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    Quote Originally Posted by CDog View Post
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    Let's do this a way that isn't really involving somewhat convoluted stats....

    Revere has about 20 stolen bases over Span and more than that if you deduct the damage done by being caught stealing or being picked off.
    Just because I'm that guy...their difference in Picked Off + Caught Stealing is 1. Over 150 games. And in Span's favor.

    Boom. No one ever considers caught stealing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by greengoblinrulz View Post
    Span is a good player...not great...who has some value & will get us a decent return. There has always been something about Denards attitude that rubs me wrong.
    On radio today, they talked about asking Span about Revere's highlight style catches & why.....despite bein a very solid OF...he never makes them himself. He replied he's too old for that
    WHAT
    Think he was channeling Sgt. Murtagh in Lethal Weapon? "Riggs! I'm too old for this ****!"

    Dry humor doesn't play well without inflection.

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    Revere + Parmelee will probably be better than Span + Revere. However, trading Span is probably a bad idea. If a trade gets us a pitcher that will be an innings eater for 3 years + a couple "prospects with upside", then perhaps it would be a good trade, given the Twins need. However, it is far more likely that Span will improve in his prime years, and the pitchers will break down.
    The solution may be to not trade any of them and rotate them in and out of the lineup.
    http://twinsdaily.com/entry.php?1894...to-6-positions

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
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    .750 to .676 right now. I understand that there is a 21 stolen base differential that mildly offsets the slugging difference, but still a .74 OPS difference does NOT mean replacement to me. I still do not like the idea of trading Span before Aaron Hicks is fully ready to step into Span's role.
    And yet if I recall correctly you love the idea of dumping Morneau (.802) for Parmelee (.699).


    I think that the .886 OPS post all-star game for Parmelee is more telling than his season numbers, a season that the Twins tried to ruin for him initially. The analogy does not hold.
    The 60 PAs "post all-star game for Parmelee" you mean?

    OK, tell me what Morneau's second half numbers look like.
    Morneau is having his best second half since 2006, when he was MVP. As I have posted elsewhere, now is the time to trade Parm, while he and Span have value. The numbers show that Morneau is back to his old form. He is poised to have another monster first half in 2013, and the Twins would be CRAZY to trade him now. (see the stats in my blog post: What Could Morneau Do With a Healthy 2013?)

    Perhaps they can trade Mornie next season at the trade deadline, IF they are out of it, again. But the best way to prevent that is to trade Span and Parmalee for pitching.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Feed the Greed Guy View Post
    Morneau is having his best second half since 2006, when he was MVP. As I have posted elsewhere, now is the time to trade Parm, while he and Span have value. The numbers show that Morneau is back to his old form. He is poised to have another monster first half in 2013, and the Twins would be CRAZY to trade him now. (see the stats in my blog post: What Could Morneau Do With a Healthy 2013?)

    Perhaps they can trade Mornie next season at the trade deadline, IF they are out of it, again. But the best way to prevent that is to trade Span and Parmalee for pitching.
    Parmelee's trade value is not that high right now. If he had spent the entirety of 2012 in AAA pounding the ball, it'd be higher.

    But that didn't happen. The Twins let Parmelee sit on the bench for months, accruing just a handful of ABs with the ML club. No team is going to offer anything of significance for a guy who suddenly broke out 13 months ago but then stagnated for a large portion of the following season riding the pine.

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    You only trade Mornie if you can get a pitcher close to Major league ready AND you spend that 14+ million on another arm. WAR= 2 stud pitchers- Mornie finally coming back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Don't Feed the Greed Guy View Post
    Morneau is having his best second half since 2006, when he was MVP. As I have posted elsewhere, now is the time to trade Parm, while he and Span have value. The numbers show that Morneau is back to his old form. He is poised to have another monster first half in 2013, and the Twins would be CRAZY to trade him now. (see the stats in my blog post: What Could Morneau Do With a Healthy 2013?)

    Perhaps they can trade Mornie next season at the trade deadline, IF they are out of it, again. But the best way to prevent that is to trade Span and Parmalee for pitching.
    Parmelee's trade value is not that high right now. If he had spent the entirety of 2012 in AAA pounding the ball, it'd be higher.

    But that didn't happen. The Twins let Parmelee sit on the bench for months, accruing just a handful of ABs with the ML club. No team is going to offer anything of significance for a guy who suddenly broke out 13 months ago but then stagnated for a large portion of the following season riding the pine.
    Damn it, you gave me another reason to be pissed off about how poorly they handled him this year. Are we to expect similar things with Arcia, Hicks, and Herrmann now!?

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    I thought I posted this, but maybe not (I tend to type things for awhile and then think better of continuing various conversations . . . ).

    If Span is traded and Revere repeats this sub .675 OPS and is not worth it at the top of the order, what the hell is the plan?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    I thought I posted this, but maybe not (I tend to type things for awhile and then think better of continuing various conversations . . . ).

    If Span is traded and Revere repeats this sub .675 OPS and is not worth it at the top of the order, what the hell is the plan?
    Wait for Aaron Hicks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock Beauchamp View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    I thought I posted this, but maybe not (I tend to type things for awhile and then think better of continuing various conversations . . . ).

    If Span is traded and Revere repeats this sub .675 OPS and is not worth it at the top of the order, what the hell is the plan?
    Wait for Aaron Hicks.
    Yeah. The thing is I think of Hicks as Span's replacement, so it would seem that a deadline deal might make sense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    Yeah. The thing is I think of Hicks as Span's replacement, so it would seem that a deadline deal might make sense.
    I'm hoping that Hicks is Span's replacement and Arcia is Revere's. I've never been high on Revere (as most know) but if he's surrounded by two outfielders with pop, he won't kill the lineup. If Revere falls on his face, we can hope for a Willingham/Hicks/Arcia outfield. If Revere succeeds, a Revere/Hicks/Arcia outfield would look stellar in the field. The team can always move Willingham to DH if need be (though it would require serious shuffling of the lineup, with Morneau also being traded and you have to figure out what to do with Doumit).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shane Wahl View Post
    .750 to .676 right now. I understand that there is a 21 stolen base differential that mildly offsets the slugging difference, but still a .74 OPS difference does NOT mean replacement to me. I still do not like the idea of trading Span before Aaron Hicks is fully ready to step into Span's role.
    The logical flaw in this argument is that Span's numbers are from a player in his prime, while Revere has not yet reached his prime.

    Add the fact that Revere is better with the glove, faster and better on the bases; top it with certain weirdnesses that Span has like claustrophobia, tendency to fall asleep on the base paths etc; look at the salaries, the respective attitudes and what they can bring in return and it is a no-brainer
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    Quote Originally Posted by CDog View Post
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    Can you tell us why--if it's not terribly accurate in partial seasons--we should believe its accurate in full seasons?

    When someone hits .400 for a month, everyone understands the player most likely isn't going to keep that up. Nobody, however, says "but he didn't really hit .400 for that month...that's not what happened."

    Yet with WAR, that's exactly what people say. "Well, yeah, I know WAR says Denard Span is the 13th best player in the AL, but that's not accurate. What we need to do is take lots of these innacurate chunks and add them together, and presto change, they become accurate."

    Thats like saying "I'm pretty sure one plus one doesn't equal three, but if I add together enough one plus one equals three samples, it becomes good math."
    Because of variance and the fact that not everything that is measured has the same amount of it. What we are trying to measure with a defensive metric is essentially "how likely is a player to make a certain type of play." Is it 70%, 90%, 99.4%...? Well the recorded measurements are only "Did he make a given play or didn't he?" He never makes 70% of the play. There is variance in the observed measurement. Throw in that on the defensive side, most plays are "routine" and the number of games needed to get a reliable estimate is large. Nobody (reasonable) claims that the data accumulated in smaller samples isn't true. They simply say/know/claim that the amount of data to get a reliable estimate is larger than the amount of data that they have.

    As an analogy that may make more sense, if we are trying to find the average height of men in St. Paul and we measure one fellow at 6'1". We don't discount that he is actually 6'3", but we also don't know yet if the average height of men in St. Paul is 6'1". We will keep measuring other men to deal with the fact that there is variation. The more measurements we gather, the more accurate our estimate can become. None of our men have the "wrong" height, but none of their individual heights is the answer we are looking for.

    I don't know if that explanation makes things more clear or less.
    Actually, I know of at least one person who DOES make that claim: Mitchel G. Lichtman, the "inventor" of UZR. (you might know him as the poster "MGL" on various saber oriented websites)

    Here's what he has to say in his latest "UZR Primer" on Fangraphs:

    As an answer to "Does UZR tell us what actually happened on the field?"

    "A player’s UZR does not necessarily tell you how he actually played just as it does not necessarily tell you what his true talent is."

    He goes on to compare batting average to UZR to illustrate his point. In one--BA--we know factually what happened. In one--can you guess which one--he tells us we DON'T know what really happened.

    He goes on at great lengths to explain why, and then basically tells us to come up with our own guess as to how to regress UZR when looking at small samples. His personal guess is 50%....when looking at a YEAR'S worth of data. "If my own invention, UZR, tells me he's +10 defender, I automatically make him +5 in my head. If it's a month's worth of data, I regress it by 85%."

    In your terms, what he is saying is "well, yeah, we measured the St Paul guy at 6'1", but we don't really know if our measuring stick is defective or not. We're not even sure if we're measuring height. Let's call him 3'6" and go with that. Or, pick your own number, if 3'6" doesn't look good to ya. Then, let's go measure some more guys, take a guess at their height, and when we add them all up we'll be good!"

    You can verify this at http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index...hs-uzr-primer/

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    The difference between Span and Revere is that Span is a legit and very solid major league CF. Revere is a 4th OF who had a lucky/whatever you call it first half to 2012 that made him seem like some real option in the OF.

    As far as 2013 goes, Revere can be a perfectly fine stop gap at CF for a year or so until Hicks or someone else is ready to step up, but make no mistake about it, Span is twice the player Revere will ever be. Revere has value, but he is basically a poor man's Juan Pierre, which isn't exactly saying a whole lot.

    I for one can't wait for Hicks to take over CF and send Revere back to the 4th OF/PR role where he utimately belongs in.

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    If the Twins talk of trading Span for pitching, here is to hope that the Twins say not good enough to an offer for Span, and say how about Revere instead and the team bites on it.

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    I don't mean to pollute the waters any more, but it IS true that Ben Revere and Chris Parmelee are just not likely in the long term starting plans. The Twins have Hicks, Arcia, and Benson on the one hand, and the likes of Miguel Sano and Travis Harrison on the other (both could likely be moved to 1B), and Kennys Vargas for 1B/DH.

    One option would be to keep the productive Span AND Morneau until they are truly replaced by the NEXT group, not by the current group. Meanwhile, 2013 is a showcase of Revere and Parmelee.

    Just throwing another idea out there . . .

    Having 7 guys for 6 lineup spots in 2013 doesn't bother me and that certainly is better bench depth than simply Butera, Mastro, Caroll, Escobar, Carson . . .

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