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Re: what's the situation with Napoli?

Postby baseball77 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 12:39 pm

I just can't believe that Ron Washington wouldn't look at batter vs. pitcher matchups when determining his lineup. The fact that Napoli sat against a guy he owns (4-8, 3HR, 6RBI) says that he isn't going to be getting hardly any playing time. And it's even more frustrating because Torrealba is terrible at hitting.
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Re: what's the situation with Napoli?

Postby footballisbetter.com » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:08 pm

Napoli is in the lineup catching today. Finally!
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Re: what's the situation with Napoli?

Postby Padsin05 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:17 pm

so now our hopes lie in Borbon or Murphy sucking (Borbon is the easy bet) so that Moreland can play the OF, opening up 1B for him. I wish the Rangers would call up another catcher so Napoli can be used more
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Re: what's the situation with Napoli?

Postby slomo007 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 1:36 pm

Padsin05 wrote:so now our hopes lie in Borbon or Murphy sucking (Borbon is the easy bet) so that Moreland can play the OF, opening up 1B for him. I wish the Rangers would call up another catcher so Napoli can be used more


Borbon sucks and will continue to suck....but.....he is the only legitimate center fielder on the roster so he has a full time job until/unless Texas decides to promote somebody from AAA or make a trade. I personally think a trade is more likely than anything. Borbon sucking is not going to have any affect whatsoever on Napoli.

Murphy, on the other hand, would have some affect but I highly doubt he forgets how to hit.
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Re: what's the situation with Napoli?

Postby Padsin05 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:06 pm

slomo007 wrote:
Padsin05 wrote:so now our hopes lie in Borbon or Murphy sucking (Borbon is the easy bet) so that Moreland can play the OF, opening up 1B for him. I wish the Rangers would call up another catcher so Napoli can be used more


Borbon sucks and will continue to suck....but.....he is the only legitimate center fielder on the roster so he has a full time job until/unless Texas decides to promote somebody from AAA or make a trade. I personally think a trade is more likely than anything. Borbon sucking is not going to have any affect whatsoever on Napoli.

Murphy, on the other hand, would have some affect but I highly doubt he forgets how to hit.


I thought Murphy was playing some CF in the spring
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Re: what's the situation with Napoli?

Postby slomo007 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:08 pm

Padsin05 wrote:
slomo007 wrote:
Padsin05 wrote:so now our hopes lie in Borbon or Murphy sucking (Borbon is the easy bet) so that Moreland can play the OF, opening up 1B for him. I wish the Rangers would call up another catcher so Napoli can be used more


Borbon sucks and will continue to suck....but.....he is the only legitimate center fielder on the roster so he has a full time job until/unless Texas decides to promote somebody from AAA or make a trade. I personally think a trade is more likely than anything. Borbon sucking is not going to have any affect whatsoever on Napoli.

Murphy, on the other hand, would have some affect but I highly doubt he forgets how to hit.


I thought Murphy was playing some CF in the spring


He was, but they treat him as an emergency center fielder. He doesn't have the necessary range to play there full time.
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Re: what's the situation with Napoli?

Postby slomo007 » Wed Apr 13, 2011 2:32 pm

hmm...well I stand corrected. Listening to the Ranger broadcast now and apparently Washington said he is open to giving Murphy a start or two per week in CF but only in ballparks that don't have huge center fields. So if they do play him there a little, it does open up some playing time for C. Davis or Napoli. Davis has apparently been working on his OF skills and might be a candidate to play LF rather than playing Moreland in the OF.
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Re: what's the situation with Napoli?

Postby kab21 » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:42 pm

So is Napoli and his .950 OPS up to a 75% playing time role?

Is this only because Beltre is injured?

Does every manager hate Napoli?
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Re: what's the situation with Napoli?

Postby kaiser » Tue Jul 26, 2011 1:51 pm

kab21 wrote:So is Napoli and his .950 OPS up to a 75% playing time role?

The definite answer to that is... maybe.

kab21 wrote:Is this only because Beltre is injured?

Who the heck knows?

kab21 wrote:Does every manager hate Napoli?

I sure don't like having him on my roster...
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Re: what's the situation with Napoli?

Postby Billy_Ripken » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:11 pm

He just can't get playing time....The Big Pizza is done
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