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  • 1/22/13
  • JackNicholson
Scouts say he has plus plus bat speed. If he gained some plate discipline, he could kill pitches.
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  • 1/22/13
  • murphstates
When he was moved to Oakland in the Trevor Cahill deal he was rated as a good fourth outfielder.
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  • 1/22/13
  • skorpio520

"Collin Cowgill (25-OF) At least average tools across the board but blocked at the Big League level. He looks to be a very solid 4th OFer with the chance to be a regular on a non-contender."

A report on Oaklands prospects about A yr ago said this about him.
I know at one point he was considered A better prospect than what this shows and I was surprised that we got him for only marte.
Then I looked and he kind of fell off the radar A bit.He only has 66 mlb at bats and In my opinion the jury still out.lets see what he can do.


Edited 1/22/13   by  skorpio520
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  • 1/22/13
  • skorpio520

I know alot of people are doudting this move but in truth...
We ,as mets fans,have watched us sign A (at the time) 35 year old pitcher,who was lucky to even have A mlb team want him.Win 20 games,make an allstar team,and win A cy young at the age of 37.

One of our "cant miss" prospects,miss, then go on to be one of the best dayum closers in the league.

is it that impossible that this guy cant hot 280 with 15-16 homers and steal 30 bags?

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  • 1/22/13
  • skorpio520
yeah ,seems that way. blocked maybe? i dont know.
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  • 1/22/13
  • thagreat1
hopefully we caught a lightning in a bottle with this guy. 26 still very young
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  • 1/22/13
  • elsid1986
Yea, he is so good Oakland traded him for next to nothing.
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  • 1/22/13
  • skorpio520
and we signed ra dickey to a minor league deal.
your right.thats usually very telling in predicting future events
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  • 1/22/13
  • elsid1986

your right.thats usually very telling in predicting future events

Obviously you get lucky once in a while. But Dickey was the perfect storm, Omar signed him just as he was finishing recreating himself. But those stories are 1 in a thousand.

You know what all the scouting reports said about Cowgill when the A's got him?. A decent 4th outfielder.

That's a good high ceiling guy to pin your hopes on.

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  • 1/22/13
  • thagreat1

He's as good as Dickey was when we first got him.

There ya go

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  • 1/22/13
  • skorpio520
who said im pinning my hopes on him??? or that im giving him a high cieling even??
im just saying im not counting him out.
and if he does end up a 4th outfielder.well, im sure he'll be valuable in that role
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  • 1/22/13
  • elsid1986

There ya go

How sad that so many here have become accepting of mediocrity.


Edited 1/22/13   by  elsid1986
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  • 1/22/13
  • skorpio520
nope.hes as UNKNOWN as dickey was when we forst got him
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  • 1/22/13
  • thagreat1
no 1 is expecting him to hit .350 and 70 Homers but if he can give us .280 and 15 bombs that would be lightening in a bottle at this point

Edited 1/22/13   by  thagreat1
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  • 1/22/13
  • DFAB
The guy certainly has potential and hopefully he does amount to something. I have no problem with moves like these. The problem I do have is when these moves are considered "fixes" to our problems and not much else is added to the team.
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  • 1/22/13
  • thagreat1

That's what I meant to say.

Unknown is better than a known scrub.

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  • 1/22/13
  • skorpio520
THAT i agree with.I def do not see him as our outfield "fix".
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  • 1/22/13
  • skorpio520
exactly.
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