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|2014-01-29 19:00:00 (link to chat)||Who is going to have an April like me this year? I believe the answer is no one because I am the best Mr April of all the Mr Aprils. Also, Shelley Duncan and I are going out looking for women. Who can make us look better as the ugly friend we bring along to raise our appeal? Hunter Pence? Pedroia without a hat and eye black? Thanks man. Don't rule out a comeback from me. Marcus Thames has been teaching me plate discipline.|
(Chris Shelton from Bush Leagues)
|You're in the early lead for "best fake name" in this chat. Well done. It's impossible to predict who's going to essentially experience a statistical aberration in April, so your guess is as good as mine. With that in mind, let's go with Juan Uribe, for no reason.
You can't do better in the ugly department than Shelley Duncan. Shelley Duncan is uglier than Billy Hamilton is fast. Give my best to Marcus. (Ben Carsley)
|2011-06-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Will the Dodgers ever let Trayvon Robinson have his shot at their revolving door OF spot and if so, when??? Thanks...|
(LoyalRoyal from LV, KS)
|Yes, I think so. This year, and it's possible we could see him before the All-Star Break if Tony Gwynn, Marcus Thames, and crew don't perform. And let's be honest, it's pretty likely they won't. Trayvon is absolutely destroying Triple-A right now, so I'd think we'll see him sooner rather than later. (Derek Carty)|
|2011-03-08 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Jay Gibbons. Really?? What do you think are the chances that the Dodgers call up Trayvon Robinson or Jerry Sands around June?|
(bfitzge3 from Upstate NY)
|What, no love for Marcus Thames and Tony Gwynn? Gotta figure one of those two prospects ends up out there as soon as they prove they've conquered Triple-A (and once they lose future Super-2 status!). (Cory Schwartz)|
|2011-03-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Isn't the real issue for the Dodgers their awful Defense? Jay Gibbons and Marcus Thames in LF, Kemp in CF, Eithier in RF are all strat 3's, 4's or 5's. Blake is a liability at 3b. Furcal has lost much at ss. I guess Uribe is OK but he will be needed at ss. Loney is their only plus defender.|
(Bob from DC)
|Nothing wrong with a Strat reference or two in my book, but you're right to point it out. A Gibbons/Thames platoon would be survivable in some circumstances, but in this collection, it's more like the rancid cherry on top of an overripe banana sundae. (Christina Kahrl)|
|2011-01-12 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Andruw Jones on the Yankees short list??? Really?
On a separate note, can Gardner finally buy a house (i.e. by signing a long-term deal)?|
(dianagramr from NYC)
|And by Diana, I meant Diane, of course. Darn my pudgy fingers.
I don't think Jones is a bad idea at all. It's just a Marcus Thames who can play defense. That's not a bad thing, especially if you are skeptical about Curtis Granderson being reborn as a non-platoon guy. As for Gardner, he was quite valuable last year, up to, and perhaps past the point he got hurt. We need to see him do what he can do over a full season, but maybe he's also a guy who needs to be protected from his own fragility. He's also not so productive that you wouldn't mind seeing him skip a few PAs against lefties. (Steven Goldman)
|2010-12-02 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Any good ideas on where the Twins could pick up a right handed bat? Right now it looks like Cuddyer, Young and Valencia will be about it and they haven't shown enough to cover for the other guys in the face of good left handed pitching. I'm thinking they could add a DH in the Thome slot if you can muster up a good platoon mate for Kubel.|
(Cris E from St Paul, MN)
|My first thought when I was prepping for the Twins GM For A Day piece was that Konerko would be a great fit -- play 1b if Morneau is still out, DH some, and let Gardy thumb his nose at Ozzie over another ex-White-Sock thriving in MSP. But that's not going to happen -- too expensive in both blood and treasure. Marcus Thames? (Ken Funck)|
|2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||why isn't Montero the DH solution the yanks need?|
(workermonkey from CT)
|Several reasons: he's not on the 40-man; he just started hitting and you'd like him to consolidate his success; there is no position you'd want to play him at, which means clogging up the roster; the need isn't desperate and there's no reason to start him heading for arbitration at 23 and free agency at 26/27. The Lance Berkman/Marcus Thames platoon should be sufficient. (Steven Goldman)|
|2010-08-04 13:00:00 (link to chat)||With the addition of Kearns the Granderson trade is now complete. How Bad a deal was it?|
(Frank Leja from Washington, DC)
|Kearns doesn't really help... He's one of those rare righties that can't hit lefties. The theory, I guess, is that he will be better than Granderson, who is mostly helpless, but since April he's hit .225/.303/.338 against them. In a world in which most every right-handed hitter is at an advantage against lefties, the Yankees found the one guy who can't, but I suppose when you narrow the choices to "right-hand-hitting outfielders who are also decent gloves" the list gets fairly short -- otherwise they could have just stuck with Marcus Thames. As for the deal, Austin Jackson has had a good year, but a weird one. His BABIP is well over .400. His line-drive rate supports that, I guess, but it's hard to believe he won't see some regression. If/when that happens, his peripherals don't support real production. This is a long-winded way of saying I think it's premature to judge the deal--we're looking at Jackson at his unrealistic best and Granderson at his unrealistic worst. Perhaps spared from striking out against lefties every few games, the latter will find some consistency. (Steven Goldman)|
|2010-02-23 13:00:00 (link to chat)||So Damon gets 1/$8. At that price, I kinda wish the Yankees could have kept him. Similar to Abreu before him (at 1/$5, Abreu was a bargain). I like Gardner's defense and baserunning, but I'd be fine with it coming off the bench. And I can do without Randy Winn/Marcus Thames. It's too bad, since the park was such a good fit for him.
(Rob in CT from Andover, CT)
|There's a lot that goes into this Damon vs. Gardner 'n' pals thing, and I think in the end it's a lot closer than most are making it out to be. First, there's no guarantee that Damon would continue to be able to hook balls down the line at Stade Yankee, nor, given his age, that his road production would stay in an acceptable place--the split was pretty severe last year, and as we pointed out in the book, there was some good luck on balls in play on the road. Then you've got his growing defensive problems, which encompassed not just throwing but routes. If Gardner can field like a displaced center fielder typically does and hit .275 with reasonable patience and a good number of steals, all of which seems pretty reasonable, this is going to take care of itself. And I can live with seven innings of Marcus Thames in 40 games, followed by a defensive sub. Winn wouldn't have been my choice... At least he's versatile. (Steven Goldman)|
|2010-02-09 13:00:00 (link to chat)||How do you see the Marcus Thames/Randy Winn/Jamie Hoffman situation shaking out? Do Thames and Winn have anything left in the tank, given last season's fades? I would have though Thames would pinch hit and Winn would then take over to avoid exposing Thames' glove (or lack thereof). Does this mean Hoffman will be returned to the Dodgers shortly?|
(Nick Stone from New York, NY)
|First, I think this probably means Hoffman is going back to the Dodgers' organization. I like the natural fit between Thames (a lefty-masher) and Winn (a switch hitter whose bat died vs. lefties last year) or Granderson (who's struggled vs. southpaws lately as well), but it's worth remembering you're talking about fourth and fifth outfielders here, since Brett Gardner is projected to start somewhere, too.
The other good thing about Thames is that he can spot for Nick Johnson at DH against tough lefties, though the Stick has had at least some success against southpaws as well. (Jay Jaffe)
|2008-07-25 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Joe, can you think of a way to politely let Jim Leyland know that Gary Sheffield has a fork sticking out of his shoulder and it's time to start giving Marcus Thames 80% of the at-bats at DH before it's too late?|
(Randy from Ann Arbor, MI)
|I think you're half right. I don't see a lot in Marcus Thames' career that says he can play against righthanders with any frequency. This is another spot for that guy we keep talking about--in fact, he'd probably have MORE pennant impact for the Tigers, all things considered, than for any other team, save possibly the Rays. (Joe Sheehan)|
|2008-07-24 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Please put your GM hat on for a moment....okay....you're the GM of a club needing a RH power bat. Dave Dombrowski is offering up Marcus Thames. What is the right price to pay for Thames? Thanks!|
(lemppi from Ankeny, IA)
|A Grade C pitching prospect or an organizational soldier with some possibility of making it as a big-league bench player, nothing more. I could offer less to the Brewers for Joe Dillon, and I'd get a more generally utile guy who can still give me the right-handed pop; maybe they can be guilted into letting the old-timer catch a break.
Finding a good hat's never easy, and they've been out of fashion for women almost as long as they have been for men. It's a pity, because I was a hat-wearing kid, and I've got a few to this day, but it just never seems like the right opportunity. (Christina Kahrl)
|2008-07-17 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Gary Sheffield will or will not revive this season?|
(Corkedbat from Dallas)
|Jump on the Marcus Thames bandwagon! I think even Leyland is drinking that delicious, power filled Kool Aid. A friend in my fantasy league has an away message he puts up occasionally, something along the lines of "Sheff, it's time to retire. Your bat speed already has." (Marc Normandin)|
|2008-01-17 14:00:00 (link to chat)||Marcus Thames: could the Tigers potentially move him for bullpen parts (hopefully a reliable set-up man), or should they?|
(David from Winston Salem )
|If they got something of value, sure, but I say that more in the hope that they'd use Ryan Raburn a whole bunch, and not as some sort of endorsement of their adding Jacque Jones. (Christina Kahrl)|
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