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Jeff Clement - called back up

Postby BALCO All-Stars » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:44 am

Per Sportsline:

Clement back up with Mariners

Jeff Clement, C SEA
News: The Mariners recalled catcher Jeff Clement and sent down struggling Wladimir Balentien on Tuesday.
Analysis: Clement has some obvious thunder in his bat, but he is still without a full-time position at this point. He will hit in the major leagues. The question is how much and how consistently right now. Consider him a must-have in AL-only leagues and flier in deeper mixed formats.

He obviously flopped during his first call up, but will he be the full time catcher since Kenji has been an offensive disappointment? Clement has RAKED since being sent back down (something like a .330 AVG and 9 HR)...thoughts?
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Re: Jeff Clement - called back up

Postby red_sox_fan » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:10 am

I just picked him up. Dropped Napoli for him. Napoli has had 2 hits in the last month so I figured it was worth the risk.
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Re: Jeff Clement - called back up

Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:20 am

I hope they give him regular AB. Vidro needs to be sent packing.
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Re: Jeff Clement - called back up

Postby BillyMafia » Tue Jun 17, 2008 11:27 am

I'm thinking of dropping Salty for him in hopes that he gets more AB's.
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Re: Jeff Clement - called back up

Postby Super Manny » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:16 pm

The magic number in Yahoo leagues is 2 starts at catcher to pick up eligibility.

Comments regarding Clement following last night's loss...

"We want him to play and we do want him to catch a little bit,'' Mariners manager John McLaren said after his team's fourth straight loss overall and eighth in a row at home. "We need some pop in our offense, so we're going to work him in.''


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Re: Jeff Clement - called back up

Postby urbanbreez » Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:52 pm

I know its pure speculation at this point but should we consider Clement to be more valuable than D. Navarro in terms of fantasy production? :-?
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Re: Jeff Clement - called back up

Postby Relentless » Tue Jun 17, 2008 1:48 pm

urbanbreez wrote:I know its pure speculation at this point but should we consider Clement to be more valuable than D. Navarro in terms of fantasy production? :-?


In a keeper- yes
Right now- no
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Re: Jeff Clement - called back up

Postby AussieDodger » Wed Jun 18, 2008 1:04 am

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-mariners-clement&prov=ap&type=lgns

Clement wasn’t in the lineup Tuesday, but will become the Mariners’ majority catcher, potentially catching three or four times a week. Kenji Johjima will be catch some and serve as designated hitter, and McLaren said all pitcher-catcher combos—namely Erik Bedard’s preference to have backup Jamie Burke as his catcher—are done with.

“We don’t have any combinations anymore. The combinations are done. I’m tired of combinations,” McLaren said. “We’re just going to put the best team we think we can win and that’s that.”


Three to four times a week? Sweet. ;-D
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Re: Jeff Clement - called back up

Postby rookies and cream » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:10 am

Wonder if he'll also DH some. I'm in a couple of weekly leagues and would certainly give him a shot if he were to play 5 or 6 games a week.
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Re: Jeff Clement - called back up

Postby KCollins1304 » Wed Jun 18, 2008 8:26 am

rookies and cream wrote:Wonder if he'll also DH some. I'm in a couple of weekly leagues and would certainly give him a shot if he were to play 5 or 6 games a week.


And take Vidro's bat out of the lineup?? :-° :-b
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