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Nat Uralice wrote: He has "bone marrow edema", which is a type of arthritis.
moochman wrote:Nat Uralice wrote: He has "bone marrow edema", which is a type of arthritis.
To be correct it is not arthritis but a precursor to arthritis. Which means he is likely to have arthritis in that knee in the future.
I the press conference today Maggs claimed to be at about %70 and expects to be ready for the season. I don't see his HR production being the same, but he will have plenty of chances to drive in runs in that line-up. I would gladly spend a lower mid-round pick on him.
Hopefully the Tigers will catch a break on him and the franchise will turn things around.
trevisc wrote:What you guys are forgetting is that he is in the AL and he can always DH if he's needed. If his knees get progressvely worse then he'll just be another Edgar Martinez which isn't half bad.
very true. And the Tigers are now stuffed with OFers who can breath him. They have a ton of flexibility right now between 1B (Pena, DY), DH (DY, White, Monroe, Maggs), and OF (too numerous to list).
I do want to reiterrate that the park effect IS going to hurt Maggs power numbers. I would be SHOCKED to see him hit over 30 playing half his games in a park like the Copa that is very unforgiving to RH power hitters. Also - you have to also temper his past stats as he played half his games before in a park known as one of the best hitters parks in the AL. Between going from a hitters park to playing in a park notorious for hurting RH power...
You gotta take that into consideration - to expect numbers like he had as a White Sox would be a mistake.
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