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Postby chipper » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:12 pm

Why mess with a good thing? It seems to me like so far the move to the OF is not agreeing with his body. Some guys just aren't meant to roam around out there, either way it seems less risky to have him at 3B.
Do the Brewers really want to risk this just to get Bill Hall in the infield?

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Re: Um....Somebody get Braun out of the OF...

Postby rib217 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:14 pm

I think alot of the move had to do with Braun's extremely poor defensive skills at 3b rather than fitting Hall into the lineup. if Braun was a better defensive 3b i doubt they would even consider the move.
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Re: Um....Somebody get Braun out of the OF...

Postby Grounded Polo » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:20 pm

Watching Braun play defense at third base was offensive.
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Re: Um....Somebody get Braun out of the OF...

Postby chipper » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:21 pm

rib217 wrote:I think alot of the move had to do with Braun's extremely poor defensive skills at 3b rather than fitting Hall into the lineup. if Braun was a better defensive 3b i doubt they would even consider the move.

Of course, but the point is, is it worth risking Braun's health? To me his bat is far too important to risk having him run around out there where he's not used to. It's already apparently not agreeing with his body, as he is having lower leg issues.
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Re: Um....Somebody get Braun out of the OF...

Postby tribefan08 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:21 pm

do you know how many errors braun committed last year?

yeah he slaughtered the ball, then proceeded to commit error after error after error....

if anything the move will let the kid have less on his mind, and be MORE focused on hitting the ball.... at least this is what I am hoping since I am a BRAUN MAN CRUSHER!
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Re: Um....Somebody get Braun out of the OF...

Postby High Heater » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:45 pm

Grounded Polo wrote:Watching Braun play defense at third base was offensive.


agreed.... no matter how good your bat is if you play the position that bad defensively (it was almost made me sick sometimes) then yes you need to find another spot for him. he'd be a DH in the AL for sure imo...
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Re: Um....Somebody get Braun out of the OF...

Postby Snakes Gould » Fri Mar 21, 2008 4:48 pm

chipper wrote:
rib217 wrote:I think alot of the move had to do with Braun's extremely poor defensive skills at 3b rather than fitting Hall into the lineup. if Braun was a better defensive 3b i doubt they would even consider the move.

Of course, but the point is, is it worth risking Braun's health? To me his bat is far too important to risk having him run around out there where he's not used to. It's already apparently not agreeing with his body, as he is having lower leg issues.


i dont think they thought the move would risk his health, just improve his defense. they might rethink it now, but the move wasnt to "get bill hall in the infield".
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Postby thedude » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:12 pm

Their two best hitters are also terrible defenders, the Brewers must be regretting moving to the NL right now.
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Re: Um....Somebody get Braun out of the OF...

Postby 5 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:13 pm

What about all the talk of him improving his 3B defense after his bad start last year?

Sometimes kids need to work on defense too.

Agreed on the Braun = DH thing. Too young for a b.s. position.
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Re: Um....Somebody get Braun out of the OF...

Postby KCollins1304 » Fri Mar 21, 2008 5:31 pm

thedude wrote:Their two best hitters are also terrible defenders, the Brewers must be regretting moving to the NL right now.


I'd say they're pretty stoked to be there. I'd much rather face off with the Cubs, Reds, Cards, and Pirates than the Tigers and Indians.
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