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|2012-09-26 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Outside of Orel and Larkin, most sports analysts on baseball related programs are desk jockeys or mediocre players(who may have all-star nods to careers, but barely much above that) or failures as former GMs. Why should fans believe the likes of hacks like John Kruk or Harold Reynolds, both ramble on without much proof or research to back up their claims/points? That's like listening to Jim Bowden, John Hart and Steve Phillips when it comes to the inner workings of a front office. If I wanted a "How to" on what not to do, I'd listen to them.|
(jlarsen from chicago)
|Kruk is as painful to listen to as he is to watch, but I've kinda come around on Reynolds. There's a lot of bluster and bullshit, of course, but he'll occasionally say something interesting.
Ultimately, they don't make these shows for you or for me; they make them for the "average baseball fan"/ESPN viewer. That person probably uses counting stats like AVG and RBI to gauge player value and probably does get something out of what those guys say.
The solution isn't to try and fix Baseball Tonight; it's to find venues for people who discuss the sport in ways that resonate with you, like the various BP podcasts. (Ian Miller)
|2011-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Enjoying your Verducci piece and, your humor in general. You are up there with favorites like Norm MaCdonald for me these days. Keep it goin'! Laughs are essential to getting through another cloudy, Seattle fall and winter! Thanks Man.
Two questions, pick one or, whatever you feel like . . .
1. What was the weirdest thing you saw at the winter meetings? Did you have fun?
2. I'm having a draft soon that I take very seriously. Pretend you are my personell director and tell me a player or two that you have seen, that you think may be underrated, who you think will be a star (or at least a decent chance to)? Gut feeling or, intuition, is A - ok.
(Casey J from Seattle)
|1. I John Kruk eating what looked like a soft pretzel in the hallway leading to the media room. To my knowledge, soft pretzels were not available onsite. That means Kruk was eating an offsite soft pretzel in the hallway leading up the media room. Very strange.
2. #TheLegend (Jason Parks)
|2011-08-10 13:00:00 (link to chat)||On a scouting scale of 20-80, what grade would you give John Kruk as BF material?|
(Christine from New York)
|Man, great question. He's the type of BF that shits your bed and then acts like it's your fault for making a big deal of it. It would be a nightmare. I'd date him for a few hours just to see how surreal the experience could get. (Jason Parks)|
|2010-12-14 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Strangest move of the Cardinal off-season: Theriot, Ryan, Berkman, Laird, none of the above, all of the above?|
(Jake from St. Louis)
|Sticking with the Birds theme, I'll go with Berkman. Initially, I compared the signing to the Phillies' '87 wishcast that Mike Easler would be able to play left; he could not. Watching him waddle around and hurt himself playing first, it's not a matter of Berkman being heavy or out of shape, but the fact that he's old and less nimble than he was seven years ago. You can say that of most of us, of course, but it's sort of like John Kruk's career--yes, he originally played some center field for the Padres. No, that would not have made playing him in left every day seven years later a good idea. (Christina Kahrl)|
|2009-07-21 13:00:00 (link to chat)||http://minnesota.twins.mlb.com/media/video.jsp?content_id=5654271
Cuddyer was tagged out with his foot on home plate.|
(birkem3 from Dayton, OH)
|I'll look at the clip after I get done with the chat.
BTW: I predict that Michael Cuddyer will one day work on ESPN. Frankly, he could start tomorrow and be better than John Kruk -- and thatisn't necessarily a dig against Kruk. Cuddyer is a funny, well-spoken dude. (David Laurila)
|2008-08-01 14:00:00 (link to chat)||My five year-old son was getting autographs at last night's Snappers-Loons game in Beloit. He only got three sigs from Loons' players, but one of them was Bryan Morris, who had been traded to the Pirates about six hours earlier.
It's funny how my son just randomly dumb-lucks his way into meeting this kid who may never be any more famous than he is right now!
BTW, what are the prospects of Morris being more than just a footnote in the Ramirez trade? Thanks.|
(jlebeck66 from WI)
|As somebody who grew up in a Triple-A city (Salt Lake City) and spent a great deal of time in a Single-A one (Walla Walla), I saw a lot of minor-league baseball as a kid, and I still cherish those memories and the random luck of seeing the likes of famous (Tony Gwynn in A-ball, on the same team as John Kruk no less) and infamous (floppy former overall #1 Al Chambers). The only foul ball I ever retrieved was autographed by Bob Geren, who a quarter-century later became the manager of the A's. So I can relate. Tell the kid to hold onto those autographs.
As for Morris' chances of being more than a footnote, he certainly looks pretty good on paper; his numbers are about as good as you could hope for a guy coming back from Tommy John surgery. His upside, from what I can tell, is as a mid-rotation starter or possibly a late-inning reliever. You could do worse when it comes to putting your money on an A-ball pitcher. (Jay Jaffe)
|2008-06-04 16:00:00 (link to chat)||Kevin, what are the odds that Gillaspie could become Wade Boggs II? Or more Bill Mueller II? Could he move the 2B? Thanks.|
(jimbeau from Left Coast)
|I like the Mueller comp way more. Just so you know Jay Jaffe saw Gillaspie's dad play at Walla Walla in an outfield flanked by Tony Gwynn and John Kruk -- how cool is that? As to the second question, he doesn't have the tools to play in the middle of the diamond in the majors. (Kevin Goldstein)|
|2008-05-30 13:00:00 (link to chat)||Shawn Greene is a Jewish dude with a Catholic-sounding name, but I doubt he could get me a severed toe by this afternoon. Luke Scott might pull a gun in a bowling alley. Bob Watson might be the only one around here who cares about the rules. |
(I think it's Sobchak from Los Angeles)
|We've got these and whole bunch of others. John Kruk, Jeff Kent, and a vote for Nelson Figueroa as Donny. (Marc Normandin)|
|2008-10-27 16:30:00||World Series Game Five||"E. A. Poe (Baltimore): Who would you rather sit next to on a cross-country flight: John Kruk or Kevin Kennedy?"|
Are we talking coach or first class? 'Cause sitting next to the Krukster in coach sounds like suicide... (Derek Jacques)