Lyle Overbay Signed to a Minor League Deal by Red Sox

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    Re: Lyle Overbay Signed to a Minor League Deal by Red Sox

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    Here's the flip side:

    League leaders in HRs:

    2003 -- TEX, didn't go to post season

    2004 -- CWS, didn't go to the post season

    2005 -- TEX, didn't go to the post season

    2006 -- CWS, didn't go to the post season

    2007 -- MIL, didn't go to the post season

    2008 -- CWS, went

    2009 -- NYY, went and won WS

    2010 -- TOR, didn't go to the post season

    2011 -- NYY, went

    2012 -- NYY, went

    In the last ten years, the heaviest HR hitting team in all MLB missed the playoffs 6/10 times.

    Power is overrated.

     

     



    Wonder How Many Were Solo Shots,.....................

     
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    Re: Lyle Overbay Signed to a Minor League Deal by Red Sox

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    i like the overbay sgnning...back up 1B. what more do we want? he's a solid vet. and we needed a back up...we are good to go.



    We might need an OF'er who can platoon with Gomes (and maybe Victorino every now and then as well). Maybe Nava- maybe not.

     
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    Re: Lyle Overbay Signed to a Minor League Deal by Red Sox

    In response to 56redsox's comment:

    In response to djcbuffum's comment:

     

    Here's the flip side:

    League leaders in HRs:

    2003 -- TEX, didn't go to post season

    2004 -- CWS, didn't go to the post season

    2005 -- TEX, didn't go to the post season

    2006 -- CWS, didn't go to the post season

    2007 -- MIL, didn't go to the post season

    2008 -- CWS, went

    2009 -- NYY, went and won WS

    2010 -- TOR, didn't go to the post season

    2011 -- NYY, went

    2012 -- NYY, went

    In the last ten years, the heaviest HR hitting team in all MLB missed the playoffs 6/10 times.

    Power is overrated.

     

     

     



    Wonder How Many Were Solo Shots,.....................

     




    Here are the HR leaders from 2010-2012:

    1) Yanks  668

    2) Jays    641

    3) Sox     579

    4) Rangers 572

    5) Brewers 569

    6) Reds  543

    7) White Sox 542

    8) Orioles  538

    9) Diamondbacks  517

    10) Rays  507

    11) Rockies  502

    12) Angels  497

    13) Nats  497

    14) Tigers  484

    15) Phillies  477

     

    No team in the top half in HRs won a ring the last 3 years.

    (Cards #16 with 471 and #23 Giants with 386)

     

     
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    Re: Lyle Overbay Signed to a Minor League Deal by Red Sox

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

    In response to raider3524's comment:

     

    i like the overbay sgnning...back up 1B. what more do we want? he's a solid vet. and we needed a back up...we are good to go.

     



    We might need an OF'er who can platoon with Gomes (and maybe Victorino every now and then as well). Maybe Nava- maybe not.

     




    With Sweeny and Nava I think the BU OF spots are pretty good. With Hazelbaker and Henry as our next LHH options for OF.

    After Naps and Gomez, out next 1b options are all LHH. I think Ben C has given this team some much needed depth at every position.

     
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    Re: Lyle Overbay Signed to a Minor League Deal by Red Sox

    In response to moonslav59's comment:

    In response to 56redsox's comment:

     

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    Here's the flip side:

    League leaders in HRs:

    2003 -- TEX, didn't go to post season

    2004 -- CWS, didn't go to the post season

    2005 -- TEX, didn't go to the post season

    2006 -- CWS, didn't go to the post season

    2007 -- MIL, didn't go to the post season

    2008 -- CWS, went

    2009 -- NYY, went and won WS

    2010 -- TOR, didn't go to the post season

    2011 -- NYY, went

    2012 -- NYY, went

    In the last ten years, the heaviest HR hitting team in all MLB missed the playoffs 6/10 times.

    Power is overrated.

     

     

     



    Wonder How Many Were Solo Shots,.....................

     

     




     

    Here are the HR leaders from 2010-2012:

    1) Yanks  668

    2) Jays    641

    3) Sox     579

    4) Rangers 572

    5) Brewers 569

    6) Reds  543

    7) White Sox 542

    8) Orioles  538

    9) Diamondbacks  517

    10) Rays  507

    11) Rockies  502

    12) Angels  497

    13) Nats  497

    14) Tigers  484

    15) Phillies  477

     

    No team in the top half in HRs won a ring the last 3 years.

    (Cards #16 with 471 and #23 Giants with 386)

     



    I would argue that seasonal HR totals are more relevent to PS appearances, than to WS rings since the tournament style playoffs are such a wild card.

    Of note, quite a few of the teams on your list didn't make the PS in any of those years, including nos. 2 and 3, the Sox and the Jays.

     

     

     

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