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  1. I don’t see Hoffmann as a platoon for Pierre. Remember that Pierre has a better career AVG and OBP against lefties than righties. If anything, Hoffmann should be considered a platoon for Ethier or Loney (Hoffmann has experience at 1B and 3B) than Pierre, at least as long as Pierre is raking.

    As for his ability, the guy’s main problem is not raw tools, but application. He is 6’3″, 235 and known for his strength, so raw power isn’t the issue. A good hitting coach who fixes his bat speed robbing swing dynamics could result in many more homers. Further, work with Maury Wills and Juan Pierre could teach him to harness his raw speed, which is comparable to that of Matt Kemp.

    Comment by Alireza — May 26, 2009 @ 4:29 pm

  2. Minor correction: Xavier Paul isn’t exactly hurt, he is hospitalized with a staph infection in his knee.

    Comment by kyle — May 27, 2009 @ 12:06 pm

  3. Sounds like hurt to me. From what I hear, the infection is really nasty.

    Comment by Alireza — May 28, 2009 @ 5:55 pm

  4. Hello,Great article dude! i am just Tired of using RSS feeds and do you use twitter?so i can follow you there:D.
    PS:Have you thought to be putting video to your blog posts to keep the visitors more entertained?I think it works.Best wishes, Gerry Bajorek

    Comment by Gerry Bajorek — May 18, 2010 @ 8:14 am

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