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Marlins settle on a center fielder
2007-03-28 09:30
by Bob Timmermann

And they were De-Azaled!

OK, that really doesn't work well. But the Florida Marlins named Alejandro De Aza, a 22-year old who has never played above AA as their opening day center fielder. De Aza beat out Alex Sanchez, who was released.

De Aza was originally signed by the Dodgers and then taken by Florida in the 2004 Rule 5 minor league draft.

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2007-03-28 11:49:47
1.   Daniel Zappala
His OBP is around .355 and his SLG around .370 -- or in other words, about as good as Juan Pierre.
2007-03-28 14:29:17
2.   Voxter
This is going to be . . . interesting.
2007-03-28 14:58:24
3.   Greg Brock
He's bound to be better than Reggie Abercrombie.
2007-03-28 17:09:25
4.   Jon Weisman
Oh come on - this post is crying out for a Mike Ramsey mention!
2007-03-28 17:15:24
5.   Bob Timmermann
And there it was.
2007-03-29 03:22:36
6.   Tom Meagher
Almost completely OT, but you know what former Dodgers prospect the Marlins should really give another shot to? It would entail moving Hermida to center, which I'm sure is a bad idea, but, how about Billy Ashley?

OK, he's probably too old and out of practice. But Ashley definitely was a good enough player to merit a long career as a role player, and he might have been good enough to be a nearly average starter, assuming he was platooned. I once wrote most of a very long article about Ashly, why he was under-appreciated, why Lasorda jerked him around, etc. Then I lost interest, wisely.

Any blog named "The Billy Ashley Appreciation Society" will engender my full support. Hop to it.

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