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Redman15
06-04-2008, 12:06 PM
BJ Szymanski sent to Louisville last night.

JaxRed
06-04-2008, 12:08 PM
That move is a bit suprising. I would have expected others first.

11larkin11
06-04-2008, 12:14 PM
Wow. Sean Cumberland, Sean Henry, and Cody Strait all deserved it before him.

BRM
06-04-2008, 12:16 PM
This is definitely a surprise.

RedsManRick
06-04-2008, 12:33 PM
Symanski is older than all of them. They way WJ has handled the minor leagues so far, I imagine this is him forcing BJ in to justifying his spot in the organization.

25 years old, .239/.283/.426 with 64 K to just 8 BB in 165 AB in AA. I wouldn't be surprised if he was let go or traded for cash to make room for this year's draft class.

lollipopcurve
06-04-2008, 12:34 PM
He's probably there to sit on the bench.

BRM
06-04-2008, 12:36 PM
He's probably there to sit on the bench.

That's what I'm thinking. BJ has essentially become an organizational soldier at this point. Just around to fill in the gaps wherever needed.

NJReds
06-04-2008, 12:58 PM
He's probably filling the space of the OF that'll come up to take Freel's spot on the roster if/when he goes on the DL.

camisadelgolf
06-05-2008, 02:16 PM
Hypothetically, what would you say his value is if he could consistently put up a .740 OPS as a solid center fielder in the big leagues? Is it really that unrealistic for him to do that? The guy oozes with talent, and personally, I'm not optimistic about him, but maybe it's not quite time to give up on him.

pahster
06-05-2008, 02:20 PM
Hypothetically, what would you say his value is if he could consistently put up a .740 OPS as a solid center fielder in the big leagues? Is it really that unrealistic for him to do that? The guy oozes with talent, and personally, I'm not optimistic about him, but maybe it's not quite time to give up on him.

Considering he's never done it in the minors, I don't think it's at all realistic.

camisadelgolf
06-05-2008, 02:37 PM
Lots of players did things in the Majors that they never did in the minors. Szymanski was especially raw when he was drafted, so maybe he needs more time. His minor league OPS is .726, so it's not like I'm talking about a jump from .660 to .760 within a two-year span.

BuckeyeRedleg
06-05-2008, 02:40 PM
Is he GG material in CF?

ochre
06-05-2008, 03:12 PM
Is he GG material in CF?
George Grande? I think he'd do a bit better than George... :)