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Troy Glaus ..the outfielder

Postby SpecialFNK » Sat Jul 18, 2009 9:58 pm

apparently the Cardinals have asked Troy Glaus to play the outfield, and he has agreed.
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The Cardinals have asked Tory Glaus if he's comfortable switching to the outfield, according to FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal.
Glaus will play left field in a rehab game Saturday night. "They want him there and don't want to trade him," Glaus' agent Mike Nicotera said Friday. "They asked him and he said sure. He wants to play in St. Louis and help them down the stretch." With Mark DeRosa on board and back to full health, and Kahlil Greene nearing a return, the Cardinals are loaded with infield options. The switch makes sense for depth purposes and should only help his fantasy value. But if it's due to his inability to throw across the diamond, the Cardinals' thinking would seem a bit misguided.

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MLB.com's B.J. Rains says that Troy Glaus is going to work out in the outfield as he rehabs from offseason shoulder surgery. The Cardinals haven't committed to using him in the outfield when he returns, they're just giving it a try to see what happens. Glaus played five innings in left field tonight before moving to first base. The Cards have been looking to add a bat seemingly all year.


is that really a good idea?
if they want to use someone in the OF i think DeRosa would be a better option than Glaus.
i cant see Glaus getting much action in the OF
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Re: Troy Glaus ..the outfielder

Postby racrzeke » Sat Jul 18, 2009 10:33 pm

Who are they going to take out of the outfield?
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Re: Troy Glaus ..the outfielder

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:16 pm

racrzeke wrote:Who are they going to take out of the outfield?

Gotta be Ankiel.
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Re: Troy Glaus ..the outfielder

Postby Maris09 » Sat Jul 18, 2009 11:51 pm

If he can't throw from 3rd base why would they use him from LF/RF?
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Re: Troy Glaus ..the outfielder

Postby JTWood » Sun Jul 19, 2009 12:10 am

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Re: Troy Glaus ..the outfielder

Postby CadensDad » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:28 am

Or why not move Glaus to 1B and Pujols to the RF?
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Re: Troy Glaus ..the outfielder

Postby jealousblues » Sun Jul 19, 2009 3:58 am

racrzeke wrote:Who are they going to take out of the outfield?



the outfield right now is

Duncan/Ankiel, Rasmus, Ludwick...

which do you think...? ;-)

I dont get how throwing from the OF in is any easier than throwing from 3B.

Maybe they are less chances to try to throw a guy out though
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Re: Troy Glaus ..the outfielder

Postby jealousblues » Sun Jul 19, 2009 4:01 am

CadensDad wrote:Or why not move Glaus to 1B and Pujols to the RF?



!!!!!!!

pujols elbow is not good, thats why they moved him out of LF in the first place.

back in the day when he first hurt his arm, they wouldnt let him throw in from the OF. He would throw to the CF or the SS and they would relay (IIRC). they could Defensive replace him later in the game with Ankiel
this may be what they are thinking with Troy, and hope he has less chances to mess up a play in the OF than on 3rd with the arm?



Lets face it, if he was playing 3rd wouldnt they just keep bunting till his arm fell off?
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Re: Troy Glaus ..the outfielder

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:59 am

If he's in LF, what tough throw does he have to make other than maybe to home? and that throw could always be cut off. And how often do we see a LF try to make a play at the plate where he really has a chance of throwing a guy out? Not nearly as often as we see a guy throw from 3B to 1B....
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Re: Troy Glaus ..the outfielder

Postby SpecialFNK » Sun Jul 19, 2009 1:08 pm

i think there are less throws to make from the OF. instead of having to make accurate throws from 3B multiple times a game he could have alot less throws from LF and even when he does throw it could be a simple toss to the cutoff man on a single/double.
i wouldnt be worried about his arm, but whats his range going to be like? how fast/agile is he going to be going from side to side? i cant see him being that good defensively in LF and other teams could take advantage of that.
im curious as to the plans for Glaus. is he going to be an everyday LF ..or starts 2 games a week at 3B and maybe 1-2 games a week in LF
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