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Use AAA to see how Stokes and Andino work in left and second base, respectively.

 

No need to start service clocks for a potentially flawed experiment.

 

Still, I'm disappointed that Stokes' bat didn't force its way into the lineup yet Olivo is still getting carried as pretty much an offensive void...

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i have a feeling they're going to try andino out at second base. he certainly deserves a shot to prove he can play second base.

 

Yep, that's my feeling pretty much. And for Stokes there wasn't really that much space in the roster for him because he can only play 1st base and I think Jacobs had a lock on it already. If he could play LF :(

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I guess the thinking is that Andino needs more work at 2B and he can work at it more at the minor league level, but he was hitting so well in ST that I thought he was going to stay with the big club.

 

Then again, I was at the game vs the Orioles yesterday and saw Uggla flash some leather. He went into the outfield grass on a hard hit ground ball to his right. He dove to backhand the ball, got to his knees and made a strong accurate throw to get the out at first. Maybe that kind of play with his power at the plate made the difference. I also saw Uggla and Ramirez working with Hill, the infield coach, on a practice field located behind the left field wall at Fort Lauderdale Stadium. They were practicing the double plays. That made think that Uggla was giong to stay with the team.

 

Stokes can really hit with power. The guy is huge and during BP yesterday he hit some line drives that raised some eyebrows. I really don't know much about his defensive skills, but I guess that he will not be platooning with Jacobs at first. Helms will probably be the 1B back-up. Helm can also play several positions. There seems to be a special relationship between Giardi and Helms. (article in the Herald today has the details) If Jacobs does well we may not see Stokes in the majors as a Marlin.

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Use AAA to see how Stokes and Andino work in left and second base, respectively.

 

No need to start service clocks for a potentially flawed experiment.

 

Still, I'm disappointed that Stokes' bat didn't force its way into the lineup yet Olivo is still getting carried as pretty much an offensive void...

 

That's it, end of discussion. They're going to put them there and see how it goes.

 

Though they may use Stokes at 1B in the event that Jacobs flops.

 

We'll see.

 

This is great for Andino's ego though.

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Got a source on all these moves?

 

 

They were announced on the radio broadcast of today's game. They also mentioned that Willingham will be used as a catcher 3-4 days a week and be in LF the rest of the time. This is a smart move by Girardi, no use wearing one of your best offensive players out as a catcher when it's something relatively new to him. It looks as if no other moves are made, Aguila will be in LF opening day with Abercrombie in CF. Today's lineup has them batting Abercrombie 7 and Aguila 8. Hopefully they'll be able to provide the Fish with something that was really lacking the last two years - production from the bottom part of the lineup. I'm fairly certain that Aguila can do that in the bigs, Reggie remains to be seen.

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i cant belive i thought they were both having excellent springs but for some reason messenger, reed, baxter are still on the roster. ligtenberg and herges should make it and i think olsen shoudl go to im pissed about andino. he and ramirez could have been great up the middle

 

just so you know in today's sun sentinal it mentioned that baxter was taken off the 40-man

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Got a source on all these moves?

 

 

They were announced on the radio broadcast of today's game. They also mentioned that Willingham will be used as a catcher 3-4 days a week and be in LF the rest of the time. This is a smart move by Girardi, no use wearing one of your best offensive players out as a catcher when it's something relatively new to him. It looks as if no other moves are made, Aguila will be in LF opening day with Abercrombie in CF. Today's lineup has them batting Abercrombie 7 and Aguila 8. Hopefully they'll be able to provide the Fish with something that was really lacking the last two years - production from the bottom part of the lineup. I'm fairly certain that Aguila can do that in the bigs, Reggie remains to be seen.

Speaking of Abercrombie in CF. Not sure if this has been noted before....but in today's Sun-Sentinel it reported that opening day will be Abercrombie's first game in the Majors.

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I don't mean first time playing. It will be the first time he's ever even been AT a major league game. He's never been in a major league stadium during a game. Thought that was interesting.

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