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Postby Porkchop Express » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:05 am

Jay Gibbons hasn't played in the last 2 games for the Os. Anyone have a bead on what's going on there?
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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:23 am

they were facing lefties, which gibbons sits against.
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Postby pangbones » Sat Aug 05, 2006 2:43 am

Actually he played the game on Wednesday. But he will probably sit vs lefties until he can play in the OF, then he may see some time vs Lefties.
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Postby Laean » Sat Aug 05, 2006 6:25 am

so he's no longer a fulltime player like he was in the beginning of the season?
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:19 am

Not clear yet, whether he's being platooned or just given extra rest because of his injury. In any case, he's never been worth starting against lefties. Even if he's on your team, I'd sit him if he;s facing a LHP.
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Postby rentz » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:25 am

i've kept him stashed on my dl waiting to see how he does, and right now im leaning towards dropping him over activating.
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Postby balmlb119 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 9:59 am

GotowarMissAgnes wrote:Not clear yet, whether he's being platooned or just given extra rest because of his injury. In any case, he's never been worth starting against lefties. Even if he's on your team, I'd sit him if he;s facing a LHP.


He won't sit against all lefties. Just that Randy Johnson is not the usual lefty, even with his struggles this year.

Gibbons is hitting .255 (12-for-47) with two doubles, two homeruns, two walks, and nine strikeouts against lefties.
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Postby GotowarMissAgnes » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:23 am

balmlb119 wrote:He won't sit against all lefties. Just that Randy Johnson is not the usual lefty, even with his struggles this year.

Gibbons is hitting .255 (12-for-47) with two doubles, two homeruns, two walks, and nine strikeouts against lefties.


I don't think he will sit, but he would sit, if the Orioles had a brain.

Gibbons has never hit lefties well. This year he's .255/.280/.426/.706 (BA/OBP/SLG/OPS) against lefties, which isn't even average for a utility infielder, much less a DH/1B/corner OF.

Lifetime in 600 ABs versus lefties he's .262/.299/.425/.724 Again, those aren't numbers a team should be putting out on the field, unless the guy's a defensive whiz at a key position. While it would be interesting to see if Gibbons can play SS, I don't think that's likely.

Even if the Orioles play him against lefties, that doesn't mean a fantasy owner should. There are at least 200 players who are better options than Jay Gibbons versus a lefty.
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