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Maybe needs a fresh start. Tony L has always been an ass with his way or get lost
He’s been in the minors at the AAA for 4 years as the #2 overall pick. That’s a red flag
 

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I talked to someone who watched him play at Charlotte, and he said he wasn't that bad as a 1B, and could actually play some 3B as well. The rub on him as a catcher was the release to 2B more than anything else.

He's been a fairly consistent .280 hitter anywhere he's played. When he was with the White Sox, he was batting .271, led the team with 7 HRs, and 39 RBIs were also at the top I believe.

It all changed the day LaRussa called him out after the game, and even told the press how he felt about him hitting the dinger. The following day, he was benched, and didn't play for 3 days. Yermin lost all his desire, and that drive that was inside was killed.

It was over that quickly. He decided to hang it up last year, but GM Hahn convinced LaRussa to tell Yermin he thought he had a future in baseball, but as soon as they were in need of catching help this year, LaRussa bailed on even thinking of bringing him up.

I'm not going to buy that just because a guy spends an abnormal amount of time in the minors that he's not talented enough to play in the majors. There's only room for so many players at a position in the majors, on a given team. The White Sox have Jose Abreu at 1B, so Yermin wasn't getting that job. As far as at catcher, LaRussa has been in love with Yasmani Grandal so much that even when he's been hitting .125 he has him leading off at times, while Tim Anderson is recovering from an injury.

LaRussa has done more to hurt this team than help. It's turning into a graveyard for talent.
 

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I talked to someone who watched him play at Charlotte, and he said he wasn't that bad as a 1B, and could actually play some 3B as well. The rub on him as a catcher was the release to 2B more than anything else.

He's been a fairly consistent .280 hitter anywhere he's played. When he was with the White Sox, he was batting .271, led the team with 7 HRs, and 39 RBIs were also at the top I believe.

It all changed the day LaRussa called him out after the game, and even told the press how he felt about him hitting the dinger. The following day, he was benched, and didn't play for 3 days. Yermin lost all his desire, and that drive that was inside was killed.

It was over that quickly. He decided to hang it up last year, but GM Hahn convinced LaRussa to tell Yermin he thought he had a future in baseball, but as soon as they were in need of catching help this year, LaRussa bailed on even thinking of bringing him up.

I'm not going to buy that just because a guy spends an abnormal amount of time in the minors that he's not talented enough to play in the majors. There's only room for so many players at a position in the majors, on a given team. The White Sox have Jose Abreu at 1B, so Yermin wasn't getting that job. As far as at catcher, LaRussa has been in love with Yasmani Grandal so much that even when he's been hitting .125 he has him leading off at times, while Tim Anderson is recovering from an injury.

LaRussa has done more to hurt this team than help. It's turning into a graveyard for talent.
For a guy who was the # 2 overall pick you would think at age 29 the light wound have been on by now. I’m not doing to disagree on LaRussa, your 100% correct but considering there were no takers when he was DFA’d that’s telling
 

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For a guy who was the # 2 overall pick you would think at age 29 the light wound have been on by now. I’m not doing to disagree on LaRussa, your 100% correct but considering there were no takers when he was DFA’d that’s telling
MLB draft is the biggest crap shoot in all of sports. The only sport were every draft pick spends at least a year in the minors and no guarantee any will ever see the bigs.
 

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For a guy who was the # 2 overall pick you would think at age 29 the light wound have been on by now. I’m not doing to disagree on LaRussa, your 100% correct but considering there were no takers when he was DFA’d that’s telling
Roughly 2/3 of the guys drafted in the first round make it to the majors. Of that group, it's a small number that actually end up stars. The majority get the "mandatory looks," and end up being back and forth until they are finally dumped. For a guy to end up playing until he's 27 and getting his first shot is not as uncommon as you'd think.

Two things can stand in their way. The pecking order ahead of them. A guy who could be an everyday catcher on the majority of teams wouldn't really have had a shot at making the Yankees in the days when they had Berra, and were preparing for the transition to Ellie Howard. Yet, if he's in the system, and could be of value down the road, you hang on to them.

The second thing is coaching, and positional play. Coaches just love changing things players do, and destroy them. I've watched people do it to pitchers, fielders, and hitters too often to ignore it. In fact, I'm watching LaRussa take the entire heart and soul out of the White Sox team with his stupid decision making, and ill timed substitutions.

As for the light on, seriously? The guy was a .297 hitter in the minors, and every year we see guys called up who are hitting less than that. He wasn't called up because he was moving from team to team, and his entire game being tinkered with everywhere he went.

#2 pick? Yermin was a free agent signing by the Nationals in 2011, and his play was in the Caribbean until essentially the middle of the decade. The Sox grabbed him under the Rule 5 draft.
 

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Roughly 2/3 of the guys drafted in the first round make it to the majors. Of that group, it's a small number that actually end up stars. The majority get the "mandatory looks," and end up being back and forth until they are finally dumped. For a guy to end up playing until he's 27 and getting his first shot is not as uncommon as you'd think.

Two things can stand in their way. The pecking order ahead of them. A guy who could be an everyday catcher on the majority of teams wouldn't really have had a shot at making the Yankees in the days when they had Berra, and were preparing for the transition to Ellie Howard. Yet, if he's in the system, and could be of value down the road, you hang on to them.

The second thing is coaching, and positional play. Coaches just love changing things players do, and destroy them. I've watched people do it to pitchers, fielders, and hitters too often to ignore it. In fact, I'm watching LaRussa take the entire heart and soul out of the White Sox team with his stupid decision making, and ill timed substitutions.

As for the light on, seriously? The guy was a .297 hitter in the minors, and every year we see guys called up who are hitting less than that. He wasn't called up because he was moving from team to team, and his entire game being tinkered with everywhere he went.

#2 pick? Yermin was a free agent signing by the Nationals in 2011, and his play was in the Caribbean until essentially the middle of the decade. The Sox grabbed him under the Rule 5 draft.
This is what I was referring to the read

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Roughly 2/3 of the guys drafted in the first round make it to the majors. Of that group, it's a small number that actually end up stars. The majority get the "mandatory looks," and end up being back and forth until they are finally dumped. For a guy to end up playing until he's 27 and getting his first shot is not as uncommon as you'd think.

Two things can stand in their way. The pecking order ahead of them. A guy who could be an everyday catcher on the majority of teams wouldn't really have had a shot at making the Yankees in the days when they had Berra, and were preparing for the transition to Ellie Howard. Yet, if he's in the system, and could be of value down the road, you hang on to them.

The second thing is coaching, and positional play. Coaches just love changing things players do, and destroy them. I've watched people do it to pitchers, fielders, and hitters too often to ignore it. In fact, I'm watching LaRussa take the entire heart and soul out of the White Sox team with his stupid decision making, and ill timed substitutions.

As for the light on, seriously? The guy was a .297 hitter in the minors, and every year we see guys called up who are hitting less than that. He wasn't called up because he was moving from team to team, and his entire game being tinkered with everywhere he went.

#2 pick? Yermin was a free agent signing by the Nationals in 2011, and his play was in the Caribbean until essentially the middle of the decade. The Sox grabbed him under the Rule 5 draft.
And one other thing that holds guys back is attitude. Especially at that level. He was with the Chicago organization for what 8 years, 4 at the AAA level, had his opportunity whatever the reason so moving from team to team is a bit oversold. He’s 29, not some 21-22 year old with upside.
 
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