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Old 08-09-2013, 10:52 PM
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He just might be another buck-fifty hitter.
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Old 08-09-2013, 11:09 PM
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Old 08-10-2013, 01:09 AM
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damn - i see now why tigers' fans gave him that nickname. he could pass for cabrera's little brother.
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Old 08-10-2013, 03:36 AM
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No batting practice, jet-lag, and probably overwhelmed by the media. I wasn't surprised, but now that hes gotten those jitters out of the way I am really excited to see what he does tomorrow.
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Old 08-10-2013, 09:14 AM
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Every parent should keep that in mind when junior wants to be a star player in a selected sport. Make sure you pay up for really good coaching. He or she will be can't miss and it will more than pay off in the end.
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Old 08-10-2013, 06:45 PM
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I watched more of today's game than any game this season. There were feelings of curiosity, and enjoyment. I am pleased with the new White Sox. Good team or bad, I dig it.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:02 PM
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At this point I would like to see how Garcia would handle batting third. Having Dunn behind him might give him some better pitches to see instead of batting 6th with Gillaspie or Keppinger behind him. I think the kid can handle the pressure, if there is any pressure with a last place team 28 games under .500.
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Old 08-12-2013, 07:06 AM
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He just might be another buck-fifty hitter.
He's a 40 hitter who projects to a 45. They didn't get him because he was going to hit .280. They got him because of the 65 power that projects higher. As long as he hits .250, he'll be a stud.

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At this point I would like to see how Garcia would handle batting third. Having Dunn behind him might give him some better pitches to see instead of batting 6th with Gillaspie or Keppinger behind him. I think the kid can handle the pressure, if there is any pressure with a last place team 28 games under .500.
That's probably a mismatch. Garcia's never going to be an on-base or hit machine. He's more in the 5/6 mold.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:22 AM
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At this point I would like to see how Garcia would handle batting third. Having Dunn behind him might give him some better pitches to see instead of batting 6th with Gillaspie or Keppinger behind him. I think the kid can handle the pressure, if there is any pressure with a last place team 28 games under .500.
I agree with you there. Also, I feel like we can better take advantage of his speed by putting him behind De Aza and Alexei. If Paulie or Dunn get on base, Garcia's speed is going to be a bit stifled. Perhaps Robin doesn't want to put too much pressure on the kid by dropping him into the 3 hole?
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:33 AM
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Between body type, speed, and hitting style, does anyone else think Garcia seems like a young Sammy Sosa?
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:35 AM
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Between body type, speed, and hitting style, does anyone else think Garcia seems like a young Sammy Sosa?
Sosa was a no-power twig when he was Garcia's age
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:37 AM
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Sosa was a no-power twig when he was Garcia's age
He had solid 30 homer potential I thought?

Well, he looks more like young "good" Sosa, though in Sosa's case that had to do with "vitamins". I think he could play like him though, low average big power and really good outfield tools.
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Old 08-12-2013, 10:44 AM
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Sosa was a no-power twig when he was Garcia's age
It's not like Garcia is a power hitter right now. He has the body...therefore the projection to have power. But he is a gap to gap and singles hitter right now in the majors. I really hope everyone doesn't expect this kid to be the savior of the franchise offensively. He seem like he has a chance to be a good contributor to a team for a good amount of time.....but lets not anoint him to be the next great power hitter when he has 140 AB's in the Majors. Kid has a good arm, nice wheels and has a chance to be a decent hitter but he still has some issues to work on.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:06 AM
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Between body type, speed, and hitting style, does anyone else think Garcia seems like a young Sammy Sosa?
He's missing the Soul Glo hair.
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Old 08-12-2013, 11:28 AM
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Sosa was a no-power twig when he was Garcia's age
Ditto. Sammy was a skinny kid when he was here.
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