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LaHair...Another Hendry Indictment?


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#1 Oswego Chris

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 05:35 AM

Yes I realize it's still a small sample size...but it seems to me that at worst Bryan LaHair is a professional hitter, and he didn't just start hitting in the minors last year. I was always a Hendry supporter, but why was this guy not given a chance at the end of D.Lee's reign?

At the very least I think we would have a proven(if he had played the last two years) 25 HR guy that we could move...an asset if you will...

I say start working in left-field Bryan...

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 07:59 AM

It IS going to be crowded around first base later this summer, Coach. A very nice problem for a team to have.
I especially like the quality of Lahair's at bats. Even his outs screw with starter's pitch counts. And they do the same with pitch selections for all. I hope his teammates are watching this.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:13 AM

He's definitely helping his trade value.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:25 AM

LaHair can mash right handed pitching, and if a lefty obligingly hangs a slider, then he can whomp that, too. For all the fact that he's not a good fielder, he's at least versatile: he can play 1B, LF and RF below average, but not catastrophically below (a la David Ortiz or something).

As for his trade value, there is a 2nd half to that equation: will a competitive team be in need of a power-hitting lefty 1B/OF?
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Posted 25 April 2012 - 08:43 AM

As for his trade value, there is a 2nd half to that equation: will a competitive team be in need of a power-hitting lefty 1B/OF?


History suggests the answer is "probably," but we won't know for sure until we get into June and have a better idea who the realistic playoff teams are.

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

Maybe there's a team in a weak division that makes a charge mid-season and discovers that it needs a power lefty pinching from the bench.




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