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jrfukudome
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I'm surprised he doesn't pull a neck muscle.

Oct 11, 2013 11:45 AM on Set-up the Fall Guy
 
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I'm surprised there was no mention of the stellar pitch framing...

 
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Thanks for your timely analysis. Any thoughts on Neil Ramirez as a possible peice?

Jul 22, 2013 9:29 PM on Garza's Trip
 
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Does the length of the trot correlate at all to total games played? I'm wondering if veterans are *allowed* to take longer trots but young bucks are encouraged to keep their head down and run around the bases faster.

Apr 16, 2013 12:18 PM on Trot Times for April 15
 
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Molina is God.

 
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Frank Tanana

 
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Did anyone swing at an intentional ball?

 
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He's not that much smaller than Cueto.

 
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no WAY im' giving up Kenndey there

 
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I agree. The article, while no doubt well-intentioned, comes off a bit strange.

Dec 25, 2012 5:23 AM on Remembering Ryan Freel
 
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But it is a salary dump. It's just a really well-executed salary dump.

 
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I highly doubt he turns out to be Mike Cameron. If he does, the Padres would be over the moon about it.

 
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I am now an Astros fan.

Aug 31, 2012 5:00 PM on Goodbye to the Internet
 
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That third pitch to Montero was a sinker at 77 mph?

 
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Great closing.

 
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Awesome, Larry. Thanks.

 
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R L L R L R L R R

Jul 06, 2012 5:09 PM on The Blind BABIP Test
 
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Your reading comprehension skills are poor.

Apr 20, 2012 12:02 AM on Freese Frame
 
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I admire Fidel too. You go, Ozzie!

Apr 10, 2012 6:34 PM on Tuesday, April 10
 
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Did Betancourt ever have Escobar's range?

Mar 16, 2012 6:13 PM on Royals Extend Escobar
 
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Awesome, Larry. Great way to close with the pitching wins.

 
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I love reading baseball analysis but I cringe when baseball writers start trying to get "creative" or "express themselves." It's not very interesting, and there are a lot of places to go for that besides BP.

 
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A question that has been answered.

 
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So was the return for Mike Adams (2&5) as good as the return for Adrian Gonzalez (6,7&13)?

 
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14/5? Please explain.

Dec 09, 2011 7:41 PM on More Moore in St. Pete
 
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He's not smart enough to fall asleep drunk at the wheel; he's gutsy enough.

 
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When the rumors about Theo's deal with the Cubs came out, the Red Sox should have publicly stated that they wanted to keep Theo. Instead, they jumped the gun and named Cherington the GM. They then appeared to realize (belatedly) that they had some leverage over the Cubs and are now attempting to exert it, but the leverage would have been much greater had they not named Cherington. The Sox may still get something out of it, but it seems like a clear misstep to me.

Oct 17, 2011 11:58 AM on The Epstein Holdup
 
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Congratulations, Theo Epstein!

Oct 12, 2011 11:05 AM on Cubs State of the Union
 
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Everybody should get Fielder.

Sep 13, 2011 1:23 AM on Seattle Mariners
 
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Did you post this on MLBTR?

Aug 20, 2011 8:06 PM on Multifold Changes
 
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Well done.

Aug 19, 2011 6:46 PM on Multifold Changes
 
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"Tim Wilken, the Cubs' scouting director, doesn’t necessarily disagree, but he also feels that Jackson possesses a sixth tool that will help propel him to stardom ..." Is that like umami?

Mar 04, 2011 8:01 AM on Brett Jackson
 
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Whoops. @DrDooby

 
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Kevin already answered this question. See above.

 
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Alskor's comment is interesting. Perhaps Melvin can hedge his bet a little bit here. He gets to take a run this year and, if Fielder does not re-sign, he can trade Greinke next offseason and get some of those prospects back.

 
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...and thus the need for the back-up plan.

 
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David Murphy doesn't say "dynasty" to me.

 
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"Scouts' take on various major leaguers" is one of my favorite features on BP.

Aug 13, 2010 8:30 AM on A Legend Takes Over
 
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Any thoughts on Pineda's secondary stuff? He can't live off the heat alone, can he?

 
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This is somewhat fantasy-related: I think we should be able to run a search to see who has the biggest "breakout" potential according to PECOTA...

 
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Kevin, Was the jump in Minor's velo predictable, or did the Braves just luck out?

 
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Does Teheran get a taste of Double-A this year?

 
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Very useful update, Marc. Thanks.

May 22, 2010 4:48 PM on Scherzer Update
 
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Are you buying into the power that Wallace is showing this year, or is it impossible to separate from the environment?

 
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Kevin - you watch a lot of minor league games, just how significant is this 5-homer binge? I know it's a small sample size, but is this an example of “signature significance”, where, in Rany's words, "a performance so dominant and rare that, even though it occurs in a small sample size, it presages a degree of quality in that player." Or is it just a fun fact?

 
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Thanks to you both!

 
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Bill, If you had to drop either Ian Kennedy or Bud Norris, who would you drop and why? Thanks!

 
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Ha!

 
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BP + Razzball = Awesome.

 
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Excellent modifies "talent," not "TAv."

Mar 18, 2010 8:26 AM on Put Up Your Dukes?
 
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How much of the blame for Meche's problems do you put at the feet of the Royals? This may be an unscientific observation, but it seems to me that they rode him like a dog last year. Pitch counts were high. He complained of discomfort; they skip the 5th starter to get to him. They ignore the red flags with the BBs, etc.

Mar 05, 2010 12:58 PM on Kansas City Royals
 
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"Bunting is pretty outdated. Everybody scores so many runs nowadays, it doesn’t make sense to play for one run unless it’s late in the game and it’s close. I hardly ever bunt early in a game, unless it’s with a pitcher. A big inning can win you a game. One run in the third inning can’t, unless you have Pedro pitching." -- Manny Acta

Feb 04, 2010 9:04 AM on Indian Spring
 
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Didn't the acquisition of Nyjer coincide with that?

Feb 03, 2010 11:26 AM on Indian Spring
 
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What is incorrect with your statement: The implication that the A's have not been competitive.

Dec 29, 2009 2:54 PM on A's Top 11 Prospects
 
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Wait. Are the Cubs getting $6 million or $9 million? The Tribune is reporting $9 million.

 
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Jose = Carlos

 
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Don't the two pics that the Phillies would have gotten if they had kept Lee (and let him walk) factor into the equation?

Dec 16, 2009 2:22 PM on Floridians Breathe Easy
 
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Don't you think they were just trying to get Greinke the win to boost his Cy Young chances? That begs the question: is getting the Cy Young in Zack's best interest if he gets hurt? But, unlike the Royals' other travesties this year, I think Trey was trying to look out for him. (Full Disclosure: I loathe Trey and Dayton.)

Sep 18, 2009 10:46 AM on Interest Over Impact
 
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Thanks, Kevin, for all you do!

Sep 15, 2009 2:15 PM on September 11
 
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Second!

Sep 15, 2009 2:13 PM on September 11
 
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We all know that it's common for young pitchers to get blasted when they first enter the league. Is there a point at which young pitchers generally start to turn a corner, or at least settle into who they are? Perhaps at 20 starts or 50 starts or 100 innings or 200 innings or something? Just thinking of a rule of thumb...

 
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*tips cap*

Aug 10, 2009 12:32 PM on August 10
 
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Yeah, because domestic battery is so funny.

Aug 10, 2009 11:25 AM on August 10
 
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You expect him to give up only 34 hits in his next 68 innings?

Aug 07, 2009 2:35 PM on Rangers vs. Angels
 
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True. As you said, "his inability to stop..."

Jul 09, 2009 11:15 AM on Big Steps Backwards
 
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I can't work up much faux anger about Jeffress smoking marijuana, considering what's been going on in the bigs for years...

Jul 09, 2009 9:39 AM on Big Steps Backwards
 
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It seems to me like the Royals have been working Meche very hard. He's been complaining about various minor ailments --- like his back --- but never got pushed back a day and then threw 130+ pitches to finish that shutout. It just seems like they should have backed off him.

Jun 30, 2009 9:56 AM on Pushing the Envelope?
 
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Kevin, do you think Smoak is ready for a call-up?

Jun 24, 2009 11:17 AM on June 24
 
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Fausto and Dallas

Jun 16, 2009 9:20 AM on Opponents of Quality
 
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Whoops! Will, any word on Franklin Morales?

Jun 09, 2009 11:14 AM on TRIPin?
 
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Kevin, any news on Franklin Morales?

Jun 09, 2009 10:29 AM on TRIPin?
 
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Does Zumaya still throw 100 mph?

May 29, 2009 8:14 AM on The First Coming
 
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Fair point, the market may have changed with Sabathia and Burnett and, in fact, it's always subject to change. But it's not "perfect value." It's not even good value. It's just "value." If Peavy drops off at all (and there are some reasons to think that he might --- injury, park effects), then you're overpaying him.

May 21, 2009 11:37 AM on There They Go Again
 
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Peavy makes A LOT of money; maybe he's worth the money, but he's not giving you much more. FanGraphs, for example, places Peavy's value over the last 3 years at $53 million. You're not going to get much more than what you paid for.

May 21, 2009 10:51 AM on There They Go Again
 
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What's Tony Thomas' ceiling? Is it something like Howie Kendrick?

Apr 13, 2009 11:00 AM on Monday Ten Pack
 
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Malbec is replacement-level wine.

Mar 31, 2009 4:32 PM on AL MVP
 
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Throw every day!

Mar 19, 2009 11:18 AM on September 5-18, 2001
 
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So give us the dish on Lopez! Also, why do you think Chris Young stopped running last year? Was that an injury, or was he following instructions?

Mar 04, 2009 8:10 AM on Arizona Diamondbacks