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2016 MLB Season Thread - Page 331

post #4951 of 5149
The hitting has been missing for a looooooong time. At least a bunch of dead weight is dropping from the payroll this year.
post #4952 of 5149
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

That 3 headed monster sure looked good while it lasted though. If only the hitting was commensurate you'd have quite the team. Bet Rondon's pissed.


Yeah, losing chapman does take away some of your teams hitting ability.

post #4953 of 5149
Um:

Andrew Marchand
ESPN Senior Writer


Alex Rodriguez said he is encouraged by a talk he had with the Yankees' sabermatricians, who told A-Rod his advance analytics are encouraging. When manager Joe Girardi was asked how A-Rod gets another chance when he isn't playing against lefties, righties and doesn't play defense, the manager said, "His time is going to come
. He is going to get more chances." Maybe, but it doesn't sound like many. A-Rod is hitting .206 with nine homers and 29 RBIs. He turns 41 on Wednesday.



Sabermetrics now includes clairvoyants?


I sort of get/assume what "advance analytics" means. But I still think it's hilarious that A-Rod would be encouraged because he cornered some data geek in the clubhouse who felt sorry for him a said, "Oh yeah, Alex. Totally. You're totally right. Yeah, you've sucked for several years now and are flirting with the Mendoza line, but that's all, um, a statistical aberration. Yeah, that's it. Everything's going to revert to the mean and you'll start hitting like you're 27 again soon. The numbers are totally pointing that way. I mean, the law of averages says you have to catch a break sometime, right? Chin up, buddy. Don't worry, it'll all be fine!"
post #4954 of 5149
Well.. Encouraging is relative.
post #4955 of 5149
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Yeah, losing chapman does take away some of your teams hitting ability.

Uh, no. Chapman protects Yankee hitting. They just haven't been able to hit consistently.

Why must one always explain things to people from LA?

Must be the smog.
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post #4957 of 5149
Chris Sale making strong case for Most Butthurt Player award.

And super insightful analytical piece on espn.com concluding that teams that lose 8 out of 9 games following the All Star break (in this case the Giants) are less likely to make the playoffs than teams that win more games.
Edited by lawyerdad - 7/26/16 at 12:43pm
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Chris Sale making strong case for Most Butthurt Player award.

And super insightful analytical piece on espn.com concluding that teams that lose 8 out of 9 games following the All Star break (in this case the Giants) are less likely to make the playoffs than teams that win more games.

Bite your tongue! smile.gif
post #4959 of 5149
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

Bite your tongue! smile.gif
If it makes you feel any better, I'm sure advanced sabermetric analysis would also suggest that all else being equal, teams that lose a player like Kershaw for a significant part of the srason are less likely to be successful than teams that have a healthy Kershaw for the full season.
post #4960 of 5149
No reason except general awesomeness:

post #4961 of 5149

How did the Brewers have 5 errors in a single game?  Time to send some people back to A leagues.

Also, how did the Marlins put up 16 hits and Yelich didn't have one of them.

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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

If it makes you feel any better, I'm sure advanced sabermetric analysis would also suggest that all else being equal, teams that lose a player like Kershaw for a significant part of the srason are less likely to be successful than teams that have a healthy Kershaw for the full season.

True, Dat
post #4963 of 5149
Giants in flat spin.

Will Nunez and the return of Pence help right the ship, or will a Ryan Braun-like presence be needed???

I wonder if they'll run more with Nunez there- kind of doubt it.
post #4964 of 5149
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Originally Posted by Steve B. View Post

Giants in flat spin.

Will Nunez and the return of Pence help right the ship, or will a Ryan Braun-like presence be needed???

I wonder if they'll run more with Nunez there- kind of doubt it.
Yeah, probably a bummer for people who own Nunez in fantasy. Maybe bit more run production batting in SF's lineup, but I suspect he'll be stealing bases at a significantly reduced rate.
post #4965 of 5149
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Yeah, probably a bummer for people who own Nunez in fantasy. Maybe bit more run production batting in SF's lineup, but I suspect he'll be stealing bases at a significantly reduced rate.

Thankfully, I only have him in one league. Assuming the Giants make the playoffs, all bets with Bochy are off, and I bet they turn him loose.
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