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good fucking riddance
2 years, 1 month ago on Dodgers @ Diamondbacks July 5, 2012: Another One Bites the Dust
And to whom it may concern: Fuck all of you who ruined this site. I've followed this site long enough that I felt it was worth pointing out before I very calmly take my business elsewhere
In conclusion: fuck that shit
But these people have somehow taken over the comments so it feels that way.
I know that most people here aren't doing that
How does this happen on a blog that itself represents such a rational perspective?
what the fuck is that shit?
how insulting and dismissive
while other make sexist jokes
@VietnamDodger is telling @LA Woman to "calm down" and saying that so and so "is obviously getting to her."
But holy shit I'm looking at the shit @SCruzDodgers and @LA Woman are putting up with.
Sure only like 10% of the posters now are capable of rational discussion, but I can deal.
All this I can deal with
@WestonTaylor Well I'm not at the good part yet
@wilhud I'm never posting on this site again after this so don't worry
I ask people to back up their baseless assertions and somehow that means I'm a stat nerd who doesn't know anything about baseball challenging old pros who don't have the time or need to explain their deep understanding to a dork like me.
I cite a single statistic and that means I watch too much moneyball
But now this shit is a dump.
I provided a statistical perspective that was one of many that were represented in what I believe was a pretty healthy and productive discussion.
Mike isn't saber-fan number one but he's always recognized the value of statistics without putting too much emphasis on them.
and they were always from people who at least put a little bit of thought into their posts.
And I stayed because the comments were always about baseball.
I've been following and commenting on this blog for a long time, longer that most of you based on the usernames I remember from before.
I'm pretty dumbfounded that this has happened
When did this site's community become populated almost entirely by assholes and morons?
@SCruzDodgers owning these commenters about as hard as Harang owned the Reds today. Let's continue both of these trends.
2 years, 1 month ago on Dodgers Top Reds, But Have They Lost Dee Gordon?
@VietnamDodger Stop talking to me.
@VietnamDodger @JeffKlein thanks for the input.
One of us asks for explanation, the other makes assertions. I think it's funny that YOU are sarcastically insulting my expertise. You'll notice I didn't resort to sarcasm when you were talking out your ass before.
@Bill Grabarkewitz @SCruzDodgers @LA Woman @JohnM @The_Real_Paul @Deuce "I'm sorry if you were offended,"
I'm sorry you think that fauxpologies mean anything and should ever be used in any situation
"but if you thought for a minute I was serious, well then, I don't know what to say."
but if you thought that her response was predicated on a presupposition that you weren't joking, then you clearly made no effort to read and understand a comment from a woman directed at you.
@SCruzDodgers Fuck yeah.
@JeffKlein @Justincredible14 @Deuce @JohnM Casey Blake was good but that doesn't count because we only traded for the rest of 2008 Casey Blake. Everything after that we didn't need to give up Santana for.
@RareBlue @JeffKlein I would love Victorino. I hate him as much as anyone but he can play baseball.
@JeffKlein @ED_IN_DE Both UZR and DRS agree that Dee is basically the worst SS in the bigs defensively. He makes some good plays but not nearly enough of them. And actually every player makes what appear to be good plays sometimes, but diving for a ball that another player can jog to does not a good defender make.
@JohnM @Deuce @JeffKlein Sure he needs to learn how to hit major league pitching. But in this meantime, we have a major league ballclub that is trying to win games and Dee Gordon is actively hurting that. That's what the minors are for, doing as much as we can for players without allowing them to hurt the major league club.
@JeffKlein "we need him we don't win without him."
.... you can't possibly be serious. By what inconceivable line of reasoning can you assert this?
Did you say this when Matt Kemp got injured? Because if we don't win without Dee "negative WAR" Gordon, then what do we do without Matt Kemp? Cease to be a major league franchise?
@Cadtalfryn All sports fans suck. really. They're almost all morons. Even the ones who supposedly take a rational approach to the game. Some of us here were convinced that Jerry Hairston, Elian Herrera and Tony Gwynn were good hitters. One cannot frequent this blog without experiencing some sort exposure to rational sports analysis and yet we all believed for a second we were a good team because we're idiots.
@EephusBlue No one was signed to be a 5th starter. That doesn't even make sense. I say Kershaw is our 5th starter because we have 5 starters so someone is a fifth stater.
@EephusBlue AK just might be better than Dee right now. They're both equally bad on offense but AK isn't actively losing games with his defense.
Ethier to DL also. Someone posted this already I'm guessing.
@JeffKlein @AnotherBrian Dee Gordon belongs in the minor leagues
2 years, 1 month ago on A Trading Season Primer
Billingsley doesn't know how to win.
2 years, 1 month ago on Reds @ Dodgers July 2, 2012: Bailey vs Billingsley
@el serracho I misunderstood your point. I thought you were saying that he's not that great and compared him to Blake as proof. If your intention was to show that he IS good, and compared him to Blake as proof, then you did exactly what you intended to do.
My apologies, good citizen.
@nsxtasy 7 *defensive* runs above average, or 2 if looking at b-ref.
@CptPineapple @nsxtasy He's not the ninth best 3B in the bigs. His OPS number, taken totally out of context, is the ninth best among 3B. Phrased correctly, the statement becomes meaningless.
@nsxtasy "Headley has never been worth 6 WAR (or even 4 WAR) over the course of an entire season"
He's on pace to right now. He's 15th in the majors among all position players. And in 2010 he was worth 5 wins.
"He's never been an All-Star."
"His career BA is .269 and OPS is .743, nothing inspiring, and while those numbers are a little higher than that on the road, that probably has more to do with his lucky BABIP on the road of .369 than anything else. Even this year's OPS of .789, the best of his career, only ranks him 9 out of 16 qualifying third basemen in MLB."
What are you doing citing his OPS out of context and then going on to quote BABIP? BAPIP is far less about luck with hitters, as hitters have way more control over the type of batted ball they create. Headley has a BABIP of .340 over 2400 career PA, which is enough to believe it is sustainable. In addition, he's shown decent power for Petco, and he's kept he walk rate over 10%.
Also people, stop quoting his OPS, PETCO, people, PETCO. It's really so severe there that it's almost like anti-Coors. Both OPS+ and wRC+ exist to try to account for park factors, so as to scale a players offense relative to run environment, which factors in park and the state of the league. 100 is average, and Headley has a wRC+ of 128 and an OPS+ of 124, both decidedly above average.
He plays an above average position, 3B. He is worth 7 runs above average among 3B according to fangraphs and 2 according to b-ref. I still fail to see any way in which he is average.
@el serracho A) Both of those look pretty good from a valuable position like 3B. Not sure what your point is in comparing them, considering Blake was a very good player when healthy, and at 28 with no significant injury history, Headley should be healthier than Blake.
C) This is the most depressed offensive environment in the MLB in a long long time. Run production is down massively, and the National League in particular is totally pathetic at hitting. So by comparison, those numbers are much better than league average, whereas 10 years ago they might have been average.
I like how people post slash lines but do no further analysis. You might as well tell me you don't want Headley because he has 38 RBIs.
@el serracho Casey Blake on a good year is an elite player. Blake simply took too long to break into the bigs and he spent too much time sidelined by injury. In 2009, Blake was worth 5 wins, but Headley is hitting better than Blake ever did right now, and Blake was still a career minor leaguer at the age Headley is now.
I think it's funny how last year we were saying this team was going to be severely OBP-challenged and now, partly by chance we're a pretty good OBP team, but we have so little power that I wonder why teams don't throw fastballs down the middle all day.
Chase headley is an average baseball player if the major leagues contains only 30 baseball players, the worst of which is Miguel Cabrera. Chase Headley is an average baseball player if the average baseball player projects to be worth about 6 wins over a whole seasons. Chase Headley is an average baseball player if the average player has a wRC+ of 128 even though the stat is scaled so the average player has an 100, or of the average player is worth 7 defensive runs above average so far.
Chase Headley, in actuality, is in no sense and average baseball player.