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Is Upton Platooning?

Postby red » Sat Aug 14, 2004 11:50 am

I wanted to pick him up in a head to head points based league; but he's no good if he's platooning... he's been in and out of the lineup this week-- anyone know the deal with him?
Why would they promote him just to platoon him?
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Re: Is Upton Platooning?

Postby hybrid » Sat Aug 14, 2004 12:52 pm

red wrote:I wanted to pick him up in a head to head points based league; but he's no good if he's platooning... he's been in and out of the lineup this week-- anyone know the deal with him?
Why would they promote him just to platoon him?


Yes, unfortunately your are right. Right now he is platooning, hopefully in Sept. they will let him play everyday but as of now they aren't. My best guess is they are still trying to work on his fundamentals defensively and feel it is better not to overwhelm him by playing him everyday as such an young age. Remember Lou had A-Rod when he first came up, so maybe he knows what he is doing. Hopefully with the way Upton has been swinging the bat (hitting .345 in 8 games) he will get more chances to play soon.
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Postby Spiegs1106 » Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:18 pm

platooning?? what does that mean. Thanx
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Postby Bricklayer » Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:44 pm

Spiegs1106 wrote:platooning?? what does that mean. Thanx

Splitting playing time...
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Postby hybrid » Sat Aug 14, 2004 1:45 pm

um you've never heard of players platooning? sorry, just seems like something everyone should know.

Main Entry: 2platoon
Function: verb
transitive senses : to play (one player) alternately with another player in the same position (as on a baseball team)
intransitive senses
1 : to alternate with another player at the same position
2 : to use alternate players at the same position
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Postby BronsonPinchot » Sat Aug 14, 2004 2:56 pm

Who cares...BJ Upton shouldn't be on a roster right now.
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Postby Spiegs1106 » Sat Aug 14, 2004 3:06 pm

i traded him for Huff
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Postby BronsonPinchot » Sat Aug 14, 2004 3:12 pm

Spiegs1106 wrote:i traded him for Huff


Was this transaction in a keeper league?
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Postby TonyCee » Sat Aug 14, 2004 4:39 pm

BronsonPinchot wrote:Who cares...BJ Upton shouldn't be on a roster right now.



I dropped Berroa for him the following Monday he came up in my keeper league.
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Postby stumpak » Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:44 am

No kidding Upton shouldn't be starting, unless you are in like a 30 team league. If he is platooning you should consider yourself fortunate, because hopefully it will stear you towards a decent waiver wire SS.
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