Anderson on Escobar

escobar.jpgBrewers TV play-by-play man Brian Anderson and I must run with like-minded friends, because he’s been getting the same question this winter. No, not, “What do you do in the offseason?” But, “What do you expect from Alcides Escobar.”

I think Anderson comes up with the correct answer in this great post on his MLBlog, and I wholeheartedly agree that Prince Fielder and Ryan Braun have set an impossibly high bar that hopefully won’t get in the way of Escobar’s rookie progression. BA also gets into the pressure Escobar faces to follow in the footsteps of some legendary Venezuelan forefathers, a topic that requires much more examination in Spring Training.

So I’ll stop writing and let you head over to Brian Anderson’s House of Blogs for a great read.

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1 Comment

I love that he’s a rookie, even though he had 134 PA last season, and that Mat Gamel isn’t because he had 148 and 128 ABs.

I like the “prospect” designation everyone still gives Escobar. Why bother to call a guy who’s GOING to be your starting SS a prospect? But Gamel’s not because he doesn’t have rookie status, even though he’ll be in the minors for a good part of the year?

Whatever.

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