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 Post subject: Inge and Contreras
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 10:42 am 
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The deadline for Inge is tomorrow I think. I expect him to replace Presley. Maybe Inge can help, because he should be able to hit lefties, and Alvarez and Walker don't. Neil used to do ok against lefties but he seems lost now.

Contreras has to be added to the 40 man. I'm thinking maybe Karstens or McPherson will go on the 60 day DL. Maybe Hughes will be the odd man out in the bullpen.


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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:33 pm 
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Brandon "Cringe" has already been suggested as a nickname by someone on this board if he does not play well. I would like to add a few more possibilities to have ready:

If he gets really hot, Brandon "Singe."

If he gets hot for just a few days, Brandon "Binge."

If his swing looks like a rusty gate, Brandon "Hinge."

And finally, if we suspect he is on steroids, Brandon "Syringe."

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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:40 pm 
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The nickname I would prefer is Brandon Releasedbythepiratesinge.

Fingers crossed.


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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 1:50 pm 
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Contreras could help. Inge? Not so much.


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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
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Mercer > Inge > McDonald

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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
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IA Pirate wrote:
Mercer > Barmes > Inge > McDonald



Corrected for ya. The glove just can make up more than 10 runs and he will be very lucky to not be -20 batting runs. He is already -6 batting runs in just 17 games. When your max hope is 1.0 WAR its time to look elsewhere.

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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
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Barrys Dopers wrote:
IA Pirate wrote:
Mercer > Barmes > Inge > McDonald



Corrected for ya. The glove just can make up more than 10 runs and he will be very lucky to not be -20 batting runs. He is already -6 batting runs in just 17 games. When your max hope is 1.0 WAR its time to look elsewhere.


Great correction, agreed.

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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
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Its official, Inge activated, Presley to AAA and we get to see Inge start at 3B tonight against Hamels. Maybe this will have the ol' John Russell - Luis Rivas magic that he used to inexplicably get when he put Luis in the leadoff spot.

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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
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Barrys Dopers wrote:
Its official... we get to see Inge start at 3B tonight against Hamels.


Had to read that twice. Thought for a second I was slipped something in my lunch or was having a lucid dream as a result of a seizure or something. Wow.

Barrys Dopers wrote:
Maybe this will have the ol' John Russell - Luis Rivas magic that he used to inexplicably get when he put Luis in the leadoff spot.


Well played. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
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Wow. 7 years in and a plethora of players traded away and we bring in 2 old has beens/ never weres for our backups and one old SS that hits like a pitcher. Nice job Clint & Neal.


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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
PostPosted: Tue Apr 23, 2013 9:15 pm 
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Maybe that's why they sent presley to aaa? Nice hit by Inge.


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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
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Not saying he's a solution, but the guy hit some dangerous baseballs tonight. He needed to be reminded to Zoltan though, which was hysterical.

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 Post subject: Re: Inge and Contreras
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For one shining night, at least, CH and NH look like geniuses.

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