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Re: Jeff Clement may get call ...

Postby Nomarrrrrrrrrr » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:18 am

Pogotheostrich wrote:
duckbillgates wrote:To update, per Rotoworld:

Jeff Clement and Wladimir Balentien were absent from the lineup Tuesday night at Triple-A, leading to speculation that they're headed to Seattle.

That's kind of weird cause I don't see how both will get regular AB unless someone goes on the DL. :-?


Clement at DH with some time at C and Balentien I think would play RF over Wilkerson who is struggling, also get some time at DH and possibly Wilkerson would play some 1b spelling the also struggling Sexson. If they want to shake things up because guys are struggling there are plenty of AB to go around in replacing WIlkerson, Sexson, Johjima and Vidro.
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Re: Jeff Clement may get call ...

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:29 am

Nomarrrrrrrrrr wrote:Clement at DH with some time at C and Balentien I think would play RF over Wilkerson who is struggling, also get some time at DH and possibly Wilkerson would play some 1b spelling the also struggling Sexson. If they want to shake things up because guys are struggling there are plenty of AB to go around in replacing WIlkerson, Sexson, Johjima and Vidro.

That's the smart move but then again this is the Mariners. They just seemed so set on Vidro and signed Wilkerson for $3 million in January so it seems kind of early to bench him.
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Re: Jeff Clement may get call ...

Postby Pogotheostrich » Wed Apr 30, 2008 4:30 pm

rotoworld wrote:The Mariners are calling up Jeff Clement and Wladimir Balentien and designating Brad Wilkerson for assignment.

It's just another example of how poorly the Mariners are being run. Clement and Balentien only needed to stay in the minors for another week to guarantee that they wouldn't be eligible for free agency until after 2013. Wilkerson gets the heave ho despite going 3-for-3 with a walk last night. Obviously, the team made the decision before then, as both Clement and Balentien were held out of Tacoma's lineup last night. While Wilkerson is disappearing, Jose Vidro figures to stick as a backup. Still, his fantasy value disappaears. Vidro to Clement at DH appears to be a clear upgrade. The streaky Balentien isn't as much of a lock to be an asset as the right fielder.
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Re: Jeff Clement may get call ...

Postby dssguy99 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 5:12 pm

So should he be picked up? He has big time numbers in the minors....where will he hit for SEA?
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Re: Jeff Clement may get call ...

Postby deutschland » Wed Apr 30, 2008 6:58 pm

i don't think he's worth a pick up in mixed leagues yet. i doubt he gets enough playing time out of the gate. he may spell johjima occasionally but I can't see him taking over at catcher. my guess is he plays 2-3 times per week between C and DH. Until he gets C eligibility and until he shows he can hit I don't think he's much of an option in mixed leagues.
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Re: Jeff Clement may get call ...

Postby freeling_prideful » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:45 pm

If he can't take the lion's share of at-bats from Vidro at DH then he doesn't deserve to get picked up. My only concern is how long it takes him to get C eligibility--in 3 weeks, he could be a guy who will hit at a .275-18 HR-75 RBI pace w/ 5 starts a week (1 at C, 4 at DH).
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Re: Jeff Clement may get call ...

Postby Yanks_Baby » Wed Apr 30, 2008 9:57 pm

First Big League AB, first Big League hit.
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Re: Jeff Clement may get call ...

Postby flloyd » Wed Apr 30, 2008 10:07 pm

So who do people like, Towles or Clement?
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Re: Jeff Clement may get call ...

Postby red_sox_fan » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:05 pm

I'm on fox sports and he already has C eligibility. Is he worth a pick up?
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Re: Jeff Clement may get call ...

Postby ssjl » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:11 pm

I saw the manager in the pre game this is what he said when questioned about both pickups.Balentien is playing everyday while clement will get alot of at bats as DH & will catch at least once a week.He said they are here to play.
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