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Postby noseeum » Mon Dec 11, 2006 4:56 pm

Anyone know anything about this guy?

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2693552
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:25 pm

All I know is what I was told in the articles.

He is probably older then 23 and could be a 20 hr guy sometime in his career.

he didn't cost much ;-D
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Postby JustAnotherYanksFan » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:26 pm

Interesting. This is the first I've heard of him.

"Miranda is projected to hit over 20 home runs and hit .280," the Yankees official told ESPNdeportes.com. "He doesn't swing at bad pitches."


Does that indicate that he'll be starting? It said he was an OF/1B, so it would make some sense, since the Yanks don't really have a reliable 1B right now. If that's the case, it would put Matsui in LF, Damon in CF, Abreu in RF, Giambi at DH and Miranda at 1B. When Giambi needs to rest or is nagged by injuries, they could stick Matsui at DH and have Melky play LF.

Either way, I'll take a .280, 20-HR hitter for a 4-year contract worth $2 million...although I guess if a Yankee official gave those projections, they're likely to be a tad optimistic. I'm curious whether the Yanks are planning to have this guy start though.
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Postby noseeum » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:31 pm

JustAnotherYanksFan wrote:Interesting. This is the first I've heard of him.

"Miranda is projected to hit over 20 home runs and hit .280," the Yankees official told ESPNdeportes.com. "He doesn't swing at bad pitches."


Does that indicate that he'll be starting? It said he was an OF/1B, so it would make some sense, since the Yanks don't really have a reliable 1B right now. If that's the case, it would put Matsui in LF, Damon in CF, Abreu in RF, Giambi at DH and Miranda at 1B. When Giambi needs to rest or is nagged by injuries, they could stick Matsui at DH and have Melky play LF.

Either way, I'll take a .280, 20-HR hitter for a 4-year contract worth $2 million...although I guess if a Yankee official gave those projections, they're likely to be a tad optimistic. I'm curious whether the Yanks are planning to have this guy start though.


He has to be on the 40 man roster, but I'm sure he'll start out in the minors.
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Postby JustAnotherYanksFan » Mon Dec 11, 2006 5:37 pm

noseeum wrote:
JustAnotherYanksFan wrote:Interesting. This is the first I've heard of him.

"Miranda is projected to hit over 20 home runs and hit .280," the Yankees official told ESPNdeportes.com. "He doesn't swing at bad pitches."


Does that indicate that he'll be starting? It said he was an OF/1B, so it would make some sense, since the Yanks don't really have a reliable 1B right now. If that's the case, it would put Matsui in LF, Damon in CF, Abreu in RF, Giambi at DH and Miranda at 1B. When Giambi needs to rest or is nagged by injuries, they could stick Matsui at DH and have Melky play LF.

Either way, I'll take a .280, 20-HR hitter for a 4-year contract worth $2 million...although I guess if a Yankee official gave those projections, they're likely to be a tad optimistic. I'm curious whether the Yanks are planning to have this guy start though.


He has to be on the 40 man roster, but I'm sure he'll start out in the minors.


Right. Sorry, got mixed up for a second there.
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Postby Callahan » Mon Dec 11, 2006 8:29 pm

That projection probably refers to his peak value, with a couple years of seasoning, if everything goes right.
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Postby Lofunzo » Tue Dec 12, 2006 12:43 pm

The jury is still out and I suppose that talent wins out here but I do know that the Yankees are looking for a RH 1B. This guy is LH.
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Postby Stejay » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:01 am

I had never heard of him until it was on the internet. Hope he does the business
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Postby Stejay » Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:05 am

I dont think he will be the answer though
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