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Thread: Shelly Duncan belongs on the MLB squad

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    Shelly Duncan belongs on the MLB squad

    What's the point of keeping Ensberg on this squad? Duncan should have been getting some AB's, whether it was 1b, rf, lf, dh, doesn't matter.

    In 3 games at Scranton he is hitting .571 with 3 HR and 21 total bases

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    Quote Originally Posted by person View Post
    What's the point of keeping Ensberg on this squad? Duncan should have been getting some AB's, whether it was 1b, rf, lf, dh, doesn't matter.

    In 3 games at Scranton he is hitting .571 with 3 HR and 21 total bases
    From your fingers to Gods computer.

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    I still don't understand why we kept batting Giambi against lefty specialist in the late of the game instead of pinch hitting for him...

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    Im a Sox fan and I agree.

    These teams do some crazy shyte. Like letting Coco Crisp play.

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    He'll be back when Jeter can play again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWeaverFan View Post
    He'll be back when Jeter can play again.
    It doesn't matter if Jeter can play in the next 10 days or so, Shelly won't be there. I get what you are saying, he'll eventually be activated. But, I just find it hard to justify Ensberg being on this team over Duncan or anyone else, whether it be now or in the next month. Ensberg needs to be trying out for the Nationals, not guaranteed a roster spot here

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    Quote Originally Posted by person View Post
    It doesn't matter if Jeter can play in the next 10 days or so, Shelly won't be there. I get what you are saying, he'll eventually be activated. But, I just find it hard to justify Ensberg being on this team over Duncan or anyone else, whether it be now or in the next month. Ensberg needs to be trying out for the Nationals, not guaranteed a roster spot here
    I have to agree. I'd rather keep Gonzalez as the utility infielder. He's a good defensive fielder that can turn on the inside pitch. He's probably going to normalize his hitting back to what he normally is, but he's a pretty good baserunner and definitely has more versatility than Ensberg.

    Ensberg and Betemit offer the same positional value, but Betemit is a better hitter.

    I still cannot understand why, after he tore up spring training, why Duncan only got 5 At bats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Voice of Reason View Post
    I have to agree. I'd rather keep Gonzalez as the utility infielder. He's a good defensive fielder that can turn on the inside pitch. He's probably going to normalize his hitting back to what he normally is, but he's a pretty good baserunner and definitely has more versatility than Ensberg.

    Ensberg and Betemit offer the same positional value, but Betemit is a better hitter.

    I still cannot understand why, after he tore up spring training, why Duncan only got 5 At bats.
    Sorry but Betemit is a strikeout machine who can't hit right-handed and as the utility infielder can't play short or 2nd.

    Betemit is the one who has no place on this team. If it were up to me though I'd replace Ensberg and Betemit with Gonzalez and Shelley because because of the greater flexibility.

    Yanks should look into trading both of them to squads who need 3rd basemen. Ensberg to LA would be nice... bring back Scott Proctor!

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    In order to send Ensberg or Betemit down, you have to expose them to waivers and they would likely be claimed. Duncan has options, so he can be sent down without being exposed.

    There's your answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m View Post
    In order to send Ensberg or Betemit down, you have to expose them to waivers and they would likely be claimed. Duncan has options, so he can be sent down without being exposed.

    There's your answer.
    Not a very good one. We can dump Ensberg or Betemit as easy as we got them, 1 of them has no go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ven0m View Post
    In order to send Ensberg or Betemit down, you have to expose them to waivers and they would likely be claimed. Duncan has options, so he can be sent down without being exposed.

    There's your answer.
    Well yeah, the reason he was sent down was because Duncan was the only one with options. My point was that Ensberg doesn't have much value to this team. I'd rather put him on waivers and let Duncan stay with the big club.

    They were considering putting Ensberg on the DL with a phantom injury, but they decided not to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jets Voice of Reason View Post
    I have to agree. I'd rather keep Gonzalez as the utility infielder. He's a good defensive fielder that can turn on the inside pitch.
    I'd rather give Gonzalez regular AB's so that at least he has a chance to improve as a hitter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWeaverFan View Post
    I'd rather give Gonzalez regular AB's so that at least he has a chance to improve as a hitter.
    I'm sure he will come back to earth, but he has really impressed me in his at bats. Battles, works the count, turns on an inside fastball. Have you seen much of this kid? Was he a good hitter in the minors? I heard he was all glove, no bat.

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