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Mark Grudz Starting 2b for St.Louis?

Postby trevisc » Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:57 pm

Mark Grudzielanek (2B) STL
Grudzielanek agreed to a one-year deal with St. Louis, ESPNews reports.
He'll likely be the starter at second base, filling the void after the departure of Tony Womack




http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1960689[/quote]
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Postby yanksareback2 » Thu Jan 06, 2005 3:59 pm

Much better than Alomar. He usually hits around 300 and if they are gonna use him in the 7th hole thats not bad at all for the Cards
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Postby LBJackal » Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:14 pm

He's actually been OK for the past couple seasons, and is definately an improvement over Womack. The only question is if he'll continue at this level. For a real life acquisition, I'd say this is pretty good. For fantasy? Yuck. No power and no speed.
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Postby Scott Boras Client » Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:15 pm

I'd like to think the D-Rays will do something smart like letting Jorge Cantu start until he proves he can't. But why do I think Mr. Alomar is booking a ticket to Tampa?
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Jan 06, 2005 4:48 pm

if he bats down in the order maybe he will end up with a solid rbi total--possibly similar numbers to renteria but without the stolen bases. they might also bat him 2nd and move walker down to a rbi spot.

i would still like to see larkin brought in to back up ss/2b.
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Postby rlee » Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:50 pm

I'm not a big fan of his, but this better for the Cards than Alomar ;-)
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Postby j_d_mcnugent » Thu Jan 06, 2005 6:15 pm

well he signed for 1 mil and can earn up to 500k more in incentives. thats a pretty reasonable price in my opinion. its also cheap enough that the cards could afford to bring in someone else should the opportunity present itself. he is the best option to start at 2b right now but i am not sure we have heard the last about that situation.
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Postby SaintsOfTheDiamond » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:12 am

He's a good flexible option to fill the MI. His fielding at 2B is a lot better than at SS, so I guess Eckstien will have to remain at SS unless they make another big move. This is kind of shaping up like last year though, sign a bunch of cheap options and hope one pans out.
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Postby RynMan » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:43 am

They could have done alot worse. What makes it even better is the fact that is a 1 year deal.
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Postby BigLebowski » Fri Jan 07, 2005 12:54 am

GOOD SIGNING IN MY OPINION AND HE IS A PRETTY GOOD NUMBER TWO HITTER AND THE SHOULD DROP WALKER IN THE LINEUP WHERE HE WILL HAVE MORE RUNS TO DRIVE IN
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