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Old 06-13-2009, 03:57 AM
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We're taking questions for Jared Mitchell, who's agreed to answer some.....if anybody has any, PM me and I'll gladly add them to the bunch we're considering sending.

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Old 06-13-2009, 09:56 AM
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At least this year they're taking relatives in the 45th round instead of the 6th round.
At least this time its the relative of a borderline HOFer. I'll take a chance on a Harold Baines offspring in the 45th round any day.
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Old 06-13-2009, 11:02 AM
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They took Kenny Williams other son in the 43rd round I think, and also a few others of people who work in the Sox organization. I can live with that though, taking Kenny Williams JR. in the 6th rd was just plain stupid last year.
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Old 06-13-2009, 02:21 PM
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You can see Mitchell play tonight in LSU vs Virginia at 6 on ESPN in the CWS.
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Old 06-13-2009, 06:51 PM
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Hey, we got Poreda though.....
Please tell me that you're not bitching about a tall, strong lefty that throws 99mph...please?
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Old 06-13-2009, 09:38 PM
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Please tell me that you're not bitching about a tall, strong lefty that throws 99mph...please?
It isn't so much bitching about him as much as the fear a lot of us had, that Porcello was just the better talent, has thus far proven true. Poreda has still only had minimal improvements to his offspeed stuff, while Porcello is having success while being rushed to the pros. I know plenty of people are on the Sox don't make bad picks bandwagon, but taking Poreda over Porcello was the wrong pick unless Poreda has the better pro career of the 2. As of now, that seems unlikely.

I mean, when it comes down to it, if you had your choice over a tall, strong, 99 mph lefty who doesn't have good breaking pitches, who has a lot of talent, but whom almost as many people project will end up a Matt Thorton esque very good reliever vs a reliable starter ORRRRRR a younger, more talented pitcher who is more of a pitcher than a thrower, who has an arsenal of effective and deep pitches, and who was rushed to the bigs ahead of schedule and is not failing right now, the choice would be really easy.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:57 AM
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It isn't so much bitching about him as much as the fear a lot of us had, that Porcello was just the better talent, has thus far proven true.
We don't have Porcello, it's time to move on. It's ridiculous to ignore the talent Poreda possesses because of it.
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:17 AM
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We don't have Porcello, it's time to move on. It's ridiculous to ignore the talent Poreda possesses because of it.

Indeed.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:26 AM
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We don't have Porcello, it's time to move on. It's ridiculous to ignore the talent Poreda possesses because of it.
And let's keep in mind that both of their careers have just (JUST) started. Give it some time, who knows what will happen.
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Old 06-14-2009, 11:53 AM
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You can see Mitchell play tonight in LSU vs Virginia at 6 on ESPN in the CWS.
How did he do?
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:30 PM
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How did he do?
Raw talent is there, but he is going to need a TON of work. He certainly isn't going to be in a WhiteSox uniform for quite some time, but that is to be expected for all prospects not named Gordon.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:34 PM
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Raw talent is there, but he is going to need a TON of work. He certainly isn't going to be in a WhiteSox uniform for quite some time, but that is to be expected for all prospects not named Gordon.
Agreed. He was hitting seventh and playing rf in last night's game. He's had too much time devoted to football so far. Excited to see how he develops concentrating full time on baseball.
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Old 06-14-2009, 12:45 PM
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Assuming he signs relatively soon after the CWS ends, I hope the Sox put him in Bristol and keep him there the rest of the season, no matter how well or poorly he does. Mitchell is not ready for Kanny yet, and Great Falls in the Pioneer Leauge is a homer-happy place. For now he needs to concentrate on learning how to be a small ball type player, and I think the Appy League is much more conducive to that.

In fact, I think you could say the same for Trayce Thompson, even if it means one of them has to move to left or right for the year. These two are going to have to be brought along very carefully, and the Sox do not have a great track record of doing that.
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Old 06-16-2009, 11:59 AM
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Holmberg signed and will be heading to Bristol.

http://www.heraldtribune.com/article...ICLE/906131027
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Old 06-16-2009, 12:01 PM
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Phegley, Morgado, and Bellamy will begin their seasons in Great Falls. Mitchell is likely to join them there as well.

http://www.greatfallstribune.com/art...ORTS/906160316
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