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Game Thread: Rays@Twins 7/19 6:10PM

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#21 stringer bell

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:41 PM

Because it's slow tonight...


Hammer in Minny: 1289 PA, 122 OPS+, 4.7 WAR

Mile High Cuddles: 1065 PA, 123 OPS+, 2.9 WAR

Probably a topic for a separate thread, but how does the WAR for Hammer exceed Cuddyer by more than 50%?

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 06:54 PM

And as long as it's just between the few of us, I'll add the point that I actually meant to focus on in the first place: despite Colorado's poor showing in the standings, I don't see any rumors that Cuddyer is being shopped for a deadline deal. (He's on the 60-day DL, does that preclude a trade?) Wouldn't it be interesting if both these outfielders get traded and we can add whatever prospect is obtained to the total WAR calculation? But instead it may be that neither one brings anything in return.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:01 PM

That must be b-r.com WAR.


Indeed. I'm not getting paid enough to research multiple sources.


part of my delight in signing Willingham was the mistaken assumption the difference would be applied to getting a better starting pitcher that off-season.


Speaking of sore subjects...

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:03 PM

Speaking of sore subjects...


What would be Trolling in any other thread is just us yakking when it's a game thread.

/ NB: when not done to excess... and I'm done here :)

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:08 PM

Two strikeouts by Twins pitchers in the last 16 innings, Smells like wins.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:09 PM

How many extra war is this worth?

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May all our prospects be All Stars and the beer be free.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

/ NB: when not done to excess... and I'm done here :)



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:10 PM

How many extra war is this worth?

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Incalculable.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:13 PM

Incalculable.


Working on a formula, .13 runs x # square inches jersey is covered in dirt.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:14 PM

How many extra war is this worth?

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We need some real magic. Your guy isn't getting after it.

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#31 stringer bell

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:14 PM

Even more if you use playing cards.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:15 PM

There's a pretty stark difference in quality of play between The Rockies and The Rays, no?

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:16 PM

Two strikeouts by Twins pitchers in the last 16 innings, Smells like wins.


Smells like... something, yeah.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:17 PM

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"Game thread" becomes "sore subject thread/feud"

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

There's a pretty stark difference in quality of play between The Rockies and The Rays, no?


I didn't get around to saying this before the series, but I found this one an intriguing matchup: two last place teams in their respective divisions who still claimed to have ideas of contending for a wildcard. Likely one of these teams will exit the series no longer believing that, and being in absolute Seller mode heading into the deadline. Here in the 8th inning the odds are pretty high we've identified which team is which.

And thank goodness, sez I.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:18 PM

Smells like... something, yeah.


One of them was the first out of the game yesterday, so it's like 1 K in the last 21.2 innings. Cherry, picked.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:20 PM

"Game thread" becomes "sore subject thread/feud"


Don't make Snepp go all Infraction on ya.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:22 PM

Moderation is a sore subject, no? Looks like he's on-topic to me.

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:23 PM

K's are overrated just let them hit it our stellar defense will do the rest.

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#40 stringer bell

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Posted 19 July 2014 - 07:24 PM

I agree with Smalley. The Rays are short on bats. They've looked great for two games, but they aren't that good.