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WillRain
08-26-2008, 08:45 PM
I noticed in the chat on MLBTR that the host implied the Royals mght be interested in a FA shortstop.

Why?

Is there something negative about Aviles I don't get from the stats?

I sure wouldn't mind seeing him in Toronto next year based on the hitting but it does seem odd to be this good and be a rookie at 27.

What gives?

rhensley3
08-26-2008, 09:48 PM
just a late bloomer, i guess. if its up to me, he'll be here for a long time. there hasnt been any such chatter on local sportstalk radio about moving him.

WillRain
08-27-2008, 02:52 AM
Later in the same chat someone asked the guy about "moving him" and he said "to second base maybe" so I dunno, maybe he's reading the situation wrong.

IMO, there's no FA shortstop you'd move this kid for if his glove is good.

MastaPeacock
08-27-2008, 09:10 AM
The guy's a natural 2B that was moved to shortstop because Berroa and Pena II flamed out. Grudz is probably gone after the season, at which point Aviles would probably get bumped back over and we'll look for a SS.

rhensley3
08-27-2008, 09:16 AM
i would have to say that mike aviles is being considered a core player, at this point. german really isnt doing it at 2nd base, so they are going to move some people around until they find a good combination.

MetsFan28
08-31-2008, 04:39 PM
I'll trade you Castillo for Aviles. Lol.

rhensley3
09-01-2008, 11:45 AM
uhh...no, thanks.

MetsFan28
09-02-2008, 04:05 PM
I'll give you Castillo for free?

rhensley3
09-15-2008, 07:45 PM
mike aviles returns to shortstop tonight against the mariners. yah!!!