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Lei Pong

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  1. It's a round bat and a round ball...but you gotta hit it square
  2. Lei Pong

    2018 - Red Wings Offseason

    I tend to agree that we wouldn't have been surprised if they didn't win...only one team does and the Wings hadn't shown an ability to rise to the occasion. For me...that season...the McCarty fight was emblematic of the team demonstrating that they had the toughness to grind it out. Remember...Scotty traded for Grimson in 1995 not because he felt the team needed a tough guy, he did it because his team thought it needed a tough guy. In that Colorado game just about everyone fought..they banded together and stood up. That's why I thought they were ready going into the playoffs
  3. Lei Pong

    2018 - Red Wings Offseason

    My recollection is that the team went pedal to the metal during the regular season the year before and then fell short in the playoffs. Scotty then put less emphasis on the regular season and the President's trophy and more on getting ready and having a fresher team for the playoffs. The 96-97 team was still top five overall at the beginning of the playoffs and were definitely considered a threat to win it all.
  4. Lei Pong

    2018 - Red Wings Offseason

    I don't think the '97 Wings flew under the radar at all. Once they acquired Shanny, the bar was set pretty high because they had that consistently productive power forward they lacked with Primeau. I thought they were going to win the Cup the night McCarty beat up Lemieux. They showed a willingness to stick up for one another that night that had been lacking before. At some point...you have to win a title. I enjoyed rooting for the Dombrowski era Tigers, but I'll take that 84 era team that flamed out and didn't have the sustained success because they managed to put it all together that one season. I don't think we'll see Yzerman here unless he's back once Kenny finally retires. The more likely scenario is Kenny takes the Devellano role and Draper takes over as GM
  5. Lei Pong

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Singer is falling....and two HS arms go before Liberatore? Madness!!
  6. Lei Pong

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    He wants him to wrap up his career?
  7. Lei Pong

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I'm not going to get into any of my tools because none of them are "plus"
  8. Lei Pong

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    He likes being a Tiger because THEY'RE GREAT!! Or would that make him wnt to be a Corn Flake? Any way...tough to argue with taking a SP with three plus pitches.
  9. Lei Pong

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I've seen none of these fellows play baseball...but that doesn't matter. I'm an American and it is my right...if not duty...to form a strong opinion based on nothing more than my perception of reality
  10. Lei Pong

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Here's a thought exercise...there's an Ohtani level talent sitting there on the board but your psychological profile suggests he's a future Son of Sam. Do you pick him any way and always try to stay behind him?
  11. Lei Pong

    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    Sorry if thi has already been posted but... https://portlandtribune.com/pt/12-sports/385703-274945-penalties-paid-heimlich-ready-to-return-for-beavers-baseball Certainly seems like there were strong incentives on a number of fronts for Heimlich to plead guilty.
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    And with Mize you could have a guy who blows his arm out in his first year..if you want to quibble over "using "at worst" as opposed to "based on scouting projections of ceiling vs floor...at worst" knock yourself out. The point is...they're similar profiles. Both are viewed as relatively safe bets to hit their floors, the question becomes which ceiling has a higher value and which floor can you live with at 1-1. I personally don't see the magic in 1-1 vs 1-8 or whatever, but some people do and that's their perogative
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    At worst you have a really good #2 hitter and a plus glove and you have it for a long time. If the power develops to the 10-15 HR, 30+ 2B area that some scouts project, then you have a wrecking crew type #2 hitter with a plus glove. I am more than willing to take that bet at 1-1. Granted...I'm not going to complain if they take Mize because he profiles as a genuine front end starter , but I see Madrigal as a relatively rare opportunity to solve a key position on an accelerated timeline at a point in our history where we don't have a guy who is anywhere near as talented at that position in the system
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    2018 Draft Pick Watch

    I would take Madrigal...he could play SS or give you a + defensive 2B with a good (albeit not as dingerish as a guy like 2017 Kinsler) stick for a decade or more within 12 months. Take a flyer on a HS arm like Ginn in the 2nd. We don't have a good 2b prospect in the pipeline right now...passing on Madrigal seems insane...ok maybe not insane, but not entirely sane...
  15. Per Rosenthal on twitter...Kinsler is an Angel
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