Bellhorn, Evans, Merloni Was: Oriole/Yankee Melee

Bellhorn, Evans, Merloni Was: Oriole/Yankee Melee

Post by Walter Tice U » Sat, 23 May 1998 04:00:00


OK, AL only 3B starved people.  Who will have more impact?
Bellhorn just grabbed me 2 SB's a pinch runner, and has power,
his BA however isn't very good, and with Magadan coming back sooner
then later, he may be headed out again, and soon.

Sprauge continues to look terrible, and Evans is clearly a better
hitter (OBP will be 50 points higher, SLG will be a hair in Evans
favor as well IMO).

So I split the difference in my 5x5 league I got Bellhorn, in my
saber league I got Evans (to sit behind Sprauge!). Any other opinions.

I really like Jimi Williams, but he's GOT to let Merloni have a
shot, this guy is giving them a big lift in the field and at the
plate. He may not be as slick as turning the double play as Lemke
but he has fine range, and has made some outstanding plays, and he's
Nomar's college DP partner - play the kid!  So, yeah they might
end up with 12 less double plays, but he'll hit 80 points higher
then Lemke.  So far, this feels similar to the lift the Sox got in
67' when they stuck Adair in at 2nd base, although of course he
was a vet (may he rest in peace).

Oh yeah, it was a decent brawl, but the best one I've ever seen is
the Yanks/Sox brawl of 67', Sox probably won the pennent because of
that brawl (they won 11 straight after, and as all you historians
know it was the closest 4 team race of all time). Now that was a
brawl - Reggie Smith picked up a Yank over his head (Tilson?), and
Joe Pepitone got nailed as well (was that Petrocelli?), and the
Yanks finished 9th that year - probably one of the worst years they've
had since they bought Ruth.
W

 
 
 

Bellhorn, Evans, Merloni Was: Oriole/Yankee Melee

Post by Glen » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00

I agree with you that Merloni should be given a real shot at playing 2b
regularly for the Bo-Sox.  Anything is an improvement over Lemke...and i mean
anything...the poorest rotisserie player since Belliard put on spikes....of
course, rotisserie baseball isn't a benchmark for the real game BUT Lemke is
just plain pitiful.

 
 
 

Bellhorn, Evans, Merloni Was: Oriole/Yankee Melee

Post by David Casal » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00

It's true that Rotisserie isn't a benchmark for the real game, but in this
case, it's a good indicator.  Lemke looks absolutely SICK at he plate, lefty
or righty.

How much can being able to turn adouble play (which he is phenomenal at)
overcome not being able to hit the ball out of the infield EVER!

Thankfully for we Boston fans, he just went on the DL with "post-concussion
syndrome"

ps- please don't slam me for being insensitive.  He was already hurt.
Saying I'm happy he's on the DL doesn't hurt him, his family, his dog or the
economy.

pps-Mark, get rid of that batty helmet. Ya look like Gazoo on the
Flinstones.

Quote:

>I agree with you that Merloni should be given a real shot at playing 2b
>regularly for the Bo-Sox.  Anything is an improvement over Lemke...and i
mean
>anything...the poorest rotisserie player since Belliard put on spikes....of
>course, rotisserie baseball isn't a benchmark for the real game BUT Lemke
is
>just plain pitiful.