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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Column | Freddie Freeman Shouldn’t Play 3B To Accommodate Adams

What’s the downside to trying Freeman at third? I guess he could get hurt but he’s been hurt as a first baseman. If he can’t play there, they move him back.

Jim Furtado Posted: June 24, 2017 at 09:16 AM | 58 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, freddie freeman, matt adams

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Matt Adams is showing he can hit lefties | MLB.com

What’s going to happen to Adams when Freeman comes back?

“I know that I hit lefties all the way up through the [Minor League levels],” Adams said. “Up here, it’s just been about getting everyday [at-bats] against them. That’s the nice thing here, knowing I’m going to be in there against a lefty or a righty. That confidence helps big time for sure.”

Jim Furtado Posted: June 18, 2017 at 09:24 AM | 22 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, matt adams

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Matt Adams traded to the Atlanta Braves

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: May 20, 2017 at 06:21 PM | 9 comment(s)
  Beats: braves, cardinals, matt adams

Friday, April 14, 2017

What’s the point of the Matt Adams outfield experiment?

Adams didn’t look very good on any of these three plays, with the first two looking like balls a better outfielder maybe or probably catches. Which is normal, of course, because he’s never played the outfield before, and it would be weird if he already looked like he’d been playing out there forever. This is a guy a month into learning a new position, and doing it on the big stage. None of this is his fault. He’s clearly trying to do something his team wants him to be able to do, and it’s getting him in the lineup, so of course he’s putting in his best effort.

Playing the outfield at a major-league level is just difficult, though. There’s a reason you don’t see many guys trying to learn to play a more difficult position in the big leagues. And when a team is willing to experiment with a position switch at this level, it’s usually because the offensive upside is so great that the experiment is worth trying. But that’s the weird thing about this one: I don’t know why you’d suffer through Adams’ transition to the outfield in order to get his bat in the lineup more often, because there’s not a lot of evidence that he’s a demonstrably better hitter than Pham — an actual outfielder already — to begin with.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: April 14, 2017 at 10:38 AM | 29 comment(s)
  Beats: cardinals, matt adams

 

 

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