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"It's just hard to find a more inconsistent pitcher in the game today. When he's on, he's outstanding, and when the command falters, he's horrible"
Sounds like Oliver Perez to me. The A's should try to see what Omar Minaya would give up for him.
"He's about a .380 OBP guy. Pretty well established. He's at .438."
In 2005, he became a full-time starter, his OBP was .376 that year. That's been the lowest number of his career. Even last year, when he played 80% of the season with a hip that required surgery, he was at .380. To expect him to be at .380 is to expect a subpar year.
It's easy to admit that you had lowered your expectations based on his rehab from his hip surgery. Or you can ignore the obvious and keep telling us that you're right. Will you write more or with exclamation points if Utley's OBP gets higher?
You wrote that the Marlins pulled Hanley immediately. but he actually went out for the bottom of the inning. After a play or two, he walked to the mound and called time-out. the Marlins then pulled him out of the game.
Alex Rodriguez's homer against Lidge wasn't a walk-off. it tied the game.
I loved this article.
During the ninth inning of game 5 of world series, my good friend turned the TV towards the window, went outside, got in his car (no reception in his house) and turned on the radio. Because he "wanted to hear Harry call it"
That's the first thing I thought of when I heard. The second thing is that Kalas was exceptionally pleasant to me and my then three month old son the one time I was fortunate enough to meet him.
Harry Kalas is the only autograph I've ever gotten. I don't know why that matters to me, but it does.
The Phillies are constantly underrated by Pecota, look at their closest comps
Rollins- Ray Durham
Victorino- Billy Hatcher
Utley- Chris Sabo.
Howard- Mike Epstein
But, with that said, the mid to high eighties in wins seems reasonable. But, I don't see how the Mets win 90+ with Delgado, Castillo, Church, Schneider and their Left Field situation accounting for over 2500 plate appearances. I'm sure someone will step up and play well out of that group, but there is still a lot of suck in that lineup.
As long as he doesn\'t change it to Carlos Alvarez, Oakland is okay.
KBarth- My Phillies\' season tickets went up $2 per ticket. I think it was a $2 increase for every price level
They owe their customers better customer service.
I saw him in concert a year or so ago, and I was left completely envious of this 50 something year-old in a state of permanent adolescence. Apparently completely happy with his life and performing live and just getting paid to play music and have fun. Still envious. I\'d say I want to be him when I grow up, but that would completely miss his point.
do you really think that a new stadium will revitalize or regentrify Little Havana? The Canes and Dolphins played in the Orange Bowl for years and the area never improved.
I\'m not picking on Little Havana, I like the area and I don\'t want anyone to get the impression that it\'s a ghetto, because it\'s not. but it\'ll never be the business and retail hub that some are \"wishcasting\" when this deal gets done.
No jobs are being created in the long term, they\'re just moving from Miami Gardens to Little Havana. And if the new stadium can\'t sustain the marlins it\'s an historic waste of money
I was hoping that you\'d have something positive to say about the signings of Ibanez and Park. Unfortunately, you share my views on the two. I guess I should just be happy they\'re world champions and turn a blind eye to some mild doses of incompetence since they didn\'t raise my season tickets this year.
the parking situation in Little Havana is awesome, there\'s plenty of parking. You just have to pay someone $10 to park in their yard. More if you don\'t want to be blocked in aka \"no blockie.\" Oh how I miss Hurricanes\' games at the OB.
I\'m appalled at the hatred spewed at this guy. Just because you disagree with his choices and his explanations, is no reason to call him stupid or subhuman. Scoggins\' opinions are different but necessary. There is a need for both objective and subjective opinions on the hall or fame. Many of the posters above believe that Sabermetrics are infallible, but ignore that the sabermetric stats are changing and evolving every year. \"Our\" stats are not perfect, I don\'t think we should treat them as such.
That\'s why hundreds of people get to vote for the Hall. Some writers will remember players fondly because they got to watch them play every day. While I disagree with the choice of Parker, I get it.
From a phillies fan born in \'71, Andre Dawson (mostly as an Expo but a little bit as a Cub) scared the hell out of me everytime he came to the plate. I would\'ve sworn he was capable of hitting a five-run homer. No other opposing player could match the fear he brought to me as a fan. On that completely objective measure, he\'d have my imaginary vote.
Phillies- Offer Burrell a two year contract. If he says no, get a RH bat in left. Sign Lowe. Trade Coste, replace him with marson.
in your first post you said you liked the way pena was \"swinging the bat right now\" as opposed to howard. I took that to mean you made your statement that, going into this series, you think pena is the superior hitter.
I can see the argument when you include defense, because Howard is a butcher and pena is elite defensively.
Really? You\'d pick Pena six picks ahead of Howard without even considering defense?
I don\'t know why I\'m getting worked up over this article.
I love baseball prospectus, but this article is the most mindless thing I\'ve read here. I want that five minutes back.