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Elijah Dukes Controversy Benchmark

so our elijah pretty well won the game for the nats single-handed last night, which i suppose is the bat-signal for me to swoop back on in here and issue some i-told-you-so's. well, not really. but this is all i ever said: in the end, talent will play. notice how milton bradley's not having too shabby a year either, despite the occasional bout of scarlet lefebvre.

was just looking back at the famously crazy top 100 from whatever year it was. dukes at 15? not looking so bad. certainly better than brandon wood at #4, or lincecum behind adam miller. of course that's just how things sit this week.

i was looking for that blowout argument we all had but i think it got deleted in the sockpuppet wars.

at any rate, there's at least one obvious lesson here: don't jump to conclusions. guys were burying dukes' career way too early last summer, because that was what they wanted to see. and now dukes could still be banned from baseball for life next week and then i'd be wrong again. don't push yourself on the world; just let things happen and then look at 'em.

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