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Re: Milledge sent to minors

Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:20 pm

Slow Pitch wrote:Washington is CLEARLY the most mismanaged franchise in baseball.

This front office has no clue at all to as what they are doing.


Well according to a lot of reports that I've read, Milledge's attitude problem is out of control, he can't hit and he can't field right now. That he still has an option to be sent to AAA is a godsend for them. Whether he shows up at AAA or not is another issue.
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Re: Wow -- Milledge sent to AAA

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:22 pm

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Grounded Polo wrote:This is also why I completely avoided Milledge. There was no way I'd burn a 10-12 rounder on him.


He went in the 11th equivalent round (121 overall) in my keeper league which I thought was a bit early as well given the crowded OF and his lack of plate discipline.


Yeah, I thought he looked like a guy who appeared better in fantasy than real life. He's still much better than Kearns but not a guy I'm taking with a high draft pick.
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Re: Milledge sent to minors

Postby Wright2Reyes » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:23 pm

Talk about panic,

i'm surprised the Nats org didn't make a post here at the Cafe.

Should we demote Milledge? WHIR...
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Re: Milledge sent to minors

Postby Yoda » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:25 pm

Wright2Reyes wrote:Talk about panic,

i'm surprised the Nats org didn't make a post here at the Cafe.

Should we demote Milledge? WHIR...


I think they got tired of his antics in addition to horrible play on every side of the ball. They have a crowded OF and a guy with an option. This move makes sense.
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Re: Milledge sent to minors

Postby Slow Pitch » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:28 pm

What are the chances he actually accepts this demotion?

Could he chose not to report to try & force a trade?
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Re: Milledge sent to minors

Postby Wright2Reyes » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:31 pm

Seriously though, if its true about his antics, then as I'm Met fan i totally understand where they're coming from. Dude has a lot of talent, but his attitude was the main reason why Minaya traded him.
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Re: Milledge sent to minors

Postby CadensDad » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:42 pm

Makes sense to me as well, maybe he will learn how to hit.
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Re: Milledge sent to minors

Postby j24jags » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:49 pm

Wow I was targeting him in a bunch of leagues but luckily a few guys reached for him more than I was willing to...He is major league ready though. :-?
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Re: Milledge sent to minors

Postby Big Pimpin » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:58 pm

Yoda wrote:
Slow Pitch wrote:Washington is CLEARLY the most mismanaged franchise in baseball.

This front office has no clue at all to as what they are doing.


Well according to a lot of reports that I've read, Milledge's attitude problem is out of control, he can't hit and he can't field right now. That he still has an option to be sent to AAA is a godsend for them. Whether he shows up at AAA or not is another issue.


Right now? He was barely above replacement level last year. He was below average at the plate and terrible in the field (although perhaps it's not his fault he was miscast in CF). He's got talent for sure, but it hasn't yet translated to the major league level.
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Re: Milledge sent to minors

Postby Slow Pitch » Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:01 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:
Yoda wrote:
Slow Pitch wrote:Washington is CLEARLY the most mismanaged franchise in baseball.

This front office has no clue at all to as what they are doing.


Well according to a lot of reports that I've read, Milledge's attitude problem is out of control, he can't hit and he can't field right now. That he still has an option to be sent to AAA is a godsend for them. Whether he shows up at AAA or not is another issue.


Right now? He was barely above replacement level last year. He was below average at the plate and terrible in the field (although perhaps it's not his fault he was miscast in CF). He's got talent for sure, but it hasn't yet translated to the major league level.


It sure translated the 2nd half of last season. His talent is fine.
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