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I'd just point out that Williams says he didn't know that Drake was there basically everyday. <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=1615">Robin Ventura</a></span> certainly knew and permitted it explicitly. Rick Hahn appears to have been fine with it, too, but probably on the premise that this was a decision to be made by Ventura.
The 98 was his four seam. The 92 was his sinker.
Does the fact that some pitchers will get removed from the game after a home run have a significant survivorship effect?
Chris Curley played in the Carolina League.
What's worse about this lack of clarity is that the joint drug agreement isn't clear about what an A sample positive with a B sample negative means. In most (all?) sports, at least the ones I can think of, that isn't considered a positive test. No need to arbitrate, go to a hearing, whatever. It's just not positive.
Then make it clear that it's not clear. ;)
You should clarify that the re-test was not of the original sample but was a later test done on a new sample taken when he learned of the positive, weeks after the initial test.
you know, it's okay for teams to make trades before july 31. like, say, the all-star break when they were 5 out.
someone already mentioned the SI article. obviously, bauer himself would tell goldstein he's being ridiculous and parroting the tired - and, to him, discredited - theories about pitch counts, throwing, pitcher training and so on.
setting all that aside, is such a workload all that much different than what he's done before? obviously he's throwing in professional games, so that's an important difference right there. but i got the impression from the SI article that he's throwing all the time, and throwing a lot.
If you mention Hector Santiago, you also have to mention that he throws a screwball. One of only two (by my count) currently in the majors who do.
It certainly was amazing that both Poreda and Carter, immediately after being traded from the White Sox organization, saw their walk rates balloon to varying levels of ridiculousness. I guess repeatability of mechanics isn't considered a point of emphasis in the Padres organization.
check under CF.
Didn't Royse have TJS after messing up his elbow in August?
escobar most certainly does not sit at 150. he's 30-40 pounds heavier than that. they don't update listed weights with any regularity.
i doubt there are any scouts who would tell you that they can't provide a very good assessment of a hitter after watching him bat 19 times, in addition to presumably watching him in batting practice.
Regarding Morel, have you heard how he looks at SS?
I'm interested in the PF issue - who are some of the players who didn't come back? Thanks.
is there some reason colome and moore were flipped in the top talents under 25?
The White Sox, not the Royals, received the $1 million in cash.
indeed. and i don't think he has plus velocity, either.
This is excellent. Great addition. I'd note that the comments don't seem to be working on it so I guess I'll ask here: how concerned should one be about Jordan Danks' high strikeout rates at Kannapolis, in the AFL, and now at Winston-Salem?
Just a minor note regarding the White Sox, but Ramirez isn't likely to be batting near the top of the order. Getz will bat second most of the time. Guillen has stated his preference for Ramirez to be in a "RBI spot" in the order, which currently means 8th. Of course, a mix of Wise, Brian Anderson, and Getz doesn't exactly translate into high OBP, either.
Well, I find it hard to believe that guys who haven't thrown more than about 70 pitches (Colon) and about 85 (Contreras) in games are going to be throwing 120 pitches next Saturday. The stamina just doesn't seem there for either yet.
And I realize it oversimplifies things. But I'm more interested in what teams actually do instead of theory. Perhaps I should rephrase: have you heard anything about the White Sox keeping either pitcher on an inning or pitch count for their first few starts?
Jose Contreras and Bartolo Colon both have exceeded expectations by being on the Opening Day roster and apparently are on track to make starts during the first turn of the rotation. Obviously the White Sox training staff have earned trust by now but are there any concerns with their quicker than expected return (especially w/r/t to Colon) and will they be on pitch counts? Thanks.
they have outside seating. they're just out in left field and not at a great angle for viewing the game.
monday or tuesday is also best for me.
i would do any of the options. however, i'm not a big fan of the terrace suites for actual game watching (which i would want to do as a white sox fan) and i'm not sure it's that ideal for a pre-game talk.
Is this article accurate in asserting that the As "granted" the Giants the rights to San Jose back in the 90s?
link is broke for nate's article re: 25-29 peak range.
well, your first answer was quite enlightening, as well.
also, andy sisco is no longer in the white sox organization.
thanks for the detailed reply. perhaps i\'ve misunderstood how BP does these things (and i think my post was more directed towards why he doesn\'t have a pecota page than why he isn\'t in the depth chart - my bad on that, but i know you\'ve done translations for cubans before) but i always see plenty of guys who have no chance of playing in the majors in the pecota pages so i was wondering where viciedo\'s was.
when are we going to see dayan viciedo added?
contreras is already doing long toss, so it seems likely that he\'ll appear long before august. if you believe the sunny spring training reports, he may be on a major league mound in april. the initial assessment of twelve months recovery/rehab for his ruptured achilles was quite conservative to begin with. nine months was a much more likely target and it looks like he\'ll hit that.
cuba used to participate before the revolution but, when castro got rid of pro baseball in cuba, obviously cuba couldn\'t participate and, additionally, the tournament also ceased for about a decade. when it re-started, you can imagine the political environment of the times where cuba wasn\'t exactly on friendly terms with its neighbors and, of course, cubans weren\'t going to be permitted to enter puerto rico for the tournament in the years that PR hosted. while things are more relaxed now between most of the countries (PR excluded, of course), i\'d imagine there\'s also the fear of defection during the tournament.
as someone with a little bit of insight into this (maybe not as much as will), the proprietary stuff that one team i know about has access to is far more in-depth than stuff that\'s available to the rest of us, even on pay sites such as BP. i don\'t necessarily know how much more useful this information is (or even if the team in question takes it into account or whether the other teams have similar stuff). but my mind was blown away by what i saw. for example, the analysis of an individual player and what he did on the field on every pitch and play over the course of his entire (not insubstantial career), taking into account contexts that i wouldn\'t even have conceived of, was something that i simply don\'t think an amateur \"seamhead\" would be able to do one of, let alone what i believe were hundreds of similar analyses in their database. one guy wouldn\'t have the manpower, the technology, access to the same information and, perhaps most importantly, the time to do what i saw with the same quality.
how you present it doesn\'t matter? i\'d say it\'s just the opposite. if people can\'t understand your numbers, they\'re pretty useless.
Will, what\'s the story on Baldelli? The Rays (understandably) have treated him with kid gloves. Can he play back to back games in the field? Is his removal late in games because of his disorder not letting him play full games or is it his defense (which I always thought was good, though it may now be adversely affected by his disorder)? Thanks.
guillen was quoted as saying quentin is unlikely even for the ALCS. seems a longshot for any appearance in the postseason, no matter how far the sox go.
ah. i thought from the mention of crede that it would be a more complete recap of the injury situation. makes sense.
White Sox essentially injury free? Carlos Quentin?
and i\'m sure you already know this but in case anyone else cares:
White Sox outfielder Carlos Quentin will undergo surgery Monday morning to have a screw inserted into his fractured right wrist. The team said that he will have the wrist re-evaluated in 2-3 weeks to \"determine how the healing process has progressed.\"
Thanks, Will. Big blow to the White Sox. I\'m curious as to why the Sox wouldn\'t have, for lack of a better word, noticed this particular injury before. Because he also had an injury to his forearm so the symptoms may have been overlapping? Didn\'t do scans before? Scans they did didn\'t show it? I guess, bottom line, I\'m wondering what type of scan yesterday (with results today, I guess) revealed the break. Thanks for any insight you could provide into the process.
Will, when you posted Quentin would be back today, I was really happy. Then a radio station in Chicago (WSCR) reported Quentin has a broken wrist and is likely done for the season. Do you have any update? Thanks a lot.