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Postby Skin Blues » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:38 pm

And you can't assume they wouldn't have gotten a hit. Sure, if there was an automatic out in Kozma's spot in the lineup then yes, they would have lost the Division Series. They probably would have lost in 3 games actually because it's hard to win any games with only 8 players. My point is that you can't attribute an entire win to one player. It'll be a great memory for him. Probably the only memory in his MLB career that he'll actually want to remember.
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Re: 10/22 Cheering/Venting Game 7 SF .v STL

Postby rjforlife » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:02 pm

Skin Blues wrote:And you can't assume they wouldn't have gotten a hit. Sure, if there was an automatic out in Kozma's spot in the lineup then yes, they would have lost the Division Series. They probably would have lost in 3 games actually because it's hard to win any games with only 8 players. My point is that you can't attribute an entire win to one player. It'll be a great memory for him. Probably the only memory in his MLB career that he'll actually want to remember.



I didn't imagine needing to defend Kozma so much, but the guy hit .333 and slugged .569 playing a tough defensive position in the final 1.5 months of a tight playoff race. Why you think he has no future at all is beyond me. I don't think he's gonna be an All-Star next year or anything, but on a team that seems to be in the playoffs most years and bring home a title here and there, I think Kozma has plenty to look forward to in his career.
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Re: 10/22 Cheering/Venting Game 7 SF .v STL

Postby Skin Blues » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:15 pm

He may sneak by as a utility infielder but even that is doubtful. He has no future as a SS because quite simply, he can't play SS. And he can't hit well enough to play 2B. Yeah, he had a good month. He's also had 2750+ plate appearances as a minor leaguer with a .652 OPS, including the past 2 seasons spent in the hitter friendly PCL where he put up a .610 OPS in over 240 games. He was a great story in the NLDS but the final chapter was the NLCS unfortunately.
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Re: 10/22 Cheering/Venting Game 7 SF .v STL

Postby GiantsFan14 » Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:49 pm

Yup. 2500 minor league at bats hold a little more weight than 72 major league at bats. The guy is not good and it would be shocking if he managed to hold down a roster position through the end of next year.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Oct 25, 2012 9:22 am

Kozma is probably a career backup. I can't imagine anyone thinks he is the long term solution cause he had a couple of good months.
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