As far as I’m concerned, the greatest thing Bill Simmons ever gave us was the Reggie Cleveland All-Stars. With that in mind, Michael Pineda made me say, “Wow, he’s Dominican?” I would’ve went Italian. I probably would’ve known he wasn’t Italian if I saw he was six-five.Please, blog, may I have some more?
First, let’s go to the videotape, “Almost a 11 K/9 in the minors is, uh, Mike Minor. He major, Kanye. I hope Roberto Kelly doesn’t come back to visit the Braves because when R. Kelly sees a minor, urine trouble!Please, blog, may I have some more?
No, not that Chris Carter. This Chris Carter looks like Ryan Howard. In every possible way. He strikes out a lot. He hits a lot of homers. He talks to Turtle about tequila. He weighs 230+ el-bees. He stands six foot five.Please, blog, may I have some more?
At some point in the near future, you knew I was going to put Jesus Montero on your fantasy radar. Well, here we are. The first big question is, are the Yankees handing over catching duties to a rookie who can’t catch?Please, blog, may I have some more?
Don’t cha love how the Rays are one of the best teams in the major leagues and their minor league system is stacked and no one cares? I’d say that the Rays have more pure baseball fans than any other club, but we all know pure baseball fans live in K.C., eat BBQ and listen to jazz.Please, blog, may I have some more?
Let’s start with what I said a few months ago, “This year in the minors Domonic Brown had a line of 65/20/68/.327/17 and .391/.589/.980. Let’s recap, whoa/wow/nice/yum-yum/don’t mind if I do and yowsers/that’s lovely/yowsersthat’slovely. To break that down for the people who skimmed the first two sentences, he has 20/20 potential with plate discipline.Please, blog, may I have some more?
I’m not sure anyone can hit Aroldis Chapman. For a pitcher, that’s a pretty good thing. If you speak street, he be fire on Crunk Juice. He can throw the ball faster than Bob Feller on a motorcycle. Fidel Castro used to karaoke Sublime by singing, “I don’t practice Santeria, I can’t see Aroldis’ fastball.” It’s fast.Please, blog, may I have some more?
For Freddie Freeman, let’s start with what Stephen had to say earlier this year, “Turning 21 in a little over a month, Freeman has consistently hit the ball well with his “sweet, fluid swing.” He currently displays doubles power, but scouts believe this gap power should, and will translate to more home runs (seems to be happening this year).Please, blog, may I have some more?
Prior to landing on Danny Espinosa in this 2011 rookie series, I almost wrote about Brandon Belt, but I need to see exactly where Belt straps into the lineup. (See what I did there? Yeah, I’m not sure either. (Oh, and I may still write about Belt if the Giants commit to him.)) Here’s what I said earlier this year about Espinosa, “Let’s go over the Danny Espinosa positives first.Please, blog, may I have some more?