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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:01 pm

Back up, I once liked him a lot as a Cub.
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Postby Havok1517 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 8:19 pm

I would say Valentin was the best backup. I wouldn't call Milli's .228 avg, 18hr would even be close to the best back up. But he is a great defensive catcher.
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Postby thedude » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:20 pm

Havok1517 wrote:So SD's lineup...
1. Roberts
2. Greene
3. Giles
4. Klesko
5. Cameron
6. Castilla
7. Barfield
8. Olivio (Maybe Laird)


Castilla and Roberts need to be replaced!!!



NO WAY! Olivo is terrible. He hit 214 last year. he has a .664 career OPS. Maribelli is the starter.
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Postby BritSox » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:24 pm

Does Loretta have 3b eligibility in Yahoo! next year?
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Postby speedy27 » Wed Dec 07, 2005 9:24 pm

it's official...
Red Sox acquired second baseman Mark Loretta from the Padres for catcher Doug Mirabelli.
The trade gives Loretta a bonus for 2006, so he'll earn $3.75 million before becoming a free agent next winter. The Red Sox will use him as their second baseman and bat him second or maybe leadoff if Johnny Damon leaves. Loretta slipped to .280/.360/.347 during a 2005 season in which he was limited by a thumb injury. In 2004, he was one of the 10 or 12 best players in the NL while hitting .335/.391/.495. He should show a little more power at Fenway, making him an above average regular. Dec. 7 - 8:17 pm et
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Postby nsulham » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:00 pm

Since this move allowed them the space to free up to re-sign Hoffman, I would think Pads fans are happy....because I know us Sox fans are ;-D
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Postby Armadillo Fury » Wed Dec 07, 2005 10:06 pm

The Padres still only freed 1.5 mil from this trade... I really think they could've gotten more for Loretta. There's not many 2B that're as good (or cheap, even if its for one year) as Loretta. He's not bad defensively and has a career .365 obp which is very good for a 2B. I think he'll do very well hitting 2nd in the Sox linup providing he's healthy. ;-D
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