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potterjd
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potterjd
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Where is <span class="playerdef"><a href="http://www.baseballprospectus.com/card/card.php?id=100193">Devon Travis</a></span>? In the last 4 weeks 356/367/621 with 12/3/17/2.

May 31, 2017 8:25 AM on Second Base
 
potterjd
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Hey, Giants fans! Where's the love for Lon Simmons (if you grew up in the 60's) and the thinking man's game caller, Hank Greenwald?

 
potterjd
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Maybe Ortiz was simply trying to say that it's better to focus on winning games when your in a tight pennant race and putting the lead-off hitter on base is not an action that contributes to wins.

 
potterjd
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Love the new feature -- Mid-Season Outliers. I go back to the annual publication many times during year to review player comments. It's great to read fresh commentary in the context of in-season performance.

Jul 16, 2013 10:57 AM on Corner Infield
 
potterjd
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Excellent article, Sam. Given the importance of exploiting any competitive advantage, no matter how subtle, I hope the Giants are reading your words, too.

 
potterjd
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Just to clarify: the comment under Manager Stolen Base Aggressiveness that reads, " . . . add or subtract four or five percent . . ." means four or five percentage points. Is that true? The example of six to eight attempts seems to support percentage points.

 
potterjd
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My recollection of the All-Star rosters of the 60's and 70's is that they were composed of players whose selections were based on their "bodies of work." Players were considered to be All-Stars based on their relative performance at their respective positions over their entire careers and not just the first 75 games of the current season. For example, Johnny Bench was an All-Star from 1968 through 1980. Yet, his performance in a couple of years -- 1971 and 1976 (age 28 season) -- were less than Bench-like. Still, I expected to see him starting for the NL since he was the best catcher of his generation. That's what I remember. As I enter my mid-50's, it's possible that my memory is fading or that the purpose of the All-Star Game has changed.

Jul 01, 2011 10:19 AM on Staff Picks for 2011