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    • Olt = Whiffboy 2.0
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  • 12/12/12
  • alfolerud
Stay way from him. Our team can't handle the volume of strikeouts that Wright, David and Olt will produce. Imagine those three, and someone like Kirk in the lineup? We might break a single season K record with that team.
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  • 12/12/12
  • TheFriNgE
He's a bust, insanity runs rampant on this board!
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  • 12/12/12
  • 4545_ajd
Strikeouts are incredibly over rated both offensively and defensively.

Edited 12/12/12   by  4545_ajd
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  • 12/12/12
  • thegooch42
Yeah just look at how much of a failure ryan howards career has been.......
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  • 12/12/12
  • sheadro
I see. Just in case we get this guy you want to cover your basis to set yourself up so you can root for him to fail. Got it.
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  • 12/12/12
  • 4545_ajd
I will sign up for 200 Strikeouts if it means 50 HRs. I would say a strikeout is worse than a regular out 1 out of 100 plate appearances.
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  • 12/12/12
  • alfolerud
Unfortunately, Wright doesn't hit 50 HRs.
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  • 12/12/12
  • nextyearm

Fortunately his avg over 162 games is 301/26/105 and 21 steals, get a clue.

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  • 12/12/12
  • nextyearm
no, he's not like Duda at all. way more power and way more athleticism. the guy is an athlete,and hes in great shape. hes also very good defender at the corner so a move to LF shouldn't be much of a problem IMO.
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  • 12/12/12
  • MetObserver

"Our team can't handle the volume of strikeouts that Wright, David and Olt will produce"

Were those 3 players or 2 that you mention?

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  • 12/12/12
  • 4545_ajd

"I'm torn because being able to make consistent contact gives you more options many times but it beats a DP etc. Ks are far more frustrating though!! '

On average MLB teams hit 41 Sac Flies and grounded into 120 double plays last year.

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  • 12/13/12
  • wastomoney

http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=2617

There is very little correlation between strikeouts and runs scored.

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  • 12/13/12
  • nym698641
And Mickey Mantle and Reggie Jackson.
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  • 12/13/12
  • skorpio520
are you seriously comparing a olt to howard? maybe someday,but right now you cant.
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  • 12/13/12
  • skorpio520
that being said, from what i read,he gets really good looks at the plate so i dont know if strike outs will be a problem.he seems more of 270 hitter,at best,that can blast 30-40 hrs in a season. if he can play the outfield.
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