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  1. #161
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    beckmt - Hope that Santana can get up next year, hmm, how about Goodrum?

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    Heres the deal , if we are always going to wait for the next great prospect to come up , and never fill the holes, then you have what Tori and the rest said ....at 1 point you have to say ok today we will fill those holes from out side the Org. and go for it, this year No ,but shortly ....

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Wise One View Post
    Carrol was not signed to be the 26th man. Carroll declined rapidly in 2013 as a 39 year old player. You can argue 2013 Carrol versus 2014Bonifacio all you want. One has nothing to do with the other. Different years different situations.

    9 some pages into this thread you finally acnowledge that Bonafacio now is not a major league quality player.

    You missed th point. When Borbon was picked up by the Cubs it was said that they could flip him for a prospect. If the Cubs were anticipting Bonafacio to be an asset, they ouht to remeber what they gt for Borbon.

    Baltimore got a 28 year old outfielder with 400 plate appearances in the big league. Lst year he had a lessthan league average OPS for outfielders. e did get one vote in the rookie of the year balloting, which probably means the KC writer with a vote gave it to him.
    All guys signed as utility players, are in effect, always potentially the next 26th man on a roster when someone needed more becomes available, hey!, that happened to both Bonifacio and Carroll just last year! Only, Bonifacio is only 28 with the speed facet to his game still fully intact. So you're right, he's not the same type of insurance policy as Carroll, in many ways, he's a better insurance policy and more affordavble, besides!

    I've actually acknowledged that Bonifacio is what he is over these 9 pages- very fast, the 7th best baserunner in MLB since 2010, can play 6 positions with varying degrees of competence, and has hit for a high OBP since 2010 (except for one half season in Toronto)- in short, a marginal big league player that has successfully been a fit for many teams looking for speed and positional flexibility- and was sought by 8 or 9 clubs in this latest go-round.

    I got the point on Borbon, not all deals work out in generating value, and I think the Cubs remember that concept in relation to Borbon quite well.

    Baltimore likely got a starting OFer for a guy who developed with Baltimore from a very suspect talent into a bona fide DH specialist/back-up 3rd baseman.
    Last edited by jokin; 02-17-2014 at 09:28 PM.

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    How do we feel now - Bonofacio vs Bartlett on the roster?

    Bonofacio early season stats - 9 GP; .452 BA; 1.024 OPS; 7 SB

    GP - 5 2B; 6 CF; 1 3B, 1 SS

    They love him in Chicago - I sure wish we'd gotten him in place of Bartlett.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScottyB View Post
    How do we feel now - Bonofacio vs Bartlett on the roster?

    Bonofacio early season stats - 9 GP; .452 BA; 1.024 OPS; 7 SB

    GP - 5 2B; 6 CF; 1 3B, 1 SS

    They love him in Chicago - I sure wish we'd gotten him in place of Bartlett.
    One thing we do know- and forget the "I told you so" warm and fuzzy feeling that those of us who pleaded for this acquisition to happen (see post #163 above)- this huge and obvious mistake, along with Solarte's early season success in NY demonstrates that the "25th man doesn't matter" meme has died a well-deserved death- and comments like this one have been proven to be utterly wrong:

    9 some pages into this thread you finally acnowledge that Bonafacio now is not a major league quality player.
    Last edited by jokin; 04-11-2014 at 05:35 PM.

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