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    Speediest Moderator All-Star snepp's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Really Span? How did that happen for those of us not getting a live picture.
    The same way all his other pickoffs happen, he's **** on the bases.
    "Maybe you could go grab a bat and ballÖ and learn something. Maybe you will get it."
    - Strib commenter educating the elitists on the value of RBI's

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    Mauer is now hitting over .380 since May 20th and has an OPS somewhere around .975

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Mauer is now hitting over .380 since May 20th and has an OPS somewhere around .975
    It's an empty .975.

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    Yes! Nice play all around to throw out the runner at the plate.

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    Boy, that was a PERFECT throw by Casilla.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Mauer is now hitting over .380 since May 20th and has an OPS somewhere around .975
    Technical foul. Recent performance isn't allowed when evaluating players.

    It's known as the Liriano rule.

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    Revere should not be in RF..wow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Technical foul. Recent performance isn't allowed when evaluating players.

    It's known as the Liriano rule.
    Good point, I hate it when players preform well in a given period of time that completely matches their production in an earlier body of work.

    i.e. Liriano is pitching very well the past 10 games, he also had the lowest FIP in the AL in 2010.

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    Our offense could really be something if Morneau could get back to something close to his pre concussion effectiveness. Nice defense Casilla.
    Man is born free, but everywhere he is in chains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ultima Ratio View Post
    Our offense could really be something if Morneau could get back to something close to his pre concussion effectiveness. Nice defense Casilla.
    vs Right handers he is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Good point, I hate it when players preform well in a given period of time that completely matches their production in an earlier body of work.

    i.e. Liriano is pitching very well the past 10 games, he also had the lowest FIP in the AL in 2010.
    Could we work some kind of contract with him where we only pay him for even-numbered years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sbknudson View Post
    Could we work some kind of contract with him where we only pay him for even-numbered years?
    We did it for Punto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    We did it for Punto.
    Well at least we've come down from the cliff of comparing Liriano to Mauer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAFChief View Post
    Technical foul. Recent performance isn't allowed when evaluating players.

    It's known as the Liriano rule.
    I know, for the life of me I can't get you cultists to even acknowledge 2011! Strangest damn thing it is.

    I guess I should work on 2012 first, I keep hearing "frontline" about a guy who's season has a WHIP of 1.40 and an ERA+ of 85. Damn those uncooperative stats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    Well at least we've come down from the cliff of comparing Liriano to Mauer.
    Where did I ever compare Liriano to Mauer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpiritofVodkaDave View Post
    Where did I ever compare Liriano to Mauer?
    You didn't, I thank you for bringing some sanity back to that. Mauer's been hitting really well lately - it's very encouraging.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheLeviathan View Post
    I know, for the life of me I can't get you cultists to even acknowledge 2011! Strangest damn thing it is.

    I guess I should work on 2012 first, I keep hearing "frontline" about a guy who's season has a WHIP of 1.40 and an ERA+ of 85. Damn those uncooperative stats!
    Just acknowledge he's pitching well lately as has previously in his career. Seems to me that's all anyone is saying. The Mauer comparison is that a lot of people said the same things about him after 2011 as well, I notice he's playing a bit better lately too. We should probably still focus on 2011 though, that's clearly the player he really is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by twinsnorth49 View Post
    Just acknowledge he's pitching well lately as has previously in his career. Seems to me that's all anyone is saying. The Mauer comparison is that a lot of people said the same things about him after 2011 as well, I notice he's playing a bit better lately too. We should probably still focus on 2011 though, that's clearly the player he really is.
    Liriano has been pitching very well. He couldn't have picked a better time! But that's not all that's being said. People are cherry-picking the last 10 starts as a way to justify their opinion he is worthy of a contract extension and to validate the limb they went out on with him pre-season, which Liriano promptly buried in April.

    I was someone who thought he was going to have a 2010-esque season this year. But I put the Kool-Aid down...

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