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    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    Yes.

    And, Doug, c'mon. Who knows what the GCL really means? It's hard enough to get box scores out of those games, much less live in person eyewitnesses to what is going down. It is, by and large, a mystery level.

    So, yeah, it's a huge deal that the 16-year-old has bubbled out of there to go to Montana with the college types. Better yet, there will be plenty of people that can actually lay eyes on him now, so the thoughts of the select few who have seen him can be supplemented. Which will be nice.
    Eh, the fact that the Reds promoted a guy who they gave $2M last year to high rookie ball, even at his age, doesn't change much to me. The kid is still incredibly raw, which speaks to how good he can be given what he has done to this point despite that rawness.

    Still, it will be nice to get pictures, video and even eye witness reports from his game time, something we wouldn't get much of in terms of the GCL (although I have received one report from the GCL this season). To me though, it doesn't make him more or less exciting. Something about a 16 year old who drew comparisons to Eric Davis and Carlos Beltran left me plenty excited when he signed. Making it to Billings at age 16 isn't going to make it even more exciting than that.

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    Re: Sunday 7/26 Minor League Game Updates

    I don't care who he has drawn comparisons too, frankly. It is whether there is any way he can ever come within 10 miles of those comparisons that interests me. That he's already been moved to Montana at the tender age of 16 gives me some initial hope that perhaps he can.

    So, yeah, that's why it is noteworthy for me.

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    Re: Sunday 7/26 Minor League Game Updates

    what was the report you got this year on him doug
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    Re: Sunday 7/26 Minor League Game Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by membengal View Post
    I don't care who he has drawn comparisons too, frankly. It is whether there is any way he can ever come within 10 miles of those comparisons that interests me. That he's already been moved to Montana at the tender age of 16 gives me some initial hope that perhaps he can.

    So, yeah, that's why it is noteworthy for me.
    I just worry about rushing the kid. I get sick of the players that can't run the bases, don't know how to field, or slide back in to first on a pick off throw. These things get taught along the way.
    The Sox traded Bullfrog the only player they've got for Shottenhoffen. Four-eyes Shottenhoffen a utility infielder. They've got a whole team of utility infielders.

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    Re: Sunday 7/26 Minor League Game Updates

    It's rookie ball.

    There's plenty of time for him to learn those things. I would hope the Reds teach such things at each step of the way through the minor leagues. Like Red from Shawshank, I hope.

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    Red didn't hope at the Shank, mem. He found hope in the hayfield by Buxton. Under the rock that had no business in a Maine hayfield.

    And I agree with your assertion as well. 16 in Montana means 21 in The Show is possible. 21 in The Show means a greater chance of a really good player. A player to get excited about.

    At least a little.
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    Re: Sunday 7/26 Minor League Game Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Red didn't hope at the Shank, mem. He found hope in the hayfield by Buxton. Under the rock that had no business in a Maine hayfield.

    And I agree with your assertion as well. 16 in Montana means 21 in The Show is possible. 21 in The Show means a greater chance of a really good player. A player to get excited about.

    At least a little.
    What kind of time frame do the Reds have until he has to be added to the 40 man roster before he is exposed?

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    Re: Sunday 7/26 Minor League Game Updates

    Quote Originally Posted by Scrap Irony View Post
    Red didn't hope at the Shank, mem. He found hope in the hayfield by Buxton. Under the rock that had no business in a Maine hayfield.

    And I agree with your assertion as well. 16 in Montana means 21 in The Show is possible. 21 in The Show means a greater chance of a really good player. A player to get excited about.

    At least a little.
    Just watched that for the first time today. Amazing movie. Definitely worth skipping the repeat of Imaginationland, which was tough
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    Re: Sunday 7/26 Minor League Game Updates

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    Just watched that for the first time today. Amazing movie. Definitely worth skipping the repeat of Imaginationland, which was tough
    My all-time favorite movie.

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    Re: Sunday 7/26 Minor League Game Updates

    Better book. (Or novella, as the case may be.) One of King's best, IMO.
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    Re: Sunday 7/26 Minor League Game Updates

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    Better book. (Or novella, as the case may be.) One of King's best, IMO.
    agreed, Apt Pupil (made into a movie at one point I believe) and The Body (made into the movie "Stand by Me") are also excellant stories contained in his different seasons book. Don't remember much for the other story in that book

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    Sun Dog, IIRC. Scared the crap outta me. Pop Merrill is Ace's uncle, too. Everything in the Castle is related to everything else. But it sure beats Derry all to hell.
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