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Old 06-23-2008, 09:29 PM
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That was a heck of a game. Beckham has been playing his rear end off this whole tournament, and tonight he was incredible again. Wow. And Fields has some nasty nasty stuff, though his control still doesn't look particularly great. I think Seattle drafted him, right?
I think the braves did
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:34 PM
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I think the braves did
Last year they did, but he went back to school. The Mariners picked him this year.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:34 PM
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I think the braves did
The Braves drafted him last year, but he didn't sign. Seattle drafted him this year.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:56 PM
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I'm watching the replay of it now. Wow did Beckham pulverize that pitch. I like his stance at the plate too: not too much movement, stays balanced, Chicago Tough, etc.

I wonder how much doe he's gonna be looking for....
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:06 PM
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That was a heck of a game. Beckham has been playing his rear end off this whole tournament, and tonight he was incredible again. Wow. And Fields has some nasty nasty stuff, though his control still doesn't look particularly great. I think Seattle drafted him, right?
I think Fields (from Georgia) could be a huge bust. He has good stuff but no command at all. Last year he had 8 blown saves as he was averaging almosat a walk an inning. He was very shakey against Stanford on Saturday (I believe it was) when they put him in up 10-4 and he gave up 4 to make it 10-8.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:46 PM
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I think Fields (from Georgia) could be a huge bust. He has good stuff but no command at all. Last year he had 8 blown saves as he was averaging almosat a walk an inning. He was very shakey against Stanford on Saturday (I believe it was) when they put him in up 10-4 and he gave up 4 to make it 10-8.
And really, it wouldn't be unprecedented for a hard-throwing college closer to be a bust in the big leagues either. Blowing college guys away with bad command of a hard fastball is a whole lot different than blowing MLB guys away with bad command of a hard fastball. Matt Anderson could tell you that (although injuries had just as much to do with his struggles as command did).
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:14 PM
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There are plenty of pitchers who got by on their stuff that didn't pan out. That's why baseball is more mental than it is physical.
I am already excited about seeing Beckham play on the Sox. He just makes the right plays at the right time and those players always have good careers.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:20 PM
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There are plenty of pitchers who got by on their stuff that didn't pan out. That's why baseball is more mental than it is physical.
I am already excited about seeing Beckham play on the Sox. He just makes the right plays at the right time and those players always have good careers.

well...not exactly. Even the most fundamentally solid, high performing college prospects are still major crapshoots.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:35 PM
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Beckham looks like a solid ballplayer. I'm exciting to watch him rise
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:56 PM
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I'm watching the replay of it now. Wow did Beckham pulverize that pitch. I like his stance at the plate too: not too much movement, stays balanced, Chicago Tough, etc.

I wonder how much doe he's gonna be looking for....
I don't know but doesn't the hunting season begin in the fall?
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Old 06-24-2008, 09:16 AM
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I don't know but doesn't the hunting season begin in the fall?
Touche'.
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:45 PM
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Looks like Georgia is going to lose the College championship as its 6-1 in the 9th, but he did hit another HR tonight, accounting for another run, and a line drive to the warning track to the opposite field.

Now let's get him signed quick and get a wood bat in his hands....
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:49 PM
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Looks like Georgia is going to lose the College championship as its 6-1 in the 9th, but he did hit another HR tonight, accounting for another run, and a line drive to the warning track to the opposite field.

Now let's get him signed quick and get a wood bat in his hands....
He's played in the Cape Cod League, he has experience with a wood bat.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:11 PM
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Congratulations to Fresno State. The underdog bulldogs pull off one of the most improbable runs in sports history. Now get Beckham signed, KW.
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Old 06-25-2008, 09:13 PM
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I think Beckham will be a Derek Jeter type hitter with more power and less batting average.
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