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    Padres release Edmonds

    George must be in mourning the Padres have released Jim Edmonds.

    SAN DIEGO -- The Padres decided to sever ties with Jim Edmonds on Friday, releasing the 37-year-old, eight-time Gold Glove winner after he struggled offensively and defensively during the first month of the season.
    "It's just not happening for him statistically," Padres manager Bud Black said Thursday before a 5-4 loss to the Braves ended a 2-7 road trip, leaving the reeling Padres with a 12-23 record and in last place in the National League West.

    Edmonds, 37, was hitting just .178 with 24 strikeouts in 90 at-bats. He had just six hits in his last 55 at-bats. He wasn't in the starting lineup on Thursday in Atlanta, but appeared in the game as part of a double-switch, grounding out in his only at-bat.

    The Padres have recalled outfielder Jody Gerut from Triple-A Portland to take Edmonds' spot on the 25-man roster. Gerut, who made the Padres' Opening Day roster out of Spring Training, was hitting .308 with five home runs and 18 RBIs in 27 games.

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    Somewhere right now, this man needs a hug.
    a super volcano of ridonkulous suckitude.

    I simply don't have access to a "cares about RBI" place in my psyche. There is a "mildly curious about OBI%" alcove just before the acid filled lake guarded by robot snipers with lasers which leads to the "cares about RBI" antechamber though. - Nate

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    I have to chuckle....

    Must.


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    Maybe the Reds can hire Jimbo as an analyst and he can work with George.
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    Re: Padres release Edmonds

    I wonder if Edmonds did handstands summersaults while packing up his things?

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    I know it's in vogue to make fun of Edmonds around here, but the guy was a damn good ballplayer for a long time.

    Career OPS: .903
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Wasn't there a discussion on here a few years ago about if he was a HOFer or was that Pujols?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    I know it's in vogue to make fun of Edmonds around here, but the guy was a damn good ballplayer for a long time.

    Career OPS: .903

    Yes he was.

    Still doesn't make him any less of an arrogant showboat...at least on the field. No idea what he's like off of the field
    Last edited by Matt700wlw; 05-09-2008 at 04:47 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    I know it's in vogue to make fun of Edmonds around here, but the guy was a damn good ballplayer for a long time.

    Career OPS: .903
    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    Wasn't there a discussion on here a few years ago about if he was a HOFer or was that Pujols?
    I seem to remember a discussion on Edmonds, because I seem to remember being one of the few who thinks Edmonds is a legit HOFer.

    And I still do think Edmonds is a legit HOFer. Compare him historically to the game's HOF center fielders, and Edmonds is way up there ... further up there than people want to admit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJReds View Post
    Maybe the Reds can hire Jimbo as an analyst and he can work with George.

    And open up George and the Reds to a sexual harassment lawsuit? No thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    And open up George and the Reds to a sexual harassment lawsuit? No thank you.
    Yeah, I don't even want to think of the sounds we could be hearing from the booth.
    Poor Chris would be beside himself, in a sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cyclone792 View Post
    I seem to remember a discussion on Edmonds, because I seem to remember being one of the few who thinks Edmonds is a legit HOFer.

    And I still do think Edmonds is a legit HOFer. Compare him historically to the game's HOF center fielders, and Edmonds is way up there ... further up there than people want to admit.
    I just looked up his age comps on b-r. Surprisingly only one of them is a HOFer. Willie Stargell.

    His #1 comp is Ellis Burks, who, after looking at his numbers, had a heck of alot better career than i ever realized.

    Other comps:
    Fred Lynn
    Tim Salmon
    Reggie Smith
    Andres Galarraga
    Bobby Bonilla
    Gil Hodges
    Bob Johnson
    Larry Walker
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Somewhere right now, this man needs a hug.
    George is on the frowning side of the scoreboard tonight.

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    Re: Padres release Edmonds

    I hope Jocketty doesn't remember Jim.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    I just looked up his age comps on b-r. Surprisingly only one of them is a HOFer. Willie Stargell.

    His #1 comp is Ellis Burks, who, after looking at his numbers, had a heck of alot better career than i ever realized.

    Other comps:
    Fred Lynn
    Tim Salmon
    Reggie Smith
    Andres Galarraga
    Bobby Bonilla
    Gil Hodges
    Bob Johnson
    Larry Walker
    Fred Lynn's a good comp, and a guy I believe was/is underrated. Many of those other guys were corner outfielders or first basemen though. Edmonds' career as a corner outfielder or first baseman would fall short of the Hall, but put him in center with decent defense and it's a different beast. It's difficult to find say ... 15 center fielders in the game's history who were greater than Jim Edmonds, and if Edmonds is among the top 15 then it's tough to argue against his HOF creds.

    I look at it like this ... center fielders can be divided into groups. First, you've got the top tier ...

    Cobb
    Mays
    Speaker
    Mantle
    DiMaggio
    Charleston (Negro Leagues)

    Then two guys in the second tier ...

    Snider
    Griffey

    Seven major leaguers and one Negro Leaguer. Now let's see if anybody can name seven more center fielders who were all undeniably greater than Jim Edmonds.

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