Posted 27 July 2005 - 02:59 PM
i guess that's what happens when you sign a 2-tool player to a contract worth over 20 million a season.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 12:16 AM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 09:11 AM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 10:59 AM
|QUOTE (mattcorpolongo @ July 29, 2005 - 10:11AM)|
| Maroth, Johnson, Rondell White, Nook Logan...for Manny Ramirez! |
The only way Manny could ever be of use to the Tigers is if he played DH and nothing else.
Could you imagine him trying to cover ground in Comerica's outfield??
The demon code prevents me from declining a rock-off challenge.
Posted 29 July 2005 - 02:48 PM
Posted 29 July 2005 - 06:12 PM
that being said, manny is definitely overpaid. he puts up numbers comparable to guys like a-rod, vlad, abreu, tejada, and others, yet for that kind of money, you need to have at least a little bit of fielding and maybe some speed.
and, the king of moneyball, mr. beane, wanted manny out of left and into the dh spot.
Posted 31 July 2005 - 12:04 PM
with manny staying in Boston probably...why would he DH?...Ortiz is the DH, they have Millar and Olerud to play 1st base, just curious to what would happen with Ortiz then?
Posted 31 July 2005 - 12:10 PM
|fielding's overrated. moneyball philosophy. you wind up paying too much for fielding when an exceptional fielder is only gonna save about 17 more runs a year than a crappy one, while an exceptional hitter is gonna score about 70 more than a crappy one.|
Quite the opposite is true.
When you have an excellent fielding team behind you that you can trust as a pitcher thats a big deal. So a great fielding team can be a catalyst for a pitcher. Plus they do save the obvious runs by making great plays. Then on top of the rest an error is the fastest way to turn momentum in a ball game.
Fielding, and throwing are the cheapest tools to buy, and with all of their effects how could they be overrated?
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