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Postby The Kavorka » Thu Jun 08, 2006 10:10 am

hybrid wrote:These are largely why I hate comparisons, when people just take a large Mets prospect from the 80's and compare him to another in the present time. Strawberry was an amazing prospect, quite a bit better than Milledge IMO and they are both fairly different though both were toolsy prospects.


Milledge does not remind me of Strawberry.

Strawberry was a HR/RBI guy. Milledge can field his position well and has an excellant arm. He will also hit for a higher avg and steal some bases.

If I had to compare Milledge to one guy it would be Mondesi.
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Postby acsguitar » Thu Jun 08, 2006 11:52 am

You people and your prospects argghh..I want to pick them all up. Unfortunately I have not enough moves to do so...ARGHH!


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Postby BitterDodgerFan » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:14 pm

i like the flashy youngster...enjoyed that terrel-esque moment he had after his first HR. baseball can use some of that imo..
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Postby BANDINI » Thu Jun 08, 2006 1:27 pm

I have to disagree on this comparison....Milledge is a great prospect and all, but Strawberry's talent was unbelievable when he first came up. He could have been a consistent 20-30 stolen base, 30-40 HR guy every year if not for the drug issues.
IMO they are not in the same league.
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Postby The Kavorka » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:01 pm

BANDINI wrote:I have to disagree on this comparison....Milledge is a great prospect and all, but Strawberry's talent was unbelievable when he first came up. He could have been a consistent 20-30 stolen base, 30-40 HR guy every year if not for the drug issues.
IMO they are not in the same league.


I forgot the amount of stolen bases Strawberry had the first 5-7 years of his career.
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Postby ironman » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:05 pm

"It wasn't even close; I was awesome."
-- Daryl Strawberry, on whether he saw any similarities between Mets' top hitting prospect Lastings Milledge and himself
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Postby Dplymkr88 » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:19 pm

IMO, it boils down to this.

Milledge:
higher BA
better OFer
better arm

Strawberry:
More power
More of an RBI guy


I'm saying steals are even at this point but it's really hard to say. I do think Milledge is faster but when Darryl came up teams were running like crazy.

Milledge should hit for higher AVG as Darryl's best year with the Mets he only hit .284
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Postby CeeLoGreen » Thu Jun 08, 2006 2:36 pm

Would it be safe to say if he continues to produce that he will see time even with Floyd and Nady in a crowded outfield???? Can they really send him back down if he keeps hitting and fielding the way he is???
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Postby Knicks4ever » Thu Jun 08, 2006 3:15 pm

CeeLoGreen wrote:Would it be safe to say if he continues to produce that he will see time even with Floyd and Nady in a crowded outfield???? Can they really send him back down if he keeps hitting and fielding the way he is???


i think it depends on how he does in the next week or so, if he continues to rake like he is now i dont see any way they could send him down, so in that case id think the mets would look to trade nady or floyd and have milledge and chavez back up all 3 of with milledge getting more playing time. However if he reverts to how he was playing his first few games, and made a key overthrow, and he was batting under 100 throught his first few games, id think theyd send him back down for the next few weeks to get some more seasoning untill they open up a perminant of spot for him.
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Postby BeefSandwiches » Thu Jun 08, 2006 5:01 pm

Dplymkr88 wrote:IMO, it boils down to this.

Milledge:
higher BA
better OFer
better arm

Strawberry:
More power
More of an RBI guy


I agree with this - comparisons are tricky and it basically boils down to them both being talented OF prospects (though I would give Straw the edge in raw talent).

BTW - Video of his throw from last night should be shown to all little leaguers looking for the textbook crow hop ;-D ;-D
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