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    Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    per MLBtraderumors. Duncan was released I dunno is this the type of guy we should take a flyer on? He's 28, bats LH, has power and good OBP stats, at worst he's a 4th OF. He had solid years in St.Louis 2006-2007, but injuries have stalled him. He can play the corner OF spots as well as 1B, he wouldn't be a bad pickup on the cheap IMO! Thoughts?

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    At worse he's a player without a position who can no longer hit.

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    Was hitting .190 / .258 /.298 in 80+ AB for Pawtuckett.

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    He can't hit and can't play defense. He is alright at 1B, but horrible in the Outfield. It was so frustrating to watch him here in St. Louis. Every Cardinal fan was so excited to see him traded. I guess he can't do too much harm as long as he stays in the minors.

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    Only if he brings his dad with him.
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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    I'll risk the ire of the propriety police: I've said it several times: Chris Duncan's a juicer who hid behind his pops.

    Moonface city.

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Only if he brings his dad with him.
    If he brought his dad with him, then you would have to deal with Chris being a starter on the MLB team.

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    If he brought his dad with him, then you would have to deal with Chris being a starter on the MLB team.

    Well, Chris couldn't upseat the Cards firstbaseman, and he wasn't much....

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    Quote Originally Posted by PuffyPig View Post
    Well, Chris couldn't upseat the Cards firstbaseman, and he wasn't much....
    Right...Duncan didn't have a position in St Louis. When he stopped hitting, he didn't have much use anywhere. LRussa refused to send him to the minors no matter how bad he did. So the only option was for the GM to trade him. LaRussa and Duncan were upset, and Duncan reportedly threatened to quit, but everyon denied that happened.

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    heck, if Dave won't do it then let's offer the pitching coach job to his first baseman/son. let's test them genes .

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    Right...Duncan didn't have a position in St Louis. When he stopped hitting, he didn't have much use anywhere. LRussa refused to send him to the minors no matter how bad he did. So the only option was for the GM to trade him. LaRussa and Duncan were upset, and Duncan reportedly threatened to quit, but everyon denied that happened.
    I would have to believe that his Dad is waaaaaaaay more professional than that. He's been in this game a long time.
    It's absolutely pathetic that people can't have an opinion from actually watching games and supplementing that with stats. If you voice an opinion that doesn't fit into a black/white box you will get completely misrepresented and basically called a tobacco chewing traditionalist...
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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    Quote Originally Posted by MattyMo4Life View Post
    LRussa refused to send him to the minors no matter how bad he did. So the only option was for the GM to trade him. LaRussa and Duncan were upset, and Duncan reportedly threatened to quit, but everyon denied that happened.

    How could Larussa refuse to send him to the minors? It's not his choice. If the GM had the guts to trade him, surely he had the guts to send him to the minors.

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    You need to be pretty bad to be a Pawsox reject, they are just a dreadful team this season.
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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    I don't think he is worth our time. Balentin has a way bigger upside as do the other young OFs in the system. I agree with FCB: I think Duncan was a juicer. I can't prove it, but his stats and injury history sure suggest a strong case.

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    Re: Red Sox release Chris Duncan

    Chris and Shelly would do themselves well by buying some Duncan Donut's franchises.


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