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Sunday, February 07, 2010

How old is Jose Tabata?

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, the Pirates think Jose Tabata may be older than he claims. They don't say why they think that, and they say it doesn't matter to them, but of course, it does matter. If he's 21 in AAA, he's a stud. If he's 27, not so much.

This Bleacher Report post claims that Tabata nearly quit baseball in the weeks before the Yankees traded him, due to the stress of pro baseball and the expectations put on a top prospect. I hadn't heard that before. I know he was feeling pressure, and had done some things that got him disciplined.

He's probably better off with the Bucs. Less pressure there, and probably more of an opportunity. All in all, I can't say I disagree with the trade. I'm more bummed about the loss of Austin Jackson, who seems a lot more mature and grounded.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:40 PM


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