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    From Fangraphs, an article about two players, on being Wladimir Balentien.

    OF Wladimir Balentien, Reds

    Balentien is another guy who has shown prolific power in the major leagues. With the rise of Michael Saunders in left field and Balentien underperforming in Seattle, the Mariners were forced to jettison the 25 year old outfielder last season. Outside of some home runs, though, Balentien has been poor in the major leagues so far, compiling a terrible wOBA of .285 in his first 559 PAs. Balentien’s solid minor league numbers – two seasons in AAA with .370+ wOBAs – give hope for breakout. CHONE expects a huge power surge and a .358 wOBA in Cincinnati next season.

    The question is if he can make the big club. His major league numbers, as mentioned, are very discouraging, and he’s certainly behind Drew Stubbs and Jay Bruce on the depth charts. Chris Dickerson and the newly re-signed Jonny Gomes probably will make the team as well. That leaves Balentien in a fight with Laynce Nix for the 5th outfielder spot, meaning that with a poor spring, Balentien could find himself job-hunting again. I wouldn’t count on it, though, as Balentien could be a major piece in a potentially resurgent Reds lineup.
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    BTW, I want props for spelling "Wladimir Balentien" correctly without looking it up.
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    Re: Out of Options

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    BTW, I want props for spelling "Wladimir Balentien" correctly without looking it up.

    No dice. You copied straight from the article so you could have just pasted it straight from the article. :
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip R View Post
    No dice. You copied straight from the article so you could have just pasted it straight from the article. :
    No, no. I typed the post in the order you see it!
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    Re: Out of Options

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    No, no. I typed the post in the order you see it!
    I will give you some props. I always miss the second "e" in his last name.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    BTW, I want props for spelling "Wladimir Balentien" correctly without looking it up.
    I'll give you some PEACE
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    I'm not giving you props, you misspelled "one"
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    Re: Out of Options

    Quote Originally Posted by nate View Post
    BTW, I want props for spelling "Wladimir Balentien" correctly without looking it up.
    Mad wlprops!

    I think Balentien makes the team. Jocketty seems to really like him so I think it will take a pretty dismal spring performance for Wlad to be shown the door.
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    Re: Out of Options

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I'm not giving you props, you misspelled "one"
    LOLLL that's awesome.
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    Re: Out of Options

    Quote Originally Posted by savafan View Post
    I'm not giving you props, you misspelled "one"

    He can spell "Balentien" but he can't spell "one".

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