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  1. You really need to stop rebutting my posts with...

    You really need to stop rebutting my posts with arguments I haven't made. Refer to the forum rules, that is clearly against TD commenting policy. I have not advocated trading Dozier. Not once. I...
  2. Yep, and after a cursory glance, it appears that...

    Yep, and after a cursory glance, it appears that he's missin' lots and lots of bats.
  3. Fun fact: Brian Dozier's lowest single season...

    Fun fact:

    Brian Dozier's lowest single season batting average is .234.

    Pedro Florimon's highest single season batting average is .221.
  4. That'd be a real shot in the arm if May suddenly...

    That'd be a real shot in the arm if May suddenly figured it out and stopped walking people.
  5. Sticky: That was some serious veteran presence by the...

    That was some serious veteran presence by the Stylin' Hawaiian.
  6. Sticky: My second favorite play in baseball, but only...

    My second favorite play in baseball, but only when it happens in the fifth inning.
  7. Sticky: The fourth inning sacrifice bunt. My favorite...

    The fourth inning sacrifice bunt.

    My favorite play in baseball.
  8. If Plouffe is really an .800 OPS hitter, you...

    If Plouffe is really an .800 OPS hitter, you don't bench that guy. You give him a position or you trade him to someone who will give him a position.
  9. This is what I said: This is what you...

    This is what I said:



    This is what you said:



    Dozier is an above average hitter. You're the only person who continues to bring up his batting average as if that is the only attribute that...
  10. 1. Florimon isn't even in the same league...

    1. Florimon isn't even in the same league defensively as the Wizard.

    2. Ozzie Smith turned the corner in his age 27 season, posting an OPS+ that Florimon hasn't approached and that hasn't changed...
  11. "Hitting" is not synonymous with "batting...

    "Hitting" is not synonymous with "batting average".

    Batting average is one aspect of hitting. There is also power and discipline, which Dozier has shown both this season and the majority of last...
  12. To me, the magic OPS number is around .640-.650....

    To me, the magic OPS number is around .640-.650.

    And I'm skeptical that he'll ever reach that number. I'm actually skeptical that he'll OPS over .600 this season. After a decent start to 2013, he...
  13. I just don't see the point in defending him. He's...

    I just don't see the point in defending him. He's very good defensively and very bad offensively. He's not a young prospect. He hasn't hit at any level.

    There just isn't much upside in him as a...
  14. This. Florimon will not continue to hit this...

    This. Florimon will not continue to hit this badly... but that doesn't mean he will hit at an acceptable level, either.
  15. Hey, it helped win the Twins a game. That's...

    Hey, it helped win the Twins a game. That's great.

    But it requires some pretty thick blinders to point out that moment and ignore the 30 other times he has failed to get on base that potentially...
  16. A fine argument if his OPS was around .500 or...

    A fine argument if his OPS was around .500 or better. It's not.

    His LD% is a meager 15%. He's not doing anything right at the plate except taking some walks.
  17. His OPS+ is 125. His OBP is .328. His SLG is...

    His OPS+ is 125. His OBP is .328. His SLG is .468.

    Batting average tells only a fragment of the story, which is why it should never be used in isolation.
  18. I'm sorry, but that is painting an absurdly rosy...

    I'm sorry, but that is painting an absurdly rosy picture of the situation.

    Florimon isn't missing gloves, his bat is missing the ball. 10 strikeouts in 35 PAs.

    One does not attain a -30 OPS+...
  19. While I agree with the sentiment (that the Twins...

    While I agree with the sentiment (that the Twins have too many empty hitters), Dozier doesn't belong anywhere in this conversation. He has been an above average hitter for a full season now.
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    Through 11 regular season games, the Kansas City...

    Through 11 regular season games, the Kansas City Royals have one home run as a team.

    One.

    That is currently good for a 1:356 HR/AB ratio.

    Jamey Carroll's career HR/AB ratio is 1:282.
  21. A fair comparison. I'd take the Erickson comp at...

    A fair comparison. I'd take the Erickson comp at this point.
  22. Brian Dozier may have a luscious mane but he...

    Brian Dozier may have a luscious mane but he doesn't have a great baseball name like Jedd Gyorko.

    That has to be worth at least $5m.
  23. What's funny is that a 24 year old Jamey Carroll...

    What's funny is that a 24 year old Jamey Carroll was a pretty bad player.

    A 34 year old Jamey Carroll, on the other hand... He's a pretty valuable guy to have around.
  24. Yeah, Webb was a rarity. Personally, I think...

    Yeah, Webb was a rarity. Personally, I think Gibson will probably end up a 5-6k per 9 guy. Good, but not close to Webb.

    If he can find a way to keep generating grounders with a 7k per 9, he should...
  25. I agree that Gibson's K rate *should* climb, I...

    I agree that Gibson's K rate *should* climb, I guess I'm just nervous about making any comparisons to Webb because, as you said, Webb was an incredibly effective pitcher for a time. An ace on most...
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