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1 year ago  ::  Jan 10, 2013 - 7:50AM #31
newinn
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I really like Nunez bat also. I think he is that line drive gap hitter that would fit well in the yankee lineup. A 280 hitter with 15/18 Homeruns are a reasonable expectation. I still think he has the potential to be a decent shortstop. Time will tell

1 year ago  ::  Jan 10, 2013 - 10:55AM #32
yanks4322
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Jan 10, 2013 -- 7:31AM, LiferYank wrote:


Jan 10, 2013 -- 6:59AM, NW wrote:


Jan 9, 2013 -- 9:00AM, 61in61 wrote:


Jan 9, 2013 -- 3:16AM, go4broke wrote:


Jan 9, 2013 -- 1:51AM, NW wrote:


Morse is nothing more than an older and more expensive Eduardo Nunez.  He's not a shortstop and only played there regulary in 2005, putting up Nunez-like numbers.  Before I spent $7M on him, I'd have Nunez shagging flies in the spring as a 4th OF/DH.




I have no idea why you would bring up shortstop. Morse is an outfielder / firstbaseman who bats from the right side which is what the Yankees are looking for. Nobody is thinking about him playing short or 3rd but now that you mention it it is a plus that he has done it in the past. Morse hit 31 H.R.s and batted over .300 in the only year he got regular playing time. What has Nunez ever done that makes you think he would come close to matching that ?




Morse came up as a SS with Seattle in 2005.They tried him at 3B and like Nunez his defense was awful and they moved him to the OF/1B. Morse didn't show much power in his first 6 seasons when he was playing part time either. Those 31 homers might be more the exception than the rule. Nunez might not hit 30 hr's but he does have some pop.


The point is, if Morse plays OF/DH part time he won't give you much more than Nunez would.




Thanks for seeing my point 61.  I actually think given 600 AB's, Nunez is capable of hitting 20-25 HR and for average similar to Morse.  He is not nearly as talented a hitter as Cano, but I think the ball reacts of Nunez' bat more than any other Yankee currently on the team.  He is certainly not a light bat as others have opined here, probably more of a doubles/gap hitter, but given the number of small ballparks in the AL East, I think his HR total would creep up there.  As much as I'd hate to see it, Nunez' swing is actually perfectly built for a park up in Massachusetts.





www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=t5...



If he couldnt do it in the minors...



This is almost as bad as Hempfan saying Dickerson would have more power then Granderson given " a chance"




People are so dilusional about some players it blows my mind.  Nunez would be a solid hitter for a SS.  But take one long look at those minor league #'s and you can see that he will more never be a hitter as good as Morese is right now.  Not too mention the man will be 26 this season, so he doesn't have a lot of room to grow.  I like him as a bench player and if he could ever figure out defense I like him as a replacement for Jeter in the short term, but Morse is clearly the better hitter.  And a power right handed bat with a short term commitment is ideal for this team right now.

1 year ago  ::  Jan 10, 2013 - 1:55PM #33
nyplatoons
Posts: 512

Jan 10, 2013 -- 10:55AM, yanks4322 wrote:


Jan 10, 2013 -- 7:31AM, LiferYank wrote:


Jan 10, 2013 -- 6:59AM, NW wrote:


Jan 9, 2013 -- 9:00AM, 61in61 wrote:


Jan 9, 2013 -- 3:16AM, go4broke wrote:


Jan 9, 2013 -- 1:51AM, NW wrote:


Morse is nothing more than an older and more expensive Eduardo Nunez.  He's not a shortstop and only played there regulary in 2005, putting up Nunez-like numbers.  Before I spent $7M on him, I'd have Nunez shagging flies in the spring as a 4th OF/DH.




I have no idea why you would bring up shortstop. Morse is an outfielder / firstbaseman who bats from the right side which is what the Yankees are looking for. Nobody is thinking about him playing short or 3rd but now that you mention it it is a plus that he has done it in the past. Morse hit 31 H.R.s and batted over .300 in the only year he got regular playing time. What has Nunez ever done that makes you think he would come close to matching that ?




Morse came up as a SS with Seattle in 2005.They tried him at 3B and like Nunez his defense was awful and they moved him to the OF/1B. Morse didn't show much power in his first 6 seasons when he was playing part time either. Those 31 homers might be more the exception than the rule. Nunez might not hit 30 hr's but he does have some pop.


The point is, if Morse plays OF/DH part time he won't give you much more than Nunez would.




Thanks for seeing my point 61.  I actually think given 600 AB's, Nunez is capable of hitting 20-25 HR and for average similar to Morse.  He is not nearly as talented a hitter as Cano, but I think the ball reacts of Nunez' bat more than any other Yankee currently on the team.  He is certainly not a light bat as others have opined here, probably more of a doubles/gap hitter, but given the number of small ballparks in the AL East, I think his HR total would creep up there.  As much as I'd hate to see it, Nunez' swing is actually perfectly built for a park up in Massachusetts.





www.milb.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=t5...



If he couldnt do it in the minors...



This is almost as bad as Hempfan saying Dickerson would have more power then Granderson given " a chance"



People are so dilusional about some players it blows my mind.  Nunez would be a solid hitter for a SS.  But take one long look at those minor league #'s and you can see that he will more never be a hitter as good as Morese is right now.  Not too mention the man will be 26 this season, so he doesn't have a lot of room to grow.  I like him as a bench player and if he could ever figure out defense I like him as a replacement for Jeter in the short term, but Morse is clearly the better hitter.  And a power right handed bat with a short term commitment is ideal for this team right now.





and not only that Morse is a guy who you can pencil in every day.  I'm all for Morse I kinda got tired of watching a lot of ful ltime replacements play last year.

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