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Who needs Bourn/melky/etc. next year is all I'm saying

 

Who did you think the three outfielders were for next season?

 

Ruggiano, Stanton, and who else?

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Pardon my ignorance, since I gave up watching most of the games in June, but what is the reason for Ruggiano's success. He's 30 and had zero success before in the majors. I just figured his high batting average was a fluke and that he would regress back to a sub 300 hitter. The boards seem to have faith in him, so what do you think are the prospects that his performance this year is legit and repeatable in future years?

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I thought Ruggiano played some great defense in CF. He had one of the top defensive plays of the year in CF. He has good range. I think he's much better than experiments like Coghlan and he's better than Cody Ross. I say leave him in CF, unless you sign a guy like Upton who I'd prefer a million times over Lee, and play Ruggiano in LF, Upton in CF and LoMo at 1B.

 

http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/blog/eye-on-baseball/19409794/gif-justin-ruggianos-amazing-catch

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I thought Ruggiano played some great defense in CF. He had one of the top defensive plays of the year in CF. He has good range. I think he's much better than experiments like Coghlan and he's better than Cody Ross. I say leave him in CF, unless you sign a guy like Upton who I'd prefer a million times over Lee, and play Ruggiano in LF, Upton in CF and LoMo at 1B.

 

http://www.cbssports...s-amazing-catch

 

I'm not drinking the Upton kool-aid. The grass is always greener as they say. It's that same mentality that got the Marlins into the mess they are in now. They see other players from a distance on other teams and drool on them and then sign them to these fat contracts. You have to have a deeper thought proccess than that when you're building a major league baseball team. I'm just saying.

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Players like Upton require a mentor - without veteran leadership, they veer off.

 

See Ramirez, H and Cabrera, M.

Yeah Cabrera f***ing sucks.

 

And the mentor argument is terrible IMO. You give kids a ton of money that grew up with a severe disadvantage and character flaws and they are going to do dumb sh*t at a high rate.

 

Hanley fell apart because Miguel wasn't a better big brother.

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Pardon my ignorance, since I gave up watching most of the games in June, but what is the reason for Ruggiano's success. He's 30 and had zero success before in the majors. I just figured his high batting average was a fluke and that he would regress back to a sub 300 hitter. The boards seem to have faith in him, so what do you think are the prospects that his performance this year is legit and repeatable in future years?

 

I don't think that he's going to be a 1.000+ OPS hitter, but I think he's far from a fluke. His minor league numbers are pretty solid--he's hit at pretty much every level. He just never really got a shot to play in the majors.

 

I think he's capable of .800+ OPS offense and above average defense. In that respect, I'd say he's for real.

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Players like Upton require a mentor - without veteran leadership, they veer off.

 

See Ramirez, H and Cabrera, M.

Yeah Cabrera f***ing sucks.

 

And the mentor argument is terrible IMO. You give kids a ton of money that grew up with a severe disadvantage and character flaws and they are going to do dumb sh*t at a high rate.

 

We need more Wes Helmses

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Players like Upton require a mentor - without veteran leadership, they veer off.

 

See Ramirez, H and Cabrera, M.

Yeah Cabrera f***ing sucks.

 

And the mentor argument is terrible IMO. You give kids a ton of money that grew up with a severe disadvantage and character flaws and they are going to do dumb sh*t at a high rate.

 

We need more Wes Helmses

Wes Helms was such a positive mentor for Logan Morrison, right? :lol

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Pardon my ignorance, since I gave up watching most of the games in June, but what is the reason for Ruggiano's success. He's 30 and had zero success before in the majors. I just figured his high batting average was a fluke and that he would regress back to a sub 300 hitter. The boards seem to have faith in him, so what do you think are the prospects that his performance this year is legit and repeatable in future years?

 

Some of the board didn't have faith said he was too much of a pull hitter, so much for that. *Knock on wood*

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