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#1 notoriousgod71

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Posted 04 March 2020 - 04:51 PM

https://sports.yahoo...-060206074.html

 

Admittedly, I did not follow baseball's awards last year but... what?

 

I get it he didn't make an error but his range is atrocious, so bad we compared it to Delmon.T

 

This is a sham.

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 06:43 AM

UZR 150 had him as the best LF in the AL qualified for the award.Stories at the time talked of how he has worked on the game.Recognition for hard work is never a bad thing. Gordon won it.

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 08:50 AM

I still say the A's ran somebody else out there dressed in a Robbie Grossman suit. :)

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#4 TFRazor

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 10:15 AM

Robbie had a remarkably good year. It's a bigger sham that Gordon actually won again. More of a lifetime achievement as opposed to him earning it last season.


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Posted 05 March 2020 - 11:49 AM

Gordon has not been elite for years...Grossman was terrible out there.  If he improved that much, good for him.  Gives me hope for Eddie.


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Posted 05 March 2020 - 02:30 PM

 

UZR 150 had him as the best LF in the AL qualified for the award.Stories at the time talked of how he has worked on the game.Recognition for hard work is never a bad thing. Gordon won it.

 

In LF, He went from -21.7 with the Twins to 5.1 last year with the A's. 

 

All he had to do is work on that part of his game?:)

 

If Grossman can do that... so can all of our current UZR challenged players.:)

 

Just get out there and work on it. 

 

I'm more inclined to write this off as another stunning example of why I am not comfortable with UZR methodology.:)

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 03:57 PM

 

In LF, He went from -21.7 with the Twins to 5.1 last year with the A's. 

 

All he had to do is work on that part of his game?:)

 

If Grossman can do that... so can all of our current UZR challenged players.:)

 

Just get out there and work on it. 

 

I'm more inclined to write this off as another stunning example of why I am not comfortable with UZR methodology.:)

Yeah, Polanco should be able to turn into Ozzie Smith with some hard work! :D :D:rolleyes:

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Posted 05 March 2020 - 05:53 PM

Hey, Polanco will never be Ozzie Smith or Andrellton Simmons, but there's no reason that with work and coaching he can't be David Eckstein or even a pale version of Greg Gagne. Add in his bat and you can win a championship with that guy playing shortstop.
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