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Wednesday, April 11, 2001

Coleman Lives Up To His Hype

Why can’t the Red Sox get players like that?

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   1. scruff Posted: April 11, 2001 at 01:36 PM (#66656)
I'm a Yankee fan, and I like him. Of course that is tied to production, but I like players w/a personality. Assuming he produces and can hold his own, I think he's a great addition.

If that was a rookie Joe McEwing saying, "we'll get it back for you" would the writer have called him an enthusiastic fireplug that every clubhouse needs?

I also thought the writer was overstating it a little when he calls Coleman an "afterthought" in the Henson deal. If he was an 'afterthought' to the Reds, it's another example of the Yanks grabbing a player others had little use for, and finding a use for him. Great managers and organizations tend to do things like that, focus on what a player CAN do rather than what he can't. I wouldn't consider that "buying" players as the Yanks are always accused of (not that that would that be a bad thing, assuming you buy the RIGHT players).

You know Bernie is going to miss 20-30 games a year, O'Neill is 37-38, Knoblauch is Chad Curtis now that he's in LF as opposed to 2B, etc. I assume they saw Coleman was available and figured he'd be a better guy to have around than Glenallen Hill, because he's younger and can actually play the outfield. Just a great move.
   2. scruff Posted: April 11, 2001 at 01:36 PM (#67113)
I'm a Yankee fan, and I like him. Of course that is tied to production, but I like players w/a personality. Assuming he produces and can hold his own, I think he's a great addition.

If that was a rookie Joe McEwing saying, "we'll get it back for you" would the writer have called him an enthusiastic fireplug that every clubhouse needs?

I also thought the writer was overstating it a little when he calls Coleman an "afterthought" in the Henson deal. If he was an 'afterthought' to the Reds, it's another example of the Yanks grabbing a player others had little use for, and finding a use for him. Great managers and organizations tend to do things like that, focus on what a player CAN do rather than what he can't. I wouldn't consider that "buying" players as the Yanks are always accused of (not that that would that be a bad thing, assuming you buy the RIGHT players).

You know Bernie is going to miss 20-30 games a year, O'Neill is 37-38, Knoblauch is Chad Curtis now that he's in LF as opposed to 2B, etc. I assume they saw Coleman was available and figured he'd be a better guy to have around than Glenallen Hill, because he's younger and can actually play the outfield. Just a great move.
   3. scruff Posted: April 11, 2001 at 01:36 PM (#67899)
I'm a Yankee fan, and I like him. Of course that is tied to production, but I like players w/a personality. Assuming he produces and can hold his own, I think he's a great addition.

If that was a rookie Joe McEwing saying, "we'll get it back for you" would the writer have called him an enthusiastic fireplug that every clubhouse needs?

I also thought the writer was overstating it a little when he calls Coleman an "afterthought" in the Henson deal. If he was an 'afterthought' to the Reds, it's another example of the Yanks grabbing a player others had little use for, and finding a use for him. Great managers and organizations tend to do things like that, focus on what a player CAN do rather than what he can't. I wouldn't consider that "buying" players as the Yanks are always accused of (not that that would that be a bad thing, assuming you buy the RIGHT players).

You know Bernie is going to miss 20-30 games a year, O'Neill is 37-38, Knoblauch is Chad Curtis now that he's in LF as opposed to 2B, etc. I assume they saw Coleman was available and figured he'd be a better guy to have around than Glenallen Hill, because he's younger and can actually play the outfield. Just a great move.

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