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Postby noseeum » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:12 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:I just found my late round catcher in leagues this year.


Don't expect it to be too late. Nice deal.
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Postby Savoy Special » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:24 pm

Any idea what this does for Daric Barton next year? Will he be stuck in AA or AAA all year since there will be no room for him? Not quite sure of the A's lineup, but I think Swisher and Dan Johnson are blocking Barton.
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Postby RynMan » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:31 am

Savoy Special wrote:Any idea what this does for Daric Barton next year? Will he be stuck in AA or AAA all year since there will be no room for him? Not quite sure of the A's lineup, but I think Swisher and Dan Johnson are blocking Barton.


Barton will spend 07 in AAA.
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Postby Halo Homers » Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:51 am

I great move by Beane and the A's picking up Piazza. Guarenteed .270-80=30-100 type guy, maybe better. Probably moves up to the 4th best fanatsy catcher, maybe higher.
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Postby bleach168 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:12 am

Halo Homers wrote:I great move by Beane and the A's picking up Piazza. Guarenteed .270-80=30-100 type guy, maybe better. Probably moves up to the 4th best fanatsy catcher, maybe higher.


I think those are pretty high expectations. Piazza had been in steep decline for 5 straight years before last year's fluke resurgence. I'll take a stab at him if he's still there in round 20 but he'll go way higher than that I'm sure.
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Postby AdvRider » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:36 am

Perfect fit, I like it! ;-D

Will be interesting to see if Piazza's ###s go up once he discards the "tools of ignorance" ... might be just wishful thinking, but I'd bet they do.
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Postby Half Massed » Thu Dec 07, 2006 4:37 am

I'm happy with this deal. Piazza is still a good hitter and will fill the A's DH needs quite nicely. I'm fine with one year deals until Barton is ready.
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Postby SlightlyStoopid » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:05 am

Half Massed wrote:I'm fine with one year deals until Barton is ready.


Which is hopefully in 08.
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Postby greenandgold » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:27 am

SlightlyStoopid wrote:
Half Massed wrote:I'm fine with one year deals until Barton is ready.


Which is hopefully in 08.


He would probably be up this year if he was right handed.
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Postby wrveres » Fri Dec 08, 2006 5:55 pm

raiders_umpire wrote:I just found my late round catcher in leagues this year.


lol, late round my butt ..

Nice signing ..
I am just happy that he not back with the Padres this year.
Not with Roberts, Furcal and Pierre in the division ... :-o
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