Here is a good article I just found which illustrates everything I just said:
yea it does. Maybe I was too harsh with my wording.
At A&M baseball games I usually stand right behind the plate where the scouts are and talk to a few of them. I can't tell you specifics because this was just a conversation that i overheard, but I heard the Giants scout who heavily scouted Belt say that he was one of the best natural hitters he's ever seen, and the Giants staff was trying to make too drastic of changes to his swing away from what had made him successful. He said the whole situation was a mess.
I'm sorry, I dont buy any of this "Giants tried to make too drastic of changes with Belt's swing" for his good talk at all. Especially given the fact that Belt never made any significant changes up until around August of this past season. The biggest problems with Belt have been the loop in his swing, which led to the inability to hit an inside pitch, as well as confidence issues and him overthinking everything.
To blame coaching on Belt's early career struggles is absolutely ridiculous. I dont care how good of a hitter he was in college with a metal bat. Hopefully he has turned the corner.
yea I'm wondering what the $$ amount is
rangers gonna be
According to Rosenthal, the deal Choo signed with Texas is better than the deal the Yankees supposedly offered before of $140 mil. With the state income tax in NY, the Yankees would've had to offer Choo $147 mil to match Texas' $130.