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Everything posted by bobrob2004

  1. That's a good point. There probably isn't any insurance on Moore's contract.
  2. Not to mention the insurance won't pay if he is not on the IL.
  3. Fulmer is listed, but he's not actually counted towards the 40-man roster indicated by the **. Scroll down to the bottom and you see this: * Not on Active Roster ** Not on 40-Man Roster
  4. Or Ron Gardenhire is better than you think. He uses analytics, ya'll.
  5. There's been enough information present to know the context of the article. I also talked with someone else yesterday that did read the article and he proclaimed that it is the same advanced stats shifting talk that we've seen a dozen times before.
  6. The problem is that we've seen this story before. Old school manager is actually new school because he uses advanced stats. The only evidence is the shift. End of story. There was nothing new here. Bad journalizing. It's likely that the higher ups told Gardenhire that if anyone asks about advanced stats, just talk about the shift. That's the only thing I've gotten out of this.
  7. So it was bad journalizing. A writer looked for a story that wasn't there.
  8. But if Gardy is trying to convince me that he is now a proponent of advanced stats, that wouldn't have been a perfect opportunity to talk about it. Instead he keeps saying, "shift, shift, shift" and now suddenly he is a believer.
  9. Or you can look at exit velocity and launch angles, notice that Miggy isn't hitting for power anymore and move him to second in the order and put actual power hitters in the middle of the order. Because Gardy is now into advanced stats, that's exactly what he did and there is absolutely no other reason to move Miggy from batting third.
  10. The article was about people explaining this stuff to Gardy. Are they actually doing it? Or is he just not understanding it yet?
  11. On hitting: batting order optimization, launch angles, exit velocity, batted ball data, etc. A lot can be said.
  12. I'm not sure how you can read the article on a free account, but I can't.
  13. No, it says I need a subscription. I'm basing it off of your summary. Did he actually talk about hitting and pitching?
  14. Whenever Gardy talks about analytics, it's always about defense. What about pitching and hitting?
  15. Look at the Tigers pitching performances this year compared to last year.
  16. McCann is hitting .316/.316/.421 so far this year.
  17. ""Twenty-seven again," shouts Verlander" Which is an age that is still older than his wife.
  18. You can't say "disabled" anymore.
  19. Zack Greinke, a pitcher, hit more home runs in yesterday's game than the entire Tigers team has hit all year.
  20. Most first basemen have a negative dWAR because of the negative positional adjustment, so it could be misleading. Miggy's career dWAR is -141.7, but it also includes time at third base (where he was one of the worst fielders in the league), LF, and RF. Cabrera is an example where DRS and UZR disagree. Since 2014, Cabrera has been the 2nd worst defender at 1B with -13 (Jose Abreu has -18). Using UZR, he is around average at 2.4. According to RZR, Miggy has the worst range at .753. Brandon Belt has been the best defender at 1B according to all 3 stats. https://www.fangraphs.com/leaders.aspx?pos=1b&stats=fld&lg=all&qual=4000&type=1&season=2018&month=0&season1=2014&ind=0&team=0&rost=0&age=0&filter=&players=0&sort=13,a
  21. To be fair, Miggy did make a pretty good play earlier in the game. He's kinda a mixed bag on defense. Sometimes he makes good plays, other times it makes you wonder if he should ever play defense again.
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