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Postby Guest » Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:24 pm

I would guess Mauer gets his chance to take over next season. Who else do they have at catcher? LeCroy?
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Postby wrveres » Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:25 pm

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Pogotheostrich wrote:To me the most intriguing thing about this trade is Mauer. Where does he rank on everyone's cheat sheets for catcher?


This trade did not change my ranking for Mauer. With his amazing progress coming at such a ripe, young age, it seemed inevitable that he would end up getting a chance to start in 2004.

Joe Mauer is in my top 15 catchers now (and top 10 keeper catchers), but I usually get pretty hyped up about prospects.


well I was pretty hyped about Yorvit. oh well. :-t
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Postby shortsavage » Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:29 pm

Don't give up on Yovit yet. The Giants already signed Alberto Castillo to be their back up catcher and I would not be surprised to see Torrealba traded into a starting role elsewhere.
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Postby LCBOY » Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:30 pm

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my question is why would the Giants go for him? don't they have a very good young catcher? twins didn't get much in return. Bonser isn't a great prospect. Nathan is a solid reliever, but Pierzynski is an all-star!!!


As a Giants' fan I follow their minor league system closely. Boof is a great propect. I believe Baseball America ranked him #4 behind Foppert, Ainsworth, and Williams at the start of the 2003 season.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:33 pm

shortsavage wrote:Don't give up on Yovit yet. The Giants already signed Alberto Castillo to be their back up catcher and I would not be surprised to see Torrealba traded into a starting role elsewhere.


wonder if they would ship him to SD???? Being a division rival and all ... hmm. This trade makes less and less sense the more I think about it.
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Postby shortsavage » Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:35 pm

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shortsavage wrote:Don't give up on Yovit yet. The Giants already signed Alberto Castillo to be their back up catcher and I would not be surprised to see Torrealba traded into a starting role elsewhere.


wonder if they would ship him to SD???? Being a division rival and all ... hmm. This trade makes less and less sense the more I think about it.


Did you read my explainations earlier in the thread?

Also, why not grab a good deal at catcher while the free agent waters are being tested? Especially when Min. wanted to find a way to give Mauer a starting role in 2004. Sneaky, sneaky Sabean.
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Postby ukjohn » Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:41 pm

LCBOY wrote:
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my question is why would the Giants go for him? don't they have a very good young catcher? twins didn't get much in return. Bonser isn't a great prospect. Nathan is a solid reliever, but Pierzynski is an all-star!!!


As a Giants' fan I follow their minor league system closely. Boof is a great propect. I believe Baseball America ranked him #4 behind Foppert, Ainsworth, and Williams at the start of the 2003 season.


I wouldn't worry about losing Boof. He will never make it in the majors. One good year in 2001. Two bad years since.
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Postby ukjohn » Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:43 pm

I hope this doesn't spoil the chances of Vlad coming to S.F.


you must be a SF fan

I would have bet the house that Vlad didn't get traded to SF. This trade pretty much locks that up.
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Postby shortsavage » Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:54 pm

ukjohn wrote:
shortsavage wrote:I hope this doesn't spoil the chances of Vlad coming to S.F.


you must be a SF fan


I think that is a given.

ukjohn wrote:I would have bet the house that Vlad didn't get traded to SF. This trade pretty much locks that up.


Vlad is a free agent...he is not going to be traded. And today's trade does not mean that the Giants will not sign Vlad. Pierznyski made $365,000 in 2003. He is not going to put a huge dent in the 20mil the Giants have tenitively planned for spending on the free agent market.

Sorry if it sounds like I am going off on you ukjohn. You just hit my funny bone ;-) .
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Postby wrveres » Fri Nov 14, 2003 5:57 pm

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wrveres wrote:
shortsavage wrote:Don't give up on Yovit yet. The Giants already signed Alberto Castillo to be their back up catcher and I would not be surprised to see Torrealba traded into a starting role elsewhere.


wonder if they would ship him to SD???? Being a division rival and all ... hmm. This trade makes less and less sense the more I think about it.


Did you read my explainations earlier in the thread?

Also, why not grab a good deal at catcher while the free agent waters are being tested? Especially when Min. wanted to find a way to give Mauer a starting role in 2004. Sneaky, sneaky Sabean.


I read it, but they have been grooming Yorvit for that pos. for three or four years. And to make the move so soon? I think Sabean was keeping him away from somebody more than he will let on. I can't figure why he makes that his first move in the offseson. Yorvit was to be the man.
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