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|3 days 23 hours ago||O'Korn is tested.||
O'Korn is tested.
|2 weeks 4 hours ago||Wasn't the lap from blue line||
|2 weeks 2 days ago||Great article. The sports||
The sports tribune is great, Jeter is killing it with this.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||@ ND, vs UM, and vs OSU are||
@ ND, vs UM, and vs OSU are likely losses.
A team like Wiscy could easily beat them as well.
Its not likely they lose more than 3, but saying 3 losses tops is kinda laughable.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||All signs point to Texas.||
All signs point to Texas.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||A better team means more||
A better team means more ticket sales and better tv ratings.
Any money the Tigers lose in revenue is more than made up for by the ever increasing franchise value of the team.
With the new area they're setting up with the Wings new stadium, they will only benefit even more by having the Tigers be good, even if it means the team itself doesn't report an income.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||The Tigers franchise value||
The Tigers franchise value grew 65% last year.
The average MLB franchise grew 48% last year.
The cost of WAR is going to jump. And in the Tigers situation, where they will be fighting for the pkayoffs, each additional win becomes more valuable.
And I would imagine, given he is entering his prime years, that he will outperform 7 WAR over the next two years.
If he does that, he will opt out, because that will be his last chance at a long term contract. And with the inflating contracts, he will get more opting out after 2 years than he would by taking the option.
This is a 2 year contract, on a player in his late 20's. It improves the Tigers chances greatly for the next two years, and will most likely be off the books for when the 2018 FA class hits.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||Those are pretty||
Those are pretty outdated.
Most of the Rivals guys went to 247, Rivals historical accuracy isn't relevant because it's mostly new people doing the evaluations.
|3 weeks 5 days ago||I'd rather flip it. Let the||
I'd rather flip it.
Let the pitcher bat in AL parks, and the DH bat in NL parks.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||Michigan was always in his||
Michigan was always in his top group.
|3 weeks 6 days ago||No chance. He has been the||
He has been the staffs highest rated cb from the beginning.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||http://www.sportingnews.com/n||
Top 15 for NFL players.
And a top 15 state for 3/4/5 star recruits, though as you mentioned not one of the better states for recruiting due to the instate competition.
|5 weeks 1 day ago||Jake Ruddock.||
|5 weeks 1 day ago||This sums it up. The show did||
This sums it up. The show did a great job of world building, but didn't really have any strong character development. Tagomi was the best character for sure, really the only one I liked.
|5 weeks 2 days ago||So much this. The stats stay||
So much this.
The stats stay the exact same, they don't get any better.
Anybody who doesn't think a player is hall worthy one year, and then does the next, is a clown who clearly lacks the intelligence to be an entrusted HOF voter.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Had no idea she was from||
Had no idea she was from HW.
Her wiki page says she did indeed attend Shrine for HS.
|5 weeks 5 days ago||Didn't 5 his happen in last||
Didn't 5 his happen in last year's game as well?
|5 weeks 6 days ago||Yes, you can read inside||
Yes, you can read inside articles on all the different 247 team sites.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Past performance is actually||
Past performance is actually entirely irrelevant when talking about recruiting. That is because there there really are no past performances. Gary has not committed anywhere, and his recruitment is 100% independent of any other. So the hit/miss rate on previous recruits suggests absolutely nothing about the chances Gary picks Michigan.
|6 weeks 4 days ago||Correct, I believe the story||
Correct, I believe the story is that Carr did not support Law leaving Michigan early, and told him he wouldn't be a high draft pick, and didn't welcome him back to the program.
|6 weeks 5 days ago||Depaul won the state||
Depaul won the state championship this year as well.
|9 weeks 1 day ago||Also, very few players would||
Also, very few players would want to do that.
It's not like they could claim a FB scholarship and then not participate with the football team in practice.
Who would want to put in all those extra hours rather than just go play basketball somewhere else?
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Great argument.Lets just||
Lets just ignore what other people say, and pretend that they said something they didn't.
Nowhere in my post did I insinuate I want to fire Beilein, nor did I criticize Beileins coaching ability.
My post really had nothing to do with Beilein, it dealt with the lack of logic in your argument.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||There are hundreds of other||
There are hundreds of other programs and coaches.
They are all just as relevant as Michigans past coaches.
And for the record, I am not in favor of, nor arguing for, removing Beilein.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||It's true. Once a player is||
Once a player is voted captain, they are no longer eligible to get injured.
|9 weeks 3 days ago||Never understand why people||
Never understand why people say things like this. It's past the point of illogical, to being downright moronic.
How many coaches have won a big ten title in the past decade not named Beilein?
He is not the only coach capable of doing so. The fact that our coaches before Beilein were worse than him, is in no way an argument in Beileins favor.
If a student got 50% on a test and the only students you compare him to are the three students who got 20%, he's gonna look great. But the picture changes when you don't selectively compare him to failures. The previous Michigan coaches are not relevant whatsoever in an evaluation of Beilein.
|10 weeks 3 days ago||Harbaugh was discussing the||
Harbaugh was discussing the Michigan job well before then. In fact, he was talking about the job while Hoke was still the head coach.
|10 weeks 5 days ago||They both redshirt ed as||
They both redshirt ed as freshman. Darboh was injured before the start of his redshirt freshman season and did not play in any games that year.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||Zimmerman WAR has been at||
Zimmerman WAR has been at least 3 each of the past 5 seasons.
|10 weeks 6 days ago||We will see Glasgow play next||
We will see Glasgow play next fall.
|12 weeks 3 days ago||Stanford hasn't offered.||
Stanford hasn't offered.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Agreed. Who cares if they are||
Agreed. Who cares if they are the best team in the country, they shouldn't even be eligible to be ranked without a ccg.
And there should only be one team allowed per conference. Yeah, it's possible to have 2 of the top 4 teams from the same conference, but I prefer not to have logic apply when it comes to the playoff rankings.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||No chance FSU finishes above||
No chance FSU finishes above UM if they both finish with two losses.
Michigan is already ahead, and a win over OSU is bigger than a win against Florida, so there's no chance FSU would jump them, and that's before a conference championship against Iowa.
|13 weeks 12 hours ago||According to Forbes, Brady||
According to Forbes, Brady makes around 6 mill a year in endorsements.
|13 weeks 3 days ago||They should have won the||
They should have won the championship in 99.
|13 weeks 6 days ago||RJS is gone after this year.||
RJS is gone after this year.
|14 weeks 3 days ago||Unless of course, they're a||
Unless of course, they're a top 4 team.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Davis is not a FB.||
Davis is not a FB.
|14 weeks 4 days ago||Baliatico is the most||
Baliatico is the most delusional writer on 247.
|14 weeks 6 days ago||Don't want to make Peppers||
Don't want to make Peppers have to throw while rolling left, that is difficult for a qb, let alone somebody who is primarily a defensive player.
|15 weeks 15 hours ago||While your point is true, it||
While your point is true, it is not relevant in this case, because you do not have to put any money down to get past the paywall.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Why are you comparing low||
Why are you comparing low level workers with college players? Low level workers get paid minimum wage because their job requires little skill or talent, and could reasonably be done by any adult with a little training.
College football players, on the other hand, are highly skilled, trained, and talented, they are part of the elite top 1% in their field. One college football player also has a significantly larger impact on revenue than any low level worker at McDonalds.
I own a digital marketing agency and consult with local busineeses. I generally charge 3-4 times what my local competitors charge for the same service. I am able to do so because I am better than them and deliver better results. In a free market, when you can provide an elite service, you earn the right to charge more for your service.
College football players provide something that very few people can. This makes them incredibly valuable and in very high demand. All you have to do is look at the resources athletic departments and coaching staffs invest in recruiting players to see how valuable they are to the school and team. I don't think anybody spends years recruiting people to work the drive thru at McDonald's.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Would just be a waste, it's||
Would just be a waste, it's not like players who use steroids are gonna shoot up in front of everybody, and it would be impossible to keep track of every player and their parents/families/friends at all times, which is the only way you could ever track illegal payments.
The NCAA is a joke because they have no legal authority. They are well aware of all the cheating going on, but they can't do anything about it because they can't subpoena an individual or university. It's hard to prove wrongdoing when both parties involved have no incentive to confess, and that's pretty much the only way they can prove wrongdoing.
|16 weeks 3 days ago||Should they also revoke any||
Should they also revoke any scholarship offer to any other student that earns additional income?
|17 weeks 6 days ago||I can't find a source for it||
I can't find a source for it online, but I remember when I was young I read a michigan football history book, which stated that the rules back then made it so that the team who scored would receive the kickoff and keep possession.
And this was before the forward pass as well.
|21 weeks 13 hours ago||Peppers!||
|21 weeks 6 days ago||It's because his "facts" are||
It's because his "facts" are not actually facts.
|1 year 33 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Same. 40 minutes of non-stop||
40 minutes of non-stop action will never make for great viewing, it's simply not possible.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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:
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks ago||Getting rid of Doug Fister||
Getting rid of Doug Fister and not getting fair value in return was a mistake.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 35 weeks 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.
|1 year 36 weeks 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.
|1 year 36 weeks ago||Relivers are generally pretty||
Relivers are generally pretty cheap in trades. They don't have all that much trade value.
|1 year 36 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks 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.
|1 year 38 weeks ago||Haha, I think that's a||
Haha, I think that's a standard nickname for him.
|1 year 42 weeks 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.
|1 year 44 weeks 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.
|1 year 46 weeks 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.
|1 year 46 weeks 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.
|1 year 46 weeks ago||Thoughts:||
Scoring points has a great correlation to winning than rebounding.
|1 year 46 weeks 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.
|2 years 8 weeks ago||It's written by a Bama fan.||
It's written by a Bama fan.
|2 years 10 weeks 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.
|2 years 10 weeks 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.
|2 years 10 weeks 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.
|2 years 10 weeks ago||DD has made bad trades||
DD has made bad trades before.
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks 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.
|2 years 12 weeks ago||Castellanos to 3rd isn't an option||
He's worse defensively than Cabrera, they'd just keep Cabrera there.
|2 years 14 weeks 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.
|2 years 14 weeks 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.
|2 years 14 weeks 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.
|2 years 14 weeks 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.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Please no. I'd like a manager||
I'd like a manager that acknowledges the importance of OBP.
|2 years 16 weeks 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.
|2 years 16 weeks ago||Gibson would be awful, mostly||
Gibson would be awful, mostly because he's a horrible manager who still thinks grittiness wins.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||If you place your lunchbox in||
If you place your lunchbox in the middle of your desk, you only need one.
|2 years 17 weeks ago||vipboxonline.eu will have a||
vipboxonline.eu will have a link.
|2 years 18 weeks ago||Pretty sure he plays some||
Pretty sure he plays some pretty good competition in La.
|2 years 19 weeks 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.
|2 years 19 weeks ago||Him and Stauskus together||
Him and Stauskus together would cause a lot of issues.
|2 years 19 weeks 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.
|2 years 21 weeks 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.
|2 years 26 weeks ago||The Wire is better.||
The Wire is better.
|2 years 30 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.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||Not really funny...more like||
Not really funny...more like science.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||He'll be able to get close||
He'll be able to get close that just scrambling on the occassional broken play.
|2 years 34 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.
|2 years 34 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.
|2 years 34 weeks ago||I might have read this post||
I might have read this post if it wasn't one big block.
|2 years 34 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.
|2 years 35 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.
|2 years 35 weeks ago||They kinda have Smyly in the||
They kinda have Smyly in the pen already.
|2 years 36 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.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||Seriously, I don't understand||
Seriously, I don't understand how some people don't get this.
It should be common sense.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||You're wrong, but that's ok.||
You're wrong, but that's ok.
|2 years 36 weeks ago||McCarthy piss poor managing||
McCarthy piss poor managing of the pitching staff arguably cost the Red Sox two pennants.
|2 years 36 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.
|2 years 36 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.
|2 years 37 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.
|2 years 37 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.
|2 years 37 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.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||http://desistreams.net/entert|
|2 years 37 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.
|2 years 37 weeks ago||Aanchez is now 3 outs away||
Aanchez is now 3 outs away from a no-hitter.
|2 years 37 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.
|2 years 37 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.
|2 years 38 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.
|2 years 38 weeks ago||His speech was great.||
His speech was great.
|2 years 38 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.
|2 years 38 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.
|2 years 39 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.
|2 years 39 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.
|2 years 39 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.
|2 years 39 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?
|2 years 39 weeks ago||When you're informed about a||
When you're informed about a subject, you're better off not commenting on it.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||He committed to Kansas||
He committed to Kansas because the staff stopped recruiting him.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Neither Jones nor Robinsons||
Neither Jones nor Robinsons departure opened up any scholarships for the 2014 recruiting class.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Nice, thanks man.||
Nice, thanks man.
|2 years 39 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.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Thanks. Sound works on laptop||
Sound works on laptop just fine, so not sure what's going on with it.
|2 years 39 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.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||How exactly does it have the||
How exactly does it have the brightest future?
|2 years 39 weeks ago||Yeah, that guy is clearly an||
Yeah, that guy is clearly an idiot.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||He's already said that what||
He's already said that what he wants to do.
|2 years 39 weeks ago||He won't weat #2, he'll||
He won't wear #2, he'll create his own legends jersey.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||My guess would be Maurice||
My guess would be Maurice Hurst.
|2 years 40 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.
|2 years 40 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.
|2 years 40 weeks ago||Not sure what the advertised||
Not sure what the advertised purpose is, but these camps are just for exposure.
|2 years 40 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!"
|2 years 41 weeks ago||Really excited to watch Devin||
Really excited to watch Devin this fall.
|2 years 41 weeks ago||LSU class would be just as||
LSU class would be just as good too.
|2 years 41 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."
|2 years 41 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.
|2 years 41 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.
|2 years 41 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.
|2 years 42 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.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Because save percentage isn't||
Because save percentage isn't the same as saves.
|2 years 42 weeks ago||Baseball is doing just fine.||
Baseball is doing just fine.
|2 years 42 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.
|2 years 43 weeks ago||You're 8 years too||
You're 8 years too late:
|2 years 43 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.
|2 years 43 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.
|2 years 44 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.
|2 years 44 weeks ago||He also steped up and forced||
He also steped up and forced Johnson to pass the ball at the end of OT.
|2 years 44 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.
|2 years 44 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.
|2 years 45 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.
|2 years 45 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.
|2 years 45 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.
|2 years 45 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.
|2 years 45 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.
|2 years 45 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.
|2 years 46 weeks ago||YES!!!||
|2 years 46 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.
|2 years 46 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?
|2 years 46 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).
|2 years 46 weeks ago||I thought it was Frank Martin||
I thought it was Frank Martin who made the injured players run and humiliated them?
|2 years 46 weeks ago||Better than I thought I||
Better than I thought I was.
Still have all my elite 8 teams alive.
|2 years 47 weeks ago||Is it?||
|2 years 47 weeks ago||This game looks like a||
This game looks like a terrific matchup for Michigan.
|2 years 48 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.
|2 years 48 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.
|2 years 48 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.
|2 years 48 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.
|2 years 48 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.
|2 years 48 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.
|2 years 48 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.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||UZR and DRS both rate Raburn||
UZR and DRS both rate Raburn has an above average defensive LFer.
|2 years 48 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.
|2 years 48 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.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||FP% is at the bottom of||
FP% is at the bottom of statistics one should look at when measure defensive effeciency.
|2 years 48 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.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Raburn is a far better||
Raburn is a far better defensive OFer than either Young or Boesch.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||The guy is clueless when it||
The guy is clueless when it comes to baseball.
|2 years 48 weeks ago||Average? He's one of the||
He's one of the absolute worst defensive OFers in baseball.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||I'd rather him be both quick||
I'd rather him be both quick and accurate.
|2 years 50 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.
|2 years 50 weeks ago||He's not committing for two||
He's not committing for two other people.
|3 years 6 days 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.
|3 years 1 week 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.
|3 years 2 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!
|3 years 2 weeks ago||Haha, loved that episode.||
Haha, loved that episode.
|3 years 2 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."
|3 years 3 weeks ago||I really hopes he comes back||
I really hopes he comes back to explain that comment.
|3 years 4 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.
|3 years 4 weeks ago||Hardaway stepping the fuck||
Hardaway stepping the fuck up.
Love to see it.