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  1. Thome, imo, is still a better option for a team looking for a one year fix than Hinske. Thome’s still good enough in one area (hitting) to warrant everyday, or almost everyday status.

    Oakland should take a shot at him, in my opinion. As we saw with Giambi, Beane isn’t one to shy away from low risk contracts on good but old free agents. LAA will be weaker than in 2009 and the farm system keeps producing fruit in Oakland, may as well take a run at it.

    Comment by Joe R — November 20, 2009 @ 4:22 pm

  2. I’d have to think that Thome’s platoon split also makes him a better candidate. He continues to put up a .900 OPS against RHPs, which is damn good.

    Comment by coreyjro — November 20, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

  3. Yeah, but is there anything that Hinske can’t do?

    Comment by adam — November 20, 2009 @ 6:02 pm

  4. Whoa whoa whoa. This guy is an AL East good luck charm.

    Blue Jays: won Rookie of the Year
    Red Sox: made World Series
    Rays: made World Series
    Yankees: made World Series

    Hinske is a below average defender at 3B, but he’s not awful (-5 UZR/150). You know who needs a 3B?

    The Baltimore Orioles.

    If you regress to the mean and account for age… looks like the O’s are going to the ALCS next year!

    Comment by David — November 20, 2009 @ 6:15 pm

  5. ****Yeah, but is there anything that Hinske can’t do?****

    Hit Brad Lidge?

    Comment by NEPP — November 20, 2009 @ 9:49 pm

  6. Hinske might not be able to hit Brad Lidge, but Lidge can hit Mark Teixeira.

    /Yankee-fan douchemode
    //No, that’s not redundant

    Comment by Kevin S. — November 21, 2009 @ 12:20 am

  7. however, any team that looks like they’re going to make the playoff should immediately add Hinske to the bench as good luck charm (holy shit they dude made the WS 3 strait years and won twice on 3 different team!!)

    Comment by RollingWave — December 17, 2009 @ 4:26 am

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