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Mat Gamel is in The Best Shape of His Life

Feb 21, 2012, 2:02 PM EST

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Tom Haudricourt is in Brewers camp, and he spoke with the man who is tasked with replacing Prince Fielder: Mat Gamel.

What say you, Mat? Feel up to the task?

Ahhh, music to my ears. Music to my ears.

  1. kopy - Feb 21, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Official 2012 BSOHL Roster

    Mat Gamel – MIL
    Joe Saunders – ARI
    Danny Valencia – MIN
    Chris Davis – BAL
    Brandon McCarthy – OAK
    Anthony Swarzak – MIN
    Billy Butler – KC
    Mike Moustakas – KC
    Russell Martin – NYY
    Jason Grilli – PIT
    Jed Lowrie – HOU
    Logan Schafer – MIL
    Lance Lynn – STL
    Phil Hughes – NYY
    Bill Hall – NYY
    Yadier Molina – STL
    Evan Longoria – TB
    Brett Cecil – TOR
    Freddie Freeman – ATL
    Brian Wilson – SFO
    Jason Heyward – ATL
    Casey McGehee – PIT
    Chris Tillman – BAL
    Franklin Gutierrez – SEA
    Miguel Olivo – SEA
    Miguel Cabrera – DET
    Justin Smoak – SEA
    Dexter Fowler – COL
    Jaime Garcia – STL
    Miguel Tejada – FA
    Aubrey Huff – SFO
    Vicente Padilla – BOS
    Carlos Zambrano – MIA
    Yonder Alonso – SD
    Mark Teixeira – NYY
    Dmitri Young – FA
    Yoenis Cespedes – OAK

    • okobojicat - Feb 21, 2012 at 2:58 PM

      No real changes, we still have way too many Corner Infielders, and no outfielders…does that imply that Outfielders are in good shape year-round and 1B are fat lazy slobs?

      3B: Longoria, Moustakas, McGehee, Valencia
      1B: Cabrera , Teixera, Butler, Alonzo, Freeman, Smoak, Young, Gamel, Davis
      SS: Lowrie
      Middle Infielders who shouldn’t really be anywhere near SS: Tejada, Hall
      C: Martin, Molina, Olivo
      CF: Guitierrez, Fowler
      R/LF: Heyward, Cespedes

      Everyone else is a pitcher, or a minor leaguer

      Team 1
      CF – Guitierrez
      RF – Heyward
      3B – Longoria
      DH – Cabrera
      1B – Teixera
      LF – Cespedes
      SS – Lowrie
      C – Martin
      2B – Hall

      S1 – Garcia
      S2 – McCarthy
      S3 – Hughes
      S4 – Zambrano
      S5 – Cecil
      CL – Wilson

      Team 2
      CF – Fowler
      3B – Moustakas
      DH – Butler
      1B – Alonzo
      ‘LF’ – Freeman
      ‘RF’ – Smoak
      C – Molina
      ’2B’ – Valencia – yes, I’d rather have him there than McGehee
      “SS” – Tejada

      S1 – Tillman
      S2 – Swarzak
      ‘S3′ – Padilla

  2. cur68 - Feb 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    I’m not sure if this helps or hurts Kopy’s BSOHL roster. Kid hasn’t had enough PA’s to know any thing about him as a hitter.

  3. Florio_Jr. - Feb 21, 2012 at 2:10 PM

    Yo Kopy, you should make the starting lineup for that team! LMAO!

  4. brewcitybummer - Feb 21, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    I wish the title of this story was “Mat Gamel is in the best position of his life to make adjustments to major league pitching and advanced scouting”.

    • proudlycanadian - Feb 21, 2012 at 5:00 PM

      The Brewers are not 100% convinced, as they announced that Corey Hart will work out at first base this spring.

      • brewcitybummer - Feb 21, 2012 at 5:14 PM

        And they have Travis Ishikawa. And Aramis Ramirez may get moved to 1st to make room for Taylor Greene at third. I know they’re going to work out Hart at 1st but I can’t really understand why. Hes a good defender in right so why do you want to take him out of right and throw him into the corner infield game of musical chairs.

      • brewcrewfan54 - Feb 21, 2012 at 7:39 PM

        Hey’d play Hart at 1B because he was drafted as a 1B so he knows the position a little. Obviously its been a while though. And there’s been no talk of Ramirez playing first and he hasn’t played there ever as far as I know. Its also easier to find an outfielder than a decent 1B. And the Brewers have plenty of outfielders anyways.

  5. lostsok - Feb 21, 2012 at 9:51 PM

    Mat Gamel has murdered minor league pitching but sunk like a stone at the next level…in very limited at bats. Still could be a great hitter, but needs a really strong spring training.

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