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March 18, 2008
BASEBALL: Curtains Approach

Jose Valentin may be at the end of the line due to a pinched nerve in his neck.

Posted by Baseball Crank at 7:32 PM | Baseball 2008 | Comments (2) | TrackBack (0)

He had a nice career. Terrible shortstop, but a big enough bat to compensate on a team dedicated to bloop, bloop, blast, like the early ought ChiSox.

Posted by: seamus at March 19, 2008 5:48 AM

Although Castillo isn't quite the gloveman anymore that his reputation suggests, he's good enough that I'm not too concerned about Valentin. I'm convinced his hot bat from May-July '06 was fluky, but it was his amazing fielding at 2B that mattered.

Anyhow, Omar's love for old guys remains his one serious flaw as a GM. It can't be a surprise when guys like Valentin or Alou get hurt or when guys like Delgado or LoDuca slump.

Posted by: Mike at March 19, 2008 6:15 AM
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