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  1. Pretty much all of our talked up prospects were either busts or nowhere near as good as they ended up being. I posted the Wood stuff to show that we've been down this road before. It's completely fine to be excited about this new ranking. I am taking the realistic(I guess that's the same as pessimistic)view and will wait and see if he in fact ends up being as good as a number 2 prospect. I wish we could know if the Angels even made an offer for Yelich. I'll just go ahead and assume that they did and the Marlins liked the Brewers offer more. I brought up that I would trade for Yelich because Trouts already been wasted 7 years and a number 2 prospect as talked up as Adell could get the team a proven player to help the major league club right now. Arte doesn't rebuild and this team has a terrible staff and I don't think they are making the playoffs but I'm sure Arte will once again put the illusion out there that they are still competing so why not trade some of this farm with an awesome #2 prospect and go for it right now? I mean, anything can happen once in the playoffs right? Adell and others can get players that help win now. Maybe they can win the World Series this year with the right trades.
  2. I'd trade Adell right now for Yelich if the Brewers would do it.
  3. I'm skeptical, it's called having an opinion. Of course I hope he is the next best thing but I'll believe it when I see it.
  4. Remember him? What They Said Tremendous breakout season at age 20. While you can't expect 101 extra-base hits per season, I think his improvement was mostly genuine. #1 organizational prospect, Grade: A -- John Sickels "He's still going to get better. He looks like the next Cal Ripken to me." #3 prospect overall -- Baseball America (quoting a minor league manager) Well, the power is legit, as if 57 homers between the Minors and the AFL wasn't enough proof for you. If he can cut down on the strikeouts just a little bit more, it could get even worse for opposing pitchers. #3 prospect overall -- Jonathan Mayo Brandon Wood hitting 43 home runs in the hitter-friendly California League ballparks is impressive, but not quite as impressive as if he had performed similarly in the pitcher-friendly Florida State League. Wood's PECOTA card reflects this sentiment, as his raw numbers of .321/.383/.672 translate to a more reasonable and conservative .257/.309/.506. An 815 OPS is still solid for a SS, but those thinking that Wood can be a perennial 50-HR guy better think twice. #6 prospect overall -- Baseball Prospectus Yes he did play in the thin desert air, but according to a scout we talked to, his power is 100% legit and most of his HR’s this year would have been out of any park. He’s a very good defensive SS, but should he grow much beyond his 6’3" 200 lb. frame, his range could be in question as a big league SS. No worries though, his bat will play anywhere. #1 organizational prospect -- Based solely on 2005, Brandon Wood might be the best prospect in baseball. He put together one of the most impressive offensive seasons ever from a minor leaguer...It's possible that something simply clicked inside Wood last year, allowing him to reach his inner-slugger, but I think it's more likely that his true value is somewhere between the mediocre 2004 campaign and the ridiculously good year in 2005. That's still damn good, of course. #10 prospect overall -- Baseball Think Factory A 21-year-old is just as likely as a 28-year-old or a 35-year-old to have a performance that is out of line with his underlying ability level--the sort of performance that we’d ordinarily call a "career year." Now, when we look at the 21-year-old some number of years later, we might not see it as a career year, because it happens to come at a time before the player’s underlying ability level is at its peak...Because his true ability level is much higher at age 26 or 27 than it is at age 21, this turns out to be only the fourth- or fifth-best season of his career. But it’s a fluke season nevertheless, in that it’s a fairly misleading reflection of the player’s present level of talent. -- Nate Silver The buzz surrounding Brandon Wood is understandable. Who wouldn't like to see a young shortstop with plus power emerge in his favorite organization's farm system? Wood may be labeled a "top prospect", but he has some work to do before reaching that potential. I think there is sufficient evidence from Wood's performance history and others' history to suggest he can overcome his recent tendency to strikeout, but it may take some years of refining his plate approach before we find out whether or not Wood will develop into a perennial all-star or a useful but less valuable all-or-nothing hitter. -- Chris Constancio (pre-2007) Apparently this [Brandon Wood's strikeout rate] is one of the mortal sins in the Church of Sabermetrics, along with not taking a lot of walks...Don't obsess about the strikeouts. They're just growing pains. Ask Mike Schmidt. -- Stephen C. Smith (pre-2007) You'll understand why I am not going to get too excited about Adell.
  5. Upton singled for those like me watching when it switched to technical difficulties.
  6. beatlesrule

    The Official Los Angeles Lakers Thread

    Damon Jones said there is an 'earth breaking' free agency news with respect to Lakers.Immediately after, Cris Carter retweeted that, and posted 'Sshh, let's compare our info. Watch my show for the newest update on Kawhi, the biggest FA this offseason' Also, apparently his cousin posted a minute long video on Instagram stating that Kawhi is going to the Lakers.
  7. beatlesrule

    Gameday Thread: Angels @ Rays 6/16/2019 10:10 AM Start

    So I mean really, what's it going to take here? There's no way this only happens to the Angels. When will MLB just realize the UMPS behind the plate are outdated and not needed anymore? It's getting embarrassing.
  8. beatlesrule

    Gameday Thread: Angels @ Rays 6/16/2019 10:10 AM Start

    He also signed a manager you can't stand and will have to watch and complain about for the next two and a half years.
  9. beatlesrule

    Gameday Thread: Angels @ Rays 6/16/2019 10:10 AM Start

    4 years and zero playoff appearances and a whole lot of wasted money. He is a co GM. Let him handle the farm while someone more competent handles the major league club.
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    Gameday Thread: Angels @ Rays 6/16/2019 10:10 AM Start

    That's the swing that gets him back on track. Anthony Davis told me.
  11. beatlesrule

    Gameday Thread: Angels @ Rays 6/16/2019 10:10 AM Start

    What about the guy that hired them?