I figure there are a number of you who have this same "my dad was a Cub fan, taught me everything I know..." story. One day, probably still a long time from now, we'll be able to write a different joke without the sarcasm.
Okay, probably a long, looooong time from now.
Submitted by CubbyBlue on Sun, 06/19/2011 - 12:34pm
should have been more clear, was talking more about approach rather than swing mechanics...Rizzo's peripherals were always good enough in the minors. I just don't think they'll mess too much with telling him to take pitches right now.
They're not just gonna teach Baez not to hack at everything, no matter what they do with his mechanics. Baez has shown a good ability to adjust though, I hardly think he's hopeless on that end. Also, if he hits enough home runs, he'll get pitched around enough that his BB numbers will at least be okay.
Off-topic, but, as Len and JD are seeming to find their rhythm...I watched the end of the Sox game last night, just for something to do -- wow, is it uncomfortable to listen to Hawk and Stoney. No conversation at all, virtually ignoring each other, with long periods of dead air.
2013: Through 36 Games at Daytona: 238/271/462, he ended Daytona with a .274/338/535 line at the level
2013: Through 25 games at Tennessee: .214/277/563, he ended Tennessee with a 294/346/638
Shockingly, no Manny at either level. It's almost like he has a history of starting slow at each level or something and adjusting. And if Manny did help him so much at AAA then he seems to have forgotten everything he taught him. Or maybe he only gave him AAA advice?