Young Centerfielder Having MVP Season

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    Softy's goalpost movements on Jake: 2009:  (Spring) "Jake will never have a .330+ OBP" (Early-Mid season) "Jake needs to have .330+ over the whole season". (A little later) ".340 is just barely acceptable for a leadoff hitter" (Later still) "Jake needs to be at above .340 at the end of the season" (Later) "Jake will never have a .350 OBP.) (Later) "Leadoff is about runs scored not OBP" (Later he recanted) (Season end) "Jake will never have a career .340 OBP"   Jacoby Ellsbury finished with a .355 OBP in 2009.   The beginning of the "career norm" argument.   The beginning of the "But, look at Jake's OBP at leadoff" argument.   The beginning of the "Jake does not have the power needed at leadoff"   The beginning of the "Sell Jake high" insane argument. Jacoby's career OBP is now .355. Jacoby has greatly improved his leadoff OBP (.345 career/.384 in 2011) Jitterbug, reverse pivot Jake is on pace for about 28 HRs and 75 EBHs. Selling Jake after 2008 was not his "high point".  Softy's goalpost is made of Balsa Wood for easy quick movements. Now, it's all about "OPS vs LHPs" and "AGon's influence" 2 slots away in the line-up. Now, because Jake is not the very best ML OF'er and is only 3rd best. He is a let-down. The silly clown is becoming hideous. 
    Posted by moonslav59


    I love his constant references to the "Ted Williams hype" when it was only the elderly Johnny Pesky, once, 3 years ago that made that rather silly comparison.  Like the lawyer he claims to be, he believes that constantly repeating lies will eventually give them the sheen of truth.
     
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    In Response to Re: Young Centerfielder Having MVP Season : Perhaps, but this falls under the category of cherry picking, in my opinion. The Yankees are more than happy with Granderson; they're not thinking to themselves; he's good, but I wish we had Ellsbury instead; it's the old Willie, Mickey or the Duke debate; more of the my DADDY is better than YOUR DADDY stuff. And NOW the error thing comes up (And a whole 3 at that)? When the Jeter low error factoid was discussed (and this is a far greater issue at SS); it was dissed here like there's no tomorrow; this is nothing than more of the same fandom based posturing.
    Posted by nhsteven

    Not criticizing Granderson for the three errors.  Only pointing out that Ellsbury has none , and has only committed two in his MLB career. Some posters , maybe not you , have criticized Ellsbury's defensive ability. Just trying to set the record straight.  As for Jeter, I have never dissed his ability, either offensively or defensively. He is , without doubt , a great all around player. First ballot Hall of Famer for certain.
     
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    In Response to Re: Young Centerfielder Having MVP Season : Not criticizing Granderson for the three errors.  Only pointing out that Ellsbury has none , and has only committed two in his MLB career. Some posters , maybe not you , have criticized Ellsbury's defensive ability. Just trying to set the record straight.  As for Jeter, I have never dissed his ability, either offensively or defensively. He is , without doubt , a great all around player. First ballot Hall of Famer for certain.
    Posted by dgalehouse


    Ellsbury has the potential to be a great CFer; just a few klinks regarding occasional approaches to balls he takes, and that can be learned; the arm is underrated too, and accurate.
     
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    Softy:
    Do you think Ellsbury cares one twit about your constant, negative drivel? I think not, and neither do we.
     
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    softwoman has no clue the historic season ellsbury is having batting leadoff, no clue whatsoever, even boston.com wrote an article about it a few weeks ago, he hasnt posted in a while, maybe because the beatdown he is taking in here is just too much.
     
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    As this thread proves it is pretty easy to humiliate Softy and prove him an ignorant hateful non-fan with egg all over his face after years of wrong predictions, opinions and racist statements about Ellsbury.
    Posted by rameakap


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    Ram, remember when softy slammed you for comparing Jacoby to Damon? Damon at  24  .277/.339/.439/.779 26/38 SB/ SB Atts 25  .307/.379/477/.856  36/42 SB/SB atts 26 .327/.382/.495/.877 46/55 (KC)  Damon's best OPS year 27 .256/.324/.363/.687 27/39 (Oak) 28 .286/.356/.443/.799 31/37 (Bos)  (This was after 2 and a half years of MLB experience from ages 21-24) Ellsbury: 24 .280/.336/.394/.729  50/61 SB/SB Atts 25 .301/.355/.415/.770  70/82  26  injured 27 .321/.377/.522/.899  31/41 so far Damon had 7 years with an OPS over .800 (3 in NYY).  His career highs are: BA:  .327, .316, .307 HR:   24 (NY), 24 (NY), 20  2B/3B: 52, 48, 45 EBHs: 68, 64, 63,  SB: 46, 36, 31
    Posted by moonslav59


    AWESOME points and stats Moon. 

    Softy blew off any Damon comparisons based on OBP and power (always NY enhanced) and dismissed Ells slighty superior speed ages 24-25 and likely much superior speed ages 27+ as worthless.

    Going by softy's "career norm" criteria:

    Damon:  .286/.354/.434/.788  HR/162 gm: 15, EBH/162: 56, SB/162: 27/34
    Ellsbury: .298/.352/.434/.786  HR/162 gm: 14, EBH/162: 53, SB/162: 59/71

    Amazingly similar, except for BA and SB
     
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    In Response to Re: Young Centerfielder Having MVP Season : Wow thats nuts, great stuff The biggest laugh is that a 2 year career ages 24-25 should ever be considered a 'career norm' for a man entering his prime of course:-) Ok gotta leave for the game, bleachers seats, lets hope its not a washout
    Posted by rameakap

    Especially for someone who went to college and got a late MLb start (as compared to someone like Damon or CC).

     
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    In the 11 head-to-head matchups between the Red Sox and Yankees this year Ellsbury has been far superior. Ellsbury .381 7 extra-base hits 13 RBI Granderson .233 4 extra-base hits 8 RBI
    Posted by Hfxsoxnut

     Both Granderson and Ellsbury are having terrific seasons but I do love these stats and think they are very telling. Thanks.
     
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    Re: Young Centerfielder Having MVP Season

     well here is Jake's career norms on that issue:

    OBP vs LHPs: .348
    OBP vs RHPs: .354

    You make my case, old Tampa won't go away fool.
     
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    228 negative posts in 7 days, you have reached a new low Softy. Good thing it's called MVP award not the MVP-Not in San Diego Award. Any case could be made for MVP for Pedroia, Ells, Gonzo, and even Granderson. Bautista does not have a case, he's gone cold and rarely have MVP's been given out to teams 11 games back in August that will hardly compete in their own division for the rest of the season.
     
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    well here is Jake's career norms on that issue:

    OBP vs LHPs: .348
    OBP vs RHPs: .354

    You make my case, old Tampa won't go away fool

    The "case made" was that they are nearly identical. Most players have much larger differentials, and yet you use a .006 differential as something that we should be greatly concerned about. You silly clown.
     
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    It just might be that Softlaw is a plant in the Globe office  with two employees doing him on consecutive eight-hour shifts. There is no doubt that Softlaw is good for their business. Has anyone ever purchased anything by coming to this forum? The advertisers must think so..
     
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    Right now, the big difference between the two is that Jake is entering his prime.2011 morphs any year he ever had, which isn't uncommon for a full 3rd year player.

    Granderson is hitting .275, just 6 points over his career norm.
    He hit .302 in '07.    .280 in '08.
    His current OBP jives with what he did in both those years.
    His OPS is 14 points higher than in '07. It's propelled by a career high HR season, which is the result of adjusted hitting mechanics.
    His doubles/triples pale in comparison to 2007/8, which is likely venue based.

    With less hitting motion, he's likely to continue this trend beyond this year.
    As will Jake.

    The idea of each having "career years" and assuming both will revert back to "career norm" is short-sighted.
     
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    Re: Young Centerfielder Having MVP Season

    Nightshift at the Globe appears to most to be west coast posters.
     
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