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Bret Hart
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As you can see, Dominguez hits 7-for-32 (.219).

Despite he still Team RBI leader in ST, I'm just concerned about 3B status.

 

Right now, Rangers Chris Davis has been wanted to move to other teams, publicly.

(Rangers already have enough DH-1B players, like Napoli, Moreland and Young.)

 

So, I think there is a chance to get Davis as a corner infielder.

Not a good defender but he is young and rare lefty to us with power potential.

 

I know. We already had 3B Matt Dominguez. (I love this guy, too)

But, we must prepare the future.

 

Here is Chris Davis stats :

http://bit.ly/eNbA4o

 

What do you think about it? and who's gonna be our 3B at 2011 Opening day?

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Davis is more a long term project then a stop gap. Personally I'm fine with a Helms/Murphy platoon at third until we see if Dominguez is hitting in the minors or not. If we get into July and Dominguez is still struggling in AA/AAA then we see if there's a 3 month rental we can pick up at the trade deadline.

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It's a bit late for this team to be looking for stop-gaps at 3rd outside the organization if Dominguez starts out slow (as he likely will, considering he hit like .242 in AA last year, which I believe translates to .200 at the pro level). Chris Davis would make no sense, as he has no experience at 3rd, and has had a lot of developmental problems that would result in him being more of a project. This team doesn't need that.

 

I will be pissed, however, if Dominguez struggles and all we've got to replace him with is some kind of unholy Helms/Bonifacio/Murphy platoon from Hell.

 

I'm really afraid that having a dead bat in the lineup for several months like we did back in 2009 with Bonifacio is going to cost us another chance at the playoffs. Remember, we narrowly missed them in 2009 with him, and I just have a feeling that if we had even a replacement level player at that position instead of him, we make the playoffs.

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It's a bit late for this team to be looking for stop-gaps at 3rd outside the organization if Dominguez starts out slow (as he likely will, considering he hit like .242 in AA last year, which I believe translates to .200 at the pro level). Chris Davis would make no sense, as he has no experience at 3rd, and has had a lot of developmental problems that would result in him being more of a project. This team doesn't need that.

 

I will be pissed, however, if Dominguez struggles and all we've got to replace him with is some kind of unholy Helms/Bonifacio/Murphy platoon from Hell.

 

I'm really afraid that having a dead bat in the lineup for several months like we did back in 2009 with Bonifacio is going to cost us another chance at the playoffs. Remember, we narrowly missed them in 2009 with him, and I just have a feeling that if we had even a replacement level player at that position instead of him, we make the playoffs.

 

Well, one of the biggest differences there is that even with a dead bat, Doming is going to give us ++ defense. Boni, on the other hand, was good at literally nothing in 2009.

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It's a bit late for this team to be looking for stop-gaps at 3rd outside the organization if Dominguez starts out slow (as he likely will, considering he hit like .242 in AA last year, which I believe translates to .200 at the pro level). Chris Davis would make no sense, as he has no experience at 3rd, and has had a lot of developmental problems that would result in him being more of a project. This team doesn't need that.

 

I will be pissed, however, if Dominguez struggles and all we've got to replace him with is some kind of unholy Helms/Bonifacio/Murphy platoon from Hell.

 

I'm really afraid that having a dead bat in the lineup for several months like we did back in 2009 with Bonifacio is going to cost us another chance at the playoffs. Remember, we narrowly missed them in 2009 with him, and I just have a feeling that if we had even a replacement level player at that position instead of him, we make the playoffs.

 

Well, one of the biggest differences there is that even with a dead bat, Doming is going to give us ++ defense. Boni, on the other hand, was good at literally nothing in 2009.

Hey, woah there buddy! Bonifacio was good at speed.

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It's a bit late for this team to be looking for stop-gaps at 3rd outside the organization if Dominguez starts out slow (as he likely will, considering he hit like .242 in AA last year, which I believe translates to .200 at the pro level). Chris Davis would make no sense, as he has no experience at 3rd, and has had a lot of developmental problems that would result in him being more of a project. This team doesn't need that.

 

I will be pissed, however, if Dominguez struggles and all we've got to replace him with is some kind of unholy Helms/Bonifacio/Murphy platoon from Hell.

 

I'm really afraid that having a dead bat in the lineup for several months like we did back in 2009 with Bonifacio is going to cost us another chance at the playoffs. Remember, we narrowly missed them in 2009 with him, and I just have a feeling that if we had even a replacement level player at that position instead of him, we make the playoffs.

 

 

Right. It was all his fault. SPs had absolutely nothing to do with it.

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It's a bit late for this team to be looking for stop-gaps at 3rd outside the organization if Dominguez starts out slow (as he likely will, considering he hit like .242 in AA last year, which I believe translates to .200 at the pro level). Chris Davis would make no sense, as he has no experience at 3rd, and has had a lot of developmental problems that would result in him being more of a project. This team doesn't need that.

 

I will be pissed, however, if Dominguez struggles and all we've got to replace him with is some kind of unholy Helms/Bonifacio/Murphy platoon from Hell.

 

I'm really afraid that having a dead bat in the lineup for several months like we did back in 2009 with Bonifacio is going to cost us another chance at the playoffs. Remember, we narrowly missed them in 2009 with him, and I just have a feeling that if we had even a replacement level player at that position instead of him, we make the playoffs.

 

 

Right. It was all his fault. SPs had absolutely nothing to do with it.

That was a lot easier to fix than pitchers, who can have wild swings year to year in how well (or not) they pitch.

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It's a bit late for this team to be looking for stop-gaps at 3rd outside the organization if Dominguez starts out slow (as he likely will, considering he hit like .242 in AA last year, which I believe translates to .200 at the pro level). Chris Davis would make no sense, as he has no experience at 3rd, and has had a lot of developmental problems that would result in him being more of a project. This team doesn't need that.

 

I will be pissed, however, if Dominguez struggles and all we've got to replace him with is some kind of unholy Helms/Bonifacio/Murphy platoon from Hell.

 

I'm really afraid that having a dead bat in the lineup for several months like we did back in 2009 with Bonifacio is going to cost us another chance at the playoffs. Remember, we narrowly missed them in 2009 with him, and I just have a feeling that if we had even a replacement level player at that position instead of him, we make the playoffs.

 

 

Right. It was all his fault. SPs had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Our starting pitching wasn't even close to the worst part of that team. A ERA of 4.57 isn't great for a starting staff, but it's not far off from the league average of 4.30.

 

On the other hand, having a starter at a premium position who was one of the worst, if not the worst, starting position player all of baseball, who was good at literally nothing on the field... that kinda hurt us.

 

He couldn't hit for average.

He couldn't hit for power.

He couldn't run the bases.

He couldn't throw the ball well.

He couldn't field the ball well.

He couldn't understand the strikezone.

He couldn't walk.

 

He was a zero tool player, and he was starting at 3rd base.

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I'm really afraid that having a dead bat in the lineup for several months like we did back in 2009 with Bonifacio is going to cost us another chance at the playoffs. Remember, we narrowly missed them in 2009 with him, and I just have a feeling that if we had even a replacement level player at that position instead of him, we make the playoffs.

 

 

I hate Bonofacio but he was only 3 runs below replacement.

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It's a bit late for this team to be looking for stop-gaps at 3rd outside the organization if Dominguez starts out slow (as he likely will, considering he hit like .242 in AA last year, which I believe translates to .200 at the pro level). Chris Davis would make no sense, as he has no experience at 3rd, and has had a lot of developmental problems that would result in him being more of a project. This team doesn't need that.

 

I will be pissed, however, if Dominguez struggles and all we've got to replace him with is some kind of unholy Helms/Bonifacio/Murphy platoon from Hell.

 

I'm really afraid that having a dead bat in the lineup for several months like we did back in 2009 with Bonifacio is going to cost us another chance at the playoffs. Remember, we narrowly missed them in 2009 with him, and I just have a feeling that if we had even a replacement level player at that position instead of him, we make the playoffs.

 

 

Right. It was all his fault. SPs had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Our starting pitching wasn't even close to the worst part of that team. A ERA of 4.57 isn't great for a starting staff, but it's not far off from the league average of 4.30.

 

On the other hand, having a starter at a premium position who was one of the worst, if not the worst, starting position player all of baseball, who was good at literally nothing on the field... that kinda hurt us.

 

He couldn't hit for average.

He couldn't hit for power.

He couldn't run the bases.

He couldn't throw the ball well.

He couldn't field the ball well.

He couldn't understand the strikezone.

He couldn't walk.

 

He was a zero tool player, and he was starting at 3rd base.

 

I just gotta laugh every time someone points to one person and blames him for us not making the play offs. Outside of this board everyone else seems to see the real picture.

 

But you guys go ahead. It's great to start the day off with a laugh.

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I'm really afraid that having a dead bat in the lineup for several months like we did back in 2009 with Bonifacio is going to cost us another chance at the playoffs. Remember, we narrowly missed them in 2009 with him, and I just have a feeling that if we had even a replacement level player at that position instead of him, we make the playoffs.

 

 

I hate Bonofacio but he was only 3 runs below replacement.

 

I don't hate any guy on the team. But let's not forget he was forced into playing 3B because he was the only real option we had after the team put all their eggs in one basket thinking Gaby would be ready to go at 1B. Boni really wasn't ready for ML pitching, even if he did have a great ST. And a real nice first week of the regular season where almost everyone that now spills the hate was in love with the guy.

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It's a bit late for this team to be looking for stop-gaps at 3rd outside the organization if Dominguez starts out slow (as he likely will, considering he hit like .242 in AA last year, which I believe translates to .200 at the pro level). Chris Davis would make no sense, as he has no experience at 3rd, and has had a lot of developmental problems that would result in him being more of a project. This team doesn't need that.

 

I will be pissed, however, if Dominguez struggles and all we've got to replace him with is some kind of unholy Helms/Bonifacio/Murphy platoon from Hell.

 

I'm really afraid that having a dead bat in the lineup for several months like we did back in 2009 with Bonifacio is going to cost us another chance at the playoffs. Remember, we narrowly missed them in 2009 with him, and I just have a feeling that if we had even a replacement level player at that position instead of him, we make the playoffs.

 

 

Right. It was all his fault. SPs had absolutely nothing to do with it.

Our starting pitching wasn't even close to the worst part of that team. A ERA of 4.57 isn't great for a starting staff, but it's not far off from the league average of 4.30.

 

On the other hand, having a starter at a premium position who was one of the worst, if not the worst, starting position player all of baseball, who was good at literally nothing on the field... that kinda hurt us.

 

He couldn't hit for average.

He couldn't hit for power.

He couldn't run the bases.

He couldn't throw the ball well.

He couldn't field the ball well.

He couldn't understand the strikezone.

He couldn't walk.

 

He was a zero tool player, and he was starting at 3rd base.

 

I just gotta laugh every time someone points to one person and blames him for us not making the play offs. Outside of this board everyone else seems to see the real picture.

 

But you guys go ahead. It's great to start the day off with a laugh.

So you don't think he was the worst part of this team in 2009?

 

And who is everyone outside of the board? The stadium used to groan audibly when Boni would come up to bat in a key spot.

 

Can you actually comment on anything I said being incorrect? I can't see how anyone could successfully argue that he did any of those things correctly in 2009.

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Bonifacio was worth -.9 WAR in 2009. Even if you adjust for Gaby not being ready in 2009, he still put up a 2.4 WAR last year. Let's knock that down by 40% due to him not getting those extra 450 PAs in AAA, and you're still looking at a net positive of 2-3 wins just switching out a crappier version of last year's Gaby for 2009 Bonifacio.

 

The Marlins still theoretically fall 2-3 games short of the Giants, but running Bonifacio out there everyday for 3 months absolutely torpedoed that team's chances of doing anything.

 

He wasn't the only reason they missed the playoffs, but he was the single biggest reason; he took the most away, given his inabilities as a player and his playing time.

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