Odds & Ends: Posey, Jamey Wright, Lugo, Hart

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  1. Guest 5 years ago

    I think Julio Lugo will play really well for the Orioles. Oriole Park at Camden Yards is a great place to play and Baltimore is a great city. The fans are great and I don’t expect there to be any pressure such as Boston or St. Louis.

    • stl_cards16 5 years ago

      He actually played pretty well in St. Louis down the stretch! I was pleased with him. There just wasn’t room for another middle infielder on the roster after we signed Lopez! But I wish him luck

  2. BentoBox 5 years ago

    Lugo getting more playing time = Good news for the rest of AL East.

  3. If Hart got any more distracted he’d wind up lost on the drive to the ballpark.

    Trade rumors are the least of his problems.

    • Guest 5 years ago

      Actually just looking at the Ballpark, it does look hard to get to…

      • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

        You kidding? I used to have a gf who lived near there… one of the easiest places to get into.

        • Devern Hansack 5 years ago

          Your girlfriend, or the park?

          (Sorry, I had to)

          • start_wearing_purple 5 years ago

            Heh, nice. No problem, she’s an ex so feel free to make the jokes.

        • Guest 5 years ago

          Yes I am kidding you.

  4. optionn 5 years ago

    They should have non-tendered Hart and severed themselves.

  5. Guest 5 years ago

    It really is so great that The Reds are letting Mike Leake actually do this. He is the next Greg Maddux.

    • EdinsonPickle 5 years ago

      I’d say that claiming Leake the next Maddux is jumping the gun just a little bit. 😛

      • Guest 5 years ago

        No really I’m serious I really think he is going to be the next best control pitcher. Greg Maddux.

        • Maddux didn’t just have control.

          He had multiple plus offspeed pitches, a mid-90’s fastball with insane movement on it, the ability to induce groundballs and historically great command and control.

          That’s like saying that Desmond Jennings is the next Willie Mays. You just don’t compare unproven players to legends like that.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Well I just did.

          • Which is fine. But nobody is going to listen to you.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            You are really nice.

          • Well, I could just lie and let you keep saying silly things. But I thought that maybe you would prefer to not sound dumb.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            But honestly have you seen Mike Leake pitch?

          • No, but I don’t really listen to my eyes, I’m not a professional scout.

            But I have read scouting reports from actual scouts who have seen him pitch, and nobody believes that this guy is the next Greg Maddux, or even a top of the rotation starter.

            He was drafted so early because he’s so polished and developed, but nobody really thinks that he’ll be anything more than a No. 3 starter. Which is of course exceptionally valuable. It’s just that Greg Maddux is a once in a generation pitcher.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Come on man we all have our opinions.

          • But nothing supports your opinion other than your memories of him pitching, and no offense, but that doesn’t retain much credibility.

            Opinions need to have a basis. You’re argument essentially amounts to saying, “Because I said so.”

            And while that’s fine, it makes your opinions significantly less credible.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            I didn’t even tell you why I think so yet.

            You want me to tell you?

          • Yes just freaking say it, I don’t know why you’d wait to offer your evidence.

          • Guest 5 years ago

            Sorry man. Just that nobody asked.

            Yes, he was picked because he was extremely polished, but his control is amazing. He also changes speeds really well and gets hitters off balance. When I compare him to Greg Maddux, that is because of his incredible control. He also has really good deciption for a little guy. A little guy with a pretty good fastball. Just give him a chance I’m telling you he is the next “really really good pitcher”. He doesn’t have strike out stuff, but he will not walk many batters and he will certainly get a ground ball when he needs it. Good thing because 3/4 of the Reds infield are gold glovers and Joey Votto will eventually win himself a gold glove.

  6. JaY_Patel 5 years ago

    Posey will be next Super STAR at the Catcher Position….Joe MAUER (MIN) & Matt Wieters (BAL)in the AL Allstars and in the NL Buster Posey and Brian McCain (ATL)

    • BIGPELF 5 years ago

      where you leave yadier molina and geovanie soto???

      • Yankees10 5 years ago

        Soto needs to have a better season if he wants to be in the same sentence as any of the them. In my opinion Yadier is way behind Mauer, McCann and Weiters.

        • I don’t know, if his offensive improvement from last season is sustainable, then with his defense he’s damn close to being at that level.

          But frankly, what’s silly is that you’re putting Mauer at the same level as McCann and Wieters. Mauer is clearly something else, something special. He’s far and away the best catcher in the game right now.

          • Yankees10 5 years ago

            Uh did I ever say Mauer was on the same level as those two? No.

          • No, but you did group together Mauer, McCann and Wieters, so that was the impression I was given.

          • Yankees10 5 years ago

            Yeah looking at it now I can see how you got that impression. But yeah its not even close its Mauer in his own group and then everyone else.

          • Everyone else, for now. I’m still very bullish on Wieters.

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