Re: THE OTHER KENDRICK PERKINS IN BOSTON: SOUNDS LIKE OUR OLD GUY!
posted at 5/25/2011 4:49 PM EDT
In Response to Re: THE OTHER KENDRICK PERKINS IN BOSTON: SOUNDS LIKE OUR OLD GUY!
In Response to THE OTHER KENDRICK PERKINS IN BOSTON: SOUNDS LIKE OUR OLD GUY! : It looks like they're saying he has talent. How is that parallel with Kendrick Rondo?
Posted by jallen5799
ok lets see how he is similar:
the 19-year-old is very raw in most aspects of his game, but shows plus power potential if he can refine his tools. His game is presently being built from the ground up at the plate, so it may take him another season or two to get going. He is also very rough on defense, but has a solid arm.
very raw, that certainly sounded like our guy perky when he was around that age when drafted right out of high school. power potential, if he can refine his tools.
in basketball terms, that means he will learn to scowl and growl professionally and repeat his fundamentals in fouling and smacking his opponents when the refs arent looking after the whistle without getting tossed out.
being built from the ground up.. means he will have to hit the weight room and get a focused exercise regimen as our perky did in sculpting his frame. kudos to him there. overall, means he's a PROJECT who soon plateaus in reality but continues to grow via the hype machine. hit or miss kinda guy. good backup at best, like our guy. may get built like an adonis and bring intangibles by how ticked he gets when he strikes out or drops another popup or gets thrown out at home plate. his well-sculpted body and tude will take everyone offf the reality that he only hits .230 with 10 HRs and an OBP never over .320. he wll never be beyond the derek jeter of TODAY!
perky is somewhat the paul o'neil of his day at best. of course, a perky will
have to be pinch run for in the late innings, will need to be defensively replaced for he only makes the obvious plays on balls directly hit to him (no range) and will always have to be pinch-hit for in the late innings for he does not finish close games.
best part: very rough on defense. well perky never stopped being very rough on defense as the mavs have clearly exposed. get past the growl and scowl and u get past him. see above. he's only better at not getting caught on fouls. his feet are still nailed down. perky perhaps needs some ballet lessons like hershel walker back in the day.
solid arm.. of course to put under the throats of a lebron when he drives to the hoop and again exposes perky's slow feet and to intimidate others when fights break out. in baseball, may come in handy as this perk will have to continually make strong throws on close plays due to his bad catching tendencies. because he drops everything hit at him and is out of position, he has to keep making tough out of position throws before he is forced to switch positions. it also comes into play during the many baseball brawls where perky quickly gets a rep for being a real tough guy who will stand up for his guys, the enforcer type. the kind of guy no one want to meet in a dark alley. by moving to catcher, he really gets to show that skill off. batters never jump and down after homers or do anything to show up his pitchers. he quickly becomes an ESPN darling and everyone gets to see and hear of his act as the team is a permanent fixture on that network.
dont worry, the kool-aiders notice nothing negative or diminish all criticism regardless of how constructive, and sox perky will eventually get to the majors despite everything i've just listed. may even win a ring as an extra part for the sox some day, hitting 9th at catcher because he did not work out at any other position. all the yahoos will talk about how great he is at calling games for the lesters and becketts of the day. his yahoos will talk about all his intangibles and that no one else in the history of the game can ever do what he does while ignoring the facts that he cant throw anyone out, leads the league in passed balls, and yep, in strikeouts as well with a low batting average. they will say it doesnt matter if he gives us offense. all that matters is his defense in terms of preventing wild pitches by bearing into the ground and working his magic with his 4 all-pro level superstar pitching starters. by year 4 of the experiment he will get hurt when we are in the world series and everyone will say how much the sox would have won had perky not got hurt. we will then sign 2 past-their-prime tomato cans who will prosper and make it clear that in fact the reason those 4 pitchers were so dominant with perky is that they are in fact ALL-PROS and were so long before perky came into their lives.
when perky does come back, the numbers of the staff will go dramatically down as compared to the older retread guys as he only hit .185 and strikes out at a record pitch and even slow fat guys with one leg are running the bases at will. even on offense, when perk is in the lineup, the team hits less for both average and power, and reach base less and score less runs (while being scored upon more). theo will get a call from a young whipplesnappish NL GM who lives in fantasyland and offer us a proven stud shortstop along with a quality backup catcher who actually had done it with tangibles for most if his starting career) plus the rights to a highly touted youngster from japan to be named later.
most will go off about how the sox will never win again because the great kendrick dimaggio-ruth-Yaz perkins is gone and that he will haunt us for years to come. the sox may lose in the playoffs later that year due to the older catchers and other key players getting injured in unforeseen ways. perky the savior however will soon fizzle after a new mega-contract when it becomes apparent why he was slated to be the #3 catcher had the 2 older retreads been healthy. yep, hitting the ball is part of being a position player after all. perky at best may turn out to be the jason varitek of his day with far less tangibles. there is more to the game than being a tough guy and being able to receive the ball. at some point, it all gets down to tangibles and about one's direct contribution to wins and losses.