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Posted: February 06, 2021, 1:33 PM Post
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right, then he shouldn't be marketed as a 1B... The original post makes it sound like that would be the intent of the Brewers, having him at 1B.

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Posted: February 06, 2021, 1:38 PM Post
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turborickey said:
right, then he shouldn't be marketed as a 1B... The original post makes it sound like that would be the intent of the Brewers, having him at 1B.


Guess I didn't read it that way. I assumed that "they are looking at him at 1B" means exactly what it says, that they asked if he'd be willing to play 1B. The team loves versatility, and if Choo can play competently over at 1B, it gives them a versatile bench bat. I suppose it also mitigates a potential disaster if Hiura proves he cannot play there, but that wasn't where my mind went first.

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Posted: February 06, 2021, 2:05 PM Post
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With no DH this makes no sense or means Keston is as good as gone. You don't sign a near 40 year old to take the large side of a platoon with your best young hitter.


Or maybe they’re truly concerned their “best young hitter” has struck out in nearly 40% of his at bats. If he can’t get it under control, he won’t stay a starter


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 2:31 PM Post
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Jopal78! said:
jerichoholicninja said:
With no DH this makes no sense or means Keston is as good as gone. You don't sign a near 40 year old to take the large side of a platoon with your best young hitter.


Or maybe they’re truly concerned their “best young hitter” has struck out in nearly 40% of his at bats. If he can’t get it under control, he won’t stay a starter

40% is just stunning! And you're right, this is a make or break year for Keston. Either he learns to adapt or the team has whiffed on another 1st rounder.


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Posted: February 06, 2021, 2:54 PM Post
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Whiffed on a 1st rounder? He’s made it the the major leagues and contributed. There was no whiff.

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Jopal78! said:
jerichoholicninja said:
With no DH this makes no sense or means Keston is as good as gone. You don't sign a near 40 year old to take the large side of a platoon with your best young hitter.


Or maybe they’re truly concerned their “best young hitter” has struck out in nearly 40% of his at bats. If he can’t get it under control, he won’t stay a starter


Hiura has 192 Ks in 594 PAs, a 32.3 K%.

If he has struck out nearly 40% of the time he has also struck out nearly 25% of the time.


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I don't understand why many of the "experts" aren't bemoaning Choo because he is only Hiura's height and therefore not a good fit to play 1B. Plus he has never played anything but the outfield and that too would totally disqualify him as a 1B.


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Posted: February 07, 2021, 9:36 AM Post
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jerichoholicninja said:
With no DH this makes no sense or means Keston is as good as gone. You don't sign a near 40 year old to take the large side of a platoon with your best young hitter.


I think that when some posters here say “platoon,” they mean that there is a lefty and righty at a position, and not the traditional meaning where one always plays vs LHP and the other always plays vs RHP.

If I’m wrong, then a lot of people think Hiura, Garcia and Urias should be sitting around 80% of the time so that a random “trash heap” pick up can start just because he’s left handed.


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Posted: February 07, 2021, 11:35 AM Post
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monty57 said:
jerichoholicninja said:
With no DH this makes no sense or means Keston is as good as gone. You don't sign a near 40 year old to take the large side of a platoon with your best young hitter.


I think that when some posters here say “platoon,” they mean that there is a lefty and righty at a position, and not the traditional meaning where one always plays vs LHP and the other always plays vs RHP.

If I’m wrong, then a lot of people think Hiura, Garcia and Urias should be sitting around 80% of the time so that a random “trash heap” pick up can start just because he’s left handed.

I agree with this sentiment. Maybe we should be saying "Player A compliments Player B" well because of their splits. If you're picking someone up to be the backup at a position, it makes sense if they can cover some of the starter's weaknesses.


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Whatever else you say about Counsell, he tends to use his whole roster and get guys plenty of PAs. (Sometimes more than some of us would like.) Every winter I wonder how they're going to use the roster they put together, and every year they manage to do it. If they bring in Choo, I have no doubt that we'll see the usual Counsell mixing and matching and get him and Hiura plenty of playing time. The big question is who will be the guy we'd rather not see out there that mysteriously ends up with 300 PAs.

Also, it seems like the brain trust really wants some runners on base this year.


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Posted: February 22, 2021, 8:08 PM Post
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This thread can be locked down too...

As first reported by Tae Woo Kim of SPOTV in South Korea, free agent outfielder Shin-Soo Choo has agreed to a contract with the Shinsegae Wyverns of the KBO.

Kim notes that the Shinsegae Wyverns, formerly the SK Wyverns, got a "lukewarm reaction" from Choo when they contacted him about possibly playing for the club at the end of the 2020 MLB season, but obviously things changed as the winter trudged along. He officially signed Tuesday morning -- South Korea time -- on a deal said to be worth $2.4 million. Choo batted just .236 with a .723 OPS in 127 plate appearances last season for the Rangers and turns 39 years old this summer, so the MLB free agent interest was probably limited.

SOURCE: Tae Woo Kim on Twitter
Feb 22, 2021, 8:51 PM ET

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