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|2017-06-12 19:00:00 (link to chat)||North Carolina represent! How would you compare Beck to others?|
(Larry from NC)
|John Manuel on MLB Network I think said it best when he compared him to Aaron Rowand. You don't see this type of physicality from players who play an up the middle position. He's still young and maybeeeee he moves to a COF spot, but you let the process ride out. (Steve Givarz live during the MLB Draft)|
|2017-04-11 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Sam Travis seems like a legitimate person of interest. I would like for you to tell me how he will fare next year as the Red Sox starting 1b. Thanks for your time. |
(Hello from Here)
Two caveats that apply to this question and prospect questions generally:
1. I am not on the prospect team; and
2. As a White Sox fan/writer, my perspective has become skewed over the years. Given their organizational strengths with pitchers (and unusual pitchers at that) and crushing weakness at developing hitters (I think Aaron Rowand is the last plus position player the White Sox have drafted and graduated to the majors), I tend to err positive on arms and negative on bats--although...with a much lower bar for what I deem to be a success.
All of that said, I find it hard to imagine that the Red Sox would enter 2018 with Travis as their starting first baseman. Given the presence of both Hanley and Sandoval (and potentially Swihart?), as well as their general aspirations for excellence, a fringe-power profile like Travis seems like a Plan B or C for the position rather than Plan A. (Nick Schaefer)
|2010-04-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Even with SSS fun, it's clear the Giants are going to be awfultastic, right? When subtracting Mark DeRosa and Aaron Rowand hobbles an offense, a team's in trouble. |
(Bryan from Grounding into DP)
|Well, this is what happened last year, no? (And by using "no?" at the end of the sentence I mean that yes, this is what happened last year. Maybe I should've just said that.) The Giants have a tremendous rotation and a pretty solid bullpen, and, once again, one of the most anemic offenses in recent memory. But don't discount the pitching; they will be in games all year long. I ultimately see their fate being similar to last year's: 85-89 wins, out of the playoffs. (Eric Seidman)|
|2009-11-19 13:00:00 (link to chat)||What are your thoughts on Alex Rios for 2010?|
(MickeyRivers from Philadelphia)
|Plus defensive center fielder who'll hit .275 with some power and not enough walks. He's more or less comparable to Aaron Rowand, I think.
And if it were my team, I'd STILL move Ramirez to CF. Grrr. (Joe Sheehan)
|2009-09-21 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Do you think the Cubs will release Bradley, or find a trade partner? [As a Giants fan, may I present Aaron Rowand?]|
(Rob from Oakland)
|I think they'll try to trade him for somebody else's big contract headache, but that the likelihood isn't terribly high that they'll be able to find a match. Hendry has to know that his move to suspend Bradley opens up at least better-than-even probability that he'll be sinking the cost of some large fraction of the remaining $21 million on his deal.
Maybe they can swap him for Alex Rios, who's none too popular on the South Side. (Jay Jaffe)
|2009-04-06 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How will the giants do this season. thanks
(Trevor from austin TX)
|They'll be within a few games of .500 either way. If Barry Zito regains even his 2006-07 form, they could be in the wild-card race into September. They also have a lot of veterans, like Edgar Renteria, Aaron Rowand and Randy Winn, who if they tick upwards would push them into a race. (Joe Sheehan)|
|2008-07-21 15:00:00 (link to chat)||Will, your thoughts on the Giants' haul from the Durham trade?|
(Oren from LA)
|Ford is speedy but no one seems to think he's a real player. I'm told Hammond could be useful at the front of a pen. It's a nice move by the Brewers and seems in line with last year's deal that brought in ... umm, crap, the guy from the Pirates. Rajai Davis. With that big OF in Telco Park, someone must have told Sabean he needed speed, though with Aaron Rowand signed, you can't play those guys on corners, tho I guess Rowand could shift. (Will Carroll)|
|2008-03-31 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Steve who loses more games this year the giants for O's my money is on the Giants.|
(dogtothedog from Toronto)
|I think the Giants as well. Interesting question: if you merged picked the best players off of both teams, could you come up with a roster that would win 90 games? I don't think so; the Giants would supply some pitching and maybe Aaron Rowand, while the O's could throw in a pitcher or two and most of the their (still insufficient) lineup. Suffice it to say both will be pretty bad. (Steven Goldman)|
|2008-03-26 12:00:00 (link to chat)||How good do you think Adam Jones is? There's been alot of talk that the Mariners were better with him than Bedard. I keep thinking Andruw Jones or Vernon Wells. Am I right?|
(hanley from not boston)
|Adam Jones is fantastic, and I still don't like that trade for Seattle. Jones is truly fantastic defensively, and then even if he hits at about 80% of Vernon Wells, he's just as valuable (ok, that's hyperbolizing things, maybe). With the bat I go back and forth -- I've thought Vernon before, too, and sometimes I think maybe a bit less. Maybe Jones is going to be just like Aaron Rowand ... yeah, I think that's right on. (Bryan Smith)|
|2008-03-05 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How do the Giants NOT lose 100 games? (And why does Brian Sabean still have a job?)|
(kmdarcy from Portland, Oregon)
|Aaron Rowand is going to have to tenaciously crash into a lot of walls for the Giants to not lose 100 games. Walls and opposing pitchers.
Let's ignore the fact that I forgot to close that link in the intro, shall we? That whole second blue part is one page of rankings. (Marc Normandin)
|2008-02-28 14:00:00 (link to chat)||So everybody knows that Sabean is a bad GM... but here's my question. Very literally, what is he thinking (what's his perspective) when he brings back vizquel this year and goes and gets Rowand. Neither of these guys will be here the next time the Giants are in the play-offs (probably 2108). Is MacGowan giving him pressure to put butts in the seats?|
(getalong tom from Willits)
|If he is, he's doing a bad job of it. I'm not sure anybody's making a discretionary leisure expense decision on the basis of a desire to see Aaron Rowand. Maybe it's a way to distract people from the really lousy Safeway-chain products--that has to be the worst salsa ever made.
Are there still biker rallies up in Willits? Man, just the name of the place takes me back a ways...
Anyway, the Giants are almost gearing up to make these next five years a never-ending re-enactment of the '85 demonstration of offensive ineptitude. Without the Gladden vs. Chili sparring matches, of course, because they're all such happy Giants these days. (Christina Kahrl)
|2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Love your column. Could you give me an opinion on how you think Kenny Williams has done as the White Sox GM this past offseason, as well as on a whole for his tenure? And how exactly do you think the somewhat unique status in Chicago's market the Sox have impacts his approach? Since the WS victory, attendance has been markedly different to the point where pre-strike levels have finally been attained. Do they finally have a reliable fan base or will they be desperate for fans once again if they see another poor performance from the club?|
(colintj from Chicago)
|Thanks colintj, I appreciate the compliment. Overall, I think Kenny Williams has had a decent blend of luck and daring, and perhaps more bad moves than good. Consider the Swisher move--it's a better choice than giving Torii Hunter or Aaron Rowand the money they would have cost. That wasn't part of any master design, but it's going to work out really very nicely for the Sox. While he says some things that are easy to lampoon, and nobody's calling him the best GM, he's also not the worst GM, not by any stretch. (Christina Kahrl)|
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