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Let's give Lastings one last chance


On Thursday, April 7th, the Chicago White Sox designated Lastings Milledge for assignment, giving them 10 days to release trade, or assign him to the minors. What are we waiting for??? Let's go get him!

In 2003, the New York Mets drafted 18-year old Lastings Milledge with the 12th overall selection. On Thursday, the White Sox designated 26-year old Lastings Milledge for assignment. Having spent time in both the major and minor leagues for four different organizations over the past four seasons, the former highly touted high school product has lost virtually all of his luster.

Source: http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/he-didnt-leave-a-lastings-impression/

Sure, our club's had a complex relationship with Lastings alternating between lust and disgust, his lifetime 6.3% walk rate doesn't inspire much confidence, he reminds me way way too much of Milton Bradley, and we already have an army of meh outfielders, but what do we have to lose? Here's a chance to acquire someone that we've had our eye on for a long time for next to nothing. He's only 26 and still has his prime hitting years ahead. Over 1500 ML ABs, he's tallied a .269/.328/.395 slash line, but more encouragingly, in his only close to full season of ABs, he showed speed and some pop with 14 HRs and 24 SBs.  Nobody in our current outfield or in our farm system at in the outfield really excites me, maybe with the exception of Michael Taylor, so it's not like grabbing him would block anyone. Why not give Lastings one last chance?

I'll leave you with the gems in a hilarious list of Lasting Milledge Facts:

1. Lastings Milledge isn't a 5 tool player. Lastings Milledge has more than 100 tools, many of which are unknown to most baseball scouts.

4. Lastings Milledge doesn’t hit 8th. Those seven other guys are just warming up the pitcher for the first real at bat of the game.

37. Rickey Henderson wishes his name was Lastings Milledge so he'd have a better name to refer to himself in the third person with.

259. Lastings Milledge said he wears #44 to honor Hank Aaron. Actually, Aaron wore it to honor Lastings Milledge.

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