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  1. Is Frank Wren a lock for Executive of the Year at this point? Does he have enough to beat out Jack Z?

    Comment by Justin — June 21, 2010 @ 1:18 pm

  2. This is exactly why I argue Hinske is underrated.

    Because he is the perfect bench/role player for a team, or close to it.

    His bat isn’t great, but it’s good enough to be playable above that of a AAAA star at 1B/corner OF.

    Also, he can actually play all those positions, and is at least passable (I think, maybe?) at 3rd.

    So essentially, you have a useful player who can serve as a backup at four positions, and routinely plays for contracts barely higher than a scrub AAAA guy, which is great for roster construction as well.

    So while obviously Hinske doesn’t have magic winner powers that he gives his team, he definitely helps his teams win and is routinely had for a bargain.

    Comment by Joe R — June 21, 2010 @ 1:24 pm

  3. Joe,
    hopefully the answer to your questionis Braves!

    Comment by Frank — June 21, 2010 @ 1:52 pm

  4. Hinske really hasn’t been passable at 3B for a long time, even when he was playing the position in Toronto regularly. Otherwise, I completely agree with you – he’s an excellent bench guy, and useful short-term starter.

    Comment by RJ — June 21, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

  5. Eric Hinske is the very reason the Braves aren’t pressed to sign an OF bat at the deadline. They could conceivably let it pass with no significant moves and there would be little to fault.

    Comment by Bronnt — June 21, 2010 @ 2:53 pm

  6. Hinske certainly has mojo. 3 straight years in the world series, with 3 different teams.

    Comment by Rally — June 21, 2010 @ 3:00 pm

  7. That statue in Dennis Haysbert’s locker, the one that gets the rum offerings?
    It’s really Eric Hinske.

    Comment by joser — June 21, 2010 @ 3:01 pm

  8. Yeah I wasn’t too sure, with the small sample at 3B and stuff.

    Comment by Joe R — June 21, 2010 @ 4:01 pm

  9. So do we all think Hinske is headed to his fourth straight World Series with four different teams? I know I do….

    Comment by Beer me! — June 21, 2010 @ 5:15 pm

  10. More like Hinske with your best shot baby!

    Comment by Franco — June 21, 2010 @ 8:34 pm

  11. Best tats in the game too. Braves should play shirts and skins once a week, just to show off Hinske and Moylan.

    Comment by xdog — June 22, 2010 @ 8:21 am

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