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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    Yes, if people want to suggest that I discuss certain transactions, feel free.
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    How did he have 40 stolen bases?
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    I don't know man, Eric Thames scares me on a guaranteed deal even if the money is low.

    What are his splits, can he hit lefties now? If one of EE or Jose sign will he play 1B or DH? I certainly don't want to see him in the OF again.

    I think the power was always there with him but he had no discipline.

    Btw it's his 30th Birthday today so Happy B-day Eric!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Maldonado View Post
    How did he have 40 stolen bases?
    Maybe they use 60 foot bases. That or Korean catchers are shifty. He didn't really get on base much either in the mlb. Never got to show his talents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Candy Maldonado View Post
    How did he have 40 stolen bases?
    Thames explained the work he’s put in with coach Jun-ho Jeon — known as the Stolen Base King of Korea. “Even little things like the way the glove’s tilted a little bit—’OK, go.’ ’On this pitch, go,'” Thames explained. “It’s like, are you serious? And then—bam!—it’s a high leg kick or a curveball. It’s like, how do you even know that? He’s one of those guys that has a natural eye for base-stealing.”
    https://sports.vice.com/en_us/articl...tar-whats-next.

    Good article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    Yes, if people want to suggest that I discuss certain transactions, feel free.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    Yes, if people want to suggest that I discuss certain transactions, feel free.
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    Unnecessary risk IMO. Rather pay a little bit more and bring in a safer MLB option. I don't think anyone believes Thames will turn into a real valuable contributor so I don't see the high upside necessary to possibly ignore the fact he could be a gas can. Just sign someone better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slade View Post
    We should have him bring this stolen base wizard along with him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Snarls View Post
    Thread needs a damn picture or two though

    Can you imagine all of the hot Korean chicks he gets to bang?
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    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxcar View Post
    Can you imagine all of the hot Korean chicks he gets to bang?
    All of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NJH View Post
    Yes, if people want to suggest that I discuss certain transactions, feel free.
    Pearce. He's pretty much Howie Kendrick except not terrible.
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    I think we all know it's the latter. The Mariners have been a disgustingly bad offensive for a decade now and nothing has changed.

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    A Pearce/Thames platoon could actually produce something like a 120wRC+ over a full season.

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    FWIW Arden Zwelling on the latest ATL podcast said he spoke to an executive about Thames and said there was an issue with him last time he was with the Blue Jays. Sounded vague and I don't know if it was about PEDs or character concerns but it didn't sound like Thames was a Blue Jays target.

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    Quote Originally Posted by burlingtonbandit View Post
    FWIW Arden Zwelling on the latest ATL podcast said he spoke to an executive about Thames and said there was an issue with him last time he was with the Blue Jays. Sounded vague and I don't know if it was about PEDs or character concerns but it didn't sound like Thames was a Blue Jays target.
    Good thing we have a new front office.

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