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Wait! What? This isn't the first hit list? How did I miss all of them? It is the best one I've ever read!
The Russians and state sponsored drugging are in the Olympics if A-Rod is in the HOF.
I refuse to celebrate/applaud cretins like Chapman. If you want to, go ahead. No one needs to be a saint, but Chapman's denial + celebrity is an insult. The denial rolling through these comments is just passive acceptance of domestic violence.
Theo had a choice-Chapman or another closer.
Since you seem not to understand this, it is typical for DV victims to enter a complaint and then withdraw. Enlightened law enforcement/judicial systems attempt to ignore so-called "false"-as in untrue-withdrawals. The system I work in does this frequently. The Chapman sequence sometimes ends in death.
do your homework first, lazybones
Guess she ran out of the house & hid in the bushes until the police came for no reason. Guess you all missed the 5 prior police visits to Chapman's house. By the way, why don't rent your basement to him in Chicago. BTW, he needs extra room for his wonderful gun collection.
How unfortunate-you are mistaken. Your is so ignorant in so many ways: "All accounts"-well, no, you are mistaken. Excusing domestic violence is shameful. "Beat up his garage"-is that a cf. to shooting his gun? Did you read the prior police reports...or are you just lazy?
Interesting that you read a police report that cites choking & you interpret it as "it didn't happen". Did you read all 17 pages? Are you calling Chicagoland reporters citing choking as 'liars'? One thing that has been established-'Sir'-is that you are, sadly, inexperienced when it comes to police reports/criminal law/domestic violence, dtc.
Can Chapman cross the border to play in Toronto without being questioned/arrested?
I made a similar choice in VERY different circumstances, dropping the Toronto Maple Leafs, when, first, their elderly owner & his gf were seen riding naked on a clown train thru the arena; after that, it was revealed that horrific child abuse by an usher over decades had occurred in the Leaf's arena, including during games. I never went back.
Read the police report: Chapman put both his hands around her neck and choked her until she passed out. For those of you who do not understand what this means, he was 30 seconds away from killing her. Then he got his gun and...went to pitch for the Cubs.
He did beat his gf, o ignorant one.
A lot of fans are rather ignorant, then. Is that suppose to be a good attribute?
Only Americans would omit/excuse gunplay
When Chapman is on the mound when the Cubs win the Series, ending 100 years of futility, and it is his picture that becomes the symbol of the Cubs-forever-only then will Theo et al realize the magnitude of their error in selecting this unrepentant abuser as their team's centerpiece.
So <span class="statdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/glossary/index.php?search=PECOTA" onmouseover="doTooltip(event, jpfl_getStat('PECOTA'))" onmouseout="hideTip()">PECOTA</span></a> doesn't predict outliers or small samples...but neither do any other statistical analysis systems. Darts always win stock picking contets.
Immature adults who fight should be expelled into ignominy. Mature children who are humanitarians, seemingly almost from birth, should be famous. The world is askew.
No mention that that nameless guy, the Cub's field manager, is the key to this working
So the article explaining <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/player_search.php?search_name=Chris+Young">Chris Young</a></span>'s success that appeared in BP in 2015 isn't widely accepted?
I'm the only Blue Jay fan who likes <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=18203">Harold Reynolds</a></span>. The only Canadian, too. Be careful, Harold-the RCMP always gets their man!
A very trite, rather childish response. Employers make "judgements" on the basis of their "convictions" every day. Cashman made a mistake-Yankee fans are going to be cheering this creature very soon. By the way, the 8 bullets in Chapman's garage wall came with the house, in your opinion?
Send a cheque to any organization that acts against domestic violence and educates ignoramuses who know nothing about domestic violence.
A very sophisticated analysis. Fortunately, I'm not a Yankee fan, nor do I live in the New York area. I do reside in an AL East city and went to a Yankee game last season. My question for Mr. Cashman is this: What do I say to my daughter in 2016 when Chapman walks on the field?
Yes! And now the Blue Jays. Thank you Mark Shapiro for rescuing Toronto from actually trying to win. I look forward to many years of mediocrity under the Rogers/Shapiro preference for Lose-ametrics. I wish I had paid closer attention in my Organizational Behaviour class!
So Bautista makes the "correct" throw and the result is second & third & no out. Cain still scores plus another run Credit to Cain + Nelson for the win.
In a BP article during the season, reference was made to Young's year-to-year BABIPs over his career being unusally low as an explanation for his success, at least in certain parks. The conclusion, I believe, was he would have very limited success in parks like Rogers, and yet...was he just lucky and then Yost smart for pulling Young early?
so AA has dropped 1 shoe. when he's barefoot with Hamels or ?, then we will see.
Spoke to Issac Asimov-he likes this stuff!
The Red Sox could have traded Farrell to Cleveland for Aviles if they needed a shortstop, although Farrell was the difference between success & failure in 2013 & in 2014...right?
J.A. Happ for Marlon Byrd?
Is this Beane fella available to replace that de Podesta kid in Toronto?
Early Winn. One year with the Blue Jays in 1977. A year of the best standup comedy on radio.
So what you are saying is, BP was right about the Jays in 2013 after all? Two thumbs up guys.
Or every World Series winner ever?
And how did Omar end up in The Wire...not too well, I think. Did BP mean to imply something about the last year of Infante's contract?
Isn't this article really about injuries not being predictable or being inevitable? A lot of the success/failure on your charts has to do with who got hurt, so wouldn't it be simpler to say that this whole game is gambling as there is no statistical method to predict injury in a healthy player with no injury history?
So...sabermetrics doesn't apply on a team to league basis?
As a Blue Jay fan, I'd like to offer Farrell congratulations on his odiferous, sleazy, dishonourable, wretched exit and service in Toronto. The best of luck in your unprincipled existence in Boston.
Here's a solution: trade Dipoto/Scioscia for Anthopoulous/Gibbons. a meaningless trade to cover bad karma. No one wants to admit to the simple bad luck element to team building in the short term.
Us Farrell lovers would like a Gibbons-Farrell analysis by BP to see which one has helped/hindered their team the most.
Now the Sox have lost 8 of 10...Ferett still a good manager?
Sox swept by Texas means Farfell stinks...or just irrelevant?
Good managing of Lester by Farell last night (Tues.), wouldn't you say? As Lester inflates and then explodes over the next weeks and months, I look forward to your reassessment of Farell. I hear Aceves, Bard don't like him already. Can Lackey, Hanrahan, be far behind? I hear Bailey's arm is about to fall off.
In fact, the Farell report card is: 2 bad-to-mediocre years as manager vs 1 good month. He is, however, permanently without class, whatever his preferences & your chauvinistic attitudes. His behaviour was bad for baseball, without a doubt.
So why did that #@%$& Farell do nothing for the pitching in Toronto if he is so smart? Maybe this is ALL Nieves? We all celebrated when the classless Farell left town
PECOTA isn't perfect, as any BP reader knows. Anyone who has taken a university level stats course is going to better understand the predictive limitations of stats; you don't even have to take a course, just read BP(I've learned more about stats from BP then I ever learned in school, baseball is much more interesting than problems about over selling air line tickets or locating birth control clinics in Africa). If you want personal opinions about how teams will do, that is easy to find. What do you think all the comments about 'PECOTA doesn't like him' or 'I like him better than Pecota' in BP means? Do you really think any stats software can predict a stats anomaly like a career year, a catastrophic injury, a trade, etc.I agree with you BTW....the Yankees stink and will look fabulous in last place. Guess none of those Yankee fans with that wonderful combo of rudeness, arrogance and low IQ are showing up for Blue Jay games in Toronto this year.
Perhaps the move of the Jays Triple A franchise to Buffalo is a small factor in this? A thin roster could be a problem with an in-game injury, but a AAA team 90 minutes by car means quick reinforcements instead of a flight from Vegas.
Sequencing issues? So it is pointless overthinking Shield's value if you don't know how he's going to 'sequence' with a new pitching coach in a new home park? Do we know different pitching coaches/catchers sequencing proclivities? In short: is there a stat for that?
The Yankees should be mentioned. It's stunning: money 'problems'? The Yankees? Am I awake?
Who on this list is going to the Mets for R. A. Dickey? Surely one of Syndegard /Sanchez? And just how does Dickey pitch without that ligament, anyway?
Of maybe he is "late maturing", like me(@ 58, however, not 28!)
The blue Jays owner is the wealthiest in the majors. Before this, they wouldn't spend.
And your comment was part of The Conspiracy of Dunces, only not funny.
Similes like those are like the sewage plant next door.
It will be interesting to see the effect on Lind if he ends up being platooned with Edwin Encarnacion. It may be that he hits .300; everyone will say how he rebounded from an off year while it will really be Farrell's judicious use of Lind that will account for a lot of Lind's renaissance.
So Dotel's strength against righties mirrors Francisco's 2010 weakness against righties. As an admirer of Anthoupolus's admittedly short GM career to date, assembling a strong 9th inning answer despite the obvious weaknesses of the players in question, is another feather in his cap. Now it is up to Farrell to use the pieces he has been given.
As Queen Victoria might have said, "We are not amused", speaking for the rest of the AL, Boston excepted, of course. Of course the Yankees have 35 million to blow - they may even have 350 million. Al Levine wants to build battleships, so he does. The Blue Jays, the Rays and the Orioles might like to have a battleship or two (the U.S.S./H.M.C.S. Soriano/Dotel, as the case may be)but it ain't going to happen in this YES/NESN iteration of the universe.
I don't think it is a choice between Washington and Montreal. Destroying baseball forever in Montreal cannot be in the best interests of baseball. Anyone who saw the crowds and the intense interest in baseball from 1969-1994 in Montreal would know that. Selig buried his strike errors by burying the team he ruined in 1994, the 1994 first-place team with top attendance, to make a deal for his friends in Washington and in Montreal, screwing baseball and the public, just like the small time car dealer he is. Long live Youppi!
When Selig goes into the Hall of (In)Fame(y), he should wear an Expo's hat. It's so clear Bud just didn't want to save baseball in Montreal, for no good reason. As a faithful Expo fan, I just despise Selig and his used car mentality.
I don't agree with this analysis. Clearly, the teams other than the Imperialsts, urr, I mean the Yankees, have to beat other teams and so does Boston...Boston is better than New York now and will win more, rendering the games the 2 teams play against each other less meaningful and not the defining issue for either team...so Petite mows down the Sox, but New York plays .500 ball against the rest of the AL East...and finishes fourth.
How did 3 Canadians - Melvin, Anthopoulus and Gord Ashe, pull off a deal and no one at Prospectus notice? Forgetting for the moment that one of the players is Canadian and forgetting about Villaneuva, is something fifth-columnish going on here? After all, can any American tell who is Canadian and who is not...y'all?