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Any concern about Encarnacion's 23% strikeout rate?
First -- thanks for replying, Sam.
I'm saying what BP's viewpoint is -- and probably should have said "seems to be" -- based on the fact that these April Fools-ish articles continue to be published at odd times (i.e., not on April 1) and, thought I certainly may have missed it, I haven't really seen much of a response or any comment from BP.
As another commenter said, if it has to be explained, it's not a joke. It's not that you're not funny or we hate you or your articles, it's just that when you/BP continue to mix these kind of articles in, seemingly randomly, with your other content, it's just downright confusing. Maybe some sort of labeling would do the trick, like Fangraphs' now-defunct "NotGraphs."
And I don't believe this is really your take on the NLCS. Or that "the point wasn't to be funny." You're a good baseball analyst and this is 1,000+ words of made-up quotes and nonsense. A lot of us would love to hear your actual take on the game -- unless you're saying that the NLCS is a joke?
BP has continued to run this kind of article (joking, sarcastic, whatever you want to call it) for a while now. The general tenor of comments on these stories is annoyance and confusion, and BP is apparently fine with that. Their viewpoint is, more or less, "Haha, you haters that don't immediately get our humor are hilarious. Get a life, people!" If you make an argument that BP readers don't necessarily want wannabe Onion articles mixed in with otherwise terrific baseball coverage, you just don't have a sense of humor.
God forbid baseball fans would be interested in a BP take on the NLCS!
Yeah, April Fool's in July? Why? Obviously a lot of effort went into this post, but.... why?
My main takeaway is that because he's a lefty and has a quick sidestep delivery, it doesn't matter if he never, or even poorly, throws to first. There's no need for this kind of exaggeration, though:
"If you’re looking for someone to pitch Game 7 of the World Series, to make a 3-2 pitch with bases loaded and the game on the line, and yes, even attempt a crucial pick-off throw, I’ll take <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=45548">Jon Lester</a></span> 10 out of 10 times."
Why would Jon Lester by the one guy in the world, with absolute certainty (10 out of 10 times!) you'd want to make a crucial pick-off throw? He's done nothing to show that he's secretly amazing at it, so why not <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=49786">Clayton Kershaw</a></span>, for example?
Someone needs to stop Lucroy from doing that big Kendrys Morales-like leap into the scrum!
Crazy is right. I keep thinking that he HAS to be kidding about the whole thing. His arguments just make 0.0% sense.
What's going on with Javier Baez? He came back from his ankle injury, plaayed one game, and so far as I can tell, has been sitting out soon. Did he re-injure it or what??
A bullpen so inept you can only LOL at it.
Zachary, does ESPN make you dumb down (i.e., use less charts and numbers) when you post columns there?
So according to the 20-80 speed chart, Billy Hamilton has 140 speed? Does he have the single best tool anyone has ever had?