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  • Geoff Blum signs with Padres.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/transactions

  • #2
    Why do the Padres trade/release all this young, decent talent for these losers?
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    • #3
      what do you have against blum? i'm not saying he's an all-star, but i don't think he's worthless.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by KingJ
        Why do the Padres trade/release all this young, decent talent for these losers?
        I've been wondering that myself for a few years.

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        • #5
          Number 1: Fire the Padres GM. How stupid can he be, he trades Brian Lawrence and cash to WAS for Vinny Castilla.Now Lawrence is with the Nats and has a contract option for 2007. If the Nationals exercise their option, the Padres have to pay half his alary plus incentives.

          Number 2: Geoff Blum(former expo) HE STINKS!!!
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          • #6
            Signing 33 year old 3B who has a career .705 OPS doesn't seem like the move that improves a club. Compound that with the Castilla trade and Tower seems to have los this grip on reality. Why didn't they just try to resign Randa??
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            • #7
              Originally posted by wilkerson_rulz
              Number 1: Fire the Padres GM. How stupid can he be, he trades Brian Lawrence and cash to WAS for Vinny Castilla.Now Lawrence is with the Nats and has a contract option for 2007. If the Nationals exercise their option, the Padres have to pay half his alary plus incentives.

              Number 2: Geoff Blum(former expo) HE STINKS!!!

              They signed Blum for his versatility not for his bat. He can play every infield positin, switch hit, is an outstanding teamate and brings alot to a club. Those are things you as a fan don't understand, and why you pay to watch the game and not make decisions.:grouchy

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              • #8
                Originally posted by hiddengem
                They signed Blum for his versatility not for his bat. He can play every infield positin, switch hit, is an outstanding teamate and brings alot to a club. Those are things you as a fan don't understand, and why you pay to watch the game and not make decisions.:grouchy
                I hope you are not Geoff Blum! h
                I'm sorry if I offended him.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by wilkerson_rulz
                  I hope you are not Geoff Blum! h
                  I'm sorry if I offended him.
                  I'm not Geoff, but a friend of his. He is a fine ballplayer and a great teamate.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by hiddengem
                    I'm not Geoff, but a friend of his. He is a fine ballplayer and a great teamate.
                    that may be, but his skill set is to be below average offensively at multiple positions, and slightly better than average defensively at multiple positions.
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Ravenlord
                      that may be, but his skill set is to be below average offensively at multiple positions, and slightly better than average defensively at multiple positions.
                      I don't understand what you are trying to say.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by hiddengem
                        I don't understand what you are trying to say.
                        as a 3B, SS, or 2B he is going to be a black hole offensively...not really as much a switch hitter as he is a switch batter. but at 3B and 2B, he's going to be better than the average defender at those positions. at SS he really seems miscast though. as long as he's not starting more than one or two games a week and/or hitting higher than 8th in the order he's a decent reserve to have around.

                        more or less, my point is that guys like Blum are easily replaceable at the MLB level. fortunately for him though, he hit a clutch homer in the World Series so that'll translate into extra cash and extra playing time.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Ravenlord
                          as a 3B, SS, or 2B he is going to be a black hole offensively

                          more or less, my point is that guys like Blum are easily replaceable at the MLB level.

                          This is very far from the truth. Starting and staying at one position is MUCH easier than having to be prepared to play a different position every night. Why do you think good utility players hang around forever.

                          No, Geoff might not be a natural shortstop but the fact that this is probably the 2nd most demanding position on the field and he can get the job done there speaks for itself.

                          If he is so easily replaced, then why did the WhiteSox trade for him and why did the Padres jump on the opporunity to re-sign him? Until you spent time in players shoes that has to be prepared to play a number of different postions at any given time you can't understand.

                          This guy can pinch hit for you from both sides of the plate and play any of the 4 infield positions at any given time. If he's so easily replaced, find me 10 more guys that have proven they can do this at the Major League level.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by hiddengem
                            If he is so easily replaced, then why did the WhiteSox trade for him and why did the Padres jump on the opporunity to re-sign him?
                            laziness. but all teams do this, and have all throughout the game's history. that's why a guy like Juan Castro not only keeps getting a starting job, but can get a million bucks at the same time. that and he's almost a name now because of the World Series.

                            This guy can pinch hit for you from both sides of the plate and play any of the 4 infield positions at any given time. If he's so easily replaced, find me 10 more guys that have proven they can do this at the Major League level.
                            704 OPS from the left, 705 from the right so...

                            1. Chone Figgins
                            2. Macier Izturis
                            3. Jose Vizcaino
                            4. Pete Orr
                            5. Abe Nunez
                            6. Jose Macias
                            7. Alex Cintron
                            8. Cesar Izturis
                            9. Willy Aybar
                            10. Jose Reyes
                            11. Kaz Matsui
                            12. Damian Jackson
                            13. Brian Roberts
                            14. Jimmy Rollins
                            15. Matt Kata
                            16. Bobby Hill
                            17. Felipe Lopez
                            18. D'Angelo Jimenez
                            19. Ray Olmedo
                            20. Luis Lopez
                            21. Desi Relaford
                            22. Ruben Gotay
                            23. Denny Hocking
                            24. Nick Punto
                            25. Luis Rodriguez
                            26. Mark Bellhorn

                            and given that utility guys are rarely if ever given anything remotely resembling a fair chance at the MLB level, i'm sure there are just as many (probably more) guys in AAA.

                            as well, if you drop the switch hitting restriction, another 40-50 guys join this list.
                            Last edited by Ravenlord; 01-06-2006, 06:19 AM.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by hiddengem
                              This is very far from the truth. Starting and staying at one position is MUCH easier than having to be prepared to play a different position every night. Why do you think good utility players hang around forever.

                              No, Geoff might not be a natural shortstop but the fact that this is probably the 2nd most demanding position on the field and he can get the job done there speaks for itself.

                              If he is so easily replaced, then why did the WhiteSox trade for him and why did the Padres jump on the opporunity to re-sign him? Until you spent time in players shoes that has to be prepared to play a number of different postions at any given time you can't understand.

                              This guy can pinch hit for you from both sides of the plate and play any of the 4 infield positions at any given time. If he's so easily replaced, find me 10 more guys that have proven they can do this at the Major League level.
                              Jamey Carroll
                              Damian Jackson
                              Marlon Andreson
                              Ryan Freel
                              Rob mackowiak
                              John Mabry
                              Brandon Inge
                              Jose Macias
                              and that's all I can think of for now...
                              Hiddengem
                              Cristobal

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