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    • Blake DeWitt thread
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  • 8/1/10
  • JoeSmith


Hey, can someone shed some light on how he plays ? I heard he was a left handed hitting second baseman.

What do people say about him ?

let's do this

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  • 8/1/10
  • JoeSmith

Okay hang on.

I thought i heard Bob Brenly say he plays good defense.

Does he play good defense ?

I don't really care what his OPS is right now.

How old is he ?

How many at bats as a major leaguer does he have ?

I don't know how to use the internet and plus it's funner to just talk about it.

Edited 8/1/10   by  JoeSmith
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  • 8/1/10
  • JoeSmith

People, this board isn't really about us.

I think it is for discussing baseball.

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  • 8/1/10
  • jabloomf1230
Do what? DeWitt has never done much in the minors, after being touted as a "pure hitter" etc. He doesn't have enough power to play 3B and he wasn't a stellar defender there either. He will be an average defensive 2B, with a small amount of power (as opposed to Theriot's "none"). He is reasonably patient at the plate. With the right circumstances, he could be a decent 2B, which is more than you can say for Theriot, Baker or Fontenot. If he fails, he is still a better choice for a utility guy, than Baker or Fontenot, because DeWitt can play 3B, without looking like a fool.
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  • 8/1/10
  • JoeSmith

Hey that sounds pretty good then.

plus the addition by subtraction factor in Theriot

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  • 8/1/10
  • JoeSmith
I was beginning to think that maybe we should add another player that only hits singles to the starting lineup and keep Theriot. I mean it doesn't really matter THAT much.
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  • JoeSmith

Hey we got a good thread going here now

Ouch on the last part.

I guess it makes you wonder what the heck we have been doing with Theriot to begin with

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  • 8/1/10
  • jabloomf1230

DeWitt will hit a HR now and then, unlike Theriot. He is not just a slap singles hitter. He was projected to show more power (a latter day Koyie Hill, so to speak, another Dodger prospect who went bust), but has never panned out.

He is not a great defender, but Theriot was a mediocre defender at best, so I can only judge DeWitt to be an improvement. Besides, he and Castro could make a nice tandem, as they get to work together on a daily basis. And DeWitt CAN play 3B. That may be important if Ramirez is either traded or moved to 1B. Of course, that leaves a gap at 2B again, but the Cubs still have Baker and Fontenot to pick up the <slack.

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  • 8/1/10
  • JoeSmith

I'd say DeWitt is still learning and adjusting to the big league game.

To think that we know a player already in his first year, well that is just silly. The speak about him having natural hitting talent is a good sign for improvement maybe.

I guess if it started today, the lineup would be this...

LF Soriano
CF Byrd
RF Fukudome
3B Ramirez
SS Castro
2B DeWitt
1B Colvin
C Soto

tell me Fontenot is not going to be on the team next year... he is not going to be on the team. Is he under contract?... please no

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  • 8/1/10
  • jabloomf1230

Fontenot is arbitration eligible. Look for yourself:

<http://spreadsheets.google.com/pub?key=tt7HjIernphaSrv4wMWdUYg&output=html

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  • 8/1/10
  • JoeSmith

Does that mean he is under contract then ?

The Cubs are not carrying 2 left handed second baseman next year.

He'll be dealt then

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  • 8/1/10
  • jabloomf1230
Given his limited years of MLB service, its the team's choice to either trade him or offer him arbitration.
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  • 8/1/10
  • Twayne_01

Rumblings are he could go this month in a waiver deal. PTBNL come on down!
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  • 8/1/10
  • JoeSmith

Let's see, yes, mm hmm, ...I'll take one trade him please.

Things are looking up.

The Cubs will win the division next year.

Tell your friends.

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  • 8/1/10
  • jabloomf1230
By next year ST, the goal is to shed as much salary as possible.
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  • 8/1/10
  • JoeSmith
Is that a prediction ?
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  • 8/1/10
  • jabloomf1230
Yes. I said so in another recent thread and explained it in detail. Ramirez, Silva, Zambrano, Fukudome and Dempster will not be Cubs in 2011. The team will cover some, but not all of their salaries in the trades.
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  • 8/1/10
  • JoeSmith

I'm actually indifferent to whether Fukudome stays or goes. I'd like to see him stay I guess actually.

I'd say it's a 50/50 chance or so.

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