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Sam Rothstein
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Sam Rothstein
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If the names changed this could be an article about the Blue Jays even if the contracts taken on in Toronto are less awful, if only by comparison (Mark Buerhle anyone?), as the Jays mortgaged the farm team in the Marlins and Mets deals as opposed to overspending in free agency like the LAA. As a Jays fan, I feel a biazarre mix of schadenfreude and the need to commiserate...

 
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Richard Griffin is the beat writer for the Toronto Star, not the Sun.

 
Sam Rothstein
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Congratulations on your wedding!

Mar 01, 2013 7:59 AM on Over the Radar
 
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Oklahoma actually has more talent than any Team Canada I can recall.

 
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Traditional knuckleballer or not, the number of pitchers who have won a Cy Young award at 36 and older is a pretty short list, and generally they have all done well in their subsequent seasons. Randy Johnson, Roger Clemens, Steve Carlton, Gaylord Perry, Early Wynn, Warren Spahn, and R.A Dickey. Dickey's remaining history has yet to be written, but he has been improving every year as a knuckleballer.

 
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D'Arnaud and Syndergaard are a steep price, but another starter is exactly what the Jays need. If this deal goes through it would allow Happ to be a swingman and move Romero to the 5 slot in the rotation. You're always going to have injuries, and their top pitching prospects weren't likely to contribute in the bigs this coming season. At the very least Dickey gives them serious depth and 200 innings; however, at this price I would hope he gives them something closer to last season.

 
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He was used exclusively as a reliever during his A and AA ball stints after signing, averaging just over an inning per appearance (15 games).

 
Sam Rothstein
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Funny how the predictions degraded from there. The 2001 book noted: "Without improvement, he’ll be a mix of Garret Anderson’s and Devon White’s better skills. But he’s going to improve".

 
Sam Rothstein
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No love for Mickey Tettleton?!?!

 
Sam Rothstein
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I was hoping for an agreement that Daddy has to live on a deserted island in the pacific...without internet access...

 
Sam Rothstein
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I approve of this article ;-)

Feb 22, 2011 1:08 PM on Setting the Line
 
Sam Rothstein
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Then what does this mean about Rios?: "His defense in left is both consistently good and better than his defense in center.."

 
Sam Rothstein
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"and in the fourth we learn that Cecil has left the game, presumably because the bus back to Triple-A was departing", and some other jokes had me laughing out loud, but agree with the comments above. Also, there is a need to edit and proof read, e.g. Brian mistakenly suggests that ALex Rios is a left fielder, "His defence in left...".

 
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Tim, enjoyed the article, but really like the fact that you are responding to comments with thoughtful responses. Keep it up!

 
Sam Rothstein
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In my opinion, this was best article in the entire BP Idol series so far. Original, thoughtful, well-written, and entertaining.

 
Sam Rothstein
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Matt Wieters' tears cure cancer, too bad he never cries.

May 29, 2009 9:01 PM on The First Coming
 
Sam Rothstein
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The main question posed by the article (i.e. why do TTO hitters always have a low B.A), has a pretty obvious answer for any regular BP reader. It may be good for new readers as an intro, but usually I expect a little more from BP authors than rehashing basic concepts without a new slant. JMO

 
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Hip Hip!

Dec 31, 2008 1:44 PM on July 23-30
 
Sam Rothstein
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I was waiting for an article on this topic from BP. I\'m not sure the error strengthens the case for BP writers getting votes (I think that case is already pretty strong), but the three who voted for Volquez should definitely lose their votes.

Nov 16, 2008 2:28 PM on Walk Rate Spikes
 
Sam Rothstein
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Holliday has never slugged .500 or above on the road over a whole season. To suggest that he will do so in Oakland, a notorious pitchers park, and against a stronger league seems a bit of stretch, considering the road numbers are the only indicator we have on how he hits outside of Colorado\'s thin air, while he has a career .669 slugging percentage at Coors that has clearly inflated his season non-split numbers. His career slugging numbers at non-Coors parks with the most career at bats (in brackets) are as follows: AT&T .404 (98), Dodger\'s Stadium .459 (98), Petco .406 (96), and Chase Field .438 (96).

Nov 12, 2008 5:19 PM on Taking Advantage
 
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Plus, I have never heard anyone question Crosby\'s toughness before. He puts up with a lot of physical abuse on a nightly basis.

Oct 31, 2008 3:42 PM on Passing a Marker
 
Sam Rothstein
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Will, Crosby was not a rookie last season. This is his 4th year in the league. Patrick Kane won last season.

Oct 31, 2008 3:40 PM on Passing a Marker
 
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I am surprised that there wasn\'t a question about Gaston\'s ten year absence from the game as a manager, and what he felt the reason for that was. After winning back-to-back world series, you would think there would have been a team interested in giving him a chance as a manager. Perhaps there was a perception that those Toronto teams that won could have won with anyone at the helm? It would have been nice to Gaston\'s thoughts on the matter.

Sep 07, 2008 11:31 AM on Cito Gaston