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    Brewers or White Sox are a possible trade partner for Pierre. Maybe the Indians, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePuck View Post
    My reservations regarding Andrew Jones go beyond statistics. I have always felt that he has a bit of an attitude problem and his constant clashings with Bobby Cox confirm that. Also, you can see that he has gotten a bit pudgy over the past couple of seasons. Typically, when non pitchers start getting fat you can almost say that there is a 100% probability that performance will decline and continue to decline until the player dedicates himself to get back in shape.
    Perhaps, although as I stated above, Jones HAS played more than 150 games a season in every season but his first. Pudgy or no, the guy stays healthy and his been consistent enough throughout his career to indicate that he will not get hurt, and that last year's numbers are likely in aberration. I honestly have far more concerns about a guy like Miguel Cabrera than I do Jones as far as conditioning goes.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePuck View Post
    I just feel that Hunter is a better fit for the Angels because he is more of a contact hitter which is perfect for Anaheim's style of play.
    While I've always thought that as well, the numbers just don't present that picture. He has never hit .300 in a season, never had over 180 hits, averages a strikeout once in less than every six at bats (Jones is about one every five) and doesn't walk enough to make up for his very average statistics in every other category.

    He is a very likeable guy, plays some great defense, but has not proven himself to be anything but a very above average hitter.

    Quote Originally Posted by OrangePuck View Post
    Also, the dude is in tip top shape and has a wonderful personality and can only have a positive impact in the clubhouse.
    Agreed.
    Last edited by Iron Duke; December 6th, 2007 at 09:49 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VEGASKING View Post
    Huh? Unless I'm missing something I'm the only one who said anything about the Angels and I said no such thing.
    my bad, you are right. All you said is that the Angels did the same thing twice that that Dodgers just did themselves today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jbruin152 View Post
    Great signing. I don't mind the high average salary because the term is so short.

    If only we could get rid of Pierre and not Kemp...
    Imagine if last offseason Colletti had given Lofton another one year deal instead of signing Juan Pierre...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Duke View Post
    While I've always thought that as well, the numbers just don't present that picture. He has never hit .300 in a season, never had over 180 hits, averages a strikeout once in less than every six at bats and doesn't walk enough to make up for his very average statistics in every other category.
    It all depends on where the batters end up in the lineup as far as I'm concerned. If Jonest is expected to the the focal point of the offense and provide protection then I think his numbers may suffer. They should improve over 07 but pale in comparison to 05/06 and also fall short of what an $18.2 million dollar a year player should do.

    In Anaheim Hunter will more than likely bat 3rd in front of Vladamir Guerrero and hopefully that will help him improve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Radio Die View Post
    Imagine if last offseason Colletti had given Lofton another one year deal instead of signing Juan Pierre...
    Kenny Lofton is baseball's John Salley. Mother****in good luck charm is what he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Die Radio Die View Post
    Imagine if last offseason Colletti had given Lofton another one year deal instead of signing Juan Pierre...
    Stop it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Iron Duke View Post
    Jones has played more than 150 games in 11 out of his 12 seasons (the only other one was his first season).

    Rowand has done that only twice in his career.

    And though we need the extra $$ for pitching, we need a big bat more.
    You're right about the track record, AJ has a better resume.

    It's going to take a lot more than signing AJ to win playoff games. And the $$ saved in signing Rowand would off-set AJ's 'big bat' IMO. If Pierre and Furcal continue to not get on base in front of AJ, we'll see lots of solo HRs. Pierre and Furcal both had .331 OBAs last year. Pierre needs to hit 8th.

    Proposed lineup:
    Furcal
    Martin
    Kent
    Loney
    AJ
    Kemp/Ethier
    LaRoche??
    Pierre

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cup B4 I Die
    Pierre needs to hit 8th.
    Or be benched. Or be traded. Or be bought out. Or be sent to Las Vegas.

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