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    Another team's prospects thread

    I couldn't find a thread for talking about another team's prospects. I didn't want to put this in the All purpose thread because that is for the Yankees.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ws/262103.html

    I'll take this guy. Maybe we can work out a deal. Sometimes a change of scenary is good for a player.
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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ppa79
    I couldn't find a thread for talking about another team's prospects. I didn't want to put this in the All purpose thread because that is for the Yankees.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/today...ws/262103.html

    I'll take this guy. Maybe we can work out a deal. Sometimes a change of scenary is good for a player.
    No way! Serious head case. The Yanks should stay FAR away from him. Would not fit in with their clubhouse. When was the last time any player like this stuck with the Yankees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by geodork
    No way! Serious head case. The Yanks should stay FAR away from him. Would not fit in with their clubhouse. When was the last time any player like this stuck with the Yankees?
    He's 22 years old. He has too much talent to give up on. If I remember Sheffield had his problems with authority when he was coming up.
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    I am border line on trying to get this kid, i agree that he is WACKO, but i also agree that he has 5 tool stuff and could be very special Get him!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by LecheCaberera2826
    I am border line on trying to get this kid, i agree that he is WACKO, but i also agree that he has 5 tool stuff and could be very special Get him!!!!
    Quote Originally Posted by ppa79
    I'll take this guy. Maybe we can work out a deal. Sometimes a change of scenary is good for a player.
    People use to say the same things about Toe Nash. He has 5 tools! He could be special! Dukes is a headcase. Get him for what? So he can explode in the biggest city in the world and become tabloid fodder? Let him go to KC and learn how to be a major leaguer without assaulting anyone first.

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    i was there for that game and i asked Shawn Riggans what happened and reliped "i will take the 5Th"...i also chatted with the bat boy and he knew nothing about it..But when a player gets tossed after a broken bat and NO arguement starts..Something is up..At leasted Dukes signed 2 cards for me--haha--kj
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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    It is foolish to even try to deny the talent level that is in this guy. Top shelf talent. World class talent. Multi-million dollar talent.

    But it is in a human being who has a 10 cent brain. Pass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeho
    People use to say the same things about Toe Nash. He has 5 tools! He could be special! Dukes is a headcase. Get him for what? So he can explode in the biggest city in the world and become tabloid fodder? Let him go to KC and learn how to be a major leaguer without assaulting anyone first.
    Toe Nash's tools were exaggerated and he lied about his age by a lot if i'm not mistaken. Toe Nash also was a felon if i'm not mistaken. This guy argued balls and strikes, lets hold off on the life sentance please. Unlike Nash Dukes has played pro ball and played it well. Get him. Who cares if he's a jerk, let him play a year or half a year and be a good citizen and then trade him or use him until you can trade him.

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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Quote Originally Posted by Jaeho
    People use to say the same things about Toe Nash. He has 5 tools! He could be special! Dukes is a headcase. Get him for what? So he can explode in the biggest city in the world and become tabloid fodder? Let him go to KC and learn how to be a major leaguer without assaulting anyone first.
    Toe Nash? Are you kidding me. Dukes is one of the best outfield prospects in league. You are comparing someone who is excelling in AAA to someone who never made it out of rookie ball. Come on? If you want to not trade for him because of his off-field issue so be it, but don't compare him to Toe Nash. Dukes has serious talent. Sheffield has issue when he was coming up and he turned out great. When a player has talent like this you can't ignore it.

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    YearTeam NameLeagueAgeOrg.LevelGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFDP AVGOBPSLGOPS
    2003Charleston (Sc)SAL19TbA1173835194174753331145130101435 .245.338.366704
    2004Charleston (Sc)SAL20TbA431632647122215141184733011 .288.368.423791
    BakersfieldCalif20TbA+582114470162834167265051111 .332.416.540956
    2005MontgomerySou21TbAA1204467312821518731994583420313 .287.355.478833


    YearTeamLg.AgOrgLvlGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPSHSFGDPAvgOBPSLGOPSUpdated
    2006DurhamIL22TbAAA80283588315510509444477005.293.401.4888897/30/2006
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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    I'll take him. I'd trade Duncan and Melky for him.
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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Also i saw that the RS 27th first round pick Jason Place went 0-5 with 5 SO's, I know he is young and you can't judge a young player like that, but not even Jon Potterson could do that!!!

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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LecheCaberera2826
    Also i saw that the RS 27th first round pick Jason Place went 0-5 with 5 SO's, I know he is young and you can't judge a young player like that, but not even Jon Potterson could do that!!!
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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Quote Originally Posted by shroud
    Didn't Andy Phillips pull off a Golden sombrero with spurs last year?
    didn't he have one against Kazmir? It was either 4 or 5Ks

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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ryanm1058123
    didn't he have one against Kazmir? It was either 4 or 5Ks
    yeah it was five, although all of them weren't off Kazmir. Andy sure does have problems with lefties. Kinda wierd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony53
    yeah it was five, although all of them weren't off Kazmir. Andy sure does have problems with lefties. Kinda wierd.
    Good thing we now have Wilson for that, eh?

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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Id say looking at all the problems that Tampa Bay has with numerous prospects something is obviously wrong with their minor league system. Maybe getting Dukes away from that enviroment will prove to be beneficial to his development and allow him to be a productive major leaguer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yankeetke
    Id say looking at all the problems that Tampa Bay has with numerous prospects something is obviously wrong with their minor league system. Maybe getting Dukes away from that enviroment will prove to be beneficial to his development and allow him to be a productive major leaguer.
    Maybe it's not their system and simply the players. Perhaps their scouting on the makeup of players is poor or they disregard such reports and have just ended up with several bad apples. Either way, it doesn't do much for the outside look of the organization.
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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    I have a ?? isn't Joel Guzman supposed to be in A ball not AAA, i thought he was playing for the Dodgers A ball team, now he is playing with durham.

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    I thought he was in AAA

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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Quote Originally Posted by gdn
    I thought he was in AAA
    Ok thought i saw at firstinning that he was in single A.

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    Dukes is a bad, bad, bad, bad, bad guy. Just bad. Have seen it first hand on probably nine or ten occasions, going back to Charleston three or four years back.

    Anger management isn't the issue- he's just wired wrong.

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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Just read this on MILB.com and it said that Andrew Miller would begin his career in Lakeland(A+) and would be called up in September, i just get soo confused when teams like these call up there top pitchers when they haven't even spent a full year in the minors thinking that they will make an IMMEDIATE impact on the team!!!! I HATE IT!!! the tigers also did it with Verlander UGHH.

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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Quote Originally Posted by LecheCaberera2826
    Just read this on MILB.com and it said that Andrew Miller would begin his career in Lakeland(A+) and would be called up in September, i just get soo confused when teams like these call up there top pitchers when they haven't even spent a full year in the minors thinking that they will make an IMMEDIATE impact on the team!!!! I HATE IT!!! the tigers also did it with Verlander UGHH.
    They didn't do that with Verlander and that's not their thinking at all with Miller.
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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Quote Originally Posted by NJASDJDH
    They didn't do that with Verlander and that's not their thinking at all with Miller.
    The team's public stance is that they want Miller to get a cup of coffee in Sept, when rosters expand.

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    Re: Another team's prospects thread

    Matt Garza: 2.2IP 8-H 7-ER 2-BB 2-K 2-HR (ML debut)

    Some call him the Twins Philip Hughes and the best pitcher in the Minors.

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