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Old 12-21-2013, 09:10 PM
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Reading Keppinger's name makes me throw up.
come on now give the guy a break..............
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:53 AM
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Listening to White Sox Weekly on the Score yesterday- one of the guys (Phil Rogers?)- mentioned a few times that Keppinger had some pretty serious "personal issues" last season that really impacted him- I hadn't heard anything- but could explain such a drop off.

I'm with the crowd saying he comes up based on his arbitration clock- for the Sox the ideal situation is that Keppinger and Dunn both get off to good starts- and based on injuries to contending teams- both generate some trade value- when both are off the roster- Davidson and a utilility IF get called up to balance out the roster.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:59 AM
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Keppinger + Gillaspie was the worst platoon in the history of platooning last season. There's no pressure on Davidson -- the Sox are expected to finish 4th (at best) in the Central. Let's see what we got.
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Old 12-22-2013, 01:15 PM
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I think it is easy for people to forget that MLB players are not automatons that perfectly reflect their stats at all times. In a time when so many numbers are available with a click of the mouse it is easy to think all of the answers are on the spreadsheet. So far the game is still played by human beings with good days and bad days, tangibles and intangibles. That doesn't mean to say that I care of Keppinger is back or not

I know when I managed my team in a tight, game-win/lose situations it was not necessarily my best numbers guy I wanted up. It was the guy who had a knack for getting on base under pressure and when it mattered the most.

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Listening to White Sox Weekly on the Score yesterday- one of the guys (Phil Rogers?)- mentioned a few times that Keppinger had some pretty serious "personal issues" last season that really impacted him- I hadn't heard anything- but could explain such a drop off.

I'm with the crowd saying he comes up based on his arbitration clock- for the Sox the ideal situation is that Keppinger and Dunn both get off to good starts- and based on injuries to contending teams- both generate some trade value- when both are off the roster- Davidson and a utilility IF get called up to balance out the roster.
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Old 01-02-2014, 03:14 PM
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mentioned a few times that Keppinger had some pretty serious "personal issues" last season that really impacted him- I hadn't heard anything- but could explain such a drop off.
Interesting. I hadn't heard that but Keppinger has Tweeted a lot of quotes about overcoming adversity, etc. If he was going through some issues, that certainly could explain his tweets and possible performance drop off.
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Old 01-02-2014, 07:51 PM
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Interesting. I hadn't heard that but Keppinger has Tweeted a lot of quotes about overcoming adversity, etc. If he was going through some issues, that certainly could explain his tweets and possible performance drop off.

The adversity was his .268 BAbip
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Keppenger's wife Morgan filed for divorce in November 2011. The Rays placed him on the restricted list in May 2012 so he could attend to the still unresolved dispute.
http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/rays/c...ivorce-hearing
Then there was a custody battle over their two young children, which appears to have stretched into the 2013 season.

And, don't forget, in November 2012 he broke his leg:
http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/writer/...n-fall-at-home
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