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Old 03-14-2010, 09:24 AM
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Default NYT: Sox Grow Players Better Than the Cubs Do

Sox Grow Players Better Than the Cubs Do

Just came across this article on The New York Times written by Dan McGrath.
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Old 03-14-2010, 09:31 AM
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Sox Grow Players Better Than the Cubs Do

Just came across this article on The New York Times written by Dan McGrath.
I don't think either franchise can brag in this department.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:10 AM
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It seems to refer to the Swisher deaal as early in his career . IMO in that case is what less "throwing at a wall and seeing what sticks" than trying to fill a hole that didn't work out.
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:34 AM
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Come on, the Cubs have that Castro kid. He's soooo good, he's playing AAA this year!
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:46 AM
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Come on, the Cubs have that Castro kid. He's soooo good, he's playing AAA this year!
Yeah, and the article says that the Cubbies have not hyped Castro...
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Old 03-14-2010, 11:52 AM
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Yeah, and the article says that the Cubbies have not hyped Castro...
I hate getting into the Cubs threads you are so frequently involved with, but Castro is real solid prospect. Top 50 easily. I don't know if he is going to be a superstar, but I would be surprised if he isn't a solid regular for many years to come.

As far as "over-hyping" I'll have to take your word for it as I don't have regular baseball conversations with many Cubs fans. But what baseball fan base doesn't over-hype their prospects? Nothing to get upset about really.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:14 PM
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I hate getting into the Cubs threads you are so frequently involved with, but Castro is real solid prospect. Top 50 easily. I don't know if he is going to be a superstar, but I would be surprised if he isn't a solid regular for many years to come.

As far as "over-hyping" I'll have to take your word for it as I don't have regular baseball conversations with many Cubs fans. But what baseball fan base doesn't over-hype their prospects? Nothing to get upset about really.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:28 PM
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I must have missed the part where I refuted your claim that Cubs fans over-hype their prospects. I merely pointed out that all fan-bases over-hype their prospects.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:29 PM
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I must have missed the part where I refuted your claim that Cubs fans over-hype their prospects. I merely pointed out that all fan-bases over-hype their prospects.
It makes for civil conversation if you'd dispense with the petty personal digs.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:32 PM
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It makes for civil conversation if you'd dispense with the petty personal digs.
Petty personal digs make the world go round.
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Old 03-14-2010, 12:39 PM
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Both teams suck at scouting and developing talent, so what is the real point here?
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Old 03-14-2010, 01:41 PM
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Both teams suck at scouting and developing talent, so what is the real point here?
A link to an article on the Chicago baseball teams, make of it what you will.
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Old 03-14-2010, 04:39 PM
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I hate getting into the Cubs threads you are so frequently involved with, but Castro is real solid prospect. Top 50 easily. I don't know if he is going to be a superstar, but I would be surprised if he isn't a solid regular for many years to come.

As far as "over-hyping" I'll have to take your word for it as I don't have regular baseball conversations with many Cubs fans. But what baseball fan base doesn't over-hype their prospects? Nothing to get upset about really.
The other day Len Casper said the cubs NEVER over hype their prospects. Uh Len, the cubs wrote the book on the subject. Yes, most organizations hype their prospects, but they do it to make trades. The cubs do it, to do it. Hendry is scared to death to part with his 'untouchables'. For me, I WOULD be surprised if Castro did turn out to be a solid regular for many years to come.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:21 PM
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The other day Len Casper said the cubs NEVER over hype their prospects. Uh Len, the cubs wrote the book on the subject. Yes, most organizations hype their prospects, but they do it to make trades. The cubs do it, to do it. Hendry is scared to death to part with his 'untouchables'. For me, I WOULD be surprised if Castro did turn out to be a solid regular for many years to come.
Kasper is a Cubs ass kissing moron.
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Old 03-14-2010, 07:56 PM
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Kasper is a Cubs ass kissing moron.
Every broadcaster is for their team. What's your point?
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