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  • in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #123216
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    “….long term left handed outfield bat we’ve been looking for.”
    That’s Carlson for me, not Williams.

    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #123207
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    I know a guy, if you don’t mind a switch hitter.

    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #123135
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    So if he settles back into a 27% rate will that be okay?

    If Tyler maintains his BB% (6.6%) and K% (35.1%) from last season, raises last seasons .411 slg% back to his 2018 .500 slg%, he’s Brandon Lowe-ish with a 125 wRC+ from 2019. That’s very productive.

    It’s very possible to be an above avg bat with a K% in the 30 percentile, if you slg% well. Gallo 38% K% (144 wRC+), Sano 36% (137), Judge 31% (141); but, if Tyler slugs in the low .400’s again, he finds himself in the Will Myers, Jake Marisnac and Justin Upton below avg range with his and their K%.

    So to answer your 27% rate question, the other 73% of his PA’s will determine his bats production. I’m just as interested in his BB% and SLG%, as you are with his K%.

    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #123038
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    “This year a significant number of teams are engaged in a race to the bottom. This conduct is a fundamental breach of the trust between a team and its fans and threatens the very integrity of our game.” — Tony Clark 2-6-2018

    “conduct, trust and integrity” … Just look in-house Tony, and show everyone if your house is made of glass.

    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #122946
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    Trouts career K% is 21.2%
    Dude needs to choke up!

    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #122920
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    Advancing runners, sac flies, etc., all positive outcomes of putting the ball in play, when considering the 24 base out states. A pitchers best friend is also a ball in play.

    So how were Bader and O’Neill last season per RE24? Bader + 0.5, O’Neill -1.1; and the players with lesser production w/runners on? Carpenter -2.6, Munoz -3.8, Molina -4.6, Wieters -5.4, DeJong -8.6

    We all hate K’s from our lineup but Bader and O’Neill were far from our least productive batters.

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    in reply to: Outfield Dilemma … #122903
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    K’s are just one way of making an out, and I find it hard to look at K% without acknowledging BB%. For instance Bader had the same BB/K ratio as Yadi last season. O’Neill had one of the worst BB/K. All these K and BB numbers eventually wind up in OBP. DeJong .318, Bader .314, Molina .312, O’Neill .311 last season.

    So while O’Neill and Bader are struggling chasing sliders away, w/a high K%, they did have an OBP comparable with other regulars. You mention Dean, who has similar career PA’s as O’Neill. Dean does have a much lesser K%, than O’Neill, but their OBP’s are significantly different, O’Neill .307, Dean .268, so sometimes just K% doesn’t tell the whole story.

    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #122897
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    It is leadership at MLBPA’s duty and responsibility to ensure all members are treated fairly. If they don’t take action against those members who adversely affect the livelihood of other members, they stand for nothing and are a disgrace to every union who upholds those beliefs.

    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #122886
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    If MLBPA will not police their own members actions, in-house, they stand for nothing but money grabbing.

    in reply to: Kolten Wong’s role and growth #122842
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    Elite D up the middle. Inconsistent but around league average bat. Plus arm and baserunner. Below market value contract. Two seasons of club control, THEN revisit a contract, not now off a career year.

    Fowler
    Wong
    Goldschmidt
    DeJong
    Carpenter
    Molina
    O’Neill
    Bader
    Pitcher

    in reply to: Miles Mikolas injury #122827
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    L.Lynn declined a free agent Q-offer from the Cardinals and sign elsewhere.

    in reply to: Miles Mikolas injury #122817
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    Was it his mlb stats at Diego, mspaid? Or his Rangers stats?
    A combined 5.32 ERA, 1.432 WHIP?

    Lets do this. Tell us how Mikolas major league stats got him originally signed w/stl? Lets just ignore that both Mikolas and Kim both excelled vs their peers oversees.

    in reply to: Miles Mikolas injury #122815
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    What were Mikolas major league stats that influenced stl to originally sign him?

    in reply to: Brad Miller Signing #122680
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    Wong
    14′ (.275) BAbip 90 wRC+
    15′ (.296) ……96
    16′ (.268) ……85
    17′ (.331) ……108
    18′ (.275) ……99
    19′ (.321) ……108

    Bader
    18′ (.358) 107
    19′ (.268) 81

    at ’em, or tween ’em still matters, even if it’s called BAbip now.

    in reply to: Miles Mikolas injury #122597
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    BW, Is Gant going to be stretched out as a SP again this ST?

    in reply to: Brad Miller Signing #122596
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    pitchers are capped at 13 players for 2020 – Jason Stark, 1-29-2020

    in reply to: Brad Miller Signing #122586
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    I have Wieters, Miller and Edman as #22 through #24 roster spots. Did you omit Thomas (above) because you have him as the 25th man? btw, i’d be good w/that because the bench needs a 4th OF role.

    Time will tell what role they want filled as the 26th man. A true middle infielder (Sosa). A power bench bat (Ravelo), etc

    in reply to: Brad Miller Signing #122582
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    Munoz has more development left. He just spent his age 24 season getting 195 PA’s total, at all levels, without a significant injury that I recall. He needs to play everyday and that won’t happen on the 25man.

    Sosa has had back to back seasons of 490 and 506 PA’s. I hope Sosa makes the bench and Munoz starts daily in the minors. The Miller signing helps allow this to happen. Injuries will happen, and Munoz will get recalled, but everyday PA’s when possible should be the focus for Yairo’s 2020.

    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #122484
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    cycle,

    Signatory contractors (teams) hire and fire, not unions, that I’m aware of. The teams employees belong to what they call a pool of union members. When individual members break rules of conduct (by-laws) that are supposed to represent the entire membership equally and fairly, those members are typically fined and occasionally suspended, sometimes both. With these cheating players, the best way to punish them would be through their wallet, by heavy fines, which get donated to charities.

    A productive union would then place members in the workplace, designated to represent the unions best interest and uphold the by-laws for all members, equally. In the players union, they have player reps, on each individual team. So consider that the Astros player reps watched the opposing team union members get cheated daily, for years, which did effect those opposing members livelihood. Those player reps either didn’t report the cheating, or the leadership they reported it to, swept it under the rug. The cheating got stopped by MLB, not the players union.

    Union leadership should want feedback from the workplace. Every member in my union can walk in any district council, ask for a grievance form, and receive one immediately to fill out before you leave. I can file a grievance against the top dog, or the newest member, doesn’t matter who, but the grievance needs to be legit. Every member has this right, and every member knows they can be filed against, which gives the process credibility and keeps the membership marching united in the right direction, within the by-laws. What unions can’t have, is their membership running rampant for selfish reasons. The memberships beliefs and by-laws must come first, and that belief must come from the members hearts.

    When I look at the cheating players, their player reps and the players leadership, I don’t see a united brotherhood. Evidently their union has different values than what I’m used to. The cheating members remind me of children who can’t tell themselves no, and make it stick, but that’s more of an adult quality.

    sorry so long winded, the topic is dear to my heart.

    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #122471
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    Your examples are of an association of mlb mercenaries, cloaked under the disguise of a union. Not an impressive show of unity by their brotherhood, is it, as you have noted. Please don’t confuse their actions as union like.

    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #122462
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    cycle, you didn’t describe a union. Any union that allows one member to directly affect another members wages / livelihood (edit….in a negative way) should re-write it’s by-laws, if they even have any.

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    in reply to: Houston Astros Stealing Signs #122459
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    All MLB players belong to a union and this is the respect they have for one another? Will the union leadership bring the cheats up on charges? Disciplinary action from within their org? Fines? I would hope so, but I think not.

    in reply to: Brad Miller Signing #122456
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    poition (player) innings (career UZR/150)

    1B (Goldy) 10784 (1.6)
    1B (Carp) 2195 (0.1)
    1B (Miller) 611 (-8.6)

    2B (Edman) 204 (7.5)
    2B (Wong) 5884 (5.9)
    2B (DeJong) 158 (-3.3)
    2B (Carp) 1688 (-5.8)
    2B (Miller) 1211 (-10.5)
    2B (Munoz) 220 (-18.5)

    3B (Edman) 382 (0.7)
    3B (Carp) 5115 (-3.7)
    3B (Munoz) 200 (-3.7)
    3B (Miller) 129 (-18.9)

    SS (DeJong) 3124 (8.0)
    SS (Edman) 382 (0.7)
    SS (Miller) 3125 (-3.6)
    SS (Munoz) 200 (-3.7)

    LF (Miller) 193 (10.4)
    LF (O’Neill) 357 (2.2)

    CF (Bader) 1676 (18.8)
    CF (Fowler) 9616 (-9.2)

    RF (O’Neill) 151 (29.5)
    RF (Fowler) 1411 (-6.4)

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    2016 thru 2018 we missed the postseason and I thought the FO strayed from their model and understandably took on added risk when acquiring. Just a gut feeling and hopefully we don’t revisit that scenario.

    in reply to: Brad Miller Signing #122396
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    Miller has played enough 1B and outfield that I’m wondering if Ravelo’s roster chances have lessened, regardless of options status.

    Wieters, Miller, Edman, Thomas & ?
    I’d rather have Sosa than Ravelo, with Munoz getting regular playing time in the minors.

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