May
11

Cashman, we urge you to put in a claim

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The Giants made a couple of outfield moves yesterday, including the designation of Todd Linden for assignment.

The way things are going now, there’s absolutely no reason to not put in a claim. Linden is only 27, so he’s still relatively young. He raked upon first entering the minors at AA, but has fallen off since. Declining player, or poor player development system? To help answer that, ask yourselves when was the last time the Giants developed a hitter at the minor league level.

You keep thinking about that. Hopefully Cashman puts in his claim before you come up with one.

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4 Comments»

  1. Nathan says:

    What about Lance Niekro? Is he that great of a player? He looks like he’s a platooner though.

  2. Mike A. says:

    AAR-ON GUI-EL!!!

  3. Mike K says:

    Somewhere Erick Almonte and John Vander Wal’s phones are ringing.

  4. [...] Giants released then-27-year-old outfielder Todd Linden. Given the state of the team at the time, I thought the Yankees would do well to make a waiver claim. They never got the chance. The Marlins stepped in and picked up Linden, who went on to hit [...]

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