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    I'm not sure why Polanco is less green than...

    I'm not sure why Polanco is less green than Vargas?

    Age = Polanco 21/Vargas 24 (in 7 days)
    Highest Minor level = Polanco A/Vargas AA
    Experience = Polanco 5 years/Vargas 6 years

    If we are...
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    I just did a pull on Fangraphs and there are 6...

    I just did a pull on Fangraphs and there are 6 players this year that are 25 and under and here are my immediate observations on how Gardy has affected their seasons:

    Tonkin - Tonkin has had a...
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    There are ways around this. Last year I was an...

    There are ways around this. Last year I was an advocate for trading for Dan Haren. The Angels bought out his $15.5 million contract for $3.5 million. I have to think we could have traded for him...
  4. Something is screwed up here because I even...

    Something is screwed up here because I even cross-checked the schedule and found Hicks game from the youtube video above and it lines up with the Mets and it lines up with a HR. I wonder if the...
  5. The following site has all 83 PA's this year as...

    The following site has all 83 PA's this year as RH.

    http://minorleaguecentral.com/player?pid=543305&type=batter&split=2014

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  6. I agree that "Big Data" and "Hadoop" are overused...

    I agree that "Big Data" and "Hadoop" are overused in the industry but that doesn't mean they still can't add value here. The purpose of Big Data is to allow people to take overwhelming amounts of...
  7. Hi Jack, I noticed in the technology list that...

    Hi Jack,

    I noticed in the technology list that you are focused on structured DB technology (SQL Server) and don't appear to be looking for any unstructured or "Big Data" technologies like Hadoop,...
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    Grandpa Mauer Calls Out Joe

    http://shamasportsheadliners.com/mauers-grandpa-not-blaming-booing-fans/

    Has to be hard to see your Grandpa calling you out in the media ;-)
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    In all fairness, my understanding is that they...

    In all fairness, my understanding is that they fired the head trainer, promoted his #2, and kept everyone else so it isn't like there is a new group of people there.
  10. Nothing, he was outright released. A's picked...

    Nothing, he was outright released. A's picked him up for nothing.
  11. Revere was on track for 1.75-2.00 fWAR last year...

    Revere was on track for 1.75-2.00 fWAR last year before injury and is on pace for the same this year. By your measurement he is right around average.

    Your speculation about his skillset being...
  12. Revere has been worth 1.8 fWAR the past 1.5...

    Revere has been worth 1.8 fWAR the past 1.5 seasons, .5 of which he was out with injury. I would personally describe "terrible" as negative value and I would describe Revere as slightly above...
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    I just looked at Fangraphs at his pitch types and...

    I just looked at Fangraphs at his pitch types and he is throwing 8.7% more fastballs this year than last year. That means in 2014 you are getting a mediocre fastball 57.8% of the time vs 2013 when...
  14. I think the only legit concern is he is building...

    I think the only legit concern is he is building service time which could make him more likely to get super 2 status at some point in the future. The only negative is a minimum salary year is...
  15. This is my understanding, which may be wrong as I...

    This is my understanding, which may be wrong as I am not an expert. Once you are on the 40 man roster you are required to use an "option" if that player is going to play in the minors so this should...
  16. My opinion is if you send him down you are...

    My opinion is if you send him down you are sending him down for the rest of the year. If what he needs to work on is consitency then that takes time to prove. I would give him another week or two...
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    His K% in 2013 before the concussion was 17.5%. ...

    His K% in 2013 before the concussion was 17.5%. After the concussion his 2014 K% is 18.1%. The majority of the growth of his historical K% (11%) happened prior to the concussion and I would be...
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    I don't know how to pull up those stats but I am...

    I don't know how to pull up those stats but I am suspicious that the range they used included the outlier 2009 year. I would be more comfortable looking at 2010-2013 when he reverted to his normal...
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    If the issue is concussion related then shouldn't...

    If the issue is concussion related then shouldn't he be getting better as the year goes on? His average has dropped each month from April->May->June.
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  20. I find it kind of amusing that while on a...

    I find it kind of amusing that while on a pitching staff with a guy who had what could be described as the best cutter in history (Rivera) he doesn't start using that pitch to dominate until he...
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    I was just reading on this and found this quote:...

    I was just reading on this and found this quote:



    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2010/10/09/hall-of-famer-tony-gwynn-has-cancer/

    Dipping must be as addictive as hell if you have 2 surgeries...
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    Sad news on what seemed to be an upbeat guy and a...

    Sad news on what seemed to be an upbeat guy and a smart baseball guy as well as a HoF. Cautionary tale to kids about chew and what it can do to you.
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    Is the tuition good for flexible school...

    Is the tuition good for flexible school attendance? Maybe 1 day or 1 night, is Saturday all-right. Is online just fine, nighttime anytime?
  24. In my mind you have to praise the Twins for the...

    In my mind you have to praise the Twins for the mindset change here. They very easily could have pocketed this money and trotted Kubel, Parmalee, Colabello, Pinto, ect.... out for DH for the...
  25. Very disappointed to see that financial...

    Very disappointed to see that financial considerations seem to be front and center for reasons he is still in the rotation:


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