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  • joined Jul 26, 2009
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Comrade Lyle = Modern Day Baghdad Bob

Comrade Lyle just can't get enough today: Last word -- promise. Wouldn't it be hilarious if Jays shipped Mathis to Texas to back up best bud Nap?#angels #rangers ----- Don't worry kids, in the grand tradition of Baghdad Bob Comrade Lyle continues in his quest to defy all logic and defend Mathis. ----- @TonyCapitelli Not anti-stat at all. Just believe there's a lot more to the game than numbers based on about 4000 games covered. @TonyCapitelli How do WAR/RAR explain Mathis' .576 winning percentage vs. Replacements' .554? Basic math to me @AnthonySmith_Winning trumps stats every time. And Mathis won more frequently than any catcher Angels have had.

Keith Law Smacks Down Comrade Lyle

The glorious exchange for your entertainment: Law: Very, very slight preference for Mills, because we already know what Mathis is, but Mills still could improve enough to have value. Comrade Lyle: @keithlaw Mathis is respected and valued only by every pitcher with whom he has worked. No analytics for that. Law: And is terrible at everything that matters. RT @LyleMSpencer: Mathis is respected and valued only by every pitcher with whom he has worked. Comrade Lyle: @keithlaw Mathis is respected and valued only by every pitcher with whom he has worked. No analytics for that. Law: That's good, since Mathis doesn't help anyone win anything. RT @LyleMSpencer: @keithlaw Winning doesn't matter. Comrade Lyle: @keithlaw Winning doesn't matter. Won 12 more than Napoli in exact number starts for four years together. Nap caught Lacker, Weaver more Law: @LyleMSpencer CERA was demonstrated at least ten years ago to have no utility in evaluating catchers. None. Comrade Lyle: Catching same staff, Mathis had CERA .88 -- almost a full run -- better than Napoli for four years. Won 59% of games he started. Law: @LyleMSpencer Besides, you said there were "no analytics" for what Mathis gives, then you quote CERA. Which is it? Comrade Lyle: Numbers guys hate Jeff Mathis. Teammates love him. I think Mathis will settle for that tradeoff.#angels Comrade Lyle: CERA is of definite value when evaluating catchers handling the same pitchers over a number of years. I don't care what your crowd says. Comrade Lyle: @keithlaw Love analytics. Still have my Bill James Baseball Abstracts from '80s. Neyer, Dewan, James have Mathis 1-2-2 among def. Cs. ------- Law then ignores the ramblings of a blathering idiot trained in the propaganda tactics of the Soviet Union and tweets about food. Seriously though, this exchange summarizes how ridiculous Comrade Lyle Spencer is.

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Evaluating Relievers: Heath Bell

Many believe that the Angels need to sign a dominant closer to address the perceived need of a closer. Proponents site Walden leading the team in blown saves, his inexperience and past Angels...

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Another Stat Doubting a Vernon Rebound

Let's hope the Angels 2012 season does not depend on Vernon Wells performing up to the expectations of Scioscia and Reagins prior to THE trade -- the numbers aren't kind to a rebound performance. V...

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Angels GM Candidate: Dan Evans

A summary of the qualifications of Dan Evans to be the Angels General Manager.

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Lyle Spencer Doubles Down on Mathis (Updated 10/6)

Lyle Spencer's manlove for Jeff Mathis knows no limits. Check out his recent Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/#!/LyleMSpencer Highlights include: @truegrich @MikeDiGiovanna @TylerKepner All...

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Lyle Spencer Loves Michael Young

Rangers' Michael Young just drove in his 105th run of the season with just 11 homers. That's clutch hitting, any way you slice it.#Angels h...

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More Lyle Spencer Nonsense

Lyle Spencer tweet night of 9/9:Given significant ballpark differentials, Mark Trumbo's 26/80 not too bad compared to Teixeira's 36/102 at $22M less.#Angels While I don't disagree Trumbo is far...

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Vernon Wells and the Year 1886

Vernon Wells has managed to prove all those who doubted he couldn't produce a historic 2011 campaign wrong! Amongst all LF with more than 380 PAs in a single season Vernon Wells has given the...

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Our RF Problem

Despite Torii's solid day at the plate on Sunday the Angels need to seriously consider looking for a RF upgrade at the trade deadline. While many have sought to upgrade C, 3B and DH the Halos have...

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