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Postby The_Met_Threat » Sat May 27, 2006 1:32 am

Hes a pretty bad defensive player, bottom half in terms of 3b, but hes definately better than Russ Adams.
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Postby mweir145 » Sat May 27, 2006 3:20 am

I was just thinking, is Glaus the biggest SS in MLB history? I've never seen a guy as tall as him play the position before.

Ripken was the only guy I could think of that even comes close, but I just checked it out.. he was only 6'4, 220, compared to Glaus 6'5, 240.
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Postby Los_Dodgers » Sat May 27, 2006 4:06 am

Wow that's ridiculous. He did look pretty graceful on Sportscenter.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Sat May 27, 2006 8:23 am

mweir145 wrote:I was just thinking, is Glaus the biggest SS in MLB history? I've never seen a guy as tall as him play the position before.

I read in the paper this morning that Glaus is tied with Archi Cianfrocco as the tallest SS's ever to play the position.

Archi of course had a long and illustrious career..
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Postby Mookie4ever » Sat May 27, 2006 9:02 am

Eric Hinske is on his knees praying that Hill gets a case of the yips and Adams goes full blown Knoblauch. The next part of his plan is to remind Gibbons that Overbay and Hillenbrand both played 2B in T-ball. Maybe the Hinske era isn't over in Toronto.

btw - you hear that chuckle? That's the O-dog busting a gut down in Arizona.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Sat May 27, 2006 10:16 am

Mookie4ever wrote:btw - you hear that chuckle? That's the O-dog busting a gut down in Arizona.

Hey, if Glaus wins a Gold Glove at SS, then that trade is a clear-cut victory for the Blue Jays. O-Dog never hit any HR's off Windows. :-b
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Postby AcidRock23 » Sat May 27, 2006 10:39 am

This is clearly the next Moneyball, build your team around a giant hulking SS and flyball pitchers... ;-D
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Postby NikkiSixx » Sat May 27, 2006 1:04 pm

That is HUGE for Glaus in terms of fantasy.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Sat May 27, 2006 4:31 pm

Glaus is back at 3B today, and was also moved back to 3B for defensive purposes late in last night's game.

Clearly it seems he won't be moved to SS with much regularity, and even if he does get enough starts at SS to get fantasy eligibility, it will take a while.
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Postby bdrotoronto » Sat May 27, 2006 6:28 pm

John McDonald has been a BEAST in the infield with the glove today. 8-o Brilliant plays to end the 6th and 8th innings. The one to end the 6th surely saved them a couple of runs, and has kept them in a tight game.

I seriously think McDonald can make a play to be a regular starter for a while if things continue like this, which there's no reason to think he can't do. McDonald's bat is really no worse than what Adams was providing all year (.230), and the Jays were winning plenty of games as it was with that performance and with all those errors.
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