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Old 06-08-2006, 06:43 PM   #625
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Re: The 2006 New York Yankees

Again, this sets up for Soriano back in NY to play the outfield. Well, I wouldn't be surprised.
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Old 06-08-2006, 08:06 PM   #626
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You will be. Melky has decent plate discipline but no pop and despite that play against Manny he is not a plus defender. He'd be fine as a fourth outfielder, especially on an NL team, but he isn't a starter in this league. Neither is Bernie and his sub .700 OPS and atrocious defense.

Atrocious defense?

Outright lie.

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Old 06-08-2006, 08:26 PM   #627
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You will be. Melky has decent plate discipline but no pop and despite that play against Manny he is not a plus defender. He'd be fine as a fourth outfielder, especially on an NL team, but he isn't a starter in this league. Neither is Bernie and his sub .700 OPS and atrocious defense.
Like I've said... scouts were actually pretty high on his D. The only two mistakes hes made so far were the play last year in Fenway and the dropped popup. Other than that hes been pretty solid. Good range... fantastic arm.

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Old 06-08-2006, 09:39 PM   #628
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I gotta say... Cano has a really sweet looking swing. If he could actually hit for power I think he could be one of the top hitting 2B in the league by 2008. Defense is another story. Wayyyy too inconsitent.


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Old 06-09-2006, 02:13 AM   #629
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Like I've said... scouts were actually pretty high on his D. The only two mistakes hes made so far were the play last year in Fenway and the dropped popup. Other than that hes been pretty solid. Good range... fantastic arm.
Which scouts were these? The ones who said Jeff Weaver was a can't miss young gun? I see Cabrera consistently take bad routes to fly balls and he lacks the closing speed to make up for it. Plus he has a sally arm. His defense isn't as bad as his reputation and could get better, but it will never be a strong point for him.
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Old 06-09-2006, 08:41 AM   #630
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Which scouts were these? The ones who said Jeff Weaver was a can't miss young gun? I see Cabrera consistently take bad routes to fly balls and he lacks the closing speed to make up for it. Plus he has a sally arm. His defense isn't as bad as his reputation and could get better, but it will never be a strong point for him.
Defense: As a benefit of his great speed, Cabrera is a tremendous defensive outfielder. The only player in the farm system that tops his defense is the Trenton Thunder’s Kevin Thompson. He has a spectacular throwing arm that kept runners at bay during the 2003 season. Overall, his defense is well known by scouts as the strongest point of his game
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:48 PM   #631
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If he was good at the minor league level, he hasn't shown it here. Either that or whoever is responsible for that paragraph shouldn't have a job. Looking at Baseball Prospectus, 2005 was the only year he was rated as a good defensive outfielder at the minor league level, every other year was average to below average and that's how he's projected to be.
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Old 06-09-2006, 12:52 PM   #632
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You will be. Melky has decent plate discipline but no pop and despite that play against Manny he is not a plus defender. He'd be fine as a fourth outfielder, especially on an NL team, but he isn't a starter in this league.
People said the same damn thing about Cano last year and I think he's turned out okay.


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Plus he has a sally arm.
And I have no idea where you're coming up w. this stuff.
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