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yeah, i don't quite get this. Wacha was excellent in his debut, but most analysts have him with fringe ace potential. Why does Pecota like him so much more than other young guns, such as Teheran and Cole.
Very much appreciated!
The league I'm in uses CGs as a pitcher category. Dunno how common this is, but I'm wondering if it would it be an arduous task to add this to the stats PFM covers? I kept having to ballpark it last year, and I'm sure I was kidding myself with these estimates.
Great stuff on the YTD addition!
Ok, thanks. Any word on price?
Is there still going to be an app for iDevices? Which "include(s) expanded statistics and sortable projections so you can create your own leaderboards by position or statistic [and] refer to the app in-season, as it will include statistical updates throughout 2012, will there still be periodic updates throughout the season." Or has this been replaced by the iBooks version? If so, will this one somehow be updated? Can't think of how this would happen, so I'm guessing not.
I'm really excited about the app, but I can't imagine putting too many more dollars towards BPs web-based content. Any chance that subscribers will get a discount on the app? is that even technically possible?
No doubt that Pat is pretty bad out there in LF. But calling him a "strikeout machine" was a bit of a cheap shot, no? I mean, he was terrible in the playoffs, but the man had a .304 TA in his '10 tenure with the World Champs. Unless it was a reference to "The Machine"...
yeah, I got this as well.
Looking a lot more realistic now. Renteria's line still surprises, but let's hope it comes true. I do see Runzler getting a lot more innings than 25, and pitching better too. Also: Henry Sosa? I suppose he might show up through a long season, but I'd be surprised to see him get many innings.
I'm pleased with these at first glance. I'd sure take that line for Edgar!
He's up there - take another look.
As a power-starved Giants fan, I was especially thankful for this article. However, I was surprised that Troy Glaus' name didn't appear anywhere. I've begun to think he'd be a good, Delgado-like, pickup for our club, and perhaps preferable because he's a righty. I know that his body is fairly fragile, but am I missing something else?
MadBum is a southpaw
Any thoughts on Giants' set-up guy Sergio Romo (elbow)? Last I heard, he was just going to rest for 10 days, but it sounds worrisome.
Looks pretty reasonable, really. I have just a couple of quibbles, for now. I can\'t see Bowker getting anywhere near a quarter of the playing time at 1st after his clunker of a performance there last year. More confusing is the fact that Fred Lewis is slotted at 8th in the order. These are supposed to be realistic \"batter order\" slots, right?
Thanks so much for the new comments section.
Talk about a fix! I love reading this kind of stuff from all of you, since it is what most of us do to get through the winter anyway. More! I mean: more, please.
Not sure it\'s as simple as shifting Lewis to RF and sending Schierholtz packing for the Giants. They still have Winn and Rowand, so presumably they would have to take a hit on a salary dump deal to unload one of these guys. Unless they can do something like sell the Yanks on Rowand\'s gamerific reputation, a Manny deal appears to make even less sense.
Not sure that \"sloppy\" is the right word to describe the game. Mistakes were made, yes, and in Upton\'s case, a lackadaisical approach may have cost the Rays. But sloppy? Did you see Feliz play third? Did you watch Zobrist in right? What of Upton\'s throw to the plate? And since when is going 0-11 with RISP an index of sloppiness? That\'s mainly pitchers overmatching hitters, no?
When I talked about \"upside\" - and maybe it\'s the wrong word - I\'m simply saying that while Uggla has most likely reached close to his peak level, Lewis and Sanchez have likely not. Yes, Lewis and Uggla are near the same age, but the former has played one season as an everyday big leaguer, and the latter has played three. Lewis\' EQA of .281 last year was exactly what Uggla\'s was in his first full season. I expect that it will get better. Perhaps he will not ever reach Uggla\'s levels of offensive performance, but as you say (without defense) he is already \"middle of the pack\".
I\'m also not so sure that the Marlins are necessarily \"building for the future\". In fact, it would seem to me that they will need to placate the fanbase somewhat if they want to cut costs, and trading for major-league ready talent is the way to do this. What they realized is that they couldn\'t just club their way to the postseason, so they intend to retool with more defensively sound players (and presumably, more good pitching). Uggla\'s not only arb-eligible this year, but will be due a ton of cash. Unless Lewis puts up Uggla-like numbers this year, they would save a full year and (when Freddy is eligible in \'10), a load of cash as well.
As for Sanchez, you\'re right: he was no Lilly this year. However, he projects as a #3 (or possibly a #2), which is exactly what Lilly is, and his peak is definitely ahead of him.
BTW: I really like both Jack Cust and David Dejesus.
I suggest you take a look at this chart:
Lewis scores higher than Soriano and Matt Kemp in overall value - are they mediocre as well? - and Jonathan Sanchez was equivalent to Ted Lilly, a fairly well-regarded lefty. And this doesn\'t even begin to look at upside, where both Lewis and Sanchez have more potential for improvements than Uggla.
Uggla is a star, for sure, but he\'s also got his faults in the field. The Giants need the kind of sock he brings to the plate, but I would hope they wouldn\'t give up this much.
Sanchez and Lewis would get it done. In fact, that seems like too much. It\'s really not hard to come up with a number of possibilities.
I\'d love to see an article about Cain\'s value - real and perceived -and why it could be that he\'ll never be a true ace. On the surface, it seems to me that it has something to do with the fact that he has trouble putting guys away (and hitters can foul off many of his attempts to do so) . That said, I agree with some of the others commenting: Mr. Caroll\'s \"analysis\" here is much ado about nothing.