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Old 11-11-2008, 03:53 PM
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It seems like Armstrong is making a very strong case for being the backup to AJ next year. He's having a good fall league season.
The downside to Armstrong is he's a LH batter... doesn't help to spell A.J. from the tough lefties. I liked him in spring training last year too... maybe he will be the starter in 2010 or 2011...
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:48 PM
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The downside to Armstrong is he's a LH batter... doesn't help to spell A.J. from the tough lefties. I liked him in spring training last year too... maybe he will be the starter in 2010 or 2011...
If he can hit lefties (which he's shown to do remarkably well in the AFL), then it shouldn't matter. I don't know how he's fared against them in his career, but he's crushing them right now. Very limited size, though.
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Old 11-11-2008, 06:59 PM
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If he can hit lefties (which he's shown to do remarkably well in the AFL), then it shouldn't matter. I don't know how he's fared against them in his career, but he's crushing them right now. Very limited size, though.
AJ has always done fairly well against lefties (he hit for better avg and slg'd better against lefties in '08 than righties). If there's no appealing options thru FA, make Cole the backup, and just use him to spell AJ whenever he needs it (day game after night game, before a day off to give AJ 2 days off, in the middle of long road trips, etc). Plus he can give us a LH pinch hitter, something we didn't have in '08 until the emergence of Wise and the acquisition of Griffey/demotion of Swisher.
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Old 11-11-2008, 08:13 PM
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If Armstrong can play at an acceptable MLB level, there's no reason to worry that he too is a lefty. In fact, it would allow Ozzie to go with a set lineup with the catcher always batting in the same spot in the order. In addition, without having to worry about lefty/righty matchups, Ozzie could have the catchers start based on who is pitching for the Sox, so that each starter gets comfortable working with one catcher.
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:10 PM
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If Armstrong can play at an acceptable MLB level, there's no reason to worry that he too is a lefty. In fact, it would allow Ozzie to go with a set lineup with the catcher always batting in the same spot in the order. In addition, without having to worry about lefty/righty matchups, Ozzie could have the catchers start based on who is pitching for the Sox, so that each starter gets comfortable working with one catcher.
And monkeys are flying out of my ass right now.........
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Old 11-11-2008, 09:12 PM
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If Armstrong can play at an acceptable MLB level, there's no reason to worry that he too is a lefty. In fact, it would allow Ozzie to go with a set lineup with the catcher always batting in the same spot in the order.
First and foremost, we need to assemble a 1-2 in the lineup.
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Old 11-11-2008, 10:07 PM
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Beckham having a nice game so far.

2-3, 2B, 2 RBI, 2 R.
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Old 11-11-2008, 11:06 PM
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Beckham 3-4, up to .396.

Poreda didn't do so well.

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Old 11-12-2008, 05:45 AM
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And monkeys are flying out of my ass right now.........
Disturbing visual, but I agree with your overall point.

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First and foremost, we need to assemble a 1-2 in the lineup.
Definitely.
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Old 11-12-2008, 04:17 PM
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Today's Game:

Danks: 0-4, 3 Ks

Beckham: 2-4, 2B

D. Rodriguez: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 SOs
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:07 PM
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Today's Game:

Danks: 0-4, 3 Ks

Beckham: 2-4, 2B

D. Rodriguez: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 SOs
Does anyone know anything on Derek Rodriguez (seem him in person, etc)? He's 25, was pretty solid in '07 as a starter, as well as in '08 as a reliever, and outside of 1 appearance this fall, has been a lockdown reliever in the AFL. Is he Oneli Perez/Fernando Hernandez Pt 2, or does he have a chance to being an effective reliever in the bigs?
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Old 11-12-2008, 05:45 PM
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Today's Game:

Danks: 0-4, 3 Ks

Beckham: 2-4, 2B

D. Rodriguez: 1.0 IP, 1 BB, 2 SOs

Looks like we have another KW JR/Oney Guillen....
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Old 11-12-2008, 07:01 PM
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Does anyone know anything on Derek Rodriguez (seem him in person, etc)? He's 25, was pretty solid in '07 as a starter, as well as in '08 as a reliever, and outside of 1 appearance this fall, has been a lockdown reliever in the AFL. Is he Oneli Perez/Fernando Hernandez Pt 2, or does he have a chance to being an effective reliever in the bigs?
I haven't heard much of him either which is surprising given how well he played last year and so far in the AFL.
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Old 11-13-2008, 09:41 PM
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Beckham has homered tonight for the only run the Sags have.

He's 1-3 with a HR overall.
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Old 11-13-2008, 11:04 PM
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Beckham 2-5. Now at .403.
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