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    I may be repeating what someone else has said...

    I may be repeating what someone else has said but, maybe, just maybe, Mauer knows what he's doing. Maybe he's part of that small 99.9% group of players that are taught to look for a particular type...
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    If you wouldn't blame a duck for quacking, then...

    If you wouldn't blame a duck for quacking, then you really shouldn't blame an MBA for trying to increase their revenue stream every way available to them. There's nothing nefarious going on. The...
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    Bummer, all I got was this old one. ...

    Bummer, all I got was this old one.



    lonelyfavour - 03-23-2012 01:12 PM

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    Nice article John. I thought it was one of the...

    Nice article John. I thought it was one of the most insightful things I've read on this interweb thing in some time... until I got to your last sentence. "
    I suspect the truth lies somewhere in...
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    Thanks for the link. What a treat. Also, what a...

    Thanks for the link. What a treat. Also, what a blast from the past. Weather forecast that expected rain instead of the nice day they got, advert for a gas station that washed your windows "all...
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    This exact sentiment is what really chaps my hide...

    This exact sentiment is what really chaps my hide about WAR, which I'll be the first to admit I do not fully understand. But is it that incomprehensible that having a plus plus SS in place of...
  7. Thread: Over moderation

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    To me, the shoes / steel toes thing is an apt...

    To me, the shoes / steel toes thing is an apt analagy Brian. Well said. I view myself as a guest here and behave appropriately. But I can understand people who frequent the site and their desire...
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    I don't recall seeing him play, and the leg kick...

    I don't recall seeing him play, and the leg kick may very well give him trouble, but this tidbit: "Examining his spray chart, you can see that for hard offerings (fastballs, sliders, etc), he stays...
  9. Thread: Pedro Florimon

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    Brian, This is way off the beaten track but,...

    Brian,

    This is way off the beaten track but, this has been on my mind for a year or two and I feel like doing some mental housekeeping.

    I forget the exact context, but a long time ago I made...
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    I don't necessarily disagree with you, but I'm...

    I don't necessarily disagree with you, but I'm reminded of the Chicago Bears fan SNL skit from the 80's. Goes something like:

    "What if everybody else was injured and couldn't play cept McMahon...
  11. Thread: Pedro Florimon

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    I keep seeing the name Hardy mentioned as a...

    I keep seeing the name Hardy mentioned as a potential replacement for the Twins SS. Logic tells me there is no way this would ever happen. I'm a huge fan of what Hardy has to offer on the field,...
  12. "...batted ball data broken down to minutia..." ...

    "...batted ball data broken down to minutia..." Nice phrase Parker, loaded with meaning. I agree with James that this is a passing fad for all but a few batters. James says 100 or so but I think...
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    From the little I've seen of the kid, I still...

    From the little I've seen of the kid, I still think he's the surest thing in the system with the exception of Buxton.
  14. Great job Parker. But I agree with Wookie on the...

    Great job Parker. But I agree with Wookie on the worthiness of the Mauer behind the back thing. Think ya missed a nugget there.
  15. The "increased focus" on strikeouts is purely a...

    The "increased focus" on strikeouts is purely a fan focus. Teams covet the best pitchers. The best pitchers generally strike more people out than the lesser pitchers. Teams with the best pitchers...
  16. Sad to see Mauer have to move. I agree with you,...

    Sad to see Mauer have to move. I agree with you, Seth, I think he's a lock for the HOF too, but I think if he could've caught part-time for a few more years he would be considered the best and most...
  17. "...but a little strong confidence is also...

    "...but a little strong confidence is also sometimes a necessity for a great player."

    Everything done well stems from pride.
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    Can I really be the only one on TD who...

    Can I really be the only one on TD who appreciates the irony of all the "pitching to contact" hate?
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    Seems to me that, even though the GMs feel...

    Seems to me that, even though the GMs feel various levels of responsibility, the economics of MLB are the predictable result of a monopoly in a free market system.
  20. Aaaaah... so the moral is; don't throw hanging...

    Aaaaah... so the moral is; don't throw hanging curve balls.
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    "And I've remained annoyed with Gardy for being...

    "And I've remained annoyed with Gardy for being Smith's apologist about this move, too."

    I find it hard to believe the manager of a 95 win team would allow his starting SS to be fired without...
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    It's just a matter of time before balls and...

    It's just a matter of time before balls and strikes are established by sensors at the ML level. The technology has been with us for some time now. Sensors are in everyday use in numerous industries....
  23. Just think how many RBIs Mauer would have if he...

    ...And for the love of God, never quote RBI as an indication of performance...[/QUOTE]

    Just think how many RBIs Mauer would have if he had Joe Mauer batting 1st and Joe Mauer batting 2nd.
  24. Thread: Carl Pavano

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    He will have value IF his shoulder heals and he...

    He will have value IF his shoulder heals and he can again crack 90 with consistency. This will have to be determined before his value is determined.
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    I second this notion. Further, I think he...

    Problem is, Vizquel could probably start for this team at either 2B or SS...[/QUOTE]

    This my friend.....is sadly true.[/QUOTE]

    I second this notion. Further, I think he should be signed to a...
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