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06-24-2012, 11:27 PM
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I just need to quit watching Rockies highlights.

It's like that 4th or 5th beer you have and it sounds so good at the moment, and then you regret it later on.

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Jeff Francis pitching well again. It's nice to see him have a little success again at the big league level, he could still be a top three starter if his shoulder wouldn't have gone.

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Jeff Francis pitching well again. It's nice to see him have a little success again at the big league level, he could still be a top three starter if his shoulder wouldn't have gone.
Yep, but I'm more interested in watching the guy on the other side That Strasburg guy is a good hitter...

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Yep, but I'm more interested in watching the guy on the other side That Strasburg guy is a good hitter...
I don't think that Fowler thought he could hit it that far.

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Bryce Harper is also getting taken to school on changing speeds.

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Yep, but I'm more interested in watching the guy on the other side That Strasburg guy is a good hitter...
Better than that Harper

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06-25-2012, 08:58 PM
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Strasburg reminds me pre-emo Ubaldo. Maybe he can win 300 and hit 200 HR

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Strasburg reminds me pre-emo Ubaldo. Maybe he can win 300 and hit 200 HR
His stuff is better and he throws way more strikes.

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06-25-2012, 09:02 PM
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His stuff is better and he throws way more strikes.
Disagree with his stuff being better, both were really good. I remembered Ubaldo throwing strikes often, can't quite remember though.

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06-25-2012, 09:11 PM
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Ubaldo had a problem with walking people, Strausburg doesn't.

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06-25-2012, 09:44 PM
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Ubaldo had better movement on his fastball than Strasburg, but that's about all he had on him. Strasburg's command of his off speed pitches is miles better than Ubaldo's have ever been, or ever will be.

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Ubaldo had better movement on his fastball than Strasburg, but that's about all he had on him. Strasburg's command of his off speed pitches is miles better than Ubaldo's have ever been, or ever will be.
Yea, Ubaldo's 2-seam FB was a thing of a beauty. Too bad he went all emo.

This Harper guy isn't that good, Trout >>>>> Harper AINEC

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Hell yea, we beat Strasburg. Surprisingly good baseball by the Rockies today.

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06-25-2012, 10:33 PM
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Yea, Ubaldo's 2-seam FB was a thing of a beauty. Too bad he went all emo.

This Harper guy isn't that good, Trout >>>>> Harper AINEC
Trout really is better than Harper, though.

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06-25-2012, 10:35 PM
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Trout really is better than Harper, though.
He's so fast. EY Jr. Speed, 40 HR power, great fielding. HOFer

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Trout really is better than Harper, though.
The Ricky Henderson comparisons look pretty accurate to me. The kid is dynamite.

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Trout really is better than Harper, though.
I wonder which player GMs would choose if they had a choice. Both are going to be so good, personally would take Harper but can't go wrong with either one. Those two, Heyward, Stanton, future is bright.

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I would take Trout, the one problem being is that I honestly don't know where I'd put him in the lineup.

He runs and really profiles as a leadoff hitter, but his power and BA makes him more a candidate for third/fourth.

He is an incredible, incredible player.

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06-25-2012, 10:50 PM
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I personally don't see Trout hitting for much power. Maybe around 15~20, but will steal 40+ and get on base a lot.

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A few Rockies related things:

I'm not a huge fan of projecting players futures from numbers in A, A+ or short season, so it's good to see Arenado bring his BA with him to AA. I'd like to see the power come as well, but he may not have projectable HR power anyway. I think he'll bat in Helton's spot someday, maybe even next year.

Rosario has a lot of work to do, but he can mash. The Rockies have a lot of good bats int he system, so I'm not sure where he will fit in the lineup, but he will be a run producing machine in the future.

I'm really starting to favor Fowler at leadoff, and in the long term I think a #2 should be a priority for the rockies. Scutaro is not the answer long term, I've also been a slight bit dissapointed in the way he has played, I really liked him in Boston.

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06-25-2012, 11:02 PM
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I personally don't see Trout hitting for much power. Maybe around 15~20, but will steal 40+ and get on base a lot.
I think trout can hit 25-30. He's actually been hitting them at a tremendous pace for a leadoff guy already in his career.

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06-25-2012, 11:22 PM
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I personally don't see Trout hitting for much power. Maybe around 15~20, but will steal 40+ and get on base a lot.
40 easy in his prime

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40 easy in his prime
2011: Bautista (43), Granderson (41)
2010: Bautista (54), Pujols (42)
2009: Pujols (47), Fielder (46), Howard (45), Reynolds (44), Adrian Gonzalez (40)
2008: Howard (48), Dunn (40)

40 easy? With the improved pitching, I don't see it. I also don't think Trout will go up to the plate looking to hit a home run.

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2011: Bautista (43), Granderson (41)
2010: Bautista (54), Pujols (42)
2009: Pujols (47), Fielder (46), Howard (45), Reynolds (44), Adrian Gonzalez (40)
2008: Howard (48), Dunn (40)

40 easy? With the improved pitching, I don't see it. I also don't think Trout will go up to the plate looking to hit a home run.
Trout and Harper are both said to be generational players. Both have HOF potential according to most scouts.

I bet pitching changes over the next 20 years too.

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06-26-2012, 12:49 AM
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Trout's speed is unreal. In a full season I could see him swiping 60-80 bags a year. The only concern about him is his balls to the wall style in the field could lead to him being banged up regularly.

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