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Goldstein on Borbon

He was a bit of a mirage.

That was Kevin Goldstein on Julio Borbon and his debut last season. He was a guest on Minors and Majors on MLB Home Plate this morning.  A caller asked why, after his successful call up, there is talk about Borbon not being ready for CF next season. Firstly, Goldstein said that signing Byrd makes no sense with Borbon on the roster.  He wonders what Borbon does besides hit for average, because he won't draw a lot of walks or hit for power. Moreover, Borbon has to hit .300 to be useful.  Grant Paulsen (the host) said that the Rangers have enough power that they can live with Borbon in their lineup.  The caller mentioned that Borbon has a bad arm, and Goldstein added that it was "a very bad arm", though he says Borbon has great range.  Much like Adam, Goldstein says now is the time to commit to Borbon if they plan on using him in CF.

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