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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I found it funny that moments before the announcers had been sharply criticizing the Red Sox for having Napoli hold the runner at first (thereby leaving a hole on the right side of the infield) rather than just conceding the steal and playing the infielders straight-away, but conveniently forgot that fact after the pick-off.

lawlz. totally for got about that.

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sidebar - not a big fan of these chrysler commercials with cabrerra they keep playing, but that one shot of him cranking that high fastball into the sky is awesome.
post #3407 of 5169
Whether there truly is such a thing as a clutch hitter or not, there's no way you can be a cardinals fan and not feel a tinge of fear whenever Ortiz steps up
post #3408 of 5169
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Originally Posted by HRoi View Post

Whether there truly is such a thing as a clutch hitter or not, there's no way you can be a cardinals fan and not feel a tinge of fear whenever a guy who is hitting .347 this postseason steps up because he gets hits more often than everyone else.

 

I agree.

post #3409 of 5169
and better than .700 in the WS. pretty clutch,no?
post #3410 of 5169

Just a well timed hot streak. His postseason average is only .003 higher than his career average and his slugging is .001 less.

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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I found it funny that moments before the announcers had been sharply criticizing the Red Sox for having Napoli hold the runner at first (thereby leaving a hole on the right side of the infield) rather than just conceding the steal and playing the infielders straight-away, but conveniently forgot that fact after the pick-off.

haha... good point. they were talking shit about that.
post #3412 of 5169
David Ortiz: "I was born for this." Yes, indeed, he was. What's he batting in this series, .733? And the rest of the team is .144 Incredible!
post #3413 of 5169
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Originally Posted by in stitches View Post

sidebar - not a big fan of these chrysler commercials with cabrerra they keep playing, but that one shot of him cranking that high fastball into the sky is awesome.
I just saw the commercial you are referring to.the hilarious thing about these Chrysler commercials is that they talk about excellence and competing with the best and becoming a global standard, and they feature the Chrysler 200 (aka Sebring) - the most vanilla, unremarkable, worse than mediocre car you can buy today. I've never seen this car driven by anyone who wasn't renting it.

The Miguel Cabrera commercial is even funnier considering that Lamborghini is naming a car after him (well, not really but there will be a Lamborghini Cabrera coming out)
post #3414 of 5169
ortiz is a beast.

that was a boring game. y no game ending shenanigans?
post #3415 of 5169
Not MLB but funny stuff

http://thebiglead.com/2013/10/29/san-diego-state-baseball-team-played-a-game-wearing-halloween-costumes-and-it-was-awesome/
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

haha... good point. they were talking shit about that.

To be fair, I somewhat agreed with them. Not entirely so. First, I think there's something to be said for preserving the force out at second. Second, if you let him steal second, he's one bag closer to third base. And it's well-established that bad things happen for the Sox when they have to throw to third base.





(Kinda serious about the first point. The second, not so much.)
post #3417 of 5169
^ hear you, but they're up 3-2 now and tomorrow's game is gonna be good!
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Originally Posted by Kid Nickels View Post

^ hear you, but they're up 3-2 now and tomorrow's game is gonna be good!

Do.Not.Throw.To.Third.
post #3419 of 5169
very interesting, the gold glove voting [finally] factored in fielding statistics, and not just errors but defensive runs saved.

working in NYC i had to listen to some co-workers complain that Cano was robbed for the 2nd baseman GG. when you ask them why he's a better 2nd baseman they'll give the typical answers:

- cano has better range!
- cano has a cannon, way stronger arm than pedroia!
- cano makes things look effortless!
- cano has a bigger bat! :face palm:



i knew some stat nerd would find this though:

Troy Reinhalter (through Facebook):

"in 2013, pedey leads cano in DRS 15 to 6, UZR (10.9 to 0.8), out of zone plays (63 to 50), and range rating (8.9 to 1.3).

expand it out to a four-year sample (since most believe defensive stats need 3 years to stablize), and pedey leads in DRS 49 to 38, UZR 43.3 to 9.0, and range rating 26.1 to -2.2. "



So pedrioa has better range, cano might have a stronger arm but it doesn't make up for his lack of range. Also it tickles me at how yankee fans can simultaneously complain about Cano being "lazy" and makes things look so smooth/natural/slick. Pedrioa makes things look harder by "diving for everything".


the Gold Glove awards are finally getting better! PROGRESS!
post #3420 of 5169

Players who did not deserve Gold Gloves 2013 and their betters below.

 

NL

 

1b - Paul Goldschmidt UZR 5.4 DRS 13

       Anthony Rizzo UZR 8.4 DRS 16

 

2b - Brandon Phillips UZR 8.6 DRS 1

       Darwin Barney UZR 12.5 DRS 11

 

AL

 

1b - Eric Hosmer UZR 2.5 DRS 3

      Mike Napoli UZR 9.7 DRS 10

 

CF - Adam Jones UZR -6.8 DRS -2

       Leonys Martin UZR 10.3 DRS 14

 

Adam Jones was clearly the worst winner this year.

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