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Rockabilly
04-06-2010, 12:16 PM
Heyward
Strasburg
Beckham


help me settle a bet.

Marqhead
04-06-2010, 12:17 PM
How are you planning on settling a bet that wont be decided for 10, 15, 20 years?

HomeFish
04-06-2010, 12:21 PM
I doubt Strasburg will ever live up to the hype. Few pitchers do.

DSpivack
04-06-2010, 12:21 PM
I'd pick Heyward

sox1970
04-06-2010, 12:24 PM
Heyward. He may play 20 years and be somewhere between Ryan Howard and Albert Pujols in talent.

Beckham will be steady, and has a chance at a real good 15 year career at 2B. If he stays healthy, he could be up there with Morgan, Alomar, Kent, and Sandberg.

Strasburg..I wouldn't put my money on a pitcher. I hope he's as good as the hype though.

asindc
04-06-2010, 12:38 PM
I doubt Strasburg will ever live up to the hype. Few pitchers do.

For some reason, I have the same feeling. Plus, he's a pitcher, so there is more risk associated with him, anyway.

1. Heyward
2. Beckham
3. Strasburg

asindc
04-06-2010, 12:40 PM
Heyward. He may play 20 years and be somewhere between Ryan Howard and Albert Pujols in talent.

Beckham will be steady, and has a chance at a real good 15 year career at 2B. If he stays healthy, he could be up there with Morgan, Alomar, Kent, and Sandberg.

Strasburg..I wouldn't put my money on a pitcher. I hope he's as good as the hype though.

... and Collins and Fox.

sox1970
04-06-2010, 12:48 PM
... and Collins and Fox.

I was going for a little more power. Those guys combined for 82 career homers.

VMSNS
04-06-2010, 12:51 PM
I doubt Strasburg will ever live up to the hype. Few pitchers do.

This is basically how I feel about Strasburg.


1. Heyward
2. Beckham
3. Strasburg

I agree with this.

Johnny Mostil
04-06-2010, 12:54 PM
I was going for a little more power. Those guys combined for 82 career homers.

Hmmm. In that case, I'll throw Hornsby into the mix. Should I hold off on Jackie Robinson?:wink:

soltrain21
04-06-2010, 12:55 PM
Heyward will win awards. Beckham will make some all star games. Strausberg will have an injury filled career.

jabrch
04-06-2010, 01:04 PM
If ever there was a time for this tag...:cleo

TDog
04-06-2010, 01:18 PM
I doubt Strasburg will ever live up to the hype. Few pitchers do.

No, they don't. Still, I didn't believe the hype over Tim Lincecum, and he has lived up to it so far. Dwight Gooden lived up to his hype before he allowed success to destroy him.

Of the three players in the poll, Beckham has the least amount of hype to live up to, so if you are asking who will do the best job in living up to their hype, you might have to go with Beckham. But thatdoesn't answer the question.

BadBobbyJenks
04-06-2010, 02:18 PM
Heyward
Strasburg
Beckham

I dont think you can try and predict injuries in this question. Strasburg already has 4 plus pitches, he will be a good one.

october23sp
04-06-2010, 02:31 PM
I'll say Beckham because I'm a White Sox fan.

asindc
04-06-2010, 02:36 PM
Heyward
Strasburg
Beckham

I dont think you can try and predict injuries in this question. Strasburg already has 4 plus pitches, he will be a good one.

You might, of course, be right on this. That said, Brien Taylor and Ben McDonald would like a word with you.

gobears1987
04-06-2010, 02:59 PM
I think Beckham has the best chance of being a consistent ballplayer.

Slappy
04-06-2010, 03:01 PM
Watching Beckham hit, run the base paths and field on opening day was a pleasure. He did all three very well. He has such good instincts and the will to succeed, along with a ton of pure talent. His defense will continue to sharpen as he gets more comfortable and he'll continue to hit.

As a whole package, offensively and defensively, I think it will be Gordon.

Of course, I am biased.

WhiteSox5187
04-06-2010, 03:43 PM
I'll say Beckham because I'm a White Sox fan.

I'm saying Beckham because I'm a Sox fan and he has had an extended look in the big leagues. He has had to make adjustments as pitchers adjust to him and still did pretty good. I'm not ready to anoint any of them as Hall of Famers, but Beckham looks like he can be a damn solid player. I haven't seen enough of Heyward yet and Stratsburg has thrown what, twelve professional innings?

oeo
04-06-2010, 04:33 PM
Define "better". They're all different players at different positions. It will be hard to compare the three even if all of them pan out because each one brings something different to the table.

tick53
04-06-2010, 04:44 PM
Beckham, for sure. I just see a lot of staying power in that young man. He may not hit as many homers as Hayward but I believe he will be an IronMan and wind up with a great overall career. I know that the other two guys are highly touted but my gut tells me Gordon Beckham.

KMcMahon817
04-06-2010, 08:27 PM
i'll say beckham because i'm a white sox fan.
amen.

rdwj
04-06-2010, 08:44 PM
As much as I'd like to say Beckham, Heyward is going to be a monster

Huisj
05-08-2010, 03:14 PM
Here's a question about Strasburg...are they ever actually going to stretch him out and let him throw more than 60 or 70 pitches this year? He made his first AAA start yesterday and threw 65 pitches. Through 6 minor league starts, he's thrown a total of 28 innings, less than 5 IP per start.

I realize they are doing their best to "protect" him, but at some point, if they're planning on bringing him up to be a legitimate Major League starting pitcher, he has to learn to throw some innings. With the pitch counts they've kept on him, he'll be a 3-4 inning starter. It really wouldn't make any sense to not ever stretch him out until he gets to the big leagues, especially because of how people talk about how the stress of major league innings compared to minor league innings is so different.

Slappy
05-08-2010, 04:03 PM
Can I change my answer?

And FWIW, I hear some saying (some reputable, some not) they think Mike Leake will have a better career than Strasburg.