Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

    In response to EdithBRTN's comment:
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    It was one of the best Red Sox performances of 2012. Savor it.

    http://blogs.providencejournal.com/sports/red-sox/2013/01/a-year-in-review-best-performances-of-2012.html

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    You'll have to excuse the Yankee fan if he doesn't appreciate it.

     
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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

    And perhaps the greatest number of all? Zero, or how many times a Mariner swung and failed to make contact.

     

    Shows how Ks and K rates are over-valued.

     
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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

    History is full of examples like this.

    Being great for one night is like being on Jeopardy and getting 1(one) answer right.

    You get no prizes for that, not that I am aware of, anyway.

     
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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

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    History is full of examples like this.

    Being great for one night is like being on Jeopardy and getting 1(one) answer right.

    You get no prizes for that, not that I am aware of, anyway.

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    So, they shouldn't be mentioned?

    I think everyone is aware that Cook was lousy last year.

     
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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

    Like Zilla said, one game doesn't prove anything. The game was at Safeco against the weak hitting Mariners, for crying out loud.

     
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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

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    Like Zilla said, one game doesn't prove anything. The game was at Safeco against the weak hitting Mariners, for crying out loud.

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    I wasn't aware anyone was trying to prove anything.

     
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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

    In response to pinstripezac's comment:
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    In response to ThefourBs' comment:



    You'll have to excuse the Yankee fan if he doesn't appreciate it.




    sure I can appreciate a great game against a

    juggernaut like the mariners in a hitters park like safeco

    it's the 4-11 a 5.65 ERA that tarnished ''the legacy'' not me


    next time you hear someone say

    aaron cook or  ''low risk high reward ''

    you can smile and think about

    'the game' '

    ''the Legacy of Aaron Cook''

    I'll be worried while of thinking sure the $ were low risk

    but in the end it was very costly ...........4-11/ 5.65  
     

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    2012 is over.

    I don't see the point in worrying about it.

    I have better things to do, but that's just me.

     
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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

    In response to pinstripezac's comment:
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    In response to ThefourBs' comment:



    2012 is over.

    I don't see the point in worrying about it.

    I have better things to do, but that's just me.




    unless you think we will

    never again hear the words

    ''low risk high reward ''

    U have missed my point

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    Frankly, it's usually difficult to tell if and when you have a point.

     
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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

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    And perhaps the greatest number of all? Zero, or how many times a Mariner swung and failed to make contact.

     

    Shows how Ks and K rates are over-valued.

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    Not if taken in context.

    If you look at the top-30 K/9 rates, 26 of them had ERAs of less than 4.14.

     
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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

    In response to pinstripezac's comment:
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    He went 4-11 with that 5.65 ERA

    some like to call that

    ''low risk high reward ''

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    I confess I'm a fan of "low risk, high reward" myself. Sometimes it works out great (see Colon and Garcia, 2011), but very often it does not.

    Cook pitched some very good games, along with some very bad ones, and the final results weren't pretty. I was skeptical last spring when some people thought he was a savior after a good ST and some good Pawtucket starts, but ultimately, for $1.5 million, he plugged a hole in our ravaged rotation at a time when we really didn't have any better options. That may not be a LRHR success story, but I call it useful.

     
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    Re: Boston Legacy of Aaron Cook

    Cook was a low risk/high reward potential type of guy.  His Seattle game was absolutely stunning, but his season was far from good by any standards.  He was not good on a last place team and the last place was partly due to his 4-11 record, but it was not his fault that he was asked to pitch so often.

    He was worth the signing and I would like to see more low risk/high reward potential type guys signed every off season.  One of these types of guys may be far better than Cook turned out to be in any season. 

    Again, Cook was a low risk and high reward potential that just did not turn out very well.

     
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