It seems that everyone is up in arms about Trayvon Robinson being traded. I mean, to hear some folks talk, the tickets were practically printed for his Hall-of-Fame Speech. Then I read on and everyone posts Scouting Reports on the players involved. “This guy is below average and his fringes are alturistic while his futurism is elemental in electrificalional morbidity during the present penchant to play however he does.” Yeah, that’s how I feel when I read some of that stuff. I mean, who the hell knows?
I liked T-Rob, but was he all that? Don’t know. Might find out. Why be upset over something you have no idea about? I do think Ned should go, but who knows about this trade? I mean really….
Scouting reports? Yeah, they are ALWAYS right – about 25% of the time. If a player had that kind of a batting average, they would call him a bum. From 2004 Baseball America:
“His power curveball is among the best in the organization, and he added a cutter that has morphed into a nasty slider. He completes the package with command, intelligence and uncanny poise. Other than staying healthy, he has little work to do. ”
Yeah, that was right on wasn’t it? Who was that? Clayton Kershaw? No (not is 2004) – it was Greg Miller, who was ranked the Dodgers #2 Prospect in 2004. That worked out pretty good, didn’t it!
OK, I confess – I read the analysis, but I don’t worship it. I have every Baseball America Prospect Handbook since the beginning. Read it all, but don’t believe it all.
The Dodgers got rid of T-Rob and Raffy and they received four players back. At the very least, I can tell you they have twice the chance they did before that one could be a star.
T-Robs stats could have been inflated at AAA, he strike’s out too much and swings too hard, but who knows? Was Logan White on board with this deal? I can tell you this (and it didn’t come from Logan): Ned and Logan have some issues according to a person close to the situation, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.
Ned still needs to catch a plane…