Originally written on The Flagrant Fan  |  Last updated 11/13/14
The perception surrounding Tyler Colvin has been that the Cubs mishandled their 2006 first round draft pick and a change of scenery would probably do him good. But the perception is really not correct. Colvin has far too many flaws in his game and was given opportunities by the Cubs to prove he belonged in the big leagues and he did not produce. Perhaps the perceptions began with the abortive Lou Piniella days as the Cubs manager when Colvin could not get out of Piniella's doghouse. But, though Piniella was not a good manager for the Cubs, the doghouse was the right place for the young player. Then last night, Tyler Colvin got four hits against the Nationals pushing his average is over .300. Perhaps he has found himself. Nope. It is a Coors Field mirage. The knocks on Helton's career are unfounded. The guy could flat out hit whether it be at Coors or anywhere else. But Coors has produced its share of mirages over the years. Colvin is another in a long line of such players...
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