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  1. I think AA left Emaus exposed just to give other teams the illusion that he’s not invincible.

    Comment by SC2GG — March 23, 2011 @ 3:26 pm

  2. A more important question your post should have addressed; how exactly do you pronounce his name?

    Comment by Owen — March 23, 2011 @ 3:27 pm

  3. I see how their pathes are similar, but what about skill sets? What can we expect out of Emaus offensively and defensively?

    Comment by Joe — March 23, 2011 @ 3:30 pm

  4. I cracked up when I saw the title of this article, but then found it pretty interesting.

    MY BAD!

    Comment by GT — March 23, 2011 @ 3:32 pm

  5. then why’d he give jose bautista that contract?

    Comment by fjmanuel — March 23, 2011 @ 3:39 pm

  6. As a favor to the Angels in 2015.

    Comment by SC2GG — March 23, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

  7. Ee may us

    Comment by Schu — March 23, 2011 @ 3:41 pm

  8. I see one major difference between the two.

    Uggla AA: 17.8% K%, 8.6% BB% in 981 PA
    Emaus AA/AAA: 12.4% K%, 12.6% BB% in 1115 PA

    And Emaus has only showed the power in Triple-A, so I doubt that he’ll ever develop power like Uggla has. Those are remarkably different K/BB numbers though.

    Comment by Satchel Price — March 23, 2011 @ 3:43 pm

  9. pretty similar actually. Bad defence, not great batting average, good patience. Don’t know if Emaus will hit for power in the bigs though

    Comment by Eric — March 23, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

  10. HIS NAME IS BRAD EMAUS

    Comment by Eric — March 23, 2011 @ 4:00 pm

  11. Not quite, more like E mus, heard it when he was with New Hampshire a 100 times or so.

    Comment by Tom Pinzone — March 23, 2011 @ 4:04 pm

  12. His isolated power in AA between ’09-’10 was only .131, with 15 homers in 741 PAs. Maybe he can hit 10-12 in a full season? And he did show more power in AA in 2010 in his brief time there.

    He can steal some bases too, he swiped 13 in 15 tries last year and overall has 37 steals against 9 times caught.

    Comment by Tom Pinzone — March 23, 2011 @ 4:14 pm

  13. Oh that polarizing contract. I actualy think it was a worthwhile gamble as I think there’s a good chance that Jose Bautista is probably for real as a power bat that provides good defense in a long term sense but the lack of a track record beyond September 2009 is a fact too I suppose.

    It sounds trite but if anybody has a good handle on Bautista it is the Blue Jays and I think it is a very good deal if he’s even resonably productive over the life of it.

    Comment by S.M. Jenkins — March 23, 2011 @ 4:21 pm

  14. Emaus=Uggla? How about Beato is the right handed Santana? That was quite a Rule V draftt that the Mets had.

    Comment by Beebop — March 23, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

  15. I think Brad Emaus is pretty much the walking epitome of that old Moneyball stereotype. Kind of chunky, works a ton of walks, modest power, defense is secondary.

    I don’t think he has Dan Uggla’s natural power but he has a pretty good approach too. I don’t think his ceiling is likely that high but he is probably the Mets’ best option for 2011 at this point.

    Comment by S.M. Jenkins — March 23, 2011 @ 4:23 pm

  16. Oh, I hope you’re being hyperbolic. Yes, Pedro Beato was a nice pickup but I think he’s probably an extra pen arm at best. That is valuable but I don’t even know if he has the mix of offerings to ever go beyond being a spot starter/7th inning guy.

    Comment by S.M. Jenkins — March 23, 2011 @ 4:26 pm

  17. i was very disappointed the Jays did not protect him. The only thing I can infer from the fact that they did not is that his defense (2B/3B) and power are not for real. If they are even decent he looks like a very useful bench player at worst.

    Comment by jerkstore — March 23, 2011 @ 4:35 pm

  18. “Adjective-defying” is a true stroke of genius. My new favorite adjective.

    Comment by eyy — March 23, 2011 @ 4:38 pm

  19. You speak wise words, SMJ, but it seems that the Bautista contract is one of those things where you can’t convince someone who believes something is bad that they shouldn’t pass judgment yet, no matter what. They’ve formed their opinion, and that’s that.

    Comment by SC2GG — March 23, 2011 @ 4:49 pm

  20. His name is brad emaus

    Comment by jkljk — March 23, 2011 @ 5:24 pm

  21. His name was Robert Paulson

    Comment by Tyler Durden — March 23, 2011 @ 5:55 pm

  22. As a big plus he has a great nickname.

    Might Emaus (and I believe that’s the correct pronunciation.)

    Comment by Mentoch — March 23, 2011 @ 6:21 pm

  23. I think AA figured he didn’t have a ceiling worthy of the al east. He may be a decent player, but his defense and offense would be a step back from hill and he isn’t versitile enough to cover multiple positions like Johny Mc. He basically would have rotted away in the jays system since they couldn’t get him enough PA in the majors to make him movable.

    Comment by Gorlak357 — March 23, 2011 @ 7:09 pm

  24. His name was Robert Paulson.

    Comment by phoenix2042 — March 23, 2011 @ 9:33 pm

  25. Yes, but playing in new Shea half his games? Over under is 10.

    Comment by ofMontreal — March 23, 2011 @ 9:58 pm

  26. He sounds quite a prospect to me but he was left unprotected? AA is pretty good at GMing so maybe there are things we dont know abt Emaus

    Comment by Kampfer — March 23, 2011 @ 11:50 pm

  27. It looks almost like an anagram for Brad Ausmus. so we have Brad Awesomest and Brad Might Emaus. That’s cool enough for me.

    Comment by Anthony — March 24, 2011 @ 12:13 am

  28. I wish that Emaus had been protected. However, he has not yet shown anything more than medium range pop at this stage. The Las Vegas’ numbers (.298/.395/.495) are nothing special at all, given the context. Emaus’ minor league batting career is more like a lower case Kevin Youkilis. He does appear to have the potential to add more pop, and that is where the hope lies.

    Comment by Mike Green — March 24, 2011 @ 9:16 am

  29. its pronounced emaus

    Comment by Jasper — March 24, 2011 @ 12:06 pm

  30. Famous Emaus

    Comment by Bob — March 24, 2011 @ 12:12 pm

  31. “its pronounced emaus”

    Thank you for the clarification. I incorrectly thought it was pronounced emaus, but you set me srtaight. I now know that it is pronounced emaus, not emaus; like I originally thought.

    Comment by Big E — March 24, 2011 @ 12:56 pm

  32. Las Vegas team avg 293/359/478. So other then his ability to draw walks he isn’t that good. Jarret Hoffpauir had a pretty similar year and I doubt he will ever be a starter in the majors.

    Comment by MattK — March 24, 2011 @ 1:15 pm

  33. Hoffpauir was a corner OF while Emaus is a 2B/3B. Emaus has a little more leeway if he turns out to be at least a mediocre defender.

    Comment by Franco — March 25, 2011 @ 12:46 am

  34. Brad Emaus is a local person. he’s from a small village of decatur, michigan

    Comment by joseph — April 1, 2011 @ 3:15 am

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