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#41 Mike Sixel

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 09:46 AM

Trust:
Rogers

Mostly Trust:
Harper

Sometimes Trust:
Parker
May

Hasn't Given A Reason Not To Trust... Yet
Morin

Don't Trust But Has Actually Been Pretty Good So Far
Duffers

Don't Trust
Magill


Love your categories. Not sure I'd rank them identically, but good approach!
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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:12 AM

The bullpen usage charts are great. A nice snapshot of who has been racking up the pitches and who might or might not be ableto pitch next game. Not that they are done here, but I also like the last week's worth of hitting stats to see who is hot or cold.

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#43 USAFChief

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:13 AM

 

Trust:

Rogers

 

Mostly Trust:

Harper

 

Sometimes Trust:

Parker

May

 

Hasn't Given A Reason Not To Trust... Yet

Morin

 

Don't Trust But Has Actually Been Pretty Good So Far

Duffers

 

Don't Trust

Magill

Personally, I'd move Duffey down to 

 

Wouldn't trust to hit water if he jumped out ofboat

 

With MaGill and Morin in whatever category comes after that.

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#44 Han Joelo

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:18 AM

 

Trust:

Rogers

 

Mostly Trust:

Harper

 

Sometimes Trust:

Parker

May

 

Hasn't Given A Reason Not To Trust... Yet

Morin

 

Don't Trust But Has Actually Been Pretty Good So Far

Duffers

 

Don't Trust

Magill

 

This sums it up nicely for me.  I think up until the last game, I had May in that same category with Duffman.

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:18 AM

FWIW, I often look at the win expectancy chart, particularly if I didn't see much of the game. It quickly gives a sense of the story arc of the game. I really have grown to appreciate these recaps. Thanks for all the hard work Tom, et. al.

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#46 Mike Sixel

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:26 AM

I read the whole thing every time. Love these.

I always look at the WPA. I usually watch any highlights. I never watch the manager talk. I like the win expectancy chart. When the bullpen is being used a lot, I look at the chart, but maybe only once a week.
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#47 Tom Froemming

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 10:40 AM

 

Only idea I have — in the links at the end of the article, how about including a link to that night’s Game Thread.*

That's a good suggestion. I was linking to those in the early goings but stopped and can't remember why.

 

The bullpen usage charts are great. A nice snapshot of who has been racking up the pitches and who might or might not be ableto pitch next game. Not that they are done here, but I also like the last week's worth of hitting stats to see who is hot or cold.

I might run that hot/cold idea by Nick to see if he'd be interested in including that somewhere in his Week in Review. That's a good one.

 

 

Thanks everybody for the feedback. Happy to hear a lot of you are looking at those win expectancy charts. We'll keep including them, glad I asked.

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 11:16 AM

Concur with Chief on the Baldelli game recaps. Being an out-of-towner, I don't get to see these. Of course, I could search for them on my own, but this place is my one-stop, all things Twins, place, so ... love that these are included. And I like everything else. I'm not a charts/graph person, so sometimes I do just fly over them, but I do sometimes really look at them. It usually depends on how much of the game I've actually been able to see or not, as well as if we won or not. 

 

These recaps, along with the daily minor league recaps, are two of the most important aspects of the site ... if I were forced to choose just two. :)

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 11:47 AM

 

I'm considering making some changes to these game recaps and would love some feedback if anybody's interested in helping out with some market research :)

 

-Do you enjoy the win expectancy charts?

I think they're cool, but for a lot of games they don't add a whole lot of flavor. I get the sense that most readers just gloss right over them the majority of the time, so I'm thinking about ditching them.

 

-Is there any important information we're missing?

I have some ideas for small, simple things to add, but I'm curious if any of you have any ideas. Is there something you're constantly having to look up elsewhere that could easily be included in these?

 

Thanks for reading everybody, and thanks to Andrew and all the new writers for joining in on the fun. 

 

Also, Happy Anniversary! Two years ago today, I did my first game recap here. It was ... different :)

 

Having a link to the box scores on a consistent basis would be nice... but honestly, you've done a pretty fantastic job on these... Love the pen usage stuff.

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 11:51 AM

 

I clicked into this article solely to see Kepler’s WPA last night.

only thing my colleagues said today was something along the lines of ****ing Kepler... and "never a good day when someone is getting compared to Ted Williams"...  

 

2nd time he's absolutely owned Cleveland in a game, though if I remember right, his actions in 2016 also carried over to some of the other games that series..


#51 prouster

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 12:09 PM

Gotta say I love seeing an unapologetic misogynist like Bauer get knocked around.

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 01:44 PM

I like the win expectancy charts. They're cool looking.

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#53 MN_ExPat

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 03:34 PM

I'm considering making some changes to these game recaps and would love some feedback if anybody's interested in helping out with some market research :)
 
-Do you enjoy the win expectancy charts?
I think they're cool, but for a lot of games they don't add a whole lot of flavor. I get the sense that most readers just gloss right over them the majority of the time, so I'm thinking about ditching them.
 
-Is there any important information we're missing?
I have some ideas for small, simple things to add, but I'm curious if any of you have any ideas. Is there something you're constantly having to look up elsewhere that could easily be included in these?
 
Thanks for reading everybody, and thanks to Andrew and all the new writers for joining in on the fun. 
 
Also, Happy Anniversary! Two years ago today, I did my first game recap here. It was ... different :)


I’m with Chief... love the old old school feel of the box score:).

#54 diehardtwinsfan

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 05:26 PM

 

I’m with Chief... love the old old school feel of the box score:).

 

Just sayin, but I'm not Chief.


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Posted 07 June 2019 - 06:47 PM

I like the WPA chart, for games I didn't get to watch. I can get a lot from a box score and a line score, and a 5-run fourth obviously will turn many a game - but sometimes a 0 in the linescore will contain a ton of drama, and WPA can show that. Instead of perusing an entire PbP recording, the chart tells me which part of the game to look at in detail.

 

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#56 MN_ExPat

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 07:16 PM

 

Just sayin, but I'm not Chief.

Ok, that really clears up a lot of things for me... waaaay confused ;)

 

I actually was citing Chief on that response, but my apologies for not seeing yours and not including you in the citation. :)

 

I shall now go and do penance by forcing myself to sing "Go Cubs Go" until my wife tells me to zip it and mutters to herself that she actually has three children and not two. 

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Posted 07 June 2019 - 07:20 PM

she actually has three children and not two. 

I don't think I know you well enough to run with the funny, funny joke I have in mind. :)

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Posted 08 June 2019 - 04:40 AM

 

Ok, that really clears up a lot of things for me... waaaay confused ;)

 

I actually was citing Chief on that response, but my apologies for not seeing yours and not including you in the citation. :)

 

I shall now go and do penance by forcing myself to sing "Go Cubs Go" until my wife tells me to zip it and mutters to herself that she actually has three children and not two. 

oof.. go cubs go?  

 

If I'm doing self penance, I think I'd rather wear a hair shirt.

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