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    Lee was even more insufferable than Houston in their respective brief tours through the hell that is The Vet. That said, he's probably a defensive upgrade at 1B.

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    Maxman
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    Originally posted by Jet Set Junta@Feb 12 2004, 02:54 PM
    Lee was even more insufferable than Houston in their respective brief tours through the hell that is The Vet. That said, he's probably a defensive upgrade at 1B.
    Did the Yankees sign him?

    Lee overplayed his hand big time. But he is a good defensive 1B. And would provide great insurance in case of a Giambi injury.

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    Originally posted by Maxman+Feb 12 2004, 04:59 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Maxman @ Feb 12 2004, 04:59 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--Jet Set Junta@Feb 12 2004, 02:54 PM
    Lee was even more insufferable than Houston in their respective brief tours through the hell that is The Vet. That said, he&#39;s probably a defensive upgrade at 1B.
    Did the Yankees sign him?

    Lee overplayed his hand big time. [/b][/quote]
    Well, of course- his agent is Boras.

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    Travis Lee has always had expections that have exceeded his actual production. He&#39;s a player that definitely suffers from a lack of power at first base, and has never quite turned into the .300 plus hitter that was expected of him, when he left Minnesota (before playing a game) and signed the mega-deal with Arizona as an expansion team.

    Terrific defensive first baseman, however.....Has been dogged by rumors that he&#39;s a "slacker", that doesn&#39;t do what it takes to get better...basically wasted talent, some suggest.

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    Maxman
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    Originally posted by Riggins44@Feb 13 2004, 03:49 AM
    Travis Lee has always had expections that have exceeded his actual production. He&#39;s a player that definitely suffers from a lack of power at first base, and has never quite turned into the .300 plus hitter that was expected of him, when he left Minnesota (before playing a game) and signed the mega-deal with Arizona as an expansion team.

    Terrific defensive first baseman, however.....Has been dogged by rumors that he&#39;s a "slacker", that doesn&#39;t do what it takes to get better...basically wasted talent, some suggest.
    Riggins I agree that he is not a SuperStar. That being said he would have to be considered an awesome backup 1st baseman.

    Boras is getting what he deserves this offseason. Couldn&#39;t have happened to a nicer guy.

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    Max, the reason he would make an awesome backup, which is I believe to be true, is due to the fact that he&#39;s a borderline starter.

    I always used to think of Arizona OF Luis Gonzalez as a "third and a half" outfielder. In other words, he was too good to be 4th or 5th outfielder, but kind a deficient as a 3rd.

    Obviously, when he got to Arizona, that all changed, as I think he even won a league MVP. Gonzo was also about 32 or 33, when he started turning the corner.

    Lee, I believe, might be similar. Right now, he just hasn&#39;t shown enough to get the attention of teams on a large scale as a definite starter, but the ability is there. The fact that teams are shunning him, may help him get focused. For the first time ever, Lee&#39;s reputation as the "next Mark Grace", isn&#39;t helping him land a spot. It&#39;s time for him to produce.

    Specific to the Yankees, considering all the injuries, he would probably be a slightly better alternative at 1B than Tony Clark, who seems to strike-out too much and not hit for a high enough average.

    Yankee fans should welcome the addition of Travis Lee, but not expect too much from him right off the bat, perhaps.

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    Maxman
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    Have the Yankees officially signed him? He would be welcomed because he brings a good glove to the team. They will have to do a roving DH this year (Bernie, Giambi) so the backup 1B will see lots of PT.

    I think it is a real good fit. I also like seeing Boras getting boned. He deserves it. Ever since Boras had JD Drew threaten to renounce his citizenship (so he would be subject to the amateur draft) I had no respect for that man. I am all for making as much money as you can but that is like spitting on all the combat veterans in this country. A disgrace.

    Anyhow about Luis Gonzalez...I agree with your assessment. I am curious though if steroids helped him turn the corner.

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