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Postby bigh0rt » Thu May 10, 2007 12:40 am

Old_Style wrote:I hear the Cubs are interested.


Bravo.
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Postby XHendrix » Thu May 10, 2007 12:52 am

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You guys are saying that guy can play competively. [/img]
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Postby mrkrab2003 » Thu May 10, 2007 1:03 am

noseeum wrote:I didn't understand why no one gave him a chance. He can still run, play good defense, and his OBP will easily be over .325. His BA might only be .260 or so with not much power, but he has a great eye.

Plenty of teams have players that are worse than him.


maybe the white sox should go after him. seeing how only Darin Erstad is the only player with a batting average over .230
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Postby Half Massed » Thu May 10, 2007 1:17 am

XHendrix wrote:
noseeum wrote:I didn't understand why no one gave him a chance. He can still run, play good defense, and his OBP will easily be over .325. His BA might only be .260 or so with not much power, but he has a great eye.

Plenty of teams have players that are worse than him.

cuz he's 48, u think his body can even handle 25 games?


He's been playing independent leagues for a few years after he left the majors. Shorter seasons, but still a decent chunk. I think he could hold up, especially if he didn't start every day.
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Postby theclefe » Thu May 10, 2007 1:37 am

Half Massed wrote:
XHendrix wrote:
noseeum wrote:I didn't understand why no one gave him a chance. He can still run, play good defense, and his OBP will easily be over .325. His BA might only be .260 or so with not much power, but he has a great eye.

Plenty of teams have players that are worse than him.

cuz he's 48, u think his body can even handle 25 games?


He's been playing independent leagues for a few years after he left the majors. Shorter seasons, but still a decent chunk. I think he could hold up, especially if he didn't start every day.


He could play a half-season of ball. I hope he does. Clemens has started the trend, and there will be dozens of players doing it in a decade.
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Postby Splendid61 » Thu May 10, 2007 1:38 am

Half Massed wrote:
XHendrix wrote:
noseeum wrote:I didn't understand why no one gave him a chance. He can still run, play good defense, and his OBP will easily be over .325. His BA might only be .260 or so with not much power, but he has a great eye.

Plenty of teams have players that are worse than him.

cuz he's 48, u think his body can even handle 25 games?


He's been playing independent leagues for a few years after he left the majors. Shorter seasons, but still a decent chunk. I think he could hold up, especially if he didn't start every day.

Got to watch him in Newark just a few years ago. He's in great shape, a lot like Julio Franco. Rickey's always prided himself on not lifting weights, but instead using his body weight as resistence to maintain his strength.

I don't know what this "it's been 5 years" talk is about, he's only been out of the majors for 3 and a half years... the Dodgers signed him late in the 2003 season.

As stated, Rickey can still get on base at a rate probably better than half of current MLB leadoff hitters and he can still wreak ravoc once he gets on. I'd love to see him come back and get his 300th homer, he only needs 3 more.
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Postby bigh0rt » Thu May 10, 2007 2:16 am

Ricky Henderson is diesel.
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Postby ab » Thu May 10, 2007 7:02 am

[quote="Half Massed"]Maybe Oakland can sign him, look who they're running out there now. :-b[/quote]

You know, that's not really all that crazy. I'm sure he can still take a walk or two, and I'd rather have a 48 year old Rickey Henderson than Jason Kendall leading off.

BTW, the guy only wants a minor league contract. Seems like he's willing to prove himself.
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Postby tal1286 » Thu May 10, 2007 10:11 am

Splendid61 wrote:
Half Massed wrote:
XHendrix wrote:
noseeum wrote:I didn't understand why no one gave him a chance. He can still run, play good defense, and his OBP will easily be over .325. His BA might only be .260 or so with not much power, but he has a great eye.

Plenty of teams have players that are worse than him.

cuz he's 48, u think his body can even handle 25 games?


He's been playing independent leagues for a few years after he left the majors. Shorter seasons, but still a decent chunk. I think he could hold up, especially if he didn't start every day.

Got to watch him in Newark just a few years ago. He's in great shape, a lot like Julio Franco. Rickey's always prided himself on not lifting weights, but instead using his body weight as resistence to maintain his strength.

I don't know what this "it's been 5 years" talk is about, he's only been out of the majors for 3 and a half years... the Dodgers signed him late in the 2003 season.

As stated, Rickey can still get on base at a rate probably better than half of current MLB leadoff hitters and he can still wreak ravoc once he gets on. I'd love to see him come back and get his 300th homer, he only needs 3 more.


Do you think he could hit all 3 in one game?d
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