Proud fans of a 128-year old tradition

It is currently Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:32 pm

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 3:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 5:54 pm
Posts: 6214
Location: Keystone State
I don't know if this was ever mentioned when it happened but I saw that Brent Lillibridge was part of the Javier Vazquez trade. So he is in the White Sox system now.

_________________
The Bucs are going all the way, all the way this year!


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:53 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 12:16 pm
Posts: 165
Location: Boston, MA
This is when a guy gets moved so many times you have to remove that prospect status. ie Andy Marte.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:45 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:16 pm
Posts: 637
I still dont understand what all the hubbub was about this kid and why there was so much outrage when he was traded.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 1:48 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:52 pm
Posts: 5440
Location: Pittsburgh
Kingston wrote:
I still dont understand what all the hubbub was about this kid and why there was so much outrage when he was traded.

Because he was a very promising prospect when he was traded. His failure to continue to develop since then doesn't change that fact.

_________________
"Enjoy every sandwich." - Warren Zevon


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:51 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:16 pm
Posts: 637
sisyphus wrote:
Kingston wrote:
I still dont understand what all the hubbub was about this kid and why there was so much outrage when he was traded.

Because he was a very promising prospect when he was traded. His failure to continue to develop since then doesn't change that fact.


Sure it does. Time has shown that those who felt he had the tools to be considered a promising prospect were being overly optimistic.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Sun Jan 18, 2009 7:52 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:52 pm
Posts: 5440
Location: Pittsburgh
Kingston wrote:
sisyphus wrote:
Kingston wrote:
I still dont understand what all the hubbub was about this kid and why there was so much outrage when he was traded.

Because he was a very promising prospect when he was traded. His failure to continue to develop since then doesn't change that fact.


Sure it does. Time has shown that those who felt he had the tools to be considered a promising prospect were being overly optimistic.

No, it doesn't. He had the tools. He failed to improve. That's all there is to it.

_________________
"Enjoy every sandwich." - Warren Zevon


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:34 am 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:16 pm
Posts: 637
Well, given how things turned out, we'll just have to take your word for it that he had the tools.


:roll: :roll: :roll:


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:10 am 
Offline
User avatar
 WWW  YIM  Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:24 pm
Posts: 4240
Location: Zelienople, PA
A couple of our oldest and trusted posters who saw him play in Carolina, called him the best SS they had seen come through the system.

Now given that might be damning by faint praise, those folks know of what they speak.

It could be that Lillibridge needs a change of scenary, or he is just Chad Hermanson part deaux.

ZM

_________________
Someone tell Votto... rbis are good


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:16 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:16 pm
Posts: 637
ZelieMike wrote:
A couple of our oldest and trusted posters who saw him play in Carolina, called him the best SS they had seen come through the system.

Now given that might be damning by faint praise, those folks know of what they speak.

It could be that Lillibridge needs a change of scenary, or he is just Chad Hermanson part deaux.

ZM


Again, poster's praise is very nice, but results carry a little more weight.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:20 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 9:17 pm
Posts: 1163
There are been hundreds of players who's development was stalled by something stupid. Sometimes it's an injury. Sometimes they don't click with a manager. Sometimes they just lose some motivation.

Maybe this kid goes to the South Side and finds his mojo. Hell, if Rick Ankiel can come back as an outfielder, anything is possible.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:22 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:16 pm
Posts: 637
Jeremy wrote:
There are been hundreds of players who's development was stalled by something stupid. Sometimes it's an injury. Sometimes they don't click with a manager. Sometimes they just lose some motivation.


... and most times theyre just not that good.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Thu May 08, 2008 9:17 pm
Posts: 1163
Kingston wrote:
Jeremy wrote:
There are been hundreds of players who's development was stalled by something stupid. Sometimes it's an injury. Sometimes they don't click with a manager. Sometimes they just lose some motivation.


... and most times theyre just not that good.



I bet he's still better than Bixler.


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:31 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sun Apr 27, 2008 7:01 pm
Posts: 7275
Who cares he's not a problem of the Pirates anymore

_________________
I say keep the $50 and ban him anyway...

For those jumping ship, we'll keep the bandwagon warm for you...


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:52 pm
Posts: 5440
Location: Pittsburgh
Kingston wrote:
Well, given how things turned out, we'll just have to take your word for it that he had the tools.


:roll: :roll: :roll:

My word and the word of just about every scout in major league baseball at the time

_________________
"Enjoy every sandwich." - Warren Zevon


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:37 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 4:52 pm
Posts: 5440
Location: Pittsburgh
Kingston wrote:
ZelieMike wrote:
A couple of our oldest and trusted posters who saw him play in Carolina, called him the best SS they had seen come through the system.

Now given that might be damning by faint praise, those folks know of what they speak.

It could be that Lillibridge needs a change of scenary, or he is just Chad Hermanson part deaux.

ZM


Again, poster's praise is very nice, but results carry a little more weight.

Once you get your time machine built, then you'll be able to judge a prospect's chances by zipping ahead and looking him up in the Baseball Encyclopedia, then zipping back and telling us. Until then, you're stuck with the same tools that we all have. In case you haven't noticed, everyone's hindsight is 20/20.

_________________
"Enjoy every sandwich." - Warren Zevon


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:40 pm 
Offline
 Profile

Joined: Thu Dec 04, 2008 5:16 pm
Posts: 637
LOL. Youre right. The man is gold. :D


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 WWW  Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 8:43 pm
Posts: 4983
Location: Omaha, NE via Sioux City, Kansas City, and Chicago
ZelieMike wrote:
It could be that Lillibridge needs a change of scenary, or he is just Chad Hermanson part deaux.

ZM



You are nuts, I swear I saw Hermansen walk on water!

_________________
Iowa State Cyclones (2-4) at Texas Longhorns (2-4)
Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
October 18, 2014
7:00 PM


Top
 
 Post subject: Re: Brent Lillibridge
PostPosted: Sun Jan 25, 2009 1:42 pm 
Offline
User avatar
 Profile

Joined: Sat Apr 26, 2008 7:54 pm
Posts: 941
IA Pirate wrote:
You are nuts, I swear I saw Hermansen walk on water!

Chad Hermansen walking? Nahhhhh...

_________________
I woke up with a clown's hand in my pants. That's what I did today.

Small ball is the hobgoblin of small minds.


Top
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 18 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 4 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot] and 5 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group  
Design By Poker Bandits