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laiyongcai92 posted a topic in Discussions GénéralesFirst off Bo Jackson Jersey ,The stats and eyeball test confirm as much.Second off, what exactly are you implying? Should he grow out his sideburns and become "Hollywood Mike Trout"? Should he start flipping his bat and getting into it with opposing pitchers?Or is it merely that he's passing on marketing opportunities that would line the pockets of MLB?Trout wore a mic on the field during the 2018 All-Star Game. He engaged a young fan in super-cool fashion at the All-Star Game in D.C., per Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post.He makes himself available. As USA Today's Ted Berg put it, "This is Mike Trout: Extraordinarily talented, friendly and patient with fans and media, and unlikely to generate any hotly contested sound bytes."Then again, maybe Trout finally is.OK, sure, we're referring to a statement issued by the Angels on behalf of Trout in the wake of Manfred's comments. Still, it features some pointed Paulo Orlando Jersey , if implied, barbs:"Mike Trout is an exceptional ambassador for the game. Combinedwith his talent, his solid character creates a perfect role model for young people everywhere. Each year, Mike devotes a tremendous amount of his time and effort contributing to our Organization, and marketing Major League Baseball. He continually chooses to participate in the community, visiting hospitals, schools, and countless other charities."The statement goes on to mention Trout's "humility" and to note that the Angels"applaud him for prioritizing his personal values over commercial self-promotion."Added Halos communications director Eric Kay:Eric Kay EKay2121Bottom line, Mike Trout doesnt self promote and he gets criticized for it. Everyone else thinks they know what is best for Mike. No one takes more time to engage with fans than Trout. THE GAME IS ABOUT THE FANS. He represents the #Angels better than anyone has. EVER.Clearly, Manfred's words reached the ears of the best player in the game and the franchise that employs him.Trout isn't about to take the heat for baseball's wavering popularity or Manfred's possible insecurity over a dearth of marketable stars.Trout isn't the Washington Nationals' Bryce Harper, for example http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-danny-duffy-jersey , with his brash antics and "Make Baseball Fun Again"schtick.Inan interviewwith Fox Sports' Alex Rodriguez,Trout did say players should be able to express themselves. He's not a killjoy. Just an unassuming guy with a generational gift.Maybe Manfred wishes Harper was the face of the sport. Unfortunately, despite winning the Home Run Derby and clubbing 23 first-half dingers, Harper owns a .214 average and has had an up-and-down season in D.C.Trout, meanwhile, keeps chugging along. He produces at historic levels. He doesn't foment discord or spout off in ways that damage the game. He hits, he runs, he catches, he smiles. He does good work on and off the field. Isn't that enough?Stephen Brashear/Getty ImagesMaybe not for the future of MLB, as it competes for clicks and attention and eyeballs in a crowded sports marketplace.That problem is on Manfred, however Frank White Jersey , and the rest of his braintrust.Trout, by all accounts, is a decent, accessible dude who also happens to be really, really good at baseball."In general, baseball does not do as good a job as other major sports in the U.S. as far as promoting their stars nationwide, especially compared to NFL and NBA," Henry Schafer of Q Scores, a firm that measures the appeal and recognition of sports figures, said, per Kilgore.According to Q Scores http://www.royalsfanproshop.com/authentic-joakim-soria-jersey , reserve NBA forward Kenneth Faried has a similar Q Score to Trout. Faried averaged 14.4 minutes and 5.9 points per game last season.For that to be possible, Manfred should be asking himself, "What's wrong with baseball?" That's the right question.Here's another question: Does Michael Nelson Trout owe MLB a damn thing?Here's the answer: Nope. All statistics current as of Wednesday and courtesy of Baseball Reference and FanGraphs. Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesNew York Yankees pitcher Lance Lynn couldn't have envisioned a better way to start his time in the Big Apple.Lynn went 7.1 innings in a 7-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Monday, striking out nine and allowing just two hits. According to ESPN StatsInfo, the right-hander is one of five Yankees starters since 1990 to throw seven scoreless innings in his first start for the team.After allowing an infield single to Daniel Palka in the first inning, Lynn sat down 19 batters in order:YES Network YESNetworkLance Lynn has now retired a new career-high 1锔忊儯9锔忊儯 straight White Sox.Hes allowed just 1 hit amp;amp; struck out 9 batters over 7 scoreless innings so far.#YANKSonYES LIVE stream:6ALL6SzYRQ sE24dXM0NKLynn's excellent start came after he pitched 4.1 scoreless innings in relief of Sonny Gray in the Yankees' 7-5 defeat to the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 1.The team subsequently demoted Gray to the bullpen, which moved Lynn into the starting rotation.New York left some fans scratching their heads when it acquired Lynn from the Minnesota Twins. The 31-year-old had a 5.10 ERA in 20 starts for the Minnesota Twins and generally didn't look like the same pitcher since undergoing Tommy John surgery in November 2015.Of course, it's important to keep Monday's start in perspective. The White Sox are fourth in the American League Central (41-71) and rank 23rd in weighted on-base average (.308), per FanGraphs. Chicago is one of MLB's worst teams and owns a bottom-half offense.Still, the starting rotation is the Yankees' biggest weakness. Fans can be forgiven if they're ready to jump aboard the Lynn bandwagon in the hope he can solve the problem.
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