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#61 james2334

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 01:57 PM

 

it’s a good thing he’s high velocity cuz he misses his location really badly on a lot of pitches. That popout by Seager to end the game was supposed to be outside & he put it middle-in happy zone.

The velocity is the only reason he's effective and when you think of it both seattle players, that popped out to end the game, stepped into the box looking dead red fastball the whole way. Both players got those fastballs in the hitting zone, but neither guy could do anything with it because of the velocity. If he could spot his curveball or incorporate the occasional change up he could be downright filthy. 

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:15 PM

I demand they hit at least y homeruns but z would be best.


Bombas. Bombas.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:16 PM

I just wanted to mention that I appreciate your consistency of these posts.


There is nothing consistent about these posts at all. They keep changing. The bombas just keep on coming.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 03:42 PM

I just wanted to mention that I appreciate your consistency of these posts.


I appreciate your comment but I have to credit the consistency to my computer. Once I got the tables set up and the formulas in place, all I have to do is remember to get out of bed each morning and update the spreadsheet (although, at my age, that is a challenge).
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Posted 12 June 2019 - 04:47 PM

I'll say what I've said a few other times, I think Perez is (as of now unless he can make adjustments) the guy I'd feel more comfortable with in the pen. We might be able to upgrade two spots by trading for an ace. 


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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:01 PM

 

I appreciate your comment but I have to credit the consistency to my computer. Once I got the tables set up and the formulas in place, all I have to do is remember to get out of bed each morning and update the spreadsheet (although, at my age, that is a challenge).

 

Thank You for getting out of bed each morning.:)

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 05:50 PM

I considered that but have two counterpoints. If the pen was as bad as folks here believe then the runs given up by the relievers would offset the large leads creating more save opportunities but instead as you have pointed out there are fewer save opportunities. Further, the Twins are also number three in save percentage which is a mostly independent stat from opportunities. None of those teams listed above crack the top 10. I really just want to point out that it is very rare for a fan base to be happy with their bullpen. I remember when Jesse Crain went 23 appearances without giving up a run and it seemed like no one noticed. He then gave up a home run and fans immediately went back to calling him Crain wreck.


Smart post.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:01 PM

Great game, but Perez is starting to become a problem. He doesn't give us enough innings, even for a 5th starter. The rotation has been pretty solid, BUT..

(1) We have two guys who go 5 innings at best and rarely more in Pineda and Perez,
(2) Two guys who rarely go beyond 6 innings in Odorizzi and Gibson, and
(3) Only ONE starter who you feel like is likely to/might go 7 innings or more in Berrios.

My thinking is that while yes, we need another BP arm or two, another starter who can at least consistently go 6 plus innings might help the BP almost as much by limiting their innings. Is that Smeltzer? Who knows? Another 5 innings or less start or two by Pineda or Perez and I would seriously think about giving Smeltzer a 2-3 game run to see if he's as good as he looked last time. And, I'd do it before the trade deadline because it might impact some thinking.


Already been pointed out our ranking of IP by the rotation. But I'd just like to address Perez directly.

I am still in mild shock for what he has done thus far. As a result, I am now of the mind that he is going through a mini slump. It happens. Last night he still struck out 7. Tells me the stuff is still there. A 3 run bomb to one of the better hitters in the league is unfortunate, but is not unexpected. It happens.

IMO, I never felt Perez was one of our top 3 SP, even with his great start to the season. I remain of the opinion, despite a weird start to his year, that Perez was behind Gibson. I think that will turn out to be true when all is said and done.

In other words, barring injury or collapse by Perez, I think the rotation is solid as is.

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Posted 12 June 2019 - 06:09 PM

 

Hope?I'd say expect or demand.

Well I don't want to seem ungrateful




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