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Forum: BASEBALL Today, 08:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 459
Posted By texgator
I like your optimism...but I think you are a...

I like your optimism...but I think you are a little too aggressive in your projection. I think he tops out as a .280 hitter, 15 HRs being his absolute max.....but he does bring plus defense and as...
Forum: BASEBALL BOX BREAKS Yesterday, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,216
Posted By texgator
Maybe he's a really big Sonic Youth fan.

Maybe he's a really big Sonic Youth fan.
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 03:00 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,029
Posted By texgator
That was incredible......or maybe incredibad. I...

That was incredible......or maybe incredibad. I don't know how you will be able to ever top this one. Post of the year is over and it's only August.
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 02:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By texgator
Hmm....I have a friend who grew up in Pittsburg,...

Hmm....I have a friend who grew up in Pittsburg, TX.....pretty small town...I wonder if she knows him.
Forum: BASEBALL Yesterday, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 548
Posted By texgator
I hope "closing a big game" isn't one of the...

I hope "closing a big game" isn't one of the immunity challenges.....if it is he's screwed.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-25-2014, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,233
Posted By texgator
You'll be single for a long time....although that...

You'll be single for a long time....although that might be part of your strategy.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 04:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 462
Posted By texgator
Darn it.....I had the 28th in the pool.

Darn it.....I had the 28th in the pool.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 462
Posted By texgator
How many CY Young votes will Teheran get? If...

How many CY Young votes will Teheran get? If he's not in the top 3-5 of CY Young vote getters you can't even start to argue about Elite status.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 462
Posted By texgator
Watch out you are on HIS THREAD!!!

Watch out you are on HIS THREAD!!!
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 462
Posted By texgator
I'll take it.....beats Captain Braves Homer every...

I'll take it.....beats Captain Braves Homer every day.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 462
Posted By texgator
I don't think you know what the word perennial...

I don't think you know what the word perennial means.



Umm...yeah...actually. Top 10 in the NL doesn't qualify you as elite in any sense of the word. I mean, I guess you could say that any...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 462
Posted By texgator
In this day and age, with the emphasis on FIP, it...

In this day and age, with the emphasis on FIP, it has a very strong correlation. If it were the case that Julio did a lot of other things really, really well, then it would be a different story. ...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 01:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 462
Posted By texgator
I meant a pitcher of Teheran's type isn't going...

I meant a pitcher of Teheran's type isn't going to be considered elite unless his K's go up.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 462
Posted By texgator
Riiiiight....because Julio is JUST like Maddox is...

Riiiiight....because Julio is JUST like Maddox is so many ways. :rolleyes:
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 662
Posted By texgator
Yes...that was the night I was there. But beyond...

Yes...that was the night I was there. But beyond that, several prospect writers and scouts have mentioned the command issues. He might not be walking a ton of guys, but there are issues. He is...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 462
Posted By texgator
As long as his K/9 is below 8 he won't even sniff...

As long as his K/9 is below 8 he won't even sniff an "elite" label.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 662
Posted By texgator
Ummm....I don't know about the whole "command"...

Ummm....I don't know about the whole "command" thing. Saw him the other night in Frisco and he was all over the place. And he tops out at 97, really. I don't think I've ever seen 100. He's pretty...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 11:29 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,019
Posted By texgator
BWA HA HA HA HA HA Sox will have to throw...

BWA HA HA HA HA HA


Sox will have to throw in a LOT more to make that deal happen.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 09:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 795
Posted By texgator
I really doubt it. I don't think they are going...

I really doubt it. I don't think they are going to expose him to that just yet. Right now his plate approach and discipline need a lot of work....not a good idea to make him look foolish on that...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-22-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 662
Posted By texgator
Check out what Neil Ramirez is doing for the Cubs...

Check out what Neil Ramirez is doing for the Cubs this season in the 8th inning set up role. Pretty nasty numbers....I think he is one to pay attention to.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-20-2014, 04:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 743
Posted By texgator
The grading company shouldn't be selling...

The grading company shouldn't be selling cards.....period.


That's like Morningstar selling stocks.

That's like Moody's selling bonds.

That's like the FDA marketing pattened perscription...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-20-2014, 09:34 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By texgator
BOOM......I agree with this.....plus the fool...

BOOM......I agree with this.....plus the fool thinks you might accept and has to hold his $20 in his paypal just in case.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-19-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,295
Posted By texgator
This....in the same post as this..... ...

This....in the same post as this.....



Is all kinds of hilarious.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-15-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 739
Posted By texgator
Read this yesterday....pretty crazy. Kind of...

Read this yesterday....pretty crazy. Kind of scary how much cooperation the MLB investigators were able to get with local authorities to pull off that "traffic stop". If I were that dude I would be...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-15-2014, 04:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 245
Posted By texgator
Right...because collecting cards of 17 year olds...

Right...because collecting cards of 17 year olds is magically NOT creepy for some reason.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-14-2014, 03:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 609
Posted By texgator
And this post will be true up to the week of the...

And this post will be true up to the week of the draft itself.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-14-2014, 10:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,031
Posted By texgator
and me!!!!!

and me!!!!!
Forum: BASEBALL 08-14-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,522
Posted By texgator
From my home town Altamonte Springs team!! Same...

From my home town Altamonte Springs team!! Same group won the Florida State High School Championship at Lake Brantley when they were seniors...and were ranked #1 in the country by USA Today.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-13-2014, 02:04 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,522
Posted By texgator
Right...proper comedy is finding a banjo hitting...

Right...proper comedy is finding a banjo hitting mediocre shortstop and deciding to be the world's biggest supercollector of him.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-13-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,522
Posted By texgator
A restraining order

A restraining order
Forum: BASEBALL 08-13-2014, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 997
Posted By texgator
Yeah...but for about 3 weeks everyone was...

Yeah...but for about 3 weeks everyone was actually TRYING to get a Skip Schumaker card for the first and only time in his playing history.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-11-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By texgator
LuJack has been completely lost since the AAA...

LuJack has been completely lost since the AAA promotion, so until they figure out what happened to him I would put Chi Chi and Thompson 1-2 in the org...and I agree with KLaw that Chi Chi is higher...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-08-2014, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By texgator
That was my first reaction, as well. Not based...

That was my first reaction, as well. Not based on seeing Gio pitch, but based on the scouting reports I've read. Never seen a kid get so many 70 future grades before and on such a consistent basis.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-08-2014, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,143
Posted By texgator
Great way to pad your K numbers ;) Gallo's...

Great way to pad your K numbers ;)

Gallo's been pretty bad this last week....lets hope he steps it up against another top prospect.
Forum: BASEBALL 08-08-2014, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 737
Posted By texgator
Nolan Ryan/Roger Staubach would be kind of awesome

Nolan Ryan/Roger Staubach would be kind of awesome
Forum: BASEBALL 08-07-2014, 04:32 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,359
Posted By texgator
Agreed.....LLWS gets a lot of publicity because...

Agreed.....LLWS gets a lot of publicity because of its history and the ESPN coverage, but these teams are joke in comparison to the better USSSA clubs at the same age level. I would guess that most...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-07-2014, 04:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 873
Posted By texgator
Right.....so following that degradation of...

Right.....so following that degradation of performance over time is called aging....not regression. Regression occurs when a player is either overperforming or underperforming an expected production...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-07-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 873
Posted By texgator
Then you are still using it wrong. What are they...

Then you are still using it wrong. What are they "regressing" to? Are you establishing a baseline that is different than their career or recent year averages? You are creating a new baseline,...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-07-2014, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 873
Posted By texgator
Fair enough, but you can't compare all pitchers...

Fair enough, but you can't compare all pitchers to one another. He was specifically calling out pitchers with a similar repetoire to Hamels....responding to the original point that Hamels doesn't...
Forum: BASEBALL 08-07-2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,183
Posted By texgator
True.....but Chi Chi has been outstanding this...

True.....but Chi Chi has been outstanding this year. His HR/9 is a ridiculous .23 in 115 innings in A+ and AA. He's not walking many and he is a groundball machine. I see solid #3 starter all over...
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