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    BJ to Louisville

    BJ Szymanski sent to Louisville last night.

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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    That move is a bit suprising. I would have expected others first.
    The lowest acceptable payroll amount for ownership to show they are not greedy pigs is 15 million more than they are currently paying. No matter what that currently is.

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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    Wow. Sean Cumberland, Sean Henry, and Cody Strait all deserved it before him.
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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    This is definitely a surprise.

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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    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.
    Games are won on run differential -- scoring more than your opponent. Runs are runs, scored or prevented they all count the same. Worry about scoring more and allowing fewer, not which positions contribute to which side of the equation or how "consistent" you are at your current level of performance.

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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    He's probably there to sit on the bench.
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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    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.

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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    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.
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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    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.

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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    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.

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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    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.

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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    Is he GG material in CF?

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    Re: BJ to Louisville

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Is he GG material in CF?
    George Grande? I think he'd do a bit better than George...
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