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Old 05-27-2010, 03:11 PM
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Next week the Sox are having a call in interview with Brent Morel, their possible future at 3rd base.

I know some of you really follow the minor leagues closely. If you have any question that you think should be used, please post them here.

I'll take the best ones and use them if I can.

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:18 PM
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I might ask him:

1. What have the coaches stressed for you to work on since you've been with the SOX organization?

2. On Futuresox.com, you've been compared to Joe Randa. To whom would you compare your game? After whom do you model your game?

3. In your time in the White Sox organization, who among your peers has impressed you as a player?

4. In your time in the White Sox organization, who among the coaches has taught you the most, and how has it impacted your game?

5. What have the SOX organization told you to work on, so as to enable you to continue to progress to MLB?

6. Ozzie Guillen, Buddy Bell, and Kenny Williams are always stressing the "fundamentals of baseball" in their interactions with the media and the fans. In what way has that manifested itself in your time with the organization? How do they stress the fundamentals?

[I'll probably have a few more questions later...]

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Old 05-27-2010, 04:29 PM
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I love question number 6 Khan.
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Old 05-27-2010, 04:45 PM
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Yes, it's a very good question.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:07 PM
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Khan:

I promise you I'll use that question on fundamentals.

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Old 05-27-2010, 06:14 PM
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Khan:

I promise you I'll use that question on fundamentals.

Lip
Thanks.

I suppose that it might be better directed at Bell/Guillen/Williams, but I have NEVER, EVER heard anyone in the media bother to do any "drill down" on that issue.

The media ALWAYS seems to take it at face value that "the SOX are stressing the fundamentals." Even a high school newspaper reporter could CHALLENGE this assumption, merely by asking, "How."

In any case, I always enjoy your writing; as I look hopefully to the prospect of Morel replacing Teahen, I'll be following your report on the interview with keen interest.
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Old 05-27-2010, 06:15 PM
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Id just like to hear the answer from a kid who doesn't know any better and will give an honest answer.
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:30 PM
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2. On Futuresox.com, you've been compared to Joe Randa. To whom would you compare your game? After whom do you model your game?
Why insult the kid?
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Old 05-27-2010, 07:41 PM
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Why insult the kid?
1. The Joe Randa comparison comes from Futuresox.com. If you don't like it, take it up with them.

2. Given the craptacular pile of crap that KW has dumped on us @ 3rd base, I'd take Joe Randa on this team right about now. [At least Joe Randa could catch a cold defensively, while Teahen sucks a horse's ass.]
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:02 PM
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Why insult the kid?
Nothing wrong with Joe Randa. League average offense, significantly above average defender. That sounds like Morel in a nutshell to me.

Morel doesn't have the offensive skills to project as a star player.
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Old 05-27-2010, 08:20 PM
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Nothing wrong with Joe Randa. League average offense, significantly above average defender. That sounds like Morel in a nutshell to me.

Morel doesn't have the offensive skills to project as a star player.
Yep. Spot on.
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Old 05-28-2010, 02:08 AM
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Yes, I'd rather have Joe Randa during his "prime," than Mark Teahen right now. So Brent Morel developing into a Joe Randa type player would actually improve the White Sox.

Of course, I'd rather have a prospect that could develop into a Ryan Zimmerman type player, but this team is desperate for some defense. I'm desperate to see some defense.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:11 AM
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1. The Joe Randa comparison comes from Futuresox.com. If you don't like it, take it up with them.

2. Given the craptacular pile of crap that KW has dumped on us @ 3rd base, I'd take Joe Randa on this team right about now. [At least Joe Randa could catch a cold defensively, while Teahen sucks a horse's ass.]
Easy, ace. It was your question, not futuresox. I didn't dispute that futuresox believes that he grades out that way...

Randa was suckingly mediocre.
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Old 05-28-2010, 10:40 AM
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Easy, ace. It was your question, not futuresox. I didn't dispute that futuresox believes that he grades out that way...

Randa was suckingly mediocre.
Considering every prospect we usually bring up just flat out sucks - I'd take league average.
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Old 05-28-2010, 12:41 PM
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Why insult the kid?
I liked Joe Randa. Most prospects don't amount to much. If this kid can have a Randa like career it wouldn't be so bad, considering what the Sox have done lately with their minor leaguers.
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