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How to Score a Run and is Beltran *big timin* us?

Posted in Uncategorized by Flavor on August 9, 2011

I know I shouldn’t ever be surprised about how inept our hitters are but I was struck by at least one small thing last night: We miss Freddy Sanchez. I used to be frustrated like many of you with his constant opposite field approach but we just don’t have a single guy in the LU who takes an at bat with that mentality WITH MEN ON BASE. Maybe Keppinger. Pablo can go opp-o but he’s not usually trying to advance a runner, nor should he, he’s trying to drive them in. Watching Cabrera bat last night was painful. There’s talk of moving him to 2nd and Kepp down but how would that change anything? Despite hitting 6th he was stil coming up in situations where, at the very least, you have to move the runner over. It was clear he didn’t try to do that in the slightest. Freddy, we miss you baby….

I’m not judging Beltran’s bat for a second, I’m sure, if healthy, he will come around. I do wonder if he wants to be here. He’s one of those vet-professional guys so it’s impossible to read anything from his body language or words, since he says nothing with both. So the thought did creep into my mind last night: Is he just some big New York star rolling through the end of the season not caring about the team but focused on next year’s big deal with a glitzy big market team? Again, it’s tough to tell. But I do wonder a little, just based off his production, his body language/interviews and now a wrist that seems to have nothing seriously wrong with it except for some pain. And again, I know about wrist injuries but not all of them are disastrous. Sometimes pain is just something you play through. There’s also this “Me first in right field” thing that’s is at least something to question in terms of his character and his desire to play team ball….

If he continues to do nothing or if this wrist is worse than the MRI is letting on I won’t sweat the loss of Wheeler. Sabean took his shot like any GM would do in this situation. So far, Atlanta and Philly have gotten the best end of the deadline trades but they did the same thing Sabean did, they took a shot now by trading some future away.

Anyway, I’m out for the day. I will try not to think about this stunning, historic, across-the-board offensive failure………

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  1. Wilcojoe said, on August 10, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    Bad omen for the giants….Sosa gives up a dinger to his first batter….next guys hits a long double.

  2. twinfan1 said, on August 10, 2011 at 6:56 pm

    I thought Kruk said a first batter HR was a bad omen for the team that hit it..

  3. zumie said, on August 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    I was kind of dozing off, but I could have sworn the Astros broadcaster said the Astros have 12 rookies on their roster now. Even for a bottom-dweller, that seems kind of remarkable.

    • Wilcojoe said, on August 10, 2011 at 7:09 pm

      Dozing off to these guys is not hard to do.

  4. twinfan1 said, on August 10, 2011 at 7:26 pm

    I think it was Papa talking to Sabean last night about whether he’d jump on a waiver wire guy if they slipped to second ( since AZ couldn’t block it ). He seemed pretty hot for the idea, actually. Not saying anything will come of it. I was just surprised he didn’t blow off the idea.He actually said he’d thought of that. He also said he’d put in a couple of claims and AZ didn’t block them.

  5. That's *mr* mrbill to you! said, on August 10, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    Forget Zi-chez! TIme to bring up Zack Whee… errr. Wait a minute. Nevermind. Oh bother.

  6. unca_chuck said, on August 10, 2011 at 9:09 pm

    Surkamp’s ahead of Wheeler anyway. He’ll be here in a couple three weeks.

  7. twinfan1 said, on August 10, 2011 at 9:11 pm

    Man, Baggs has no Room B, that’s Room Shoot Me Now…


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