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Everything posted by RedBull34

  1. I mean, as long as the Pirates exist, I can't agree...
  2. I didn't move to MN until '99, but didn't get into Twins Baseball until M&M. Have to say that Morneau was the fav though.
  3. I wonder if he will eventually be looked upon more favorably since his peak was in the heart of the steroid era, but as far as I know, never got caught up in that controversy.
  4. Really glad we signed Josh Donaldson right now!
  5. He's not even the worst free-agent signing of this year! Colome, Happ, and Shoemaker were all worse! I doubt he'd even be in the top 50 worst FA signings by the Twins. It's only a one year deal, it's not like we are talking Albert Pujols or Jacoby Ellsbury.
  6. Would you rather have a player with a .250/.350/.400 line (.750 OPS) or a .275/.300/.450 line (.750 OPS) Player A in 200 AB's has 50 Hits, 22 Walks, and 80 Total Bases. This is 102 Total Bases with Hits + Walks in 200 AB's, or 222 PA's. They have made 128 Outs. Player B in 200 AB's has 55 Hits, 5 Walks, and 90 Total Bases. This is 95 Total Bases with Hits + Walks in 200 AB's, or 205 PA's. They have made 140 Outs.
  7. I think that this would make sense as I'd say since then there has been a deflation on the importance of BA and an inflation on the importance on OBP. However according to OPS a 1B is MUCH more valuable then a BB. While I agree that a 1B is more valuable then a BB it's not as much as OPS would think. E.G. A player goes 1-4 with a 1B. They have a .250/.250/.250 line. That is a OPS of .500. A player goes 0-3 with a BB. They have a .000/.333/.000 line. That is an OPS of .333. I don't seem to believe that a BB is worth only 2/3's of a 1B. I'd think a BB is worth more then that percentage. My point is that like WAR, OPS is nice for a quick reference, but it's not the end all stat. It underweights OBP vs. both BA and SLG.
  8. The only real criticism I'd have of this approach is that OPS assumes 1 point of OBP = 1 point of SLG, but this isn't true. That's why Arraez is IMO, better then his OPS numbers. His numbers are weighted more towards OBP then SLG. It's also why players like Buxton and Eddie Rosario HAVE to run high BA's to be successful. They don't take any BB's, so they are widly BABIP dependent. As long as they hit the ball hard and have at least average luck, they'll be fine. But if they don't...
  9. Man this is a tough one. I can't imagine any team is going to go 7 years for Buck, but a 10 MM or 12 MM guarantee shouldn't be hard to beat on a shorter term. IDK, the escalators are really important.
  10. At this point, I hope the Rays win it all simply because Cruz is on the team.
  11. While I won't say it can't or won't happen, I don't really see it happening. The last FA I can think of signing with the team that traded him in the following offseason is Kenny Lofton and he was traded in the offseason before, not during the middle of the year.
  12. I concur. Kirilloff is the 1B of the future. Sano can just try to see if he can make contact to be the DH next year.
  13. Your mind needs some serious cleaning up. I like that.
  14. They might be a bit hard to explain from the family section!
  15. I dont particularly care how likeable by the other team a guy is. His teammates seem to respect him. And God forbid he call out cheaters, it's not like he's bashing on people for their political views or stuff like this: https://www.google.com/amp/s/syndication.bleacherreport.com/amp/2614994-delmon-young-arrested-latest-details-comments-and-reaction.amp.html https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.forbes.com/sites/alexreimer/2015/10/27/torii-hunter-gay-and-latin-player-comments-sully-his-legacy/amp/
  16. Idk, if a ball bounces and the batter is hit, it feels that they probably didn't make an effort to avoid it and a HBP should not be awarded. Ump should call a ball.
  17. Does his age really matter? He's only under contract for this year anyways. It doesn't matter how old he is, he still only has value for July, August, and September.
  18. Is this an advertisement for why First Past the Poll voting sucks? I mean it really does after all.
  19. What the heck is Costco doing when I leave the store then?
  20. I'd also like to note that I voted before the two base option was added, and I would have voted for that instead on no change.
  21. I think this is both a yes but also a no. Between Ages 19-30, Griffey only had two seasons where he didn't reach 500 PA's and three where he didn't reach 600. Buxton only HAS one season between 21-27 where he has reached 500 PA's. While I'd have loved to see Griffey play more, he was practically an Iron Man compared to Buck. (Edited: Added second and third paragraphs)
  22. Brock, I wouldn't mind seeing this poll redone but with an option for increasing the award for HBP to be on 2nd base instead of first. The more I think about that, the more I like it. It requires only one minor rule change, and the rest is just economics. The natural punishment for a HBP might very well take care of the issue.
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