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Postby CeeLoGreen » Wed Jun 14, 2006 11:53 pm

Simple question.

Which rook do you like better.

Will Milledge continue to get playing time all year???
Basically I'm complicated.
I have a hard time taking the easy way
I wouldn't call it schizophrenia
But Ill be at least two people today

If that's OK

And I can go on, and on, and on...

But who cares?
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Postby broomulack » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:01 am

If I had to guess, I'd say no since Floyd and Nady will be back. There's always the chance that the platoon rumors concerning those two are true, but I would tend to doubt it. Floyd is always an injury waiting to happen, so I wouldn't bet on it being too long before Milledge is back, though.

My pick is Kubel though, likely guaranteed a starting job at this point.
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Postby jhofingers » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:05 am

Kubel by far
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Postby Yoda » Thu Jun 15, 2006 12:32 am

Playing time is half the battle. I think Minnie is ready to give Kubel the job unless he can't handle it. He's a very high prospect a lot of people forgot about due to his serious knee injury. I heard he is still hurting so might be limited but his swing is really coming around.
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Postby The Big Train » Thu Jun 15, 2006 1:30 am

Kubel in my opinion. Milledge is going back down and Kubel is more likely to stick this time around.
PHILADELPHIA -- The days Lastings Milledge will spend in the big leagues in the immediate future appear numbered, though the number hasn't been determined. Barring injury to another outfielder, Milledge is likely to be returned to Triple-A Norfolk either when the disabled list assignment of Xavier Nady ends, or shortly thereafter.
No one said so in as many words, but manager Willie Randolph made two remarks on Wednesday that made it clear Milledge's tenure will not last into July. First, the manager noted that the resumption of Interleague Play and the use of the designated hitter rule won't necessarily prompt him to use Nady (if he is activated), Cliff Floyd (if he's healthy), Milledge and Carlos Beltran in the same lineup.

The manager had said he intends to use the DH rule to give Julio Franco some at-bats and veterans like Floyd, Beltran and/or Carlos Delgado partial days off.

More to the point, Randolph said, "We've accomplished what we wanted with him. He's helped us get through some injuries, and he's played well. But what we wanted was to expose him to what it's like up here, so when he comes back, it's not all 'wow' for him."

The manager has said several times that Milledge needs to play regularly. Activating Nady would make it difficult for Milledge to play every day. And Nady, Beltran and Floyd are going to play.

The X-man moveth: Having played in two extended Spring Training games in Port St. Lucie, Fla., Nady will join] Norfork on Thursday. He could rejoin the big-league team early next week. Randolph wants to be certain his regular right fielder not only has recovered from the appendectomy he underwent on May 30, but that he is also in shape as well.

"This is different from a pulled muscle or a broken bone," Randolph said.

So what's the problem? Floyd again tested his still-sore left ankle and said it limited his mobility.

"I can't go back on a ball," he said. "So what? They're playing in Citizens Bank Park where the left fielder needs only to be able to turn and watch baseballs fly into the the seats."
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