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  1. Great article in today's "The Athletic" about Rutschman.
  2. What other progress has been made? Any technological advancements? Any key hires?
  3. Oops, yeah forgot about that. Fine career though.
  4. What if you could get Joe Mauer like production out of Adley? Both guys were tremendous athletes at similar age, both sweet, efficient swings. No brainer.....
  5. Hey Luke, what do you think of HS junior Mick Abel? He's climbing and should be Top 5 in the 2020 Draft. I'm always amazed at the talent in the Portland area.
  6. I've always thought Wieters had a really looooooooooong swing and didn't have great bat speed. Together he never seemed to be able to catch up with a good fastball. Rutschman's swing seems more efficient therefore he is better equipped to turn around a good heater.
  7. Nope, you're right. It is his hand. Discomfort due to blood clots. It's a real shame as he's a great kid. During school breaks he works out at my son's baseball academy and helps the younger kids.
  8. Might also be thinking of another player in Oregon, Oregon Ducks pitcher Kenyon Yovan, he's been out most of the year with a bad shoulder and he was supposed to be 3-4 round.
  9. Two oppo tacos for Rutschman today. The guy is a beast.
  10. Another positive: we're one day closer to picking Adley Rutschman. Another positive, OSU commit Mick Abel is a good looking RHP for the 2020 draft. This Portland area kid is throwing mid 90s as a junior and has climbed into fan graphs top 5 for 2020. Yes, I'm a big Oregon State baseball fan
  11. Not sure how many O’s fans have Pac12 network but here’s a pretty cool video on Rutschman. I’ve lived in Oregon for 15 years now and he’s a local kid so I’d love to see my hometown team select him #1. A friend of mine is friends with his family so my little ball players and I got to chat with him a bit after the loss to Cal last night. A very grounded kid from a great family. No matter where he goes that team is getting a great kid. https://pac-12.com/videos/honoring-his-roots-how-adley-rutschman-sets-bar-high-oregon-state-baseball
  12. This will be our 5th year traveling from Portland, OR to Spring Training. It never disappoints. We stay in Bradenton Beach on Anna Maria Island which is a little less crowded than Lido Beach. This year we flew to Pittsburgh for a funeral and we are driving down tomorrow from there. We will catch a few college games (South Carolina, Florida) on the way down as my 10 year old is a baseball nut. Stupid question but where and when are the minor league games? Is there a schedule online? I’m sure my son would love to check out former Beaver Cadyn Grenier.
  13. I remember Roch when he was covering high school baseball for the Anne Arundel County Sun, a local insert to The Sun, in the early 90s. Back then he was Roch Eric Kubatko, about 170lbs and sported a somewhat curly, dark mane. He was always pleasant when talking to my coaches and I whenever he did a write up on us. That was 26 years ago. 😂 I hope he's able to stick in this new org.
  14. Never tempt the football gods which is what I think they did with all this extension talk 🤨 . Couple that with coming off a big win, well, a Browns win would not surprise me at all.
  15. Sorry, I meant high schools, plural. There are 1-2 per year at our HS. There are two rival high schools within 5 miles from me that are good for another 4-5 Pac12 level kids. Adley Rutchman went to a neighboring HS, seen him play baseball and football many times for Tualatin Hs and OSU.
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