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This is supposed to be our D-Lee replacement? :eek: :unsure : Get Stokes up to AAA and let's see what he can do up there! lol. :D

But seriously, this is not good... :banghead

Top prospect demoted

The Marlins demoted struggling first-base prospect Adrian Gonzalez from Triple-A Albuquerque to Double-A Carolina on Friday.

Rated the organization's No. 3 prospect by Baseball America, Gonzalez hit .216 with a .286 on-base percentage in 39 games for the Isotopes.

With Gonzalez struggling, the Marlins may have to think twice before pulling the trigger on any trade involving first baseman Derrek Lee. It does not appear Gonzalez, 21, would be ready to take over before the July 31 trading deadline.

Lee is one of seven arbitration-eligible players with five-plus years of service time. He is earning $4.25 million and will likely command at least $7 million in 2004, making him a prime salary dump candidate.

Jim Fleming, Marlins vice president of player development and scouting, said he was surprised to see Gonzalez struggle in the hitter-friendly Pacific Coast League. The No. 1 overall pick in the 2000 draft, Gonzalez took a .291 career average into this season.

Fleming attributed Gonzalez's problems to being sidelined most of the offseason and half of spring training recovering from wrist surgery. He added that the wrist has not hindered Gonzalez's swing.

Fellow first-base prospect Jason Stokes, the Marlins' 2002 Minor League Player of the Year, isn't doing much better at Class A Jupiter. Through 47 games, he is batting .233 with 12 walks, 53 strikes, and reaching base at a .272 clip.
 

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he was struggling, so you send him down... no biggie.... i hope he is back soon

Stokes is struggling in A ball right now

not good, not good at all
 

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Of course he got demoted he is hitting terrible. He is hitting the in the low .200's and needs to get some work in a lower level....
 

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He'll be back with the Springfield, er Albuquerque Isotopes soon enough.
 

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He'll be back with the Springfield, er Albuquerque Isotopes soon enough.
:homer
 

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He'll be back with the Springfield, er Albuquerque Isotopes soon enough.
:homer Well, those are some pretty bad stats for a guy who is supposed to be our huge replacment for D-Lee. Maybe LiL Big Bagwell (Jason) will get the call to AA soon...

BTW: Ramp, how long have you been waiting to use that one!? lol.
 

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Stokes is playing just as bad in A ball as Adrian was in AAA
 

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Stokes is playing just as bad in A ball as Adrian was in AAA
So, in lamest terms, right now we are screwed...GREAT! :angry :p
 

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i guess

they are 21 and 20 years old.... or something around there
 

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Adrain is only 20 years old and he moved up the farm system pretty quick.He just need to regain his confidence and anyone is better than over paying for D.Lee.If the Marlins keep D.Lee at the overprice tag for next season and trade Lowell..............................

I'll declared my free agency .....
 

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