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[San Diego Union Tribune] Blum back to the Astros?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by rikesh316, Nov 14, 2007.

  1. rikesh316

    rikesh316 Member

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    Filling the Eric Bruntlett role?

    I'd be fine with that, but not as a starter.
     
  3. Zac D

    Zac D Contributing Member

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    hajksdhg3w4il

    no.
     
  4. leroy

    leroy Contributing Member

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    Taking the role of Loretta/Bruntlett? I'm okay with that. He can still hit. He can fill in at all infield positions.
     
  5. No Worries

    No Worries Contributing Member

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    Can Blum really fill in at SS?
     
  6. wrath_of_khan

    wrath_of_khan Contributing Member

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    Good question. I was thinking about that after I made my post earlier.

    Anyone see Blum play recently who can shed some light on his ability to play SS?

    By the way, I am more convinced than ever that Burke is gone.
     
  7. Zac D

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    Already have Brooks Conrad and Cody Ransom. Why spend the time, effort and money on Blum?
     
  8. BALLhog 247 365

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    awesome..i can't wait for the return of blum's blondes
     
  9. Drewdog

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    nice utility infielder.

    Im in.
     
  10. leroy

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    Blum can fill in at SS. He's played 185 games there in his career, including 61 times over the last 2 seasons. Obviously, he doesn't have the range that Everett has (no one does), but he can't be much worse than Loretta there. I wouldn't want to see him long term should Everett get hurt again. But, as a fill in (late inning pinch hit or occasional start) he is certainly capable.
     
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    There's probably a reason he doesn't fit into the Padres plans. 2 or 3 years ago, yes. I'm not sure he is a good signing now though.
     
  12. rikesh316

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    I don't what the big problem is about Blum. He is a good pinch hitter who could play every spot in the infield. This deal is likely a 1 year deal for between 1 and 2 million dollars.
     
  13. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    Blum would be solid.

    He can still play SS at times...better range than Loretta there I think--at least to an observer not looking at stats. But def. not any worse..
     
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    will be less than that....i think he was getting paid slightly over the league min last year for some reason.

    always liked blum. felt good for the guy when he did us in in the WS. above avg fielder and capable hitter. and cheap. perfect utility player.
     
  15. Bobblehead

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    If ya can't beat him, hire him!!!!
    [​IMG]
    2005 World Series Homerun
     
  16. JaWindex

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    His hair will make it worthwhile.
     
  17. MadMax

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    that's so photoshopped. that never happened.
     
  18. OldManBernie

    OldManBernie Old Fogey

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    That home run was painful. 14th inning in game 3... :(
     
  19. kaleidosky

    kaleidosky Your Tweety Bird dance just cost us a run

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    shut up, richard
     
  20. The Cat

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    My guess would be the left-handed bat, particularly with Lamb's departure too. That, and the hair. ;)
     

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