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Bill Hall Out 4-6 Weeks

Postby Scooter1027 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:48 pm

Tore his left calf muscle.

Obviously not a big fantasy loss, but what it does is open a big spring training opportunity for Mat Gamel. Seeing as how the other 3B options are Mike Lamb, Casey McGehee, and Craig Counsell, there's an opportunity here to earn the starting job with a big spring.

I think if he were to steal a starting gig during ST, he could post pretty respectable fantasy numbers. Solid batting average (.280ish?), decent power (15-20 HR?), a handful of SB (6-7?) and a solid mix of R/RBI.
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Re: Bill Hall Out 4-6 Weeks

Postby bigwords » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:36 pm

Still hard to see Gamel's defense playing in the majors.
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Re: Bill Hall Out 4-6 Weeks

Postby Scooter1027 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:08 pm

bigwords wrote:Still hard to see Gamel's defense playing in the majors.


Right, he will have to have a big spring, both offensively and defensively. He'll never be good at third, but he did show improvement last year. If he can even just be below average and not flat bad, he may be able to hit his way into the job.
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Re: Bill Hall Out 4-6 Weeks

Postby DaShiz23 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:17 pm

I tore my left calf muscle my freshman year of high school. It is darn painfull, and can linger for some time. Of course, I tried to push it though, to play varsity football, which kinda messed up letting it heal correctly.
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Re: Bill Hall Out 4-6 Weeks

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:26 pm

Is Gamel really that much worse at 3B than Braun was?
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Re: Bill Hall Out 4-6 Weeks

Postby RAmst23 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:31 pm

Neato Torpedo wrote:Is Gamel really that much worse at 3B than Braun was?


Probably not, but I don't think the Brew Crew wants to have a repeat of that at 3B. Wasn't Braun historically bad?

Could this bump Alcides Escobar up to the major league level? Slot Hardy over to 3B, Escobar to SS?
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Re: Bill Hall Out 4-6 Weeks

Postby bigwords » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:44 pm

From what I hear, Gamel might actually be worse than Braun at 3b, defensively. Believe it or not.
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Re: Bill Hall Out 4-6 Weeks

Postby Neato Torpedo » Fri Feb 13, 2009 9:58 pm

Gamel is so screwed.
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Re: Bill Hall Out 4-6 Weeks

Postby KHI » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:03 pm

So there is zero chance that Braun sees any time at 3rd then?
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