What is your opinion of the A.J. Pierzynski signing?
MJH on accountability
Stanton, Price , Cano?
Just procedures, but does show no other team wants that contract for a short stop that's stats are at a Mario Mendoza level.
Basically all teams put all their players on waivers if fir no other reason it keeps teams from knowing exactly who you're trying to get rid of. Nothing unusual here-move on.
How bout the USA national team yesterday?
Well come on.Can't i bait any of you Elvis haters too sound off.How 'bout that contract!.Did you enjoy that home run?I hope you did. I hope you enjoyed it very much!
Terry, Andrus basically would score on a 1 to 8 scale [used the rate prospects for example] no better then a 3, and probably a 2. If it was not for his outstanding defense [many other short stops fit that description], hifh scores in speed and arm strength, he would be considered on par with Leury Garcia and Luis Sardinas, and thus a back up. Having given the opportunity to be a starter since 2009, he has been a team leader and motivationer. However, the sad fact is in 3118 plate appearances he has 15 homers with .272/.338/.345 numbers. On a potent hitting team, like the Rangers during his Elvis's first four years, that is okay but it does reveal itself on a weaker power team like the Rangers 2013. Profar needs a position, it may actually prove to be like his younger brother, at third instead of short if Elvis remains. Until Beltre becomes the dh, in after another 2 or 3 seasons playing regular third, Profar will remain the utility infielder. Andrus does have high value, he had been an All Star, and a good batting team like St Louis who need a top short stop could have high interest. Oscar Taveras name does surface. However Taveras does have his problems too. This season Oscar had played in only 41 games at AAA with .306/.341/.462 numbers with as always great contact rate. But the rub is that he also has severe ankle problems. Yesterday he was even shut down and will undergo ankle surgery by Dr. Anderson. This is the same Doctor that operated on Derek Jeter, and Derek has not been able to get back to regular duty and by all accounts will retire. So ankle problems for a ballplayer can be debilitating and chronic, thus aq major limitation. So with Taveras this could lower his value, make the CARDS resign Beltran, and we can see how it goes for 2014 and if there is a Cardinal attempt to go after Elvis in the winter.
Thnx Dr. Leah. I bet she played baseball at some level.
Thanks for sharing Lee.So Elvis is no better than a 3--probably a 2 as a prospect?A starting short stop for a two time WS team and two time AL All -star selection by age 24.But if we traded him-the St. Louis Cardinals might make him their starting short stop?
So, is it your opinion that Elvis should plan a future as a motivational speaker?I guess we can agree to disagree.
Teri C: Maybe you have finally figured Leah of Arlington out.
Wow who knew that Profar would be our utilty infielder for the next 3 years. And that Andrus should be a backup. That is some dumb ass commentary Leah. No offense.
Terry, only in the power category, Elvis scores high in the others, even a .272 career avergar is solid. However, if you look closely at his power numbers [doubles, triples, homers] they at this moment total 145 [103/27/15] over 3118 plate appearances, and produces a slugging % of .345, where a .400 is very mediocre. If Andrus did not contribute so heavily in all other categories then the Rangers would have not slotted him as their everyday short stop, knowing his lack of power production that was evident in his minor league career, was self evident. Though I can see how you could read my post as overall instead of just power production. So Terry, I apologize for not being clear enough. I had hoped Elvis would advance over the years in that respect, he has even gained size siince his rookie year, but has shown little movement in increased power production. That is why his homer stands out against the Astros, may be his last for 2013. Putting him on revokable waivers was no surprise, a majority of players usually are every August then recalled when claimed. Some make it unclaimed and are then able to trade to any team for many a reason. Andrus situation was obvious, in August no team wanted to take on his beginning of the season contract extension. He is not going anywhere Terry but to short stop every game, minus 2 or 3 breaks for Profar, the rest of the season. If you can convince me that Elvis would score higher in the power production category then a 2 or 3, please convince me. Unfortunately his career numbers would not.
JDingleberry, That Profar remains in his current position was espoused by TR Sullivan [ MLB and Ranger chief writer] among others, not just mine and where did you read I labeled Elvis a backup. Before you make your moronic comments, oh forget it, nearly all your comments are either meant as an insult or are moronic, so why waste words or time.
Yeah--i thought you might walk those comments back.
Terry, I am not taking [ walking ] those comments back, if you can not understand them that is your problem after I try to clarify them so you can comprehend. So convince me like I said that Elvis should svore higher then a 2 or 3 for power production. If you read the post you would see I am talking about homers and slugging, and have in the past. He like it or not has the by far the lowest power production and slugging percentage of any short stop that has made the All Star team since THE GREAT OZ. THE WIZARD records can be observed in Coopertowns, having made the HOF in 2002. So on a good and potent hitting team there is room for a defensive short stop wizard and glue that holds a team together. I am not totally negative about Elvis, just recognize his total lack of power. Even Andrus recognized his lack of punch when Cruz accepted his suspension and said to Elvis that he would need to pick up Nelson's power production, wherebye Elvis replied like my first home run for the year, and then goes out and gets that one.
he would be considered on par with Leury Garcia and Luis Sardinas, and thus a back up.
your words not mine.
I.m waiting clown[Leah}.
So what is your point? No one rates shortstops by their power production--including Cooperstown.I guess if it weren't for his tremendous defense, superior speed, great arm strength, amazing durability, infectious attitude and natural leadership ability, he would suck...because he doesn't hit for power?
I'm with you Teri-I don't believe it but I'm with you.
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