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12 minutes ago, Luke-OH said:

Exactly my point, thanks for making it for me, he had an emotional attachment to those who helped him in the past regardless of their current ability to help the team.

Earl Weaver: “I gave Mike [Cuellar] more chances than I gave my first wife.”    

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19 minutes ago, Frobby said:

 

Earl Weaver: I gave Mike [Cuellar] more chances than I gave my first wife.    

 

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That was a hell of a cheap shot by Weaver in regard to Cuellar, who was one of his best and most reliable starting pitchers between 1969 and 1975.

Cuellar had one bad season with the Orioles in 1976, when he was 39 years-old.

 

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12 minutes ago, OFFNY said:

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That was a hell of a cheap shot by Weaver in regard to Cuellar, who was one of his best and most reliable starting pitchers between 1969 and 1975.

Cuellar had one bad season with the Orioles in 1976, when he was 39 years-old.

 

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I was too young to remember, but I know Cuellar's stats and that Earl quote has alway puzzled me. I could see saying that about Don Stanhouse. 

Of course Palmer has this to say about Earl: 

"The only thing Earl (Weaver) knows about big-league pitching is that he couldn't hit it."

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40 minutes ago, OFFNY said:

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That was a hell of a cheap shot by Weaver in regard to Cuellar, who was one of his best and most reliable starting pitchers between 1969 and 1975.

Cuellar had one bad season with the Orioles in 1976, when he was 39 years-old.

 

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It was a cheap shot on his first wife as well.

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13 minutes ago, atomic said:

It was a cheap shot on his first wife as well.

It was intended as a wisecrack.    The mores of 1976 weren’t the same as today.    Believe me, Weaver said a lot worse.    

As to Cuellar, I understand Weaver made the remark after Cuellar complained about not getting enough starts in 1976, a year in which he went 4-13 with a 4.96 ERA (66 ERA+).    To me it was just Weaver’s colorful way of saying that he felt he’d given Cuellar plenty of chances that year.    Not a comment on Cuellar’s overall performance during his career.    And my point in quoting Weaver was that Cuellar got a lot more chances that year than a pitcher without his track record would have gotten.     Even Earl Weaver believed that a guy who had earned it over a long period of time deserved some rope.   Buck was far from alone in that regard.   

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7 hours ago, Frobby said:

Earl Weaver: “I gave Mike [Cuellar] more chances than I gave my first wife.”    

Ex-wife jokes (and wife jokes) were popular back then. Earl said it to respond to Cuellar in a way that he knew would draw a laugh from the press and fans. It actually took the edge off the issue and nobody asked him for an explanation.

Ex-wife jokes stopped being popular when Woody Allen's first wife won a lawsuit against him for jokes he made about "my ex-wife" in his standup routine. 

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40 minutes ago, mdbdotcom said:

Ex-wife jokes (and wife jokes) were popular back then. Earl said it to respond to Cuellar in a way that he knew would draw a laugh from the press and fans. It actually took the edge off the issue and nobody asked him for an explanation.

Ex-wife jokes stopped being popular when Woody Allen's first wife won a lawsuit against him for jokes he made about "my ex-wife" in his standup routine. 

Interesting, I’d never heard about that lawsuit.    It looks like he settled it, rather than her actually winning it.    

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19 minutes ago, Frobby said:

Interesting, I’d never heard about that lawsuit.    It looks like he settled it, rather than her actually winning it.    

I may have misremembered it, but it cost him a tidy sum.

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10 hours ago, Frobby said:

Earl Weaver: “I gave Mike [Cuellar] more chances than I gave my first wife.”    

Davis went 0-4 lowering his season average to .170

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1 hour ago, weams said:

Davis went 0-4 lowering his seam average to .170,

Was last night his final starting appearance at OPACY?  Stay tuned.  😓

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1 hour ago, weams said:

Davis went 0-4 lowering his seam average to .170,

Matching last year's .168 is not out of the question.  But his OPS is 23 points higher last year and he won't get enough playing time to drop it that much.

So it looks like we can officially say the 2019 Davis is an improvement on the 2018 Davis. 

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6 minutes ago, bobmc said:

Was last night his final starting appearance at OPACY?  Stay tuned.  😓

I hope he is in the lineup Sunday.  The last home game.  Because that might be an indication they are letting the fans "say goodbye" to him, and give me a hope that maybe they intend to cut him loose sometime before February.

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9 minutes ago, SteveA said:

I hope he is in the lineup Sunday.  The last home game.  Because that might be an indication they are letting the fans "say goodbye" to him, and give me a hope that maybe they intend to cut him loose sometime before February.

If some pitches are grooved for him then we'll really know.

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Just now, SteveA said:

Matching last year's .168 is not out of the question.  But his OPS is 23 points higher last year and he won't get enough playing time to drop it that much.

So it looks like we can officially say the 2019 Davis is an improvement on the 2018 Davis. 

I’d say his OPS is a little higher because they sheltered him more.   For example, only 19% of his plate appearances have come vs. LHP, compared to 28% last year.    Saying that, his splits vs. RHP/LHP are way more extreme this year than last year.

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