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akcolonial
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akcolonial
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Great work, Jason. I definitely prefer it without the stars. It seems to me that "6 potential/high risk" is nearly as concise as "four stars" but contains ten times as much useful information.

 
akcolonial
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That is pretty bad economics. Those rules created a free market for baseball talent, versus the previous system that held salaries below their true market value. Paying players their true value doesn't mean bankruptcy, because presumably teams are rational and will not make contract commitments beyond their means.

 
akcolonial
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I'll miss the podcast, but if it has to end, this is the way it should go out. Congrats Sarge!

Aug 31, 2012 3:21 PM on Goodbye to the Internet
 
akcolonial
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It's painful as a Mariners fan to see Casey Kotchman suddenly putting up a great year after how bad he was last year. If they release Figgins, next year he'll be the new Jose Bautista.

 
akcolonial
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Oh Carlos Peguero, a crappy player even in AAA ball.

 
akcolonial
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I really don't understand PVORP. It doesn't seem to correlate to ERA or SIERA very well.

 
akcolonial
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Nice Minutemen reference.

Jun 29, 2011 11:44 AM on AL: Welcome to the Party
 
akcolonial
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Didn't the Padres win the NL West at 82-80 a few years back? That would make them the most feeble division winners ever.

Feb 19, 2010 6:12 PM on AL Central
 
akcolonial
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Man, lots of hate for Garrett Atkins in this article.

 
akcolonial
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I don't see why MLB moving beyond this means that Little League games would have to abandon human umps.

Oct 07, 2009 5:50 PM on July 15-21, 2002
 
akcolonial
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The feature to reply to an individual post isn't working for me, but this is in response to Bob: Human error is expected, but there's no reason why we should have to accept it. Balls and strikes can be called much more accurately with a computer, and other calls could be made using instant replay. We have the technology to avoid any human error, so why put up with it?

Oct 07, 2009 10:34 AM on Who Can Say No to Twins?
 
akcolonial
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Joe Maddon said that he was especially excited about the PTBNL. It seems hasty to rush off to judge this deal before we know who that is, given that the Angels have some valuable players (Wood, Rodriguez) knocking around with little in-house purpose.

 
akcolonial
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When you're 28 and your upside is "poor man's Juan Pierre," perhaps it's time to re-evaluate the way you play?

 
akcolonial
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The "trend" arrows seem messed up.

May 29, 2009 12:14 PM on Going Places
 
akcolonial
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Pierre "gets on base"? His OBP the last four years: .326, .330, .331, .327. Getting singles-happy for 114 AB doesn't change the fact that he's not very good.

May 28, 2009 8:34 AM on November 19-December 2
 
akcolonial
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Davejsch makes a great point, that probably needs to be expanded upon. Did the extra half pitch come from more foul tips, or from taking more balls? As to RiloBoxer, the idea is that because Manny is such a threat for a multiple base hit, its better to go after the hitter ahead of him, try to get him out on contact, then risk giving a walk. Even if you give up a few extra hits, you should also give up fewer walks, and in theory, have fewer base runners on for a guy that is always a threat to drive in runs. Thats how I\'ve always understood it anyways.

Oct 03, 2008 5:45 PM on May 21-27
 
akcolonial
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Don\'t forget that the Mets are only 1 game ahead of the Phillies, so any discussion about the NL Wild Card has to include them.

Sep 15, 2008 4:38 PM on Justice in Milwaukee
 
akcolonial
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May I suggest, the up and down career Pat \"The Bat\" Burrell? Especially his solid year at the end of a long contract.

Sep 04, 2008 10:39 PM on Ryan Ludwick