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River Burns piece today

Unread postby jb » Thu Aug 23, 2012 12:57 pm

Really enjoyed an interetinsting perspective as to the lsting damage done by 2012. I would like to ask about this statement:

the failures we saw on Mirabelli’s watch should not continue to occur with Brad Grant at the wheel, when it comes to the draft.


Anyone seen Tyler Nayquin's busttacular start to his pro career?

Meh BA, .384 OBA, no deep power (nice doubles) and an injury shutting him down.

Chizz couldn't seem to take control of a gaping crater at 3B.

Drew is so-so in Denver. White looks marginal.

Are you SURE we can't start to draw any conclusions?

They have a great opportunity to hit rock bottom and have some spectacular darfts for the next 2 - 3 seasons of suck that are almost assuredly upon us given the lack of MLB talent, no real prospects of promise, and an inabilityto spned jack squat. They need to clean out all these FO ass clowns immediately.

Instead Acta will take the fall.
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Re: River Burns piece today

Unread postby pup » Thu Aug 23, 2012 1:05 pm

jb wrote:Really enjoyed an interetinsting perspective as to the lsting damage done by 2012. I would like to ask about this statement:

the failures we saw on Mirabelli’s watch should not continue to occur with Brad Grant at the wheel, when it comes to the draft.


Anyone seen Tyler Nayquin's busttacular start to his pro career?

Meh BA, .384 OBA, no deep power (nice doubles) and an injury shutting him down.

Chizz couldn't seem to take control of a gaping crater at 3B.

Drew is so-so in Denver. White looks marginal.

Are you SURE we can't start to draw any conclusions?

They have a great opportunity to hit rock bottom and have some spectacular darfts for the next 2 - 3 seasons of suck that are almost assuredly upon us given the lack of MLB talent, no real prospects of promise, and an inabilityto spned jack squat. They need to clean out all these FO ass clowns immediately.

Instead Acta will take the fall.


Now you have done it. What? You expect draft picks to blossom before they are 30?
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Re: River Burns piece today

Unread postby peeker643 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:14 pm

Naquin was at .284 with an OBP 100 points higher than that (and all of 15 MLB players are higher than that at the MLB level). His OPS is nearly .800 which would be as advertised. That's at a higher level than he's ever played and follows a complete season of college ball.

You may be on the right track with what you're putting out there.

But Naquin's season and calling it bustacular hurts your case.
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Re: River Burns piece today

Unread postby gotribe31 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:15 pm

Judging a baseball draft pick on his NYPL debut is like declaring Weeden a bust after his first series in the preseason.

Doesn't mean people won't do it, but doesn't make it any less useless.
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Re: River Burns piece today

Unread postby 1Perry » Thu Aug 23, 2012 2:53 pm

the failures we saw on Mirabelli’s watch should not continue to occur with Brad Grant at the wheel, when it comes to the draft.

This is the same thing that was said when Mirabelli took over. I certainly can't speak on Grant's ability but the track record of those making decisions above his level is pretty poor.
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Re: River Burns piece today

Unread postby jb » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:01 pm

peeker643 wrote:Naquin was at .284 with an OBP 100 points higher than that (and all of 15 MLB players are higher than that at the MLB level). His OPS is nearly .800 which would be as advertised. That's at a higher level than he's ever played and follows a complete season of college ball.

You may be on the right track with what you're putting out there.

But Naquin's season and calling it bustacular hurts your case.



Know what? You're right. I'm living in the 'roid days when it comes to OBA. Thanks for calling me on this. bad take retracted. carry on. nothing to see here.
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Re: River Burns piece today

Unread postby motherscratcher » Thu Aug 23, 2012 3:15 pm

jb wrote:
Know what? You're right. I'm living in the 'roid days when it comes to OBA. Thanks for calling me on this. bad take retracted. carry on. nothing to see here.


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