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Postby gatorgreenwell » Tue Jun 03, 2008 3:54 pm

"Brad Eldred is 27 and a mountain of a hitter. He is listed at 6 feet 5 inches and 275 pounds, and he's leading the Triple-A International League with 52 runs batted in—15 more than the heralded Jay Bruce had when Cincinnati promoted him a week ago.

Eldred spent six seasons in the Pittsburgh organization before the White Sox signed him as a minor-league free agent last winter. He hit 136 homers during that time, but only 14 of them came in the National League. His average was .199 in 74 big-league games.

Maybe he's ready to take his hitting to the next level, as Carlos Quentin has done since joining the Sox. But maybe he's not.

It's a subject worth considering because—gulp—Eldred is the best option available when White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen starts talking about wanting to shake up the lineup that has produced only 30 runs in the last 11 games."
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Re: Possible White Sox callup? Brad Eldred

Postby j24jags » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:05 pm

The problem is that he is a 27 year old rookie. Also, what are they going to do, bench proven vets like Konerko and Thome?
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Re: Possible White Sox callup? Brad Eldred

Postby Matthias » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:06 pm

Hmmm.... he may have been ahead of Bruce in RBIs, but his batting average is 100 pts worse. Heck, his OBP is 40 pts below Bruce's batting average. Worth tracking, though... good call.
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Re: Possible White Sox callup? Brad Eldred

Postby Matthias » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:07 pm

j24jags wrote:The problem is that he is a 27 year old rookie. Also, what are they going to do, bench proven vets like Konerko and Thome?

My guess is that's exactly what Ozzie would do, given his snippet about being done protecting people.
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Re: Possible White Sox callup? Brad Eldred

Postby KCollins1304 » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:26 pm

I think Eldred is more of a AAAA hitter(like Chris Shelton), I remember him being up a couple years ago with Pitt.
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Re: Possible White Sox callup? Brad Eldred

Postby Old_Style » Tue Jun 03, 2008 4:48 pm

To me, Eldred would be more of the same for the Sox. It can't get any worse though, so why not give it a go?

Until they get some guys that can get on base and run the bases fairly well, the offense isn't going anywhere.
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