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Postby williesd » Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:08 am

I got this list here...http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/ga ... id=1991400

EIGHT PLAYERS WHO COULD HAVE BREAKOUT SEASONS:

1. Jeremy Bonderman. Ignore the won-loss, the raw numbers are very good and the stuff is better. Remember, he should be a college junior.

2. Kearns. The rookie .907 OPS and return to health is a starting point.

3. Chase Utley. Just leave him alone and let him hit 25 homers.

4. Reyes. This may be a stretch, but his raw skills are so good.

5. Adam LaRoche. As he learns to loft balls, the .932 second-half OPS is an indication of things to come. Gold Gloves to follow.

6. Jeremy Affeldt. His strikeout and hits per nine innings are dominant as a reliever.

7. Bronson Arroyo. In the second half, when he was in the rotation for good, he was 7-2, 3.87 and the opponents' on-base percentage was .297. Varitek has pointed out that when Arroyo first came up, he commanded one out of every five fastballs. That got to two out of five by the end of last season, and if and when it gets to three out of five, he'll win 16-18 games.

8. Carlos Pena. Started to put it together in the second half, with 16 homers and an .875 OPS.
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Postby Bobblehead » Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:29 am

Kearns has been on a list like this for years it seems. LOL :*)
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Postby Cornbread Maxwell » Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:41 am

Two Tigers :-o

Gammons is a smart man :-D
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Postby Sp_Da_Man » Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:41 am

Thanks for the info.

You know Gammons always has to include a Red Sock.
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Postby slomo007 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:52 am

He just won't give up on Affeldt, will he?

Seems like he was dead wrong last year with him.
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Postby Juhlz » Tue Feb 22, 2005 11:58 am

slomo007 wrote:He just won't give up on Affeldt, will he?

Seems like he was dead wrong last year with him.


Yeah, besides, I don't want to have to wait for those the minimal opps he will get in KC.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:10 pm

Hmmm...didn't the Boston Schill claim Prior was going to win the Cy Young las tyear. And Kris Benson was the next great star according to Gammons about 3-4 years ago. Just a coupel of many clueless musings from the fool.


Austi Kearns...one year he will actually be right and he will ignor ethe facthe has been wrong all the others.


Nice to see he got the memo from Epstein and followed directions like the good old schill he is and included a Boston potential trade chip on his hype-up list. Good boy there Peter...I am sure papa Henry will have a little something extra for you.
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Postby stumpak » Tue Feb 22, 2005 1:26 pm

Gammons makes a lot of foolish statements whenever he enters the realm of analysis. He is a great journalist in the sense of having a huge network of contacts and getting the scoop, but once things get beyond that he is very limited. Beyond that, he is actually a poor writer from a stylistic perspective and has trouble clearly communicating his point. I wouldn't hire someone who turned in a writing sample as garbled and unclear as some Gammon's more meandering points.
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Postby mcmahojl » Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:37 pm

Jeremy Bonderman. Ignore the won-loss, the raw numbers are very good and the stuff is better. Remember, he should be a college junior.


Gammons does have some bizarre predictions. I dont think Bonderman is ready just yet. Even if you "ignore the won-loss" his numbers still are not that good. He did have a few good games, but I put him in the "Ill let you worry about him" category.
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Postby Yoda » Tue Feb 22, 2005 4:38 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:
Austi Kearns...one year he will actually be right and he will ignor ethe facthe has been wrong all the others.



This will be the year. ;-D
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