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Linden was waived by the Giants and claimed by the fish. Gall was designated for assignment.
 

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I doubt Gall gets claimed.

And Linden is just another Joe Borchard. Color me meh.
 

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I don't know how to feel about this. Is this good or bad? I'm clueless. :confused
 

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Lovin this move... It can't hurt. Maybe he'll be lightning in a bottle.
 

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He's a few years younger than Borchard, maybe a bit more upside.
 

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This move certainly can't hurt. It's low rish and he could randomly hit a bunch of homers if he gets lucky while he's here.
 

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I love this move. He can play cf and has some pop.
 

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Low risk and possible high reward...he's had a good minor league career, and only 26. Even if he can't become more then a AAAA player, it's not like we lose much. I'm happy.

And he's not Joe Botch-ard.
 

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Former collegiate first round MLB pick. Switch hitter. Good power but nothing else at all.

We already have one of these :shifty
 

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He absolutely owned the PAC-10... his OPS his senior year was 1042, and I think he was a Pacific league all-star in 05. I love this move as well.

Wow, I feel refreshed... a move I have some confidence in from the FO.
 

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Former collegiate first round MLB pick. Switch hitter. Good power but nothing else at all.

We already have one of these :shifty

At least Borchard strikes out "ONLY" 35% of the time. This guy is over 40% this year....
 

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Yes, he is Borchard's mini-me and I am delighted to have him.

I'd love to see the Marlins take a chance on a catcher somewhere like this.
The fact that they gave Olivo $2 million without even taking him to arbitration(still scratching my head) and almost refuse to sit him, and the only C they brought in was Baker who we could of kept for nothing just a year ago but felt fit to waive him...I doubt it happens.
 

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He absolutely owned the PAC-10... his OPS his senior year was 1042, and I think he was a Pacific league all-star in 05. I love this move as well.

Wow, I feel refreshed... a move I have some confidence in from the FO.
You want to take a guess who had an OPS of 1.057 his senior year and PAC-10 All star in 1999? I'll give you a hint....graduated from Stanford....
 

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He absolutely owned the PAC-10... his OPS his senior year was 1042, and I think he was a Pacific league all-star in 05. I love this move as well.

Wow, I feel refreshed... a move I have some confidence in from the FO.
You want to take a guess who had an OPS of 1.057 his senior year and PAC-10 All star in 1999? I'll give you a hint....graduated from Stanford....

John Gall?
 

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He absolutely owned the PAC-10... his OPS his senior year was 1042, and I think he was a Pacific league all-star in 05. I love this move as well.

Wow, I feel refreshed... a move I have some confidence in from the FO.
You want to take a guess who had an OPS of 1.057 his senior year and PAC-10 All star in 1999? I'll give you a hint....graduated from Stanford....

Linden does have better career minor league stats though, with both sharing similiar time at certain leagues (One year of lots of time in AA, 4 years of AAA), with better AVG/OBP/SLG/OPS (not much in all but still better). Linden's minors BB/SO ratio of 0.52 isn't sexy, but it also isn't Borchard's 0.38.

I'm not saying Linden is going to be some kind of savior...but I'd rather have him then Borchard.
 

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