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Postby gatorgreenwell » Thu Mar 15, 2007 4:21 pm

I read that Leyland wants to get Marcus Thames some work at first base in order to get him more at bats. Does anyone have any news on this. His bat needs to be in that lineup somehow.
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Postby Surfs up » Thu Mar 15, 2007 6:15 pm

He could also get traded. Shelton is still there and they want him to play as well. Both are right handed hitters. And Shelton can play first pretty well. Thames is aweful in the outfield and is working at first base.And I doubt he gets many at bats at DH with Sheffield in town. To bad he wasn't left handed. He can mash.
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Postby moochman » Fri Mar 16, 2007 1:26 am

I am sure that Leyland would love to get Thames 400 or so ABs, but with Sheffield taking the DH spot he will have to prove he can handle 1B to get some ABs. Barring injury I don't know that Thames will see enough consistant PT to be worth having on most leagues.
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Re: Marcus Thames-possible steal?

Postby Niffoc4 » Fri Mar 16, 2007 3:16 am

gatorgreenwell wrote:I read that Leyland wants to get Marcus Thames some work at first base in order to get him more at bats. Does anyone have any news on this. His bat needs to be in that lineup somehow.
He won't get the PT until injuries strike, so in shallower leagues you can just wait for injuries. In deeper leagues he's a decent late pick-up, since all he needs is the playing time.
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Postby Dan Lambskin » Fri Mar 16, 2007 9:48 am

moochman wrote:I am sure that Leyland would love to get Thames 400 or so ABs, but with Sheffield taking the DH spot he will have to prove he can handle 1B to get some ABs. Barring injury I don't know that Thames will see enough consistant PT to be worth having on most leagues.


that pretty much sums it up
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Postby gatorgreenwell » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:14 am

Leyland is pleased with Thames at 1st
March 21, 2007

BY JOHN LOWE

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http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/07079/770856-63.stm
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Postby gatorgreenwell » Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:25 am

http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar ... SPORTS0104

Leyland's comments give mixed messages regarding first baseman

Shelton will likely be sent down or traded. Thames to backup/split with Casey.
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