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Can Tim Anderson be our Alex Gordon/Jason Heyward?

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Tim's defense has been very suspect at SS. At some point, he may need to be moved to the OF. He has the tools to be an elite outfielder, especially in the corners (with Robert already being the CFer, obviously). He wouldn't need to hit like a beast to be valuable out there. It would be similar to Alex Gordon moving to the corner OF and being elite out there. It is safe to say that Tim is a better hitter than Heyward, and likely a lesser defensive corner OFer than Heyward. Heyward still contributed to a WS team.

Could he be our Alex Gordon or Jason Heyward? Elite in the corner OF, with a passable and possibly above average bat out there. Having Tim and Luis patrolling the OF would be exciting. The Sox would need to find a new SS if that happened, of course. A certain Francisco Lindor is a FA after 2021...

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14 minutes ago, Yearnin' for Yermin said:

Tim's defense has been very suspect at SS. At some point, he may need to be moved to the OF. He has the tools to be an elite outfielder, especially in the corners (with Robert already being the CFer, obviously). He wouldn't need to hit like a beast to be valuable out there. It is safe to say that Tim is a better hitter than Heyward, and likely a lesser defensive corner OFer than Heyward. 

Could he be our Jason Hayward? Elite in the corner OF, with a passable bat. I think he would put up a higher WAR than Cub's Heyward has, simply due to having a superior bat. Having Tim and Luis patrolling the OF would be exciting. The Sox would need to find a new SS if that happened, of course. A certain Francisco Lindor is a FA after 2021...

Put Tim in left and DH Eloy. Why not

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6 minutes ago, ScooterMcGee said:

Put Tim in left and DH Eloy. Why not

So will we be trading Vaughn or Abreu?

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1 minute ago, Quin said:

The man is a catcher.

Exactly.

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15 minutes ago, Yearnin' for Yermin said:

So will we be trading Vaughn or Abreu?

I think you know the answer to that.

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7 minutes ago, ScooterMcGee said:

I think you know the answer to that.

I think trading Vaughn would be asinine. I don't think you'd get fair value for a 1st base prospect in a trade. Vaughn is described as a generational type hitter. No way I'm trading him. They also won't trade Abreu because he is a mainstay in this organization. Vaughn and Abreu are the 1st base/DH tandem after this year. I really doubt either are traded.

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10 minutes ago, Yearnin' for Yermin said:

I think trading Vaughn would be asinine. I don't think you'd get fair value for a 1st base prospect in a trade. Vaughn is described as a generational type hitter. No way I'm trading him. They also won't trade Abreu because he is a mainstay in this organization. Vaughn and Abreu are the 1st base/DH tandem after this year. I really doubt either are traded.

Why limit the trade options to those 2 lol

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Moving on from Tim Anderson becoming the next Jorge Posada, why is he being compared to Jason Heyward here?

They have no similarities as batters or in their backgrounds as baseball players. Wouldn't Alex Gordon be a better comparison if one we're trying to be made - while he still has several differences, he at least made the key switch we're discussing here.

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So whoever we suggest Anderson is the next of, the thread title changes to that?

I just watched Ant Man and The Wasp. Is Tim Anderson the next Wasp? 

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If Mazara is the same guy he was in Texas, find a SS and stick Anderson in RF. 

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It's becoming evident that Anderson's issues at SS aren't going anywhere. It's getting old.

I am definitely for moving him to a corner outfield position. Not sure I see the Alex Gordon comparison, though. 

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53 minutes ago, Jack Parkman said:

If Mazara is the same guy he was in Texas, find a SS and stick Anderson in RF. 

 

10 minutes ago, Richie said:

It's becoming evident that Anderson's issues at SS aren't going anywhere. It's getting old.

I am definitely for moving him to a corner outfield position. Not sure I see the Alex Gordon comparison, though. 

This is what I'm saying. Tim could be elite in the corner OF. He keeps failing at shortstop. We can't have a butcher at SS if we want to compete.

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It's sad that calling out TA's horrid defense at SS gets you laughed at, dude is a pretty bad defender.  He has some great tools but overall he isn't very good and hasn't been for years.

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10 hours ago, southsider2k5 said:

I will have 2 of whatever YfY is drinking.

Double that

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I think Tim can improve if the sox would get the right coach to do so. Just look at semien with the A's

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7 minutes ago, JoshPR said:

I think Tim can improve if the sox would get the right coach to do so. Just look at semien with the A's

Semien is a free agent this year. Obviously the White Sox won't sign him, but we can pretend there's a chance for now.

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We keep hearing Tim will improve, but he hasn't been doing that. He's a very good hitter and seems to be a great leader on the team. Maybe he's just misplaced at shortstop?

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9 minutes ago, TomPickle said:

Semien is a free agent this year. Obviously the White Sox won't sign him, but we can pretend there's a chance for now.

I didn't say to sign him....

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I don't get the criticism for Timmy at short.  He makes all the plays and then some.  Plus, he can hit and run the bases.  So what if he has had 2 errors in this crazy season.

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