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  1. Delivery

    The fact that he has a repeatable, efficient delivery is some of the best news about the guy. He wouldn't have been drafted fourth had he lacked the stuff, but the fact that he doesn't need his...
  2. I don't recall saying he was an ace--although...

    I don't recall saying he was an ace--although there were years he pitched like one. I merely said the alleged Radke clones drafted by the organization, are not.

    I did imply he was better than...
  3. Bingo. People who are complaining about losing...

    Bingo. People who are complaining about losing Alex Burnett would complain about the color of the sky. Burnett is a bad pitcher who was getting worse each year. Good riddance and good luck. Maybe...
  4. Beer

    Saga and the Horizon Red Ale are outstanding. My "Miller" is the IPA--I do mix it up with some of the products of the Boston Brewing Company (Sam Adams) and New Belgium Brewing (they've got at least...
  5. Brad Radke accumulated 42.6 bWAR in 12 seasons,...

    Brad Radke accumulated 42.6 bWAR in 12 seasons, whereas Morris accumulated 39.3 bWAR in 18 seasons. Radke had a career ERA+ of 113, while Morris' is 105. Their career post-season ERAs are virtually...
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    Poll: "Regress to the mean" does not mean "get worse"...

    "Regress to the mean" does not mean "get worse" or "become more like the average ballplayer". It is any return to his average, provided the initial sample size is large enough. So Mauer can regress...
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    Outstanding, Sir.

    Outstanding, Sir.
  8. Florimon was a waiver pickup. Unless he fell all...

    Florimon was a waiver pickup. Unless he fell all the way through waivers, then the Twins had first crack at him last winter, so he would not have had to be passed on by the other 29 teams.
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    I am a Joe Mauer fan, but I find his ISO to be...

    I am a Joe Mauer fan, but I find his ISO to be terrifyingly low (.127). It recovered from last year, but is still below his career average (.145). I had thought he could wind up (if moved to 1B)...
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    With Blackburn's confidence issues, I'd almost...

    With Blackburn's confidence issues, I'd almost guess that Blackburn would agree with you.
  11. Also fantastic about Kepler (alluded to in your...

    Also fantastic about Kepler (alluded to in your write up) is that he drew almost as many walks as strikeouts, with BB and K rates of 10% and 12.3%. (And an ISO which has increased each year, from...
  12. Since Liriano has been pitching for Chicago, his...

    Since Liriano has been pitching for Chicago, his ERA is 5.09 (ERA+ 86), his K:BB ratio is 1.56:1, he's averaging five innings a start, and has a WHIP of 1.648. That is terrible.

    Liriano's last...
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    He was called up in May and made three starts,...

    He was called up in May and made three starts, going five innings each time, and then was sent down. Since he was called back up at the end of June he's made 12 starts, of which six of them have...
  14. I don't understand the obsession with having guys...

    I don't understand the obsession with having guys get ABs in AAA. I was always under the impression that your high quality prospects make the jump from AA because AAA is so much of a holding pen for...
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    Is Kuo Hua Lo the "pitcher of the day" every time...

    Is Kuo Hua Lo the "pitcher of the day" every time he pitches? And, if so, what does the guy throw? How old is he? How hard does he throw? He's described as Taiwanese, so I'm assuming he was an...
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    Well stated, sir.

    I pretty much cannot read the comment sections anymore because they read like the comment sections at the Strib--which I find painful on several levels.

    Context and perspective. Well done.

    (I...
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    "...when is the last time they drafted a high...

    "...when is the last time they drafted a high school guy with nasty stuff but unrefined command?" Shooter Hunt was a college pitcher, but he fits your description, and how well did he work out? How...
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