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ProjectP2294
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South St. Louis city
Member since May 2007
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
I imagine he still can. That league is garbage. They don't even have stats, none of the rosters get updated ever. In other leagues, I've seen them get dropped from the roster, this one he'll probably still be able to play.


Hold That Tiger 10
LSU Fan
Member since Oct 2013
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
I plan on going when Bianco is playing there. I'll keep an eye out and see if I can spot him.

Not that it matters anymore.
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TeddyPadillac
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Member since Dec 2010
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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I understand the frustration with Hughes, but the people wanting him to transfer out are idiots. We can’t put all of our eggs in Doughty’s basket. If Doughty goes down or can’t play the position, we have nobody else.



and that's just another reason why i've had enough of Paul.

We have no idea who's going to be our shortstop, 2nd baseman, or 3rd baseman next year?
We have 3 returning infielders, none of which had a good season, and we only recruited 2 more. So we've got a total of 5 guys that can play those 3 positions? How stupid is that for a program like LSU.


TeddyPadillac
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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Any fan of the baseball team should not want to see Hughes starting for LSU.



FIFY


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GRIZZ
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Member since Nov 2009
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
Sweet. Maybe Rankin Woley will enter the portal too and we can get him back.


ProjectP2294
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South St. Louis city
Member since May 2007
47947 posts

re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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and we only recruited 2 more


Cade Doughty, Collier Cranford, Tom Biggs. That's three. Biggs is a 2B/3B guys, Cranford could play everywhere on the infield, and Doughty can play everywhere on the entire field.


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ForeverLSU02
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
Mathis will transfer elsewhere and tear it up, like JT Wise
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lsutigermall
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Plantation Trace
Member since Nov 2006
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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I wish baseball had a better name for this. It’s like super mario brothers.


They have a chance to get 'beamed' to another team.


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LSUJockStrap
Member since May 2019
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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Sweet. Maybe Rankin Woley will enter the portal too and we can get him back.


Rankin Woley is in Omaha.....Is that ironic or what?


MountainTiger
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Member since Dec 2008
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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We have no idea who's going to be our shortstop, 2nd baseman, or 3rd baseman next year?

Is it important to know this a year in advance? We'll pretty much know who's playing where by the time the season starts next year.


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Mr. Hangover
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Member since Sep 2003
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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I agree, but he is a coach's son. Mainieri isn't pushing him out like he did to Reid. Hal should be smart enough to see that he will likely enjoy the remainder of his baseball career much more at a smaller school rather than getting railed by SEC pitching for two more years.


I agree

People never improve or get better with experience. Ever


TeddyPadillac
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Dec 2010
13841 posts

re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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People never improve or get better with experience. Ever



well.... he didn't improve, and and actually got worst with this year.
We've seen him bat over 350 times at this level. He's not good at it, nor does he look like he can get better.
and he's not fast. What kind of shortstop isn't a threat whatsoever to steal a base? How can you expect him to play shortstop at this level with below average speed? people talk about him getting to balls Chris Reid can't at 3rd, there are tons of balls that Bregman, Kramer, and Smith get to at short that Hal has no chance of getting to. Just in the last game that one Smith got and tried to spin and throw the guy out, which he almost did if Beloso could have picked it better(not blaming him though), there is no way Hal gets to that ball.


tigerfoot
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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I realize ragging on Mathis is the in thing to do right now, but I'll thank him for his effort and wish him nothing but the very best. Thank you sir!

I never doubted the effort from Mathis, the kid gave it 100 percent. I really wish he would have produced. It is a good idea for him to go get a fresh start IMO


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josh336
Chicago Cubs Fan
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Member since Jan 2007
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
Hal also hit like .375 in some crappy oklahoma high school league, so he doesnt seem to have the potential to hit that much better. Most college guys hit close to .500 in high school


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OchoDedos
Texas Fan
Tejas
Member since Oct 2014
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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I agree, but he is a coach's son. Mainieri isn't pushing him out like he did to Reid.


Cain and Dunn may need a job at K State some day.


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TigersSEC2010
Mesa, AZ
Member since Jan 2010
30978 posts

re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
Hal has done nothing to prove there is any potential left to be seen. He didn’t even hit that well in high school. He’s not magically going to go from hitting under .200 to anywhere near .300 in the SEC.

I’m not dogging the kid, but some of you can’t seem to figure out that the Kramer turnarounds are very very rare.


lsufball19
LSU Fan
Franklin, TN by way of Memphis, TN
Member since Sep 2008
34511 posts

re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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They should rest their arms

We had three pitchers throw last summer, Beck, Hess, and Veitmeier


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Hold That Tiger 10
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Member since Oct 2013
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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Hal has done nothing to prove there is any potential left to be seen. He didn’t even hit that well in high school. He’s not magically going to go from hitting under .200 to anywhere near .300 in the SEC.

I’m not dogging the kid, but some of you can’t seem to figure out that the Kramer turnarounds are very very rare


That's fine, but people need to realize this. Right now, the only two options for LSU at SS that may not be well below average are Doughty and Hughes. We haven't seen Doughty yet, and we don't know if even he will be able to handle the position at LSU.

Best case scenario is Doughty handles SS and Bianco/Willis provide some pop and handle third.

Let's say best case doesn't happen and either Bianco/Willis are hurting us at third, not hitting, or Doughty just isn't ready for SS and needs to be at third. In this case, we will also assume that some big hitters are coming through as expected next year. Garza, Cabrera, Travinski, Willis, Bianco all have the ability to be big time mashers. Let's say at least three of those are producing, and our offense is fine. Wouldn't it be perfectly ok to sacrifice Hughes' bat for solid play at SS?

Now let's go to worse case scenario. Doughty can't handle SS, or he plays third because nobody is hitting/playing good defense at third. The line up isn't producing like we hope, but Hughes has to play. Under this scenario, our pitching will have to be lights out all year for us to win games and there is still a risk to run into some hot bats sometimes where we just can't keep up (see Georgia this year).


Point I'm trying to make is Hughes will not be the single determining factor in how well LSU does next year. There are scenarios where he doesn't have to play. There are scenarios where we can sacrifice his offense for his defense and there are scenarios where he has to play and we are likely in trouble (through the fault of multiple others players, including Hughes).

The only scenario where Hughes can be removed from this team all together is if some Juco middle infielders are brought in that we think can do better. That hasn't happened yet, so Hughes leaving is not really an option.
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TeddyPadillac
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Member since Dec 2010
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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I’m not dogging the kid, but some of you can’t seem to figure out that the Kramer turnarounds are very very rare.



Kramer hit well over .400 for 3 years in a row in high school in Texas, as well as at least 5 homers each year.

That's a big difference from the average BA Hal had in fricking Oklahoma. Hal hit .360 and one homer his senior year. Nothing about that screams "deserves a scholarship to play baseball at LSU"


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GRIZZ
LSU Fan
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Member since Nov 2009
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re: Mathis and Ripoll have entered transfer portal
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Rankin Woley is in Omaha.....Is that ironic or what


Yep. Dude led his team in the Supers hitting .360.


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