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Regarding Matt Harvey as an internal upgrade for the Mets, you are talking about after the inevitable Chris Young injury?
Granted he has more long term upside but is Harvey, right now, an upgrade over Young, Niese, or Gee?
None of them have much experience in relief so upgrading the bullpen by Harvey bumping one of them to relief doesn't seem like an option.
Tomorrow? Who is pitching better than Dickey right now?
What were Bundy's high school stats like? Did he pitch a perfect game every time out?
Seriously? Are you saying that asking a professional athlete to run 90 feet is too much of a burden for him? Granted, some of these guys are not in great shape. I suggest they get in shape.
I'm not a statistician so I may be incorrect here but this analysis seems wrong. These two situations don't seem independent. If Jeter is swinging there are a range of possible outcomes, some better than others - i.e. HR vs double play. Of course one possible outcome is advancing the runners and increasing the chance of scoring one run. By bunting, there are very few positive outcomes.
Don't you have to consider the opportunity cost of having a good hitter intentionally make an out before simply looking at the percentage of times one run scores with second and third and one out vs. first and second and no outs?
Joe, you seem like a smart guy and I like to think of myself as pretty smart as well. I was thinking of the exact same things while watching the Phillies-Rockies game. Being a manager of a major league team is a very prestigious and well-compensated job held by only 30 people in the world at any one time. There can't be a shortage of candidates.
Yet, the men who get hired seem so oblivious.
What am I missing?
Are they really that dumb?
Is it just mass acceptance of conventional "wisdom" by those within the game?
Although, the Rockies did win the game. Maybe we're not as smart as we think we are.
Then again, whenever I hear Omar Minaya give a press conference, I realize that the stupidity extends way above field level.
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I think what it proves is how easy it is for a quality pitcher to dominate when only asked to get 3 outs.
I think his greatness has been overstated although his consistency and logevity are certainly a testament to him.
I just think being the greatest Closer is like being the greatest pinch hitter or worlds tallest midget or NIT champion.
I can't believe you are succombing to the *C*loser hype with Rivera. He's been effective to say the least but i can't believe that shortly after going 8 innings while only giving up 2 hits and striking out 11 in one of his final starts in 1995 he was banished to the bullpen. What a waste of talent. I hate the Yankees so it's good to see them pulling the same crap 14 years later.
This logic makes no sense.
We've all heard stories about latin players not being able to afford gloves as kids yet they all seem to be using them in the majors.
"I've never heard a more convoluted, incomprehensible string of half-thoughts expressed in such a stumbling, bumbling, fumbling manner."
Obviously, this was the first time you've heard Minaya speak at a newsconference, interview, or as a guest in the broadcast booth.
I don't know if he really is that much of a moron but he certainly sounds like one every time he opens his mouth.
Why would the NFL allow players to negotiate freely with individual teams if they could avoid it? Without a legitimate competing league, it seems for most players the choice would be playing in the NFL under the NFL's terms or bagging groceries.
Shawn, I don't understand your GM analogy. I'm no lawyer so maybe I don't quite get it but if the NFL were a single entity, wouldn't all of the players then work for the NFL and league management could assign them to whatever branch they like? If you work GM you can't negotiate with the New York office and the Detroit office and take the better deal. You work for the branch they send you to, right? And as for imposing salaries, they can offer you a 10% raise and say if you don't like it maybe Ford is hiring. Am I missing something?
The mlb blackout restrictions are the most retarded thing I've ever heard of. Way to ruin a great feature. Why would anyone want to watch a game on the iphone unless they are out of the house? It would be great if I could watch the Mets on TV at home and on my iphone when I am out. I would definitely pay extra for that. Then again, maybe its not so bad as it saves me money and me from torturing myself by watching that train wreck.
Yankee Stadium is ok. Citi Field is much, much better. The problem in this case seems to be the poor design of the outfield fence. There is padding on the lower half and plexiglass inset into it on the top half.
It looks like when he hit the padding, it stopped the momentum of his lower body and his body pivoted where the wall material changed and his head went directly into the plexiglass. If the whole wall was level there probably would have been no problem.
This is the most retarded post I\'ve ever read. Maddux, Gwynn, Ripken,, etc have never used any \"performance enhancer\" but Arod must be guilty because you examined a photo!?!? Its a good thing we\'re learning that your photo examination skills are accurate.