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    All I heard this preseason was how good this kid is. How super duper fast he is. Speed don't matter if you can't get on base!!! Talk about an over hyped player. He has no pop in his bat and never takes a walk. Did I mention he is a terrible fielder also? (9 errors this year)

    The league needs to stop promoting this guy and focus on the "next" speed demon who can hit, a kid named Jennings on Tampa. He reminds me of Crawford when he played there. End of rant

  • #2
    Originally posted by Mr Baseball View Post
    All I heard this preseason was how good this kid is. How super duper fast he is. Speed don't matter if you can't get on base!!! Talk about an over hyped player. He has no pop in his bat and never takes a walk. Did I mention he is a terrible fielder also? (9 errors this year)

    The league needs to stop promoting this guy and focus on the "next" speed demon who can hit, a kid named Jennings on Tampa. He reminds me of Crawford when he played there. End of rant

    with the exception of the fact that he's on a high profile team, how has the league "promoted" Gordon? I havent really seen anything of major note to say they've promoted him that much. Maybe i'm missing it?

    And I agree that Jennings is and will continue to be a much better player.
    "all the mets road wins against the dodgers this year have occured at Dodger Stadium"---Ralph Kiner

    "Blind people came to the park just to listen to him pitch"---Reggie Jackson, talking about Tom Seaver

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    • #3
      He is an exciting player, i just dont know if he'll ever hit. He got thrown trying to steal in last nights game too. He's been caught quite a few times now. I'm kinda glad the Dodgers are sticking with him but I doubt they will for too much longer.
      "(Shoeless Joe Jackson's fall from grace is one of the real tragedies of baseball. I always thought he was more sinned against than sinning." -- Connie Mack

      "I have the ultimate respect for Whitesox fans. They were as miserable as the Cubs and Redsox fans ever were but always had the good decency to keep it to themselves. And when they finally won the World Series, they celebrated without annoying every other fan in the country."--Jim Caple, ESPN (Jan. 12, 2011)

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      • #4
        Originally posted by m8644 View Post
        with the exception of the fact that he's on a high profile team, how has the league "promoted" Gordon? I haven't really seen anything of major note to say they've promoted him that much. Maybe I'm missing it?

        And I agree that Jennings is and will continue to be a much better player.
        Sorry it took so long to reply M.

        The MLB.com site were constantly having a picture of him up on the preview screen during spring training (st). The MLB TV network went out of their way to talk about him during st. They did this literally, for every game he played in. I did group together the MLB with other baseball sites (Internet) and baseball mags who couldn't stop talking about this kid.(I take your point, I did group them all together for added emphasis)

        Maybe it didn't seem that way to you, which is OK. With no differing opin's., there would be no forums!

        I got/get the feeling because MLB is trying to promote black kids to play baseball so badly, they went out of the way to sell that a good looking, normal(whatever that means) black person can be a star in baseball. The new face of baseball so to say. I think the power of the front office goes a long way, and perhaps they "leaned" on baseball outlets.

        This may not be the real reason, but why was he praised so much otherwise?

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        • #5
          The only time I've even thought of Dee Gordon is when Chip Caray called him a threat when he got on base against the Braves because of his speed. His OBP is atrocious, but I haven't looked much at him since I saw that fact, and I haven't heard about him significantly since then.
          46 wins to match last year's total

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