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Postby mtarail » Mon May 26, 2003 3:42 pm

I've got Spivey on my fantasy squad and I was hoping SOMEBODY might know the rhyme or reason that Brenly sits him. (i.e. does he sit Spivey against lefties, or just good pitchers, or what?)

I really don't get it. The guy was an all-star last year. Since stinking up the first month he's been tearing it up, but he's still getting sit down to let Baerga play!
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Postby BobbyRoberto » Tue May 27, 2003 12:49 am

I was wondering the same thing about Spivey. I had Durham, he went on the DL, I picked up Spivey. Then Spivey misses 4 games in mid-May, and 2 over the weekend. On, it says that he has some neck pain. No Durham is back off the DL, but who knows if he'll play regularly coming off of a nasty-looking ankle injury.
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Postby sinicalypse » Tue May 27, 2003 12:54 am

maybe hte ghost of don baylor has posessed bob brenly, along with bob boone, and he's so neurotic about righty/lefty matchups that he'll sit a hot player to get some crap veterans like delluci, counsell, grace, or the like at bats.
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Postby DGroundhog » Tue May 27, 2003 2:33 am

May 26

Junior Spivey is starting at second base and batting second today against the Padres.
Spivey sat out yesterday's game with a stiff neck.
May 25

Junior Spivey was a late scratch today due to neck stiffness.
Carlos Baerga got the start at second base. Spivey is day-to-day.
May 21

Junior Spivey went 2-for-4 with a three run homer against the Giants.
Spivey now has seven home runs, including six during the month of May. He is only hitting .266, but Spivey is finally having the season we anticipated him having.
May 18

Junior Spivey is back at second base for the Diamondbacks today.
Spivey had been out with sore ribs and a bruised foot.
May 16

Junior Spivey, who was expected to miss another game tonight because of sore ribs and a bruised foot, left the Diamondbacks to attend the graduation of a relative.
Spivey is expected back in time for tomorrow's game, but he's still not likely to be ready to play.
May 16

Junior Spivey missed a second straight game with a bruised rib cage yesterday.
Spivey wants to return by this weekend, but manager Bob Brenly is taking a cautious approach. Spivey went into a slump last May when he tried to cope with a similar injury. Move him to the bench if you have daily transactions. Source: Arizona Republic
May 15

Junior Spivey didn't start because of a sore left rib cage and cut on his left leg suffered Tuesday.
Carlos Baerga started in Spivey's place. Spivey is day-to-day. Source: Arizona Republic

It is more a case of nagging injuries than anything.

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