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Postby mattmo » Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:59 pm

Is this guy ever going to come up??? If it's driving me crazy,he's going to be going out of his mind, no wonder he's throwing the ball into the stands on routine ground balls.
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Postby flowbee » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:55 pm

A lot of trade talk about lugo getting traded and replaced by Upton

But he's such a defensive liability perhaps he could fight out Dave Hollins and become right fielder?
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Postby Another Blown Save » Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:58 pm

The DRays need to play him in the OF before they can call him up.
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Postby mdHARRIS » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:22 pm

Agreed. After one year of atrocious defense, he drew comparisons to Jeter's early years, but this is getting out of hand now. Learn from the DBacks and "Putta Upton in the outfield."
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Postby hwiggen » Mon Jun 12, 2006 11:28 pm

Why don't they just put him at DH?
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Postby Smileyman9 » Tue Jun 13, 2006 9:45 am

Total speculation on my part here but I think they won't bring him up to DH because they have ample guys currently on the squad who at any given moment could fill that roll. That in combo with him being 22 (He's been in AAA since he was 20 I think) the feeling has been yes he has the bat, but why rush him to the majors and hamper his chances of becoming a better fielder.

The one positive note is that my Yankee friend informed me that Derek Jeter had a similar issue coming up through the minors...granted, I'm not sure it was this bad. But still something to cling onto. If I knew where to find minors #s I'd look them up and post his errors #s. For Upton I've also heard the major issue he has is throwing errors (so if you go and see him, heads up to the fans in the first few rows behind first)

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Postby avstars » Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:26 pm

I don't think Upton should be playing SS. I saw him in one minor league game and he made like 3 errors in the game. Tough to DH him with Gomes in that position, but the Rays should just try him out in another position. I don't think Upton will be called up anytime soon, at the very earliest the Sept callup.

I did once heard about maybe trying him at 2B with Cantu moving to first.
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