CSS Button No Image Css3Menu.com

Baseball Prospectus home
  
  
Click here to log in Click here for forgotten password Click here to subscribe

World Series time! Enjoy Premium-level access to most features through the end of the Series!

Articles Tagged Miguel Cairo 

Search BP Articles

All Blogs (including podcasts)

Active Columns

Authors

Article Types

Archives

08-24

comment icon

0

The Prospectus Hit List: Friday, August 24
by
Matthew Kory

04-18

comment icon

0

Collateral Damage Daily: Wednesday, April 18
by
Corey Dawkins

09-26

comment icon

5

Collateral Damage: Crunch Time
by
Corey Dawkins and Ben Lindbergh

08-14

comment icon

0

Tater Trot Tracker: Trot Times for August 13
by
Larry Granillo

04-08

comment icon

8

Baseball ProGUESTus: The Rookie Effect
by
Brian Mills

03-31

comment icon

10

The BP Broadside: Questions, Predictions, Worries, Distractions, and Other Mysteries of Opening Day, National League
by
Steven Goldman

06-01

comment icon

3

Transaction Action: NL Central Update
by
Christina Kahrl

04-05

comment icon

0

Fantasy Beat: Hot Spots: First Base, Third Base, and Designated Hitter
by
Michael Street

06-16

comment icon

13

Transaction Analysis: NL East Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

04-16

comment icon

20

Transaction Analysis: NL Roster Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

03-24

comment icon

9

Transaction Analysis: Eastern Promises
by
Christina Kahrl

06-15

comment icon

0

Fantasy Focus: Anticipating Moves
by
Jeff Erickson

01-13

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Moves from the Week that Was
by
Christina Kahrl

08-08

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: AL Roundup
by
Christina Kahrl

04-10

comment icon

0

Who Will Rid Me of This Pestilent McCovey?
by
Brandon Isleib

10-05

comment icon

0

Playoff Prospectus: Roster Reviews
by
Christina Kahrl

09-06

comment icon

0

Prospectus Notebook: COL, NYM, NYA
by
Baseball Prospectus

02-14

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: Offseason - The Easts
by
Christina Kahrl

11-17

comment icon

0

Prospectus Triple Play: Florida Marlins, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Pirates
by
Baseball Prospectus

10-19

comment icon

0

Prospectus Today: Wow!
by
Joe Sheehan

10-07

comment icon

0

Prospectus Today: Gardenhire Blows It
by
Joe Sheehan

03-11

comment icon

0

World Cup Comes to Baseball?
by
Nathan Fox

01-12

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: The Easts
by
Baseball Prospectus

06-25

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: June 16-22, 2003
by
Christina Kahrl

06-07

comment icon

0

Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003
by
Christina Kahrl

05-27

comment icon

0

Prospectus Triple Play: Chicago White Sox, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Oakland A's, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers
by
Baseball Prospectus

04-22

comment icon

0

Box Lunch: The Week in Box Scores, April 14-20
by
Keith Scherer

10-08

comment icon

0

Playoff Prospectus
by
Keith Law

No Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>

This is a BP Premium article. To read it, sign up for Premium today!

June 7, 2003 12:00 am

Transaction Analysis: May 27-June 5, 2003

0

Christina Kahrl

B.J. Surhoff and Deivi Cruz have compormising pictures of Orioles management. Darren Dreifort's latest injury has the Dodgers pondering his future yet again. The Brewers may have grasped the concept of sunk costs. The Phillies' bullpen is a mess. News, notes, and Kahrlisms from 25 major league teams in the latest edition of Transaction Analysis.

The rest of this article is restricted to Baseball Prospectus Subscribers.

Not a subscriber?

Click here for more information on Baseball Prospectus subscriptions or use the buttons to the right to subscribe and get access to the best baseball content on the web.


Cancel anytime.


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!


That's a 33% savings over the monthly price!

Already a subscriber? Click here and use the blue login bar to log in.

Fresh from a Memorial Day breather, Prospectus Triple Play returns with a double edition. BP looks at the happenings and trends for six big-league teams: the White Sox, Astros, Brewers, A's, Cardinals, and Rangers.

Read the full article...

So far, this column has been a day-by-day review of factoids. That's a fun and profitable way to review box scores, but this week I have re-oriented Box Lunch toward a topical focus, using Earl Weaver's maxims to introduce a variety of subjects. There's little worth knowing about baseball that Weaver hasn't already covered, and so far I have found more than 40 observations in Weaver on Strategy that are relevant to things we can study using box scores as the primary source. This week the emphasis is on how managers select and use their rosters. "When a manager has been pushing the same buttons day after day and losing, he'd better start pushing different ones." Alan Trammell is doing the drunkard's walk. On Wednesday he started Bobby Higginson in center field. It was the first time Higginson played the position in the majors, and he hasn't played there since. And then on Saturday, with his team sniffling along at 1-14 and losing its 16th game 9-2, Trammell had Craig Paquette pinch-hit for Higginson. It was the eighth inning and Royals reliever Albie Lopez was working on his fifth consecutive scoreless inning, so maybe it was despair, and maybe it was the managerial equivalent of Brownian Motion, but the move had no strategic justification. Removing your best hitter is the worst way to start a rally. Paquette is Trammell's de facto designated pinch-hitter, so maybe he was trying to keep Paquette fresh. Pinch-hitters come in cold and they can't really be kept fresh, but even if you could crisp them up with two or three swings every other day, what would be gained by wasting one of your stars' turns on a bag of sand like Paquette? It wasn't a platoon decision. Higginson is a lefty and Paquette and Lopez are righties. If Higginson was injured you can't tell by the box scores; he had played the previous inning and was back in the lineup the next day, and there was nothing in the next day's news about an injury to Higginson. All I can think of is that Trammell was either conceding the game by giving him a breather or--this has to happen sometimes--a leisurely bathroom break.

Alan Trammell is doing the drunkard's walk. On Wednesday he started Bobby Higginson in center field. It was the first time Higginson played the position in the majors, and he hasn't played there since. And then on Saturday, with his team sniffling along at 1-14 and losing its 16th game 9-2, Trammell had Craig Paquette pinch-hit for Higginson. It was the eighth inning and Royals reliever Albie Lopez was working on his fifth consecutive scoreless inning, so maybe it was despair, and maybe it was the managerial equivalent of Brownian Motion, but the move had no strategic justification. Removing your best hitter is the worst way to start a rally. Paquette is Trammell's de facto designated pinch-hitter, so maybe he was trying to keep Paquette fresh. Pinch-hitters come in cold and they can't really be kept fresh, but even if you could crisp them up with two or three swings every other day, what would be gained by wasting one of your stars' turns on a bag of sand like Paquette? It wasn't a platoon decision. Higginson is a lefty and Paquette and Lopez are righties. If Higginson was injured you can't tell by the box scores; he had played the previous inning and was back in the lineup the next day, and there was nothing in the next day's news about an injury to Higginson. All I can think of is that Trammell was either conceding the game by giving him a breather or--this has to happen sometimes--a leisurely bathroom break.

Read the full article...

October 8, 2001 12:00 am

Playoff Prospectus

0

Keith Law

Read the full article...

No Previous Tag Entries Next Tag Entries >>