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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby clevername » Tue May 15, 2012 6:27 pm

Middlebrooks has kept the heart barely beating on my keeper team with Pujols, Hanley, J. Upton, and Hosmer doing everything they can to kill it. If they send him down I'll start digging the hole in the ground.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby Element » Tue May 15, 2012 6:45 pm

Saltydog wrote:To play 1B?

They just signed Inge.


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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby GAC8666 » Wed May 16, 2012 8:07 am

I was going to drop him for Carlos Quentin coming off the DL but he has been so good for the last week-10 days. Now I dont know what to do.. stash him while he is in the minors? I have Duda, Lomo, Chipper and Middlebrooks... hmmmm.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby GHirsch516 » Wed May 16, 2012 8:52 am

Stash him. You know if there's one organization that's known for making boneheaded moves like this then making a knee jerk reaction to media and fan outcries its the RedSox organization. If Youk doesn't re-injure himself first Middlebooks will be back in the very near future regardless.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby converge241 » Wed May 16, 2012 9:14 am

I recently traded him for Emilio Bonafacio and Drew Stubbs. Love his long term upside but needed a right now SB influx.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby kab21 » Wed May 16, 2012 10:44 am

SSS explains Middlebrooks success so far. Even if he held down a starting position all year his numbers would look mediocre the rest of the way. He has good power but poor plate discipline and that usually leads to some really long rough patches during the first couple of seasons.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby Izenhart » Thu May 17, 2012 3:08 am

kab21 wrote:SSS explains Middlebrooks success so far. Even if he held down a starting position all year his numbers would look mediocre the rest of the way. He has good power but poor plate discipline and that usually leads to some really long rough patches during the first couple of seasons.


I agree. Now is the time to decide to sell or hold on Middlebrooks. I'm selling if I can get something useful in return.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby rjforlife » Thu May 17, 2012 8:17 am

Would Prado be enough for Middlebrooks?
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby Izenhart » Thu May 17, 2012 4:39 pm

rjforlife wrote:Would Prado be enough for Middlebrooks?


I'd say yes. I can see myself making that trade both ways depending on depth.
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Re: Will Middlebrooks

Postby KSig24 » Fri May 25, 2012 1:21 pm

I thought that we should revisit this topic now that things have cooled off a bit. My overall assessment of Middlebrooks is that his plate discipline needs some work, and he is very aggressive in situations where he should be, but better pitchers are exploiting his overly aggressive nature by thowing off the plate and getting young Will to chase. He does however sport some serious pop and a full season with his potential could yield upwards of 30 homers. After watching him quite a bit, what excites me is how hard he rips the ball on the screws for singles, doubles etc. He also gives us great positional eligibility and isnt afraid to run a little.

Overall I am going to hang on to him in my keeper league because I think that he may be what my Sawx need and the changing of the guard is imminent. Youk will most likely be shopped to make room for Will.
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