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Cuevas had a wOBA of .348 last season with the Quakes (tied with O'Koyea Dickson). He's a decent prospect, but he's probably not the next Puig, or even the next Scott Schebler.
13 hours, 9 minutes ago on What it would take for Joc Pederson to make the Dodgers
@Purple Drank @nudibranch About that last part.
2 days, 12 hours ago on Uncertainty Reigns For Dodgers at Second Base
@Purple Drank @nudibranch I fear (rather than hope) you're right.
@Hoze @nudibranchDon't know which projection system that is, but Punto was worth more than 0 WAR last season.
I'm assuming here that Dee Gordon will be the opening day starter at 2B, along with Hanley at SS and Uribe at 3B.
Turner's ST OPS thus far is 1.005, which is the highest mark among Dodgers batters with at least 10 PA's. Of course, I would report his wOBA rather than his OPS if it were available. Based on ST and past seasons' data, I strongly favor Turner over Figgins to serve as backup at 2B, 3B, and SS. Figgins should start the season with the Topes IMO.
Our pitching staff's collective K/BB thus far is 39/21=1.86. That's not the worst mark in spring training (that belongs to the Rockies at 1.17). But it needs work.
1 week, 1 day ago on Zack Greinke isn’t going to Australia, and that’s OK
In theory, Dee Gordon and/or Justin Turner should be able to play a passable 2B if Guerrero isn't yet ready for the bigs. Still, it makes me nervous.
1 week, 3 days ago on Dodgers, Chad Billingsley, shouldn’t rush his return
@Ker$haw$Dodger$ Does Australia have southern lights, on par with northern lights? Absolutely. It's known as aurora australis.
1 week, 6 days ago on Seth Rosin Makes An Impression On Day One
@Ker$haw$Dodger$ Aussie is from the Latin australis, meaning southern.
You can bat 10th or 11th in cricket. But not in baseball. Therefore, this is an example of hyperbole.
1 week, 6 days ago on Conversation @ http://thinkpurpledrank.tumblr.com/post/77990763756/hella-spring-battles-starting-infield
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranchFirst of all, Noether's work has had numerous real-world applications. Secondly, if you develop an innovation that only benefits mathematicians, that's fine. All I stated is that from a moral perspective one would prefer, ceteris paribus, for one's research to increase, rather than decrease, general welfare.
2 weeks, 1 day ago on Yasiel Puig, Australia, Cricket, Star Wars, GIF
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranch Any theoretical mathematical innovation that leads to technological advance which increases general welfare. Of which there are many, many examples.
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranch As long as you would be pleased to learn that your research will at some point have applications, that's a moral persective (in economic terms, putting positive weight on the utility of others).
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranch Well, not quaternions specifically, but in general I completely agree. Look at Gauss's work in Non-Euclidian Geometry, he would never have dreamed that it would have applications in Einstein's general relativity. All I was saying is that even if your research is basic, you should prefer that it will some day have real-world applications.
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranch I concede that quaternions have applications. I still doubt that it's to the extent that Hamilton hoped for.
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) @nudibranch I'm a theoretical macroeconomist at UCI, but I work with a lot math and I'm a mathematics enthusiast.
@LA_Woman @nudibranch@Hoze Could be a wallaby, though that's not a precise clade.
@SpaceDodger (Math Cat) It was earlier Hawai'i time.