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Is another DAVIS manning 1B possible?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by Marshall Bryant, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. Marshall Bryant

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    I have wonderful memories of Glen Davis manning 1B for the Astros before it was occupied by our HOFer Jeff Bagwell. Well there are no Bagwells in the system, but if I remember right, and I might not, one of the two began as a 3B and moved to 1B because a team mate was better suited to play 3B. Could JD Davis perhaps repeat history in this regard? I'm just imagining JD at 1B and "Ted" Tucker in LF manning the "open" spots in our lineup.

    Silly me.
     
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    What I remember about Glen Davis was how his HRs made the Astrodome look small.
     
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    Pretty sure Glen Davis never played 1B for the Astros:

    Screen Shot 2018-03-02 at 10.01.59 AM.jpg
     
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    Will be interesting to see if Davis gets any 1B reps. Has he even practiced 1B so far is ST? The last I read, Davis was slated to get some reps in LF, but I don't know about 1B. If he doesn't get any 1B reps in ST, no chance he gets time there during the season. Regardless, he's trimmed down a ton and think he should get a shot at first. The kid can hit and he's pretty athletic. Transition to 1B shouldn't be too difficult.
     
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    I'm pretty sure when they were interviewing Hinch during one of the spring training games he said Davis was getting work at 1st and will probably play some in games soon.
     
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    Yeah, I asked the other day. He's getting reps at 1B, will get some game action at 1B, played a tiny bit of 1B (37 innings) last year, and a tiny bit in college.
     
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    Glenn Davis trade could have been a Larry Andersen-esque trade. We got Steve Finley & Curt Schilling (plus Pete Harnisch who had a pretty good run) and Davis basically fell apart.

    In 1991, we had young talent almost like now:

    Jeff Bagwell
    Craig Biggio
    Ken Caminiti
    Luis Gonzalez
    Steve Finley
    Kenny Lofton
    Curt Schilling
    Darryl Kyle
    Pete Harnisch
     
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    Mike Simms! Eric Anthony! Jeff Juden! Tuffy Rhodes!!

    AND.........the Number 2 Prospect in Major League Baseball.....

    Andujar Cedeno!!!!! (32-some guy named Bagwell; 34-Kile; 48-Juden; 75-Lofton; 98-Willie Ansley)
     
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    But why put one of our best bullpen arms at first?
     
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    Tonight is at least his third game with innings at first base.
     
  12. Marshall Bryant

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    At least this time my memory worked. According to Baseball Reference, he played 870 of his 877 games at 1B. But I do thin Bagwell was the one to switch from 3B when he was called up from the minors because we had an opening there and an entrenched 3B already.
     
  13. Buck Turgidson

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    Nice research.
     
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    Not sure what research tool you used to determine Glen Davis ever played for the Houston Astros, because Glen Davis never played baseball for the Houston Astros.
     
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    n
     
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    Add an n and repeat... GLENN DAVIS.
     
  17. Buck Turgidson

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    Welcome to the bbs.
     
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    Your initiation is almost complete. You'll never know when the next test will occur.
     
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