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    Lutz

    With the recent emergence of playing time for Robinson and Paul getting almost all of the other starts, it's about time to send Lutz down. I assume that happens whenever Heisey comes back? (Sigh.)

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    Yeah that would be my guess. He has options and though I like his potential, he didn't exactly "wow" anyone during his limited time here. He definitely has some things to work on if he wants to stick in the future (do people not walk in Germany?) Still, it's nice to know he's in the system

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    I agree. I can see potential with him, and the increased number of ABs he will get at AAA should help him to improve.

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    Re: Lutz

    Quote Originally Posted by LexRedsFan View Post
    With the recent emergence of playing time for Robinson and Paul getting almost all of the other starts, it's about time to send Lutz down. I assume that happens whenever Heisey comes back? (Sigh.)
    It was time two weeks ago, but they have no one else until Heisey is ready. It is a shame to stunt his development, he needs to play everyday not a few ab's a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REDSD View Post
    I agree. I can see potential with him, and the increased number of ABs he will get at AAA should help him to improve.
    Agreed. Talent is there, he just needs seasoning in the minors. He'll be a good solid player with a bit more time IMO. The kid seems to have a good attitude and work ethic.

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    Re: Lutz

    Quote Originally Posted by LexRedsFan View Post
    With the recent emergence of playing time for Robinson and Paul getting almost all of the other starts, it's about time to send Lutz down. I assume that happens whenever Heisey comes back? (Sigh.)
    I won't mind getting Heisey back as long as XP and Robinson still get the starts in LF. Will be nice to have a right handed hitter off the bench other than Hannahan.

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    Lutz should go back down to AA, instead of AAA, he has not had great success at that level yet. They will likely send him to Louisville, but it should be Florida.

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    Re: Lutz

    Quote Originally Posted by gfas View Post
    I won't mind getting Heisey back as long as XP and Robinson still get the starts in LF. Will be nice to have a right handed hitter off the bench other than Hannahan.
    Hannahan is a lefty.
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    Re: Lutz

    Quote Originally Posted by Vottomatic View Post
    Hannahan is a lefty.
    right you are.

    the rare lefty batting, righty throwing

    regardless, i'm tired of seeing hannahan come off the bench to hit, and like I said we need a righty available to do that

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    Re: Lutz

    Quote Originally Posted by Jacque Jones View Post
    (do people not walk in Germany?)
    Hehe. But heck yeah. We walk over here. But i was thinking more or less the same thing. "Junge, mehr Geduld am Schlag. Schwing nicht nach jedem Mist!" translated being "Kid learn to have patience and donīt swing at any crap you are seeing!"

    I really love the fact that the first "real" German ever to make it to The Show is playing for our beloved organisation. But he had to be called up waaaay to early. Send him down again asap so he really gets the chance to play every day. Cause thatīs what he really needs.

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    Not so sure spending a little time in the Bigs stunts guys growth. Maybe it serves to show guys how far they need to go to make it. And gives them a taste of the sweet life, so when they go back down they are that much more determined to get back.

    I'm guessing several years in the minors can seem like a forced-march at times.

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    Re: Lutz

    I'd like to see Lutz in Louisville.
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    Re: Lutz

    I will contribute nothing by adding that I also like his potential and hope he can improve with some more time in the minors. I'd like to see some consistency in LF. I don't know what the stats are showing, but defensively I think Choo has been looking much better (in the recent games I've seen). Against the Giants the other night he had to long balls hit over his head to the warning track that he chased down with no problem. I wish his May hitting would come back though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KYBatsFan View Post
    I'd like to see Lutz in Louisville.


    You should see him there most if not all of next season. ( Barring injury or trade)

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    Re: Lutz

    Quote Originally Posted by Beer&Bourbon View Post
    Against the Giants the other night he had to long balls hit over his head to the warning track that he chased down with no problem. I wish his May hitting would come back though.
    I agree completely about his D. He seems to be learning the angles nicely and picking up the ball much better off the bat.

    He had the walk-off tonight. Very nice. I'm digging this playing the Giants thing.


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