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Date Posted: 09:05:13 05/10/00 Wed
Author: Mernie
Subject: Re: talkin smack about my beloved diamondbacks
In reply to: cyc 's message, "Re: talkin smack about my beloved diamondbacks" on 08:52:40 05/10/00 Wed

> > Hey cyc.... I have a question for you. First off
> > congrats on the sweep of the Pads... But in the 7
> > games against the D'backs, Ed Sprague has 5 HR,
> > several doubles and 2 game winning hits for the
> Pads.
> > Matt Williams is out for a while still, so how about
> > Sprague for a good prospect? Even when Matt does
> come
> > back, Sprague can rest him, and you've seen what he
> > can do in late-inning pinch hit situations. Sprague
> > is having a hard time getting into games here,
> because
> > Nevin and Klesko are better... but he's too good to
> be
> > "just" a pinch hitter, ya know? They're putting
> > Klesko in the OF just to get Sprague in games (no way
> > he can play OF). So how about it? I was thinking
> > about a prospect like Ben Norris (not likely) or
> maybe
> > Andrew Good. So get on the phone and call Colangelo
> > dude!
> howdy jp you have a great point on sprague and the
> last time arizona went and got a d-back killer it was
> steve finley and he has been pretty good offensively
> and defensively in center field but the only problem
> we have andy fox who can play 2b,ss and 3b not much of
> a hitter but alright defensively and a hard nosed
> player and also danny klassen who is young and still
> trying to learn how to hit major league pitching but
> he made one heckuava a double play last night and he
> can play three positions as well in the infield and i
> cant forget the pinch hitting specialist lenny harris
> who is a liability in the field at third base but he
> has occasional power and seems more comfortable in the
> role of pinch hitter, sprague is a much better hitter
> and i do agree he needs to be somewhere where his bat
> can be used everyday so tell me what you think of
> these options how about a trade to the rangers for say
> mike lamb or a pitching prospect or one of the members
> of ranger relief corps they were awesome last year i
> am not sure how they have been this year up until this
> point in the season. ( option 2) the yankees have a
> rich farm system at the moment and are hurting for a
> thirdbaseman with brosius being out not that the
> yankees need anymore help winning games but they
> currently have a extremely rich farm system or maybe
> you could get ramiro mendoza and a prospect for say ed
> sprague and sterling hitchcock. anyways those are a
> couple of ideas i came up with using my 3 cent iq
> take it easy jp

gawd, i love to hear men talk about baseball....

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