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  1. There's one major flaw with that analogy though. First off not all D1 baseball is created equal. Then, only the best of college ball as a whole (regardless of level btw) will get a chance to even show their stuff in professional ball. So at this point (Low A/Rookie Ball), regardless of the developmental time line, players are already facing the best players in the country. It's like the NCAA Tournament on uber steroids. Also, pitchers with "amazing stuff" do stay in A Ball if they have a hard time figuring things out (or they get released), you don't promote guys just to promote them. I think I understand where you are coming from, but one can simply NOT equate college ball with professional ball. It isn't even in the same realm.
  2. I like the list, although I feel that Blazovic should probably get some rest. He looked like he was starting to run out of gas near the end of the season, but otherwise the rest all seem like legitimate candidates depending on their health.
  3. Just remember numbers don't tell the whole story (and no I'm not saying his are good). The gulf between HS and Low A ball is somewhere along the magnitude of trying to run the Boston Marathon after having never done more than a 5K. Right now Cavaco is trying to drink from the fire hose. There's a high chance he never develops fully, but this is true of the overwhelming majority of pro players. The baseball odds are already stacked against him, we (as fans) don't need to add to that.
  4. Clearly... but I'd still drink a beer with you regardless of how misguided you may be . However, that wasn't really my point. I view them as legitimate MLBers in the fact that they can (no matter what happens from here) call themselves MLB ball players. They made the roster (and for how long doesn't matter) and thus have earned the right to that title regardless of how you judge them.
  5. Those two have made the MLB roster.... they ARE legit major leaguers.
  6. I understand your point of view and respect the amount of work you clearly put into this (won't say that I remotely even agree with it), but it's entirely subjective. This reads more along the lines of "I don't like these picks and this is my anecdotal evidence to support it". Baseball is a game of "failure". Players and front offices will fail or be wrong more times than they will ever be "right", and even that level of "right" is in itself extremely subjective.
  7. No worries, very welcome. And yes I would personally say that it could be a chance that could happen. Although I believe Dobs was already throwing a slider. I thought I read that he had changed his grip to give it more of a sharper downward break. So who know.... here's hoping that he can fully recover regardless and come back to be the pitcher we all want him to be .
  8. It's a possibility, but I feel that the real culprit with Dobs was just bad luck. Generally speaking most injuries you usually see in pitchers occur from poor or improperly/inconsistently repeated mechanics, not usually pitch selection or type. It's the downside of baseball, sometimes guys just get hurt. Sort of like the myth that little kids (ie 10 - 12) shouldn't throw sliders and curveballs because it (the arm motion)will destroy their elbows and shoulders. It's not the pitch that causes the problem, it's the fact that their mechanics are usually terrible or aren't consistent and thus the problem is created. *** note: NOT saying Dob's mechanics were terrible... I truly believe he just suffered an unavoidable injury.
  9. You forgot to add “GET OF MY LAWN!!” ok, maybe the all caps was a bit much .
  10. Not Twins related at all, but… we’re at Cool Today Stadium (Braves complex) this morning for a showcase for my son. Beautiful morning and stadium.
  11. Don't "disagree" with you... but I think we have to all keep in mind that being prepared for a comebacker and being able to be in position to at least protect yourself are not always the same thing. The batter and the speed at which the ball is "returned" to the pitcher are completely out of his control. It's kind of hard to play "smart" as a pitcher (or hitter) defensively. There are ways to put yourself in an even greater position of peril of course, but as a pitcher you have to accept a certain level of risk.
  12. Maybe you should join us on the Dark Side h2o. We have cookies... and beer (if we like you).
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