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Old 10-01-2009, 06:01 PM
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I always thought they would also. No way the Sox are going to pay that kind of money for someone to play in the minors. They already paid him a year of nice money for that, it will be MLB next year.
They paid exactly half his contract this year without a sniff of the major leagues. If your theory is true, why wouldn't they have brought him up as a September call up? He's already on the 40-man roster, and they would lose nothing.

Lip's source is interesting, but I just can't see it. They're going to make a spot on the team for him? Doubtful as he hasn't shown any consistency and still doesn't have a position. Maybe they're anticipating a huge AFL and Spring Training, but even then, I doubt they leave a starting position for him.

BTW, Lip, is your source within the Sox organization or an outsider?

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Old 10-01-2009, 06:29 PM
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They paid exactly half his contract this year without a sniff of the major leagues. If your theory is true, why wouldn't they have brought him up as a September call up? He's already on the 40-man roster, and they would lose nothing.
That's my point, investing over 5m and not getting a sniff this year. So, Next year they will have to get the return on that investment.
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:41 PM
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The source in this case does not work for the Sox directly but sees them on a very regular basis and is involved with major league baseball for their lively hood.

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Old 10-01-2009, 08:14 PM
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The source in this case does not work for the Sox directly but sees them on a very regular basis and is involved with major league baseball for their lively hood.
A beer vendor doesn't count. Although you said "they" which means your "source" is more than one person?
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Old 10-01-2009, 10:35 PM
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Has he played any OF in the minors? I doubt they'll bring him up to play 3B.
He played a couple of games, IIRC. I think he may be on the Carlos Lee plan, in that he is stuck in left in the majors after spending most of his time in the minors at third. In fact, from what we've seen of Viciedo I think the Lee comparison holds true for his bat as well.
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Old 10-02-2009, 09:34 AM
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He played a couple of games, IIRC. I think he may be on the Carlos Lee plan, in that he is stuck in left in the majors after spending most of his time in the minors at third. In fact, from what we've seen of Viciedo I think the Lee comparison holds true for his bat as well.
I'm 99% positive that Dayan played only 3rd and 1st this year.
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Old 10-02-2009, 11:30 AM
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I really don't know anything but it does seem to me that his young age makes his year at AA fairly impressive.

I do think that he needs more time to mature mentally and improve his work ethic and since he really is unable to play a position adequately at the ML level right now I can't see him being with the team next year.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:26 PM
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I could have sworn I read a scouting report somewhere that he has depth perception issues with pop-ups while playing third. This report said he was so bad at judging pop-ups that the SS would go out of his way to call him off on most of them. I'll try to find that article, unless someone else has read this also. That could be an issue if you put him in LF.
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Old 10-02-2009, 12:36 PM
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I could have sworn I read a scouting report somewhere that he has depth perception issues with pop-ups while playing third. This report said he was so bad at judging pop-ups that the SS would go out of his way to call him off on most of them. I'll try to find that article, unless someone else has read this also. That could be an issue if you put him in LF.
I think that was from FutureSox, and it was merely a blogger making a guess as for why he looks bad at 3rd. I wouldn't put much stock in it.
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:15 PM
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I think that was from FutureSox, and it was merely a blogger making a guess as for why he looks bad at 3rd. I wouldn't put much stock in it.
why he looks so bad catching pop ups at 3rd base. When the ball is on the ground, he's fine.
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Old 10-10-2009, 05:53 PM
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I think there is about a 1% chance he plays 3rd base at this level. It looks like they're giving up on that idea.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:16 PM
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I think there is about a 1% chance he plays 3rd base at this level. It looks like they're giving up on that idea.
Where they gonna play him, then? DH?
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:36 PM
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Where they gonna play him, then? DH?
He played 1st the latter half of the season.
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:40 PM
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He played 1st the latter half of the season.
Ah. So he's going to be Konerko's replacement, eh?
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:50 PM
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Ah. So he's going to be Konerko's replacement, eh?
Maybe.

He has a long way to go.
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