03-25-2013, 04:05 PM
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I think Gilaspie will get some time early and the rest of the season will depend on how he plays in his first stints.

Gimenez looks to have a nice little stick and he is lefty. From what I have heard the pitchers like him. While I have wished for a better option to back up the unproven commodity that is Flowers, I think Gimenez might be a present surprise. Maybe a left handed Castro.

Sanchez I don't know what to expect from because he is backing up two solid defenders in Beckham and Alexei. Can anyone provide any insight on his speed or base running ability? I don't know how I like Wise being pinch runner and our only back up OFer.

Wise, who I'd prefer a better player in our OF spot, but Atleast we know what to expect. It doesn't hurt that he can field and run though.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:07 PM
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Sounds good. Am I wrong or can Gimenez also play the OF?
He played at least one inning of OF last year, on the final Saturday of the season. Robin trotted out a bunch of pinch hitters in the bottom of the 8th because they were getting killed, and part of the fun being there was trying ot figure out who was going where in the field. Gimenez played outfield.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:50 PM
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Hopefully very little because that is a lot of garbage.
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Old 03-27-2013, 03:54 PM
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I'm liking A. Sanchez, liking the energy he plays with.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:57 PM
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C. Gillaspie
A. Sanchez
H. Gimenez
D. Wise/J. Danks

What are your thoughts?

I'm a believer in Beckham this year i'd love to see 25HR, but realistically Gillaspie has to be #1 to see significant PT, LHB, decent defense, pretty good control of the strike zone?
I hope C gets 40 starts. H will get 30-40 starts. Don't know much about A. D should get as few as possible. We went light at that 4th OF, but if C can hit, it will provide us with a much needed bench bat.
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