We'll sometimes talk about how a rookie will get 56 plate appearances and hit .188 and that kind of dooms him, or at least forces him back to the minors for a long time. Even though it was mostly noise and bad luck.
I'm sure that happens on the back end of careers, too. Decision makers and the player himself can get confirmation bias that SSS slumps are reality.
I thought he hired Brocail pretty late in the offseason when no one else was available. I always got the impression Elias thought Brocail was the best he could do on short notice. I'm kind of surprised he lasted more than a year to begin with, but maybe someone Elias really wanted became available, or like was said earlier in the thread with minor league contraction there will be a ton of candidates
Fredi Gonzalez and Tim Cossins both served as bench coaches in 2020. Gonzalez besides being a former manager was Third Base Coach for the Marlins from 2016 through 2019. My guess is he takes over Flores join at 3rd base.
That would cut the number of coaches on Hyde's staff from 8 to 7.
Overall: .273/.312/.481, 12 HR and 35 RBI in 231 PA
Vs. O’s: .333/.356/.881, 7 HR and 18 RBI in 45 PA.
Vs. other teams: .259/.301/.385, 5 HR and 17 RBI in 186 PA.
Overall: .232/.280/.457, 31 HR, 80 RBI in 628 PA
Vs. O’s: .321/.368/.830, 7 HR, 15 RBI in 57 PA
Vs. Other teams: .223/.271/.420, 24 HR and 65 RBI in 571 PA.
This guy is a sub-.700 OPS hitter when he’s not playing us, and a 1.200+ OPS hitter when facing the O’s. That’s nuts!
Anyway, glad to see the Blue Jays quickly bounced from the playoffs.
On this day in 1970 the Baltimore Orioles finished the season with a walk-off 3-2 win over the Washington Senators.
The winning run was a result of Davey Johnson's RBI single that allowed Merv Rettenmund to score. Reliever Jim Hardin was the beneficiary of the winning run and recorded his 6th win of the season.
Jim Palmer started and allowed 2 runs on 9 hits with 3 walks and 6 strikeouts over 8.0 innings.
Frank Robinson hit his 25th homerun and went 1 for 3 with 1 run scored and 1 RBI. Chico Salmon went 2 for 2.
The Orioles finished the season on an 11 game winning streak and with an overall 108-54 record, 15.0 games ahead of the second place New York Yankees.