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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby bigh0rt » Tue May 08, 2012 6:55 pm

Snagged him. Having OF elig for flexibility would be excellent. For now I'll slot him at 3B while Lawrie is scuffling a bit and see how long I can ride this heat.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby Tennessee Jed » Tue May 08, 2012 6:56 pm

What has Youk done in the past 10 or so months that guarantees him a starting gig? If I'm Bobby V, I'm playing the better option, and right now it's Middlebrooks. Wally Pipp'd.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby BronXBombers51 » Tue May 08, 2012 7:56 pm

He's been a very welcome addition to my team since Sandoval went down. I hope he keeps it up and Bobby V finds a way to keep him in the lineup.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby Grounded Polo » Tue May 08, 2012 8:21 pm

I don't get it. Why would Middlebrooks have to learn the OF when he can handle 3B when Youk clearly can't handle the physical demands of it and is gone after this year anyway? :-?
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby SpecialFNK » Tue May 08, 2012 8:22 pm

Middlebrooks to the OF in Boston, not so fast.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington expressed hesitation during a radio interview Tuesday about the possibility of giving Will Middlebrooks time in the outfield.
"We like him at third and we need to be careful about moving guys around to fill a short-term interest," Cherington said. It's understandable that the Sox are considering the move, as Middlebrooks is raking and wouldn't have a spot once Kevin Youkilis (back) is ready. But, the reality is that he's never played outfield in his pro career, and learning at the major league level would be a lot to ask. The more likely scenario might be Middlebrooks seeing time in the outfield at Triple-A after he's optioned, then possibly being brought back up if he proves to take to the position.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby wazzeus » Tue May 08, 2012 8:29 pm

SpecialFNK wrote:Middlebrooks to the OF in Boston, not so fast.
Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington expressed hesitation during a radio interview Tuesday about the possibility of giving Will Middlebrooks time in the outfield.
"We like him at third and we need to be careful about moving guys around to fill a short-term interest," Cherington said. It's understandable that the Sox are considering the move, as Middlebrooks is raking and wouldn't have a spot once Kevin Youkilis (back) is ready. But, the reality is that he's never played outfield in his pro career, and learning at the major league level would be a lot to ask. The more likely scenario might be Middlebrooks seeing time in the outfield at Triple-A after he's optioned, then possibly being brought back up if he proves to take to the position.


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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby Tennessee Jed » Tue May 08, 2012 8:46 pm

Just came out of the game, something wrong with his legs.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby bigh0rt » Tue May 08, 2012 8:48 pm

Tennessee Jed wrote:Just came out of the game, something wrong with his legs.
Probably tired from circling the bases so often. But seriously, that sucks.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby wazzeus » Tue May 08, 2012 8:50 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
Tennessee Jed wrote:Just came out of the game, something wrong with his legs.
Probably tired from circling the bases so often. But seriously, that sucks.


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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby Saltydog » Tue May 08, 2012 8:52 pm

Peter Abraham reporting that he had hamstring cramps in Pawtucket last week before the call up.
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