Marcus Hayes: ‘This kid doesn’t have a chance’: How the Phillies inevitably ruined Scott Kingery

PHILADELPHIA — Scott Kingery stood in front of his spring training locker, his light brown hair spilling into his eyes, and regarded his packed duffel bag. In it, he had stuffed his baseball gloves. All five of them. “Don’t know which one I’m gonna need,” Kingery explained. This was late March, 2018. Kingery was 23. He was the hottest minor league talent in the organization, and he was at the end of his first full spring training with the major league team. He looked into his bag at all that leather and, quietly, he allowed that the little second baseman’s glove — 11 inches, curved, and hard —…

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HEDGE accordingly