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    Trade for LaHair?

    With the Cubs in full melt-down mode, perhaps Dr. Epstein could be enticed to deal him.

    Clearly, Theo's a genius of the Beane-order, and should appreciate the opportunity to prove it.

    And maybe the Chicago FO still doubts that LaHair is the real deal.

    He's currently sitting at .299/.394/.584/.978.

    But two weeks ago his numbers were .365/.460/.712/1.171, so now could be the time to buy if you're the Reds.

    For some inexplicable reason the Cubs are stalling on bringing Rizzo up and moving LaHair to LF.

    LaHair as the new Cincinnati LF. Make it happen, Walter.
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    Can he play left at all?

    He bats lefty?

    League will adjust to him sooner than later would be my guess.

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    Re: Trade for LaHair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    He bats lefty?
    Yep. Really nice swing.

    I'd ply Epstein with relievers.
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    Still say odds are very high that the league figures him out and he seems like more of a first baseman.

    Kevin Maas

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    14 career starts in the OF

    He's 29 and only 90 career games?

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    Re: Trade for LaHair?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ironman92 View Post
    14 career starts in the OF

    He's 29 and only 90 career games?
    Late bloomer. It does happen.

    It's possible that the Cubs have been looking to move him. They may not want LaHair in LF.

    That could also explain why they've let Rizzo collect 43 or so HR in AAA.

    In short, they could potentially devalue him like the Reds devalued Alonso, or worse, Grandal.
    Last edited by malcontent; 05-28-2012 at 11:57 PM.

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    Raul Ibanez is about the only comparison of a late bloomer like this I can think of.....

    LeHair is good buy just doesn't seem like the right fit IMO

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    Re: Trade for LaHair?

    Why would the cubs deal him?

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    Re: Trade for LaHair?

    Quote Originally Posted by brm7675 View Post
    Why would the cubs deal him?
    Because he's blocking Rizzo?

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    Re: Trade for LaHair?

    Sounds like the Yonder Alonso situation once again.

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    Re: Trade for LaHair?

    You're leaving out some important details, namely that his impressive triple-slash line is buoyed by an unsustainable BABIP (currently .388) and an insanely high HR/FB rate (currently 30.3%). Add in the fact that he's a 1B, I'm not sure how he'd be considered a fit.

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    Re: Trade for LaHair?

    Quote Originally Posted by nmculbreth View Post
    You're leaving out some important details, namely that his impressive triple-slash line is buoyed by an unsustainable BABIP (currently .388) and an insanely high HR/FB rate (currently 30.3%). Add in the fact that he's a 1B, I'm not sure how he'd be considered a fit.
    I don't know about his BABIP, but in over 4000 MiLB PA, he's got these numbers:

    .295/.362/.503/.865

    And in 379 MLB PA, these:

    .277/.360/.473/.833

    That looks like a hitter...with an eye...to me. He would provide a third LH bat, which this team sorely needs.

    The hope would be that he's athletic enough to play LF. If the Cubs are hesitant to move him there, I think the Reds should jump on it.

    Seriously, they gave Alonso a short-lived trial there, and this guy has to be 10X the OF Alonso was.

    For you Browns fans out there, consider it a Brandon Weeden move.
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    Re: Trade for LaHair?

    This is a bad idea of epic proportions. See my other reply in the "Cubs" post.

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    Re: Trade for LaHair?

    I believe that the Cubs are keeping Rizzo down to avoid his "service time" numbers. Rumor has it that he will be called up in less than a month. And when he does, LaHair will move to the outfield
    ...and this one belongs to the Reds.

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    Re: Trade for LaHair?

    Quote Originally Posted by malcontent View Post
    Because he's blocking Rizzo?
    So move him or Rizzo to another position....


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