Odds & Ends: Loux, Burrell, Dodgers, Trout

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  1. wow, trout and mantle; no pressure there at all. wonder if its the same guy who said Rocco Baldelli was the next Joe Dimaggio, or Brad Komminsk was the next Dale Murphy? just let the kid be the 1st MIKE TROUT.

    • Ian_Smell 5 years ago

      I hate when people say that this player’s going to be the next so and so. Just let them be their own player because everyone is different.

    • I’d be happy if he is the next Tim Salmon

    • daveypinstripes 5 years ago

      Last player I remember being compared to Mickey Mantle was Ruben Rivera. Yea, that worked out.

      • vtadave 5 years ago

        Yeah not sure Micky went into Maris’ locker and stole his glove…

      • vtadave 5 years ago

        Yeah not sure Micky went into Maris’ locker and stole his glove…

  2. Jason_F 5 years ago

    Per the Burrell note, talk about hindsight being 20/20. In other news, Moorad believes that the Padres should’ve found a way to pry Jose Bautista away from the Blue Jays in the offseason as well.

  3. Mudhens 5 years ago

    I totally agree with you White Angus. It is okay to compare similar players when one of them is an unknown but it is disrespectful to the HoF’er and puts to much pressure on the prospect when so-called experts to make these asinine predictions.

    In other words, there is a big difference in saying he has a similar skill set as Mickey Mantle and saying he will be Mickey Mantle.

    • Zack23 5 years ago

      Agree.
      Comparing him to Mantle is not fair for either side, especially for the Hall of Famer.

  4. McCourt will take on a more “active” role? Gosh, hard to see how that could possibly go wrong…

    • Gumby65 5 years ago

      I think Mannion had as much power with the Dodgers as Gabe does with Dunder-Mifflin-Sabre.

  5. hrbomber1113 5 years ago

    NOBODY has ever had a skill set like Mantle. Before his knee injury he was one of the fastest men ever clocked to 1B and could hit the ball 550+ft with worse technology than today. And he played CF extremely well. That’s like the power of Mcgwire on roids, the speed of Rickey Henderson, and the defense of Andruw Jones/Willie Mays etc etc. Not to mention a switch hitter. He is arguably the most talented baseball player to ever live. Why even say such ridiculous hyperbole? The real debate is the pressure it creates equal the the disrespect shown to Mantle? Mantle might not have been the greatest player because of injuries/alcohol etc but his skill set is untouched. That scout must have wanted his name heard.

    • BK 5 years ago

      You must have not read Trout’s scouting report. He is an absolute freak. While he has a lot of major league games left to be “The Mick.” The dude is a speed demon, a “plus plus” center fielder, huge power, a bizzarely humble guy with a strong work ethic. I dont remember the last time the scouts went from hes OK to the best ever so unanimously and quickly on one prospect.

      • hrbomber1113 5 years ago

        ok, huge power and a speed demon does not equal: switch hitter with possibly the most raw power of all time and one of the fastest of all time. Not to mention the guy has never even seen a MLB pitch…how many guys with can’t miss tools end up being busts? And how many times do they end up being Mickey Mantle? It’s irresponsible and just downright stupid.

        • penpaper 5 years ago

          What’s he’s saying is: he has the tools of Mantle. Results and potential(or tools) are two different things. Mantle was one of the greatest all around players ever, scouts say that Trout has the potential to be great all around.

        • penpaper 5 years ago

          What’s he’s saying is: he has the tools of Mantle. Results and potential(or tools) are two different things. Mantle was one of the greatest all around players ever, scouts say that Trout has the potential to be great all around.

      • hrbomber1113 5 years ago

        ok, huge power and a speed demon does not equal: switch hitter with possibly the most raw power of all time and one of the fastest of all time. Not to mention the guy has never even seen a MLB pitch…how many guys with can’t miss tools end up being busts? And how many times do they end up being Mickey Mantle? It’s irresponsible and just downright stupid.

      • Zack23 5 years ago

        That’s not really the point.

        I have no problem if scouts predict him to be a 30/30 guy with plus defense- you don’t compare him to Mantle, you juts don’t.

      • Slopeboy 5 years ago

        The scout should go speak with Clint Hurdle.

    • BK 5 years ago

      You must have not read Trout’s scouting report. He is an absolute freak. While he has a lot of major league games left to be “The Mick.” The dude is a speed demon, a “plus plus” center fielder, huge power, a bizzarely humble guy with a strong work ethic. I dont remember the last time the scouts went from hes OK to the best ever so unanimously and quickly on one prospect.

  6. philly_red 5 years ago

    I await the highlight on MLB Tonight where Frank McCourt reaches for Andre Ethier’s shoulder, only for Andre to slap his hand away.

  7. slr5607 5 years ago

    Thats not fair to do to a young guy like Trout. No matter what kid, if you aren’t as good as The Mick, you will be a disappointment.

    There is no way anyone should ever be compared to legends of the game until they are breaking their records, but even then, it is still a ridiculous statement. There will never be another Ruth, Mays, Mantle, Kolfax, Marichal, ect.

  8. slr5607 5 years ago

    Thats not fair to do to a young guy like Trout. No matter what kid, if you aren’t as good as The Mick, you will be a disappointment.

    There is no way anyone should ever be compared to legends of the game until they are breaking their records, but even then, it is still a ridiculous statement. There will never be another Ruth, Mays, Mantle, Kolfax, Marichal, ect.

  9. Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

    From what I remember, Barret Loux was connected to the Marlins back in the draft. That would be awesome if they could sign him.

    • Backup_Slider 5 years ago

      It’s not a good omen for Loux when he gets passed up by his hometown Astros, who have a decent amount of financial flexibility now and a definite need for power arms. To me, that means either the medical concerns of the Diamondbacks are quite valid, or Loux’s handlers aren’t permitting potential suitors from administering a thorough battery of imaging tests to rule out those concerns. If that is indeed the case, Loux might be lucky to get $200K from any club.

    • Backup_Slider 5 years ago

      It’s not a good omen for Loux when he gets passed up by his hometown Astros, who have a decent amount of financial flexibility now and a definite need for power arms. To me, that means either the medical concerns of the Diamondbacks are quite valid, or Loux’s handlers aren’t permitting potential suitors from administering a thorough battery of imaging tests to rule out those concerns. If that is indeed the case, Loux might be lucky to get $200K from any club.

  10. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    Frk McCourt! That’s awesome.

  11. HerbertAnchovy 5 years ago

    Frk McCourt! That’s awesome.

  12. Brewcrew00 5 years ago

    Hope the Brewers are looking seriously at Barret Loux if healthy. They should have money because they didn’t sign there #1 pick and have a lot of money coming off the books and they wouldn’t loose anything picks or players. Go get him!!!!

  13. philly_red 5 years ago

    You never saw the story about McCourt reaching for his wife’s hair, and her slapping him away?

  14. philly_red 5 years ago

    You never saw the story about McCourt reaching for his wife’s hair, and her slapping him away?

  15. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Yeah, please do NOT “correct” that typo either! :)

  16. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Sir, you have an active imagination.

  17. Gumby65 5 years ago

    Sir, you have an active imagination.

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