Fred McGriff For HOF!
On Twitter, I’ve previously discussed Fred McGriff as the ultimate “stick it to the man” baseball hall of fame pick. The “Crime Dog” dropped bombs everywhere he played and was a pillar of consistency for over a decade. When home runs were hard to come by, he was hitting 30-35 home runs per season. When flashes in the pan were hitting 50 home runs, he was still belting 30-35 home runs per season.
This afternoon, my wife picked up the phone and it was a producer from SiriusXM looking for me. I took a late appointment for my part time job and completely forgot about the spot I agreed to do earlier on the Fantasy Baseball Show. I’m not sure why, but the hosts rotate frequently. In the past few months, I’ve had the chance to speak with Cliff Floyd, Steve Phillips and now Fred McGriff.
McGriff finally allowed me to segue into the type of baseball writing I do when he asked, “So how do you determine who is the best power hitter or best prospect in baseball?” My response? I go to see the players and scout them based on my experience playing, coaching and scouting.
Now, think of other baseball writers you enjoy reading and how they’d respond. Would any say, “Google Search?” Just how many might surprise you.
I’m not typing this with the intention of taking a shot at any other baseball writer. Where their material comes from is their business. However, understand much of what you are able to find on your own is the exact same information “Fantasy Experts” are writing from.
25 Jan 2014 / Mike Newman /
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