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Scout: Mike Lowell not moving well

Mar 17, 2010, 9:20 AM EDT

Gordon Edes passes along word that scouts are saying that Mike Lowell “isn’t moving well.”  Edes notes, however, that Mike Lowell never really moved well anyway.  Edes has a point.

For his part, one Miami writer thinks the Feesh should bring back Lowell.  I suppose warm and fuzzy memories count for something, but unless the Red Sox ate virtually the entire amount of his contract there’s no way Florida would do it. 

  1. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Mar 17, 2010 at 9:54 AM

    Not sure what the technical defition of “not moving well” is, considering during a six year period ['03 to '08] he put up UZR/150s of 0.0, -5.9, -1.2, 7.7, 8.0, and 15.6.
    He also had hip surgery last year, so maybe they should give him the benefit of the doubt.

  2. Grant - Mar 17, 2010 at 10:13 AM

    Well that’s kinda the point, right? He had hip surgery and that prompted the Sox to bring in Beltre and try to trade Lowell. So far they haven’t been able to do so, and the prospects aren’t looking good if he looks stiff and immobile out there.

  3. Church of the Perpetually Outraged - Mar 17, 2010 at 10:25 AM

    My comment was meant more to the statement that he never really moved well anyhow. And if that person thinks he never moved well [which is wrong], how can we believe that he still isn’t moving well?

  4. BC - Mar 17, 2010 at 11:19 AM

    Can’t understand why some team that needs a DH / backup 3B-1B doesn’t go after him.

  5. Old Gator - Mar 17, 2010 at 9:19 PM

    I agree. He’d be a perfect fit with the Mutts or the Gnats.
    .
    Lowell at third with his wonky hip would go to his left like a caterpillar tractor. ‘Course at first he’d go to his right the same way. Look, the American League was designed as a retirement home for sluggers on erector set knees and moon rover piston pods. Much as I believe in Lowell’s bat, and much – as Greg Cote, one of the few local hacks whose work I sort of respect – noted in that article, as Mike is a fan favorite and native son, he should be playing where it’s legal to bat from a rocking chair, and that ain’t the NL, thank Buddha.

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