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    Brandon Watson, released by Reds, has 43-game minor league hitting streak

    this ignomineous orgainzation withits infinite stupidity released him after one at bat
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    Re: Brandon Watson

    Quote Originally Posted by redsupport View Post
    43 game minor league hitting streak, this ignomineous orgainzation withits infinite stupidity released him after one at bat

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    Re: Brandon Watson



    It's still a great feat. The mental aspect alone of a hit streak is impressive.

    Also, I think Watson never even got an AB with the Reds. If I recall, he was a pinch runner and stole a base and that was it...
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    Re: Brandon Watson

    Quote Originally Posted by redsupport View Post
    43 game minor league hitting streak, this ignomineous orgainzation withits infinite stupidity released him after one at bat

    I wouldn't fret too much over a guy who can't make the Nats roster. It's a great accomplishment, don't get me wrong.

    BuckU is correct, 0 ABs with the Reds.

    And he was not released by the Reds:

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    In 2006, Watson started in center field and batted lead-off for the Nationals on Opening-Day, but he was optioned to the minors after just nine games. He was batting .305 with the Zephyrs, when he suffered a shoulder separation which sidelined him for six weeks (May 27-July 12). Upon his return, he was claimed off waivers in July by the Cincinnati Reds, playing the rest of the season (except for one game with the Reds -- on July 30 where he appeared as a pinch runner and stole a base) with their minor league affiliate, Louisville. At the end of the season he became a free agent, and was signed to a minor league contract with the Detroit Tigers. In the Spring of 2007, the Tigers released him, and the Nationals claimed him on April 9, sending him to the National's new AAA affiliate the Columbus Clippers.
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    Re: Brandon Watson, released by Reds, has 43-game minor league hitting streak

    The streak actually ended last night in Rochester at 43 games.

    Great accomplishment but I hardly think the Reds regret cutting a 26 year old who hasn't shown he can hit above the AAA level. The game has a long history of players who were stars at the AAA level but duds in the Majors.
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    Re: Brandon Watson, released by Reds, has 43-game minor league hitting streak

    Wasn't he ED's Godson?

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    Re: Brandon Watson, released by Reds, has 43-game minor league hitting streak

    Quote Originally Posted by George Anderson View Post
    The game has a long history of players who were stars at the AAA level but duds in the Majors.
    Anyone remember Brandon Larson?

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    Re: Brandon Watson, released by Reds, has 43-game minor league hitting streak

    Isn't Watson like a career .143 major league hitter?

    I don't think we will go back and say this is the one that got away.
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    Re: Brandon Watson, released by Reds, has 43-game minor league hitting streak

    Quote Originally Posted by reds44 View Post
    Isn't Watson like a career .143 major league hitter?

    I don't think we will go back and say this is the one that got away.
    In 68 career AB's Watson had a line of .176/.233/.265/.498 between the Nationals and Reds. Though I don't support the idea that the Reds messed up based on his streak, I don't support the idea that the Reds didn't mess up based on a career .176 batting average in 68 AB's. Watson has a career minor league OPS of .706 which suggests to me he may not be very good. If the Reds believed only in small sample sizes, the last time I was at the ballpark I might have sat in the Chiquita banana boxes instead of Club 4192. I'm not comparing Watson to Rose but that small sample sizes by themselves can become deceiving as Rose started out his major league career 0-12.

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    Re: Brandon Watson, released by Reds, has 43-game minor league hitting streak

    The Bats could have used him. I would like to see the Reds provide some more talent for Louisville down here - since we have a chance of actually winning something.


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