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March 27, 2014

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NL West 2014 Preseason Preview

by Russell A. Carleton and Daniel Rathman


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bhalpern

Weird Will Venable stats from last year: 12 doubles vs 7 homers on the road, but 10 doubles vs 15 homers at Petco. Plus his HR/FB ratio was 13.6% vs career 9.6% (incl 2013). For some perspective Carlos Quentin's career average is 13.3%.

Mar 27, 2014 06:55 AM
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oldbopper

Am I correct in reading that there were people in the baseball universe that actually thought that Josh Johnson was a valuable pick up? Am I correct when I say that this is the same Josh Johnson that has won 13 games in the past 3 years and looked completely washed up in 2013? He is going to be closer to Jason Johnson, whose 6 starts for the Red Sox in 2006 must be one of the worst series of starts ever, than Randy Johnson.

Mar 27, 2014 08:41 AM
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Richard Bergstrom

FWIW, in terms of carere FIP, the Rockies will be fielding one of the best rotations in franchise history. Just having Anderson replace the mess that was the fifth starter last year should be a huge improvement.

Mar 27, 2014 08:53 AM
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Geoff Young

My favorite Eric Stults sequence this spring came when he retired Paul Goldschmidt in a four-pitch at-bat consisting solely of changeups.

Mar 27, 2014 10:39 AM
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Nojsztat

Eric Stults? Hodor.

Mar 27, 2014 10:51 AM
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Mooser

Is the Pecota Projection for Dodger wins 99 or 93 as per the Playoff Odds page? Is 99 the expected wins taking out the context of schedule? If so, do we really think the NL West is that strong (6 wins?).

Mar 28, 2014 06:22 AM
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jfranco77

The D-Backs added Bronson Arroyo who can actually hit a little (6 career HR) so I'll definitely take the pitchers over Campana.

Mar 28, 2014 07:37 AM
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