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Old 01-25-2005, 03:51 PM
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Default Possible backup SS options?

Anyone think Deivi Cruz would be a decent backup? He put up pretty decent numbers in 127 games last year. I'm not sure what the price on him would be, just throwing out a name.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:00 PM
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Anyone think Deivi Cruz would be a decent backup? He put up pretty decent numbers in 127 games last year. I'm not sure what the price on him would be, just throwing out a name.
Deivi resigned with the Giants.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:03 PM
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Umm, Im digging deep here.

Mike Mordecai?

In his career he has played every position accept pitcher. Most of his games have come at SS, 3B. and 2B. He his a horrible hitter (lifetime .245), but he did pretty good defensively at every position he played.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:04 PM
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I think Iguchi is our back-up. With Timo as far depth of 2B. Sucks we pretty much have 4 2B this year, but I'm sure Uribe will be fine. Maybe if it becomes a problem, someone will be there midseason
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:11 PM
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I think Iguchi is our back-up. With Timo as far depth of 2B. Sucks we pretty much have 4 2B this year, but I'm sure Uribe will be fine. Maybe if it becomes a problem, someone will be there midseason
I don't think there's much point in scraping the bottom of the barrel to see if there's anything still alive down there. Wilson Valdez is better than a lot of the other options I've heard. Wait until ST. Valdez or Ozuna may shock you in ST. If not, someone else may have a guy they can't fit on their roster and is out of options (that's how they got Damaso Marte). Utility IF are usually not in scarce supply.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:30 PM
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Wait until ST. Valdez or Ozuna may shock you in ST. If not, someone else may have a guy they can't fit on their roster and is out of options (that's how they got Damaso Marte). Utility IF are usually not in scarce supply.
I agree, there is no sense throwing money at a guy just for the hell of it. As No.2 said, Valdez or Ozuna could step up in ST to claim the spot. I seem to remember a non-roster invitee named Toca who is another infielder that could be in the mix for that spot. Let those 3 guys fight it out for the backup role and then nab Graffanino at the deadline if those guys don't work out.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:34 PM
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:37 PM
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I think Iguchi is our back-up. With Timo as far depth of 2B. Sucks we pretty much have 4 2B this year, but I'm sure Uribe will be fine. Maybe if it becomes a problem, someone will be there midseason



Uribe's natural position is SS, and he is damn good at it, too.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:45 PM
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I think Iguchi is our back-up. With Timo as far depth of 2B. Sucks we pretty much have 4 2B this year, but I'm sure Uribe will be fine. Maybe if it becomes a problem, someone will be there midseason
Timo at 2B,Timo is left handed if im not mistaken, that would be interesting watching him throw the ball to 1st and be out a runner! I think after signing Iguchi were ready to head to Tuscon and do some serious damage.
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Old 01-25-2005, 04:59 PM
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I don't know why I thought I'd seen him play second. So i guess it's just dransfeldt and Valdez for infield duties? yuck. I'm still confident the infield is okay for now.
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:25 PM
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Deivi resigned with the Giants.
Really? How long ago? I was looking here http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/featur...s?positionId=6 and it says he is still a free agent.
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:43 PM
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Really? How long ago? I was looking here http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/featur...s?positionId=6 and it says he is still a free agent.
Ya, it was sometime in November but espn never picked up on it for some reason.
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Old 01-25-2005, 05:45 PM
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Wilson Valdez
I agree. No reason to spend the money on someone who probably wouldnt be better than someone in our system like Valdez.
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Old 01-25-2005, 06:12 PM
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Uribe's natural position is SS, and he is damn good at it, too.
Hopefully. He's gotta be better than the stache. I wish he would've had more playing time at short last season. I liked him at 3rd, SS, and 2B. And has a cannon. Will be he an elite SS do you think? He would definitely be an elite 2B IMO.
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Old 01-25-2005, 09:45 PM
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Umm, Im digging deep here.

Mike Mordecai?

In his career he has played every position accept pitcher. Most of his games have come at SS, 3B. and 2B. He his a horrible hitter (lifetime .245), but he did pretty good defensively at every position he played.
I believe he retired this post-season and is now a manager of one of the Marlins single A teams. Also, if anyone is thinking Larkin, it looks like he may retire as well, http://mlb.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/mlb/ne..._mlb&fext=.jsp.

I'd love to see Willie traded for Tony G as mentioned in several other threads, but if that does not happen, I can live with Willie, Valdez, Timo, Gload, and possiblely Burke on our bench.
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