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Postby BooksRnot4U » Wed Jan 10, 2007 4:15 pm

He is? Oh well Fossum at 3 isn't horrible I guess.

If we were smart we would trade some of our minor league prospects for a good #2 pitcher and then our rotation would be pretty good and our bullpen is finally catching up.

Damn we have to many middle infielders.

But what makes me mad is that we had the money to keep him but we didn't want to and now we have a gaping hole at SS until Zobrist develops.
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Postby BooksRnot4U » Wed Jan 10, 2007 10:53 pm

I knew about the Upton-Olsen trade, but I never really thought it would get done. I just wish that we could get a top end starter instead of all these low-end guys who really should be 3-5 starters at best. Because I'm pretty sure we can all agree that Shields, Fossum, and Corcoran are not 2nd or 3rd ((maybe)) starters.

I don't mind giving up some of our prospects for a veteran starter because our entire team is prospects. CC still has 15 years left in the tank and hes our most seasoned vet ((other than wigginton)) and some of our relievers. I truley think we could be a decent team with some better pitching, and truthfully haven't we been waiting for this team to develop for a decade now.

All we are doing imo is taking all of the minor league prospects that we have, making them good, and then trading them for old players who plain and simple can't match up to other teams.

I'm just getting frustrated with the lack of productivity ever since the start of the team. Just once I would like to see us overachieve. I was so happy the first half of last year when we were doing decently and then it just went downhill from there.

Wasn't 2006 supposed to be a breakout year a few years back. You know I just hope we're right about 2008-2009.
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Postby BooksRnot4U » Thu Jan 11, 2007 10:35 am

I agree, just that I know not the completley trust the management. Ill start beleiving when I start seeing. I know they are new management and I do beleive eventually we will be going in the right direction; but like every fan I would like it sooner than later.

If Rocco Baldelli would have had to be involved then its good that we backed off a bit, but I never thought it was really going to happen anyways.
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Postby BooksRnot4U » Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:51 pm

I guess and then it wold make room for Wigginton to play at 3rd which isn't a downgrade from upton

and it would solid up our rotation

but straight up Olsen for Baldelli isn't quite equal enough, I think we could've held out for more

but I still don't thing its going to happen.
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Postby BooksRnot4U » Thu Jan 11, 2007 8:23 pm

I heard that they were moving Jorge to 1st, Aki/Zobrist to 2nd, and then have upton at 3rd; but I dunno that might have just been a rumor.
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