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Gomez traded to Pittsburgh for OF Quincy Latimore

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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:11 PM

Gomez traded to Pittsburgh for OF Quincy Latimore 


Stop the presses!!

Latimore doesn't look like much statistically at all.
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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:17 PM

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I think we can safely say they gave up on Gomez. Had to be a case where we were going to let him go anyway and took what someone offered instead of nothing.
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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:30 PM

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he has some pop and a little speed, but that plate discipline is pretty bad and he's almost 24.
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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:36 PM

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Stiff that reached his upside for a depth Stiff that will never wear a major league uniform.

Totally shocked they received this in return.
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Posted: 1/9/2013 3:56 PM

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Boobies!
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Posted: 1/9/2013 4:18 PM

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Eeeeewwww.
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Posted: 1/9/2013 8:09 PM

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Ehh I'm not gonna miss Jeanmar. He really just isn't good enough.
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Posted: 1/9/2013 9:38 PM

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He started off last year pretty good.... seemed to show some promise. not sure what happened...
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Posted: 1/9/2013 10:23 PM

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This trade is a bit of a head scratcher. Gomez is obviously a 4A player who will make occasional ML appearances. Latimore doesn't appear to be even a 3A player. I don't see anything in his stats that say he could even be a decent hitter in 3A. There must be more to him than just his stats. He isn't even a depth option.

It's basically no big deal but Pittsburgh at least gets a guy who would be depth.
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Posted: 1/9/2013 11:52 PM

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You're right about their respective talent levels, but why would you expect any different? Didn't they DFA Gomez? They were ready to take nothing at all, but still managed to get something.
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This trade is a bit of a head scratcher. Gomez is obviously a 4A player who will make occasional ML appearances. Latimore doesn't appear to be even a 3A player. I don't see anything in his stats that say he could even be a decent hitter in 3A. There must be more to him than just his stats. He isn't even a depth option.

It's basically no big deal but Pittsburgh at least gets a guy who would be depth.

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Posted: 1/9/2013 11:57 PM

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TitoFrancona wrote: This trade is a bit of a head scratcher. Gomez is obviously a 4A player who will make occasional ML appearances. Latimore doesn't appear to be even a 3A player. I don't see anything in his stats that say he could even be a decent hitter in 3A. There must be more to him than just his stats. He isn't even a depth option.

It's basically no big deal but Pittsburgh at least gets a guy who would be depth.
He's consistently had above average HR totals. noidea Best I can come up with.
His numbers say he had some promise after 2010 when he went .266 .323 .444 .767, 19 HRs, 100 RBIs in highA age 21. Maybe the FO scouted him that year and liked what they saw.
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Posted: 1/10/2013 8:35 AM

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This. Gomez was gone either way. If this was the best they could get in a trade, nothing to complain about really.

No trade leverage whatsoever.
Cali8 wrote:
You're right about their respective talent levels, but why would you expect any different? Didn't they DFA Gomez? They were ready to take nothing at all, but still managed to get something.
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--- TitoFrancona wrote:

This trade is a bit of a head scratcher. Gomez is obviously a 4A player who will make occasional ML appearances. Latimore doesn't appear to be even a 3A player. I don't see anything in his stats that say he could even be a decent hitter in 3A. There must be more to him than just his stats. He isn't even a depth option.

It's basically no big deal but Pittsburgh at least gets a guy who would be depth.

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Posted: 1/10/2013 1:46 PM

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Cali8 wrote:
You're right about their respective talent levels, but why would you expect any different? Didn't they DFA Gomez? They were ready to take nothing at all, but still managed to get something.

You are right that there wasn't much leverage for them to get anything, so I guess they took what they could. Almost seems better to me to let him walk rather than bring in somebody that isn't a prospect.
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Posted: 1/10/2013 2:01 PM

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Cali8 wrote:
You're right about their respective talent levels, but why would you expect any different? Didn't they DFA Gomez? They were ready to take nothing at all, but still managed to get something.

You are right that there wasn't much leverage for them to get anything, so I guess they took what they could. Almost seems better to me to let him walk rather than bring in somebody that isn't a prospect.

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Are Akron and Columbus that loaded?
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Posted: 1/10/2013 2:25 PM

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About a two-minute walk from where I live is the Middle Creek High School baseball field. 

Six years ago or so I sauntered down to the field as I always do to check out the local nine, and in centerfield was the only African-American kid in a sea of white...and on a knoll above the field--not in the stands--was a group cheering on that kid.  So I walk over and introduce myself, and it's the Latimore clan...nicest people you could imagine, and very proud of their boy, Quincy, who it doesn't take long to figure out, is head and shoulders above everyone on the field.  I talk to the family at length and inquire about Quincy's interest in the game.  Turns out everyone in the Latimore family is more or less a fan of the sport, and Quincy's dad and uncles and grandparents had played ball, and several of the Latimores were apparently local legends on the softball circuit.  That's what it takes, you know...examples.

Bottom line, I know everyone thinks Quincy's a "stiff" and probably will never see a day in the major leagues, but I saw him on a sun-splashed afternoon when life ahead of him was nothing but possibilities backed by a beaming family.  It was fun.  And I'm glad he's now a Cleveland Indian.

Last edited 1/10/2013 2:25 PM by WhoAzcue

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Posted: 1/10/2013 2:48 PM

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WhoAzcue wrote: About a two-minute walk from where I live is the Middle Creek High School baseball field. 

Six years ago or so I sauntered down to the field as I always do to check out the local nine, and in centerfield was the only African-American kid in a sea of white...and on a knoll above the field--not in the stands--was a group cheering on that kid.  So I walk over and introduce myself, and it's the Latimore clan...nicest people you could imagine, and very proud of their boy, Quincy, who it doesn't take long to figure out, is head and shoulders above everyone on the field.  I talk to the family at length and inquire about Quincy's interest in the game.  Turns out everyone in the Latimore family is more or less a fan of the sport, and Quincy's dad and uncles and grandparents had played ball, and several of the Latimores were apparently local legends on the softball circuit.  That's what it takes, you know...examples.

Bottom line, I know everyone thinks Quincy's a "stiff" and probably will never see a day in the major leagues, but I saw him on a sun-splashed afternoon when life ahead of him was nothing but possibilities backed by a beaming family.  It was fun.  And I'm glad he's now a Cleveland Indian.
Awesome story.  Thanks for sharing.
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Posted: 1/10/2013 3:20 PM

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That is an awesome story. I hope Latimore surprises everybody and makes it.

Everybody is scoffing at him statistically (for good reason, I guess).  But do you remember what our AA club in Akron was sending out in the outfield every day last year? This guy probably would have been out best AA outfielder, so its not like picking him up is going to block any prospects.

Besides, his name is Quincy Latimore. That is worth something in itself.
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Posted: 1/10/2013 5:43 PM

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Gomez for Latimore may not be a fair trade, all else being equal.  But all else is not equal.  Gomez requires a spot on the 40-man roster, which Latimore doesn't.  We had no choice but to dump someone, and we got what we could get.  Maybe the kid will be a pleasant surprise.
Mike
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Posted: 1/12/2013 1:08 AM

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jwoodieheld wrote: Besides, his name is Quincy Latimore. That is worth something in itself.
+1000
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Posted: 1/12/2013 2:29 PM

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WhoAzcue wrote: About a two-minute walk from where I live is the Middle Creek High School baseball field. 

Six years ago or so I sauntered down to the field as I always do to check out the local nine, and in centerfield was the only African-American kid in a sea of white...and on a knoll above the field--not in the stands--was a group cheering on that kid.  So I walk over and introduce myself, and it's the Latimore clan...nicest people you could imagine, and very proud of their boy, Quincy, who it doesn't take long to figure out, is head and shoulders above everyone on the field.  I talk to the family at length and inquire about Quincy's interest in the game.  Turns out everyone in the Latimore family is more or less a fan of the sport, and Quincy's dad and uncles and grandparents had played ball, and several of the Latimores were apparently local legends on the softball circuit.  That's what it takes, you know...examples.

Bottom line, I know everyone thinks Quincy's a "stiff" and probably will never see a day in the major leagues, but I saw him on a sun-splashed afternoon when life ahead of him was nothing but possibilities backed by a beaming family.  It was fun.  And I'm glad he's now a Cleveland Indian.
Ah, that, at the heart of it, is what baseball is all about!
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