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Old 07-03-2018, 06:39 PM
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Default Scott Boras makes excuses for Harper

What a bunch of BS.

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I will say his on base percentage is actually in line with his player history minus the monster year he had. Just to be a contrarian. Don't like boras either.




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Old 07-04-2018, 01:45 AM
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What a bunch of horse crap.

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"I've certainly come to the conclusion that shifting is grandly discriminatory in the game against power left-handed hitters. The reason for that is, you see that four men are at one side of the infield."
Poor baby.

Sooooo, maybe Harper should learn how to go to the opposite field?

And, doesn't the lefty already have a shorter distance to get to first base?

The great ones adapt. They shifted the hell out of Ted Williams, and he figured it out. Lou Boudreau used to pull this on him all the time. Well, with the AL pennant on the line on Friday the 13th of September, 1946, Williams hit the ball to left field to win the game 1-0 It was the only inside the park home run of the Kid's career.

Learn to adapt, Brycey, or keep hitting .220 the rest of your career.
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What a bunch of horse crap.



Poor baby.

Sooooo, maybe Harper should learn how to go to the opposite field?

And, doesn't the lefty already have a shorter distance to get to first base?

The great ones adapt. They shifted the hell out of Ted Williams, and he figured it out. Lou Boudreau used to pull this on him all the time. Well, with the AL pennant on the line on Friday the 13th of September, 1946, Williams hit the ball to left field to win the game 1-0 It was the only inside the park home run of the Kid's career.

Learn to adapt, Brycey, or keep hitting .220 the rest of your career.


Meanwhile...in a better place, Mr. Tony Gwynn would still be hitting .300. regardless of how the defenses played.

Even Mr. Ted Williams appreciated that!


Since WHEN did hitting at the major league level stop being about adjusting?





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Old 07-04-2018, 06:13 AM
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Shifts, angles, hard hit rate, so Boras says it`s tougher being a lefty when 70 % of the pitchers are right handed ? Not really following his train of thought here.
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Meanwhile...in a better place, Mr. Tony Gwynn would still be hitting .300. regardless of how the defenses played.

Even Mr. Ted Williams appreciated that!


Since WHEN did hitting at the major league level stop being about adjusting?





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Boras is just trying to make himself the most $ he can by getting the best contract he can for his client.
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Boras is just trying to make himself the most $ he can by getting the best contract he can for his client.
There you go Ben, hit the nail on the head! it's all about $.
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Amazing how all these negative effects for lefty hitters never hampered Harper until this year...
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Pay no attention to that .211 BA behind the curtain!!
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There you go Ben, hit the nail on the head! it's all about $.
What else would it be about for an agent? His job is to get as much money as possible for every client. And he does it quite well from what I hear.
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