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Old 09-03-2005, 07:34 PM
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Let me say that I am posting this because a Sox farmhand is being honored, I know he is a career minor leaguer and I am not saying he is gonna be a superstar in the bigs.
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Old 09-03-2005, 07:36 PM
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He may be a career minor leaguer but that is still huge for any ballplayer. Congratulations Leo Daigle! Pretty cool!

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Old 09-03-2005, 09:47 PM
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Congrats Leo-a great honor
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Old 09-04-2005, 09:25 AM
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I have no reason to expect similar results from Daigle, but isn't it true that Ross Gload and even Scott Podsednik at one point in their respective careers were considered "career minor leaguers?"

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Old 09-04-2005, 12:20 PM
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I have no reason to expect similar results from Daigle, but isn't it true that Ross Gload and even Scott Podsednik at one point in their respective careers were considered "career minor leaguers?"
Yep, and Joe Borchard was once considered a surefire star.
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Old 09-04-2005, 12:30 PM
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Yep, and Joe Borchard was once considered a surefire star.
haha...ziiiiing...

Nice job Leo...
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:06 PM
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isn't it true that Ross Gload and even Scott Podsednik at one point in their respective careers were considered "career minor leaguers?"
I know I've posted this before, but what the heck. Daigle = apples. Podsednik and Gload = oranges.

Podsednik was promoted to AA at age 22. By age 25, he hit .290 at AAA and made his big-league debut. He became a MLB regular at age 27.

Gload made his MLB debut at age 24, after performing very well at AA and AAA that year. Subsequently, he was called up 6 different times for 3 different teams. Nonetheless, he has seen very little MLB action and may in fact be a career minor-leaguer.

Daigle turns 26 in 2 weeks -- an age at which both Podsednik and Gload had already played in MLB and starred in AAA. Daigle is an MVP in A-ball (playing along-side and against 19-21 year olds), but was terrible when he was called up and given an extended opportunity to play for Charlotte earlier this year. Not only has Daigle failed to make his MLB debut before age 26, he has failed to attain prolonged success at a level higher than A ball. That doesn't bode well for his future as a major-leaguer.
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Old 09-06-2005, 01:57 PM
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I know I've posted this before, but what the heck. Daigle = apples. Podsednik and Gload = oranges.
I really appreciate your volume of research and the level of detail you brought to your answer (as you usually do), maurice. It's too bad you didn't answer my question, though.

I know comparing Pods and Gload to Daigle is comparing apples to oranges. My point was to compare how others have labeled those three players. I'm not saying Daigle is not a career minor leaguer; he has been one and very probably will remain one until he retires. I am saying that there is precedent for evaluators (not you specifically) to be too quick to label a player.
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Old 09-06-2005, 02:05 PM
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I dunked on a bunch of 4th graders in Highschool and Nobody ever gave me an award! I say KUDOS to Leo for Milking the system!!!!! The people here are just jealous because they didn't think of this first!
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Old 09-06-2005, 02:52 PM
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My point was to compare how others have labeled those three players.
Don't know - don't care - why bother?
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Old 09-06-2005, 03:20 PM
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Don't know - don't care - why bother?
You're just a Konerko hater. Can't you see beyond your hate of a superstar fan favorite MVP whose going to win the Hank Aaron Award?
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