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Chris is a blogger for CBSSports.com. He has also contributed to Sports on Earth, the 2013 Hard Ball Times Baseball Annual, ESPN, FanGraphs and RotoGraphs. He tries to be funny on twitter @Chris_Cwik.


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Brandon Warne
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5 years 1 month ago

Preliminary question:

Worst pun of your name that anyone has ever used?

jack clark
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jack clark
5 years 1 month ago

don’t know if you’ll read this. but whatever you do… don’t give the grateful dead a chance. trust me.

DrBGiantsfan
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5 years 1 month ago

Aubrey Huff has a .854 OPS in August so far. Not sure Brandon Belt is a better option down the stretch.

juan pierre's mustache
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juan pierre's mustache
5 years 1 month ago

it seems mathematically impossible for belt not to be an upgrade to that team somehow

DrBGiantsfan
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5 years 1 month ago

First of all, what has Belt done so far that has everyone in a lather? I’d play him ahead of Andres Torres and Aaron Rowand for sure. Huff is probably the better option down the stretch at 1B. When Beltran gets back, the OF should be Beltran, Schierholtz with possibly a platoon of Ross and Belt for the 3’rd spot, but that’s a close call. Ross might be better down the stretch.

What a lot of people are either forgetting or never noticed is that Belt has huge holes in his swing on the inside corner both high and low. Pitchers who have good scouting reports that stuff they can put in those spots don’t really have too much trouble with him.

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