Quick Hits: Beimel, Milledge, Doumit, Wainwright

Links for Sunday evening as we mourn the passing of Dodgers legend Duke Snider..


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15 Comments on "Quick Hits: Beimel, Milledge, Doumit, Wainwright"


CaseyBlakeDeWitt
4 years 6 months ago

RIP Duke

5_tool_MiLB_fool
4 years 6 months ago

“A higher payroll means raised expectations for the Rockies in 2011″

Not True.

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

How is that not true? Or is that sarcasm I’m failing to hear?

Stl_Great
4 years 6 months ago

R.I.P Silver Fox

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

I wish Milledge the best of luch. I think his immaturity was misconstrued and colored him as some sort of thug or malcontent. If he fails to make the team and is willing to accept a minor lge deal then the Yanks should be all over him. I thought he would be a better alternative to Andru Jones because of his ability to crush lefties as well as his age and upside but I get the whole veteran presence, etc.

Smrtbusnisman04
4 years 6 months ago

Truly he showed alot of improvement with the Pirates the last 2 years.

CitizenSnips
4 years 6 months ago

Yeah, off the field where it matters less.

4 years 6 months ago

Just sad that there will be no more confusion between him and McCutcheon :( they were the best mini-me combination EVER!!

The_Silver_Stacker
4 years 6 months ago

His immaturity was relevant when he was still on the Mets, but it has been stretched to make him look like Elijah Dukes which is not true at all. I think that same misconception of his attitude is why the Yanks didn’t look at him and your right he hits lefties well and his age is a plus.

Lastings
4 years 6 months ago

If he had someone as his mentor when he came up with the Mets, you would never hear about him being immature. When he came up, he was just 21 (youngest player in the majors for 2006), touted as the next Joe DiMaggio, and no one on the team really took the time to show him the ropes. I still am really surprised that people where upset with the high fives. Do people get offended when the Green Bay Packers do the Lambeau Leap?

Guest
4 years 5 months ago

Anyone else wonder why its hard for Beimel to find a job every season?

YanksFanSince78
4 years 6 months ago

Yeah, sad day.Just WIllie left from the Willie, Mickey and the Duke days.

El_Bobo
4 years 6 months ago

Crazy, my dad just said those exact words about 15 minutes ago. He grew up watching the Duke, he was his favorite player.

bluejaysstatsgeek
4 years 6 months ago

I remember watching Expos games in the 1970s with my Dad, with play-by-play by Dave Van Horne and colour commentary by Duke Snider. Very sweet memories. RIP Duke, you helped turn me into a baseball fanatic and I thank you.

Lastings
4 years 6 months ago

Oh yeah? You were in the locker room with the 2006 Mets and/or Lastings or the team told you this? He did not have the support that he does have now with Juan Pierre during his career. It wasn’t until he was dealt to Pittsburgh where he starting shaping up his behavior because on a young team like that he was the veteran at a young age of 25.