Adding Two Modern Players To The ’30-YOC’ Player Collection Roster!!! Read More Now!!!
I’m really going out of my normal realm on this one, but I did promise a week’s worth of collecting announcements for the blog this week so why not knock it out of the park with one that would be considered a ‘shocker’!?!?!?
This blog has existed for almost five years, and my primary focus during that time has been on honoring and celebrating the major league careers of the guys that I cheered for as a kid.
That focus will continue, you can count on that.
But, with all of the baseball that I watch, it is hard to not get excited about the new crop of players I am watching these days.
So, while I am not departing from my original goals with getting back into the hobby, I am expanding.
And I am starting with two players.
Two guys that play the game the way that I enjoy watching it be played. Two guys that have limitless potential.
Here they are:
Giancarlo Stanton, Miami Marlins – This guy has all of the offensive skills to be a .300/40/120 guy. If he can stay healthy and get himself into a comfortable spot in the batting order, he will blossom. Stanton is a future All-Star, and the Marlins have been working to add the right kind of pieces both in front of him and behind him in the lineup to give him the best opportunity to excel.
Bryce Harper, Washington Nationals – I’ve been enamored with Harper since his debut. And with ‘my team’ in the same division, I have already seen a large sample size of his talents. This guy can do it all – and I love the way that he hustles. If Bryce commits to learning how to become an elite base runner, I firmly believe that he will become the best player in the game. He has all of the tools to put a team on his back, and with his style of play on the field, his teammates will soon be looking to this 20-year old for leadership as well.
There you go – Stanton & Harper, Harper & Stanton. No matter how you slice it, this is going to be a lot of fun and I look forward to starting the process of building collections of both of these guys.
Let the collecting begin!!!