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Postby ensanimal » Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:28 am

they could have done worse, like the mets with cameron
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Postby Absolutely Adequate » Mon Dec 15, 2003 12:32 am

Sure, Cruz Jr. at 3 million isn't a bad deal. But my question is: why the d-rays? They've got a good, young outfield. Hamilton, Crawford, Baldelli. Throw in the fact that they put Huff out there occasionally and this move makes no sense. Maybe one of you devil rays fans can explain this to me.

(kidding about the d-rays fan bit. Obviously)
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Postby Cruz's_Baby's_Momma » Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:07 am

YES!! I remember Cruz in April cuz I owned him for that month. He was arguably the best offensive player!!

I dealt him and Derrick Lee (who had like over half his steals in April) for Maddux, Brett Myers and Sean Casey.....Myers ended up helping me net Todd Helton in my keeper league.

Cruz is garbage. At $3 million, he isn't the worst pick up in the world...though they shoulda saved that $3 million to help go after some pitching.
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Postby L0rdB23 » Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:17 am

how is the cruz deal better then cameron who is a gold glove center fielder?
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:26 am

the mets are spending 6-7 million a year for a guy that can only play defense. the d-rays get a good fielder (except for bobbles in the post-season) who still has the abiltity to produce some offense in that lineup.
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Postby Guest » Mon Dec 15, 2003 1:47 am

I'd prefer Cameron patrolling CF than having Cruz in RF -- CF is a much more difficult defensive position to fill.

There's no difference between them offensively. If anything, Cameron is the better option -- with added speed. Despite the fact Cruz played in a great hitter's ballpark in Toronto 2 of the last 3 years -- there 3 year averages are pretty similar.

I'd take Cameron over Cruz fairly easily because with any championship squad....you gotta be strong defensively in the middle. Helps make up for any weaknesses in Left and Right.
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Postby ensanimal » Mon Dec 15, 2003 2:06 am

the mets still have a lot of needs though, and cruz will make 4 million less a year than cameron. they could fill another hole with that money, but it is the mets so they would probably blow it anyways.
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Postby Madison » Mon Dec 15, 2003 4:08 am

Thank goodness my Rangers were not the ones to make that move. :-°

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Postby d » Mon Dec 15, 2003 4:47 am

pkarr5000 wrote:doesnt anyone remember cruz in april of 2003? :-o

Yes, I remembered ;-D He got off a hot start but then ... :-P

As a side note, he was at his peak when he left the Jays ... maybe we know something about him that others don't !+)
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Postby LBJackal » Mon Dec 15, 2003 6:12 am

ensanimal wrote:the mets are spending 6-7 million a year for a guy that can only play defense. the d-rays get a good fielder (except for bobbles in the post-season) who still has the abiltity to produce some offense in that lineup.


To Cruz's credit, when he tripped on the turf out there it wasn't really his fault. And if he only makes those kind of mistakes in the Playoffs, the D'Rays have nothing to worry about for a looooooong time.
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