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Who's at 3rd?

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by leroy, Jul 25, 2007.

  1. leroy

    leroy Member

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    From today's Astros notes in the Chron...

    Quick? Really? He'd certainly be able to cover ground with his size alone. I don't think they are seriously considering this, but you never know. When Brad Ausmus is listed as a better choice, I think the idea should be put to rest. Kind of funny to imagine it, though...
     
  2. No Worries

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    Lee would have to lose some weight to consider it.

    I still don't know. I have seen Lee bobble balls with his glove in the OF. Lee might have to spend some time in the offseason doing fielding reps, before playing third is a real possibility.
     
  3. msn

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    Come on now; we've known for 80 years that Who's on 1st and IDon'tKnow is on 3rd.

    Hello and welcome to last century. :p
     
  4. macalu

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    wow, the season has gotten that bad huh?
     
  5. No Worries

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    Garner listed Morgan Ensberg, Mark Loretta, Mike Lamb and even Brad Ausmus ahead of Lee in terms of third-base defensive options on his current club.

    Reading in between the lines ...

    What if Loretta and Lamb get traded, who can play third for the rest of the season besides Ensberg?
     
  6. juicystream

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    Bruntlett maybe.
     
  7. killtaker

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    I still don't understand why people think Lee is slow. I think he's quicker on his feet than Lamb, Ensberg and Ausmus. The dude is second on our team (to H.Pence) in stolen bases this season.
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  8. BigM

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    we should try bagwell at third. get him to throw left-handed, it can't be that hard.
     
  9. Blake

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    Denny Walling is in great shape
     
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    Mark Texiera played 3rd at Georgia Tech!! Get it done Timmy!! :D
     
  11. shipwreck

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    I love the idea of Ausmus playing in the field. He is such a heads-up type player, I think he could extend his career by making a move to 3rd. All those years behind the plate have got to 'catch' up with him at some point. The recent example of course would be Biggio who definitely would not have done all he did, for as long as he did if he stayed behind the plate. If Garner thinks highly enough of him as a captain, this could be an excellent way to keep him around for more seasons.
     
  12. BigM

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    i'm guessing you're joking?

    ausmus' best asset is still his catching and ability to work with the pitching staff. he also plays a generally offensively weak position, so even though he's a light hitter, his backups aren't that much better, thus he still has regular playing time. if ausmus was a third baseman he would have been out of the league a few years ago.
     

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