Re: Rick Ankiel
Does anyone else remember when Red Auerbach drafted Danny Ainge despite his vow that he was going to stick with baseball as a Toronto Blue Jay rather than play basketball? Everyone thought the Celtics had wasted a draft pick on a guy who had firmly stated his intentions. Well, Auerbach may have played a hunch or figured out Ainge would never learn to hit the curve because he ended up with a key component to a few championship teams. I believe an athlete might change his mind if he sees a dream slipping away.
I'd take Ankiel and wait to see what happens. It would be fun to have a left handed pitcher (lefty specialist) in left field who could flip flop with a right handed pitcher when a tough lefty batter comes up and a K is badly needed. It would be even nicer to see the kid go nine against the Cards.
BTW, anyone remember Wayne Granger going to left field while Dave Bristol (I believe) brought in a lefty to face a lefty batter?
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Last edited by Spitball; 02-17-2006 at 07:17 PM.