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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    Who is “someone”, B-Rabbit?
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    So this is really going to become an everyday thing for The Stone Pone? I’m sure it did feel like you were giving your all when it took everything you physically had, including illegal substances, to get your fastball up to 82mph and make even slower pitches break. Judging by his random-uncle-body from his Playgirl sessions, it definitely shows how motivated and interested this guy was every hour he spent off the field.
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    Pony saying it to a random person next to him, maybe not. Pony tweeting it for all Sox fans to see and potentially agree with, he knows and he cares. Not to mention, I’m sure it made him start wondering if the front office and/or owner feels the same.
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    Pony has put such a bad taste in my mouth the last few days. I was semi-enjoying him with Benetti, but now I’m getting annoyed just hearing his high and mighty voice.
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    Look at aggressive Moncada attacking that lead while lazy Abreu gives his RBI chance up by leaning into a pitch. Just joking, all. Great bottom of the 9th all around. Abreu scoring on that pitch was quite impressive, but I don’t think we call it a good play if he’s out.
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    For the record, the word you omitted was “defender” in your Abreu question. In case there was any confusion.
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    I admit that was a dumb move by Moncada. But the weirder and very passive aggressive comment by Pony was “I know a guy who would love to bat in this situation,” referring to Abreu. I get Abreu is our guy, but coming into this game, Moncada is slashing .438/.525/.656 with RISP this season. I wouldn’t have thought much about Pony’s comment if it weren’t for his recent Tweets.
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    Exactly what points are you making here besides that omitting an extremely important word from a sentence can drastically change the meaning?
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    Steve Stone / Yoan Moncada's "Lack of Effort and Interest"

    I absolutely loathe the Moncada is lazy or disinterested narrative. I am pretty disappointed with Steve Stone’s comments, but it doesn’t surprise me that a boomer has boomer-takes. Anyone who watches Moncada on a regular basis should be able to see the effort he puts into honing his craft as a baseball player. He takes that craft to the field and to me, it looks pretty and I love it. The “balls-to-the-wall” style of baseball doesn’t work for him. His style is steady. He works his ass off to perfect his technique and trusts that technique to take care of itself on the baseball field. You don’t improve your defense as much as Moncada has by being lazy. It’s literally impossible. I 100% do not think a lazy person would bust his ass to improve on the defensive side of the game. Maybe to hit more home runs, but not to play GG caliber defense. The dude is also a smart baseball player, pop-ups aside, he makes good decisions on the field, and that tells me he’s also a student of the game. Abreu looks different when he plays because he’s a different type of player. He literally needs to go “all out” to be an average defender. Yes, a lot of it is natural ability, but Moncada’s defense wouldn’t be improving every year solely because of natural ability. It would be regressing. I personally love watching Moncada play on both sides of the game and I’ve never looked at his steady presence as disinterested or unmotivated. I welcome it as it avoids instances such as grindy Madrigal freaking out because he has to make a quick play on a ground ball hit to him. Every person/player is different and everyone approaches things in a different way. Just because it doesn’t look the same, doesn’t mean it’s bad. Stone Pony should just shut the fuck up. He should understand his own style of play had to be different because he didn’t have 1/4 of the talent Moncada has for the majority of his career. And I highly doubt Pony has ever worked half as hard as Moncada has in an offseason. Moncada’s work will pay off, and when he’s playing at an elite level, it will look exactly the same as it does now, and we should commend him for it.
  10. That’s pretty good. I was just telling a friend today that I was at acceptance before I even saw your reply. I’m actually proud of how quickly I made it through that.
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    Engel suffers rehab setback, out 3+ weeks

    This is fucking unacceptable. What the fuck is wrong with the training and conditioning staff in this organization?
  12. Does anyone have any potential more positive possibilities? Is there a chance they are being ultra conservative and see a better prognosis after some time or with a second opinion? Is it possible he could recover better and quicker than they are expecting? Is it possible this will not affect him long term whatsoever?
  13. Sounds weird for me to find that encouraging (I do), but I was just going off what I’ve read on a few medical websites. I will search ptatc’s posts to read any information provided, as I find his first hand knowledge and experience much more useful and reliable than a general website’s information.
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