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8 minutes ago, Microline133 said:

Super smart dude

LOL - Then he and Avila should make the perfect odd-couple.

I mean, there certainly are people who know exactly what they are doing without being able to sound like it, and I generally give Avila credit in that direction, but would be sort of comic to have a really smooth communicator contrasting to Al in the next seat.

 Ausmus was supposed to be smart, but the only vibe I ever sensed with him was "smart-azs"

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8 hours ago, chasfh said:

 

He speaks Spanish and is Cuban-American.

Learn all about him from the Royals media guide, here:

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What a great photo of him hahaha it could be literally anyone

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Great. Grab a guy from a team who uses analytics even less than the Tigers. Sounds like Al is totally learning! 

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2 hours ago, Microline133 said:

Super smart dude. I've talked to him quite a bit over the years, including back in his minor league ops days with the Mariners.

Brad was a super smart dude as well. What kind of manager will he be? The Royals aren't exactly the most progressive team in baseball. 

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4 minutes ago, Yoda said:

Brad was a super smart dude as well. What kind of manager will he be? The Royals aren't exactly the most progressive team in baseball. 

I never saw any evidence that Ausmus was super smart.  He was more educated than your typical major leaguer, but I didn't get the impression he was brilliant.  

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11 minutes ago, tiger337 said:

I never saw any evidence that Ausmus was super smart.  He was more educated than your typical major leaguer, but I didn't get the impression he was brilliant.  

Me neither but that's exactly how people described him before/when he was hired. 

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2 minutes ago, Yoda said:

Me neither but that's exactly how people described him before/when he was hired. 

True, though I don't remember anyone ever talking up Ausmus with regard to anything having to do with analytics. Of course  DD not being a fan, there wouldn't have been much reason for a candidate at that time to blow that horn.

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6 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

True, though I don't remember anyone ever talking up Ausmus with regard to anything having to do with analytics. Of course  DD not being a fan, there wouldn't have been much reason for a candidate at that time to blow that horn.

I remember a lot of people assuming he was an analytics guy just because he was smart and young. But he for sure was never described as an analytics guy by anyone in the know. 

 

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20 minutes ago, Yoda said:

assuming he was an analytics guy just because he was smart and young

right. Just like everyone assumed Gardenhire wasn't because he had been around. Probably weak assumptions in both cases.

I think the real dilemma for a manager on the field wrt all the statistical tendency data collection is that you are still going to have to decide based on a particular situation whether the team you are facing has the skill and inclination to deliberately play against their own numbers to beat you in that situation. The solution to that matrix still requires scouting and a certain level of skill at reading the opposing manager's mind.

and you still have to have a 6th sense about what a pitcher has left in the tank in a given inning, which Brad seemed to struggle with.

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50 minutes ago, Yoda said:

Even this guy called him very smart. :)

I believed the hype seven years ago!  Once I started listening to him all the time, I didn't see it.  

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49 minutes ago, Gehringer_2 said:

right. Just like everyone assumed Gardenhire wasn't because he had been around. Probably weak assumptions in both cases.

I think the real dilemma for a manager on the field wrt all the statistical tendency data collection is that you are still going to have to decide based on a particular situation whether the team you are facing has the skill and inclination to deliberately play against their own numbers to beat you in that situation. The solution to that matrix still requires scouting and a certain level of skill at reading the opposing manager's mind.

and you still have to have a 6th sense about what a pitcher has left in the tank in a given inning, which Brad seemed to struggle with.

I just want the org to show that they're taking analytics seriously. Hiring a guy from the Roayls doesn't seem like a very good sign. 

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Hate to use the old cliche "the ball sounds different off his bat" but Jesus was that a loud sound.  Sounded like a bomb went off.   On a side note, he showed off his eye by taking a couple borderline pitches in that at bat before hitting the ball halfway to Disney World.  

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8 minutes ago, RandyMarsh said:

Hate to use the old cliche "the ball sounds different off his bat" but Jesus was that a loud sound.  Sounded like a bomb went off.   On a side note, he showed off his eye by taking a couple borderline pitches in that at bat before hitting the ball halfway to Disney World.  

Some day they'll be using aluminum bats and there will be no crack.  

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Chris funded Al with a substantial analystics team. I highly doubt Al will hire a non-analytics manager.

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45 minutes ago, Charles Liston said:

Brad wasn't smart.  He was handsome though.

He definitely doesn't look like a catcher.  

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49 minutes ago, leflore said:

I predict it will snow this offseason. Today. Now.

It's 80 degrees here at the beach. Probably gonna need to run the A/C tonight. 

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