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#2281 jimmer

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:11 PM

Dave Cameron is leaving Fangraphs to '...begin a new adventure,helping build out a Research and Development department for the San Diego Padres.'

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:19 PM

Dave Cameron is leaving Fangraphs to '...begin a new adventure,helping build out a Research and Development department for the San Diego Padres.'

Yeah. He’ll be missed. Being discussed here as well:
http://twinsdaily.co...hread/?p=705643
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#2283 GP830

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 04:23 PM

 

Matt
12:34 Anything pointing to a Kepler breakout this year?


Eno Sarris
12:35 Not really. He doesn't hit the ball that hard, and his homers are all pulled straight down the line. He's 24, so I guess age says the arrow is pointing up.

I've cooled on Kepler a bit-- I think a veteran OF could help solidify the position, and he could be enticing tradebait. 

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 04:14 AM

Twins ZiPS projections were posted the other day: https://www.fangraph...innesota-twins/. Some interesting numbers, especially for the starting rotation. And I think Buxton will outperform his projected WAR total.


They are projecting Buxton gets caught stealing twice. Crazy town.

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 10:51 AM

 

They are projecting Buxton gets caught stealing twice. Crazy town.

 

Yeah... he was due for a regression to the mean

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Posted 12 January 2018 - 02:18 PM

One of the guys on the MLB Pipeline podcast picked Graterol as his prospect that might shoot up the prospect lists the most this season.
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Posted 18 January 2018 - 09:14 AM

I reworked an article I wrote for Twins Daily to appeal to a broader audience and submitted it to the Community Research section over at FanGraphs a few weeks ago. I was assuming it wasn't up to snuff, but they published it yesterday. Here it is if you're interested: On Jake Arrieta, Aaron Slegers, and Extreme Release Points

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 10:56 AM

I reworked an article I wrote for Twins Daily to appeal to a broader audience and submitted it to the Community Research section over at FanGraphs a few weeks ago. I was assuming it wasn't up to snuff, but they published it yesterday. Here it is if you're interested: On Jake Arrieta, Aaron Slegers, and Extreme Release Points


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I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


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Posted 18 January 2018 - 12:04 PM

 

They are projecting Buxton gets caught stealing twice. Crazy town.

 

Yeah... he was due for a regression to the mean

They figure he will slide past the bag once and that he will try to steal 2nd and 3rd on the same pitch a couple times and get caught once when Buxton is on his way to second and the catcher throws to 3rd.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 03:59 PM

Travis Sawchick at Fangraphs just published an article on the Twins and 2018 projections. He encourages the Twins to take the opportunity presented and get out of "No Man's Land".

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:15 PM

 

Travis Sawchick at Fangraphs just published an article on the Twins and 2018 projections. He encourages the Twins to take the opportunity presented and get out of "No Man's Land".

 

Yup, poop or get off the pot, no more fence sitting in these parts thank you very much. Either make the moves that can win you a WS in the next couple of years, or start making the moves you'll need to win a WS in five years.

 

I think just about everyone around here would prefer it's the first option.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 04:20 PM

poop or get off the pot, no more fence sitting

You have a gift for possibly uncomfortable metaphors.

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#2293 Carole Keller

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 05:04 PM

 

You have a gift for possibly uncomfortable metaphors.

I'm thinking it's more that he's a parent in the midst of potty training.

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Posted 18 January 2018 - 06:23 PM

I'm thinking it's more that he's a parent in the midst of potty training.


I'm between ages; the youngest is six months, the next oldest is five years. The vernacular appears to have stuck though. Kind of like my dad bod, I fear some things are irrevocably changed.
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Posted Yesterday, 12:54 PM

An article by Matthew Trueblood at Baseball Prospectus on hitters who make the most consistent contact on pitches down the middle of the plate. He eventually focuses in on Jorge Polanco.