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It was an honest tank.  There was no utility in winning, but greater utility instead in seeing what the kids could do. It was a product of a vast and unsympathetic logic with good intent.  If Jeremy Bentham were alive he would wet his pants with joy. 

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Some recent number 5 draft picks:

2018 - Johnathan India

2017 - Kyle Wright

2016 - Corey Ray

2015 - Kyle Tucker

2014 - Nick Gordon

2013 - Clint Frazier

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3 hours ago, IdahoBert said:

It was an honest tank.

I think 'The Honest Tank' is a good name for a solid children's story.

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41 minutes ago, Mr. Bigglesworth said:

I think 'The Honest Tank' is a good name for a solid children's story.

I like it.  The Little Engine that Could's not so popular cousin.  

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4 hours ago, irvink said:

Some recent number 5 draft picks:

2018 - Johnathan India

2017 - Kyle Wright

2016 - Corey Ray

2015 - Kyle Tucker

2014 - Nick Gordon

2013 - Clint Frazier

We're doomed, might as well restart the rebuild.

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8 hours ago, IdahoBert said:

It was an honest tank.  There was no utility in winning, but greater utility instead in seeing what the kids could do. It was a product of a vast and unsympathetic logic with good intent.  If Jeremy Bentham were alive he would wet his pants with joy. 

Jeremy Bentham, wow.  Last seen in a History of Political Economy class in about 1971.

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Jeremy Bentham was still working on his changeup, last I checked. 

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59 minutes ago, Charles Liston said:

Jeremy Bentham, wow.  Last seen in a History of Political Economy class in about 1971.

Thank you. More still, I likened Bentham’s utilitarianism to a “vast unsympathetic logic” which is how HG Wells described the Martians in War of the Worlds.  I’ve never read that book — and probably no more Jeremy Bentham than anyone else — but I’ve seen the movies and that line is memorable. 

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10 names from Henning

1. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, 6-1, 185, Heritage High, Colleyville, Texas: Son of a former big-league pitcher, this teen has five-tool plus scores.

2. Adley Rutschman, C, 6-2, 215, Oregon State: Switch-hitter with Jake Rogers-grade talents behind the plate.

3. Shea Langeliers, C, 6-0, 190, Baylor: Right there with Rutschman. Could be an intriguing duel next spring between him and Rutschman.

4. Riley Greene, OF, 6-2, 190, Hagerty High, Ovieda, Fla.: Might not make it to No. 5 overall, all because of left-handed power and fine corner-outfield skills.

5. Matt Wallner, OF, 6-5, 220, Southern Mississippi: Not a bad early wager here. The Tigers need precisely this brand of first baseman in their system. And while Wallner ranks as a corner outfielder and pitcher, first base is an easy option for a player so athletic.

6. Rece Hinds, SS/3B, 6-4, 210, Niceville (Fla.) High: Top-shelf power and a plus arm could make him an even earlier pick. He’s a right-handed stick and almost surely will be gobbled up somewhere in the Top 10.

7. C.J. Abrams, SS, 6-2, 185, Blessed Trinity High, Roswell, Ga.: Terrific athlete with speed, an arm, and major offensive upside.

8. Bryson Stott, SS, 6-3, 195, Nevada-Las Vegas: Had a nice summer at the Cape Cod League and might slide into the Top 5 by June. He’s a left-handed hitter, which doesn’t hurt.

9. Braden Shewmake, SS, 6-4, 190, Texas A&M: Another big, left-hand stick who could shift to first base.

10. Drew Mendoza, 3B, 6-4, 220, Florida State: Major power from the left side, which makes him one worth inspecting as the Tigers release the scouting hounds when college baseball gets rolling in February.

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11 hours ago, RatkoVarda said:

10 names from Henning

1. Bobby Witt Jr., SS, 6-1, 185, Heritage High, Colleyville, Texas: Son of a former big-league pitcher, this teen has five-tool plus scores.

2. Adley Rutschman, C, 6-2, 215, Oregon State: Switch-hitter with Jake Rogers-grade talents behind the plate.

3. Shea Langeliers, C, 6-0, 190, Baylor: Right there with Rutschman. Could be an intriguing duel next spring between him and Rutschman.

4. Riley Greene, OF, 6-2, 190, Hagerty High, Ovieda, Fla.: Might not make it to No. 5 overall, all because of left-handed power and fine corner-outfield skills.

5. Matt Wallner, OF, 6-5, 220, Southern Mississippi: Not a bad early wager here. The Tigers need precisely this brand of first baseman in their system. And while Wallner ranks as a corner outfielder and pitcher, first base is an easy option for a player so athletic.

6. Rece Hinds, SS/3B, 6-4, 210, Niceville (Fla.) High: Top-shelf power and a plus arm could make him an even earlier pick. He’s a right-handed stick and almost surely will be gobbled up somewhere in the Top 10.

7. C.J. Abrams, SS, 6-2, 185, Blessed Trinity High, Roswell, Ga.: Terrific athlete with speed, an arm, and major offensive upside.

8. Bryson Stott, SS, 6-3, 195, Nevada-Las Vegas: Had a nice summer at the Cape Cod League and might slide into the Top 5 by June. He’s a left-handed hitter, which doesn’t hurt.

9. Braden Shewmake, SS, 6-4, 190, Texas A&M: Another big, left-hand stick who could shift to first base.

10. Drew Mendoza, 3B, 6-4, 220, Florida State: Major power from the left side, which makes him one worth inspecting as the Tigers release the scouting hounds when college baseball gets rolling in February.

We need one of the SSs.

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