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Posted 12/21/2014 04:29:21 EST
In response to tom-uk's comment: The AL avg 3B in 2014 OPS was .701, IMO he would have been worth keeping if he was a stud with the glove at 3b. I don't think he was. Steamer projects a 2015 OPS of . more »
Posted 12/21/2014 11:56:14 EST
In response to hill55's comment: In response to slomag's comment: Throw out the 2014 season and his numbers look a lot like Yoenis Cespedes - and he got us a #2 starter. In 2013 Yoenis Cepedes was va more »
Posted 12/12/2014 09:05:57 EST
In response to RedsoxProspects' comment: In response to tom-uk's comment: [QUOTE] Extra pressure on Xander in the field for 2015? Career GB% Masterson 57 Porcello 52 Kelly 52 Miley 49 ( last two y more »
Posted 12/11/2014 05:51:31 EST
Extra pressure on Xander in the field for 2015?
Miley 49 ( last two years 51.6 )
MLB Starter avg is ~45
Sox 2014 44
Posted 12/10/2014 09:24:04 EST
This is a business, you can't let emotions get into a business. As someone who has worked with pro athletes for two decades, pride and ego are masive. Sometimes even more than total $. There are plen more »
Posted 12/10/2014 08:53:35 EST
In response to ctredsoxfanhugh's comment: Is it too much to blame both sides??? Can't get too angry, this is a business afterall. Sox might be better off in the long run for all we know, and I'll wai more »
Posted 12/06/2014 01:27:30 EST
I can see why they traded for him, he is likely to be an average SS. In 500 games in the minors he had 721 OPS, MLB average at SS last year was 677. [/QUOTE] I knew SS was a light hitting position but more »
Posted 12/06/2014 12:34:08 EST
I can see why they traded for him, he is likely to be an average SS.
In 500 games in the minors he had 721 OPS, MLB average at SS last year was 677.
Posted 11/29/2014 02:23:39 EST
In response to southpaw777's comment: In response to tom-uk's comment: [QUOTE] The Fangraphs fan probably would have gone for Werth and his high OBP, over CC. The two FAs signed are plan C or D move more »
Posted 11/26/2014 09:47:39 EST
The Fangraphs fan probably would have gone for Werth and his high OBP, over CC. The two FAs signed are plan C or D moves! The Bosox draft picks have not worked out in most cases: Vict, Castillo, Ha more »
Posted 11/24/2014 03:40:20 EST
Posted 11/16/2014 05:54:18 EST
S Drew has a 12.1 career WAR with 8.1 coming from two seasons of 9. I wonder how rare that is?
Posted 10/23/2014 03:40:46 EDT
good thread I found a couple articles /blogs about base stealer havoc. None were great studies but the overall picture is that Kimmi was right. http://cyrilmorong.com/Havoc.htm not much difference be more »
Posted 09/30/2014 09:43:48 EDT
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment: In response to tom-uk's comment: Reminds me of Bard forcing the starter move, hope it ends better for WMB. Hi Tom. I see the situations differently. more »
Posted 09/29/2014 07:35:25 EDT
Reminds me of Bard forcing the starter move, hope it ends better for WMB.
Posted 09/25/2014 08:11:07 EDT
In response to pumpsie-green's comment: Dempster had a 4.57 ERA and a losing record. For $13+M a year, that was a "let down". Dempster has a career ERA of 4.35. He sucked last year; he has always suck more »
Posted 09/23/2014 06:22:50 EDT
I knew S. Drew was not hitting but then I checked the numbers:
4 lowest MLB OPS min 225 PA
Posted 09/23/2014 11:35:54 EDT
The "Overperformed" semantic debate is a good one. I'd say overperformed is not the best term to describe 2013. By WAR 2013 was not a career year for Lester, Ped, Buch, Ortiz, Ells, Drew, and Napoli more »
Posted 09/21/2014 06:26:47 EDT
In response to SonicsMonksLyresVicars' comment: In response to tom-uk's comment: I only disagree with your second point Tom, but I do so strongly. It doesn't seem to have hurt the Sox much, for examp more »
Posted 09/21/2014 07:12:07 EDT
Why anyone cares what Bill writes about D.O. is beyond me. HOF ! ! ! http://isportsweb.com/2014/09/02/3-reasons-david-ortiz-inducted-hall-fame/ In 82 career postseason games, Ortiz has posted a slash more »
Posted 09/21/2014 06:49:58 EDT
Mitigating factors concerning Cashman's job performance: 1. MLB $ sharing allows way more clubs to lock up home grown talent. 2. Drafting low for decades. 3. Overslot draft ending (not that the Sox or more »
Posted 09/14/2014 10:08:51 EDT
The Wire by a long shot (except season 5).
Posted 09/14/2014 10:05:21 EDT
Caspedes is a poor fielder, with a great arm. Both FG and BR rate him as a below average defender overall for his career. My eye test: he often misjudges flyballs.
Posted 09/12/2014 04:34:04 EDT
6. The Black/Whites : Gray does not exist. All arguments must not contain nuance. 7. The tennis matchers : One side is dim with troll like tendencies (Oops relative) (Georom, AM, DGal, ...), and th more »
Posted 09/12/2014 04:20:24 EDT
I'm not buying the amphetamine theory, because I bet the players were using them just as much during the 70s and 80s when the O was lower. I would guess the lower strike zone and steroids are much bi more »
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