Friday, January 9, 2009

Royals sign Bloomquist - Eckstein's intangibles will have to find a home elsewhere

Well I can't say I'm real excited about this one, I mean the 2008 .377 OBP was nice but appears to be a fluke. I would have rather had Eck who is much more consistent but I guess if Trey doesn't fall in love with Bloomquist and uses him as Seattle did then this is probably not going to hurt them. If they are content with an Aviles/Callaspo middle infield with Bloomquist/German backing them up then I don't have any real issues with this signing. Big if in my opinion.

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  1. the only good thing is that Bloomy is less likely to be Gloaded than Eckstein since he's not quite as good.

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  2. That is very true and it will still push TPJ off the roster.

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  3. I definitely don't trust Hillman to not fall in love with him. I'm not sure why Bloomquist-type players continue to get work. But I'm not worked up about this one--yet.

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  4. Me either, could turn bad quickly though if Trey turns to Gloadish ways.

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  5. Well, if we unloaded German and/or Gload, I'd rather have the bench utility tandem of Bloomquist/Eckstein over TPJr/Esteban German...
    However, German torched the DR's Winter league and may be a factor.

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