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Michael Saunders - - another Mariner stiff?

Postby sewerrat » Mon Jul 27, 2009 6:59 pm

Picked this guy up in a really deep league to replace an inj Berkman and recently traded Blake.
Will I be disappointed or pleasantly surprised??
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Re: Michael Saunders - - another Mariner stiff?

Postby bigken117 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:13 pm

probably disappointed at first....not every rookie explodes like Ryan Braun. If you can hang on to him forever he's worth hanging on to. A 922 OPS as a 22 year old in AAA is mighty fine ;-D #25 on BA's midseason top 25.
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Re: Michael Saunders - - another Mariner stiff?

Postby Big Pimpin » Mon Jul 27, 2009 7:26 pm

bigken117 wrote:probably disappointed at first....not every rookie explodes like Ryan Braun. If you can hang on to him forever he's worth hanging on to. A 922 OPS as a 22 year old in AAA is mighty fine ;-D #25 on BA's midseason top 25.


I'll concur. This is more a move to see what they have for next year than anything else. He is a solid bat with a pretty good glove, so he should stick and get the majority of the playing time, but I wouldn't expect him to explode. He's got a good skillset for Safeco and will probably show moderate power and a little speed. He'd maybe be a 15/15 guy for the year but I think a couple more homers and a few less steals would be more likely. He'll also probably struggle a bit against lefties without being totally useless against them.
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Re: Michael Saunders - - another Mariner stiff?

Postby sewerrat » Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:44 pm

I probably shoulda asked my question in a different way:
Will he be better than Alex Gordon or Andy LaRoche for the rest of this season??
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Re: Michael Saunders - - another Mariner stiff?

Postby Big Pimpin » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:00 pm

sewerrat wrote:I probably shoulda asked my question in a different way:
Will he be better than Alex Gordon or Andy LaRoche for the rest of this season??


Maybe! :-B

Seriously, that's impossible to answer. There's really no way to tell what a kid is going to do when he first comes up.
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Re: Michael Saunders - - another Mariner stiff?

Postby sewerrat » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:06 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:
sewerrat wrote:I probably shoulda asked my question in a different way:
Will he be better than Alex Gordon or Andy LaRoche for the rest of this season??


Maybe! :-B

Seriously, that's impossible to answer. There's really no way to tell what a kid is going to do when he first comes up.


Fair enough :-)

I guess at this point I'll go Gordon, Saunders, and LaRoche and swap as performance dictates.
Thanks for yer help ;-D
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Re: Michael Saunders - - another Mariner stiff?

Postby Big Pimpin » Mon Jul 27, 2009 9:19 pm

sewerrat wrote:
Big Pimpin wrote:
sewerrat wrote:I probably shoulda asked my question in a different way:
Will he be better than Alex Gordon or Andy LaRoche for the rest of this season??


Maybe! :-B

Seriously, that's impossible to answer. There's really no way to tell what a kid is going to do when he first comes up.


Fair enough :-)

I guess at this point I'll go Gordon, Saunders, and LaRoche and swap as performance dictates.
Thanks for yer help ;-D


That's probably how I'd lean too. ;-)
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Re: Michael Saunders - - another Mariner stiff?

Postby bigken117 » Mon Jul 27, 2009 11:18 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:[quote="sewerrat"

I guess at this point I'll go Gordon, Saunders, and LaRoche and swap as performance dictates.
Thanks for yer help ;-D


That's probably how I'd lean too. ;-)[/quote]

We have another forum for that question :-)
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