The Surprisingly Simple Solution to the 25th man question
Posted 25 March 2014 - 06:56 AM
The simple solution to this is:
Go get him Terry!
Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:11 AM
Assuming that, are you volunteering to visit DeRosa at his home and convince him to come back, Favre-style?
Posted 25 March 2014 - 07:14 AM
Are you sure this has nothing to do with him having a pretty wife?.....
Posted 25 March 2014 - 10:47 AM
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Another thought...I bet Brian Buscher would listen if the Twins called. Combine his LH bat with Plouffe at third (Plouffe +Buscher = "Bluff") and we'd have an .800 OPS third baseman for the price of two min salary guys!
Posted 25 March 2014 - 01:15 PM
For those of you who don't remember I launched a full scale "Free Joe Dillon" campaign on DTFC and BYTO back in the day. He had one of the most amazing minor league seasons back in 2007, it still blows my mind he never got an actual shot at a starting position even though he was in his early 30's.
Joe Dillon... circa 2007:
317/405/605 at AAA Nashville
50/34 BB/K and 50 XBH in 378 PAs
then he slashed 342/390/500 in 82 PAs for the big club (Milwaukee)
I gotta think his story would make a good book or a movie, or at least an article. He battled back problems (herniated discs) for several years before walking away from the game in 2003 to coach at his alma mater, Texas Tech. With his back fixed, his friends talked him into getting back in the game. He played 6 more seasons, with one season in Japan. He put up huge numbers in the minors, OPSing over 1.000 three times but only started 30 MLB games in which he slashed 287/379/407.
Edited by alskntwnsfn, 25 March 2014 - 01:16 PM.
fixed a typo
Posted 25 March 2014 - 03:00 PM
It's really impressive just to walk more than you strike out, but to do it with power for nearly 400 PAs I would have to think is extremely rare.