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Has anyone here seen or heard anything further about Olt's supposed "vision problems" that have him on the bench? It would explain why he's become such a K machine, but do we know the nature of the trouble, what the fix might be, and such?
The "vision" problem is the front office didn't SEEfit to trade tis guy.
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Guess he better lay off the energy drinks!
OH MY! The troll spelling police. IDIOTS
I can't even fathom how horrible your life is JD to sit at a computer all day and just wait for people to post on the forum so you can make an ass of yourself. You're probably a 110 lb teenager who gets picked on at school all day and this is the only way you can feel like you're not a complete bitch.
In his defense, I'm sure he does this for more than one forum. BBTIA isn't that active of a community. He can't obsess about it THAT much.
JD is pretty mysterious, though. Obviously, he is neither in highschool or have a job, because he posts here all day every day. I'm guessing he is either in college with no friends or is unemployed and maybe living with his parents.
It isn't that much of a community because of trolls like NTE and JD. If they would get banned from the forum I'm sure people would actually come back to the site.
A little while ago there was talk of enlisting a mod. Guess that didn't happen.
It's not much of a community because none of you know what you are talking about.
Sure wish there was an actual moderator. For now, I havent the desire to engage in topics that are ruined by the nonsense these tools post.
Ok, that's. I'm out. You boys have fun.
I'll moderate this SOB
Yeah, JD is a troll and all, but fuck guys you're making it too easy for him.
NAWF, i do not blame you. You waited 9 hours with no serious response on a legit question. Olt has struggled since February, was not just at Round Rock. Another perspective is that what got him to the Majors last year were solid 2011 and 2012 minor league seasons. Even then he had a strike out ratio of 24% rate. But there is a major increase and differences for 2013. The Rangers may just be grasping at straws. So take the Josh Hamilton day game results approach, so check out vision problems and hope for a simple solution. It also may be a funk he is going through, which all players do [ even if at different levels and durations ], though with Olt it has gone on for two months. Not to panic yet, eye problems do have viable solutions. In this case, may just be to give Olt a start over, and boost of confidence. Better than to draw the conclusion that OLT can not handle AAA, thus Major League pitching. Also, take a close look at Profar at AAA, he is not just lights out. Not the same story with ENGEL. Both Olt and Profar through out a limited minor league career have been slow startes, so not to worry yet. As a sidebar, Oscar Taveras is not quite tearing up AAA pitching, but numbers are not as low as Jurickson"s , though he has better power numbers than Taveras.
effing figures. never know what to expect fm our pitchers
Good Lord we should have dumped Olt.
This story about Olt was posted on the ESPN website on Tuesday. His vision problem could possibly be the result of a concussion he sustained back in November while playing in the Dominican Winter League.
Rangers GM Jon Daniels addressed the media prior to Tuesday’s game and broached a number of topics, including Mike Olt, who is sidelined at Triple-A Round Rock because of vision troubles.
“He’s seen a couple of different eye doctors that specialize in a couple of things,” Daniels said. “They have not found anything conclusive at this point. We’ve scheduled him to see another specialist in about 10 days to two weeks. In the meantime, we’ll put him on the DL based on his symptoms. We don’t want to put the guy at the plate when he’s having vision issues. Hopefully we’ll know more after he sees that specialist.”
The Rangers have yet to officially make a move with Olt, but it’s expected that he’ll be placed on the 7-day DL in the near future. Olt hasn’t appeared in a game since April 25, but he has been taking batting practice and grounders.
Olt sustained a concussion while playing in the Dominican Winter League in November. Daniels said that the possibility of that being the root of his vision problems has been discussed, but nothing has been determined.
“He said it’s been bothering him (for a while),” Daniels said. “He thought he could push through it and it would get better as he saw more live pitching. It didn’t get better and it got to a point where he reached out for some help.”
Olt has posted a .135/.235/.236 line with 32 strikeouts in 72 at bats in Triple-A Round Rock this season.
Olt was called up to gain some Trout mofoAction - Wash don't play that & it flashed nothing.
Olt is shift/alt/esc. because of washdon't fold spin or miutilate too soon & he will be better then Chris Davis
Good lord I should have dumped in your mother last night...oh wait I did.
She told me you couldn't get it up.
I know...she wasn't very good...so like I said I dumped on her chest instead. Cleveland Steamer.
Hey, check this out... this.
Its official, guys! JD is self-aware enough to know that he is both a troll, and an idiot!
Except for my post a couple of spots ahead of this. You didn't address it, so I'm assuming that I hit pretty damn near the truth.
You're one of the biggest idiots on here.
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