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tigerbait1.6
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How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


There is no dout about it that this kid has all the makings of being a great pitcher in college, and possibly the pros. Could he be one of the best pitchers LSU has ever had?
Ranaudo,Coleman, and others were great, can or will nola be in the same category?
or is he like a Brian wilson who exploded in the pros



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LsuTool
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


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or is he like a Brian wilson who exploded in the pros


I guess not considering he has already exploded.






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PurpleAndGold86
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Ranaudo,Coleman, and others were great, can or will nola be in the same category?
or is he like a Brian wilson who exploded in the pros


These are like complete opposite ends of the spectrum.

Kid was sitting at 95 on Friday in the cold/wind on opening night. He absolutely had the ability to become a very dominant pitcher in the SEC. Whether or not he becomes one of LSUs all time greats remains to be seen, but he certainly has the tools to be very successful in the SEC and will have a chance in the pros.






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harry coleman beast
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


We call him little cy young.

P.s. your thread will get the anchor with that title.






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Doc Fenton
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


I see his MLB career being a little bit similar to Sandy Koufax, although I think Nola's peak years will be a little better, and I also see his career being a little similar to Nolan Ryan's, although I don't think Nola's power game will dissipate as quickly with age as Ryan's did.





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PurpleAndGold86
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I see his MLB career being a little bit similar to Sandy Koufax, although I think Nola's peak years will be a little better, and I also see his career being a little similar to Nolan Ryan's, although I don't think Nola's power game will dissipate as quickly with age as Ryan's did.


Always gotta have the tool that thinks he is cool.






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TheHumanTornado
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


:notsureifserious:





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LSUGrad9295
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


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although I don't think Nola's power game will dissipate as quickly with age as Ryan's did.


I will play along....


This statement is incorrect. NObody will ever have the power game Nolan Ryan had at the age in which he had it. That dude was still a beast well into his 40's as far as his power game goes.






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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


fix your subject





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Pilot Tiger
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


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NObody will ever have the power game Nolan Ryan had at the age in which he had it.
except Aaron Nola






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tigerbait1.6
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


sorry bout that chicken.





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ProjectP2294
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Always gotta have the tool that thinks he is cool.


Doc's post was better than the OPs. It's a little obnoxious to constantly have people wondering where guys stack up all time, especially one game into their sophomore season in college.

Just because ESPN thinks that kind of topic is important doesn't mean that it actually is.






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Jay Quest
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


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I see his MLB career being a little bit similar to Sandy Koufax

Come to think of it I've never seen Nola pitch on Yom Kippur.






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PurpleAndGold86
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


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Doc's post was better than the OPs. It's a little obnoxious to constantly have people wondering where guys stack up all time, especially one game into their sophomore season in college.

Just because ESPN thinks that kind of topic is important doesn't mean that it actually is.


What the frick is the point of a message board if you can't get on here to discuss the potential of a player? The OP wasn't asking would he be the greatest MLB pitcher of all time. Damn, some of you are a-holes. If you don't like the thread how about you don't click on it?






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Doc Fenton
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


You seem angry.





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PurpleAndGold86
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You seem angry


I'm fine. I just think its douchebag to mock someone trying to have a legit discussion about an LSU player. If you don't have an opinion, then whats the point of posting. Its even douchier when someone tries to defend the mocking. This place can be a frickin cesspool at times.






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Doc Fenton
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


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tigerbait1.6


Didn't mean to rag on you too hard, but it's just funny to ask the question you did because the obvious answer is "nobody has any idea."

There are pitchers like Ogea & McDonald that are as good as advertised in their MLB career.

Then there are pitchers who were great early in their college careers, but who for whatever reason (and very often the reason is unfortunate shoulder or elbow injuries), their pro career never takes off. Think Gregg Patterson, Brett Laxton, Lane Mestepey, etc.

Then there are pitchers who people underestimated during their time at LSU, and said, "well he's very crafty in college, but doesn't have enough talent to make it big in the pros," and every now and again those guys will find a way to be crafty in the pros too. For example, I don't think anybody thought that Byrd & Springer would stick around for as long as they did.

Then there are the pitchers where people underestimated their talent while at LSU (like Brian Wilson), and then, boom!, they take off.

Nobody really even knows how good Ranaudo or Gausman will be in the pros. It's just an open question. There's no way to know.







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Doc Fenton
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


Good God, chill out.

All the crazy amount of stale one-liners that get repeated on here on the regular, and you choose to get mad and say that post above is what makes the Rant a "cesspool"? GTFO.






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PurpleAndGold86
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All the crazy amount of stale one-liners that get repeated on here on the regular, and you choose to get mad and say that post above is what makes the Rant a "cesspool"? GTFO.


No, that wasn't what I was referring to. I was referring to your buddy that came running to your defense like a mother hen. The first post you made was pretty tool. You actually came back and answered the question with a legit response.

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Good God, chill out.

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GTFO.


What a sensitive little girl.







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Tiger Live2
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re: How Good Will Aaron Nola Be?


I don't know how good he will be. But I do know I will enjoy the fact we get to watch him pitch for another year after this.
Hopefully it is good enough to help LSU win a CWS, and get drafted in the first round by anyone other than the Dodgers.






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