I don't think Shealy will make an impact this year, but I do have him in a long term keeper league and he should develop nicely getting everday playing time with KC. It's too bad they're an offensive black hole.
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jake_harv88 wrote:dude huber is in the minors. Dont you think with shealy already being called up and stairs getting traded that there is a chance shealy gets the full-time DH or 1B spot???
Dude, Huber has been mishandled and should be starting over Minny. KC has a problem with being overloaded with corner IF. (mainly 1B) Sweeney (over-paid and oft-injured) is coming back, Butler, Gordon, Teahan, Huber, & now Shealy. Add on Minny who could be easily DFA you have a huge log jam.
dude, Huber is trying out in the OF now. Gordon is not getting the call up anytimes soon, Sweeney just got hurt again in rehab(though a minor one), Minny sucks with the bat, there's no telling if Teahen's bat will keep up. If they all pay off, we can still move them around. Shealy will be the DH/1B starting tomorrow
Well, Shealy has tried playing the OF and couldn't cut it and Butler is a DH and not a great OF. He's blocked by Sweeney. Sanders (should have been moved) is signed through 2007 blocks Butler, Huber has no place in the future KC outfield with Gathright, Dejesus, Butler/Sanders while Sweeney is signed through 2007. Sorry, it doesn't fit unless some moves are made.
Sanders won't be blocking anyone when Butler is ready to come up to the big club (hopefully middle of next year), Sweeney will still just DH with Butler in the OF and Shealy at 1B. No worries here.
I personally think shealy has a bigger potential than that. in 04 he slugged 29 HRs with a .584 slugging percentage and then in 05 he had 26 Hrs witha .601 slugging percentage. This year his slugging percentage is down at .559 but he still had 14 Hrs. I think he has a big upside because he has a full year at AAA under his belt. I'll be watching him very closely and will most likely add him the second he shows a hot streak and is plyaing full time...