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Just now, Il BuonO said:

Agreed, much more patient ABs and he’s getting better pitches to hit because of it.

Looking forward to the day he's established enough that when someone complains about them not extending Cruz I can just reply Mountcastle and they shut up.

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7 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

Looking forward to the day he's established enough that when someone complains about them not extending Cruz I can just reply Mountcastle and they shut up.

He’s gonna hit and he plays a decent 1B. I think he’ll only get better with experience there. 

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18 minutes ago, waroriole said:

How does a catcher miss so many balls. 

It’s literally the job title. 

I've seen basketball guards who don't do much guarding.

If offensive tackles tackle anyone, they're likely to be called for holding.

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