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Postby Grouperman941 » Wed May 16, 2007 8:30 pm

He was a very good young player. IIRC, the A's rushed him and then kind of babied him and finally traded him.

I was a big fan at the time. His trade to the Tigers was the coup de gras to his hitting skills for some reason.

I was glad to see him in ST with the Rays. He looked good, and if he hits the way he was supposed to with the A's, he is a solid 1b.
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Postby Noggy » Wed May 16, 2007 8:36 pm

Didn't he have a similar numbers a few years ago with the Tigers.... only to end up back in the minors and then cut? He's been around for a while and I really wouldn't hold my breath on him figuring it out. I wouldn't put too much stock in the where he was drafted. A lot of top picks don't even make it to the big leagues.

Absolute best case, he's a really, really cheap source of HR while killing your average. Basically his 2004 season. I think that's his upside.
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Postby Yoda » Wed May 16, 2007 8:57 pm

Ride the hot streak but we've been here before with Carlos.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed May 16, 2007 9:01 pm

I personally think he still has a large skill set and still has some potential. Though, I think he wasted on the Devil Rays since they don't need offense and have other guys capable of playing 1B. I think he would be a great fit for the Giants. He's be an upgrade over Aurilla at 1B and he's a lefty which plays well in SF. He sorta reminds me of the situation and Adrian Gonzalez was in a few years ago with the Marlins then the Rangers, and finally showing what he can do with the Padres.
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Postby jlm53089 » Thu May 17, 2007 12:20 am

well all know he has the potential but its a matter of putting it together.
i like him and i hope he keeps it up.

and deerayfan i love the sig
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Postby MotorCityKitties » Thu May 17, 2007 9:22 pm

Yoda wrote:Ride the hot streak but we've been here before with Carlos.

Absolutely. It's hard to even call him streaky. He's just OFF or ON.
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