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Postby big ball chunky time » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:42 am

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No matter what he ends up being, we'll always have the fact that Kyle was wrong about his defense.
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Postby Ding Dong Johnson » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:57 am

at macrame. I hear he made his dad some really nice shorts
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Postby Bull » Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:13 am

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Postby CubinNY » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:09 pm

Their team is great defensively.
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Postby David » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:37 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:looking.

No matter what he ends up being, we'll always have the fact that Kyle was wrong about his defense.


what's crazy is with these guys if anything it's been the opposite of what he was saying . none of the scouting reports had guys like javy, addy, KB, etc. as great as they are defensively. of course, considering addy and JB were shortstops, they were supposed to be pretty good to good but there wasn't really talk of them being elite impact/difference making defensive players (in fact, some reports even questioned whether they could stick at SS)...and obviously there were some iffy reports on KB at 3B (not saying there weren't good ones too). i just don't think the scouting reports were as high as they should've been on these guys as defenders when they were coming up.
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Postby big ball chunky time » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:52 pm

David wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:looking.

No matter what he ends up being, we'll always have the fact that Kyle was wrong about his defense.


what's crazy is with these guys if anything it's been the opposite of what he was saying . none of the scouting reports had guys like javy, addy, KB, etc. as great as they are defensively. of course, considering addy and JB were shortstops, they were supposed to be pretty good to good but there wasn't really talk of them being elite impact/difference making defensive players (in fact, some reports even questioned whether they could stick at SS)...and obviously there were some iffy reports on KB at 3B (not saying there weren't good ones too). i just don't think the scouting reports were as high as they should've been on these guys as defenders when they were coming up.


That's a really good point. I remember going to see Iowa play a three-game series in OKC and thinking Bryant looked stiff and frankly too tall to play 3B. I was totally sold on Baez though, because he made a number of "Baez" plays in that series, and I had gone into it thinking of him as this error-prone lackadaisical goober
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Re: Albert Almora is insanely good

Postby David » Wed Apr 05, 2017 1:59 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
David wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:looking.

No matter what he ends up being, we'll always have the fact that Kyle was wrong about his defense.


what's crazy is with these guys if anything it's been the opposite of what he was saying . none of the scouting reports had guys like javy, addy, KB, etc. as great as they are defensively. of course, considering addy and JB were shortstops, they were supposed to be pretty good to good but there wasn't really talk of them being elite impact/difference making defensive players (in fact, some reports even questioned whether they could stick at SS)...and obviously there were some iffy reports on KB at 3B (not saying there weren't good ones too). i just don't think the scouting reports were as high as they should've been on these guys as defenders when they were coming up.


That's a really good point. I remember going to see Iowa play a three-game series in OKC and thinking Bryant looked stiff and frankly too tall to play 3B. I was totally sold on Baez though, because he made a number of "Baez" plays in that series, and I had gone into it thinking of him as this error-prone lackadaisical goober


i was notoriously off on KB's defense too. kept penciling him as LF when we'd post lineups going into 2015. saw him in the AFL game that was on TV and thought the exact same thing you did.
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Postby Banedon » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:01 pm

David wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:looking.

No matter what he ends up being, we'll always have the fact that Kyle was wrong about his defense.


what's crazy is with these guys if anything it's been the opposite of what he was saying . none of the scouting reports had guys like javy, addy, KB, etc. as great as they are defensively. of course, considering addy and JB were shortstops, they were supposed to be pretty good to good but there wasn't really talk of them being elite impact/difference making defensive players (in fact, some reports even questioned whether they could stick at SS)...and obviously there were some iffy reports on KB at 3B (not saying there weren't good ones too). i just don't think the scouting reports were as high as they should've been on these guys as defenders when they were coming up.


There were questions about Addy sticking at SS? I thought he had the "double plus hands".
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Postby David » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:07 pm

Banedon wrote:
David wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:looking.

No matter what he ends up being, we'll always have the fact that Kyle was wrong about his defense.


what's crazy is with these guys if anything it's been the opposite of what he was saying . none of the scouting reports had guys like javy, addy, KB, etc. as great as they are defensively. of course, considering addy and JB were shortstops, they were supposed to be pretty good to good but there wasn't really talk of them being elite impact/difference making defensive players (in fact, some reports even questioned whether they could stick at SS)...and obviously there were some iffy reports on KB at 3B (not saying there weren't good ones too). i just don't think the scouting reports were as high as they should've been on these guys as defenders when they were coming up.


There were questions about Addy sticking at SS? I thought he had the "double plus hands".


questions about his range/ability to keep weight off early on, and then also about his arm IIRC
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Postby illiniguy » Wed Apr 05, 2017 2:08 pm

Banedon wrote:
David wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:looking.

No matter what he ends up being, we'll always have the fact that Kyle was wrong about his defense.


what's crazy is with these guys if anything it's been the opposite of what he was saying . none of the scouting reports had guys like javy, addy, KB, etc. as great as they are defensively. of course, considering addy and JB were shortstops, they were supposed to be pretty good to good but there wasn't really talk of them being elite impact/difference making defensive players (in fact, some reports even questioned whether they could stick at SS)...and obviously there were some iffy reports on KB at 3B (not saying there weren't good ones too). i just don't think the scouting reports were as high as they should've been on these guys as defenders when they were coming up.


There were questions about Addy sticking at SS? I thought he had the "double plus hands".

I only read questions about arm strength. Just never read he was a plus plus defender.
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Postby Bull » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:40 pm

illiniguy wrote:
Banedon wrote:
David wrote:
what's crazy is with these guys if anything it's been the opposite of what he was saying . none of the scouting reports had guys like javy, addy, KB, etc. as great as they are defensively. of course, considering addy and JB were shortstops, they were supposed to be pretty good to good but there wasn't really talk of them being elite impact/difference making defensive players (in fact, some reports even questioned whether they could stick at SS)...and obviously there were some iffy reports on KB at 3B (not saying there weren't good ones too). i just don't think the scouting reports were as high as they should've been on these guys as defenders when they were coming up.


There were questions about Addy sticking at SS? I thought he had the "double plus hands".

I only read questions about arm strength. Just never read he was a plus plus defender.

I remember the "doubleplus hands". Questions were about arm strength.
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Postby badger » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:41 pm

Is he "person of color enough" for Mojo?
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Postby David » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:41 pm

badger wrote:Is he "person of color enough" for Mojo?


he was man crushing on him in another thread the other day
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Postby The Logan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:44 pm

We might as well be the Handsome Boy Modeling School
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Postby David » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:49 pm

The Logan wrote:We might as well be the Handsome Boy Modeling School


according to mojo actually they're all hideous

iirc kris bryant's flaw is that he looks like a 12 year old girl's idea of a disney prince or something
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Postby The Logan » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:08 pm

If only we still had Soler
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Postby mul21 » Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:59 pm

TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:
David wrote:
TBS Playoffs Insider wrote:looking.

No matter what he ends up being, we'll always have the fact that Kyle was wrong about his defense.


what's crazy is with these guys if anything it's been the opposite of what he was saying . none of the scouting reports had guys like javy, addy, KB, etc. as great as they are defensively. of course, considering addy and JB were shortstops, they were supposed to be pretty good to good but there wasn't really talk of them being elite impact/difference making defensive players (in fact, some reports even questioned whether they could stick at SS)...and obviously there were some iffy reports on KB at 3B (not saying there weren't good ones too). i just don't think the scouting reports were as high as they should've been on these guys as defenders when they were coming up.


That's a really good point. I remember going to see Iowa play a three-game series in OKC and thinking Bryant looked stiff and frankly too tall to play 3B. I was totally sold on Baez though, because he made a number of "Baez" plays in that series, and I had gone into it thinking of him as this error-prone lackadaisical goober


I saw Javy play in Peoria very early on and he was very clearly the best player on the field. Wasn't any question in my mind.
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Postby David » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:04 pm

he was such a monster in the lower minors...if he can realize that at the big league level, mannnnnn

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:07 pm

David wrote:
The Logan wrote:We might as well be the Handsome Boy Modeling School


according to mojo actually they're all hideous

iirc kris bryant's flaw is that he looks like a 12 year old girl's idea of a disney prince or something


Indeed; he crosses over from good-looking to some kind of uncanny valley simulacrum.

He is also accurately described as the type of dude straight dudes think it's "safe" to say is hot, which should always throw up a bajillion red flags.

Baez, IMO, would be the easy champion of handsomeness if not for the inescapable tattoo massacre. Tattoos themselves are not a automatically a deal-breaker, but his are just horrendous.
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Postby badger » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:15 pm

You shut your whore mouth about Javy. His smile and personality are dazzling.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:27 pm

Agreed, but his tattoos have ruined the canvas.
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:27 pm

Like, he's bordering on Ed Sheeran-levels of terrible tattoo-dom.
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Postby Duke Silver » Thu Apr 13, 2017 9:14 pm

Over/under 100 career WAR for Albert Almora?
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Duke Silver wrote:Over/under 100 career WAR for Albert Almora?


I'll take the push.
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