A day after Prince Fielder officially left Milwaukee to join the Detroit Tigers, his former teammate Corey Hart is the first Brewer to speak his mind on the first baseman leaving town.
Hart told a Milwaukee radio station, "Prince is pretty vocal, but I wouldn't have called him our team leader. I think you actually lose more with losing Craig (Counsell) than you do with losing Prince."
Hart and Mat Gamel will try and fill Fielder's void at first base.
Interesting! Counsell was the man...lol.
Plus I'm glad to see Hart embrace the idea of playing 1st. Obviously I hope Gamel succeeds but if not I'm happy that Hart wouldn't be taking his decreasing defensive abilities back out to right field. The problem is...who fills that hole?
Nyjer Morgan has added the following names:
After attending Twilight premiere: Tony Red Carpet
After going to Hawaii: Tony Islands
At Sharks practice today: Tony Pucks
NLCS: Tony No-Show
How about Tony Get Ready?
Project Prospect made a top 100 list, and like a lot of other prospect listings, they have Jed Bradley on there. For this one, he's #62, and a couple of the guys actually got to see him live so that's nice to hear he's being ranked that high.
We are sooo close. I'm getting excited.
Btw, if the 25-days after the court hearing thing is real, we should have a decision on Braun on Valentine's Day.
Harper confident he can make club this spring
Nationals manager Davey Johnson has said this offseason that he would like general manager Mike Rizzo to keep an open mind when it comes to outfielder Bryce Harper making the 2012 Opening Day roster.
Johnson believes Harper, 19, can be the Opening Day right fielder if the team decides to move Jayson Werth to center field.
"But I think that the main thing is ... could he handle it mentally? And I think in his mind, he's already figuring to be starting on the club, if you ask him," Johnson said recently about Harper. "And I haven't talked to him, but I know that he's done everything in his whole life to succeed at a higher level and compete with the best. But I think [Harper is] pretty mature. I don't look at him age-wise, as I probably should."
I'm hoping he does.
In 109 games, he hit a combined .297 with 17 home runs and 58 RBIs for Class A Hagerstown and Double-A Harrisburg.
The success in the Minor Leagues carried into the Arizona Fall League. In 93 at-bats for the Scottsdale Scorpions, Harper hit .333 with six homers and posted a .400 on-base percentage.
One of the writers for Baseball Prospectus was saying today he could see Harper making the team but being totally overmatched because he's not ready. Time will tell, but Angels prospect Mike Trout, who was the no. 1 overall prospect last season, really struggled after his call up despite destroying the minor leagues.
Doesn't mean he's not any good, just that he wasn't quite ready. Nationals regardless are an interesting team, I don't quite know what to make of them.
No, he's lala.
Witrado is btc.
Witrado is btc.
lol, I could see that
I don't think he would be much younger than Castro was for the Cubs when he debuted. Generally I think its a matter of mental maturity given that guys will make mistakes as they learn. Would it hurt Harper mentally if he made mistakes in the big leagues? With his big head I'm thinking he would bounce back pretty quick.
His move to the outfield definitely helps his chances. Having to move Jayson Worth to center field to get Harper to the majors makes Worth's contract seem even more ridiculous.
True, but it also increases Werth's value if he can handle CF well since it's a tougher position to play.
My thought is if he could play it to begin with, wouldn't he be there already?