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Postby Leiter Fan » Fri May 21, 2004 1:55 pm

As if his low stolen base totals this year so far weren't bad enough, now check out this post from Yahoo:

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In an effort to revive Luis Castillo's bat, Marlins manager Jack McKeon moved the second baseman to the top of the batting order on Thursday night. Castillo responded by going three-for-four with a run and an RBI. "I had to do something," Castillo told the Miami Herald. "I know when I hit good, this team is different." With Castillo moving up from the second spot, outfielder Juan Pierre shuffled down from the top of the order to second. Pierre collected two hits and one run on Thursday. McKeon told the Herald that will continue using that order in the future.

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It's easy to think that this news is not a big deal for fantasy leagues, but Pierre owners have to worry that Juan will not have as many opportunities to get on base and run in the future. It was easy to give Pierre the green light when Castillo was at the plate, but now that Mike Lowell and Miguel Cabrera will be up when Juan is on first, McKeon likely won't send Pierre as much as he did in the past. Castillo, on the other hand, could see a rise in stolen base opportunities.

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Postby Nomar4prez » Fri May 21, 2004 2:07 pm

I traded Pierre for Zito before the season. It seemd like a good deal at the time, but both players have been sucking it up. I do think though that Pierre will return to his old self. He's going through a bit of a slump, but he'll recover.
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Postby pokerplaya » Fri May 21, 2004 2:12 pm

I traded Pierre for Zito before the season. It seemd like a good deal at the time, but both players have been sucking it up. I do think though that Pierre will return to his old self. He's going through a bit of a slump, but he'll recover.


I have to say I disagree with the fact that Pierre is slumping. A .337 average is hardly something that can be considered a slump. He has 11SB's, but can get that up to 20 in a matter of a week or two. With the average that high, the steals will come.
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Postby Amazinz » Fri May 21, 2004 2:13 pm

Good news for us Castillo owners. ;-)
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Postby Nomar4prez » Fri May 21, 2004 2:15 pm

pokerplaya wrote:
I traded Pierre for Zito before the season. It seemd like a good deal at the time, but both players have been sucking it up. I do think though that Pierre will return to his old self. He's going through a bit of a slump, but he'll recover.


I have to say I disagree with the fact that Pierre is slumping. A .337 average is hardly something that can be considered a slump. He has 11SB's, but can get that up to 20 in a matter of a week or two. With the average that high, the steals will come.


Wow, you're right. I thought he was doing ALOT worse. Sorry bout the misinformation.
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Postby mcmahojl » Fri May 21, 2004 3:20 pm

McKeon is not at all afraid to vhange the lineup. He does it all the time. I dont expect him to keep it this way. Once Castillo begins to hit again, he may go back to the blueprint that won him a ring. Run, Pierre, Run!
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