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My league includes a "MI" position so I have Altuve at 2B and Tulowitzki at SS. Currently, Brad Miller is occupying my MI spot but I've really disliked him all season and now he has dropped to 9th in the Mariners lineup. I know Scott is a big Miller fan, but I think Scooter can outperform Miller. My league also includes OPS as a 6th category and .800+ is no slouch for a MI position.
Drop Miller for Scooter? Thoughts?
Yeah - I was. I thought Miller would be a great bench player. He still may be = but it won't be on my team as I dropped him last week. Scooter has proven to be a good little hitter - just don't expect any counting stats to speak of.
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For a MI plug, I just don't want the guy to drag down my stats like Miller is doing to my AVG, OPS, and soon to be runs scored moving to the bottom of the order.
I'd be ecstatic if Scooter can be a .280 80R 15HR 70RBI 15SB .800OPS, which is what I was hoping from Miller at the beginning of the year.
In honor of of little Connie Marrero... I say Scooter!
Excerpt from AP below:
HAVANA April 23, 2014 (AP)
By PETER ORSI Associated Press
Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.
Marrero's grandson said he died in the early afternoon.
"He woke up in the morning and it was like he wasn't there. He wasn't reacting," Rogelio Marrero told The Associated Press.
"Connie" Marrero, as he was known in the States, was renowned for his control and for his presence on the mound despite standing just 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighing 158 pounds.
What Marrero lacked in heat he made up for with a tricky repertoire of breaking balls, knucklers and other off-speed pitches. He also had a quirky windup that Felipe Alou once likened to "a cross between a windmill gone berserk and a mallard duck trying to fly backwards."
In interviews with the AP in recent years, Marrero recounted the highlights of a career facing off against Hall of Famers such as Mickey Mantle and Larry Doby. Beating the New York Yankees was especially gratifying, he said. He also recalled struggling against left-handed batters in general, and southpaw slugger Ted Williams in particular, a frustration shared by plenty of his contemporaries.
"One day Williams got two home runs off me, and afterward he came up to me and said, 'Sorry, it was my day today,'" Marrero said in 2012. "I responded, 'Ted, every day is your day.' "
Born April 25, 1911, in the town of Sagua la Grande, about 220 miles (350 kilometers) east of Havana, Marrero's nickname on the island was "The Peasant from Laberinto," after the farm where he grew up.
"Putting on that uniform always made me feel bigger, more powerful," Marrero said in 2013, on his 102nd birthday.
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