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prouster last won the day on April 2

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  1. It’s an ability to not break your hand when someone drills it with a 95 mph fastball?
  2. Sam Deduno, Pedro Hernandez, P.J. Walter, Cole DeVries, etc. all made regular starts not all that long ago. So no, not the worst by any means.
  3. First off, I'm glad the Twins won. I'm on the east coast and fell asleep well before it was over, but it was nice to see a lot of quality performances on both sides of the ball. Regarding Ober, I understand Baldelli's reasons for pulling him. However, I'd like to push back on the idea that it "doesn't matter" whether he got credit for the win last night or not. In the grand scheme of things, sure, of course it doesn't matter. (FWIW, we could also say that it ultimately "doesn't matter" if he threw one more inning.) But I think it probably matters to Ober, which is not something that I thi
  4. I agree. The ump’s zone was consistently expanded for both teams. It’s a fallacy to assume that a ball outside the strike zone that gets called a strike is always or only the result of the catcher. Framing metrics assume a causal A —> B relationship, where A = catcher framing and B = called strike. The problem is that one might not actually have to do with the other. This is the problem I’ve always had with framing metrics: they assume a causal relationship that has not been rigorously proven. But it’s now baked into the conventional wisdom that this relationship exists with reliable consis
  5. Cripes, it’s only baseball. We don’t need this dehumanizing crap.
  6. Regarding Baldelli’s lack of regret: I don’t think it’s implausible that he would say one thing to the media and mean another, especially when it comes to strategy.
  7. I don’t understand why rehab assignments are suddenly so controversial. This is how teams have brought players back from injury for decades.
  8. You’re technically right, but I don’t mind them playing the probabilities.
  9. Lol. Rocco seems no more likely to get hurt than any of the other guys they’ve put in center so far. Part of analytics is experimenting with the status quo, right? He’s probably still better with the glove than some fairly recent Twins outfielders. Willingham, Arcia…
  10. Last night I went down the Baseball Reference and Wikipedia rabbit holes, looking at different player/managers throughout baseball history. Obviously they were a lot more common a hundred years ago, but they haven't been totally absent from the modern game. The last person to serve at once in both capacities is Pete Rose, who was the player/manager for the Reds from 1984-86. This got me wondering, who are the players now that would make capable player/managers, either on the Twins or throughout the league? I actually think Josh Donaldson would be a candidate. He is obviously very knowledg
  11. Well, a couple that he threw to Stanton are lodged in the bleachers at Target Field. Does that help??
  12. Yes, we all remember the 2020 world champion Cincinnati Reds…and Oakland A’s.
  13. Judging by the number of promotions to the MLB roster (driven largely by injury, I admit), I don’t think this is true at all. Even so, it’s reasonable to keep guys at one level for a while given that most went over a year without playing in any games.
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