AquaMan2342 wrote:RedHopeful wrote:gatorgreenwell wrote:Friday, May 30, 2008
Thames will get to play every day
He now has a job in left field and, as long as he hits, he'll get a chance to keep it, Leyland says.
Lol, he's had this chance before with the Tigers, but everytime his slump hits, he's been sat down. I don't see this being anything different. Once he cools significantly, he'll be platooned once again.
Wrong. There's no other options in left field right now, not that it would matter. Thames has shown he deserves the playing time, and he will get it. With Inge and Pudge rotating every other day behind the plate, Guillen won't be taking any of his at bats either because he'll be playing at third at least every other day. Sheffield can't risk further injury to his shoulder either. He'll continue to start, get 3 or 4 at bats, and be replaced for defensive purposes by Clevlen until he gets called back down.
I'd love to be wrong, but considering his career major league totals, it's hard to be that excited by someone has had surges like this in the past and then just disappeared. He's past his peak and for some reason has never put together 1 solid major league season. Minors are, on the other hand, a different story as he's had several great seasons. Not sure why his BB/K ratios are so horrible in the majors, but I fear he's destined to be a AAAA player.