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Postby zoozam » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:25 pm

Chalk this up under the "makes good sense but will never happen", such as a college football playoff and the Clippers firing Elgin Baylor, but this move would help the Yankees immensely now ... without moving a key piece. Consider:

a) They have the best defensive SS in the game playing 3rd right now ... so really, a clear upgrade there.
b) Jeter would be an amazing CF ... remember the myriad fly balls you've seen him hawk down well into center (esp the great catches over his shoulder and going straight back); his best speed is after balls in the air whereas he simply doesn't have A-Rod's range at SS.
c) They could bring up a 3bman from the system to get some reps or trade for a Lowell or such.

It's stupid they won't even suggest it as it's just too hot an issue - moving Jeter from his rightful home at SS - but he should take some Biggio lessons and relieve Bernie in center.
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Postby nsulham » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:28 pm

Trust me, there's enough people around here who lose it when it's suggested that Jeter move to 2B and A-Rod play SS.

Just duck, that's the best advice I can give you

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Postby Pogotheostrich » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:29 pm

Makes sense but it is never going to happen.
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Postby MashinSpuds » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:30 pm

I say put Pavano in center field. At least Jeter's good at his current position.
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Postby zoozam » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:30 pm

yeah, i know - like the elgin/ncaa playoff mentioned above - it simply won't ... but it should
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Postby MMoNeY24 » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:30 pm

It would make sense, but like you said it wont happen. I wouldn't mind it but I wouldn't enjoy seeing it either... they'd probably be able to bring Duncan up to see what he can do, but I'm not sure if he's ready. Then instead of Kotsay they could get Chavez from Oakland. ;-)
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Postby bd3521 » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:31 pm

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Postby Yoda » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:31 pm

MashinSpuds wrote:I say put Pavano in center field. At least Jeter's good at his current position.


Ever seen Pavano move? He's a freaking tree stump.
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Postby zoozam » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:33 pm

that would be funny if the Boss got so enraged he put the whole pitching staff into everyday defensive slots ... i'd pay good money to see the Unit play the hot corner for an afternoon
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Postby MashinSpuds » Fri Jul 01, 2005 12:34 pm

Yoda wrote:
MashinSpuds wrote:I say put Pavano in center field. At least Jeter's good at his current position.


Ever seen Pavano move? He's a freaking tree stump.


Hmm, you have a point. In that case, I want the MLB to allow 4 crappy pitchers to play center field to make up for sluggishness. Not only would it give these pitchers a chance to prove their worth, but the comedy of seeing four tree stumps scrambling for a pop fly would put more people in the stands.
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