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Old 12-05-2012, 02:52 PM
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Did someone say Teahen had upside? Joke of the year.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:53 PM
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Comparing this signing to Teahen is beyond ludicrous.

We just solved the 3B situation by signing a guy who hits for average and gets on base. Which is what this team needs.

Give me a break.
How is unfair to compare our last 3rd baseman deal to this one? This guy's a poor fielding, aging journeyman. I don't hate the deal, but I sure as he'll don't like it. But hey, he doesn't strike out. Teal implied.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:58 PM
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I'm a bit puzzled by some of the skepticism. Nothing to not like about him for $4M per. He is a style of hitter we are sorely lacking, and though he isn't the sexy move to compete offensively that we always hope for, he makes us better immediately in a position of weakness.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:58 PM
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Guy hits for contact, still relatively young, and hit .325 for the Rays while Longoria was injured at 3B. This is a good pickup.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:58 PM
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Yankees fans are freaking out, Sox beat them out for Kepp and Arizona just signed Eric Chavez,

Youk is still in play for them, but as of right now their opening day starter for 3rd base could possibly be.... Jayson Nix.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:00 PM
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Yankees fans are freaking out, Sox beat them out for Kepp and Arizona just signed Eric Chavez,

Youk is still in play for them, but as of right now their opening day starter for 3rd base could possibly be.... Jayson Nix.
Probably less due to money than a question of who'd sign there knowing they'd be benched when A-Rod comes back.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:01 PM
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I believe he is very slow. Very few stolen bses or doubles in his career. Sounds like a good contact hitter but he Dunn and Paulie may really clog the bases.
Also I thought he just got injured????
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:05 PM
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Dbacks getting Chaves on a 1 year deal.

I would have preferred that move.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:07 PM
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I believe he is very slow. Very few stolen bses or doubles in his career. Sounds like a good contact hitter but he Dunn and Paulie may really clog the bases.
Also I thought he just got injured????
Not Paulie slow, more like average. His lack of SBs and 2Bs are two separate issues. He hits like Pierre, same level of making contact but without the bunts and more liners than ground balls, but little gap power. SBs are due to a slow first step.

He did get hurt, broken leg, but will be fine for ST. As I recall he had a serious injury with Houston too that led him to miss a partial season, so that could be a concern moving forward. His bat is worth the risk, IMO.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:07 PM
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Dbacks getting Chaves on a 1 year deal.

I would have preferred that move.
This tweet was posted on soxtalk, per DKnobler:

https://twitter.com/DKnobler/status/276415695493943296

White Sox talked to Chavez before signing Keppinger, but Chavez preferred Arizona.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:11 PM
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It should be noted that Keppinger plays SS and 2B as well as 3B. While he has likely been signed to be the everyday 3B for the Sox, this signing could also be a precursor to a trade.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:12 PM
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How is unfair to compare our last 3rd baseman deal to this one? This guy's a poor fielding, aging journeyman. I don't hate the deal, but I sure as he'll don't like it. But hey, he doesn't strike out. Teal implied.
How do you figure he's a poor fielder? From what I've read he's solid at all the IF positions and more than solid at third, though I have to admit I haven't seen much of his play.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:15 PM
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Not sure if I like the length of the deal, but that's why I'm not the GM. If he's as good a contact hitter as Youk, I'll be happy.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:19 PM
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Not sure if I like the length of the deal, but that's why I'm not the GM. If he's as good a contact hitter as Youk, I'll be happy.
Well, he's a far superior contact hitter to the Youk of the last few years, so you should be ecstatic.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:21 PM
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How do you figure he's a poor fielder? From what I've read he's solid at all the IF positions and more than solid at third, though I have to admit I haven't seen much of his play.
Just going by what I read. He plays 3 positions, but isn't good at any. I do agree that he's the type of hitter the team can use. 3 years is just excessive. Apparently they approached Chavez, but he didn't want to play here. Which makes me dislike the deal less.
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