Monday, February 21, 2011

Lyles isn't so much with the Twitter

A nice little piece on Jordan Lyles from his hometown paper gives us a glimpse into the life of a 20-year old, who in his very hands holds our hopes and dreams. A vulnerable, creepy feeling, no?

(Lyles' agent Lee) Long and his marketing team at Palmetto Sports Group wanted him to start a Twitter account, but he passed on the idea.

“His response was, ‘that brings more attention to myself,’” Long said. “It is refreshing to see that a kid with all the accolades and praise he has maintains that kind of humility.”

More Long:
“He has shown a maturity and commitment this offseason. His post-workout evaluation was just off the chart. He has really grown and proper nutrition and putting time in the weight room.”

So what do you think? September? Or earlier?

More Long:
“I would never bet against Jordan Lyles. He might be considered to some as an underdog, but any time he has been in that role he has thrived. So it wouldn’t surprise me one bit if he creates a situation where the Astros have a very tough decision to make. Ed Wade has made it clear that if Jordan Lyles is the best guy to win the position, that it will be his job.”