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Mike Schmidt never walked less than 13% of the time in any full season until he was nearly 39.

I can't believe this is an actual discussion. This is what happens when Dempsey is allowed to talk for more than a few minutes a game.

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:rolleyes:

Fun as this is to watch, do I get to spike the football and do a funky end zone dance after his next 0-30 with 12 Ks?

No. Because he's a bird. And we never celebrate when our birds do poorly. :thumbsup1:

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No. Because he's a bird. And we never celebrate when our birds do poorly. :thumbsup1:

Absolutely true, and I would certainly love for him to make me look like an idiot. And a few pitchers along the way. :beerchug1:

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According to Elias, Davis is third player with 3-HR game and a win as pitcher in a season since 1900. The other two? Babe Ruth (1930) and Jim Tobin (1942).

The Tobin part was easy, the other fella - not so much.

I think Davis has a few good years ahead of him as he approaches peak production around age 28 or so. It would not be unexpected to see the Ks kick down a bit and the obp and power to kick up. I think he might be able to provide a couple years with ops over .775 - perhaps even a Luke Scott year in there. Davis needs to be a more solid contributor defensively to pick up 400 ABs between DH, 1B, 3B and LF.

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The Tobin part was easy, the other fella - not so much.

I think Davis has a few good years ahead of him as he approaches peak production around age 28 or so. It would not be unexpected to see the Ks kick down a bit and the obp and power to kick up. I think he might be able to provide a couple years with ops over .775 - perhaps even a Luke Scott year in there. Davis needs to be a more solid contributor defensively to pick up 400 ABs between DH, 1B, 3B and LF.

I don't think anyone was seriously putting him in that category, or even in the realm of possibility.

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Davis might overtake Jones and hit 30+ if he keeps this up. I wish he could learn to play 1B better. He was clearly missing too many pitches the last 3 months, hopefully he'll start making more contact.

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Davis is what he is. He is no Mike Schmidt, but neither is he a sub replacement level player. :rolleyestf:

I am just wondering....If Davis leads the team in HR's and RBI's at the end of the season, will people still be on here calling him sub replacement? Lol. This is a great place, sometimes I come here to talk Oriole baseball. Sometimes I come here just to laugh.

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I am just wondering....If Davis leads the team in HR's and RBI's at the end of the season, will people still be on here calling him sub replacement? Lol. This is a great place, sometimes I come here to talk Oriole baseball. Sometimes I come here just to laugh.

Walks are the new home run. In the world of sabre-metrics, Tony Phillips is the best player of all time:) All stats lie. I have read money ball and Bill James baseball encyclopedia and I understand a lot of the concepts. I also played the game and currently manage a competitive adult baseball franchise so I know the game a little bit as well. Personally, I think patience at the plate, the ability to hit a hitters pitch as opposed to a pitchers pitch is hugely important. Walks may be a sign of this, but they also might not be. In any event, all I said in this thread is that Davis is a keeper and I got two pages about how he is replacement level and Reynolds is better. I stand by my assessment:)

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