Why Not? Posted January 8, 2009 Share Posted January 8, 2009 Baldelli now should be tossed into the mix as he's been confirmed as a potential target. I saw an Olerud comparison as to what he could be like at 1B - An excellent glove with 20-25 HR power. However I don't think he'll have the OBP that Olerud had nor the patience. Still he'll hit for more power and have more speed. I think Derrek Lee would be a better comp... Olerud and Lee are just crazy optimistic comps. First of all, Baldelli has never played 1B, so I don't know why we should assume he would excel there. Secondly and most importantly the guy simply can't stay on the field. We're talking about a guy who's managed a career 102 OPS+ without any particularly impressive underlying talents. Pretty good guy to replace Jay Payton, but a dismal starting first-basemen. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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