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Postby Drunken Rhino » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:28 pm

Does anyone else think that with the right moves that team could be one of the best offensive teams in history?

Gomes (1B, conjecture)
Cantu 2B
Lugo SS
Upton 3B
Crawford LF
Baldelli CF
Gathright RF
D. Young DH
Crash Davis C (ok, so maybe that type of guy that will work well w/ young pitchers.)

I'm telling you watch out for the 07 and 08 Rays.
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Re: The 07 D-Rays

Postby baseball6791 » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:43 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote:Does anyone else think that with the right moves that team could be one of the best offensive teams in history?

Gomes (1B, conjecture)
Cantu 2B
Lugo SS
Upton 3B
Crawford LF
Baldelli CF
Gathright RF
D. Young DH
Crash Davis C (ok, so maybe that type of guy that will work well w/ young pitchers.)

I'm telling you watch out for the 07 and 08 Rays.


I think that we've discussed this in previous threads before, but the D-Rays have tons of great young talent and if their ownership would ever put any money into them then they could be a very solid team for years to come.
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Re: The 07 D-Rays

Postby Sultans of Squat » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:51 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote:Does anyone else think that with the right moves that team could be one of the best offensive teams in history?


Nope. Not unless most of those guys learn to take some walks first, and that organization just doesn't seem to care about that aspect of the game, so I highly doubt it.
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Re: The 07 D-Rays

Postby Tavish » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:52 pm

Drunken Rhino wrote:Does anyone else think that with the right moves that team could be one of the best offensive teams in history?

Gomes (1B, conjecture)
Cantu 2B
Lugo SS
Upton 3B
Crawford LF
Baldelli CF
Gathright RF
D. Young DH
Crash Davis C (ok, so maybe that type of guy that will work well w/ young pitchers.)

I'm telling you watch out for the 07 and 08 Rays.


Sounds nice and its always great to get excited for the future but...

Lugo will likely be gone after this season and Baldelli won't be too far behind, and Gathright is a modern day Tom Goodwin. You know what you are getting out of Crawford and possibly Cantu, but Upton, Young and Gomes are still very much prospects. The D-Rays should be able to get close to a mid-league offense by 07 but not even close to a historical one unless they are supplementing those prospects with some great free agents.
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Postby Mookie4ever » Wed Sep 14, 2005 6:57 pm

Sounds like you are already giving up on 2006.

btw - they still have no pitching and terrible management. I predict that they trade Gathright for Loaiza followed by Cantu for Kenny Rogers and stay in the AL East basement for the foreseeable future.
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Postby Red Stripe » Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:09 pm

They have some nice young players no doubt, and they actually do have some pretty good young pitching down a little deeper in the minors(Niemann, Townsend, etc.) but under their current management they will go nowhere but

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Postby hybrid » Wed Sep 14, 2005 7:20 pm

Not bad, but the day Delmon will be DH'ing isn't any time soon. Gathright has the weakest arm of all the OF's, no way he plays RF especially over the guy with the best arm.

Also I agree they are very talented, but it takes more then talent to be a top offensive team. Just jumping the gun a bit on saying "they could be one of the best offensive teams in history". Wait till they are the best in their own division before thinking that.
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Postby RAmst23 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:32 am

I'm not even sure this team would fall under the "good offensive team" category. On any rate, no young talent in MLB is worth the hype till he actually proves something. By that I mean, young talent fails to pan out in MLB every day of the week and twice on Sunday. I'll wait to see if some of these young guys can actually hit/keep it up at the big league level first.
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Postby BaseballFann0008 » Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:53 pm

we always have hopes, but come on these guys are in the al east. its tough when you have great management.

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