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April 6, 2010

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Against the Fence

by Tommy Bennett

What percentage of World Series winners were above average in OBP?
Boston.com provides the answer in the form of an interactive infographic. Did you know 87% of WS winners had an above average defensive efficiency? Is the result a cause or an effect?

You sort of have to see Sammy Gervacio's new stare-down to believe it.
A good first outing means we can expect more in the future. Here's a brief video of the insanity

What should we make of the Randy Levine-Mark Attanasio spat?
Does your answer change in light of the revelation that MLBPA will pursue an investigation into claims of collusion? How about in light of the Attanasios' recent $1 million donation to charity?

The 2010 Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, the Prospectus Way.
By the way, it is my understanding that Christina still has an electronic copy of the missing Cardinals chapter from the original annual in the volcano hideout if anyone needs it.

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Jivas
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Sammy Gervacio: priceless. Best of luck to the young man. Another great reminder of why I love baseball.

On a partially related note, I find it amazing that the announcers (and the Houston reporter, at the linked article) failed to reference Mike Fetters as a point of comparison for Gervacio's pre-pitch routine. We got only Pascual Perez and Carlos Marmol as comps. Alas, old habits of player comparison die hard.

Apr 07, 2010 00:36 AM
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R.A.Wagman

While watching the game, I heard a few "Lima-time!" jokes about Gervacio's "now you see it, now you don't" ball routine in his pre-wind-up.

Apr 07, 2010 04:29 AM
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BrewersTT

I think both Attanasio and Levine have good points. However, Levine challenges small-market teams to spend their handouts from large-market teams on the team, and the Brewers have done that, so that response doesn't shoot Attanasio down. On the other hand, the list of recent pennant winners does show a lot of small-market and low-payroll teams. If the large-market teams are frustrated with how some small-market teams are using the redistribution, then they should put some teeth in the rules.

Apr 08, 2010 09:25 AM
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