Here's hoping the Mariners are correct in their assessment of Shin Choo.
With double digit HR power and 30+ SB potential along with a decent walk rate, he can be haunting the Mariners long after pure-platoon 30-year-old 1B Ben Broussard has departed.
Pure platoon? Oh, yeah 6-46 versus lefties would do that.
The Indians intend for Choo to be their starting RF against right-handers for the remainder of the season. A 45-game tryout can result in 5 HR and 10 SB.
As for the Mariners, Broussard is reunited with Eduardo Perez in a DH-platoon. There is always the chance the M's move Richie Sexson to Dh and put Broussard at 1B, but I expect that to be a rare occurence.
As a result, I expect Broussard to play slightly less frequently than the platoon would dictate due to the occasional blow managers give players in the DH slot.
Update [2006-7-26 20:0:29 by Eric Hinz]: Keith Law of ESPN demonstrates again why he is the best of the talent assessors behind the Insider wall: