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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Thu May 05, 2005 7:54 am

I just pullede the trigger on the Chavez for Wagner trade.

I am still good at closers because I have KROD, Guardardo, Batista, and Brower
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Postby d18Mike » Thu May 05, 2005 8:14 am

I agree. Be patient. But at the same time I am modertaing my expectations.

Let's face it, the A's offense is toothless -- not just in its performance to date, but also in its potential explosiveness. In that lineup, Chavez can not realistically generate the number of runs and RBIs that I "paid" for in the draft.

With about 20% of the season gone next week and the offense playing so poorly (and its limited potential), I'd be happy with Chavez's 2000 numbers .275/26/86. Anything more is a bonus.

I'll echo something that was said in MLB.com yesterday and I think can't be overlooked. Hitters hit. Chavez will likely rebound.... but every year there are a handful of guys who just have bad seasons for unexplainable reasons. For every Brian Roberts there is an underachiever that balances the scales.

Cause for optimisim? His K and BB rates are on par with his historical performance. Nothing is fundamenatlly flawed in his approach.
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