Holy ****!! I read the Manny thing, thinking we'd have to give up Kemp and/or Loney and then I had to meet a client. So, naturally, I was in a weird mood. wow!
If the AL can have the DH, then the NL should get the DF, Designated Fielder, who only plays defense but does not bat.
That'll solve the Jones problem.
Last edited by Liceroni; July 31st, 2008 at 03:20 PM.
"God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pains: it is His megaphone to rouse a deaf world." ~C.S. Lewis
This makes us pretty damn dangerous if we get into the playoffs with a healthy Furcal. The key word is "IF".
I'll go to ****ing war with that in the playoffs.
So does everyone thing they'll DFA Sweeney to make room for Manny?
PositivePete - True Blue LA
Since I'm going to be swearing at Pierre from now until the end of the season, I'm going to use this opportunity to say some nice things about Pierre.
Now that Juan Pierre is a corner outfielder he's a great defender, ranking second among left fielders in RZR. Eric Byrnes managed to go from being a mediocre centerfielder to an all seeing deity out in left, and it looks like Pierre is on the same route. Amazing what comparing yourself to Pat Burrell instead of Grady Sizemore can do.
Pierre's arm isn't as big of a problem as we make it out to be. Last year his arm cost us less than seven runs, and this year Pierre is actually intimidating runners somehow. He's held runners on base 59% of the time this year which puts him right around league average. If Pierre can keep his arm at an average level and continue playing elite defense, he'll be more valuable than a mediocre hitter with no defensive value. Eat that Matt Murton.