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

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33 Comments on "Odds & Ends: Posey, Jamey Wright, Lugo, Hart"


Guest
5 years 4 months 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 4 months 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

BentoBox
5 years 4 months ago

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

5 years 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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

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start_wearing_purple
5 years 4 months 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 4 months ago

Your girlfriend, or the park?

(Sorry, I had to)

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start_wearing_purple
5 years 4 months ago

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

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

Yes I am kidding you.

optionn
5 years 4 months ago

They should have non-tendered Hart and severed themselves.

Guest
5 years 4 months 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 4 months ago

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

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

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

5 years 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

Well I just did.

5 years 4 months ago

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

Guest
5 years 4 months ago

You are really nice.

5 years 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

But honestly have you seen Mike Leake pitch?

5 years 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

Come on man we all have our opinions.

5 years 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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

You want me to tell you?

5 years 4 months ago

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

Guest
5 years 4 months 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.

JaY_Patel
5 years 4 months 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 4 months ago

where you leave yadier molina and geovanie soto???

Yankees10
5 years 4 months 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.

5 years 4 months ago

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 4 months ago

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

5 years 4 months ago

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

Yankees10
5 years 4 months 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.

5 years 4 months ago

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