The New "Yaz"

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    One of ESPN's so-called gurus has likened this Bradley kid to Derek Jeter! He does take into consideration that Bradley plays the outfield and bats lefty. If this guru had been around a lttle longer, he might have remembered Carl Yastrzemski!

    Now, there's a match!

     



    Well, I'm going to go with another lefty who also played the outfield, centerfield no less, was fast as lightning and electric as a youngster ... Freddy Lynn!  

     

     



    Bradley isnt fast as lightning though.  I feel like we can do better on the comparison.

     




    I don't remember Lynn being all that fast either. I think Lyn might have had more power than JBJ though.

     
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    In response to RedsoxProspects' comment:

    Naw, he's definitely a Kirby. Short and somewhat squat with a great positive attitude and solid ability to hit and defend. If we can keep him under 240 lb we have a pocket Kirby Puckett.



    Thats a good one. 

    Comparisons:

    Great work ethic/approach to the game

    Defensive instincts

    Above average (but not gazelle) speed

    great contact hitting

    Body type

    I just dont know if Bradley has quite as much power potential.  Its hard to predict Bradleys power because he has the bodytype/potential to add 15 HR pop, but we havent seen it in the minors.

    Bradleys power is a wildcard.

    But I mean, Ill gladly take Kirby Pucket - 5-10 homeruns.  Not trying to kill the optimism.

     
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    In response to Drewski5's comment:

    In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:

     

    In response to bosoxmal's comment:

     

    One of ESPN's so-called gurus has likened this Bradley kid to Derek Jeter! He does take into consideration that Bradley plays the outfield and bats lefty. If this guru had been around a lttle longer, he might have remembered Carl Yastrzemski!

    Now, there's a match!

     



    Well, I'm going to go with another lefty who also played the outfield, centerfield no less, was fast as lightning and electric as a youngster ... Freddy Lynn!  

     

     



    Bradley isnt fast as lightning though.  I feel like we can do better on the comparison.

     



    Haha. K.  Good point.  Let's go with the Gatah!!!  Mike Greenwell.

     
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    Why compare him to anyone? Just let Bradley be Bradley.

     
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    Bradley's plate discipline and defense - his two most advanced assets - are actually reminiscent of JD Drew. But to make this comparison work, you have to remember Drew had a career prior to Boston...

     
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    In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:

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    In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:

     

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    One of ESPN's so-called gurus has likened this Bradley kid to Derek Jeter! He does take into consideration that Bradley plays the outfield and bats lefty. If this guru had been around a lttle longer, he might have remembered Carl Yastrzemski!

    Now, there's a match!

     



    Well, I'm going to go with another lefty who also played the outfield, centerfield no less, was fast as lightning and electric as a youngster ... Freddy Lynn!  

     

     



    Bradley isnt fast as lightning though.  I feel like we can do better on the comparison.

     

     



    Haha. K.  Good point.  Let's go with the Gatah!!!  Mike Greenwell.

     



    Greenwell was an atrocious defender who never saw a pitch he did not like...

     
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    Why compare him to anyone? Just let Bradley be Bradley.




    +1

     
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    One of ESPN's so-called gurus has likened this Bradley kid to Derek Jeter! He does take into consideration that Bradley plays the outfield and bats lefty. If this guru had been around a lttle longer, he might have remembered Carl Yastrzemski!

    Now, there's a match!

     



    Well, I'm going to go with another lefty who also played the outfield, centerfield no less, was fast as lightning and electric as a youngster ... Freddy Lynn!  

     

     



    Bradley isnt fast as lightning though.  I feel like we can do better on the comparison.

     

     



    Haha. K.  Good point.  Let's go with the Gatah!!!  Mike Greenwell.

     

     



    Greenwell was an atrocious defender who never saw a pitch he did not like...

     



    Hmm.  Good point.  I quit this game.

     
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    Re: The New

    In response to antibody's comment:

    Why compare him to anyone? Just let Bradley be Bradley.



    Because Im hungover and having trouble focusing on work.

     
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    In response to notin's comment:

    In response to SpacemanEephus' comment:

     

    In response to Drewski5's comment:

     

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    One of ESPN's so-called gurus has likened this Bradley kid to Derek Jeter! He does take into consideration that Bradley plays the outfield and bats lefty. If this guru had been around a lttle longer, he might have remembered Carl Yastrzemski!

    Now, there's a match!

     



    Well, I'm going to go with another lefty who also played the outfield, centerfield no less, was fast as lightning and electric as a youngster ... Freddy Lynn!  

     

     



    Bradley isnt fast as lightning though.  I feel like we can do better on the comparison.

     

     



    Haha. K.  Good point.  Let's go with the Gatah!!!  Mike Greenwell.

     

     



    Greenwell was an atrocious defender who never saw a pitch he did not like...

     



    Poor defender.  Atrocious is harsh.

     
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    He wasnt Adam Dunn out there.

     
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    He wasnt Adam Dunn out there.




    No, but he did make me recall Rice's fielding fondly.

     
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    In response to Drewski5's comment:

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    Why compare him to anyone? Just let Bradley be Bradley.

     



    Because Im hungover and having trouble focusing on work.

     




    :)

     
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    He wasnt Adam Dunn out there.

     




    No, but he did make me recall Rice's fielding fondly.

     



    hahaha.

     
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    In response to JimfromFlorida's comment:

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    Outstanding Spaceman.......  "THOSE WERE THE DAYS MY FRIENDS, WE THOUGHT THEY WOULD NEVER END"  !!!!

    Huh??  They never won a WS.....they gave us a ton of heart  breaks and the 'days' you refer of did not last long at all.  Did you even watch them back then?  Give me the 2002 - 2008 Sox teams ANYDAY.  THOSE WERE THE DAYS!!



     is not always about winning a WS althoughit helps. Back in 67 we had no hope then by the AS break we had hope. From then on every yar we had hope some more than others.
     Prior to 67 they were lucky for many years to crack 80  wins after that yr 80 became the lower of the amount of wins.

    BTW enjoying the season as a whole can be as good as winning a WS. 2003 was disapointing at the end but was a great season overall

     

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    I agree with where you're coming from.  The thing is though...there were A LOT of bad season's and horrible teams mixed in there.  From 1965 to 1999 the Sox had a TOTAL of eight 90 win seasons.  From 2000 to now they had nine 90 win seasons....and 2 WS........  Again.....YES there were some VERY fun seasons to watch and great teams that will live in our minds forever..... but the 2000's can't be beat in terms of winning.  I think the recent collapse of this team has tainted a lot of our impressions of the Sox.  Let's not also forget that the last decade has been one of the most exciting and prosperous time for them.

     
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    Re: The New

    In response to bosoxmal's comment:

     

    One of ESPN's so-called gurus has likened this Bradley kid to Derek Jeter! He does take into consideration that Bradley plays the outfield and bats lefty. If this guru had been around a lttle longer, he might have remembered Carl Yastrzemski!

    Now, there's a match!

     




    I like all things Yaz .... hard to tell, eh?  But Jackie, while he is elelctric in possibility and exciting in reality, carries a different skill set than Yaz. 

     

    I have no problem considering Spaceman's comparison to Freddie.  I only hope we don't lose hime too soon, like we did that golden child.

     

    Not fighting words, because the consideration of EITHER Sox star is  HAPPY place.

     

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