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    Pick your bench players

    It's early but I hope things are shaping up like this in Narron's head:

    Valentin - obvious reasons
    Aurilia - there's your veteran role player - back up for Lopez, Freel, EdE
    Hatteberg - back up for Dunn
    Q. McKracken - switch hitter, had 19 pinch hits last year to Cruz's 20 but adds better defense and speed
    Denorfia or Olmedo - outfield defense or infield defense for the late innings? Maybe you keep both and go with 11 pitchers to start.

    Cuts:
    Womack - should not make the team - can't be a defensive replacement and adds nothing to the offense that Olmedo can't do.
    Cruz - I'd keep him if he offered better defense
    Rhodes - This team needs defense not more power

    Thoughts???

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    Re: Pick your bench players

    Cruz
    Menechino
    Valentin
    Denorfia
    Hatteberg
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    Re: Pick your bench players

    Quote Originally Posted by UPRedsFan
    It's early but I hope things are shaping up like this in Narron's head:

    Valentin - obvious reasons
    Aurilia - there's your veteran role player - back up for Lopez, Freel, EdE
    Hatteberg - back up for Dunn
    Q. McKracken - switch hitter, had 19 pinch hits last year to Cruz's 20 but adds better defense and speed
    Denorfia or Olmedo - outfield defense or infield defense for the late innings? Maybe you keep both and go with 11 pitchers to start.

    Cuts:
    Womack - should not make the team - can't be a defensive replacement and adds nothing to the offense that Olmedo can't do.
    Cruz - I'd keep him if he offered better defense
    Rhodes - This team needs defense not more power

    Thoughts???
    That's the way I'd do it. Except I'd put Menechino in the running for the final bench spot along with Deno and Ray. I fully agree on the Womack cut. He doesn't deserve to be on any MLB team.

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    Re: Pick your bench players

    Aurillia
    Valentin
    Denorfia
    Hatteberg
    Olmedo

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    Re: Pick your bench players

    Valentin
    Aurilia
    Menechino
    Denorfia
    Hatteberg

    Obviously a backup C. We don't have any real defensive wizzes in the IF, but both Aurilia and Menechino can move around and not embarass themselves at the plate. Denorfia b/c we need an OF reserve who can play CF and Hatterberg for 1B, pinch hitting, and the emergency 3rd catcher.

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    Re: Pick your bench players

    Quote Originally Posted by UPRedsFan
    Cuts:
    Womack - should not make the team - can't be a defensive replacement and adds nothing to the offense that Olmedo can't do.
    Cruz - I'd keep him if he offered better defense
    Rhodes - This team needs defense not more power

    Thoughts???
    I totally agree on Womack, but you know darn well that's never going to happen.

    I wish there was a spot for Cruz. I like him a lot.
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    Re: Pick your bench players

    Denorfia - great defense, give him a good amount of ABs
    Valentin - played great last year, give him alot of ABs if he repeats last year
    Aurilia - while annoying, he played decent last year. A good bench player. Too bad Narron will probably start him.
    Hatteberg - back up Dunn, I wouldn't mind seeing him as long as Dunn is going to the OF
    Olmedo - great defense.

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    Re: Pick your bench players

    Valentin, Hatteberg, Aurilia, Menechino, Denorfia, & McCracken. That's a professional bench.

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    Re: Pick your bench players

    I will take Aurilia, Denorfia, Valentin, Hatteberg and Olmedo.

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    Re: Pick your bench players

    Who would I like as Bench players?

    Hatteberg
    Valentin
    Cruz
    Denorfia
    McCracken


    Who will it be - per Narron?

    Freel
    EdE (unless they send him to Louisville)
    McCracken
    Rhodes
    Hatteberg

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    Re: Pick your bench players

    I hope Denorfia gets a lot of PT this year. He made a diving catch in center field to save the game the other day. I don't have much to back this up, but I've heard Denorfia has a strong arm and from what I've seen has the range to cover a lot of ground. If his offense continues, I'd love to see Griffey dealt near the all star break and have this guy take over center full time.

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    Re: Pick your bench players

    Locks: Freel, Aurilia, Hattenberg, Valentine. (I predict Womack is going to start )

    Defornia makes it because he's the best backup OF we have.

    I'd prefer we go with 11 pitchers and carry another guy like McCracken (or whoever shows them the most in spring training). But I bet they start the year with 12 pitchers.

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    Re: Pick your bench players

    denorfia and cruz
    hatteberg aurilla
    and valentin


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