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#101 ThejacKmp

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:19 PM

 

This season. Pfft.

 

For a career, if I used b-r.com's Play Index feature correctly, a current pitcher named Jesse Chavez holds the record for plate appearances while maintaining a pure 1.000 BABIP. Unsurprisingly, his 20 PA have been accounted for via 1 base hit, 4 sacrifice bunts (which do not count in BABIP despite being technically "in play"), and 15 strikeouts. When you think about it a second, an NL-style relief pitcher stands out as the right candidate, and Chavez's only starts have been in the AL.

 

Here's hoping Jesse doesn't spoil things by grounding out a nubber to the first baseman to close his career.

 

I wonder if that one base hit was a sacrifice bunt attempt where he reached base.

 

EDIT: I went and looked it up. Not a bunt, a line drive single to RF to lead off an inning. 

 

EDIT #2: He then got thrown out trying to go first to third on another single.

 

EDIT #3: There's a video of the baserunning miscue. Oh man, it's not good. Double down the first base line and Chavez forgets to touch second base. He goes back to touch it, realizes the other guy is chugging into second and breaks back for third where he is easily tagged out. Instead of second and third no one out in a tie game, it's one out with a guy on second and the A's don't score. 

 

https://www.mlb.com/...883?tid=6479266

 

And here's the hit, very nicely stroked.

 

https://www.mlb.com/...83?tid=6479266

Edited by ThejacKmp, 16 April 2018 - 01:29 PM.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:37 PM

5 pages on essentially a non-move involving a career journeyman AAA outfielder. Granted, not all of this has been strictly about La Marre.

Guess that is the result of a weekend of no baseball.

So, if I am putting this all together correctly, La Marre was sent down to bring up Busenitz because Reed isn’t the only bullpen guy under the weather (of course, after this weekend we are all sick of the weather). Further, La Marre will be back in PR for two games and then go back to AAA for (at least) another 4 or 5 days. Unless there are a whole bunch of relievers still sick, 9 relievers for 2 games seems like way too many when literally no one has pitched since Thursday. Indeed, Saturday’s scheduled starter Kyle Gibson should be available in the pen Tuesday. By the time his next start comes, he will be on 10 days rest, if my math is right. He might benefit from throwing 15-25 live game pitches tomorrow actually.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 01:51 PM

EDIT: I went and looked it up. Not a bunt, a line drive single to RF to lead off an inning.

Step in the bucket, collect your prize: an opposite field single!
 

EDIT #3: There's a video of the baserunning miscue. Oh man, it's not good. Double down the first base line and Chavez forgets to touch second base. He goes back to touch it, realizes the other guy is chugging into second and breaks back for third where he is easily tagged out. Instead of second and third no one out in a tie game, it's one out with a guy on second and the A's don't score.

Thanks for the laugh-out-loud quality LOL-worthy video. I chuckled audibly.
 
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:44 PM

Talking about something is literally NOT equivalent to getting worked up about it, or angsting about it, or freaking out about it......
 
I'm constantly amazed on this site, when people have a conversation about something, that so many people think there are HUGE emotions tied up in something, when really, there aren't for most of us (as far as I can tell). It's just a conversation.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:52 PM

 

Talking about something is literally NOT equivalent to getting worked up about it, or angsting about it, or freaking out about it......

 

I'm constantly amazed on this site, when people have a conversation about something, that so many people think there are HUGE emotions tied up in something, when really, there aren't for most of us (as far as I can tell). It's just a conversation.

 

It is absolutely possible to have a conversation without getting worked up over the subject. 

 

Unless my wife is letting me know that I left a towel on the bathroom floor. 

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 08:59 PM

 

At that point, doesn't he stop being the 25th man? 

 

 

 

 

That is exactly what I dream about. 

 

 

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:10 AM

Interesting discussion here regarding whether or not LaMarre deserves the 25th spot, why he made the team, etc. I like the chatter, good points.

 

I personally think that the FO gave LaMarre the starting job to boost team morale. Forget the fans and statisticians for a minute. Ballplayers like to see good play rewarded. To a man, every single guy on the Twins will say LaMarre earned that spot by crushing the ball in ST and he won that 25th spot fair and square. I think it's sending a message as well: you play well, we'll give you a chance. I think that also helps the Twins' overall reputation in the league.

 

Now LaMarre is already being moved around like a chess piece and probably will be up and down a few more times. I reckon at some point he'll be spending much more time in Rochester than in the Twin Cities. But I think the Twins clubhouse felt positively about LaMarre making the team. Maybe the FO was trying to make up for BH Park's demotion last year, or trying to protect their reputation. Either way I think that the other 24 guys in the Twins' clubhouse thought LaMarre earned that spot. Management was showing solidarity with those guys by bringing him to the Twin Cities.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:45 AM

 

I'd assume that if they planned on doing it anyway, they probably save a couple thousand dollars by doing it now.

Not sure if this happens often in baseball, with no salary cap, but you see it often in the NHL, as the cap is calculated daily.

Yeah maybe, I have no idea how common this situation is in baseball. 


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:11 PM

With Buck scratched due to migraine it’d be nice to have LaMarres glove...

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 05:15 PM

With Buck scratched due to migraine it’d be nice to have LaMarres glove...


LaMarre is on the roster for the PR series.
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:27 PM

PLAY HIM!

 

Until he cools off

 

He's looking Molly in the eye right now and saying I'd like to stay in the majors. 

 

Let's see if he can. 

 

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:36 PM

At some point the sample size gets semi-large enough that you say “well heck... why not?”
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Posted 18 April 2018 - 10:37 PM

Best story so far in 2018, I'm enjoying it.

 

Leave it to my 17 year old to say it's that the old guy who made the team. lol

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Posted 19 April 2018 - 08:41 AM

 

Interesting discussion here regarding whether or not LaMarre deserves the 25th spot, why he made the team, etc. I like the chatter, good points.

 

I personally think that the FO gave LaMarre the starting job to boost team morale. Forget the fans and statisticians for a minute. Ballplayers like to see good play rewarded. To a man, every single guy on the Twins will say LaMarre earned that spot by crushing the ball in ST and he won that 25th spot fair and square. I think it's sending a message as well: you play well, we'll give you a chance. I think that also helps the Twins' overall reputation in the league.

 

Now LaMarre is already being moved around like a chess piece and probably will be up and down a few more times. I reckon at some point he'll be spending much more time in Rochester than in the Twin Cities. But I think the Twins clubhouse felt positively about LaMarre making the team. Maybe the FO was trying to make up for BH Park's demotion last year, or trying to protect their reputation. Either way I think that the other 24 guys in the Twins' clubhouse thought LaMarre earned that spot. Management was showing solidarity with those guys by bringing him to the Twin Cities.

I bet they are just trying to win.


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 12:42 PM

His story reminds me of Glenn Williams.

He got a cup of coffee in 2005. Appeared in 13 games. Got at least one hit in 13 games.

Still don’t understand how the guy never got another MLB AB. How do you not ride that streak for as long as it lasts?

Even if it ended in the first game of 2006, at least they found out. As it is, he’s the answer to an obscure trivia question for the most games played in MLB with a hit in every game played (if that phraseology makes sense).

Just like LaMarre’s 1.000 BABIP. How do you look the guy in the eye and tell him he’s not playing as long as he has that streak going?
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