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    Honestly .... I know its not easy but i don t know how long he is going to sit on the bench without wanting to leave the club...and yes it is early in the season but iam not impressed about J Jones. Weak average of 180 ish so far and not the best arm in the outfield. We ve seen that Inge plays the OF perfectly fine (I would love to see him back on 3rd though) ...anyways.....would be sad to see him leave..he is a very talented player

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    Originally posted by Takeover82 View Post
    Honestly .... I know its not easy but i don t know how long he is going to sit on the bench without wanting to leave the club...and yes it is early in the season but iam not impressed about J Jones. Weak average of 180 ish so far and not the best arm in the outfield. We ve seen that Inge plays the OF perfectly fine (I would love to see him back on 3rd though) ...anyways.....would be sad to see him leave..he is a very talented player
    I actually like Inge coming off the bench and playing wherever he is needed. That's quite a luxury, that sort of versality. He can fill in in a pinch for any ailing or slumping player, and with an aging lineup that's going to happen.
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    • #3
      As it is, Inge will get into loads of games this year. Think of him as this generation's Tony Phillips. He's not the same kind of offensive player at all, but when you can play 5 positions well enough to be used on defence, and hit enough to be a regular, don't you think that Leyland will use him as much as possible? A guy like Inge is worth 2 or possibly 3 normal bench players, and he allows Leyland to carry an extra relief pitcher.

      He didn't start last night because Leyland obviously needs to try out Guillen at 3B, Sheffield seems to be swinging better, a righty was pitching for the Yanks, and up to this point Inge had started 7 games in a row.

      I expect Leyland to let the Guillen experiment at third go for a full month, then there's this possibility:

      http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/rumors/p...?urn=mlb,79990

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      • #4
        Inge will be in CF tonight against the leftie Petite.

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        • #5
          Obviously, examining all the different possible scenarios, Sheffield is the X factor here. No Sheff? Guillen mostly at DH and Inge at 3b.

          Sheff finally gets hot? Guillen at 3B and Inge as super-sub.

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          • #6
            After Guillen's game-costing error at 3B yesterday, we have to say it: Put Inge back at 3B...PERMANENTLY! Are we going to have to endure inept infield play all season?:disbelief:

            Sheff and Jacque Jones have got to go. Recall Clete Thomas and platoon him in LF with Thames. Rotate Guillen and Cabrera between 1B and DH.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by moldyoldie View Post
              After Guillen's game-costing error at 3B yesterday, we have to say it: Put Inge back at 3B...PERMANENTLY! Are we going to have to endure inept infield play all season?:disbelief:

              Sheff and Jacque Jones have got to go. Recall Clete Thomas and platoon him in LF with Thames. Rotate Guillen and Cabrera between 1B and DH.

              I cant agree more!!!

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              • #8
                Right now it is not to hard to project that the final season stats will be something along the lines of where the players numbers are now x5 since the season is 33 games old and 33 x 5 = 165 (close enough)*.

                So, I hope all you guys wanting Inge in are okay with his projected numbers being 15 HR, 70 RBI and 115 K, give or take a handful seeing that he will be in the everyday lineup (although he has played in 28 of 33 games already).

                Myself I would like to see Cabrera put back on 3B and left alone. You did not see Joe Torre throwing A-Rod on 1B every time A-Rod looked a mess at 3rd (quite often to my recollection). I think Miguel's offensive/defensive skews will be better in the long run than Guillen playing out of position or the offensive drop off Inge will feature. I guess that still leaves a hole at 1B, but at least only one guy (Guillen) will be playing out of position, unless you wanna roll with Thames at 1st and DH Guillen?

                Cabrera to 1st base down the road, sure. Let the guy get an inning or 2 at the position in spring training before sending him there in normal circumstances. It almost seems to me like Leyland is a chimp throwing poop into a fan and hoping something will stick?

                *projecting out Magglio and Miguel's numbers 30HR each, 115 and 110 RBI respectively.

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