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Old July 12th, 2011, 12:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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who all watched the MLB homerun derby last night (7/11/2011) and saw a bunch of huge blasts by all the competitors, but I was also pleased that Robinson Cano won it showin the Yankee love

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Robbie Canoooo, whaddya know!?

Never saw it coming. Didn't watch the derby but I certainly didn't expect Cano to win.
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SMH at Weeks whiffing on the first pitch. Uh seriously? Haha.. Prince was better off giving in to the pressure and picking the hometown favorite Upton
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He's got some skill, but I'll take the HR Gonzo crushed a few minutes ago over a HR derby win.
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He's got some skill, but I'll take the HR Gonzo crushed a few minutes ago over a HR derby win.
Lol, we're still losing though

I don't want the NL to have home field advantage in the WS, damnit!

I'm hoping for a AL comeback at this point but Bochy is taking out Hanrahan. He's going to the Bearded One.
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Any AL team is screwed if they match up against the Giants in the WS

Great pitching + huge ballpark > any AL offense
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Great pitching + huge ballpark > any AL offense
We'll just have to wait and see
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We'll just have to wait and see
It'd be fun if it were a Giants vs Yankees WS

If the G men do make it though, I hope its against Boston. Just like we took advantage of Vlad in the outfield during the last WS, I can see us taking advantage of Big Papi at first. Defense wins championships!
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It'd be fun if it were a Giants vs Yankees WS

If the G men do make it though, I hope its against Boston. Just like we took advantage of Vlad in the outfield during the last WS, I can see us taking advantage of Big Papi at first. Defense wins championships!
They won't put Ortiz at first b/c of Adrian Gonzalez. They are stronger with Youk at 3rd and A Gonz at 1st. Ortiz would be a clutch pinch hitter though. I wouldn't mind watching your Giants tear apart the Red Sox if that were to happen though.
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That was awesome watching the NL hand it to the AL.

I'm surprised that NL is that much better than the AL... without Albert Pujols to boot.
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That was awesome watching the NL hand it to the AL.

I'm surprised that NL is that much better than the AL... without Albert Pujols to boot.
They are better this season, for certain. Overall though, I think the AL has been the better league overall (in reference to ASG wins).
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They won't put Ortiz at first b/c of Adrian Gonzalez. They are stronger with Youk at 3rd and A Gonz at 1st. Ortiz would be a clutch pinch hitter though. I wouldn't mind watching your Giants tear apart the Red Sox if that were to happen though.
Where would they put Ortiz? Boston would never leave his bat off the lineup for the entire WS. What were their line ups for interleague play?
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Where would they put Ortiz? Boston would never leave his bat off the lineup for the entire WS. What were their line ups for interleague play?
They tried out Ortiz at 1B and A. Gonz in RF for two games but I think Francona realized that it was a horrible alignment since they lost those two games.
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They tried out Ortiz at 1B and A. Gonz in RF for two games but I think Francona realized that it was a horrible alignment since they lost those two games.
Which is exactly why I'd want to face them in the WS. I know they would not leave Ortiz's bat off, so that'd HAVE to put Gonzo in RF (which, seeing how RF at AT&T park ate up Vlad, is going to be a huge advantage for us - we probably have one of the most difficult RF's to play in). Bring on Boston!!!
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Ortiz is actually very good at first base. I think you'd be very surprised. Yes, there is an issue with our line up @ NL home games. We have also been plagued with the injury bug a bit, and that was evident during interleauge play.

Lets see what happens with teams after the trade deadline.
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Ortiz is actually very good at first base. I think you'd be very surprised. Yes, there is an issue with our line up @ NL home games. We have also been plagued with the injury bug a bit, and that was evident during interleauge play.

Lets see what happens with teams after the trade deadline.

Ortiz is good at first? What drugs are you smoking and where can I get some?

He's been a DH for the last 3-4 seasons, not touching first base since they have a younger, more viable option at that position (Youk and now A-Gonz). In all the years of watching Yanks vs Red Sox games, I don't ever recall Ortiz being a good first baseman.
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sure go look at his stats, during NL stints prior to Gonzo, he would play 1st and Youk would play 3rd (Youk's original position)

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I'm with Hitman on this one. Ortiz at 1st would be a wreck for the Red Sox, and I'd welcome that with open arms if I were an NL team going against Boston in the WS. A few drag bunts towards the 1st base line and maybe they'll end up doing what the Rangers did with Vlad last WS: bench him.
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I'm with Hitman on this one. Ortiz at 1st would be a wreck for the Red Sox, and I'd welcome that with open arms if I were an NL team going against Boston in the WS. A few drag bunts towards the 1st base line and maybe they'll end up doing what the Rangers did with Vlad last WS: bench him.
you guys act as if this hasn't happened, for inter-league play every year , and also the two world series that they've won. you think its a wreck because he's a bigger guy? plenty of first basemen are.. look at prince fielder.

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you guys act as if this hasn't happened, for inter-league play every year , and also the two world series that they've won. stop drinking the hateraid imo
There's no haterade to be consumed. What you are stating is completely false. Ortiz has been the perma-DH (and a good one at that) for Boston. When they called up Youk, you forget that they had acquired Mike Lowell from the Marlins, the same trade that brought Beckett to the Sox. Ortiz might have played a few years at first (none of which with Boston) but that definitely does not warrant the title of being a good defensive 1B.

Career stat: Ortiz has played 250 games in his career at first base. He's also never played any other position besides DH.

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plenty of first basemen are.. look at prince fielder.
The difference between Ortiz and Fielder is that Fielder is actually athletic, especially for a man of his size. He still can move better than Ortiz. The age difference helps tons as well.
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So roughly around 2000 innings give or take playing in the field, and he has a .989 fielding percentage, is still pretty good... HE COULD play 1st, I'm not saying he'd be a gold glove, or an all-star first baseman, but he's definitely serviceable at first base.

And I know very well that we had Lowell on his team, I said he played in inter-league at first every year, Lowell would usually sit and Youk would slide over to 3rd base, unless Ortiz was given a day off.

Don't forget that these guys careers start before the pros, and that he practices as a 1st basemen, every spring training and every practice, warm up session every year he's played in the pros, from start to finish.

He's also played 4 games in the World Series, 1.000% fielding percentage, talk about pretty damn good for a guy who "can't play first" I'm not putting it up for debate that he should start for the Red Sox at first, or anywhere ( I like him as our DH) but to say he couldn't go play first somewhere is silly.
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So roughly around 2000 innings give or take playing in the field, and he has a .989 fielding percentage, is still pretty good... HE COULD play 1st, I'm not saying he'd be a gold glove, or an all-star first baseman, but he's definitely serviceable at first base.

And I know very well that we had Lowell on his team, I said he played in inter-league at first every year, Lowell would usually sit and Youk would slide over to 3rd base, unless Ortiz was given a day off.

Don't forget that these guys careers start before the pros, and that he practices as a 1st basemen, every spring training and every practice, warm up session every year he's played in the pros, from start to finish.

He's also played 4 games in the World Series, 1.000% fielding percentage, talk about pretty damn good for a guy who "can't play first" I'm not putting it up for debate that he should start for the Red Sox at first, or anywhere ( I like him as our DH) but to say he couldn't go play first somewhere is silly.
1014 innings in the field to be exact. I don't believe I said that he couldn't play first base but rather that he isn't their best option at first base. Let's put it this way - he's in the lineup for his bat contribution, not his fielding skills.
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Where are your stats coming from, because I'm not seeing the same stats as you. And of course he's in there for his hitting, a monster hitter without any chance of injuring himself on the field, why would you if you didn't have too.
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Where are your stats coming from, because I'm not seeing the same stats as you. And of course he's in there for his hitting, a monster hitter without any chance of injuring himself on the field, why would you if you didn't have too.
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Where are your stats coming from, because I'm not seeing the same stats as you. And of course he's in there for his hitting, a monster hitter without any chance of injuring himself on the field, why would you if you didn't have too.
I still don't think you are seeing the point here. Boston is a much weaker team with him playing first base, end of story. Anyone that knows the game of baseball as well as I do, would understand this.
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I still don't think you are seeing the point here. Boston is a much weaker team with him playing first base, end of story. Anyone that knows the game of baseball as well as I do, would understand this.

Well, his stats on MLB.com are a bit different than ESPN. Regardless, are you that stuck up over yourself? (of course you are, nothing less from a Yankee guy)

No shit it would be weaker, not as much as you are making it out to be, all I'm saying is he could play first no problem, he's a PROFESSIONAL. I'd take Ortiz at first over a lot of other first basemen in the league.
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Well, his stats on MLB.com are a bit different than ESPN. Regardless, are you that stuck up over yourself? (of course you are, nothing less from a Yankee guy)

No shit it would be weaker, not as much as you are making it out to be, all I'm saying is he could play first no problem, he's a PROFESSIONAL. I'd take Ortiz at first over a lot of other first basemen in the league.
So basically you insult me because I'm a Yankee fan and anything that comes out of my mouth and/or fingers is blasphemy? That's the typical response I would expect from a supposed MLB fan though.

Carry on folks. There's nothing to see here.
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Mostly because of this comment
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Matters none. I have other knowledgeable folk here that are in agreement with my previous statements regarding Ortiz playing the field.
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plenty of first basemen are.. look at prince fielder.

stop drinking the hateraid imo
I just feel like saying mo vaughn....and cecil fielder...lol and that i agree with the above
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