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Tigers v. Cubs - June 12, 2012 (TV: CSN)


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#16 BG2383

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:26 PM

I don't mind keeping LaHair. That being said if the right deal comes along I think you jump on it. There are lots of buyers and not many sellers. This could be a great year to get some overpays

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:28 PM

Fielder looks even fatter this year. Any numbers out there on this?

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:31 PM

I don't mind keeping LaHair. That being said if the right deal comes along I think you jump on it. There are lots of buyers and not many sellers. This could be a great year to get some overpays

All you can do is sit back and see what kind of interest he draws.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

Maholm at 31. 11-20

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

Music I'd like to see live:

1. every other band
2. Roger Waters (Seen him. It sucked.)
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:33 PM

I am firmly in the Don't Trade Lahair camp.

What does this organization want out of a cheap, left-handed hitter under team control for several years? I don't get it. He's a gift. Take it and run.

The reason you consider trading him is because of the theoretical possibility that you could acquire, for example, a 23-year-old pitcher (position of need and more appropriate age window) whom the front office projects to be as valuable as LaHair.

So, you lose no talent or financial benefit, but you gain a position of need and a better age window.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:34 PM

What is his defensive ability in LF? I can't remember whether he looked comfortable out there

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:36 PM

What is his defensive ability in LF? I can't remember whether he looked comfortable out there

Unless he's being waterboarded, he's got to look more comfortable than Sori.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:37 PM

What is his defensive ability in LF? I can't remember whether he looked comfortable out there

Didn't look too bad last year when he played.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:38 PM

I will sacrifice a Scherzer suck fest for a meaningless Cub win, not as if I'm a threat in the BNFL anyhow...

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:38 PM

Wow having baserunners seems to do miracles to how bearable a game is to watch.

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:41 PM

The alcohol is probably helping you out as well

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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:41 PM


I am firmly in the Don't Trade Lahair camp.

What does this organization want out of a cheap, left-handed hitter under team control for several years? I don't get it. He's a gift. Take it and run.

The reason you consider trading him is because of the theoretical possibility that you could acquire, for example, a 23-year-old pitcher (position of need and more appropriate age window) whom the front office projects to be as valuable as LaHair.

So, you lose no talent or financial benefit, but you gain a position of need and a better age window.


Sure. But for the sake of argument, in all of baseball, how many lefty bats can do what he does, and potentially play a corner OF spot? He's not just a DH. I think the scarcity of that kind of hitter: power guy who takes walks, selectively aggressive, and left-handed, makes him more valuable than the kind of pitcher they could get for him.

I could be wrong. But I think a Lahair trade involves an overpay. And I value his abilities highly, so that's gotta be a pretty good young pitcher (say, better than Cashner) for me to pull the trigger.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:43 PM



I am firmly in the Don't Trade Lahair camp.

What does this organization want out of a cheap, left-handed hitter under team control for several years? I don't get it. He's a gift. Take it and run.

The reason you consider trading him is because of the theoretical possibility that you could acquire, for example, a 23-year-old pitcher (position of need and more appropriate age window) whom the front office projects to be as valuable as LaHair.

So, you lose no talent or financial benefit, but you gain a position of need and a better age window.


Sure. But for the sake of argument, in all of baseball, how many lefty bats can do what he does, and potentially play a corner OF spot? He's not just a DH. I think the scarcity of that kind of hitter: power guy who takes walks, selectively aggressive, and left-handed, makes him more valuable than the kind of pitcher they could get for him.

I could be wrong. But I think a Lahair trade involves an overpay. And I value his abilities highly, so that's gotta be a pretty good young pitcher (say, better than Cashner) for me to pull the trigger.


To be clear, I agree with you: CONSIDER trading him. Sure. But what would you take for him? And is anyone going to offer that much? Hard to imagine they make a profit on that return: he's a pretty good hitter.
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Posted 12 June 2012 - 06:47 PM

Scherzer 42. 20-22

Nothing like two walks to get the pitch count up. :)




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