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#441 Shaitan

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 08:03 PM

Drew Rucinski and Justin Haley KBO stats.

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#442 sampleSizeOfOne

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Posted 11 October 2019 - 10:15 AM

Saw AJ Pierzynski was commenting on the Rays Astros game the other day.

This warms my heart.

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Posted 12 October 2019 - 09:36 AM

Saw AJ Pierzynski was commenting on the Rays Astros game the other day.

This warms my heart.


And he was really, really good, IMO. Funny, insightful, not inclined to talk too much.

It was only a couple games I heard, but I bet He'd be a great choice for Twins broadcasts. And they need a new color guy.
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Posted 15 October 2019 - 12:54 PM

And he was really, really good, IMO. Funny, insightful, not inclined to talk too much.

It was only a couple games I heard, but I bet He'd be a great choice for Twins broadcasts. And they need a new color guy.


What caught my eye (it was closed captions at a bar) was his fellow announcers being surprised at something he noticed, and he replied "well, i pay attention"

Hope he gets to do more!

#445 Vanimal46

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 06:28 AM

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 09:56 AM

 

 

Maybe it just means Grossman's fielding looked like it was attempted while he wore an *actual* glove made of gold?

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 10:12 AM

Sure enough, Grossman ranked 1st in UZR/150 among qualified AL outfielders who primarily played LF. And his other metrics (DRS and TZ) seem comparable too.

 

https://www.fangraph...12-31&sort=25,d


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 10:31 AM

 

Sure enough, Grossman ranked 1st in UZR/150 among qualified AL outfielders who primarily played LF. And his other metrics (DRS and TZ) seem comparable too.

 

https://www.fangraph...12-31&sort=25,d

 

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#449 ewen21

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 02:43 PM

Aaron Hicks is going to have Tommy John surgery and will be out 8 to 10 months.

 

I don't miss him.


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 06:23 PM

Aaron Hicks is going to have Tommy John surgery and will be out 8 to 10 months.

 

I don't miss him.

Compassion for misfortune, though?

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A mistake made more than once starts to look like a decision.


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Posted 25 October 2019 - 11:49 PM

 

I’m pretty sure this is the Lohse-Prince game I mentioned:

https://www.baseball...200108180.shtml

Through 2 innings, Lohse allowed 1 run on 2 hits and 3 walks throwing like 60 pitches. After that (and Prince) nada for 4 more innings.

 

Buck had himself a pretty good day. So did the Canuck.

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Posted 25 October 2019 - 11:50 PM

 

Aaron Hicks is going to have Tommy John surgery and will be out 8 to 10 months.

 

I don't miss him.

 

Those are some sour Wheaties you've been eating.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 12:18 AM

 

Okay, this is funny... because it's funny.

 

But also, I swore up and down that year by Grossman was a fluke and it was. I mean, he's no GGer but that year (2015? 2016?) was such an outlier that it should be cast away and forgotten.

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 06:35 AM

Okay, this is funny... because it's funny.

But also, I swore up and down that year by Grossman was a fluke and it was. I mean, he's no GGer but that year (2015? 2016?) was such an outlier that it should be cast away and forgotten.


Agreed. Don't know if the nomination says more about Grossman or the margin of error for defensive metrics.
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Posted 26 October 2019 - 08:41 AM

Agreed. Don't know if the nomination says more about Grossman or the margin of error for defensive metrics.

Just glancing through the stats on b-r.com, which summarizes him as a liability for the Twins last year but roughly average for the A's this year, and the biggest difference is the A's used him more often in LF while we had him a lot in RF. Maybe something about his skill set works better in Left? I remember this year that Marwin, who has a fine reputation as a left fielder looked brutal for a while when stationed in right. The two positions aren't quite interchangeable for some players, with regard to tracking the ball etc.

A mistake made more than once starts to look like a decision.


#456 jorgenswest

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Posted 26 October 2019 - 09:20 AM

Grossman had a very good year with the glove well above his skill level. Those year to year outliers happen with pitchers. They happen at the plate. His performance was real and he deserves consideration.

I wouldn’t bet on him repeating any more than I would bet on Ketel Marte repeating his performance at the plate.

Defensive metrics have a year to year correlation that is not dissimilar from slash stats or ERA. Career years with the glove can happen just as career years happen at the plate and on the mound.

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 05:48 AM

Compassion for misfortune, though?


Sure, but that doesn't change my belief that the Yankees handed him a silly deal

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 07:15 AM

As far as Grossman being a GG candidate goes, that tells you all you need to know about defensive metrics. Maybe he had a better year, but he is slow and clumsy in field. No metric is needed to surmise that.

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 09:04 AM

 

Sure, but that doesn't change my belief that the Yankees handed him a silly deal

 

It's interesting that both Yankees who got extensions last spring basically missed the whole year (Severino too).

 

Imagine if that happened to a team with the Twins' budget.

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Posted 27 October 2019 - 09:12 AM

Aaron Hicks is going to have Tommy John surgery and will be out 8 to 10 months.

I don't miss him.

Boy, we dodged a bullet there. Kudos to TR for having the foresight to see this surgery coming years in advance.
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