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Old 02-08-2013, 10:21 PM
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Default Viciedo, Flowers and Beckham will be better hitters in 2013

So says Jeff Manto.

The leg kick sounds like Viciedo will resemble Big Hurt.
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Old 02-08-2013, 10:25 PM
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I like the optimism, but if Manto is really serious about fixing Viciedo he needs to spend more than a year down in the minors starting from scratch. His entire approach is one huge flaw. 4 to 1 k to bb ratio
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:00 PM
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I like the optimism, but if Manto is really serious about fixing Viciedo he needs to spend more than a year down in the minors starting from scratch. His entire approach is one huge flaw. 4 to 1 k to bb ratio
They could do that, or they could, you know, let the professional hitting coach attempt to do his job.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:28 PM
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They could do that, or they could, you know, let the professional hitting coach attempt to do his job.
So are you ready to write of the season entirely? Or are we going to rework work swings entirely at the big league level like rebuilding teams do?
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:30 PM
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So are you ready to write of the season entirely? Or are we going to rework work swings entirely at the big league level like rebuilding teams do?
I don't think that it's an entire rebuild of his swing that's needed. Just his approach.
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So are you ready to write of the season entirely? Or are we going to rework work swings entirely at the big league level like rebuilding teams do?
I'm honestly curious, are there any players on the Sox roster that you consider to be of even average major league caliber? Certainly doesn't seem so as I can't remember the last time I saw you say anything positive about anyone on the roster (absolute statements for the win).
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Old 02-09-2013, 01:20 PM
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I like the optimism, but if Manto is really serious about fixing Viciedo he needs to spend more than a year down in the minors starting from scratch. His entire approach is one huge flaw. 4 to 1 k to bb ratio
He had as good or better season at the plate than Rios had 2 of the last 4 years. Walked more than Rios the last did the last two years as well.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:31 PM
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So are you ready to write of the season entirely? Or are we going to rework work swings entirely at the big league level like rebuilding teams do?
Oh, god adding a simple timing mechanism is not a complete swing rebuild.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:40 PM
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Oh, god adding a simple timing mechanism is not a complete swing rebuild.
So...failure then? I mean, he swings like Vlad Guerrero, only without the contact ability even in the zone, let alone outside it. Is kicking his leg gonna make him Vlad, or are we serious about making him a ballplayer?
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So...failure then? I mean, he swings like Vlad Guerrero, only without the contact ability even in the zone, let alone outside it. Is kicking his leg gonna make him Vlad, or are we serious about making him a ballplayer?
I'll let his actual work speak for itself. Thus, I make no certain statements or unfounded predictions as to Viciedo's 2013 season until he actually plays it.
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Old 02-09-2013, 12:13 AM
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I'll let his actual work speak for itself. Thus, I make no certain statements or unfounded predictions as to Viciedo's 2013 season until he actually plays it.
Why discuss things on a message board then?
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Why discuss things on a message board then?
Discussion entails making thoughtful observations, not spewing out predictions of certain doom.
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Old 02-09-2013, 08:29 AM
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I'll let his actual work speak for itself. Thus, I make no certain statements or unfounded predictions as to Viciedo's 2013 season until he actually plays it.
Come on. This post is just way beyond outrageous. You know how we hate surprises and want all the answers for the upcoming season by Valentine's Day.
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So...failure then? I mean, he swings like Vlad Guerrero, only without the contact ability even in the zone, let alone outside it. Is kicking his leg gonna make him Vlad, or are we serious about making him a ballplayer?
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