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    Default The Unofficial Release Jacque Jones Thread (aka the LF discussion thread)




    Sorry guys, somebody had to start it, so I'll take the bullet here ....
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    You know, when we first traded for him, I was comfortable with it. But his swing is terrible. I understand that they wanted another lefty bat, but with Timo being an option, and now with Clete on the team, the acquisition of Jacque Jones really seems unnecessary. I'd rather have Thames, Raburn or Inge in left. I actually really like Inge in the outfield with his speed and arm strength....and he proved that today with the Teahen gundown

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    These aren't even funny... seriously?
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    I just came back from the game and really wondered if I should even come on here.

    This is ridiculous.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblong View Post
    I just came back from the game and really wondered if I should even come on here.

    This is ridiculous.
    agreed, i dont think im signing on after losses this year
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    That's the first time I've seen the guy play.

    Not everyone on your team can hit 30 home runs or bat at least .500.

    I think Polanco was 0-for-6 and left a bundle of guys on the bases. We should dump him.

    Let's at least wait a few weeks.
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    In defense of Yoop, I think this thread is a tongue in cheek thread. Jones didn't look good, but it's about 3 months too soon to be talking about releasing him.
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    Yep, just another day that a Marcus Thames home run could have really helped out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    These aren't even funny... seriously?
    Yes they ARE funny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apabruce View Post
    In defense of Yoop, I think this thread is a tongue in cheek thread. Jones didn't look good, but it's about 3 months too soon to be talking about releasing him.
    Tongue-in-cheek posts are supposed to be in color.

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    I still like Inge at 3rd at Cabrera in left.

    However, for that to happen we would need to trade for decent backup catcher unless Wilson can actually come back.

    Inge is a great #9 hitter. LOL

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    Where is DGTiger?

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    Craig Monroe sucks.

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    Wow...this didn't take long.
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    my AAT, so my turn to defend....He did better than Polanco -- RELEASE PLACIDO!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyrus View Post
    Craig Monroe sucks.
    Maybe

    but Greg Monroe doesn't

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
    However, for that to happen we would need to trade for decent backup catcher unless Wilson can actually come back.
    I hear Lance Parrish is free, I'm pretty sure there'd be worse options out there...
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    Quote Originally Posted by caseyo4 View Post
    I hear Lance Parrish is free, I'm pretty sure there'd be worse options out there...
    Maybe we can talk to the Pirates about Dave P.

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    No, I really don't want to cut Jacque after one game. My expectations are very low, considering we got him for Omar. But I do think we have better options on the roster.

    Can you actually start a thread in a different color?
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    Leeches suck. Let's see what JJ looks like after 20 games
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    Let's say he had a bad game. Very Willy Mays Hayes of him with his big uppercut swings on balls 4 feet away from him today. He looked really lost at the plate so he just went with a swing as hard as I can and hope approach. Not so good but we will see...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    These aren't even funny... seriously?
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    This is ridiculous.
    Somebody should start the "unofficial keep DaYooper away from the Internet" thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Biff Mayhem View Post
    Somebody should start the "unofficial keep DaYooper away from the Internet" thread.
    It's not that he just isn't funny, it's that we have no sense of humor and are above "such sophmoric nonsense". It's us, not him, dude.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yoda View Post
    It's not that he just isn't funny, it's that we have no sense of humor and are above "such sophmoric nonsense". It's us, not him, dude.
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    Wow.
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    April Fools, perhaps?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DetroitFolly View Post
    April Fools, perhaps?
    More like April Morons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by redshark63 View Post
    More like April Morons.
    Guilty as charged.
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    I'll plead guilty as well. I used this thread title to foster (provoke?) a discussion on our left field situation, while also "lampooning" the negative "March 31st" threads, and failed to make it clear that it was tongue-in-cheek.

    I can see where that would be considered trolling, and for doing so I apologize. If a mod could please change the thread title I would be very grateful.

    How about "How To Solve A Problem Like Jacque Jones?"

    PS I really do need to work on my timing as well, I could see where right after a tough loss some jokes are probably best saved for a rainy day. Again sorry for creating any heartburn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by columbus tiger View Post
    Let's say he had a bad game. Very Willy Mays Hayes of him with his big uppercut swings on balls 4 feet away from him today. He looked really lost at the plate so he just went with a swing as hard as I can and hope approach. Not so good but we will see...
    Maybe he can get some help from Lloyd?

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    Serious question here - why exactly did Leyland replace Jones with Thomas yesterday? I assume it was a defensive replacement but even there I am surprised because Jones is supposed to be average-plus defensively. Plus, Clete didn't seem to be reading the fly balls very well - catching 2 of them well above his head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thewave84 View Post
    Serious question here - why exactly did Leyland replace Jones with Thomas yesterday? I assume it was a defensive replacement but even there I am surprised because Jones is supposed to be average-plus defensively. Plus, Clete didn't seem to be reading the fly balls very well - catching 2 of them well above his head.
    I wondered about this as well. I can't figure it out either. Maybe he wanted to give Thomas a chance to play in his first major league game and thought he was just as good defensively. Maybe Clete has a better arm and Leyland wanted someone out there who could gun down the go-ahead run.
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    Was wondering about that too, I like the better arm theory. How does Clete's range compare with Jacque?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thewave84 View Post
    Serious question here - why exactly did Leyland replace Jones with Thomas yesterday? I assume it was a defensive replacement but even there I am surprised because Jones is supposed to be average-plus defensively. Plus, Clete didn't seem to be reading the fly balls very well - catching 2 of them well above his head.
    Maybe Leyland didn't want Jones to be embarrassed any more at the plate given that this was his first home game and it was before a sold out house???

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    Jonesy is being punished by the baseball Gods. There are no red bats in baseball! Or there shouldn't be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenwit View Post
    Jonesy is being punished by the baseball Gods. There are no red bats in baseball! Or there shouldn't be.
    That is probably why the Cubbies traded him; i.e. the no red bats allowed within the city limits law


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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz View Post
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    Haha, I'm right here. I hate to say I told ya so but unless you want a couple foul balls to keep Andy Van Slyke on his toes, Jacque Jones is worthless. Why in the world he is on the team is beyond me. Isn't Timo Perez, Ryan Raburn, Inge, Clete Thomas, Brent Clevlin, and Marcus Thames better options than Jacque Jones?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buddahfan View Post
    That is probably why the Cubbies traded him; i.e. the no red bats allowed within the city limits law

    Maybe if the hitting coach would get him to quit arm barring so much, he could shorten up his swing a bit and come within 18 inches of the ball.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGTigers View Post
    Maybe if the hitting coach would get him to quit arm barring so much, he could shorten up his swing a bit and come within 18 inches of the ball.
    No doubt. It is definitely Lloyd McClendon's fault!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oblong View Post
    I just came back from the game and really wondered if I should even come on here.

    This is ridiculous.
    That's life of a message board.

    Fans will react after a loss. It's their perogrative no matter how stupid it sounds.

    I guarantee you that the Twins board would have called out Livan and Carlos Gomez had they stunk last night after a loss.
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