He said it twice. I have the whole interview. He had a smirk on his face because he thought "baseball player guy" was a really clever thing to say. You could tell he had thought of ahead of time and couldn't wait to use it. Despite his family, friends, and fellow coaches trying to convince him he can't go on TV and say that and not look idiotic. Especially in reference to a career .219 hitter. Guy. Player. Baseball. Player guy.
Post by wncbravesfan on Apr 18, 2018 11:59:02 GMT -5
Mark Bowman @mlbbowman The Braves have signed Jose Bautista to a Minor League deal. Bautista will spend time at the Spring Training facility before joining an affiliate. He will attempt to prove he can play third base.
Kelsey Wingert @kelswingert In January last year, Toronto brought back Bautista on a one-year-deal worth $18 million with options. The contract included a $17 million option for 2018 and a $20 million vesting option for '19. #Braves just signed the six-time All star to a minor league deal.
What does this mean for Camargo and that baseball guy?
For the baseball player guy it just means he'll fade to oblivion quicker than he was going to, for Camargo it may be costly playing time. That's why I don't like it. Bautista is not going to make us a playoff team even if he rebounds. Camargo has shown the potential to be a real asset for us down the road. At minimum he could be a great utility guy, and we'll have injuries along the way. And for all we know, he may be our long term shortstop (or 2B if we decided to move Ozzie to SS). We have no guarantee right now that Dansby will prove to be the guy. He looks great right now and I have a lot more confidence in him long term than I did going into the season, but we never know, it's still early. And Camargo is great with the glove and arm. I'd like to see him playing as much as possible so we can a better handle on what we have there.
For the record, Camargo had a 1.2 WAR last year in half a season and Bautista had a 1.3 WAR in a full season of play. I'd surely take Camargo's glove over Bautista, and Camargo did out OPS him last year .783 to .674. Out wRC+'d him 102 to 80 also.