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  • Rickey??

    AP reporting Rickey Henderson signed with the Mets as a coach....This
    should be interesting!!!!

    h
    North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla :atthepc

  • #2
    That happened yesterday. Apparently he is only going to do some baserunning activities with some the Spring Training hopefuls.
    The Q: Can the Cubs hold a 6-5 lead with 2 outs and nobody on in the 9th?

    The A: No

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    • #3
      Originally posted by KingJ
      That happened yesterday. Apparently he is only going to do some baserunning activities with some the Spring Training hopefuls.
      He'll also teach them how to play cards.
      Lets get Eddie Basinski elected to the Polish Sports Hall of Fame.
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      • #4
        New York Mets > Rickey??

        Originally posted by tonypug
        He'll also teach them how to play cards.
        I hope the prospects hamstrings are better then Ricky's.
        Lets support Gil Hodges for The Hall of Fame, a true Hall of Famer.

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        • #5
          Ihope they don't let him near Reyes.....
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          • #6
            Originally posted by brooklynboy
            Ihope they don't let him near Reyes.....
            lol... I think they actually named Reyes and Beltran as 2 guys he will be working with...
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            • #7
              Oh Great!!!

              Now that's good news....Just what we need..a "Little Rickey" running
              around the basepaths....I wonder if we could trade coaches???

              :noidea
              North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla :atthepc

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              • #8
                why?

                I dont understand all the hostility towards Rickey... sure he may have been injured a lot, BUT wasn't he a great lead off hitter? He's dedicated, he's fast, and he can steal the hell out of a base... Furthermore, he is arguably the greatest lead off hitter of all time. Why not let Reyes near him? Reyes isn't exactly the best leadoff hitter in the league. His on base percentage isnt much higher than his average. Maybe, just maybe Rick could teach the guy how to draw a few walks and steal a few more bases. I'm sure everyone would love to see Reyes in scoring position more often. Maybe there's something I'm missing but I think Rickey could definitely help...

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                • #9
                  I think this can only help them. Reyes is already good on the bases, but it wouldn't hurt to get a few tips from the Man of Steal himself. Reyes may have gone 60-15 last year (good for 80%), but some pointers from a guy who has 1406 stolen bases at an 80% success rate could definitely help.

                  We aren't talking about changing Reyes into the next Rickey (couldn't happen anyways), but a few tips here and there couldn't help. I mean this is a guy who hit over .300 10 times in his career, had a .400+ OBP 15 times (including 9 consecutive years), has nearly 300 HR's, and on top of having three seasons of 100+ SB's, has MANY other good years on the bases.

                  To highlight, here are a few:
                  SB - CS - %
                  100-26 - 79%
                  130-42 - 76%
                  108-19 - 85%
                  66-18 - 79%
                  80-10 - 89%
                  87-18 - 83%
                  41-8 - 84%
                  93-13 - 88%
                  77-14 - 91%
                  65-10 - 87%
                  53-8 - 87%
                  66-13 - 84%

                  (okay, so that's more than a few)

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                  • #10
                    We don't dispute Rickey's numbers....We do, however, dispute his attitude....
                    Rickey has always been for Rickey..by Rickey..of Rickey....
                    North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla :atthepc

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                    • #11
                      That he has, but are you saying he's not going to actually help them? Did he just take the job for the money and then say forget it I'm not going to work? Huh? We all know how Rickey was/is/will be, but how will that affect him teaching what he knows? He will be an excellent teacher, he has all the knowledge there is to know, he's played more baseball than almost anyone, so let's let him impart some of his knowledge to the next generation. If Rickey was going to be just for himself, then he wouldn't have taken a job to coach, so I don't think that holds any ground, and if the Met's organization thought he wasn't going to help, but be detrimental to their players, he wouldn't be there.

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                      • #12
                        Rickey??

                        Originally posted by brooklynboy
                        We don't dispute Rickey's numbers....We do, however, dispute his attitude....
                        Rickey has always been for Rickey..by Rickey..of Rickey....
                        Rickey was never dedicated to anything or anybody but Rickey, but as we've seen in the past as these players get older and realize they can't play anymore they seem to change their personality.
                        Last edited by kramer_47; 02-13-2006, 06:37 PM.
                        Lets support Gil Hodges for The Hall of Fame, a true Hall of Famer.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Edgartohof
                          That he has, but are you saying he's not going to actually help them? Did he just take the job for the money and then say forget it I'm not going to work? Huh? We all know how Rickey was/is/will be, but how will that affect him teaching what he knows? He will be an excellent teacher, he has all the knowledge there is to know, he's played more baseball than almost anyone, so let's let him impart some of his knowledge to the next generation. If Rickey was going to be just for himself, then he wouldn't have taken a job to coach, so I don't think that holds any ground, and if the Met's organization thought he wasn't going to help, but be detrimental to their players, he wouldn't be there.
                          Actually I wasn't thinking of it that way but you may have a point...Yes he's HOF and I don't question that or the fact that he has a lot of knowledge to teach...I do, again, question his method of teaching...Incidentally, what makes you think he will be an excellent teacher???

                          North of the Big Apple but missing Central Fla :atthepc

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