Buchholz as the closer???

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    Re: Buchholz as the closer???

    No No No   You don't take a #3 starter (regardless of whether or not he's struggling) and put him closing.  For that matter, Lester is off to a rough start, we should put him in the setup role...

    Nothing drastic has to be done.  Just find a way to hold down the fort till the injured guys get back.  But don't mess with Beckett, Lester, Buch or Doubront.  Only Bard should be mentioned as going back to the pen, because, at least he's done it before and had success.
     
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    [QUOTE]4 starts assuming he gets 30 that's 13-14% aka a sample
    Posted by andrewmitch[/QUOTE]

    So Kemp is gonna hit 80 HR's? (10 HR's in 19 games)
    AND
    Hamilton is gonna hit 64 HR's? (8 HR's in 19 games)
    WHILE 
    Pujols doesn't hit any!? (0 HR's in 19 games)

    I bet you also stop watching baseball games in the 2nd inning, since you have a big enough sample size (13-14%)?

    Sufficient sample sizes can't be measured in relative numbers, only in absolute terms (i.e. number of games).  There's a reason that starting pitchers stats are more volatile than hitters stats and it's the same reason that relievers stats are more volatile than starting pitchers stats, a smaller sample makes up a season, but that doesn't mean that an even smaller sample can be used to judge how they will perform.
     
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    Buch as closer has to be the dumbest idea I've ever heard, and that's really saying something on this board.
     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Buchholz as the closer??? : So Kemp is gonna hit 80 HR's? (10 HR's in 19 games) AND Hamilton is gonna hit 64 HR's? (8 HR's in 19 games) WHILE  Pujols doesn't hit any!? (0 HR's in 19 games) I bet you also stop watching baseball games in the 2nd inning, since you have a big enough sample size (13-14%)? Sufficient sample sizes can't be measured in relative numbers, only in absolute terms (i.e. number of games).  There's a reason that starting pitchers stats are more volatile than hitters stats and it's the same reason that relievers stats are more volatile than starting pitchers stats, a smaller sample makes up a season, but that doesn't mean that an even smaller sample can be used to judge how they will perform.
    Posted by JB-3[/QUOTE]

    i watched 4 COMPLETE starts not random innings
     
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    ADG,

    I said it's unlikely his numbers will look as bad as they do now for a full season.
     
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    [QUOTE]Buchholz is a thrower, he hasn't learned to become a pitcher. He has three really good pitches but doesn't know how to use them. Either that, or Salty doesn't know how to call a game......I suspect both.
    Posted by harv53[/QUOTE]\

    Salty called a great game last night both for Doubront and for Tazawa. He mixed pitches and spots, and helped Doubront get through six innings without his best stuff. He made the right calls when Tazawa started to look a little shaky.

     
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    [QUOTE]In Response to Re: Buchholz as the closer??? : i watched 4 COMPLETE starts not random innings
    Posted by andrewmitch[/QUOTE]

    I don't believe anyone said you were watching random innings.  It's still too small of a sample to disregard his career numbers.
     
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    Buchholz has been terrible so far. Please go look at MLB qualifiers for ERA and you will find Buchholz dead last in ERA at 8.87, ranked 112th.  He's also dead last in WHIP at 1.93.

    He's been nothing short of terrible.

     
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    Buch will be fine.  He has hitch in his mechanics.  Once he works it out, he'll be dominant again.

     
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    [QUOTE]4 starts assuming he gets 30 that's 13-14% aka a sample
    Posted by andrewmitch[/QUOTE]

    Here's what you're ignoring.  He did struggle early in his career and went back to Pawtucket.  Finally, he got better.  In 2010 he started 28 games in the bigs and had an ERA of 2.33.  That is huge.  Last year with the back injury he still started 14 games with an ERA of 3.48.  Given those significantly larger and fairly recent samples, you are wrong to assume the current four game bad stretch--and it is bad--is definitive.  If his back is OK, I think it is a good bet he will improve. 
     
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    4 terrible, consecutive starts to begin the season?  not on his way to a bounce back year.......look at my original response...I believe I used the phrase "RIGHT NOW"........
     
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    PS - I am a huge Buck fan but no one is letting the team down more than he is right now
     
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    Nah, Buch is awful and should be cut.  

    Youk will never hit again.  What's that? He did what last night ...?  Never mind.

    Ortiz is toast.  His bat speed is gone.  That happens to older, overweight sluggers ...

    This was fun, let's do it again sometime. :P
     
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    Sure - start with Drew this time and be sure you pepper in Bobby Jenks.......
     
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