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@I Digesti @Bawfuls @CeeBeast Because the new FO doesn't want Puig playing CF ever, outside of emergencies I guess?
35 minutes ago on Daniel Corcino, the intriguing waiver wire acquisition
@I Digesti @CeeBeast Looks like he's up to start for Joc tomorrow (first day off for Joc and it's against a tough lefty in Bumgarner).At least, that's what Eric Stephen speculated on twitter.
40 minutes ago on Daniel Corcino, the intriguing waiver wire acquisition
@Subtle Euphemism 1 reason why not: "Baby Giraffe" is kinda-sorta Brandon Belt's nickname and we don't need any Giants nickname crossover stuff here.Stach Van Smash 4lyfe
1 day, 2 hours ago on Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 116 – Hot start (MLB/MiLB), July 2
@The Monocle I live in SD and will be at the games on Friday and Saturday.
1 day, 3 hours ago on Podcast: ‘Dugout Blues’ episode 116 – Hot start (MLB/MiLB), July 2
@PagansOedipalComplex as funny as that would be, I'd prefer a Padres loss here
4 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers’ best pitching prospects impressing early on
I wonder if the TWC issue could help be a motivator to strike a deal between regional carriers and MLBAM on the local blackouts, particularly if the merger gets blocked and TWC can't write down the Dodgers deal.If lots of people in the LA area use MLB.tv and VPN's to watch the Dodgers instead of switching to TWC or whatever, perhaps that gives MLB leverage to get the networks on board with a plan that gives them some revenue from MLB.tv streams. They can go to the networks and say "look, all these people are bypassing the local blackouts already, and you're not getting any revenue from them. Lets cut a deal to lift the blackouts but get you some revenue from the streamers in exchange."
4 days, 5 hours ago on Dodgers’ best pitching prospects impressing early on
@randomguido @DavidB. Yeah, though Puig was ON FIRE his first week in MLB so it was to be expected. So far Bryant is 0-for-2 with 2 K's.
4 days, 6 hours ago on Dodgers’ best pitching prospects impressing early on
@Turn Two Blue ooooooo, thanks for reminding me this is out now!
@DroogyDodger @Purple Drank
@DodgerBytes @Math Space Cat @Los Doyers Cubanos more expensive than MLB.tv + Chromecast + Unblockus
4 days, 7 hours ago on Dodgers’ best pitching prospects impressing early on
@Purple Drank @Math Space Cat it was not good, but at least the Daft Punk soundtrack was solid
5 days, 3 hours ago on Dodgers use financial might to put monetary value on draft pick
@Disgruntled Goat I mean I kinda always assumed Drank is young as shit, but does he have an infamously low alcohol tolerance too?
5 days, 4 hours ago on Dodgers use financial might to put monetary value on draft pick
@Purple Drank @Bawfuls @DodgerBytes I thought Alesso was pretty blah (and I did enjoy him last year) but the contrast between Alesso and Porter's visuals were very telling IMO.Porter had his whole Worlds tour visual journey with a story created to complement his music. Alesso had his name in big-ass letters, pictures of his face, and an androgynous 3D character modeled after him.
@- Casey - I only started getting into it in recent years. It takes some effort to seek out the interesting/innovative stuff and not just the generic hyped up DJ's that are super popular right now, but there's lots of great music out there.
@Purple Drank @Bawfuls @DodgerBytes Did you catch Porter at Coachella? (I thought I saw you make some reference to being at the festival in a thread this week) Best set of the weekend that I saw.
@DodgerBytes Aoki is pretty much the epitome of what everyone hates about EDM these days.
@Purple Drank @capnsparrow Ratatat was good at Coachella but they were closing the Sahara which was dumb and the crowd there was not prepared for it.
1 week ago on Mariners @ Dodgers April 14, 2015: David Huff Is A Real Person
@somewhat dodger nicetato Baseball is the physical manifestation of Nihilism
1 week ago on Alex Guerrero is a strong bench piece for Dodgers, not full-time starter
In all this rambling about defensive numbers, it should be pointed out that all the best defensive metrics now are proprietary.The FieldFX system is installed in all 30 MLB stadiums and that data is NOT publicly available. It is quite likely that many front offices have their own internal defensive metrics that are more robust and accurate than what we have access to. We know for a fact that the Dodgers do now, thanks to that comment about Puig's defense from Farhan during his Twitter Q&A this spring.
@jamesbradleyjb89 @Puce Deuce No one thinks WAR is perfect. You are knocking down straw men left and right.
@jamesbradleyjb89 @Bawfuls I don't think there are many people putting as much stock into defensive metrics as you seem to be implying here.I also vehemintly disagree that any defensive metrics could single handedly anchor Guerrero to the bench right now. The current Dodgers FO is not wearing blinders. They use all the information available to them, and that includes actually watching players play the game i.e. scouting.
@jamesbradleyjb89 If you don't think modern "stats guys" are skeptical of defensive metrics and recognize their shortcomings, then you aren't paying attention.
Or you're reading too much Dave Cameron.
@jamesbradleyjb89 It's almost like defense is the most difficult aspect of the game to quantify...
@somewhat dodger nicetato @Bawfuls @Casey the DeliMan @Puce Deuce fair enough
@somewhat dodger nicetato @Casey the DeliMan @Puce Deuce For the record, no player has accepted a QO yet in the two winters the system has been in place.
@BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) @Bawfuls @TellMyWifeISaidHello The money difference isn't that significant because the players SD sent back are also owed money, Braves save like $22M over the next several years. And they DFA'd Quentin right away so what was even the point of including him? The prospect is a top-100 guy but not world-breaking, and who knows what the pick ends up being.It just seems like the Braves could have traded Kimbrel at the deadline to a desperate team and made a killing compared to this.
2 weeks, 2 days ago on Arsenal Analysis: Dodgers Worst Pitches Of 2014
@TellMyWifeISaidHello @BlueMarvin (Not Freaking Out) Overpaid? The Braves got next to nothing for Kimbrel, this deal is a total coup for San Diego.
Oh look at that, I still can't stand David Freese
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Reports: Dodgers Continue Search For Pitching Depth, Sign Scott Baker
@uosɹədəɔıu sɹəƃpop ʎɹəʌ™ Too bad they're so difficult to get!
I see the bases loaded gremlin hasn't left yet...
@†ymathee @Bawfuls we could exchange diseases!
3 weeks, 4 days ago on Changes Are Coming To The 40-Man Roster
Woke up yesterday with a head cold, it's worse today. Leaving for a bachelor party in Vegas about 2 hours from now.This is going to be a tough weekend.
@PagansOedipalComplex @Bawfuls @Tymathee @nsxtasy I still don't think his ERA was "ace" status until last season, which again came on the back of a significant spike in strikeouts that I'd like to see repeated before I believe it.I'm not saying he's a bad or even mediocre pitcher, he's very good. But last year is the only one that stands out as "frontline starter" caliber, so I'm skeptical that that's who he is going forward.
1 month ago on Hyun-Jin Ryu’s sore shoulder, past and present, cause for concern
@Tymathee @Bawfuls @nsxtasy Early Kershaw had better peripherals. Kershaw's 2008 K/9 was 8.36, higher than every season of Cueto's career until last year. Kershaw's FIP was 4.08 that year, and hasn't been higher than 3.12 since then. Cueto's lowest FIP in a season was 3.27 (in 2012).
@Tymathee @Bawfuls @nsxtasy He's been outperforming his peripherals for several years (tho yes some would say that's evidence that he's better than FIP/xFIP indicate). Last year he posted a K/9 of 8.94 when his career rate had been 7.0He wasn't an "ace" until last year, when the strikeouts spiked.I'm not convinced he's real until he does it again (i.e. maintaining the high strikeouts).
@nsxtasy I'm not a huge believer in Cueto's "ace" status
Have we freaked the fuck out about Ryu's shoulder yet?
1 month ago on Alex Guerrero Is A Natural Shortstop, You Know
@Mike Petriello 6'3" 115lbs
1 month, 1 week ago on Quiet Camp Leads To Simple Opening Day Roster Projection
"you want a knuckle sandwich, four-eyes?"https://mlblogsdodgersphotog.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/022215js014.jpg
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Dustin McGowan Might Be A Dodger, Maybe
@Jeremy_N Really not a fan of that aggressively asymmetrical design, with the tower of luxury suites on one side and seats for the plebes on the other. The new SF stadium is like that and it is lame.
2 months ago on So Andre Ethier Still Exists
@CeeBeast what are the "established exceptions" for #2 there?
Foul balls and.... ?
2 months ago on Can the Dodgers sign both Hector Olivera and Yoan Moncada?
@TheConman @666foldamort gonna post this elsewhere on the interwebs for imaginary points cause it's awesome
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Yimi Garcia
@Math Space Cat Editor Played in giant sealed domes or outside in the elements after teraforming the atmosphere?
2 months, 2 weeks ago on 2015 Dodgers Top 100 Prospects: 20-11
@Mike Petriello @Math Space Cat Editor It's simple.
Atmosphere is thinner therefore pitches break less and are easier to hit, balls fly further, plus with the reduced gravity the balls fly even further still.
Coors Field on steroids and then some.
@Dustin Nosler thanks for the warning, just sent you a dumb rehash question!
2 months, 3 weeks ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Jose Dominguez
@AudioOutlaw @Subtle Euphemism aka Jonathan Lingo You realize that the time between pitches has steadily increased right?
i.e. "back in the good old days" pitchers and batters didn't take this long.
3 months ago on 2014 Dodgers In Review: RP Jamey Wright
@DodgerBytes @PagansOedipalComplex What Rose did is SOOOOOO much more potentially damaging to the sport of baseball than any substance any player has ever taken.
Gambling has the potential to remove competition from the game completely, to turn it into kabuki theater that exists only for the enrichment of gamblers and mobsters. Gambling nearly destroyed MLB in it's early years, which is why the game has had a strong zero-tollerance policy since then. Go read up on how damaging the gambling scandals in Taiwanese baseball were to that league within the past decade.
When guys take drugs to try to get an edge, at least they're still trying to win.
Also, never forget that Rose agreed to accept a lifetime ban from baseball in exchange for MLB halting it's investigation into his gambling activities.
3 months, 1 week ago on Let’s Get To Know Austin Barnes
@Santa Blahs The internet is a beautiful place
3 months, 1 week ago on Be Happy Julio Urias Isn’t Randy Johnson
@B0Jang1es @Mike Petriello it was better back when Nate Silver ran it
@Purple Drank my guess: Joc projection is 2 WAR on defense, 1 with the bat
3 months, 2 weeks ago on Hyun Jin Ryu’s Ottogi Noodle commercial showcases plus-plus mastication