Re: Mercker predicts Milton will win at least 17-18 games this year
I'm glad Milton has a strong work ethic. It's nice to see that he's not just phoning it in like Jimmah Haynes.
It's good to see players who respect hard work and dedication. We've heard it a lot about Milton, how serious he was about rebounding.
All that is nice, what we want to hear, and it deserves our respect for his approach and attitude. And it's nice that fellow players see it and respect it too.
Unfortunately, hard work is not enough. It's all about talent on this level, and his skills have been seriously degraded by his knee injury. Plus, he's had a mysterious penchant for serving up gopher balls at the most inopportune times.
I hope I'm wrong, but I fear I'm not. I respect his effort level. I cringe at what I've seen from him so far in a Reds uniform.
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