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    Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue Jays

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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

    Beane lovers say what?
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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

    Half of a DH platoon with Cust?

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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

    Quote Originally Posted by Jpup View Post
    Beane lovers say what?
    Not a bad wire pickup. He can knock it out and is entering what are typically prime years. Just keep him away from 3rd base.

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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

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    Half of a DH platoon with Cust?
    That's my guess. I don't think he sees much time at 3B.
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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

    I can see Edwin hitting more doubles in Oakland.

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    I can see Edwin hitting more Caribbean restaurants in Oakland.
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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

    What are the odds of EE actually putting on an As uni?
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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

    Edwin would be a nice buy low project. I think the odds of him putting it together are very slim, but its worth a shot.

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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

    21 HR's in 332 AB's. He's struggled to stay healthy (wrist injuries) the last two years, had an .803 OPS in the second half last year. If he DH's or is converted to LF he might hit 30+ HR's if his wrists are at full strength.

    my guess, IF he's 100%... .280 .340 .490 30+ HR's, 30+ doubles. I'd take him in LF over Gomes.
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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    my guess, IF he's 100%... .280 .340 .490 30+ HR's, 30+ doubles. I'd take him in LF over Gomes.
    Better numbers than I'd project for Rolen next year....

    edit: Also, I think 30+ HR, 30+ doubles, and a .280 batting average should be significantly higher than a .490 SLG.
    Last edited by kpresidente; 11-15-2010 at 11:40 AM.

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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

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    Better numbers than I'd project for Rolen next year....
    But Rolen's defense will be exceptionally better.
    I miss Adam Dunn.

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    No doubt. But we could have just signed Rolen anyway since he only had one year left on his deal at the time.

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    Re: Oakland A's claim third baseman Edwin Encarnacion off waivers from Toronto Blue J

    Quote Originally Posted by TRF View Post
    21 HR's in 332 AB's. He's struggled to stay healthy (wrist injuries) the last two years, had an .803 OPS in the second half last year. If he DH's or is converted to LF he might hit 30+ HR's if his wrists are at full strength.

    my guess, IF he's 100%... .280 .340 .490 30+ HR's, 30+ doubles. I'd take him in LF over Gomes.
    Edwin has never hit 30 HRs in a season. Couple that with him playing his home games in Oakland, it doesn't look like he will get there this season.

    Your post seems to me like the optimistic, hopeful posts of yesteryear here on RZ about Edwin. He will woo you with potential, but thats about it.


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