Poloplaya14

Poloplaya14

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The discrepancy here
Commented on Fun With Cubs Small Sample Sizes on Apr 16 2014, 11:06a - 2 replies
Alvarez's career whiff% is 31.3
Commented on Fun With Cubs Small Sample Sizes on Apr 16 2014, 1:44a
Also FWIW, Pedro Alvarez is doing A-OK with an identical whiff rate to Olt's
Commented on Fun With Cubs Small Sample Sizes on Apr 16 2014, 12:27a - 1 reply
I see
Commented on Fun With Cubs Small Sample Sizes on Apr 16 2014, 12:12a - 1 reply
In other words, if a team wins more games, it probably has more talent than if it were to win fewer games
Commented on Yankees, Cubs Postponed In New York on Apr 15 2014, 11:26p - 1 reply
Where are you getting minor league whiff rates from?
Commented on Fun With Cubs Small Sample Sizes on Apr 15 2014, 11:23p - 1 reply
Well if you want to look at it that way
Commented on Fun With Cubs Small Sample Sizes on Apr 15 2014, 9:01p
What are you talking about?
Commented on Fun With Cubs Small Sample Sizes on Apr 15 2014, 3:07p - 1 reply
I am excited
Commented on Cubs System Sonogram: Why Are The Kane County Cougars Better? on Apr 15 2014, 2:12p - 1 reply
If he pitches at a 4.12 ERA level from here on out, he'll have been worth his contract
Commented on Cardinals 6, Cubs 4: Edwin Jackson Makes Me Crazy on Apr 15 2014, 3:18a
There's evidence to suggest that Jackson might be a slightly worse pitcher than FIP/xFIP indicate
Commented on Cardinals 6, Cubs 4: Edwin Jackson Makes Me Crazy on Apr 14 2014, 5:25p - 1 reply
Sick of this argument
Commented on Cardinals 6, Cubs 4: Edwin Jackson Makes Me Crazy on Apr 14 2014, 10:52a - 1 reply
I'm gonna fight back against the knee-jerk reactions
Commented on Cardinals 6, Cubs 4: Edwin Jackson Makes Me Crazy on Apr 13 2014, 8:14p - 2 replies
True
Commented on Cubs Recall Chris Rusin; Brian Schlitter Sent Down on Apr 12 2014, 6:43p - 1 reply
And here's this
Commented on Cubs Recall Chris Rusin; Brian Schlitter Sent Down on Apr 12 2014, 6:41p
Not a correlation study, but an analytical exercise
Commented on Cubs Recall Chris Rusin; Brian Schlitter Sent Down on Apr 12 2014, 6:40p - 1 reply
Surprised Rusin got the call
Commented on Cubs Recall Chris Rusin; Brian Schlitter Sent Down on Apr 12 2014, 1:41p - 2 replies
He's been pretty bad
Commented on Cubs Recall Chris Rusin; Brian Schlitter Sent Down on Apr 12 2014, 1:37p
A strikeout results in a retired batter 100% of the time
Commented on Cubs Recall Chris Rusin; Brian Schlitter Sent Down on Apr 12 2014, 1:33p - 1 reply
There have been studies indicating a negative correlation between K/9 and pitch count/inning
Commented on Cubs Recall Chris Rusin; Brian Schlitter Sent Down on Apr 12 2014, 1:32p - 1 reply
Delgado's 24 and has already established himself as a BOR guy
Commented on Pirates 5, Cubs 4: A Tale Of 2 Games on Apr 11 2014, 2:06p - 1 reply
Al, I think your problem is that you're very binary in your view of players/prospects
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 9 on Apr 11 2014, 1:10p - 1 reply
And 3 less college seasons
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 9 on Apr 10 2014, 8:36p - 1 reply
There's a pretty big difference between 1.6 and 1 WAR/year
Commented on Cubs 7, Pirates 5: Another Little Bit Of History on Apr 10 2014, 5:45p
Also
Commented on Dils's corner for insane people: Rose has to come back on Apr 10 2014, 10:15a - 1 reply
A lot of that has to do with Deng being gone, doncha think?
Commented on Dils's corner for insane people: Rose has to come back on Apr 10 2014, 10:11a - 1 reply
I think Baez always had the higher ceiling as an up-the-middle player
Commented on Arismendy Alcantara: The Cubs' Future Redundancy on Apr 9 2014, 3:01p - 1 reply
Soriano was one of our three best OFs that year
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Role Playing on Apr 9 2014, 3:00p - 1 reply
Fangraphs has us projected to win 72 games the rest of the way
Commented on Pirates 7, Cubs 6: A Good Effort on Apr 9 2014, 1:28p - 2 replies
Baez unquestionably has the highest ceiling
Commented on Arismendy Alcantara: The Cubs' Future Redundancy on Apr 9 2014, 12:40p - 1 reply
And yet he was still better than Fukudome who also started
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Role Playing on Apr 9 2014, 12:37p - 2 replies
Actually guessed AGon for the trivia q
Commented on Pirates 7, Cubs 6: A Good Effort on Apr 9 2014, 12:12p
Jim Hendry is that you?
Commented on Arismendy Alcantara: The Cubs' Future Redundancy on Apr 9 2014, 1:14a
I'm not buying what you're selling
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Role Playing on Apr 8 2014, 5:48p - 2 replies
Soriano played because there were no better alternatives
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Role Playing on Apr 8 2014, 4:42p - 1 reply
"The problem is that if you sign those guys and they don’t work out, you have to play them — because of their contracts."
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Role Playing on Apr 8 2014, 2:33p - 2 replies
Either commenters on this blog, minorleagueball, or some other blog
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 6 on Apr 8 2014, 1:32p
I could easily see it falling to 85
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Role Playing on Apr 8 2014, 1:29p
Yeah gotta think up a new one I guess
Commented on Bulls sign Ronnie Brewer: How does it impact Tony Snell and Jimmy Butler, if at all? on Apr 8 2014, 1:15p
Melky on a 3/45 would be just prime
Commented on Cub Tracks Is Role Playing on Apr 8 2014, 1:03p
Remember how bad DJ's stats were when we signed him?
Commented on Bulls sign Ronnie Brewer: How does it impact Tony Snell and Jimmy Butler, if at all? on Apr 8 2014, 1:32a - 1 reply
Very possible
Commented on Cubs 8, Phillies 3: The Complaint Department Is Closed on Apr 7 2014, 5:19p - 1 reply
This team can already manufacture enough reasons to get fired up
Commented on Dils's corner for insane people: Rose has to come back on Apr 7 2014, 1:14p - 1 reply
Keeping an eye on Alcantara's ability to handle lefties
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 6 on Apr 7 2014, 10:29a - 2 replies
Defensive metrics would say that Barney is so superior defensively to those guys he makes up for the loss in offense
Commented on Cubs 8, Phillies 3: The Complaint Department Is Closed on Apr 7 2014, 10:19a - 1 reply
Yes
Commented on Cubs 8, Phillies 3: The Complaint Department Is Closed on Apr 7 2014, 10:16a - 1 reply
You know
Commented on Dils's corner for insane people: Rose has to come back on Apr 7 2014, 10:04a - 4 replies
You know, I could probably make a similar argument for why Sweeney is just as deserving of playing time as Olt
Commented on Cubs 8, Phillies 3: The Complaint Department Is Closed on Apr 7 2014, 9:56a - 1 reply
The Cubs are certainly loaded with fringe-average players
Commented on Cubs 8, Phillies 3: The Complaint Department Is Closed on Apr 7 2014, 12:52a - 1 reply
FWIW Valbuena actually has a reverse platoon split over his career
Commented on Cubs 8, Phillies 3: The Complaint Department Is Closed on Apr 7 2014, 12:49a
Hmmm
Commented on Cubs 8, Phillies 3: The Complaint Department Is Closed on Apr 7 2014, 12:45a - 2 replies
People keep saying things along the lines of "we know what Valbuena can do; he's just a utility player"
Commented on Cubs 8, Phillies 3: The Complaint Department Is Closed on Apr 7 2014, 12:39a - 1 reply
Olt's going to get plenty of opportunities to prove himself this year
Commented on Cubs 8, Phillies 3: The Complaint Department Is Closed on Apr 7 2014, 12:27a
I think he likely ends up as a 3+ WAR player that gets underrated because, well, defense gets underrated
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 5 on Apr 7 2014, 12:12a
Silver lining
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 5 on Apr 5 2014, 11:41p
Seems pretty harsh to cut him unilaterally after one game
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 3 on Apr 4 2014, 2:51p - 1 reply
If you're hosting everything on your own server, sure
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 3 on Apr 4 2014, 12:44p - 1 reply
His fate is very much tied to the success of Olt
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 3 on Apr 4 2014, 12:41p
I'm meh on Balaguert
Commented on Cubs Minor League Wrap: April 3 on Apr 4 2014, 1:57a
Saves and other dumb team-dependent stats factor into arbitration
Commented on Get To Know the 2014 Iowa Cubs on Apr 4 2014, 1:17a
Well presumably they also thought he made the team better
Commented on Get To Know the 2014 Iowa Cubs on Apr 4 2014, 1:16a - 1 reply
You could play Vitters at 1st
Commented on Get To Know the 2014 Iowa Cubs on Apr 3 2014, 11:01p - 1 reply
I've also seen the theory floated that they signed Veraa to keep Strop's salary down in arbitration
Commented on Get To Know the 2014 Iowa Cubs on Apr 3 2014, 10:54p - 2 replies
On making Strop closer
Commented on Pirates 4, Cubs 3: Same Story, Only Longer on Apr 3 2014, 3:47p
Correlation doesn't imply causation
Commented on Pirates 4, Cubs 3: Same Story, Only Longer on Apr 3 2014, 3:44p
Marmol was absolutely an elite reliever
Commented on Pirates 4, Cubs 3: Same Story, Only Longer on Apr 3 2014, 3:41p - 2 replies
You sound as if you're under the impression that Silva and Cutler are hot prospects and potential impact players
Commented on Get To Know The 2014 Tennessee Smokies on Apr 2 2014, 4:19p - 2 replies
You could say the same thing about Andreoli
Commented on Get To Know The 2014 Tennessee Smokies on Apr 2 2014, 3:47p - 2 replies
It'd be pretty absurd to jump Wells all the way to Iowa
Commented on Get To Know The 2014 Tennessee Smokies on Apr 2 2014, 3:46p - 1 reply
Okay I'll ask the question on everybody's mind
Commented on Get To Know The 2014 Tennessee Smokies on Apr 2 2014, 3:25p - 1 reply
Most of those are significant downgrades
Commented on Iowa Cubs opening day 25-man roster prediction on Apr 1 2014, 2:37p
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