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#1 ncsujuri

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:47 PM

Useless post with too much off-season left and all but I figured it might be fun to discuss who as of right now would break camp with the big club (besides that I am bored at work).

Here is my guess:

(5) SP: Garza, Jackson, Shark, Villanueva, Baker
(7) RP: Wood, Feldman, Camp, Russell, Marmol, Rondon, Fujikawa
(2) C: Castillo, Navarro
(1) 1B: Rizzo
(2) 2B: Barney, Valbuena
(1) SS: Castro
(1) 3B: Stewart
(5) OF: Soriano, DeJesus, Schierholz, Sappelt, Campana

That gets me to 24 with the extra 2 body probably an infielder who can play 1B/3B. Valbuena can back up 2B/SS/3B but I am not aware of any time he spent at 1B, and RizzOMG is going to need a blow every once in awhile.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:38 PM

I just can't see Campana being on the 25 man opening day roster... I'm thinking a FA acquisition or trade will shake up that outfield.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:21 PM

But, as of today he is probably on it wouldn't you think? Good defense, great speed, not much bat is probably your definition of a 5th OF?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:30 PM

But, as of today he is probably on it wouldn't you think? Good defense, great speed, not much bat is probably your definition of a 5th OF?

He has good defense if you don't mind bad reads and bad routes.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:07 PM


But, as of today he is probably on it wouldn't you think? Good defense, great speed, not much bat is probably your definition of a 5th OF?

He has good defense if you don't mind bad reads and bad routes.


You forgot to mention his weenie arm.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:27 PM



But, as of today he is probably on it wouldn't you think? Good defense, great speed, not much bat is probably your definition of a 5th OF?

He has good defense if you don't mind bad reads and bad routes.


You forgot to mention his weenie arm.

I did.

I'm also glad you remembered to include arm there.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 04:31 PM

Yeah, I was on the Campana train when he first came up... but I got to see him play in person too many times last year to stay on board. His only asset is his speed. And he's not even that great of a baserunner for having such wheels. His arm has got to be his biggest defensive weakness, but overall, he's a pretty 'meh' defender.

If he can perfect bunting and slapping the ball over the pulled-in infielders, he's got a spot. Otherwise, I don't see it.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:52 AM

Based on today: Baker's going to start the season on the DL. I'd replace him with Wood/Feldman in the rotation and put Dolis or Bowden in the bullpen. Everything else looks good at least they could let Campana show his value as a pinch runner/slapper to other teams instead of AAA. If Adrian Cardenas is killing the ball, I could see them being given a chance over him.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 05:54 PM

Bowden over Dolis. Bowden seems like he is becoming more the man with each passing week. Dolis scares me every time.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 06:32 PM

While checking the possibilities for a backup 3B & 1B guy I keep coming back to Jeff Baker,after all he did fill those spots, plus corner OF spots as well. He likely would sign a 1 year 1 M deal if offered.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:17 PM

While checking the possibilities for a backup 3B & 1B guy I keep coming back to Jeff Baker,after all he did fill those spots, plus corner OF spots as well. He likely would sign a 1 year 1 M deal if offered.

If they signed Baker, I think that Svuem would be too tempted to play him. What do you think about Brandon Inge? He probably comes cheap, plays a lot of positions, some of them well, and showed a little with the bat in Oakland last year. He could be a nice utility guy.

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Posted 05 January 2013 - 10:31 PM

So who would be our back-up first baseman if Rizzo needs a day off?

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 01:13 AM

Campana is good at stealing bases. However, he's not good at hitting, walking, bunting, throwing or defense, and he's completely lacking in power. He's an embarrasment to the rest of the 40-man roster, as well as all of the players who have been demoted or released since October 1, with the possible exception of Hinshaw and Coleman.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 07:22 AM

So who would be our back-up first baseman if Rizzo needs a day off?

That's a pretty good question... Vitters has played a little 1B. Other than that, not too much 1B experience on the roster.

Castillo and Navarro have about 7 games combined at 1B.




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