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  1. #436
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    I'm not giving up or abandoning him. I'm just getting discouraged.

    I was following him when he was in Oakland's organization. I want to say it was around the 4th of July when my buddy called me to tell me that the Cubs made a trade and received Oakland's top prospect. I asked if it was Addison Russell and he said he's not sure but he thinks it was. When I found out it was, I could not have been happier.

    After being in his camp when he wasn't even on this team it's getting pretty aggravating seeing no improvement from him at all. I thought he was going to be a superstar. I'm just lowering my expectations.

    As it turns out, I'm usually wrong about prospects that I track for a long time! Haha

  2. #437
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    Quote Originally Posted by thawv View Post
    I'm not giving up or abandoning him. I'm just getting discouraged.

    I was following him when he was in Oakland's organization. I want to say it was around the 4th of July when my buddy called me to tell me that the Cubs made a trade and received Oakland's top prospect. I asked if it was Addison Russell and he said he's not sure but he thinks it was. When I found out it was, I could not have been happier.

    After being in his camp when he wasn't even on this team it's getting pretty aggravating seeing no improvement from him at all. I thought he was going to be a superstar. I'm just lowering my expectations.

    As it turns out, I'm usually wrong about prospects that I track for a long time! Haha
    It was the 4th of July. I remember getting texts about it while at a fireworks show with the family. I was pumped, too.

    If you believe in the bat, I wouldn’t get discouraged by 11PAs. At some point his stats will probably look good. The issue is that he’s never been able to maintain that good performance beyond a month or so before he reverts back to struggling.

    It’s a funny game. Tommy La Stella has 10 homers and 8 k’s, so crazy stuff happens sometimes. I think there is very good reason to be pessimistic about Russell based on the last 4 years, not the 4 games this year.

  3. #438
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    Quote Originally Posted by CP_414 View Post
    It was the 4th of July. I remember getting texts about it while at a fireworks show with the family. I was pumped, too.

    If you believe in the bat, I wouldn’t get discouraged by 11PAs. At some point his stats will probably look good. The issue is that he’s never been able to maintain that good performance beyond a month or so before he reverts back to struggling.

    It’s a funny game. Tommy La Stella has 10 homers and 8 k’s, so crazy stuff happens sometimes. I think there is very good reason to be pessimistic about Russell based on the last 4 years, not the 4 games this year.
    If it was just these 11 PA's, I wouldn't give it a second thought. But I'm starting to feel like it's just an extension of the last 4 years. I've decided to lower my expectations and hope that I'm proven wrong

  4. #439
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    **** Addi.

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    As expected, Karl Ravech knows nothing...

    https://twitter.com/MLBastian/status...17828892233728

  6. #441
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    Quote Originally Posted by CP_414 View Post
    It was the 4th of July. I remember getting texts about it while at a fireworks show with the family. I was pumped, too.

    If you believe in the bat, I wouldn’t get discouraged by 11PAs. At some point his stats will probably look good. The issue is that he’s never been able to maintain that good performance beyond a month or so before he reverts back to struggling.

    It’s a funny game. Tommy La Stella has 10 homers and 8 k’s, so crazy stuff happens sometimes. I think there is very good reason to be pessimistic about Russell based on the last 4 years, not the 4 games this year.
    I was in bed at my place in Seneca for a long 4th holiday when my buddy called me with the news. I couldn't remember if it was the 3rd, 4th, or 5th.

    When I started following him, he just cracked the top 50 prospect list. I wanna say that he was in the top 10 the following year. He looked like a can't miss prospect rapidly trending up. We traded for him. I was giddy. My lady friend asked me what happened. I told her how excited I was that we just landed Russell. Like she gave a fug.

    I wish he was a better hitter. Just like the rest of us.
    Last edited by thawv; 05-14-2019 at 06:03 PM.

  7. #442
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    Quote Originally Posted by thawv View Post
    I was in bed at my place in Seneca for a long 4th holiday when my buddy called me with the news. I couldn't remember if it was the 3rd, 4th, or 5th.

    When I started following him, he just cracked the top 50 prospect list. I wanna say that he was in the top 10 the following year. He looked like a can't miss prospect rapidly trending up. We traded for him. I was giddy. My lady friend asked me what happened. I told her how excited I was that we just landed Russell. Like she gave a fug.

    I wish he was a better hitter. Just like the rest of us.
    Better at hitting baseballs...

  8. #443
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    Quote Originally Posted by CP_414 View Post
    As expected, Karl Ravech knows nothing...

    https://twitter.com/MLBastian/status...17828892233728
    ESPN continues it's ****** reporting on Cubs matters. Someone needs to pull a Kenny Williams and tell ESPN 'to stay out of Cub business'

  9. #444
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    Yeah, it would make no sense. Russell seems to be fine defensively and second base, if they are intent to play the guy why would he have to be a shortstop? Geez, don’t do anything to possibly mess up Javy.

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