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Ciderbeck

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Ok, so Trumbo does look like an interesting target.
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 5:42p
Pitcher for hitter always interesting, hard to evaluate, but I do think I like it.
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 2:38p
Breaking News: most World Series competitors interested in top SP trade target
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 2:36p - 3 replies
It seems like Cayaspo (love the spelling!) is a Billy pet project
Commented on Game #105: Astros enter orbit, smash Athletics 7-3 on Jul 29 2014, 1:13p - 1 reply
Yes, another bench bat would be ideal!
Commented on Down on the farm: Talking top prospects with Grady on Jul 28 2014, 3:50p - 1 reply
Seriously, why don't we just stick Parrino on the big league club
Commented on Down on the farm: Talking top prospects with Grady on Jul 28 2014, 12:42p - 1 reply
Hey Bill, hope you saw that you were linked to on MLBTradeRumors
Commented on Down on the farm: Talking top prospects with Grady on Jul 28 2014, 12:34p
Not sure about #1 and fluky-ness
Commented on A's Erupt From Slumber With Barrage Of HRs In 5-1 Win on Jul 27 2014, 12:31p - 1 reply
He's turning into the Balfour of starters
Commented on A's Erupt From Slumber With Barrage Of HRs In 5-1 Win on Jul 27 2014, 11:59a
Good time to post the recent Hardball Times article about prospect development
Commented on A's Erupt From Slumber With Barrage Of HRs In 5-1 Win on Jul 27 2014, 11:56a
I'm going to hell for laughing at that
Commented on A's Erupt From Slumber With Barrage Of HRs In 5-1 Win on Jul 27 2014, 11:47a - 1 reply
This is just sad for team Rangers
Commented on Daily Link Dump 7/25/14 on Jul 25 2014, 8:15p
for Astros
Voted on Jul 25 2014, 7:30p
I'd hope you still get to eat lunches. Or, you know, noon-time breakfast. Unemployment does have some perks.
Commented on Finding the next Brandon Moss - Part two on Jul 25 2014, 3:42p - 1 reply
OT (quasi-related): I wanted A's fans to see a neat shout-out about the A's philosophy on acquiring hitters
Commented on Finding the next Brandon Moss - Part two on Jul 25 2014, 3:21p - 2 replies
Cool, good insight.
Commented on Finding the next Brandon Moss - Part two on Jul 25 2014, 3:17p
The balance bit fascinated me
Commented on Finding the next Brandon Moss - Part two on Jul 25 2014, 12:46p - 1 reply
For a lovely morning baseball article pairing, mix a dash of Alex Hall with this recent plate discipline piece by Joe Posnanski:
Commented on The Oakland Athletics have the best plate discipline in MLB on Jul 25 2014, 12:22p
Sweet read. Sorry it's sort of buried what with all the JJ news, and oh by the way we STILL just blasted the Astros for 22 runs over two games
Commented on The Oakland Athletics have the best plate discipline in MLB on Jul 25 2014, 12:17p
What I really wanted to do was make a "real-time" graph showing JJ appearances by date and runs scored (and maybe hits/walks too)
Commented on Jim Johnson DFA; Evan Scribner Recalled on Jul 25 2014, 12:11p
Hehe, honored!
Commented on Jim Johnson DFA; Evan Scribner Recalled on Jul 25 2014, 12:05p
Gotcha, didn't mean to pile on then, sorry
Commented on Trade Target: A whole new second base platoon on Jul 25 2014, 12:03p
for Seeing my pitchers walk opposing hitters
Voted on Jul 25 2014, 3:07a
If you do it right it's not a problem
Commented on Game #101: Shark eats Bass, Athletics sink Astros 13-1 on Jul 24 2014, 10:01p
I dunno, that -0.6 ranks Johnson as the ninth worst pitcher in all of baseball this year by fWAR
Commented on Trade Target: A whole new second base platoon on Jul 24 2014, 2:34p - 1 reply
for Two little ones.
Voted on Jul 24 2014, 2:19p
One way to tell this story:
Commented on Jim Johnson DFA; Evan Scribner Recalled on Jul 24 2014, 2:17p - 2 replies
"No offense against the man" was the oppostie of the problem, but yeah I feel ya.
Commented on Jim Johnson DFA; Evan Scribner Recalled on Jul 24 2014, 1:53p - 1 reply
Aw, there's still even one sad one missing
Commented on "Blessed But Not Entitled" Is A Good Goal For Fans on Jul 23 2014, 6:11p
Adequate could still be improved upon, though I definately agree with your general drift.
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 3:09p
At this point, I'd just go ahead and give Parrino a shot
Commented on Game #99: Houston bullpen beats Oakland bullpen - A's 2, Astros 3 (12) on Jul 23 2014, 3:01p
I loved everything about this comment, highly rec'd, except one thing
Commented on Let's not freak out about Jason Hammel on Jul 22 2014, 8:42p - 1 reply
I think they were talking about runs scored?
Commented on Samardzija and Hammel's effect on the playoffs on Jul 22 2014, 12:05p - 2 replies
Did ya hit me with your right hand, did ya hit me with your left?
Commented on Samardzija and Hammel's effect on the playoffs on Jul 22 2014, 12:02p
Worked with David Price when he first came up
Commented on Samardzija and Hammel's effect on the playoffs on Jul 22 2014, 11:56a
Brings up another angle with Milone - the trade ousted him from a possible spot in the playoff rotation
Commented on Samardzija and Hammel's effect on the playoffs on Jul 22 2014, 11:51a
Ooh, always on the lookout for anime recommendations...
Commented on Tommy Milone requests trade on Jul 22 2014, 2:17a
Hilariously, the Cubs have been linked to Price (for as much as rumors are worth)
Commented on Tommy Milone requests trade on Jul 22 2014, 2:16a
It seems like Beane's hand was forced a little bit
Commented on Tommy Milone requests trade on Jul 21 2014, 11:30p - 1 reply
Stats are a tool to gain insight
Commented on All A's As Oakland Runs Roughshod Over Orioles, 10-2 on Jul 21 2014, 7:31p - 1 reply
Remember when that trade was a bad idea? Still weird that we got more of a DH than a catcher, but still, so much yay.
Commented on All A's As Oakland Runs Roughshod Over Orioles, 10-2 on Jul 21 2014, 7:26p
He's actually doing dang well against RHP so far
Commented on All A's As Oakland Runs Roughshod Over Orioles, 10-2 on Jul 21 2014, 7:25p
I reject your reality
Commented on Tommy Milone requests trade on Jul 21 2014, 7:17p
You and your constant stream of facts. Geez.
Commented on All A's As Oakland Runs Roughshod Over Orioles, 10-2 on Jul 21 2014, 4:10p
Clearly, otherwise he'd maybe option to not suck so much
Commented on All A's As Oakland Runs Roughshod Over Orioles, 10-2 on Jul 21 2014, 4:07p
Close enough production, except the walks
Commented on All A's As Oakland Runs Roughshod Over Orioles, 10-2 on Jul 21 2014, 4:07p - 2 replies
His wRC+ is 1. One! So I'm guessing no.
Commented on All A's As Oakland Runs Roughshod Over Orioles, 10-2 on Jul 21 2014, 4:02p - 1 reply
Who all has really looked at our top hitters to date?
Commented on All A's As Oakland Runs Roughshod Over Orioles, 10-2 on Jul 21 2014, 4:00p - 4 replies
It worked when they picked up Juan Uribe and made him somehow good again, so it's not unprecedented
Commented on Down on the farm: Inside the River Cats on Jul 21 2014, 3:40p - 1 reply
Sadly Sogard is still quite worse
Commented on Down on the farm: Inside the River Cats on Jul 21 2014, 3:38p
I just keep repeating to myself, World Series win, World Series win, World Series win until the pain goes away.
Commented on Down on the farm: Inside the River Cats on Jul 21 2014, 2:30p
I'm starting to really warm to the idea of Parrino
Commented on Down on the farm: Inside the River Cats on Jul 21 2014, 2:29p - 1 reply
Todd Helton did pretty well
Commented on All A's As Oakland Runs Roughshod Over Orioles, 10-2 on Jul 21 2014, 12:39a
Vogt just doing his thing, another 3 hit night
Commented on Game Thread #98: A's vs. Orioles (2) on Jul 20 2014, 7:45p - 1 reply
Regarding Punto
Commented on Game #97: Jason Hammel's early exit leads to A's 8-4 loss on Jul 20 2014, 3:03p
for No.
Voted on Jul 18 2014, 6:18p
for yes
Voted on Jul 18 2014, 12:18p
It was flat out embarrasing, and everyone took notice
Commented on Six A's make appearances in 5-3 American League ASG win on Jul 16 2014, 6:06p
Link time, fantastic article on Fangraphs about All-Star game pitch selection
Commented on Six A's make appearances in 5-3 American League ASG win on Jul 16 2014, 1:02p
I found Scherzer pitching to Norris weird
Commented on Six A's make appearances in 5-3 American League ASG win on Jul 16 2014, 12:59p - 1 reply
Right on
Commented on Six A's make appearances in 5-3 American League ASG win on Jul 16 2014, 12:57p
Sorry, don't have gifs
Commented on Six A's make appearances in 5-3 American League ASG win on Jul 16 2014, 12:57p
Or Dayman
Commented on Six A's make appearances in 5-3 American League ASG win on Jul 16 2014, 11:46a
So, gotta say, I really enjoyed John Farrell's interview
Commented on Six A's make appearances in 5-3 American League ASG win on Jul 16 2014, 11:44a - 1 reply
Intruigingly, it's Bay Area media's fault
Commented on Six A's make appearances in 5-3 American League ASG win on Jul 16 2014, 11:40a
The attendance boost is minimal
Commented on Six A's make appearances in 5-3 American League ASG win on Jul 16 2014, 11:02a - 1 reply
Zooks can finally help take us to the promised land
Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Open Thread (3) on Jul 15 2014, 11:32p
But the pitching collapse
Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Open Thread (3) on Jul 15 2014, 11:31p
Also, a count of ex-A's in the league in general. They're everywhere.
Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Open Thread (3) on Jul 15 2014, 11:31p
Why are our opponents so good suddenly?
Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Open Thread (3) on Jul 15 2014, 11:29p - 1 reply
Loving Farrell trying to get as many players in as possible
Commented on 2014 MLB All-Star Game Open Thread (3) on Jul 15 2014, 11:17p
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