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About ChosenOne21

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  1. Depending on how much of a "win-now" mentality I had, I'd probably want Britton most, followed by Givens then Brach. If I was dead set on winning now, I'd flip Brach and Givens.
  2. Miranda way outpitched his peripherals in Seattle and Miley underpitched his in Baltimore. When all is said and done I think we'll like this trade just fine.
  3. I see where he's coming from, but if statistics have shown "clutch" hitting to be random variation, is there any reason to think differences between men on/bases empty aren't just random variation?
  4. Why is Pedro Alvarez being penalized for hitting too many solo shots? He can't make people get on base in front of him.
  5. A big, phone-smashing, 'roid raging teddy bear
  6. IIRC, he didn't have trouble with lefties in Korea and I trust that over the small sample size of twenty-something MLB plate appearances
  7. Even if he did have the lefty warming, I trust Kim against lefties more than I trust Pearce against righties
  8. Kim needed to come in before Pearce struck out. I don't understand that decision
  9. There a reason Buck didn't pinch hit Kim for Pearce there instead of letting him face a righty with perhaps our best chance to score for the rest of the game on the line? It's not like we have a short bench.
  10. I interpreted Palmer's comment, "He needs to play the game the right way" as a more general criticism of Manny's habits. Whether I'm right or wrong about that, it's completely uncharitable to accuse me of clouding the issue. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
  11. I completely agree. Some plays should be run out and others shouldn't. My issue is with people who want to take a blanket approach. Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
  12. Some people act like running out every routine play has no cost and players are giving up value for no reason. This is not the case. Didn't Adam Jones, or someone, talk about how running out every play wears down your legs after a while? And for what? A 1% chance something goes horribly wrong on a routine play where the fielder has all the time in the world to make the play? I'd rather lose a couple of bases per season than have a team of players with worn out legs risking injury because "That's The Way The Game Is Supposed To Be Played." Sent from my SCH-I545 using Tapatalk
  13. Yeah, the reduced velocity is probably nothing. Have the commentators said anything about it?
  14. The results are great, but is anyone else concerned that Gausman is sitting in the low 90's with his fastball?
  15. Tillman, Gonzo and Hardy almost certainly won't be as bad. Kim is likely better than the travesties we ran out there. Gausman is likely to improve, Schoop has a good chance at taking another step forward. Trumbo at DH is also an improvement. We'll have a full season from Givens... Yes, some players will likely regress as well, but I think you'd have to blindfold yourself to see no improvement.