Jump to content
Gurgi

Monday in Cleveland

Recommended Posts

14 minutes ago, Jagwar said:

DJ Stewart reminds me of the quote I believe was aimed towards Luis Polonia...

"If you hit 100 flyballs to Luis Polonia you could write a book about it... called Catch 22"

I coached my son's 14-16 year-old travel baseball team when he was that age.  I got very adept with the fungo.  I could place a ball in that Bermuda triangle behind first base and watch the !b, 2B, and RF try and catch that ball.  I got to where I could put the ball pretty much where I wanted with that bat.  Now it just gathers dust in my garage.  

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Stewart is the guy that opposing teams try to hit to.  He's like that guy that shows up to the slow-pitch softball game wearing blue jeans.  Everyone tries to hit to that guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

In honor of DJ, here is a pretty good article on the worst fielders in MLB history.  

https://www.stadiumtalk.com/s/worst-mlb-defensive-players-ea1694ada4234c8f
 

Best quote:

“It's tough to separate Derek Jeter from his place as one of the worst defensive shortstops of all time — statistically — because he won five Gold Gloves and his hustle play in the 2001 ALCS against the A's is one of the greatest defensive plays of all time.”

But the numbers don't lie. Jeter has the worst Total Zone Runs allowed of any MLB player, ever, with a staggering -186 runs allowed.

 

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, spiritof66 said:

Remind me: Severino is on the the am because he .  .  .

He can't catch or throw or hit, so it can't be any of those.

I have been saying for months that he is garbage and should be cut(actually never said it so bluntly but am now).  He was smiling going into the dugout after hitting into that double play.  Why are they still marching him out there practically every game?  No one is going to trade for him, he is hurting the pitchers and the rest of the team with his D, I have come to the point that I cant even stand watching him and get very unhappy at seeing him or hearing his name.  It is unhealthy really.  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
20 minutes ago, Can_of_corn said:

I don't think they will.

Yeah, well, I for one will miss the added offense of Severino’s bat that totally masks his infrequent mistakes on defense. 

Said no one ever.

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, Yossarian said:

Stewart is the guy that opposing teams try to hit to.  He's like that guy that shows up to the slow-pitch softball game wearing blue jeans.  Everyone tries to hit to that guy.

1-There was rain and the turf is soft

2-Mancini should be traded so Mountcastle can be at 1B and Stewart at DH

3-Severino is the worst

  • Upvote 1
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.



Orioles Information


Orioles News and Information

Daily Organizational Boxscores
News

Tony's Takes

Orioles Roster Resource

Orioles Prospect Information

2021 Top 30 Prospects List

Prospect Scouting Reports

Statistics

2021 Orioles Stats

2021 Orioles Minor League Stats

Baseball Savant Stats






  • Posts

    • No offense but this is a really bad line of thinking and a poor way to build an offense. Luckily it seems like the Os understand this and are valuing OBP With the younger guys they are drafting and bringing into the organization.
    • Well, I’m sure Mancini is being tested regularly and is well aware of the risk of recurrence.    I’d say a recurrence this soon is not very likely, but of course I’m no doctor and don’t know any of the specifics about Mancini.   Praying for the best.   
    • Why is Maryland definitely a better job than any of these schools: Auburn (they are a top 5 team in terms of NBA talent right now), Florida, Syracuse, Texas, OSU, Oregon, Purdue, Wisconsin, Baylor, Tenn, Illinois, Iowa, Louisville, Fl St, USC and Texas A&M Thats to name a few.  You have some schools like Alabama that are getting better and better as well. The biggest MD has going for them bs some of those schools is that MD isn’t a football school.  No one cares about their football program. That can be a detriment in big football schools. But overall, I don’t see how MD is a better than any of those schools.  You can say it’s on par with a lot of them but not definitively better.
    • There are a lot of published analysts without a dog in the race that have said on the record that MD a top-15 or top-20 job.  I also think it unquestionably is.  I'd challenge you to find 25 HC jobs that are definitively better than Maryland.  Heres my list: Kansas Duke UNC Kentucky Virginia Gonzaga Michigan MSU Villanova UCLA Indiana Arizona I think after this you get into a nebulous blob of about 10-15 schools that Maryland is definitely a part of.  Aside from Maryland, schools like OSU and Texas would belong here. You could argue about whether it's worth to fire a top 35-to-40ish coach at a top 20 program, but here we are.
    • Fenter was a MiLB FA and was picked in the Rule 5 draft last season by the Cubs, but returned during the spring. This is a minor league deal but no mention of a Spring invite (possibly due to the current lockout.)
    • I don’t think he should get in, but he’s close. 
    • I’ll worry about wOBA then, which balances OBP vs. power more accurately than OPS does.   The market isn’t dumb. It knows the value of the different aspects of offense.  
  • Popular Contributors

×
×
  • Create New...