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Postby Starkmadfan » Sun Jul 23, 2006 7:47 pm

From Rotowire:

Marte is "days away" from making his way to Cleveland, the Akron Beacon Journal reports. Marte has his OPS over .800 (.805) and is starting to hit the ball out of the ballpark, hitting 13 home runs in his last 154 at-bats. With Aaron Boone benched, this was only a matter of time.


http://www.ohio.com/mld/ohio/sports/baseball/mlb/cleveland_indians/15104225.htm
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Postby TN_Titans_05 » Mon Jul 24, 2006 6:47 pm

He also recently won the AAA HR Derby. When he played for the Braves last year he was just too young I guess to ever get it going. He was a Blue Chipper but he showed no power when he came up to the biggs and struggled mighitly. Might want to see what he can do first before picking him up.
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Postby kid sox » Mon Jul 24, 2006 8:43 pm

TN_Titans_05 wrote:He also recently won the AAA HR Derby. When he played for the Braves last year he was just too young I guess to ever get it going. He was a Blue Chipper but he showed no power when he came up to the biggs and struggled mighitly. Might want to see what he can do first before picking him up.


The problem with waiting is that some other team will certainly pick him up first.
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Postby Starkmadfan » Tue Jul 25, 2006 12:00 pm

The fast track is being paved for third baseman Andy Marte. Robby Thompson, former Gold Glove second baseman and an Indians infield coach, just left Class AAA Buffalo after spending the past couple of days working with Marte on his defense. Ted Kubiak, Indians minor-league defensive coordinator, has visited as well. John Mirabelli, Indians director of scouting, followed Marte for several days after the All-Star break.
-- Cleveland Plain Dealer



Shapiro was asked whether he regretted that move, and he responded, "No. Coco Crisp has a [.700] OPS. Andy Marte will be up in a couple weeks. While Jason Michaels hasn't been great, he's outperformed Coco.'' OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) is probably the best indicator of offensive output, and it's true that Michaels' is higher, at .714, although that's also, as Shapiro conceded, "not great."

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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:15 pm

This means near-.400 hitter Kevin Kouzmanoff will move to AAA and can show if he can be a ridiculous hitter at that level, a prelude to possibly starting at 1B for the Tribe next year.
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Postby pangbones » Tue Jul 25, 2006 3:40 pm

teddyballgamemvp wrote:This means near-.400 hitter Kevin Kouzmanoff will move to AAA and can show if he can be a ridiculous hitter at that level, a prelude to possibly starting at 1B for the Tribe next year.


Yeah, that would be AWESOME!!
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:12 pm

Starkmadfan wrote:
Shapiro was asked whether he regretted that move, and he responded, "No. Coco Crisp has a [.700] OPS. Andy Marte will be up in a couple weeks. While Jason Michaels hasn't been great, he's outperformed Coco.'' OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) is probably the best indicator of offensive output, and it's true that Michaels' is higher, at .714, although that's also, as Shapiro conceded, "not great."



Do you have a link for this? I find it very interesting that he's throwing Crisp under the bus like that.
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Postby Starkmadfan » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:16 pm

teddyballgamemvp wrote:
Starkmadfan wrote:
Shapiro was asked whether he regretted that move, and he responded, "No. Coco Crisp has a [.700] OPS. Andy Marte will be up in a couple weeks. While Jason Michaels hasn't been great, he's outperformed Coco.'' OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) is probably the best indicator of offensive output, and it's true that Michaels' is higher, at .714, although that's also, as Shapiro conceded, "not great."



Do you have a link for this? I find it very interesting that he's throwing Crisp under the bus like that.


http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2006/writers/jon_heyman/07/25/scoop.tuesday/1.html

Here you go, bottom of page 2.
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Postby jswede » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:32 pm

teddyballgamemvp wrote:
Starkmadfan wrote:
Shapiro was asked whether he regretted that move, and he responded, "No. Coco Crisp has a [.700] OPS. Andy Marte will be up in a couple weeks. While Jason Michaels hasn't been great, he's outperformed Coco.'' OPS (on-base plus slugging percentage) is probably the best indicator of offensive output, and it's true that Michaels' is higher, at .714, although that's also, as Shapiro conceded, "not great."



Do you have a link for this? I find it very interesting that he's throwing Crisp under the bus like that.


"throwing under bus"??

he's just analyzing a trade with some baseball data. saying "he sucks and we didn't want him" would be throwing under bus.
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Postby teddyballgamemvp » Tue Jul 25, 2006 4:39 pm

pangbones wrote:
teddyballgamemvp wrote:This means near-.400 hitter Kevin Kouzmanoff will move to AAA and can show if he can be a ridiculous hitter at that level, a prelude to possibly starting at 1B for the Tribe next year.


Yeah, that would be AWESOME!!


What's great for the Tribe (I assume you're a fan) is that he's dropped some singles (and adding outs) in favor of showing he can hit for power (and he has)--slugging .672 with 15 homers. His health is the only question mark; he's one of the elite bats in all of the minors.
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