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Jake Gautreau vs Boone

We've been keeping our eye on Jake Gautreau since his move here in spring training from the Padres in exchange for Corey Smith. Although he started out kind of roughly here during spring training, that was easily to be expected.

But the kid can hit. And is starting to do so in Buffalo, he's hitting .284 with 16 home runs, 25 doubles and 45 RBI in 77 games. And he sports a good glove, getting time in at 2nd and 3rd base.

We never did see the reason for the Boooone deal. Desperation sets in when your looking for a decent 3rd baseman, and there are none to be found. We were more content to give Blake 1 more season at 3rd, hoping he could improve his defense or in hopes someone else might come into the picture.

That someone else is Jake.

We're ready to give him some playing time, lets hope Shapiro is also, who, by the way, is talking very favorably about Jake.

We've been keeping our eye on Jake Gautreau since his move here in spring training from the Padres in exchange for Corey Smith. Although he started out kind of roughly here during spring training, that was easily to be expected.
But the kid can hit. And is starting to do so in Buffalo, he's hitting .284 with 16 home runs, 25 doubles and 45 RBI in 77 games. And he sports a good glove, getting time in at 2nd and 3rd base.
We never did see the reason for the Boooone deal. Desperation sets in when your looking for a decent 3rd baseman, and the pickings are slim. We were more content to give Blake 1 more season at 3rd, hoping he could improve his defense or in hopes someone else might come into the picture.
That someone else is Jake.
We're ready to give him some playing time, lets hope Shapiro is also, who, by the way, is talking very favorably about Jake.

Check out Jake's Resume here