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    Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    Announced today was the decision to send EE to AAA to work on his overall game. Seems he's thought of very similarly by Jays fans as he was by us Reds fans - not so hot. He is just a cut below the grade and shows signs of promise that never last.

    It is said he handled the demotion with class, which was different than the reports after he was traded from Cincinnati that he celebrated about it.

    Good luck EE!

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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    So far this year he's hitting:

    .200/ .298/ .467/ .765

    If I had to guess, he'll rebound and make it back up in TOR, or perhaps get shipped again to a team like the AAAA Pirates where he might catch on.
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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    Really not surprising. Many on this board predicted this.

    I do hope he gets his act together and becomes a complete ball player. No matter how frustrating he was to watch, he always seemed like a good kid.
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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    I really thought he was going to turn into a pretty good player. Not saying he wasn't, because he had some great moments here, but overall, he was frustrating. I was a big fan of his for a long time though.

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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    Did he have options left?

    Strike another one in favor of the Reds in this deal

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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    Considering the injury he had to his wrists, I'm not surprised. He went on a tear after coming off the DL, but I'm thinking the wrist his still weak. I doubt he's with Toronto after this year. Pittsburgh would be a good fit. Houston, LAA, KC, even San Diego could use an upgrade at 3B offensively. Those same teams need a bat in LF too.
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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    Quote Originally Posted by mdccclxix View Post
    So far this year he's hitting:

    .200/ .298/ .467/ .765

    If I had to guess, he'll rebound and make it back up in TOR, or perhaps get shipped again to a team like the AAAA Pirates where he might catch on.
    The OBP is built almost entirely upon walks and the SLG is built almost entirely on 3 games in Arizona. He's been lifeless offensively for most of the season.
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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    Pittsburgh would be a good fit.
    Not with Pedro Alvarez in Pittsburgh.

    EdE is probably headed the way of a minor league contract w/ invite to ST somewhere in 2011.
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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve View Post
    Not with Pedro Alvarez in Pittsburgh.

    EdE is probably headed the way of a minor league contract w/ invite to ST somewhere in 2011.
    Maybe not 3B, but LF?
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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    Maybe not 3B, but LF?
    They've got Milledge, McCutchen and Tabata in the OF now, 3 young guys with potential. (This is assuming Garret Jones moves to !B, which appears to have happened.) EdE has never played OF. No fit.
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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    As another piece in this trade bites the dust, I gotta say the initial Rolen trade thread gets more and more entertaining to read.

    http://www.redszone.com/forums/showthread.php?t=77751

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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    Who was it that insisted EdE was an 800 OPS bat this year (or very nearly so)?
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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Who was it that insisted EdE was an 800 OPS bat this year (or very nearly so)?
    Me. I stand by that, but wrist injuries play havoc with your swing. His career says he's capable, and he's entering his prime production years.
    Quote Originally Posted by lollipopcurve
    They've got Milledge, McCutchen and Tabata in the OF now, 3 young guys with potential. (This is assuming Garret Jones moves to !B, which appears to have happened.) EdE has never played OF. No fit.
    As the Pirates youthful potential in LF... meh. The potential of Milledge sailed long ago. He never could hit. This year: .251 .328 .328 .656. EE's arm will play fine in LF, and his bat certainly will. I'd rather have EE than Milledge in LF.
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    Re: Edwin Encarnacion Sent to AAA Las Vegas

    EE hasn't been moved to LF yet... his next stop is 1st base or DH, his footwork destroys the effectiveness of his arm, his bat is pure RH Willie Greene at this point, his worth has equal value as well.


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