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    Even if he hits LH worse than RH, what really matters is if he hits LH better than Dunn, Bruce, and Griffey...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: CFer Brian Anderson

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    Even if he hits LH worse than RH, what really matters is if he hits LH better than Dunn, Bruce, and Griffey...
    He certainly hasnt done that in the majors yet.

    We dont know about Bruce though. I think he needs to out hit Freel or Hopper and im not sure he can even do that with out given a lot of at bats and time to work out his problems.

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    Saying we got lucky with Phillips would be selling Krivsky short. Did DanO get unlucky with Eric Milton, or was it just stupidity?
    Didn't mean to imply it was blind luck. They had good scouting, he took a chance, it worked out. My point, and I think you'd agree with me, is that sometimes failed former prospects are just that - failed. BP happened to turn it around, but most guys suddenly don't start hitting when they have no track record of doing it. BP is the exception, not the rule. So maybe Anderson turns it around, and I said I'd be OK with trying if we give them nothing of value. But the reality is the most likely scenario that involves us trading for Anderson is that we trade for him, give him some ABs, he still can't hit, and we part ways after the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SMcGavin View Post
    Didn't mean to imply it was blind luck. They had good scouting, he took a chance, it worked out. My point, and I think you'd agree with me, is that sometimes failed former prospects are just that - failed. BP happened to turn it around, but most guys suddenly don't start hitting when they have no track record of doing it. BP is the exception, not the rule. So maybe Anderson turns it around, and I said I'd be OK with trying if we give them nothing of value. But the reality is the most likely scenario that involves us trading for Anderson is that we trade for him, give him some ABs, he still can't hit, and we part ways after the season.
    I do agree. Sitting here at my computer I sometimes forget that a lot of Krivdawg's decisions are made based on scouting reports and not just stats. Hopefully Kirvdawg has heard good things about Anderson from a scout. Usually I'm not a fan of attributing stuff like this, but maybe Anderson struggled because he had to put up with Ozzie "crazy ball" Guillen...
    "On-base percentage is great if you can score runs and do something with that on-base percentage," Baker said. "Clogging up the bases isn't that great to me."

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    Re: CFer Brian Anderson

    Why not go after a kid who has skills and may just need a change of pace. I'm all for taking a flyer on him.
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    Re: CFer Brian Anderson

    Quote Originally Posted by *BaseClogger* View Post
    I do agree. Sitting here at my computer I sometimes forget that a lot of Krivdawg's decisions are made based on scouting reports and not just stats. Hopefully Kirvdawg has heard good things about Anderson from a scout. Usually I'm not a fan of attributing stuff like this, but maybe Anderson struggled because he had to put up with Ozzie "crazy ball" Guillen...
    Yeah and it seems like he made it up to the majors at a pretty young age. I mean it wouldn't be unprecedented for someone like him to figure it out, just unlikely. With the current make up of our team, I don't think we are going to be contenders in 08, so giving Anderson some ABs wouldn't be the worst thing ever.

    One thing is for sure, if WK trades for him, I'll give him a chance. You can't really argue with Krivsky's success getting contributers for nothing.


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