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Old 08-17-2013, 08:35 AM
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lol if Olt does this next year, you can run me into the ground. Fun with sample sizes!
He has been about as horrible as possible since the trade and physically he's fine now. You're right, give him another year to recover just to be sure but it doesn't look all that likely at this point.
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Old 08-17-2013, 11:56 AM
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Something I didn't know was that Olt had a concussion from winter league, which led to his eye issues. I am not sure if he will "make it back" this year, he will still have to get his timing back. Or maybe the fear is there, who knows.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:18 PM
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Something I didn't know was that Olt had a concussion from winter league, which led to his eye issues. I am not sure if he will "make it back" this year, he will still have to get his timing back. Or maybe the fear is there, who knows.
Morneau has never been the same. This is the reason Olt's value dropped significantly. When the Sox were rumored to be talking to the Rangers about Peavy, most if the prospect guys wanted nothing to do with Olt.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:46 PM
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Morneau has never been the same. This is the reason Olt's value dropped significantly. When the Sox were rumored to be talking to the Rangers about Peavy, most if the prospect guys wanted nothing to do with Olt.
Next year will be the tell on Olt, for sure. He's been beyond horrible this year. There are bad years, and then there's falling off a cliff. Olt has fallen off a cliff. He might find it again, but it's probably at least 50/50 that he's done.

Honestly, I don't know why the Cubs acquired him. I thought they drafted their 3B of the future earlier this year. Why would they need Olt? And why did so many in the media consider the Garza trade a stroke of brilliance?

It's a fine trade if that Edwards kid works out for them, but we won't know that for a couple years.
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And why did so many in the media consider the Garza trade a stroke of brilliance?
One word, "hype".
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Next year will be the tell on Olt, for sure. He's been beyond horrible this year. There are bad years, and then there's falling off a cliff. Olt has fallen off a cliff. He might find it again, but it's probably at least 50/50 that he's done.

Honestly, I don't know why the Cubs acquired him. I thought they drafted their 3B of the future earlier this year. Why would they need Olt? And why did so many in the media consider the Garza trade a stroke of brilliance?

It's a fine trade if that Edwards kid works out for them, but we won't know that for a couple years.
Theo & company have there fanboys in the media and other places...Theo & company are better than everyone else, smarter than everyone else, just ask their fanboys.
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All I've got to say is that I'll take Garcia over Olt and the AA pitcher, even without the comfort that Theo affirmed the trade.
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Old 08-18-2013, 04:22 PM
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All I've got to say is that I'll take Garcia over Olt and the AA pitcher, even without the comfort that Theo affirmed the trade.
Agreed. When Garcia was with Detroit, I said to myself, "I wish we had a young outfielder as talented as that guy." Well, now we do have him. Hopefully, his power develops. That's the main thing that is missing. I'm optimistic it will. Maybe he won't be a 30-HR guy, but I think he has the potential to hit 20-25 a year.
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Agreed. When Garcia was with Detroit, I said to myself, "I wish we had a young outfielder as talented as that guy." Well, now we do have him. Hopefully, his power develops. That's the main thing that is missing. I'm optimistic it will. Maybe he won't be a 30-HR guy, but I think he has the potential to hit 20-25 a year.
What now? Garcia's a 65 in power with potential to go higher. He's gonna hit homers in bunches. Contact is his issue.
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Old 08-18-2013, 05:37 PM
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Agree with Bland.
The dude is shooting line drives and not over-swinging. He needs to stay that way. He even has a decent batting eye it seems to me, which is unusual for someone who struck out so much. But looking good right now.
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Old 08-19-2013, 02:16 PM
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What now? Garcia's a 65 in power with potential to go higher. He's gonna hit homers in bunches. Contact is his issue.
He has two home runs in 180 MLB plate appearances. The power hasn't come yet. I think it will.
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Old 08-24-2013, 10:17 AM
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Cubbies are still talking about their haul over on mlbtraderumors. They even have the Rangers fans convinced they were fleeced.
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