One of my favorite shows on TV is Adam Ruins Everything. If you haven’t seen the show it’s on Netflix, check it out, ignore his haircut. Essentially Adam Conover, the host, disproves a common misconception shared by a majority of the population. Today I attempt to do the same, but with a baseball slant, as I take on “The Rockies block their prospects” myth. My name is Ralph Lifshitz and this is Planting Flags!
Welcome to the first installment of my Planting Flags series! I know, great name right? I was going to call it pitching tents, but I was trying to avoid additional restraining orders that could potentially hamper my 2019 in-season coverage.
So Planting Flags, what the hell is it about? Simple, I drop a spicy take regarding a player and then explain why this potential outcome is possible. Perhaps very possible. That said, we’re keeping these takes as spicy as possible, because let’s be frank, this post isn’t all that interesting if I say something that the general consensus agrees with. So, the goal here is be both spicy and responsible. Meaning I’m not going to make a statement that has a 1% chance of coming to fruition, so instead we’ll live in the neat 20%-30% range. Now without further ado, let’s make our statement.