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Old August 22 2014, 05:42 PM   #646
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Re: 2014 MLB Season: How Many Pitchers Will Die For Our Sins?

I think the Red Sox have decided to move on from Jackie Bradley. Which is too bad, I like him a lot, but for some reason he just hasn't been able to figure out how to hit Major League pitching. I wouldn't be surprised if he becomes part of some package in an offseason trade for a pitcher. As for Betts, I don't think they've given up on him yet, since they haven't really given him much time yet to show what he can do.
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Old August 23 2014, 05:06 AM   #647
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Re: 2014 MLB Season: How Many Pitchers Will Die For Our Sins?

And the Jays continue their freefall.

And somehow the GM and manager are expected to keep their jobs next season.
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Old August 23 2014, 01:30 PM   #648
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Only one game behind now.
Sonny G. goes almost a complete game. 5-3 Oakland. Let's go A's!
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Old August 23 2014, 02:54 PM   #649
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not sure about Castillo, but happy to see the move. Sox have the payroll flexibility, and these are the kinds of moves they need to make occasionally. And OF FAs aren't looking special, and we're not deep in the minors there, so why not? Agree with sentiment that hope it isn't a makeup call for missing on Abreu. Abreu would have been a perfect fit, and would have meant not resigning Napoli (not bad, just was at the same time, so would have been a wash there).

See what the offseason brings, but looks like Bradley is going to have to go somewhere, or stay in the minors for depth for now Amazing glove, bat isn't ready yet. Certainly shaping up for the Sox to make a big move somewhere, though....
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Old August 23 2014, 03:04 PM   #650
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Manny Machado is out for the year. Fucking hell, just when everything was looking up for the O's.

Edit: Here's a fun video, Eric Gagne vs. Bonds. Bonds pulls a 101 mph fastball completely out of the stadium, then hits the next pitch to straight center. It's a crime he isn't in the Hall.

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Old August 23 2014, 07:19 PM   #651
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Manny will be missed, but the O's hopefully will find a way to keep plugging away.

Now he's had a third major injury to his knees. Not that its any excuse for throwing a bat, but he was reacting to a second close call to his knees in a matter of days. If I were that young with that much talent, I'd be upset if an opposing team was going after my knees.

Now the folks who said he got what he deserved can come out and gloat.
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Old August 24 2014, 05:49 PM   #652
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So because I was horrified at Javier Baez's strikeout rate, I decided to check his TTO percentage on Fangraphs (shut up, I was bored). Baez's current TTO is 52.56%, but obviously he doesn't qualify due to a lack of plate appearances. The leader of the league is (of course) Adam Dunn, who just so happens to have a TTO percentage of exactly 50 right now (19 homers, 64 walks and 125 strikeouts in 416 plate appearances).


Other notables:

Chris Davis: 49.89%
Chris Carter: 46.49%
Giancarlo Stanton: 46.22%
Mike Napoli: 45.63%
B.J. Upton: 41.70%
Mike Trout: 41.64%
Carlos Santana: 41.34%
Ryan Howard: 41.33%
Justin Upton: 40.93%
Paul Goldschmidt: 40.29%
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Old August 24 2014, 07:29 PM   #653
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Re: 2014 MLB Season: How Many Pitchers Will Die For Our Sins?

Go A's (I have nothing more to add)
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Old August 24 2014, 09:09 PM   #654
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So because I was horrified at Javier Baez's strikeout rate, I decided to check his TTO percentage on Fangraphs (shut up, I was bored). Baez's current TTO is 52.56%, but obviously he doesn't qualify due to a lack of plate appearances. The leader of the league is (of course) Adam Dunn, who just so happens to have a TTO percentage of exactly 50 right now (19 homers, 64 walks and 125 strikeouts in 416 plate appearances).


Other notables:

Chris Davis: 49.89%
Chris Carter: 46.49%
Giancarlo Stanton: 46.22%
Mike Napoli: 45.63%
B.J. Upton: 41.70%
Mike Trout: 41.64%
Carlos Santana: 41.34%
Ryan Howard: 41.33%
Justin Upton: 40.93%
Paul Goldschmidt: 40.29%
What, did you see his 4AB, 4SO line from yesterday?

I only surprised has actually has 4BB. For a while, his BA & OBP were the same.
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Old August 24 2014, 09:29 PM   #655
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Re: 2014 MLB Season: How Many Pitchers Will Die For Our Sins?

Walk-off!!!!!
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Old August 24 2014, 11:47 PM   #656
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So because I was horrified at Javier Baez's strikeout rate, I decided to check his TTO percentage on Fangraphs (shut up, I was bored). Baez's current TTO is 52.56%, but obviously he doesn't qualify due to a lack of plate appearances. The leader of the league is (of course) Adam Dunn, who just so happens to have a TTO percentage of exactly 50 right now (19 homers, 64 walks and 125 strikeouts in 416 plate appearances).


Other notables:

Chris Davis: 49.89%
Chris Carter: 46.49%
Giancarlo Stanton: 46.22%
Mike Napoli: 45.63%
B.J. Upton: 41.70%
Mike Trout: 41.64%
Carlos Santana: 41.34%
Ryan Howard: 41.33%
Justin Upton: 40.93%
Paul Goldschmidt: 40.29%
What, did you see his 4AB, 4SO line from yesterday?
I'm actually genuinely troubled by Baez's K rate, and Bryant's is even worse. I know that Epstein and Hoyer were always planning on stockpiling hitters and then buying pitchers when the window opened, but I'm worried that there's a systemic issue in the Cubs' farm. "Pray for the dinger" was the team's institutional philosophy 15 years ago, and we saw how well that worked out.
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Old August 25 2014, 10:05 AM   #657
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LOL!!

Is there any fanbase that is so thoroughly and regularly screwed over as Marlin fans?

A's finally got back in the win column last night. Thanks Mets!
I don't understand how an owner is allowed to run a team into the ground and they just let him buy another one?
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Old August 26 2014, 03:01 PM   #658
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All tied up in the AL west
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Old August 26 2014, 03:02 PM   #659
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Stupid Marlins....



We have a serious pitching problem heading down the stretch.
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Old August 26 2014, 03:07 PM   #660
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Stupid Marlins....



We have a serious pitching problem heading down the stretch.
Mike Trout's production seems to be flat-lining as well.

I am really concerned that the eventual winner of the AL West will be so bloodied by the end of the season that they will get swept by the Royals or O's.
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