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Postby Mreater71 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 6:30 pm

Is Detroit splitting the playing time between these two and if so, are they going to do this the rest of the season and all postseason?
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Postby d18Mike » Tue Aug 08, 2006 7:25 pm

Yes and Yes .... and no. You are going to see Thames, Young, Monroe and Casey all moving in an out of the lineup based on platoon advantage and historical match-up. Leyland loves the flexibility. Great for the Tigers -- hard to manage from a FB standpoint, however.
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Postby RugbyD » Tue Aug 08, 2006 10:42 pm

DY is gold against righties. if you have a non-elite OF, 1B, or UT, start DY against all righty starters except the studs.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:24 pm

d18Mike wrote:Yes and Yes .... and no. You are going to see Thames, Young, Monroe and Casey all moving in an out of the lineup based on platoon advantage and historical match-up. Leyland loves the flexibility. Great for the Tigers -- hard to manage from a FB standpoint, however.
Mostly agreed. I think as long as he is hot, Monroe will be the closest to an everyday player of the bunch. And when Casey is on the bench, none of these guys really benefit, because Pudge Rodriguez has become the alternate first baseman. Also, Magglio Ordonez gets about one day off a week, so that's a spot for Thames to step in to get some more at bats.

Thames and Dmitri Young are at a disadvantage because neither are particularly good defenders, especially Young who might have played his way out of defense altogether with the one game he had recently at first base where he could have easily had 4 errors and couldn't catch simple throws to first base.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:48 am

So Casey has become useless.

10-15 AB's a week. is that what I am hearing?
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Postby hayseed » Fri Aug 11, 2006 4:05 pm

What's the Detroit OF/1B going to look like next year, with Clevlen up now? Anybody know?
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:50 pm

hayseed wrote:What's the Detroit OF/1B going to look like next year, with Clevlen up now? Anybody know?
At 1B, Shelton will probably be given a chance to get his job back although he'll need to show something the remainder of the year in Toledo. I seriously doubt Casey will be back regardless. CF will be Granderson. RF will be Ordonez. LF will be Monroe/Free Agent/Trade Acquistition (still could go any direction there). Clevlen is indeed up right now as a reserve outfielder, but I don't think he'll quite be ready to be a fulltimer next year. He's probably due for at least some time in AAA.
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Postby mcqfesijiba » Sat Aug 12, 2006 12:55 pm

wrveres wrote:So Casey has become useless.

10-15 AB's a week. is that what I am hearing?
Yeah for fantasy purposes he is probably useless. They will keep him well rested since he seems to be a bit fragile and at the same time keep Pudge fresh with some starts at first base instead of catcher. Casey's not 100% right now, so he's probably not getting as many at bats as they would like him to.
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