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Heard the Huff news?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:34 pm
by Trazcon
Apr 19 Tampa Bay manager Lou Pinella, in an effort to spark the offense, will play Aubrey Huff at third base this week, the St. Petersburg Times reported. If Huff handles third, a position he played in the minors and college but struggled with early in his career with the Devil Rays, it will open a spot at designated hitter for Robert Fick or another productive hitter. Huff played right field last year but was bumped to designated hitter with the arrival of Jose Cruz, Jr. "I've played it before, so it's not like I'm just taking one for the team," Huff said. "I'm pretty comfortable there right now, actually."


Now THAT would really help, he already has 3 games there. By the end of the week he'll have 8-10 appearances. Now he just has to start swinging.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:36 pm
by Pedantic
If Fick keeps the full-time DH job, he could be a good bench player in deep leagues, methinks.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 7:36 pm
by kentx12
Lets get 15 games there and I will be happy.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:20 pm
by mtarail
I figured this would happen. The Devilrays other 3b options are awful. The guy can flat out hit. He'll get it going soon.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:24 pm
by Carnac
I have him on my bench for now. Have Cabrera at third and Chavez as my utility. This would sure help my options once he qualifies and starts hitting.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:39 pm
by RynMan
this is great news! teixeira went down so im in neeeed! thanks for posting this.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 9:53 pm
by Trazcon
No problem RynMan, I actually just claimed Tex off waivers and I have konerko at 1B too. 3B and 1B are looking very solid I think I may run away from my comp this year. Hope Tex comes back golfing balls in the bandbox.

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:01 pm
by ondeckb
RynMan wrote:this is great news! teixeira went down so im in neeeed! thanks for posting this.


Actually...Tex will be back about the same time Huff qualifies.... :-?

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:02 pm
by RynMan
Trazcon wrote:No problem RynMan, I actually just claimed Tex off waivers and I have konerko at 1B too. 3B and 1B are looking very solid I think I may run away from my comp this year. Hope Tex comes back golfing balls in the bandbox.


id say he will do exactly that :-)

PostPosted: Mon Apr 19, 2004 10:48 pm
by Oat Soda
I SO need Huff eligible at third. I have D. Young and (yeesh) Mark DeRosa. Of course, Huff won't help me much if he doesn't start hitting.