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  1. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    We all suspected that JV going from Detroit to Houston was like going from black and white to color in the Wizard of Oz, far as analytics was concerned, and that was why he was all world for the rest of that season and most of last. They talked about that very thing on MLB Now today, showing the averages on his slider in 2017 in Detroit and the in Houston, resulting from the video technology they had for him to use. An extra six inches on the drop and two and a half on the break. Dayum.
  2. chasfh

    Potential Democratic Candidates for 2020

    "Pick someone I agree with who will protect my income from taxes, or I will make sure Trump is elected." There you go. All translated for you.
  3. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I think it's erroneous, too. The point I was making was that the Tigers are behind in analytics because they were practically scouting-only.
  4. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    We're so far behind because this has always been an eye scout organization. The GM is a former scout and the son of a scout. They've always put their trust in scouts. They're still hiring more scouts while other teams are paring their scouting staffs, so they still do. This is the first story I have seen that has shared any specifics about some of the ways analytics is informing the Tigers' work. So that's a plus. The unfortunate thing is that the story highlights what we're doing now that other teams started doing five years ago. The story acknowledges we're way behind other teams, a few times actually, in a way that almost feels sandbaggy. I don't know how the Tigers bridge that gap in a hurry and catch up to become among industry leaders, but if they do, then Jay Sartori should get a plaque. I got a good chuckle out of this quote: “We’re getting all kinds of machines, all kinds of pictures taken, all kinds of data flying all over the place,” Gardenhire said. That's exactly how someone who knows nothing about analytics would talk about analytics.
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    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Interesting tweet about JV. If he makes it there—it's not likely, but it's a better possibility for this guy than most—and he stays with the Astros the entire time, retiring after the 2028 season, that would mean he'd have had 12-1/2 seasons with the Tigers, and 11-1/2 seasons with the Astros.
  6. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Great article by Calcaterra this morning about, in a broad sense, how teams bullshirt their fans into thinking they're going to spend money on players and then don't.
  7. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    To be fair, we can’t know for certain whether Chris Ilitch will spend good money on free agents when the time comes. He hasn’t publicly given any indication one way or the other, and such spending wouldn’t even take place until several years from now. That said ... yeaaaah. He won’t.
  8. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Maybe he didn't like the organization that made the offer.
  9. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Not to worry. They wouldn’t be able to trade Mize anyway once he goes under the knife.
  10. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    If we sign Manny, I will buy the beer at the bar for the rest of the year.
  11. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    OK, we've established that you believe that there are circumstances under which a player would take a lower offer from a team, as opposed to your original contention that every player always chooses the highest bidder every time regardless of the teams involved. Now we're down to negotiating the degree. If it were the Tigers versus the White Sox, and those were the only two offers, could see Manny taking the Tigers offer, since it's 30 AAV versus 25 AAV, provided that he got an early opt out, maybe even multiple opt outs. Certainly after two years, and maybe after three and four as well. However, if it were the Yankees offering 8/200 versus the Tigers 8/240, now I can see Manny forgoing the extra 5 million AAV and taking the lower offer from the Yankees, because (1) the Yankees are in championship mode right now and the Tigers won't even win for at least three years, and maybe never; and (2) the Yankees are his favorite team. I believe that once a person gets beyond a certain income level, like the difference between $25 million and $30 million, the money by itself wouldn't make that much difference. It's already way, way more than anyone can reasonably spend in one lifetime. Other factors, like the environment and organization you're committing to, become much more important.
  12. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    Pudge was a bit of an unusual case because he set his price almost as soon as he got on the market: he demanded 4 years and $40 million, minimum. Only one team offered that: the Tigers. Since he backed himself into a corner with that public demand, he had to take the offer, if only to save face. Turned out pretty good for both sides. Anyway, I want to test your commitment to the hypothesis. Are you saying that if the Red Sox offered Manny Machado 10 years and $300 million, but the Tigers offered Manny 10 years and $301 million, that Manny would take the Tigers offer ten times out of ten, and that the relative stages of contention each team is in wouldn't matter at all?
  13. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    You seem to be implying that every player always chooses the highest bidder every time regardless of the teams involved.
  14. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    I'd say he probably had a lot of help with the loose cannon with the checkbook.
  15. chasfh

    2018-19 Off-season Thread

    OK, so, Mize could be anywhere from 19 to 45, and the rest of them could be anywhere from 46 to 132. Makes sense, I guess. I wonder how they chose the order in which they appear?
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