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SeattleMike

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  1. Throw in the shifts and seems the only way to score these days is to hit it over the fence, because stringing together multiple non-HR hits in an inning is becoming more difficult.
  2. The Tigers have lopsided records, on the bad side, with numerous teams over the last few years, not just West Coast teams. It's funny if you talk to fans of other Eastern Time Zone teams they all complain about how inept their teams play on the West Coast.
  3. Didn't Leyland always say that? Or maybe that's what he thought about chemistry.
  4. On the whole, guys who take a while to bloom tend to decline earlier and harder, if I'm remembering my Bill James correctly.
  5. I'll bet the teams that lead the league in total number of LOB are also the teams that score the most runs.
  6. I thought the human rain delay was Mike Hargrove.
  7. Henning had his faults and pet peeves. But he warmed up to analytics long before anyone else in Detroit who wrote about the Tigers. Tom Gage covered the Tigers into the 2010s, and at the time of his retirement he was still fixated on batting average and RBI.
  8. I still think it's BS that Paredes couldn't break most prospect top 100 lists. He's always been one of the two youngest position players in his league and hit everywhere, showing very good control of the strike zone. So he's a bit chunky and not Omar Vizquel with the glove. But he isn't Christin Stewart or Daniel Vogelbach either.
  9. The Tigers have six regulars who currently have an OPS plus of 100 or above (Candelario, Romine, Jones, Reyes, Schoop, and Paredes). Plus, two semi- regulars (both Castros). That's almost mediocre.
  10. In the how the game has changed department: Shocker led the league in S/W ratio twice in his career. In 1922 he had a 2.61 S/W ratio and in 1923 2.22. Verlander led the AL the last two years with a 7.84 and 7.14.
  11. Urban Shocker pitched for the Browns from 1918-1924, posting 38 WAR. He bookended his career with the Yankees. His career stats are definitely borderline Hall of Fame. 124 ERA + (better than Juan Marichal,, Bob Feller, Bob Lemon, and others) and 54 career WAR.
  12. Civil (3rd Round), Bieber (4th Round), and Plesac (12th round) all from the Indians 2016 draft. That's remarkable. The Indians lose Kluber and Bauer and replace them with a completely homegrown rotation that is just as good.
  13. There's no question Mize would be up if this were 2006-2014 and DD were in charge.
  14. I think we are saying the same thing. I believe if you limited capacity to 1/3 you could allow fans. Restrooms would need to be very well ventilated and usage limited somewhat (no more than x number at a time).
  15. Sitting next to the same people for 3 hours in a stadium likely carries more risk than standing next to the first baseman for 5 minutes. Playground risk is probably mostly due to surface transmission. How many cases have been traced to crowded beaches? That infamous photo of revelers hanging out at some pool in Missouri over Memorial Day weekend did not lead to a breakout.
  16. Interesting that no players tested positive. Additional proof that transmission outdoors is considerably more difficult than indoors.
  17. Andrew Miller is the one lefty I assume.
  18. You know what they say about 20-game losers: you have to be a pretty good pitcher if they keep sending you out there despite the mounting losses. Analytics before the analytic revolution.
  19. I thought the knock against Paredes was that he was anything but a grinder and gave much less than 100%.
  20. Maybe I have the facts wrong, but he always seemed to imply that he had credentials as a scout. He was a spirited debater, to say the least. And brusque.
  21. Garvey this close to the Hall of Fame? Where would it end. Boog Powell (134 OPS+) and Norm Cash (139 OPS +) for starters have a stronger claim, especially Cash and his 52 WAR.
  22. If the Tigers had the Verlander and Sanchez of 2019 in 2014 they probably would have won a few more games in the regular season and perhaps performed better in the post-season. Verlander had his worst season in 2014 (worst ERA in the AL of any starter with more than 100 innings) and Sanchez was hurt on and off.
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