December 21, 2012
The Best Comments About Mike Minor from May
Elsewhere on the site today, I have an article up about Braves starter Mike Minor, who was awful early in the season and excellent (at least in terms of preventing runs) after May. In that article, I referred to a May 22nd post by Mark Bradley of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, who cited Minor's respectable xFIP and dared to raise the idea—without ever officially endorsing it, mind you—that he might not continue to allow home runs quite as often as he had to that point. That post got 107 comments. These are the best 15.
Bill James: no one will ever give that guy a job in baseball.
Other things that are as useless as teets on a boarhog, according to Google:
As it turns out, though, teets on a boarhog aren't totally useless:
Joke's on you, "urban redneck": you just admitted that Minor might be useful when you want to know how many piglets you'll have.
This is my favorite comment. Benjamin acknowledges that sabermetrics are often superior to traditional stats, but—perhaps out of fear of reprisals from other commenters—still assures everyone that he hates them anyway. Basically: