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Sunday, January 21, 2007

Hot Stove Report Card

Jon Heyman of SI has come out with Hot Stove report cards for the AL and NL. The Yankees got an "incomplete." I have to agree; I find it hard to believe Cashman is going to stand with his current hand. Boston got a "A." The Reds got a "C-." Heyman likes the A-Gon signing, but thinks they overpaid for Stanton and Conine.

The Mets got a "D" for being so cheap. The only team to get an "F" was the Nationals. Guess he's not impressed with their collection of Reds rejects.

Reds blogger JinAZ thinks Bubba Crosby is a lock to make the 25-man roster. I'm not so sure, myself. Though Norris Hopper and Chris Denorfia still have options left, which may work in Bubba's favor.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:44 AM


In addition to his outfield skills, Bubba needs promote himself as a standout defensive 1B. It'd double his chances at sticking around in the majors.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, January 22, 2007 11:27 PM  
Umm...wouldn't he need to actually learn how to play 1B to do that? ;-)

He should have gone to instructional or something during the off-season. So far as I know, he hasn't played in the infield since he was a pitcher in high school.

If he can play 1B, I'm sure the Reds will try him there. The more versatility the better, especially for a NL team.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, January 23, 2007 7:00 AM  
Guiel basically became a MLB 1B out of no where, just because he was seen as having good reactions of the ball of the bat. No difference...
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, January 24, 2007 4:08 AM  
It wasn't really out of nowhere. Guiel had played 1B before, in the minors. Remember, he's 34 years old. He knocked around in the minors for ten years before cracking a big league roster, and even then, never spent a full season on a major league roster. He said in one interview that over his long career, he'd played every position except pitcher.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, January 24, 2007 6:59 AM  

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