|By Jason A. Churchill||By 02-20-2013|
|1. By: Paul Martin on 02-20-2013 03:56:58|
Bonderman a favorite and Beavan a long shot??? I would have guessed it would be the other way around? Is Bonderman healthy?
I sure hope we don't cut Casper Wells in favor of Jason Bay. I would be fine with cutting our losses with Bay today. How much will his spring training stats mean anyway? Once Ibanez was signed, Bay became redundant. Gutierrez is a major health risk already and we don't need another one...
|2. By: Docmilo on 02-20-2013 07:10:50|
How about the non-battle. From the little I've read and the short clips that have been available, I'm sold on Shoppach. He'll get his fair amount of playing time, but the guy seems to be sold on coaching up the young kids. I can see him in Montero's back pocket this season constantly schooling him on being a major league backstop. I could even see the M's bringing him back next year to do the same for Zunino.
He's going to take a ton of pressure off the kids showing them how to get it done.
|3. By: Edman on 02-20-2013 09:16:17|
Paul, how about not cutting off your nose, in spite of your face? Wells hasn't exactly been spectacular, when Bay has had spectacular in his past. You're all for cutting Bay now? And this is based on what, your high level of player analysis, or personal opinion?
They both come in to compete for an outfield job. That's how you get the best team, not jumping to conclusions based on limited information or conjecture.
Let Bay and Wells compete, which is as it's suppose to be. If Bay can return to his old form, he's an asset. If he doesn't, he'll be unemployed.
|4. By: Paul Martin on 02-20-2013 09:47:35|
@3 2008 was his last really productive season, although 2009 was serviceable. I just don't see it happening. Also, for a fourth outfielder Wells is able to play all 3 outfield positions, and play them well. It makes Wells a great late inning defensive replacement for Morse or Ibanez. Can't say the same about Bay, not even close.
I am not saying Wells should be playing everyday or that he will be a star. Heck, I wish we still had Doug Fister and the trade for Wells et all never happened...
I know they are going to compete in spring and the team isn't going to cut Bay now. But if they did, I would be fine with that!
|5. By: Galway on 02-20-2013 09:52:09|
If Bay has issues from the concussions as theorised it will be obvious right away he doesn't have it anymore. As bad as things were in NY he was a model of work ethic and everyone there had nothing but praise for his work and atitude. His swing really hasn't been the problem, he just seemed to be guessing. If it isn't the concussion he will contribute and deserves a look. Unfortunately I think it is and think he will be out of baseball soon. Hope not, was a great guy in NY despite having reason to be down. I see nothing wrong with letting them compete.
|6. By: Wishhiker on 02-20-2013 14:05:42|
Bay had a concussion with balance and vision symptoms which is considered to be the longest recovery time among concussion symptoms. Wells was reported to have had "vertigo like symptoms" (balance and vision symptoms) after being hit in the face with a pitch. I know it's never been reported as such, but it seems to me Wells has been suffering from the same concussion symptoms as Bay. Who is better dealing with long term concussion issues or most recovered is hard to say but that seems to be the battle.
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