Sorry, he brings this on his shelf. Yes, he is a easy target, he gives them stuff for them to write about.
My point through this all. We had a potential HOF here, and when the few times he got lazy. He was ripped apart here in OH.
We expect our guys to always play at 100%, which is totally unrealistic, but still a goal.
Yes, Puig is a very talented guy, and over 6 seasons of big league ball, lots of times he has played well, his WAR supports that to a degree.
For me personally, there are just way too many of the lost focus, show boating and lack of hustle for me to get too worked up over.
If he signs here, then I will root for him to do well, salute his good plays, and moan about his bad.
No, it's that it is natural to project someone to their ceiling when the large majority of players don't get there. It's why 80th percentile draft picks are seen as miserable failures. Mountcastle could be a 4-5 win player, but it pretty unlikely. I'm just hoping for Trey Mancini with an earlier debut.
Not unprecedented, but unusual. 75 or 100 years ago it was common for someone to play in other leagues (minor leagues, Negro Leagues, etc) until relatively late in their careers, then have a MLB life starting in their late 20s or early 30s. Today, with hyper-structured developmental systems its much more rare for a player to be basically a utility infielder at 28 and an All Star from 29-35. But it occasionally happens. Melvin Mora.
Well obviously it depends on what the 40% and 100% are, doesn't it? If we have a guy who's a 40 (scouting) runner, but always runs at 40 speed, that's less valuable than an 80 runner who sometimes runs like a 35 on routine groundouts.
If you are saying that I thought that Justin Turner would be a pretty good player then that would have been a pretty good call on my part. Truth is I don't remember what I said about Turner when he was an Oriole.