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Old 03-11-2005, 02:06 PM
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I think Sickels contract didnt' get renewed from ESPN, so he has that free site now. Good times. Not that high on Brian Anderson (below) but said Joe Borchard was going to be a 40 HR guy that compares equally to Adam Dunn IIRC.

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I'm less impressed with Brian Anderson than some people are. I mean, I think he's a good solid prospect. Has some power, some speed, has hit .307/.386/.494 through his first 130 pro games, although his production did tail off after his promotion to Double-A. The White Sox are high enough on him that they were more willing to trade Jeremy Reed. But there's just something about Anderson that makes me think he's as good now as he's ever going to get. I can't prove that, of course. But the feeling is there, and sometimes these "intuitive feelings" are actually subconscious pattern recognition. Sometimes.
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:38 PM
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A good read

I think Sickels contract didnt' get renewed from ESPN, so he has that free site now. Good times. Not that high on Brian Anderson (below) but said Joe Borchard was going to be a 40 HR guy that compares equally to Adam Dunn IIRC.
I don't think Anderson is going to be a perennial All-Star, but I think he's basically a sure-thing everyday CF'er in the major leagues. Sickels must have failed to notice that Anderson was being bothered by the wrist and pulled his groin coinciding with the slump in AA. He started out there like gang-busters before tailing off.
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Old 03-11-2005, 02:46 PM
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I don't think Anderson is going to be a perennial All-Star, but I think he's basically a sure-thing everyday CF'er in the major leagues. Sickels must have failed to notice that Anderson was being bothered by the wrist and pulled his groin coinciding with the slump in AA. He started out there like gang-busters before tailing off.
Don't you think if he can continue that "gang-buster" start he can be an (not saying perennial) but 1-3x All Star? Who does he compare to, a faster Mark Kotsay?
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Old 03-11-2005, 03:13 PM
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A good read

I think Sickels contract didnt' get renewed from ESPN, so he has that free site now. Good times. Not that high on Brian Anderson (below) but said Joe Borchard was going to be a 40 HR guy that compares equally to Adam Dunn IIRC.
I don't know about Joe. He still needs 28 more.
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Old 03-11-2005, 04:36 PM
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I don't know about Joe. He still needs 28 more.
I don't think Sickels meant in his career, though.
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A good read

I think Sickels contract didnt' get renewed from ESPN, so he has that free site now. Good times. Not that high on Brian Anderson (below) but said Joe Borchard was going to be a 40 HR guy that compares equally to Adam Dunn IIRC.
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Old 03-12-2005, 09:38 PM
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when did we sign ray liotta? he's pretty old isn't he?
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I read where Liotta is supposed to be damn good!! I think it was Beckett baseball card magazine the rookie card issue compared him to Andy Pettite.
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This is sort of off-topic, but Sickels has WSI linked in his blog now.
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Old 03-13-2005, 10:28 AM
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I read where Liotta is supposed to be damn good!! I think it was Beckett baseball card magazine the rookie card issue compared him to Andy Pettite.
He was at Tulane (IIRC) for a year and transferred to a JuCo so he could be drafted after his sophomore year. He has darn good stuff, we'll see if he can do anything with it.

I was pretty damn impressed with Lucas Harrell when I saw him pitch last year. Not as projectible as BMac, but he had a very good curve and was able to spot it well (similar to McCarthy). We'll see if he starts in Kanny, haven't heard how he fared in instructional ball, so it will be interesting...
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Old 03-13-2005, 12:32 PM
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Randar -- this is a bit off-topic, but in BA's or BP's top 100, for their quote on Brian Anderson, a scout compared him to Jeremy Reed.

How is Anderson's plate discipline compared to Reed? I know people have said he'll probably have more power than Reed, but what about OBP/K's. Does he project to be a leadoff hitter, or a middle-of-the-lineup hitter?
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