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Postby dkakridas » Tue May 31, 2005 6:46 pm

This had to happen. The question is how well does Shelton play and if he plays well, what happens if/ when Pena straightens himself out.

Don't want to get ahead of myself but Shelton can take advantage of this opportunity and guarantee himself a job the rest of the year. he could put up some impressive power numbers. Great plate discipline and spacious Comerica lanes should help Shelton rake many doubles.

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Postby bronxxbomber » Tue May 31, 2005 6:54 pm

this has to be for good. pena has been useless for most of his career. decent glove with no bat :-t :-t :-t .
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Postby SHOCKandAWE » Tue May 31, 2005 9:00 pm

Lets hear the scoop on shelton.
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Postby klvrdude » Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:11 am

From ESPN:
Pena gets demoted: First baseman Carlos Pena was optioned to Triple-A Toledo.

Pena was hitting .181 with three home runs and 14 RBI in 41 games this season. His slugging percentage was .283, third worst in baseball.

The 27-year-old Pena has struggled at the plate during his five years in the majors. He has a .239 career average in 451 games.

Detroit replaced Pena by calling up first baseman Chris Shelton from Toledo.

The 24-year-old Shelton hit .331 with a .417 on-base percentage in 48 games for the Mud Hens. His 19 doubles and 27 extra-base hits led the International League.
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Re: Pena down, Shelton up!

Postby KolbSaves » Wed Jun 01, 2005 4:28 am

dkakridas wrote:This had to happen. The question is how well does Shelton play and if he plays well, what happens if/ when Pena straightens himself out.

Don't want to get ahead of myself but Shelton can take advantage of this opportunity and guarantee himself a job the rest of the year. he could put up some impressive power numbers. Great plate discipline and spacious Comerica lanes should help Shelton rake many doubles.

Cornbread- let's hear it!!

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Postby benjapage » Wed Jun 01, 2005 8:07 am

Cornbread don't come round here no more.


be a lot cooler if he did.

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Re: Pena down, Shelton up!

Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:19 am

KolbSaves wrote:
dkakridas wrote:This had to happen. The question is how well does Shelton play and if he plays well, what happens if/ when Pena straightens himself out.

Don't want to get ahead of myself but Shelton can take advantage of this opportunity and guarantee himself a job the rest of the year. he could put up some impressive power numbers. Great plate discipline and spacious Comerica lanes should help Shelton rake many doubles.

Cornbread- let's hear it!!

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wha choo talkin bout willis?
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Shelton is a big bat - power and average. He was a rule 5 player picked up by DET after the 2003 season (from PIT), so he had to be with the ML club for the entire 2004 season. He played 6 games as a C last yr, so he might qualify there in some leagues - if so he will be the hottest pickup in your league. He absolutely tore up minor league pitchers over the last yr - however, because he was a rule 5 and only played sparingly the yr before, it was almost like he lost a yr of development riding the pine. His major weakness has been on defense - an area that Pena excelled in. Essentially the move was a offensive upgrade at the cost of defense for the Tigers.

For fantasy purposes, I see no reason why you shouldnt take a flier on the guy if you are looking for a hot pickup - whats more, depending on how lenient your league rules are, he could qualify at C.
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Postby Darkie Satchels » Wed Jun 01, 2005 11:28 am

Cornbread for Commish-O-Tha'-Year!
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Postby wrveres » Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:23 pm

He is listed as a C on CBS. ;-D
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Re: Pena down, Shelton up!

Postby KolbSaves » Wed Jun 01, 2005 12:32 pm

Cornbread Maxwell wrote:
KolbSaves wrote:
dkakridas wrote:This had to happen. The question is how well does Shelton play and if he plays well, what happens if/ when Pena straightens himself out.

Don't want to get ahead of myself but Shelton can take advantage of this opportunity and guarantee himself a job the rest of the year. he could put up some impressive power numbers. Great plate discipline and spacious Comerica lanes should help Shelton rake many doubles.

Cornbread- let's hear it!!

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wha choo talkin bout willis?
:-b

Shelton is a big bat - power and average. He was a rule 5 player picked up by DET after the 2003 season (from PIT), so he had to be with the ML club for the entire 2004 season. He played 6 games as a C last yr, so he might qualify there in some leagues - if so he will be the hottest pickup in your league. He absolutely tore up minor league pitchers over the last yr - however, because he was a rule 5 and only played sparingly the yr before, it was almost like he lost a yr of development riding the pine. His major weakness has been on defense - an area that Pena excelled in. Essentially the move was a offensive upgrade at the cost of defense for the Tigers.

For fantasy purposes, I see no reason why you shouldnt take a flier on the guy if you are looking for a hot pickup - whats more, depending on how lenient your league rules are, he could qualify at C.

Actually, I don't have the numbers but someone on here showed that Pena was actually a sub par defensive player (in terms of zone rating etc). Did you see that Hardball Times ranked Dumbrowski as the worst GM last year? Check here: http://www.hardballtimes.com/main/artic ... -rankings/[/url]
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