there would have to be some to wash away
|13 weeks 6 hours ago||The OP was so bad nobody||
The OP was so bad nobody commented on the misspelling of a former players name until the 29th post.
Pretty impressive really.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||During this 6-16 stretch, the||
During this 6-16 stretch, the offense has averaged 3.46 runs per game.
That is abysmal, they haven't scored enough for the Tigers to be an above .500 team, even if the starting rotation was pitching like they did last year.
|15 weeks 12 hours ago||Yeah, Hannibal defintely has||
Yeah, Hannibal defintely has that in its favor, in terms of not having some boring/horrible characters.
GoT obviously has to cover a lot of different plots/storylines so inevitably there are going to be some characters that just take away from the show.
In Hannibal, it seems like at least one of Will, Jack, or Hannibal is in every scene, and they're all good characters.
I'm just surprised a show like it is on NBC, can't remember the last time I would rate a show on one of the major networks as one of the best on air.
|15 weeks 12 hours ago||How was the 4th season of||
How was the 4th season of Boardwalk Empire?
I saw the first two episodes and haven't finished yet.
I almost gave up on the show during the third season, which was painful to watch at times, before the final two or three episodes where it ended strong.
|15 weeks 12 hours ago||Yeah, Hannibal is great, I||
Yeah, Hannibal is great, I was pretty surprised by how good it was.
It's not better than GoT, but probably the 2nd best show currently airing.
|15 weeks 1 day ago||Same. 40 minutes of non-stop||
40 minutes of non-stop action will never make for great viewing, it's simply not possible.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||The dude has a 169 wRC+ this||
The dude has a 169 wRC+ this year.
I'm fine with saying that he doesn't have any room to improve upon what he's done, because at this level, he is an elite, top 5 hitter, and there's not much room to improve at that level.
Brian Hunter (whichever one you're talking about) was a below league average hitter.
You are either severly overrating Brian Hunter (by assuming he was an all-star caliber hitter) or are severly underrating Stanton, who has been a top 10 hitter in all of baseball since 2011.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Stats like xFIP and SIERA are||
Stats like xFIP and SIERA are far more accurate for predicting future performance than past ERA.
This isn't some opinion, research has proven it to be true.
So when looking to project future performance, you should look at those stats, and not ERA, which is a very poor predictor of future ERA.
The fact is, sabermetrics are more valuable than the basic stats you learn growing up. There is a reason every single MLB team has sabermetric departments, because they provide a far more accurate way to evaluate not only past performance, but also to project future performance.
Here are some articles which demonstrate that these stats are more useful than ERA in predicting future performance:
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Avila has hit 5th for a grand||
Avila has hit 5th for a grand total of 3 PAs this season.
He's primarily been the 7th (88 PAs), or 8th (50 PAs) hitter this season.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Getting rid of Doug Fister||
Getting rid of Doug Fister and not getting fair value in return was a mistake.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||There is some hope that||
There is some hope that Jackson can bounce back.
He's actually got his K% to a reasonable 18.8%, and his got a good BB% at 9.4%.
His problem is mostly just BABIP related it seems.
His career slash line and BABIP on fly balls is .210/.204/.553 and .146.
For this year his line and BABIP on fly balls is .140/.125/.386 and .082.
And to make matters worse, he's got a GB/FB ratio of 0.72, while his career GB/FB ratio is 1.32. Jackson hitting more FBs should actually be a good thing, and it will be if he is able to do so and maintain his career slah line on fly balls going forward.
He's also well below his career norms of LD, where his slash line is .680/.677/.980 with a .673 BABIP.
This year on LDs he's only hitting .476/.476/.714 with a .476 BABIP.
If he's able to approach his career numbers in those two categories going forward, he should be able to provide a plus bat in CF going forward.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||Correct. Using ERA to||
Using ERA to evaluate RPs in such a small sample size is silly.
And when projecting future performance, which is what we're doing here, it is entirely uselss and shouldn't be considered at all.
And a sample size of 1/3 season is small, far too small to really guage anything, even for position players.
Hell, even a full season isn't really a big enough sample size to evaluate true talent level.
As for Nathan, I never suggested he will turn around.
I said if he did, the Tigers would have a top 10 bullpen, without having to make any major changes or additions. If he doesn't, overall they are still an average bullpen. If he's unable to turn it around, he'll simply be removed from the closers role, and his negative impact will be lessened.
As for what xFIP is, it's actually a useful stat in terms of predicting future performance. ERA on the other hand is not. So when we're projecting what the Tigers bullpen will do going forward, it is a stat to consider, whereas their ERA to this point is not.
|15 weeks 2 days ago||New Mexico only has a BB/9 of||
New Mexico only has a BB/9 of 3 so far this season. He's a quality RP, but for some reason people seem to discredit him. When he is healthy, he is an effective RP. The highest xFIP he's ever had in a season is 3.48.
The only problem with the bullpen is Coke and Nathan.
Coke won't be around much longer, so he's not a problem.
If Nathan can turn it around to be just a solid RP, the Tigers would have a top 10 bullpen.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Well, that's not entirely||
Well, that's not entirely true.
None of the Tigers RPs has pitched more than 24 IP so far this season. In a sample size that small, their past ERA is more or less useless in terms of predicting their future ERA, and it's really not all that great of an indicator of their current performance.
The Tigers bullpen is 11th in K/BB, 13th in WHIP, 22nd in FIP, 14th in xFIP, and 12th in SIERA.
The Tigers bullpen is pretty much average, certainly not close to the worst, and that's even with Phil Cokes numbers dragging them down, and he won't be around much longer.
So just letting the sample size grow will fix the bullpen, that and replacing Phil Coke with anybody.
And if Nathan can just give us a roughly 3.50 ERA going forward, the Tigers bullpen could very well creep into the top 10.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Relivers are generally pretty||
Relivers are generally pretty cheap in trades. They don't have all that much trade value.
|15 weeks 3 days ago||Actually, catchers with an||
Actually, catchers with an OBP of .340 aren't on the waiver wire, pretty much ever, they're pretty valuable players, and are a good bargin at 4.4 million.
Suarez will be given the opportunity to lose the job, he's just out for a couple days after his Prince Fielder impersenation.
|18 weeks 14 hours ago||Shouldn't be hard to||
Shouldn't be hard to believe.
Davis is evidently a bad defender, he takes horrible routes, and he'd be Delmon esque out there if he wasn't fast as hell.
|18 weeks 14 hours ago||Dirks is a much better||
Dirks is a much better defender than Davis, and is a better hitter against RHP.
Davis is a lousy defender.
You're right though, Dirks is a mediocre player.
|18 weeks 14 hours ago||Haha, I think that's a||
Haha, I think that's a standard nickname for him.
|21 weeks 4 days ago||What risks are involved||
What risks are involved exactly?
He got ejected, nothing else will come off this.
The other players don't really care he used pine tar, it won't impact any future contract negotiations, he won't be fined, it won't have any significant impact on his image like a positive HGH test would. The biggest hit to his image that will result from this is that people will think he's an idiot for putting it on his neck, where it was easily visible to all, not that he was using pine tar.
|24 weeks 2 days ago||Pete Rose isn't a top 25||
Pete Rose isn't a top 25 hitter of all time.
Cabrera will assuredely go down as a better htiter than Rose.
|25 weeks 4 days ago||There is no doubt whatsoever||
There is no doubt whatsoever that it is a good business decision.
It's a matter of whether it is a wise decision in terms of managing the baseball team.
|25 weeks 5 days ago||Not quite the same, but back||
Not quite the same, but back in high school soccer, we did have some team celebrate and take team pictures on our field after they tied us.
|26 weeks 7 hours ago||Thoughts:||
Scoring points has a great correlation to winning than rebounding.
|26 weeks 7 hours ago||How did you managed to type||
How did you managed to type this out and still not realized how dumb your point is?
Unlike the "chalk" rankings which rates the top 16 teams 1-4, thus ensuring that none the top 16 teams will face each other prior to the sweet 16, 6 of kenpoms top 16 teams (florida vs. pitt, tenn vs. duke, witchita vs. kent) would have met prior to the sweet 16.
At most, Kenpom could have had 13 of his top 16 teams in the sweet 16.
Getting 10/13 is actually good, though the sample is obviously too small to either credit or discredit his rankings.
|40 weeks 3 days ago||It's written by a Bama fan.||
It's written by a Bama fan.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||We're about 6 or 7 wins worse||
We're about 6 or 7 wins worse than were last year, need to add a good hitting 3B/LF at the least.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||Improved it from where it was||
Improved it from where it was earlier today? Yeah.
Is it improved from the same bullpen that imploded during the postseason?
The issue was not closing, Benoit was terrific last year, and it is highly unlikely Nathan will outperform what Benoit provided.
We need more depth, so it is still necessary to add another arm or two to help solidify the middle relief.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||"If Dombrowski could have||
"If Dombrowski could have gotten more, he would have."
DD could have gotten more, that is a simple fact.
From a Keith Law article...
"I've spoken to numerous team executives who were shocked at the return for Fister and wish they had been given the opportunity to offer more or to try to assemble a multi-team deal that would give the Tigers the specific pieces they wanted. One contending team's GM, known to be looking for another starter, told me he hadn't talked to the Tigers about Fister in weeks. Another exec with a contender indicated something similar. "
So let's get the notion that maybe that's all the value that Fister could have gotten back in a trade out of here now, but it's simply not true. He had far more value than a loogy (who has little to no value), a crappy utility player (who literally has no value) and a decent prospect, who is outside of every publications top 100. It's evident that DD values Ray far more than everyone else, and that's where the disconnect lies.
|41 weeks 6 days ago||DD has made bad trades||
DD has made bad trades before.
|43 weeks 4 days ago||Castellanos value is tied to||
Castellanos value is tied to his bat. Not sure who you're talking to, but they clearly are clueless. Castellanos was rated so highly at the draft because of his bat, he's valued as a top prospect because of his bat. He projects well as a hitter, unfortunately his defense projects poorly.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Nobody who has ever seen||
Nobody who has ever seen Castellanos at 3B would consider comparing him to Iglesias defensively.
Here's a quote from an insider on another baord I post on in regards to Castellanos:
"Castellanos was considered a below-average defender at third base prior to his move to the outfield. There were a host of scouts, including myself, who questioned his long term potential at third base and projected him as a fringy defender there, at best. In all honesty, he would have been lucky to develop Miguel Cabrera's present ability at third base; and without the offensive potential of Cabrera, I'm not sure that's sufficient. To date, in all my conversations, I've not heard any discussion of Castellanos moving back to third base, or even the potential for considering such a move. He's an outfielder and barring a drastic shift in organizational philosophy with respect to Castellanos' development, he's going to remain an outfielder long term."
He projects to be below average at best defensively, with the liklihood being greater that his defense is too bad at the position for his offense to outweigh it.
His move to the OF demonstrates that. You simply don't move players down the defensive spectrum in the minor leagues if you think they are capable of playing that position in the MLs.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Castellanos is not a natural||
Castellanos is not a natural 3rd baseman.
He didn't play 3B until he was drafted, and that's because he obviously wasn't gonna stay at SS where he played in HS.
He projects poorly defensively at 3B.
|43 weeks 5 days ago||Castellanos to 3rd isn't an option||
He's worse defensively than Cabrera, they'd just keep Cabrera there.
|46 weeks 1 day ago||When you are given an||
When you are given an academic scholarship, do you not have to meet minimum requirements to continue receiving that scholarship?
Why whould it be any different for a football scholarship? If the player doesn't perform well enough, he didn't do his part to earn the scholarship, just as if somebody on an academic scholarship comes in and fails half his classes, they will rightfully lose their scholarship.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Lamont will stay on as bench||
Lamont will stay on as bench coach, he had Ausmus have worked together before and have a good relationship.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||1. It wasn't Brad Ausmus. 2.||
1. It wasn't Brad Ausmus.
2. That's seriously the most retarded logic one can employ. Think before you post something completely moronic.
|46 weeks 2 days ago||Thankfully you didn't get||
Thankfully you didn't get your wish.
Seriously, Gibson is awful, if he never played for the Tigers nobody would be calling for him.
He still believe grit is important lol.
|48 weeks 16 hours ago||Please no. I'd like a manager||
I'd like a manager that acknowledges the importance of OBP.
|48 weeks 16 hours ago||Worst logic ever? A managers||
Worst logic ever?
A managers impact is minimal, Leyland gets no credit for the Tigers recent success.
He also gets no blame for their postseason failures.
Truth is, DD has built a very good, but not great team. The expectation should never have been WS or bust, the Tigers aren't close to being a good enough team for that to matter.
They have a lot going for them, a historically dominant starting rotation and the best hitter in the game. But they also have many flaws, aun unbalanced lineup, a bad defensive team, a poor bullpen, and horrid baserunning. All those flaws were exposed in the playoffs again, which is why they lost.
I'd rather see DD go then Leyland and I don't like Leyland because he's a poor in game strategist, but he has done a good job managing the clubhouse, and his impact on a game is mostly nonexistent, so whatever.
DD has been able to build a great foundation, but he's been absolutely horrible at filling out the back end of a roster, and his horrible drafting has left us a barren farm system.
|48 weeks 16 hours ago||Gibson would be awful, mostly||
Gibson would be awful, mostly because he's a horrible manager who still thinks grittiness wins.
|48 weeks 6 days ago||If you place your lunchbox in||
If you place your lunchbox in the middle of your desk, you only need one.
|49 weeks 2 days ago||vipboxonline.eu will have a||
vipboxonline.eu will have a link.
|50 weeks 3 days ago||Pretty sure he plays some||
Pretty sure he plays some pretty good competition in La.
|50 weeks 4 days ago||Yes, it can be said about||
Yes, it can be said about baseball as well.
That's mostly because PEDs don't really impact a players performance in baseball.
The only people who actually think taking PEDs help improve performance are simply ignorant.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||Him and Stauskus together||
Him and Stauskus together would cause a lot of issues.
|50 weeks 5 days ago||With Walton and Spike already||
With Walton and Spike already on the team, and Michigan looking in good position for a couple of top PGs in the 2015 recruiting class, I don't see Chatman playing PG for Michigan.
|1 year 6 days ago||Smith already has an offer||
Smith already has an offer from Meyer.
And it is committable, Glenville kids always have a spot once their offered.
|1 year 6 weeks ago||The Wire is better.||
The Wire is better.
|1 year 10 weeks ago||Yeah, Tillman being on the||
Yeah, Tillman being on the roster is pretty much a joke.
Dude has been a solid pitcher this year, but no more.
|1 year 13 weeks ago||Not really funny...more like||
Not really funny...more like science.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||He'll be able to get close||
He'll be able to get close that just scrambling on the occassional broken play.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Yeah, I get that. My point||
Yeah, I get that.
My point was more about how Braxton Miller isn't really that special.
I don't think he'll get invited, but that's not what my Denard comparison was about.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Denard was a better QB in RRs||
Denard was a better QB in RRs system than Braxton Miller is.
No way the guy even gets invited to the Hesiman ceremony in NYC.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||I might have read this post||
I might have read this post if it wasn't one big block.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Just tell them so and so has||
Just tell them so and so has a no-hitter/perfect game and tell him the inning.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||Ugh, thanks for bringing the||
Ugh, thanks for bringing the draft up.
Another horrible draft for the Tigers this year, nothing like spending all your top picks on effing RPers, and there's no Avila to bail the lousy draft out like in 2008.
|1 year 14 weeks ago||They kinda have Smyly in the||
They kinda have Smyly in the pen already.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Which really tells us||
Which really tells us nothing.
He happened to be the guy who managed the best team and dynasty of all time with the late 30's Yankees.
He managed the Yankees than the Red Sox, there isn't a manager who ever managed the game who wouldn't have the same accolades he does if placed in the same position he was.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Seriously, I don't understand||
Seriously, I don't understand how some people don't get this.
It should be common sense.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||You're wrong, but that's ok.||
You're wrong, but that's ok.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||McCarthy piss poor managing||
McCarthy piss poor managing of the pitching staff arguably cost the Red Sox two pennants.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||The Tigers defense up the||
The Tigers defense up the middle is pretty good.
Jackson is a great defensive CFer, and Infante and Peralta are both average to above average defensively.
The only problem with the Tigers defense is in the corner INF.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||The defense isn't really bad,||
The defense isn't really bad, in fact other than Cabrera himself and Fielder, none of the regular starters are worse than average defensively.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||Contrary to whats often||
Contrary to whats often posted on here, the same info does not get posted within 30 minutes.
For stuff like visits, and summaries of visit reactions, sure, but overall a lot of stuff doesn't leak out here. Not anything big or grounding, but lots of little tidbits that are interesting don't ever get talked about on here.
I signed up for a free trial last month and when I went to cancel they gave me another free month, and a lot of VIP stuff that I've read on there haven't come up over here.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||wRC+ measures an individual||
wRC+ measures an individual hitters performance. It's basically an improved version of OPS+.
It really has nothing to do with the team.
I'm not debating the overall career of Thomas/Pujols, just looking at their peak years, and IMO Thomas had the better peak. Obviously you disagree, and as you said it is clearly because of philoshpoical differences. Thomas and Pujols were much closer in terms of OPS+ than they were in wRC+, and that's because OPS+ undervalues OBP, which is where Thomas was greater, and places greater value on SLG where Pujols was greater.
And that's fine, they were both historically elite hitters during their prime years, it's mostly splitting hairs when differentiating players of their caliber.
|1 year 16 weeks ago||I said 90-97, not 99, 98 and||
I said 90-97, not 99, 98 and 99 were not elite level seasons, Thomas fell off after that point.
From 1990-1997 Frank Thomas posted a batting line of .330/.452/.600 with a 182 OPS+. His wRC+ were 178,179,176,171,206,169,168, and 179.
The best stretch of Pujols' career would be 03-10. Over that time period he posted a batting line of .334/.433/.635 with a 177 OPS+. His wRC+ were 184,171,167,177,155,184,180, and 164.
It's close, but Thomas has a clear lead in OPS+ and an even bigger advantage in wRC+ over their best years. Same class of players, but Thomas has the clear edge IMO.
It wasn't until 2010 when Cabrera posted his first wRC+ greater than 160, and he's posted wRC+ of 171,177,166, and currently sits at 194. Like I said, Cabrera is still in the midst of his hitting peak, so he could still catch up to the level Thomas was at in the early 90's, but he's not there yet.
And I'm a Tigers fan, not a White Sox fan, so no homerism.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||http://desistreams.net/entert|
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Cabrera's HR streak appears||
Cabrera's HR streak appears to be coming to an end tonight with only one measly single tonight.
On the plus side, because Sanchez is throwing a no-hitter Cabrera has still outhit the entire Twins lineup tonight.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Aanchez is now 3 outs away||
Aanchez is now 3 outs away from a no-hitter.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||In terms of hitting,||
In terms of hitting, Dimaggio, doesn't belong anywhere near a list with Williams or Ruth.
Really, he doesn't belong anywhere near them in terms of players either.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Frank Thomas from 1990-1997||
Frank Thomas from 1990-1997 is better than any hitting peak Cabrera or Pujols put up, though Cabrera is just entering the 4th season of his peak so he could still match it.
And of course, Bonds second peak.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||Just imagine how good it||
Just imagine how good it could have been if he didn't write that speech the same morning he delivered it.
|1 year 17 weeks ago||His speech was great.||
His speech was great.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Went to one game my freshman||
Went to one game my freshman year there, every play in the red zone was just a jumpball in the corner. Not surprised to see they haven't been nearly as good as they were.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Thank you, I just called in||
Thank you, I just called in and cancelled my current subscription and signed up for two years. Got $24 back and added another year to my subscription.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||They'll do it far before||
They'll do it far before then.
Tigers will win this division by 8-12 games, it won't even be an interesting division to follow.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||That wasn't remotely||
That wasn't remotely funny.
If I came across this video on my own, I'd have no idea at all that it was even supposed to be funny.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||No team makes any decision||
No team makes any decision based on the statistics in a uselessly small sample size such as the playoffs.
People who look at playoff numbers as if they hold any weight are ignorant.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||You do realize everyteam||
You do realize every team bases their roster decisions on statistical analysis, don't you?
And since every year, there is a world series winner, doesn't it stand to reason that statistical analysis does indeed, win you a world series? Or does the fact that the world series winner uses statistical analysis mean nothing?
|1 year 18 weeks ago||When you're informed about a||
When you're informed about a subject, you're better off not commenting on it.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||He committed to Kansas||
He committed to Kansas because the staff stopped recruiting him.
|1 year 18 weeks ago||Neither Jones nor Robinsons||
Neither Jones nor Robinsons departure opened up any scholarships for the 2014 recruiting class.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Nice, thanks man.||
Nice, thanks man.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Serious question, are their||
Serious question, are their tv contracts gonna take the jump that MLB tv contracts are going to? MLB is going to see a giant increase with all the new TV contracts, will the NBA see similar deals at any point? I've no idea about the finances of the NBA, but I just don't see the NBA getting local tv contracts to approach the ones in MLB, or national tv contracts that will compare with the NFL.
The basketball version of the world cup sounds interesting, but we'll have to see how much that really benefits the NBA itself. I'm not really sure the World Cup has a significant impact on the Premeire league, but I admit that's my completely baseless speculation. The World Baseball Classic hasn't really had any impact on baseball at all, most people don't watch it. I'd imagine whatever basketball does will be more like the WBC than the World Cup.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Thanks. Sound works on laptop||
Sound works on laptop just fine, so not sure what's going on with it.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Question, to anyone streaming||
Question, to anyone streaming the game on vipbox.tv...does the sound not work for you?
It didn't have sound when I streamed the Tigers game earlier, but prior to the start of this game they showed the Leafs/Bruins game and sound was on for that.
Now in the Wings game I get no sound, regardless of which link I choose.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||How exactly does it have the||
How exactly does it have the brightest future?
|1 year 19 weeks ago||Yeah, that guy is clearly an||
Yeah, that guy is clearly an idiot.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||He's already said that what||
He's already said that what he wants to do.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||He won't weat #2, he'll||
He won't wear #2, he'll create his own legends jersey.
|1 year 19 weeks ago||My guess would be Maurice||
My guess would be Maurice Hurst.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Edwin Jackson threw like 150||
Edwin Jackson threw like 150 in his.
Leyland would have left JV in there, there is absolutely no doubt about that.
If he even stepped out of the dugout JV woulda whipped a fastball at him and broken his kneecap.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||There is no unwritten rule||
There is no unwritten rule about fans talking about a no-hitter.
The only unwritten rule is that uniformed persons, i.e. coaches and teammates aren't supposed to mention it.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Not sure what the advertised||
Not sure what the advertised purpose is, but these camps are just for exposure.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||No, that was Mo Ways who||
No, that was Mo Ways who tweeted saying he was wearing his Team 135 shirt.
Peppers just retweeted his tweet and said "Flex!"
|1 year 20 weeks ago||Really excited to watch Devin||
Really excited to watch Devin this fall.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||LSU class would be just as||
LSU class would be just as good too.
|1 year 20 weeks ago||He plans on committing in||
He plans on committing in June and wants to visit Stanford before then, no visits planned for USC.
USC isn't a threat in his recruitment, so I'd say it'll be very easy for him to resis the "Snoop close."
|1 year 20 weeks ago||http://www.brooksbaseball.net||
Darvish's release point chart.
Porcello's release point chart.
You really can't tell what any pitcher is gonna throw until they release it, just about all pitchers have a consistent release point for all pitches.
Of course, his stuff is just a lot better than most.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Really didn't understand the||
Really didn't understand the skepticism surrounding Sanchez at all.
He's been a top 30 pitcher since 2010.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||3-6, 6 points, 3 assists, and||
3-6, 6 points, 3 assists, and no turnovers doesn't look too bad. In foul trouble with 3 in the first half though.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Just about any ML RP gets it||
Just about any ML RP gets it done most of the time.
The difference between an average closer and Mariano Rivera is 1-2 wins a year, the only difference is Rivera will give you less heart attacks.
And just about any mediocre RP would be an effective closer.
Basically, a closer is one of the easiest positions to fill, equally as easy as filling in any of the other bullpen positions, and might as well grow on the trees.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Because save percentage isn't||
Because save percentage isn't the same as saves.
|1 year 21 weeks ago||Baseball is doing just fine.||
Baseball is doing just fine.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||Smyly was stretched out to 86||
Smyly was stretched out to 86 pitches in his last outing, he's ready to start. Shouldn't be too long.
|1 year 22 weeks ago||You're 8 years too||
You're 8 years too late:
|1 year 22 weeks ago||You could just scroll down||
You could just scroll down half a page and read the conversation, by that point the argument was over and the discussion was about the information in the OP. Not really that hard, nor is it even a minor inconvenience.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||My favorite: "Whoever he is,||
"Whoever he is, it sounds as if he thought he would get on with Alabama or LSU or some such. That didn't work out, and he got bad vibes about MSU's dedication to him, so he had to settle for um."
Yeah MSU just didn't want him, so he settled for UM.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||Berger wasn't ever really||
Berger wasn't ever really considered all Blue.
And if I recall correctly he was actually considered an Ohio lean with Michigan behind, at least until he visited AA.
|1 year 23 weeks ago||He also steped up and forced||
He also steped up and forced Johnson to pass the ball at the end of OT.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Love the way they've used||
Love the way they've used Smyly so far.
He should be expected to give 2+ innings when called upon.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||He'll have an OBP over .300||
He'll have an OBP over .300 no problem. Last year when he hit .243 he had a .352 OBP.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||A coach telling his team not||
A coach telling his team not to focus on the next game makes sense, seeing as they actually have to play in the upcoming game.
Fans can think about and discuss upcoming games all they want.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Valverde was the third most||
Valverde was the third most effective pitcher in the Tigers bullpen in 2011.
His name appearing on even a single Cy Young ballot was a joke.
And last year was more than a down or bad year, he was downright awful.
He's lucky his HR/FB was so low otherwise he woulda be designated for assignment by the all-star break.
His stuff can't strike out ML hitters anywhere close to a rate for him to be successful.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||"Everyone complains that he||
"Everyone complains that he lets things get too tight and isnt enough of a sure save but there are only a handful of guys every year who 60 percent of the time will get the save every time."
Just a couple of comments:
1. Getting a save 60% of the time is beyond horrible.
2. That's just false. The difference between an average closer and Mariano Rivera is only a couple of percentage points. The league is littered with guys who can be an average closer.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||I'll give DD credit, but the||
I'll give DD credit, but the manager doesn't have more of an impact than any regular player.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Phil Coke is not a disaster||
Phil Coke is not a disaster against LHH.
Valverde is a disaster against everybody he pitches to.
|1 year 24 weeks ago||Meh, it's a minor league||
Meh, it's a minor league deal, and there's pretty much no chance he'll actually pitch his way onto the 25 man roster...at least I hope so.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||YES!!!||
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I'd rather have my best RP||
I'd rather have my best RP come out and pitch out of a jam in the 7th inning than save him for 3 outs in the 9th.
Closer by committee is the way to go.
|1 year 25 weeks ago||What's the difference? The||
What's the difference?
The only way to find out what they can do is by letting them play everyday, why does it matter if they do it mid season or the beginning of the season?
|1 year 25 weeks ago||It actually did.Or do you||
It actually did.
Or do you not realize that Polanco has been awful at the plate since he left?
In every season since the Tigers let Polanco walk, their 2B have outperformed Polanco offensively, for fraction of the cost.
Letting Polanco walk was clearly the right move at the time, and looking back at it with hindsight it was still clearly the right move.
It's not like it's hard to replace an awful RP (Valverde).
|1 year 25 weeks ago||I thought it was Frank Martin||
I thought it was Frank Martin who made the injured players run and humiliated them?
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Better than I thought I||
Better than I thought I was.
Still have all my elite 8 teams alive.
|1 year 26 weeks ago||Is it?||
|1 year 26 weeks ago||This game looks like a||
This game looks like a terrific matchup for Michigan.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||1. How did you manage to||
1. How did you manage to misquote me when my post was right above you as you typed yours out?
2. I'm from the planet that realizes BA does not correlate with run production as well as other readily available statistics.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Agreed. However, I do think||
However, I do think there is some value to defensive statistics when, over a mutli year period, the metrics agree and all rate a fielder similarly.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Yes, I'm generally able to||
Yes, I'm generally able to tell if somebody knows what they're talking about pretty quickly.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||You might want to look at his||
You might want to look at his player page.
Raburns career UZR/150 in LF is 6.1
His DRS is +16 in 1,621 innings.
Not sure what you were looking at, but both those stats, in addition to the link you provided, support my point, not yours.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Kelly did have a .297 wOBA in||
Kelly did have a .297 wOBA in 2011, and his wRC+ was actually 1 higher that year.
This was against ML pitching.
I just don't expect him to even match his minor league numbers from last year, he'll probably suffer some considerable regression going against much better competition.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||My point wasn't that Kelly||
My point wasn't that Kelly was any good, he wasn't, and I'm well aware. I've been a proponent of getting rid of Don Kelly since the minute he donned a Tigers uniform, because he sucks. I know he doesn't provide any value, my point was that Kobernus likely won't either. Even if he matches the line he had in AA last year he'll still be bad, and that's unlikely to happen. Kobernus will probably hit .220 with little walks and no power, and be off the team by the trade deadline.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||The guy had a .301 wOBA in AA||
The guy had a .301 wOBA in AA at 25 years old.
That's not a fine year, that's a bad year.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||UZR and DRS both rate Raburn||
UZR and DRS both rate Raburn has an above average defensive LFer.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Range factor doesn't measure||
Range factor doesn't measure range.
Like FP%, RF is a stat you really shouldn't bother to look at.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Kobernaus isn't gonna be any||
Kobernaus isn't gonna be any better than Kelly at the plate.
He hasn't one good offensive season his entire professional career, even in the minor leagues.
Unlike Kelly he should at least provide a base stealing threat, but I wouldn't expect anything more out of him than speed.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||FP% is at the bottom of||
FP% is at the bottom of statistics one should look at when measure defensive effeciency.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Except he was. Raburn||
Except he was.
Raburn converted more balls into outs than Boesch, because he had far more range.
Raburn certainly wasn't pretty in the OF, but covered more ground than most LFers. When he was bad, he was spectacularly bad, whereas somebody like Austin Jackson will simply have the ball bounce of his glove, Raburn would, as you alluded to, knock it over the fence. His defensive mistakes stood out more, but he was by no means a bad defensive player.
Raburn was an average at worst defensive LFer, decent enough to even be plugged in at CF on occassion.
Boesch on the other had had the range of a potted plant, and like Raburn was also bad at simply catching the ball. He was one of the 3 worst defensive RFers in all of baseball, he's downright useless in the OF.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Raburn is a far better||
Raburn is a far better defensive OFer than either Young or Boesch.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||The guy is clueless when it||
The guy is clueless when it comes to baseball.
|1 year 27 weeks ago||Average? He's one of the||
He's one of the absolute worst defensive OFers in baseball.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||I'd rather him be both quick||
I'd rather him be both quick and accurate.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||What's most likely to happen||
What's most likely to happen isn't the same as what could happen if everything goes right.
|1 year 29 weeks ago||He's not committing for two||
He's not committing for two other people.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Not a big deal. Once he puts||
Not a big deal.
Once he puts on the uniform and plays for Michigan, he'll change his tune.
|1 year 32 weeks ago||Didn't that picture have like||
Didn't that picture have like $500 total, or less even?
Really didn't have much money in that picture, certainly an amount you'd expect just about any high school student to be able to gather up to pose for a picture.
|1 year 33 weeks ago||I'm only commenting in this||
I'm only commenting in this thread for the free steak dinner.
Hopefully I'll never have to hold you to it!
|1 year 34 weeks ago||Haha, loved that episode.||
Haha, loved that episode.
|1 year 34 weeks ago||I like the post in here||
I like the post in here telling people to chill out, when nobody other than the OP was anything but calm about this "news."
|1 year 35 weeks ago||I really hopes he comes back||
I really hopes he comes back to explain that comment.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Aren't they only allowed 3 EE||
Aren't they only allowed 3 EE scolarships each year?
Probably has something to do with that then.
If that's the case, and they are full on the backdated scholarships, there would be no reason at all to think pulling his scolarship as an EE would mean they are going to pull his scholarship come fall.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Hardaway stepping the fuck||
Hardaway stepping the fuck up.
Love to see it.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||There was no call on that?||
There was no call on that?
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Game has been ugly to watch,||
Game has been ugly to watch, but only down 4 with 7:30 to go.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||We have blown way too many||
We have blown way too many fast break opportunities.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Well, we've cut the lead, but||
Well, we've cut the lead, but have wasted a lot of possessions to start the half.
Down 8 with 15 though, we're very much in the game.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Just awful decision making on||
Just awful decision making on offense this entire half.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||At no point in the season||
At no point in the season will it not be pure guesswork.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||lol, first thing I noticed||
lol, first thing I noticed when looking at the picture was that Dymonte had neck.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Those are just warm up pants,||
Those are just warm up pants, not their uniform pants.
Chris Fox tore his ACL so he won't be playing in the game.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||0 for 2 on 2 pt. conversion||
0 for 2 on 2 pt. conversion attempts.
Makes the game a helluva lot scarier.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||The amount of big plays we've||
The amount of big plays we've given up is embarassing.
|1 year 37 weeks ago||Yeah, I found it funny that||
Yeah, I found it funny that he even thought that was a concern.
There's basically a 0% chance the Bears hire a coach before the title game.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I understand there are times||
I understand there are times where sarcasm is hard to read, but this is not one of those times.
Nobody who knows what sarcasm is should have any trouble at all realizing that his post was entirely sarcastic.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Except it doesn't.||
Except it doesn't.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||lol, first time Akkune||
lol, first time Akkune touches the ball he jacks up a three.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Went to middle school with||
Went to middle school with Kearney before he moved back to the DPS, hope all goes well for him.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||I was in the same boat as||
I was in the same boat as you, except my opponet had Brandon Marshall who scored a TD, and I lost by 6.
My league is dumb so that game was just to get into the championship which is next week, but losing that game cost me 150-200 dollars at the year end payout.
Scored the 4th highest point total for a week in the season and lost by 6 to the third highest.
Of course, him getting 19 points from his fucking kicker while I got 2 from mine and 0 points from Arian Foster didn't help.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||Are you guys talking about||
Are you guys talking about the Nebraska committ?
I don't follow recruiting all that closely, but I haven't heard anything about him going to Michigan. The Cal and Tennessee commit are the only people have heard of for the potentially 6th O Line spot.
|1 year 39 weeks ago||He stole the ball and then||
He stole the ball and then dunked on somebody.
A regular uncontested fast break dunk is no big deal, but when its contested and you dunk on somebody, it is always a big play.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Eh, the addition of Hunter||
Eh, the addition of Hunter and V-Mart replacing D Young improves our lineup more than Hamilton improves theirs. Of course, this depends on whether or not V-Mart can return to his pre injury 120 wRC+ level.
Plus, their SP has taken a hit.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||The reason this scenario||
The reason this scenario doesn't work is because Boesch sucks and has no trade value, Peralta is a mediocre player, decent stop gap, but also have little trade value.
Porcello has some trade value, he could net you a decent return, but nowhere near Andrus.
Texas could get a helluva lot more for Andrus than Porcello, Peralta, and Boesch.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Verlander wasn't a FA when he||
Verlander wasn't a FA when he signed his contract.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Saying Porcello has great||
Saying Porcello has great stuff is, well, laughable.
He doesn't have one plus pitch, not even his sinker is a plus pitch.
His slider is god awful, and his changeup is also very poor, which is why he gets crushed by LHH to the tune of .324/.381/.503.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||Trevor Cahill got a solid||
Trevor Cahill got a solid return for the A's, and Porcello has similar value to what he had.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||The Tigers will easily be||
The Tigers will easily be able to support a payroll of 175 million starting in 2014.
These big contracts the Tigers are handing out, it isn't just because Illitch is opening up his wallet, it's because they can afford it.
|1 year 40 weeks ago||With or without Hill the||
With or without Hill the pipeline is flowing.
Offering/not offerring Hill would have no impact whatsoever on that pipeline.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Topping a previous heisman||
Topping a previous heisman season should have no bearing on whether or not somebody wins the heisman again.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Clearly, you odn't know what||
Clearly, you odn't know what you're talking about.
Pac-Man never had a shot of beating Mayweather.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||I would certainly hope||
I would certainly hope not.
In fact, I'd hope such a thing never happens.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Who isn't calm?||
Who isn't calm?
|1 year 41 weeks ago||Willed the team to the||
Willed the team to the toruney in 2009?
If you think Novak was even one of the three biggest reasons that team made the toruney you are a fool.
|1 year 41 weeks ago||No mediocre player has an||
No mediocre player has an argument for being the best, so that automatically eliminates Novak.
I'd go with Morris.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||A simple solution would be to||
A simple solution would be to get rid of the dumb rule that whoever wins a conference championship game is guaranteed a spot in this bowl or that bowl.
That's just dumb.
Put the best teams in the best bowls.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||The coaches can turn kids||
The coaches can turn kids away who want to committ.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Man, Hardaway has been||
Man, Hardaway has been terrific this year.
|1 year 42 weeks ago||Sometimes, on the internet,||
Sometimes, on the internet, sarcasm is hard to read.
This is not one of those instances.
dgreen was clearly being sarcastic.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||2016*||
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Why do yo feel validated? OSU||
Why do yo feel validated?
OSU couldn't stop Michigan when they had both Denard and DG in the backfield.
We moved on them at will, they didn't even slow them down.
Opening up the playbook against Iowa had nothing to do with it, because those some plays and formations worked against OSU.
Borges just stopped calling them for no logical reason.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Uh, you can call for||
Uh, you can call for somebodies head even if we win.
If we pull this out, it will be despite Borges.
A coordinator should never put your team in the posiiton borges has put Michigan in this game.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||It's just horrible. We've||
It's just horrible.
We've moved with ease against them with DG at QB, and he's thrown what, 3 fucking passes in the half?
Defensive coaches everywhere have got be laughing their asses off at Borges.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Denard running the middle||
Denard running the middle again.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Borges just might be the||
Borges just might be the stupidest motherfucker on the planet.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||9 yards and a first||
9 yards and a first down?
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Ugh, defense is||
Ugh, defense is embarrassing.
Getting run over at will.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Just awful playcalling. It's||
Just awful playcalling.
It's not working with Denard at QB because there is no fucking threat of pass.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||There we go||
There we go baby!!!
Untouched, Miller is shook!!!
|1 year 43 weeks ago||Agreed. And let's wait until||
And let's wait until Burrows and Woodward actually play before declaring they'll be better.
Jourdan Lewis is no slouch either.
|1 year 43 weeks ago||There we go. Still don't like||
There we go.
Still don't like how much time we're giving Miller to throw, but good coverage there.