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Postby kemper5 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:50 am

Usually stuff like this does not bug me, but this makes absolutely no sense to me. Phil Nevin batting 4th ahead of Blalock & Mench and protecting Teixiera.. To me Nevin is a very 8th or 9th slot type hitter. He's far out of reach of his decent years of 1999 to 2001.. I see a very 12-14 HR, 65-75 RBI, .270 type hitter.
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Postby fishingmn » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:06 pm

It does seem odd.

That said, he's not going to stay in that spot if he doesn't deliver results so he either produces results or he'll be moved.
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Postby warrick95 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:30 pm

Guess they're really excited about what he could do. Or maybe they want to show him off for a potential trade? Although I highly doubt any team would want to pick up that salary, even if he does play pretty well.

Anyway, if he starts out cold and Blalock is ripping, I'm sure Hank will overtake him. Not too sure about Kevin Mench, though. Buck is no big fan of Mench, as we saw from last year.
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Postby Ender » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:35 pm

I don't know, but I drafted him late in my deep league so i hope he produces and stays there long enough for me to get something in trade for him.
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Phil Nevin batting 4th.. WHY??

Postby kemper5 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:35 pm

warrick95 wrote:Guess they're really excited about what he could do. Or maybe they want to show him off for a potential trade? Although I highly doubt any team would want to pick up that salary, even if he does play pretty well.

Anyway, if he starts out cold and Blalock is ripping, I'm sure Hank will overtake him. Not too sure about Kevin Mench, though. Buck is no big fan of Mench, as we saw from last year.


I think over time Buck will like Mench due to his production. I would not be surprised at all to see Mench put out a 30+HR, 100+RBI type year.. He won the ST Cactus Leagues Triple Crown, and I think will be a pretty hot hitter this year.
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Postby pibb55 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 12:48 pm

he must be healthy again...cuz when he is, he is a slugger for sure
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Postby The Guru » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:43 pm

He did puts on 20 pounds of musle this offseason. I read he is in great physical shape right now.
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Postby DGroundhog » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:43 pm

OMG! A DH batting 4th? That is strange.
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Postby kcs261 » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:51 pm

Nevin isn't very good. I don't get it, either.
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Postby rentz » Mon Apr 03, 2006 10:14 pm

he's batting 4th.... for now.
he came back in good shape, with a better attitude than last season, he started the spring well, then cooled down.
the rangers are putting him there to see what he can do...they will give him the chance to come back and be a good hitter, or fail.
it wont take them long to change up the batting order when/if he bombs.

im not a nevin fan, so i figure he'll be batting 6th or lower before long.

and buck doesnt trust mench because he isnt very good with runners in scoring position.
i love mench, but he needs to prove he can drive runners in consistently. though id rather him in the 4th spot and blalock 5, and nevin 6
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