I can see this. It’s perfectly reasonable and without over-the-top lunacy that would get a talk show caller shouted off the air.
I’m of course referring to the following clip from this MLBTradeRumors posting:
Steve Henson of Yahoo Sports shows that UCLA right-hander Trevor Bauer is talented, feisty and unorthodox. Could he be the next Tim Lincecum? One American League scout says he “could be as good as [Lincecum] or better.”
I get it.
As good as Lincecum or better.
A two-time Cy Young Award winner with a Hall of Fame start to his career, a world championship ring and status as a cultural phenomenon is easy to compare to a college pitcher; a college pitcher who—judging from the linked article on Yahoo—seems like a complete jerk whom I wouldn’t touch in the draft if there were comparable talents available.
It’s not hyperbolic. He’ll be the next Lincecum.
Write it down.
I can’t wait for the MLB Draft.