slomo007 wrote: wrveres wrote:
slomo007 wrote:wr, obviously you are a Burroughs fan...but aren't you ultimately a Padres fan that wants a better lineup? I would personally hope that Nady continues playing well and supplants Burroughs at 3rd.
sure I do ...
But Putting Nady in place of Burroughs will not make the Padres better. Putting Nady in place of Klesko will.
Seans Job is safe.
Well he get "days of rest" at 3B sure, and Nady may even be the guy that "rests" him. But he is not going to "replace" him at the position.
I agree there to be honest...Klesko is complete trash, or a platoon player at best.......but I don't think the Padres will make that move due to Klesko's name. So that leave 3b, and I think Nady is the far superior offensive player....but I've never seen him play defense so I'm not real sure. Your point is taken about Scott Boras though, I didn't realize he is Nady's agent.
To call Klesko trash is ridiculous. He came off a shoulder injury last year and subsequently could not hit for power. So what did he do? He posted a .399 OBP, the highest in his career. This is a former all-star who, after an offseason of being able to lift, will return to .300, 20, 90. I'll take that anyday.
Now back to Nady/Burroughs. It's not that Towers dislikes Boras, it's that he doesn't like investing money in young players. The reason he passed on the higher calibur players wasn't because of Boras (Boras doesn't represent everyone), but because he was burnt in the past by paying a lot for a high draft pick (Tim Stauffer) only to find out he was damaged goods. Luckily, Stauffer has some character and offered to pay back his signing bonus. After surgery, Stauffer is now arguably the best pitching prospect in the Padres minor leagues (though I really like Brad Baker, who was acquired in the Alan Embree trade). Here's an exact quote from the Padres organization.
"The bet is that some of the money on the Boras kind of clients is very poorly spent," Moores said. "It turns out you spend a lot of money without certainty of a big league player coming up."
Source : http://www.signonsandiego.com/uniontrib ... adres.html
And WRVeres, why do you think the Padres drafted a shortstop in the draft when they have Khalil Greene as their everyday shortstop, a man who finished 2nd last season in the rookie of the year voting. Matt Bush has one hell of an arm (was ranked #1 defensive prospect in the draft by Baseball America). Third base anyone? Just a thought.
So before you post that Burroughs job is secure, look at the bigger picture. The organization has been ready to accommodate a change at third base.
And for your stats, Burroughs was 26th in the majors in doubles for a third-baseman last year. He's a pure singles hitter. His .365 slugging percentage last year was over thirty points lower than Ryan Klesko's on-base percentage.
Nady is not the long-term solution at thirdbase, but he is the short-term solution. He'll be there before the season's over. Mark those words.