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Danno 08-05-2004 11:13 AM

Haz's MLB philosophy???
 

I wonder if the real reason Haz is playing Grant and Watson at MLB instead of one at MLB and the other at WLB is that he knows neither may stay healthy the whole season.
Like WhoDat said, rookies rarely make it all 16 games. Its too much of a shock and they aren't used to the demands on the body yet.

Grant appears to be a bit injury prone so I imagine Haz is a bit hesitant to depend on him for 16 games.

Playing both gives him some injury insurance/flexibility in case one goes down for a few games.
I wonder how easy it is for an atheletic MLB to shift over to WLB? Maybe their best training method may be to learn the very difficult MLB position first and the rest is a relatively quick adjustment.

Its a win-win. Between the two he has a solid atheletic MLB for the whole season, and the loser plays back-up to both MLB and the WLB.

turbo_dog 08-05-2004 04:35 PM

Haz's MLB philosophy???
 
Quote:

I wonder if the real reason Haz is playing Grant and Watson at MLB instead of one at MLB and the other at WLB is that he knows neither may stay healthy the whole season.
Like WhoDat said, rookies rarely make it all 16 games. Its too much of a shock and they aren\'t used to the demands on the body yet.

Grant appears to be a bit injury prone so I imagine Haz is a bit hesitant to depend on him for 16 games.

Playing both gives him some injury insurance/flexibility in case one goes down for a few games.
That\'s not a bad guess, Danno. It makes sense to have more than just Orlando ready to go in the middle. And it will keep the learning curve down for a 1st and 2nd year player.

CheramieIII 08-05-2004 06:19 PM

Haz's MLB philosophy???
 
I would agree, the more we can make all linebackers interchangeable the better it makes the entire group.

GumboBC 08-05-2004 06:28 PM

Haz's MLB philosophy???
 
This MLB position is CRITICAL. Can\'t be playing around. There\'s no guarantee either Watson or Grant is the answer. But, you\'ve got a better chance in numbers. The WLB is much easier to make the transition to.

I don\'t agree with the injury analysis. Rookies don\'t get any more injuried than anyone else. I\'d even say they probably get injured less.

pakowitz 08-05-2004 09:15 PM

Haz's MLB philosophy???
 
i agree wit billy on the injury comment, it seems that way b/c the guy is in his first year and everyone makes a big deal about it


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