Walewander

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About Walewander

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    MotownSports Fan
  • Birthday 06/17/1979

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    Indianapolis, IN

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    Everything from indie rock to Sabermetrics...

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    Senior Intent Analyst
  1. I have a feeling that if Hill is going to make it to the bigs as a starter, it's going to be sooner rather than later. He'll either progress very quickly from here or he will be fringey and handy in a fourth outfielder/defensive replacement/pinch runner sort of way. I say this because he seems to be getting better by leaps and bounds after his injury. Maybe that's just hopeful.
  2. Ugly game. Ugly team. That said, the long ball is way out of control. The juiced ball is making a mockery of the game. I love home runs as much as anybody, but they are certainly lessening the total enjoyment of the game. They're just not special anymore. Doubles and triples and great heads-up/athletic plays are the way to bring new fans to the game, in my opinion. There was nothing wrong with the game in 2014. All they had to do is wait for the new crop of young guys to mature and they'd have a really exciting thing going. But now? Eh.
  3. Ah, the end of the Mike Aviles era... That was a sad day.
  4. Earl Weaver, probably not Earl Weaver.
  5. If Brad's not managing the team next year, who would you want to see take the helm? More importantly, who do you think would be most likely to get hired?
  6. I'm as big of a Nick fan as you'll find on here but I gotta say that since the two home run game in the middle of July he is hitting about 150 with a 450 OPS.
  7. I hope Nick is shagging fly balls as we speak. I also hope that Victor is getting that Kobe/Magglio next-level tech health treatment somewhere in Europe.
  8. I'm really hoping that they can change that next year. I think that buying out Martinez might help a bit with this, but we shall see.
  9. Well, it's nice to see Joe get some more experience, right? Right? ... Right?
  10. I know it's only one start and he had been doing fairly well recently, but this has to be the nail in the coffin, doesn't it? With the way the ball flies out anymore, I can't see justifying Anibal continuing to get more chances. Like you said, pay him and move on.
  11. Wife: Jim who? Me: Don't play coy with me.
  12. Pitcher's duel today.
  13. I have been thinking about this quite a bit lately. There is a strange thing going on where home runs themselves are being devalued but a certain baseline amount of power is going to become a requirement to stick on a big league roster. I am curious to see how people like Fangraphs break it all down in terms of value. Offense is still obviously king, but with so many minor league stars capable of putting up much better numbers in the majors than they did in the minors due to the juiced ball and the launch angles, that baserunning and defense stuff is going to start to take on huge value. It will be interesting when teams becoming willing to pay more money for a WAR worth of defense/baserunning than they are to pay for the same amount of offense due to the overwhelming amount of supply.
  14. I love me some Rabs.