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Postby grammysboy » Sat Nov 15, 2003 4:19 pm

The Twins have very little intentions on starting LeCroy at catcher. I think LeCroy is a very good DH, but I don't think he has much skill at catcher. I saw him play a couple of his games and he didn't look too good playing. He can hit well, but I don't think you want him on your team unless you play a DH.


I would tend to agree with this analysis except, I want LeCroy on my team as a hitter and the fact that he is eligible at the Catcher position just makes him that much more valuable. It's hard to get catchers with good offensive numbers beyond the top tier (only about four of those). Drafting LeCroy as a catcher means you get a free Utility player on your roster. Most roto leagues don't give any points for his skills behind the plate. If they did, Michael Barrett and Josh Bard would be hot items! ;-7
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Postby HOOTIE » Sat Nov 15, 2003 6:25 pm

M_Zimm wrote:I do think Mauer has a lot of potential. Go look at the last like 5 guys who have won the minor league player of the year award. They have all come up and done good. He really has to do good, because I know for one that some aren't happy that the Twins didn't take Prior at number 1 instead of Mauer.


The Twins passed on Prior because of signability concerns. Twin fans will enjoy Mauer. I think hes the best guy in minors right now. He does it all, except power, but that likely comes.
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Postby wrveres » Sun Nov 16, 2003 5:20 am

rotoworld wrote:Yorvit Torrealba, who lost his chance at a starting job due to yesterday's trade, could be dealt this winter.
The Giants have already given Alberto Castillo a major league contract, so they could add Torrealba to any trade packages their putting together. The Brewers might be interested in him as part of a Richie Sexson deal
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Postby mightyian5 » Mon Nov 17, 2003 11:18 am

glad to see mauer getting a shot. i love when a shallow position gets deeper.
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Lecroy's Eligibility

Postby Music2004Man » Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:38 pm

How many games did Lecroy play at C last year?
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Re: Lecroy's Eligibility

Postby Madison » Mon Nov 17, 2003 12:54 pm

Music2004Man wrote:How many games did Lecroy play at C last year?


22 at catcher, 17 at first, 64 at DH.

At Yahoo he will have C/1B/DH eligibility.
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Postby dannyolbb » Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:57 pm

I know bumping threads is frowned upon, but I thought this one was interesting. The consensus about this trade seemed to be that the Giants "ripped" the Twins. In retrospect,

Pierzynski

for

Nathan
Liriano
Bonser

seems to be slightly in the Twins favor...

I just thought it was interesting. I wonder what the cafe would have thought about the Babe Ruth trade...
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