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    Justin Turner sighting

    One of my 9 year-old twins is an Indians fan, so we went to Sunday's Orioles game at Progressive Field. Justin Turner (in the Hernandez/Freel deal) must have gotten a September callup, he pinch hit, pulled one hard to 1b that Andy Marte booted and then beat the throw from Villanueva.

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    Re: Justin Turner sighting

    He did get called up by the Orioles at the beginning of September. I don't have all his stats handy but I know he did very well for them in the minors so they brought him up to see what he could do at the major league level.
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    Re: Justin Turner sighting

    Speaking of good years... Look at Brandon Waring

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=519397

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    Re: Justin Turner sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by JaxRed View Post
    Speaking of good years... Look at Brandon Waring

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/m...pbp&pid=519397
    Waring was the kid I was most disappointed that we dealt away. I really think he's going to be something special.
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    Re: Justin Turner sighting

    Nice step forward from Waring -- an increase in walks and a decrease in strikeouts -- from 8.5% & 31.0% to 9.4% & 22.7%. I don't remember how well he plays 3B, but that's a jump from suspect to legit prospect with the bat.

    Turner hit .300/.362/.388 in AAA. Not sure he's going to be much more than a 25th man type. With Sutton and Richar around, there clearly wasn't room for him in Cincy.
    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: Justin Turner sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Nice step forward from Waring -- an increase in walks and a decrease in strikeouts -- from 8.5% & 31.0% to 9.4% & 22.7%. I don't remember how well he plays 3B, but that's a jump from suspect to legit prospect with the bat.

    Turner hit .300/.362/.388 in AAA. Not sure he's going to be much more than a 25th man type. With Sutton and Richar around, there clearly wasn't room for him in Cincy.
    Waring was once considered the best defensive 3B in the MWL, but it was pretty faint praise at the time since no one stood out at the time. At this point, he's considered more of a 1B than a 3B. He was also slightly older than most of the pitchers he had success against.

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    Re: Justin Turner sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by camisadelgolf View Post
    Waring was once considered the best defensive 3B in the MWL, but it was pretty faint praise at the time since no one stood out at the time. At this point, he's considered more of a 1B than a 3B. He was also slightly older than most of the pitchers he had success against.
    Sounds like he could be an Aubrey Huff type...
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by RedsManRick View Post
    Sounds like he could be an Aubrey Huff type...
    I'd bet a lot of money that he won't ever become anything like that.

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    Re: Justin Turner sighting

    I will take Justin Turner over Danny Richar 10 times out of 10

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    Re: Justin Turner sighting

    For a year of Ramon Hernandez

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    Re: Justin Turner sighting

    Quote Originally Posted by Homer Bailey View Post
    For a year of Ramon Hernandez
    Don't forget our freedom from Ryan Freel. :O)

    And I'd actually like to see Hernandez brought back (for cheaper of course). He was surprisingly good defensively and after a slow start, he started showing signs of his old hitting before the injuries mounted.
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